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Charlie Baker Represents All of Us

July 28, 2018
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A recent news article in the Boston Globe quoted a number of reportedly-important RepubIican party members who asserted that they have been disappointed in the performance of Gov. Charlie Baker because he has been “too liberal.” They are upset with his support both for social causes they deem “liberal” and for his assent to...

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Garden Tour Profits Up, Garden Club Gives it Away to Local Organizations

July 21, 2018
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Garden Tour Profits Up, Garden Club Gives it Away to Local Organizations

Proceeds from the Tour of the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill enabled the Beacon Hill Garden Club to donate $111,500 to mostly local environmental and horticultural organizations in June. Revenues were up 23 percent and ticket sales rose more than 13 percent. The tour took place on May 17. “We were thrilled with the...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

July 21, 2018
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BHCA Membership Season is Here! It’s time for all BHCA members to renew The Beacon Hill Civic Association would like to remind you that membership season is here! Summer can be a busy time for many families living on the Hill, making it easy to forget that your membership has expired, but all membership...

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Spiro Steps Down as Chair of Board for Associates of Boston Library

July 21, 2018
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The Associates of the Boston Public Library announced that its Chairman of the Board, Vivian K. Spiro ,stepped down on June 30, after serving for 20 years as head of the organization. She will be succeeded by Associates Board member Peter R. Brown. During Spiro’s tenure as board chairman she has overseen the Associates of the Boston...

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Linda Champion Announces for Suffolk County DA

July 21, 2018
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Linda Champion has announced her intention to run for the position of Suffolk County District Attorney. The following is her statement: “We are prosecuting people but we are not prosecuting the conditions that exist in our society that cause a person to act out: poverty, substance abuse, trauma and ptsd. In order to prevent...

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Friends Introducing a Pilot Restroom Facility On Boston Common

July 21, 2018
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The Friends of the Public Garden is introducing a pilot program for a new addition of restroom facilities to Boston Common. The Friends wishes to thank the Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust for their very generous gift to fund this test program that would increase the availability of restrooms on the Common, given the...

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Ayanna Pressley for Congress Holds Endorsement Event with Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu

July 21, 2018
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Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu this week announced her endorsement of Ayanna Pressley’s campaign for Congress at an event at Vejigantes Restaurant in Boston’s South End. Councilor Wu is the first Asian-American woman to be elected to the Boston City Council, and became the first woman of color to serve as City Council president,...

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YMCA Promotes Safety Around Water with Free Programs for Children

July 21, 2018
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The YMCA is known nationwide for their swim classes, but this year Massachusetts YMCAs will offer a Safety Around Water program free of charge to members of the community. According to a press release, Massachusetts YMCAs will use $400,000 of their Fiscal Year 2018 Youth-at-Risk allocation to provide swim instruction, education, employment, and training...

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Mapparium, Mother Church are Hidden Gems in the Back Bay

July 21, 2018
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Inside the Mary Baker Eddy Library on Massachusetts Avenue sits a vivid, 608-panel glass globe. Called the Mapparium, the 83-year-old globe is 30 feet in diameter and three stories high, according to tour guide Bert Hogan. The Mapparium opened in 1935, with the expectation that the panels would be updated to keep up with...

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Police Briefs 07-17-2018

July 21, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny 07/02/18 – A victim reported her purse, containing bank/ credit cards, a university ID, an insurance card, keys and seven British pounds, was stolen from an office at Ashburton Place at around 7 p.m.   Larceny 07/03/18 – A victim reported she left two boxes of shoes...

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