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Obituaries 11-15-2016

November 18, 2016
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Lynne C. Miller, resident of Beacon Hill, founder of Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill Lynne (Miller) C. Buckley, age 72, and for many years a resident of Beacon Hill, passed away quietly after a long illness in Oahu, Hawaii, on Oct. 27. Lynne was the beloved daughter of Henry Ogden Clutsam II and Shirley Jean...

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Raise the Sails Gala

November 11, 2016
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Raise the Sails Gala

Raise the Sails Committee members Paris Geraniotis, Brittany Topper, and Jessica Beyer show off their masquerading style at the Community Boating Inc. Gala on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at The Liberty Hotel.

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Downtown View:A Modest Proposal

November 11, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor The noise is always a surprise. Your cab stops in the street to let you out. The driver can’t pull over because parked cars line both sides of the narrow street. A short time passes while you pay and get ready to climb out. Before you have time to count...

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DCR to Review Road Surface Improvements to Storrow Drive

November 11, 2016
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By Dan Murphy In the coming weeks, the Department of Conservation and Recreation will begin reviewing surface improvements to Storrow Drive and the Storrow Drive Tunnel, said DCR spokesman Troy Wall. The state agency will work with the Waltham engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Heger to improve bicycle and pedestrian access between the Charles...

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BHV Announces A Series on Living Well / Ending Well

November 11, 2016
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With the publication of Atul Gawande’s book Being Mortal in 2014, the difficult subject of death and dying was brilliantly reframed as living to the last with autonomy, dignity, and even joy. In it, Dr. Gawande, a renowned surgeon, writer and public health researcher at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, describes how...

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Designing A Dream:Sara Campbell at BHWF Tonight

November 11, 2016
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By Kathy Hull We often wonder whether or not women today can “have it all”:  can you happily have a big career and a family at the same time?  Can you have a successful business while also working for the common good?  Tonight, at Hampshire House, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) welcomes Sara...

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All Star Pizza Bar Closer to Opening Cambridge Street Location

November 11, 2016
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By Dan Murphy One of the owners of All Star Pizza Bar outlined his plans to open a second location on Cambridge Street during a meeting of the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee on Wednesday. Kosta Diamantopoulos, who opened the original location in Cambridge’s Inman Square with his brother Johnny in...

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Boston Public Library Offers Free Homework Help

November 11, 2016
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Boston Public Library’s free Homework Help program is underway and runs through May 25, 2017, offering free afterschool help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. The program, offered Monday through Thursday from 3:30 -5:30 p.m. is open to students in grades K-8; no registration required. Boston Teacher’s Union tutors are also available...

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A Day in the Life of Council President Michelle Wu

November 11, 2016
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By Joseph Prezioso In spending a day with Council President Michelle Wu, one quickly sees her talk is her walk. The sun hadn’t quite made it up Thursday morning when City Council President Michelle Wu began rushing around her Roslindale home to get out the door and get on the go. A lone jogger...

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City of Boston Permanently Implements Successful Pilot Commercial Loading Project

November 11, 2016
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The City of Boston recently completed a pilot program on Cambridge Street designed to afford better access to curbside commercial loading zones in an effort to reduce the incidence of double parking by commercial vehicles, improve safety for people riding bicycles and provide a smoother flow of traffic.  During the trial period, the hours...

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