Editorials

Seniors Head Back to the Classroom

October 15, 2015
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By Suzanne Besser Last week was ‘back to school’ week for many seniors on the Hill. These, seniors, though, aren’t facing grueling SAT tests or winning college essays. They’ve already done that and, as a result, had long successful careers as executives, doctors, lawyers, professors, businessmen, parents and homemakers. Now they are back in...

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Storybook Ball to Raise Funds for Brain Research

October 1, 2015
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This year’s Storybook Ball, the annual megawatt fundraiser for MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), will put the spotlight on advances being made every day at MGHfC to treat complex conditions that affect a child’s developing brain. With more than 500 guests expected and a fundraising target of $1.7 million, the event will be held...

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Harold Carroll Elected BHV President

October 1, 2015
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Harold Carroll was elected president of Beacon Hill Village at the organization’s board meeting in June. He replaces retiring president Daniel A. Taylor. Carroll became involved in Beacon Hill Village about seven years ago, when a member called asking him to join. “I was the classic ‘not ready yet’ person,” he said. “Then, I...

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The Red Coat: Think Downton Abbey, But Set in the Heart of Boston

September 25, 2015
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Looking for a good book to curl up with this fall?  Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill and Back Bay are excited to welcome back their good friend, former Bostonian and author of The Red Coat, Dolley Carlson. Reminiscent of the gripping British TV period drama, Downton Abbey, The Red Coat explores the societal and cultural...

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Livingstone Releases List of Names of Residents with Unclaimed Property

September 25, 2015
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In partnership with the Unclaimed Property Division of the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office and State Treasurer Deb Goldberg, State Representative Jay Livingstone is releasing the names of 8th Suffolk District residents with unclaimed property. Any citizen who is currently owed more than $250 worth of unclaimed property will receive a letter with specific instructions...

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Erin Santhouse Appointed New Onein3 Manager

September 25, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the appointment of Erin Santhouse as Manager of the Mayor’s ONEin3 Initiative, which aims to connect Boston’s young adults with city resources and neighborhood networks. “I am thrilled to announce that Erin will be the new manager of ONEin3,” said Mayor Walsh. “She has been an incredible asset...

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Sasha’s City Passport:A Piece of Panama

September 10, 2015
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By Sasha Mishkin “Blink and you’ll miss it,” I thought to myself, searching the open waters for a 14-foot dark object. Off the island of Contadora in the glistening Gulf of Panama, time was running out on my hour-long Humpback Whale tour.  Apparently I was looking in all the wrong directions, and was glad...

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Can the Drug Epidemic be Stopped?

September 1, 2015
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A heroin epidemic is running rapid  throughout every neighborhood in the City of Boston. It’s cheap enough and readily available at the drop of a hat. While police are faced with a monumental task of taking drugs off the streets their efforts continue because most of the time the usual suspects are released by...

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DCF Needs a Complete Overhaul

September 1, 2015
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Governor Charlie Baker has publicly stated that the embattled Department of Children and Families (DCF) still needs to improve but he feels DCF is heading in the right direction. What direction? North, South, East, West or the usual merry-go-round circling approach. In fairness, his administration has inherited the problems facing DCF. That certainly does...

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Mayor’s New Number is 311

August 28, 2015
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By Martin J. Walsh Bostonians are the eyes and ears of their communities. That’s why, in every neighborhood, I’m always asking residents what we can do better. I count on your responses to make our city services the best they can be. But I can’t take every request myself. That’s why the Mayor’s 24-hour...

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