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Beacon Hill Civic Association Celebrates 40th Winter Dance and Its 90th Year

February 7, 2012
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association’s 40th Annual Winter Dance was a great success. This year’s theme, “All That Glitters,” was appropriately played out at the Four Seasons Hotel, where guests enjoyed an evening among neighbors and friends with dinner, dessert, with many toasts shared and dancing. The Winter Dance’s 40 years is exceeded by...

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The Hingham Savings Bank

February 7, 2012
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The Hingham Savings Bank Beacon Hill banking branch office at 80 Beacon Street has announced the opening of more than 250 accounts since opening on October 18. As of the second week of January Beacon Hill branch deposits totaled more than $30 million, according to officials of the bank. News of the bank’s great...

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Police Briefs 02-07-2012

February 7, 2012
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 01/27/12 – An Anderson Place resident reported an unknown male suspect entered his bedroom at around 7:55 a.m. before fleeing the building with the victim’s laptop. The victim believes the front door of the apartment might have been unlocked. Incidents  Jan. 24 1 Cambridge St.  – Motor Vehicle Accident...

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Athenaeum Receives $2m Grant for Curatorship of Rare Books

January 31, 2012
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Athenaeum Receives $2m Grant for Curatorship of Rare Books

Anne C. and David J. Bromer have made an important gift of $2 million to endow the Anne C. and David J. Bromer Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Boston Athenaeum, the Athenæum announced. The Bromers are the proprietors of Bromer Booksellers, specializing in aesthetically significant rare books, located in Copley Square...

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In Memoriam

January 31, 2012
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Mayor Kevin White’s death is a moment for all of us to remember him and the days when he managed this city with an iron fist. He was above all, a real Bostonian with his early roots in West Roxbury and his adult life spent on Beacon Hill. He loved Boston. He loved downtown...

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Police Briefs 01-31-2012

January 31, 2012
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Larceny/Shoplifting 01/17/12 – A Charles Street liquor-store manager reported observing a known male suspect placing a bottle of vodka down his pants before leaving the store at around 9:30 p.m. Detectives were scheduled to review surveillance-camera footage. Breaking and Entering – Residence 01/20/12 – A Myrtle Street resident reported that the front door of...

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New Book Shows Nichols’ Family Ahead of its Time

January 24, 2012
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New Book Shows Nichols’ Family Ahead of its Time

June Hutchinson’s “At Home on Beacon Hill:  Rose Standish Nichols and Her Family” tells the story of a typical upper class family living on Beacon Hill during the Gilded Age, but the family is anything but ordinary. “What is so fascinating is how forward-leaning the Nichols parents were,” Hutchinson said. “They gave their daughters...

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Downtown View: If I were Mayor

January 24, 2012
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Several months ago this column featured some readers’ descriptions of what they would do if they were mayor of Boston. As you might imagine, I too have a few ideas about managing the city. Here are some things I’d do if I were mayor: • I’d plant Boston ivy to grow over selected sections...

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New Digs

January 24, 2012
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FOPG new office to be at 69 Beacon St. Patti Quinn, vice president of The Friends of the Public Garden, the 41-year-old citizens organization that works to preserve and enhance the Boston Common, the Public Garden and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, recently announced its office will move from 87 Mount Vernon St., where it...

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Welcome James McCarthy and Lot’s of Luck

January 24, 2012
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James McCarthy has been named the ninth president of Suffolk University. He comes here from Baruch College in New York City, which is part of the New York State college system. He was the chief academic officer at Baruch, which has 18,000 students and 500 faculty. McCarthy has a distinguished curriculum vitae. He is...

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