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TripAdvisor Ranks Fenway Park as One of the Best Landmarks in the U.S.

By Beth Treffeisen TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site announced last week the winners of its Traveler’s Choice awards for Landmarks, with Fenway Park  pegged at 13 out of 25 sites in the country. The Golden Gate Bridge came in first, followed by the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. and then Alcatraz Island...

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Bougiouris Brings Maritime to Life

By Sue Ellen Woodcock When you are born and raised on the sea it stays with you. Kyriacos Bougiouris has fond memories of his life on Syros Island, in the Greek islands, much of them revolve around the sea and especially ships. It’s no surprise he joined the Greek Merchant Marines. He traveled the...

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Police Briefs 06-06-2017

Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Robbery 05/26/17 – A victim reported she was standing at the intersection of South Charles and Stuart streets waiting to cross the street at around 12:26 p.m. At this time, an unknown male suspect riding a bicycle grabbed her wallet out her handbag, which was slung over her shoulder,...

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Letter to the Editor

WONDERFUL MEMORIES Dear Editor, I read the ‘Spring Cooking’ column, and I had to tell you what wonderful memories were evoked reading it. Especially about tongue. My maternal grandmother from Ukraine—Odessa to be exact—was to me an angel in disguise. Growing up in Brooklyn, NY, during the 30’s-50’s I was fortunate to have tasted...

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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...

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Dogs Rule

Dogs Rule

Kate Wann, with Queenie, experienced tongue-wagging excitement last Saturday, May 20, during the City’s 3rd Annual Barks & Bagels event at the Boston Common Frog Pond. The event drew hundreds of dogs and their humans to socialize and enjoy doggie treats.

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Court Okays City’s ADA Ramps:Citizen Lawsuit Plantiffs Mull Options; Seek to Work with Officials on Sidewalks

By Dan Murphy Suffolk Superior Court has ruled on a summary judgment in the city’s favor, allowing it to resume installing the remaining 215 ADA-compliant ramps on Beacon Hill. According to a May 15 docket entry, the Hon. Rosemary Connolly ruled against the opposition filed by the Beacon Hill Civic Association and 10 neighborhood...

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Latest Plans for Jeffries House Project Unveiled

By Dan Murphy The development team behind the proposed expansion of the John Jeffries House unveiled its latest plans Thursday at a public meeting of the Beacon Hill Civic Association Traffic and Parking Committee. Boston development firm Related Beal intends to build an approximately 12,000 square-foot extension to the existing Jeffries House on the...

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Downtown View:Summer Reading

By Karen Cord Taylor Have you kept up with contemporary authors? They get praise from reviewers, but some are challenging. Their books are admired for convoluted structure and no plot line. You search for the good writing the reviewers say they demonstrate, but you find it hard to determine what certain sentences mean. The...

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BHCA Community Corner

Neighbors reached out to firemen Recently members of the BHCA Cambridge Street Quality of Life Committee dropped by the Boston Fire Department (District 3 Ladder 24 Engine 4) on Cambridge Street to give the fireman a big round of applause for all they do for the neighborhood. Several residents nearby joined them as they...

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