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Downtown View:My People

December 23, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Karen is taking a break so she can manage the busy holiday season. Here is a column that attracted many comments. It is from 2016. It’s when I ride the crowded subway that I feel most Bostonian. “These are my people,” I think. Not that they are much like me....

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BHCA Community Corner

December 23, 2016
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Annual Appeal Please consider the Beacon Hill Civic Association when you plan your end-of-the-year giving. Your support of the Annual Appeal provides vital funding for our ongoing operations, sustaining our office staff and facilities, allowing our continued sponsorship of community events, and enabling our advocacy work on behalf of the community. Contributors who give...

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Spruce Street Nursery School Celebrates 20 Years

December 23, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Outside carts that usually transport excited toddlers to the nearby Boston Common laid barren as the calm atmosphere overtook the inside of Spruce Street Nursery School in downtown Boston. In a darkened room that is normally filled with vibrant students, kids were quite as a mouse as they took a break...

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City Issues the Do’s and Don’ts of New Marijuana Laws Now in Effect

December 23, 2016
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With new marijuana legalization laws now in effect today in Massachusetts, Mayor Martin Walsh issued a primer for what is legal and what still is illegal in regards to marijuana in Boston. The state will recognize marijuana as a legal substance for adults 21 and over, and the City of Boston reminds residents of...

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New Kenmore Square Sign Marks the Start to the Longest Continuous Road in the Country

December 23, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Bridging together two coastal communities, Boston, Massachusetts and Newport, Oregon, are two mileage signs that mark each end of Route 20, the longest continuous road in the country. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) sign will mark the eastern end of the historic Route 20 in Kenmore Square. Meanwhile, the City...

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Suffolk University Building Upgrades Are Put on Hold

December 23, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission (BHAC) decided to continue the application for 45 Temple Street, that will transform the former institutional buildings into residential units, at the hearing on Thursday, December 15, due to too many outstanding issues. The applicant, JDMD Owner, LLC, a real estate company based in Dedham, Massachusetts,...

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Police Briefs 12-20-2016

December 23, 2016
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny – Purse 12/10/16 – A victim reported her purse was stolen from the back of a chair at a Beacon Street establishment at around midnight. The purse contained a wallet, bank and credit cards, and personal papers.

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Letter to the Editor

December 23, 2016
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Reader seeks to raise awareness of MS My name is Alex Saunders, and I’m a Beacon Hill resident. This April, I’m going to be running the London Marathon with the MS-UK charity team. I wanted to use this opportunity to tell you a bit about multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a degenerative disease that...

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Why I Voted “No” on the 2% Tax on the Sale of Alcohol in Boston

December 23, 2016
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By Annissa Essaibi-George I want to start by thanking the Makers of this Order. Councilors Bill Linehan and Frank Baker have been passionate forces of advocacy and support for families that are struggling to connect their loved ones to treatment. I’m proud to be their colleague and I’m grateful for their work. Substance use...

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Remember Those in Need

December 23, 2016
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Although the holiday season for most of us will be filled with fun and joy, it is incumbent upon all of us who are fortunate to be doing well in our lives to remember that there are many among us, our neighbors and fellow citizens, for whom this holiday season is neither joyous nor...

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