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Beacon Hill Village Expands Board

July 11, 2014
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Beacon Hill Village Expands Board

Four downtown residents recently joined Beacon Hill Village’s board of directors, expanding the number of board members to 17. West End resident Joanne Cooper is a retired geriatric social worker and nursing home administrator. In 1979 she co-founded the Geriatric Resource Center, a private consulting service and home care agency. She has volunteered for...

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Downtown View : The Welcome Mat Is Yanked for Banks

July 11, 2014
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What’s so bad about a bank? They seem pretty benign. Then why do ten Boston neighborhood shopping districts, including those in the North End and Charlestown, make them or  any professional office a conditional or forbidden use on the first or basement floors? Why did the Boston City Council recently vote to make banks...

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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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Downtown Public School Moves Closer To Happening

July 11, 2014
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The dream of a new public school opening to serve the downtown neighborhoods might be moving one step closer to  reality, pending the outcome of a study initiated by Mayor Martin J. Walsh. Walsh’s spokeswoman Melina Schuler said the city has budgeted $1.6 million in the fiscal 15-19 capital budget to develop a “School...

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Summertime in the City

Summertime in the City

With temperatures around Boston reaching nearly 90 degrees on Wednesday, the Boston Common and Public Garden were abuzz with activity. In the photo The carousel on the Common in full swing.

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Walsh Visits Beacon Hill

Walsh Visits Beacon Hill

Laura Cousineau of Upstairs Downstairs Antiques and three-year-old Olya Synkova each received plants during Mayor Martin Walsh’s Coffee Hour at the Myrtle St. Playground. The event was held on June 24 and was sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts. Attendees received the plants that were grown at the Franklin Park Greenhouses as a gift from Mayor...

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Downtown View Fear All Around

July 3, 2014
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It is surprising that Bostonians are such a fearful lot. West Enders have so effectively communicated their fears about crossing on foot at Leverett Circle to their local politicians that we’re going to waste millions of taxpayer dollars building a pedestrian overpass that will, unless you hit every don’t walk sign, take longer to...

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Zakim Seeks To Establish Trust Act

City Councilor Josh Zakim announced Friday that, working closely with Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Office of New Bostonians, he has filed an ordinance that would establish a Trust Act for the City of Boston. Zakim will present the Trust Act to the full City Council at its next meeting on Wednesday, July...

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Sign up For Harvest on The Hilll

Last September, 150 Beacon Hillers came together for the first time to share a dinner filled with foods from local farms and fisheries atHarvest on the Hill. The event proved so popular that it will be held again September 6, and residents wishing to be notified when tickets go on sale are encouraged to...

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Civic-minded Couple Rescues Unsightly Corner

June 24, 2014
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Civic-minded Couple Rescues Unsightly Corner

Once, more than 100 years ago, a garden, walled in with a classic Beacon Hill brick wall, distinguished the corner of David G. Mugar Way and Beaver Place. But subsequent changes in the property use led to years of neglect, abuse and controversy. The site became a woeful hole in the ground, enclosed by...

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