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Downtown View: A handsome Building

March 10, 2015
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All the news about Boston’s central business district has been about the Millennium Tower and the remake of Filene’s. Sitting around the tower, however, is a lot of old Boston, much of it built after the devastating 1872 fire. It isn’t yet known if the tower will prove to be as handsome as some...

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Hidden Gems of Beacon Hill at BHWF

March 10, 2015
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association, Beacon Hill Seminars, Congregational Library and Archives, Friends of the Public Garden and Historic New England – five hidden gems of Beacon Hill that inspire our sense of history and curiosity in learning – will take the stage at tonight’s meeting of the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum. Lynn Dunphy,...

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Bill Brett’s New Book

March 4, 2015
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Bill Brett’s New Book

Suffolk University hosted a private cocktail reception and photography exhibit at its Suffolk Store on Thursday to celebrate the publication of “Boston Irish” – a 308-page hardcover volume of 275 black-and-white images captured by renowned Boston photographer Bill Brett.

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Mass. Historical Society Celebrates Landscape Architect Arthur Shurcliff

March 4, 2015
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Mass. Historical Society Celebrates Landscape Architect Arthur Shurcliff

The Massachusetts Historical Society will celebrate the legacy of one-time Beacon Hill resident Arthur Shurcliff on March 18 as the final installment of its series honoring prominent landscape architects. At that time, Elizabeth Hope Cushing, Ph.D., author of a newly published book about Shurcliff based on her doctoral dissertation for the American and New...

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March Street Sweeping Put on Hold Until Snow Is Cleared

March 4, 2015
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The Boston Public Works Department has announced that residential street sweeping, originally scheduled to start March 1st, will be postponed until streets are cleared to the curb and gutters are free of ice and snow.  In order for streets to be properly swept, a thaw and large scale melting must occur. Ticketing and towing of  vehicles parked during scheduled street sweeping...

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Court Tennis Was in Session at TRC

March 4, 2015
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There were no signs of Federer or Djokovic but the best tennis players in the world gathered for the U.S. Open in Boston last week. Actually it was the United States Court Tennis Open Championships that was contested at the venerable Tennis and Racquet Club (TRC) on Boylston Street. In a well-played championship singles...

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Esplanade Association Paves the Way for Spring

February 25, 2015
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Esplanade Association Paves the Way for Spring

It’s no secret that Boston is a city that loves to run. Even now, in the dead of winter, many runners are heading outside and braving the elements, whether it be to train for the iconic Boston Marathon or simply get out and stretch their legs. This winter in particular with its historic snowfall...

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Officials Move to Makeup Snow Days

February 25, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh and  Superintendent McDonough announced that Boston Public Schools will hold school on Evacuation Day, March 17, making the last day of school Tuesday, June 30. Should additional snow days be required, Mayor Walsh and Superintendent John McDonough have stated that Bunker Hill Day, June 17 would be added to the school...

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Electricity Rates Just Keep Going up for Boston Users

February 25, 2015
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Boston faces some of the highest electricity prices in the nation, and in January, rates increased by 29 percent. This puts many Boston residents in a very tough spot, in particular, those residents who heat with electricity. While the City does not have control over these prices, we are using every lever we can...

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Committee Split on Proposed Restoration

February 18, 2015
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Committee Split on Proposed Restoration

While neighbors spoke highly of the historical renovation proposed for the 1830’s six-story brick townhouse at 63 Mt. Vernon Street, much of the discussion at Wednesday’s BHCA zoning and licensing committee focused on a 300-square-foot small building located at the rear of the property which extends from Mt. Vernon to Pinckney Street. The small...

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