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Taking “Time In” – The Healing Process of Massage is Similar to Meditation

December 9, 2016
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By Zoe Arguello As we may already know that the burdens of life, the stresses of work and family, the emotional tension or aloneness that keep the body bound and its cells entrenched in feelings of entrapment, repressed emotions of what we think we must do and do for others, can cause our soul...

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Diane Bergeron,Michael Minogue and Mutual of America Honored at Nov 12 Gala

December 9, 2016
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The Visiting Nurse Association of Boston honored Heroes in Health Care during the nonprofit’s 11th annual Gala on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Mandarin Oriental, 776 Boylston St., Boston. The Gala was VNA of Boston’s signature fundraising event and has raised nearly $2.5 million in essential funding for VNA of Boston’s direct patient care...

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Police Briefs 12-06-2016

December 9, 2016
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Breaking and Entering – Commercial 11/25/16          12:45am – A Stuart Street restaurant and brewery reported the staff failed to lock the front door at closing at 12:45 a.m. on Nov. 23, and when they returned at 11 a.m. on Nov. 25, they learned unknown person(s) entered...

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Letter to the Editor

December 9, 2016
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Compassionate reader weighs in homelessness issue With this letter I wish to add to the Beacon Hill Times Nov.18 issue’s article about the “town hall” meeting on homelessness. I am including participants’ comments in order to reflect the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s subtitle: “Looking with Compassion for a Solution.” My intention is to relate...

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Making Gingerbread Houses

December 2, 2016
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Making Gingerbread Houses

Meghan Cleary and her son Gus, 3, worked to add decorations to their gingerbread house roof during the Hampshire House’s Gingerbread House Brunch on Sunday, Nov. 27. Gus carefully squeezed frosting on before adding marshmallows and gumdrops. The Hampshire House on Chestnut Street will hold Gingerbread House Brunches every Saturday and Sunday through Christmas.

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‘Decorating Days’ Return Dec 3 and 4

December 2, 2016
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By Dan Murphy As she has for the past 21 years, Ivy A. Turner will help lead this weekend’s volunteer effort to adorn 1,100 gas lamps throughout the neighborhood with garlands and bows. On Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at 9 a.m., Turner asks neighbors to join her at the Harrison Gray Otis House Museum...

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Winthrop Sq Project Meeting on December 5

December 2, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston Planning Development Agency (BPDA) will be holding a meeting regarding the controversial proposed building for 115 Winthrop Square in Downtown Boston  on Monday December 5, from 6:30  to 8:30 pm at the Suffolk Law School at 120 Tremont Street. The meeting will discuss the multi-use tower that might rise...

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Nichols House Museum to Celebrate 20th Holiday House Tour Dec 11

December 2, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser In 1995 three Beacon Hillers put their heads together to devise a creative fundraising scheme that would support the small house museum on Mt. Vernon Street that provides a unique glimpse into the neighborhood’s domestic life in the 19th and 20th centuries. What they came up with was so successful it’s...

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Downtown View:Good Reads

December 2, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Every year about this time I recommend a few books about Boston or by Boston authors that might make good holiday gifts for your friends or relatives. Here are three for you to consider. Winter Storms by Elin Hilderbrand This book is not literature. But it is also not junk,...

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BHCA Community Corner

December 2, 2016
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200 Holiday Decorators needed this weekend Come for as long or little as you can to help decorate 1100 gas lamps with garlands of green cedar and red bows. Holiday  Decorating Days on Saturday, December 3: 9 a.m.: Come to the Harrison Gray Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street. Those working outdoors will cut all...

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