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The State of Our City

February 3, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh On January 17th, I had the honor of standing in front of the city I love and explaining all that we’ve accomplished together, and what we have to look forward to in the upcoming year. As I looked out into the audience at Symphony Hall, I was overwhelmed with...

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Jeffries House Expansion is An Opportunity

February 3, 2017
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By Mark Kiefer The proposed expansion of the John Jeffries House hotel represents an important and rare opportunity to contribute to the vibrancy of Beacon Hill’s “Main Street” while also furthering our neighborhood’s legacy of nationally-recognized architectural distinction.  New owner Related Beal, who purchased the property in the summer, has recently announced plans to...

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Charlie Baker: A Steady Hand At the Tiller of Our Ship of State

February 3, 2017
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As we were listening to Gov. Charlie Baker deliver the annual State of the Commonwealth address before a joint session of the legislature last week, it occurred to us how refreshing it was — and what a sense of relief we felt — to have as our governor an individual who does not engage...

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Residents Join in Boston Women’s March

January 29, 2017
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Residents Join in Boston Women’s March

By Beth Treffeisen Marchers bearing pink hats, colorful signs, and t-shirts stating ‘Nasty Women’ packed the Boston Common this past Saturday in a peaceful protest against the recent election of President Donals J. Trump. Tens of thousands of protesters marched in solidarity to fight for values of human dignity, equal rights and freedom from...

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Court Rules Against Outdoor Signage at Red Hat Bldg

January 29, 2017
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Court Rules Against Outdoor Signage at Red Hat Bldg

By Dan Murphy The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Appeals Court has issued a summary decision that further permanently prohibits outdoor signage on the Red Hat building at 9 Bowdoin St. The defendants, Hat 9 Bowdoin Realty, LLC (Hat 9) and Framingham-based Sponsor Co., LLC, had appealed a 2015 ruling by Suffolk Superior Court allowing a...

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Downtown View DC: The Bad and The Good

January 29, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Susan and I took the train to DC last Friday with lots of people and returned on Sunday. We stayed at Lois’s house. On Saturday we three went to the Women’s March on Washington. We wore our bubble-gum pink “Nasty (old) Woman” hoodies. (One of us is 83—probably one of...

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Hanley and McGuire to be Honored at BHCA Gala

January 29, 2017
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By Suzanne Besser Deb Hanley and Frank McGuire, whose years of volunteerism on behalf of this community have made it a better place for all, will be honored by more than 200 of their neighbors at the 45th Beacon Hill Gala, sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association on February 4th at the Four...

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Torit Montessori School Opens Elementary Campus

January 29, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Torit Montessori School opened its elementary campus at the former site of Grampy’s gas station on Cambridge Street last month. The campus, which currently accommodates around 40 elementary, kindergarten and pre- kindergarten students, occupies a total of 15,000 square feet on the second through fourth floors of the five-story building at...

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Blackstone’s Celebrates 35th Anniversary with Launch of ‘Meet the Maker’ Series

January 29, 2017
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Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill, located at 46 Charles St., will kick off its 35th anniversary with the launch of the “Meet the Maker” event series on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. “Jessica Gusar of ‘Live In Mosaics’ will be our first featured local artist showcasing her mosaic collection that includes both...

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Cheek Donates WWII Visual Materials to Athenaeum

January 29, 2017
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Elizabeth E. Barker, Ph.D., Stanford Calderwood Director of the Boston Athenæum, announced the donation to the Athenæum of the collection of WWII visual materials of architectural photographer, author, and Athenæum Proprietor Richard W. Cheek. The Richard W. Cheek World War II Graphic Arts Collection contains over 2,000 posters and war maps, 189 linear feet...

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