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Residents Speak Out on 45 Temple St Project

November 24, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The controversial 45 Temple Street proposal, which includes the Archer building and Donahue Building formally owned by Suffolk University, was brought in front of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission (BHAC) this past Thursday, November 17, to transform the former institutional buildings into residential units. The proposal includes modifying the north, east,...

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Hamersley Table Tips and the ‘Beast’ that is a Thanksgiving Day Turkey

November 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Popular writer and former restaurateur Gordon Hamersley made a name for himself cooking in the South End, often also appearing with early culinary celebrities like Lydia Shire and Julia Child, and always with a Red Sox cap on and  a wonderful recipe for chicken. This week, however, he talked turkey. In...

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Friends of the Public Garden Completes Restoration of White Memorial Fountain

November 24, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Following a multi-year fundraising campaign, the Friends of the Public Garden has completed its restoration of the George Robert White Memorial fountain in the park. “Thanks to the generous support of many community members, the fountain is now fully operational after being dry since the 1980s,” wrote Elizabeth Vizza, executive director...

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Letter to the Editor

November 24, 2016
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An open letter to Karen Cord Taylor Dear Editor Your article in last week’s BHT was surprisingly well-balanced in terms of the Nov. 8 election and the responses from both sides…sort of. The election did not “produce fear and despair,” but rather relief that perhaps the most divisive, mean-spirited national election in our lifetime...

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Remember Those in Need

November 24, 2016
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016
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Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. Thanksgiving has no religious connotations, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It asks nothing more from each of us than just showing up (other than for the person who is doing all the cooking) and enjoying the company of our family and friends and then having a...

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Local Teacher Debuts Work at BPL Series

November 18, 2016
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Local Teacher Debuts Work at BPL Series

By Beth Treffeisen The first Composer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library, Beau Kenyon, a teacher at Kingsley Montessori School debuted his first free concert on Saturday, November 12, in the Rabb Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square. The multi-platform and multidisciplinary event called, “The Sound of,” connected various members of the Boston...

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Homeless Focus of BHCA Meeting

November 18, 2016
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Homeless Focus of BHCA Meeting

by Dan Murphy At a “town meeting” sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association, around 50 residents joined police and other officials for a discussion on the issue of pervasive homelessness in the neighborhood. “It’s not a simple issue,” Captain Kenneth Fong of Boston Police Area A-1 said. “ People are on the street...

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Downtown View:Acts of Kindness and Humor

November 18, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Last week’s election produced fear and despair among most Massachusetts voters, who went for Hillary two to one. But amidst the misery, some lightheartedness, humanity and kindness showed through. Alecia told me making marijuana legal in Massachusetts was the best thing that happened on election day. “Anything to alter one’s...

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BHCA Community Corner

November 18, 2016
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Clothing Drive to benefit Center Club The Beacon Hill Civic Association is sponsoring a clothing drive to benefit our neighbors at Center Club, a program of Bay Cove Human Services. Center Club (www.centerclubboston.org) is a clubhouse for adults with psychiatric disabilities, located behind the District A-1 Police Station at 31 Bowker Street. Since 1959...

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