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Remembering Williams

August 25, 2014
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Remembering Williams

Fans erected a makeshift tribute to Robin Williams on a bench in the Public Garden last week, following his tragic death on Monday, Aug. 11. Williams acted in a scene opposite Matt Damon at the location during his Oscar-winning performance in the 1997 film “Good Will Hunting.” Meanwhile, a petition has been launched to...

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Letter to the Editor

August 25, 2014
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‘Let’s keep our eyes on the prize’ Dear Editor: As a 40-plus-year resident, I’ve found most folks walking the Hill aren’t looking intently down. Their eyes are on the interesting architecture, beautiful trees, doorways and plantings. Unfortunately, they are also looking increasingly at historic facades defaced by ugly fire alarm beacons and rooflines sprouting...

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A Memory for Life

August 13, 2014
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A Memory for Life

Life-long friends Katie Hayward and Alex Fissler have returned from a thrilling month in Tanzania, Africa where they climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro (where, as you can see, it is winter) and volunteered at a school in a Maasai village. They are now busy at their summer jobs, Katie as a counselor at Camp Harbor View...

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Dead Trees Slated to Be Removed

August 13, 2014
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On August 13 and 14, the Boston Parks Department will be removing a dozen dead trees from Beacon Hill, on Charles, Chestnut, Irving, Mt. Vernon, Myrtle, and West Cedar Streets. The removals automatically generate a planting request, and a new tree will planted at a future date if the location is not too close...

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Two Residents Graduate From MGH Institute

August 13, 2014
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Two Beacon Hill residents were among the 535 students who graduated from MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston’s health sciences graduate school. The Class of 2014, with students from 28 states and five countries, was the largest class in the school’s history. The Beacon Hill residents who graduated from the MGH Institute are: Doctor...

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Letter to the Editor

August 13, 2014
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For Mayor Walsh and Planning and Public Works colleagues; Dear Editor: This note enlarges on a letter I sent to the Mayor several months ago. I am a neighbor and a Beacon Hill resident, who was elected 50 years ago to represent this district; by which I mean, both sides of our meeting place,...

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Hill Doctor Awarded Research Sabbatical Award from Research to Prevent Blindness

August 8, 2014
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Hill Doctor Awarded Research Sabbatical Award from Research to Prevent Blindness

Michael Gilmore, Ph.D., a resident of Beacon Hill, was recently awarded a $50,000 Research Sabbatical Award from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB). This award will enable Dr. Gilmore to spend time in world-leading basic research laboratories to acquire new skills and insights into structural biology and biofilm engineering in order to inform the design...

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Eliot Memorial Re-opening

August 8, 2014
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Eliot Memorial Re-opening

Gov. Deval Patrick, flanked by other state officials and Esplanade Association representatives, cuts the ribbon on the newly renovated Charles Eliot Memorial on the Charles River Esplanade.

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BHCA Zoning & Licensing Comm.: Meeting Cancelled for August

August 8, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning & Licensing Committee will not be meeting during the month of August. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

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Shame on You Frank Manning

August 8, 2014
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Dear Editor: I was outraged, appalled, and saddened, after reading your 19 July Letter to the Editor about accessibility ramps that will be installed on Beacon Hill sidewalks. Outraged by your sense of self absorption and entitlement. That you would write: “whatever advantage there is to the handicapped is completely outweighed by the disadvantage...

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