Editorials

Beacon Hill Garden Club Hosts a Special Event Thursday

We welcome the opportunity to remind our readers about a very special event, the 85th “Hidden Garden Tour of Beacon Hill” that is scheduled for this Thursday, May 15. This is one of the most anticipated events of the year in our neighborhood. As Amy Wilson, communications chair for the Garden Club, told the...

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Downtown Mothers Make the Switch to Clean Energy

If the activity of millions of people around the world has been the main cause of global warming, as leading climate scientists contend, how likely is it that the actions of a single person can help reverse climate change? Very likely, say a growing group of downtown mothers who believe that each step each...

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Cleanup This Saturday

The warmer temperatures of the last few days have people anxious to just get outside.  For some of us the warmer temperatures had us planting window boxes or for others raking and sweeping our yards. Still for others, it was time to enjoy taking the dog out for a long, very long walk. Being...

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Friends of MGH Cancer Center Hold Annual Spring Luncheon

The Friends of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center – a group of active volunteers who raise funds to bridge exceptional medical and supportive cancer care through innovative programs that promote whole-person healing – recently held its annual Spring Luncheon, which drew a crowd of nearly 400 supporters. The event included a reception, luncheon...

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A Special Easter

April 14, 2014
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This week and especially on Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a...

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Sergeant Tom Lema Will Be Missed

April 7, 2014
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After 18 years of dedicated work in Boston Police District A-1, Sergeant Tom Lema will be moving on to another assignment as a Lieutenant. Sergeant Lema has worked hard has worked with the community to reduce crime. He was committed and dedicated to make the neighborhood safe and was available 24/7 to respond to...

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West End Museum Features a Trip Back in Time

April 7, 2014
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Visiting the West End Museum is a trip back in time that examines the history and culture of the old neighborhood. The Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of the once diverse community that simply went away during Urban Renewal in 1959. A permanent exhibit “The Last Tenement” highlights the immigration...

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The Fire on Beacon Street

March 31, 2014
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With two major fires in the same number of months in the Back Bay, the need to change the residential codes for multi-unit buildings is a fact that can no longer be ignored. Wednesday’s fire took a tragic turn when two firefighters lost their lives battling the 9-alarm fire in the eight-unit townhouse and...

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Our Prayers Are with Mayor Menino

March 25, 2014
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The news last week that former Mayor Tom Menino once again is engaged in a battle with cancer brought a great deal of sadness to everybody in the Boston community. There never has been a mayor of Boston who earned the universal respect of people from all walks of life as did Mayor Menino....

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Callahan Tunnel Now Open

March 10, 2014
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The Callahan Tunnel, which has been closed since late December, has re-opened — ahead of schedule.  Given the way that public projects are usually completed in Massachusetts, this is a novelty. While the headache of trying to find another way to get to the airport quickly  from Beacon Hill for close to three months...

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