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Downtown View:Finally the T Did Something Right. Almost.

April 22, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor The new Government Center T station opened with cheers all around. It finished ahead of schedule despite complicated underground construction, trains that had to keep running while work went on and a setback with glass design. Everyone heaved a sigh of relief that finally the MBTA did something right. Inside,...

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Brownies and Refugees: A Partnership Begins to take Root

April 22, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser Although some have not yet reached the age of nine, seventeen compassionate Brownies have taken a step far beyond most adults by reaching out to the more than 450 refugees who annually arrive in Boston seeking a better life. Second and third graders, the girls are members of Girl Scout Brownie...

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William James College to Host a Public Forum to Address National Opioid Crisis

April 22, 2016
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William James College, a leader in educating mental health professionals and the largest graduate psychology program in New England, hosted “Opioid Crisis: Thinking Outside the Box” on Tuesday, April 5, at the Back Bay Events Center. The event was part of the William James College Forum series, which convened thought leaders to address societal...

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MFA,Boston Celebrates 40th Annual ‘Art In Bloom’

April 22, 2016
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The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), welcomes back one of Boston’s most celebrated signs of spring, the annual “Art in Bloom” festival of flowers. Now in its 40th year, the festival blossoms with art-inspired floral arrangements handcrafted by New England garden clubs and acclaimed professional designers from Saturday, April 30, through Monday, May...

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Correction

April 22, 2016
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The story on the handicapped ramps that ran in last week’s Beacon Hill Times contained incorrect information. The City of Boston has submitted their Environmental Notification Act to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office but has not received approval from this agency.  The 16 locations as reported are slated to receive the handicapped...

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Letter to the Editor

April 22, 2016
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Getting the facts straight  about urban renewal In last week’s article “Community Leaders Express Outrage at BRA’s 6-year Extension of Powers,” the Beacon Hill Times showed an incredible lack of sound judgment in its reporting of the Boston City Council’s reauthorization of the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s urban renewal powers. Having facilitated a robust, year-and-a-half-long...

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A New Street Cleaning Program

April 22, 2016
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 For the last 18 months, the city has run a pilot program on parking regulations regarding street cleaning in Charlestown.  The new regulations for street cleaning replace the current fine of $40, plus having your car towed, with only a $90 ticket if a driver fails to remove their car prior to the designated...

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Advent School Benefit

April 14, 2016
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Advent School Benefit

Serafin Sanchez, Danielle Bing, Roburt Lightbody. are shown at the Advent School Spring Gala.

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Dust Off the Tux and Dancing Shoes:Green and White Ball Set for April 29

April 14, 2016
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The Friends of the Public Garden and Taj Boston will host the annual Green and White Ball on Friday, April 29, in the Taj Boston ballroom. This black tie and fabulously fashionable event will feature a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, a jazz trio and dancing with DJ Kupah James. This year’s co-chairs –...

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City Files ENF for 36 Sidewalk Ramps

April 14, 2016
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By Stephen Quigley The long legal battle between the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) and the City of Boston over handicapped sidewalk ramps on Beacon Hill as proposed by Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) took a new twist when the City filed with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) office on March 15 to...

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