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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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Police Briefs 01-25-2012

January 24, 2012
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From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny/Shoplifting 01/10/12 – A Charles Street design store reported unknown person(s) stole a velvet-and-fur hat from the store at around 5 p.m. Larceny – Over $200 01/11/12 – A victim reported while he was moving a new refrigerator into a Temple Street building, unknown person(s) stole the old refrigerator...

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MGH Warren Triennial Prize Dinner at Libert

January 17, 2012
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MGH Warren Triennial Prize Dinner at Libert

Richard Masland, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Patricia Donahoe, MD, Chief of Pediatric Surgical Services, Emeritus attended the Massachusetts General Hospital’ Warren Triennial Prize Dinner that was held at the Liberty Hotel.

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Vision for a Better Esplanade to Be Unveiled

January 17, 2012
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The Esplanade Association (TEA) will hold a public meeting, “Esplanade 2020 Unveiled,” in the Rabb Auditorium of the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. to present a community vision for the Charles River Esplanade. An initiative of TEA, Esplanade 2020 has brought together community members, public officials,...

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BHCA Votes for Restrictions on Retail Spaces

January 17, 2012
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The Beacon Hill Civic Associ. (BHCA) board of directors voted unanimously last week to draft a letter to the city requesting tighter restrictions on “as of right” office uses on Cambridge Street and the south side of Charles Street. BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee co-chair Tom Clemens said the letter to the Boston Redevelopment...

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GOP Committee to Host Forum

January 17, 2012
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The Boston Republican City Committee will host candidates for the Republican State Committee whose districts are either wholly or partially in Boston at the Park Street School, located at 67 Brimmer St. in Beacon Hill, on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. Each candidate for State Committee will have several minutes to introduce his...

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Martin Luther King’s Birthday

January 17, 2012
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Had he not been cut down by an assassin’s bullet in 1968, Martin Luther King would have been 83 this week. For those of us old enough to remember, MLK was in his prime when this nation was racially divided, blacks against whites, gender divided, men against women, age divided, old against young, divided...

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