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Diner En Blanc

August 19, 2016
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Diner En Blanc

Thousands, donned head-to-toe in white, gathered for the Diner en Blanc event, the worldwide epicurean phenomenon.

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A Beacon of Diplomacy:Kitchens Concludes Distinguished Tenure as Consul General

August 19, 2016
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A Beacon of Diplomacy:Kitchens Concludes Distinguished Tenure as Consul General

By Cary Shuman Susie Kitchens is concluding her term this month as the British Consul General to Boston, bidding farewell to the city and the countless people whom she helped during her reign in the prestigious diplomatic post. Kitchens has served in the position for four years, which is the standard term for those...

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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Opposes Byron Street Variance

August 19, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee voted on Wednesday to oppose granting the variances that would allow the homeowners of 12 Byron St. to build a third-floor addition and roof deck. The applicants intend to make substantial renovations to the two-story carriage house presently used as a single-family...

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BTD Launches Pilot-Program for Commercial Parking on Cambridge St

August 19, 2016
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By Dan Murphy In an effort to curb frequent problems with commercial vehicles double-parking and blocking vehicle and bicycle traffic, the Boston Transportation Department is s engaging in a two-week pilot for commercial parking on Cambridge Street between Charles Circle and Sudbury Street. The program, which runs from Aug. 1 to 14, standardizes the...

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Downtown View:When Should A Building Be Landmarked?

August 19, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Karen is on a break. This subject continues to be important. Recently the Boston Landmarks Commission voted to study whether this commercial artifact should be given landmark status. For some people, it’s only a sign. Others believe it gives Boston a sense of place. In any case, the results of...

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Neighborhood Night Out At the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

August 19, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen On a warm summer night on July 28, people from around the city gathered for the second edition of the free neighborhood nights at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. “It’s a way to get people from the neighboring communities here,” said Sarah Whitling the marketing assistant at the museum. “It certainly...

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Environmental Groups Call for Leadership and Water Conservation as Drought Worsens

August 19, 2016
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As northeast and central Massachusetts continue to suffer from severe drought, environmental groups call on the Commonwealth and residents throughout Massachusetts to take steps now to conserve water and to manage our freshwater resources better. In a letter to Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton, a coalition of 45 environmental organizations...

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Meetings Scheduled On Longfellow Bridge Rehab Project Update

August 19, 2016
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has scheduled two Public Information Meetings for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Shriners Hospitals for Children – Auditorium 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA and Thursday, August 18, 2016 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Multicultural Arts Center 41 Second Street, Cambridge,...

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Police Briefs 08-09-2016

August 19, 2016
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Breaking and Entering – Residence 07/31/16 – A female victim reported while she was out from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., unknown person(s) broke into her Hancock Street apartment. The suspect(s) apparently climbed the fire escape, removed the screen to the open window and climbed into...

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The Olympic Spirit Still Exists

August 19, 2016
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For almost all of us, the Olympics have provided memories that have lasted a lifetime. We can all measure how old we were, or where we were, when we recall Olympic moments both from our youth and through adulthood. For example, who among us (of a certain age) does not remember, as if it...

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