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Shame on You Frank Manning

August 8, 2014
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Dear Editor: I was outraged, appalled, and saddened, after reading your 19 July Letter to the Editor about accessibility ramps that will be installed on Beacon Hill sidewalks. Outraged by your sense of self absorption and entitlement. That you would write: “whatever advantage there is to the handicapped is completely outweighed by the disadvantage...

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Elizabeth Barker Named New Stanford Calderwood Director of Boston Athenæum

August 5, 2014
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Elizabeth Barker Named New Stanford Calderwood Director of Boston Athenæum

On Thursday, the trustees of the Boston Athenæum announced the appointment, by unanimous vote, of Elizabeth E. Barker as Stanford Calderwood Director of the Boston Athenæum. Dr. Barker will assume her position on Oct. 1. She succeeds Paula D. Matthews, who retired as Stanford Calderwood director and librarian in July of 2013. Deborah Hill Bornheimer,...

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Beautify Beacon Hill This Summer

August 5, 2014
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Bright flowers, green trees, and brilliant sunlight have brought Beacon Hill alive this summer, and now you can too! “Beautify Beacon Hill” is your chance to recognize those who are allowing our neighborhood to flourish with window boxes, planters, and gardens throughout the Hill. The Beacon Hill Civic Association, the Beacon Hill Garden Club...

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BHCA Young Friends’ Group Looking for Board Candidates

August 5, 2014
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Do you know someone who’s interested in getting involved and keeping our neighborhood wonderful? The Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Young Friends are looking for candidates to join their Executive Committee for the 2015 season. The Young Friends strive to get our younger residents involved in the neighborhood, while giving them an outlet to meet new...

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August Scholars Starting Its Seventh Year

August 5, 2014
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August Scholars, a three-week summer academic program for children in the third to sixth grades, opened its doors this week at two sites—one at The Learning Project Elementary School in the Back Bay and one at Suffolk University on Beacon Hill. The program is serving 97 children who need an academic boost at the...

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Police Briefs 07-29-2014

August 5, 2014
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Motor Vehicle Accident 07/17/14 – At around 11:48 a.m. at Beacon and Walnut streets, a 1999 Freightliner coming out off Beacon Hill apparently lost its brakes on Walnut Street before striking a parked Hyundai. The vehicle then crossed Beacon Street before going down the steps into the Boston Common. No injuries were reported.

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Summer Dock Party

July 25, 2014
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Summer Dock Party

Enjoying the night on The Charles River at The Esplanade Association’s annual “Esplanade Summer Dock Party” on the Community Boating Docks on Thursday night were these residents.

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UMass to Open Beacon St. Annex

July 25, 2014
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The University of Massachusetts intends to open an academic center at 1 Beacon St., according to published reports released last week. School officials said Thursday academic programs at that location would begin in January of 2016, at which time UMass Club and other administrative offices would move to the building. “The UMass Center on...

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Tour of ‘Inside Haymarket’ Offered

July 11, 2014
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Each Friday and Saturday from dawn to dusk, Haymarket, Boston’s centuries-old open-air market adjacent to Government Center, the North End, and Faneuil Hall, offers a unique shopping experience. Sellers of fresh produce have clustered in Haymarket since around 1830, although vendors started congregating here at least 100 years earlier. Haymarket vendors sell huge varieties...

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Celebrate FOPG’s ‘summer Party’

July 11, 2014
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The Friends of the Public Garden celebrates the season at its annual “Summer Party,” which comes to the Mandarin Oriental on Wednesday, July 23. “Many people leave the city for beach retreats in the summer months, but we have found that plenty of people stay in town in summer, especially mid-week,” said Eileen Scafidi,...

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