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Friends of the Public Garden Welcomes The Warmth with Green and White Ball

April 23, 2015
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Friends of the Public Garden Welcomes The Warmth with Green and White Ball

The Friends of the Public Garden and Taj Boston will host the annual Green and White Ball on Friday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Taj Boston ballroom. The annual event raises funds to provide care for the Boston Common, Public Garden and Commonwealth Avenue Mall, which has been the mission of the...

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Downtown View: Picture L.A.

April 23, 2015
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Picture the skyline of Los Angeles. How about Minneapolis, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Phoenix, even Chicago? You can’t? Oh, well. Now picture Washington D. C., Seattle, Toronto or New York. You know those skylines, don’t you? There might be a gimmick—Seattle’s Space Needle; Toronto’s CN Tower with the scary glass floor. Or there might be...

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Maria Toyoda Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Suffolk Univ.

April 23, 2015
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Maria Toyoda, an educational leader and scholar with extensive experience in interdisciplinary studies, has been named dean of Suffolk University’s College of Arts & Sciences, the University announced. The Suffolk Board of Trustees approved the appointment at its April 10 meeting. Toyoda will join Suffolk July 1 from Villanova University, where she is associate...

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Hill Is in Line with More On-campus Student Housing

April 23, 2015
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The Beacon Hill community is in line with the city’s objective of making more housing available for non-students through the construction of new dormitories, as outlined in a report released by the Department of Neighborhood Development earlier this month. “I think we have strong desire to see more dorms built because Boston overall needs...

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BHCA Files Injunction To Halt Work On Sidewalks

April 23, 2015
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) and 11 residents filed an injunction in Suffolk Super Court on Wednesday to prohibit the city from continuing construction on wheelchair-accessible sidewalk ramps in the Beacon Hill Historic District until the legal requirements of the historic district law and Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act regulations are satisfied. “The BHCA...

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Notes Spring with ‘Art In Bloom’

April 15, 2015
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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Notes Spring with ‘Art In Bloom’

Welcoming back one of Boston’s springtime staples, the 39th annual “Art in Bloom” (April 25-27) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), will blossom with 51 art-inspired floral arrangements, hand-crafted by New England garden clubs and professional designers. This year’s arrangements will artistically accentuate works found throughout the Museum, including objects in the...

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Education to be in Spotlight at BHWF Tonight

April 15, 2015
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At tonight’s meeting of the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF), members are invited to enjoy presentations by three creative, local women whose careers are devoted to helping others get beyond habitual perceptions and expectations. One is an educator, one is an art gallery owner, and one is an artist. They each devote their considerable...

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Downtown View:What is Best for Us, not Tsarnaev

April 15, 2015
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We’ve had the trial even though Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers admitted he was guilty on the first day. This trial was important to endure. If we hadn’t had it, the conspiracy theorists would crawl out, accusing the police of cover-ups. The Fox-TV screamers would be concocting stories about how it was all Obama’s fault. The...

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New Director at Nichols House

April 15, 2015
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Following an extensive search, Victoria Glazomitsky was recently named the new executive director of the Nichols House Museum (NHM). “I could not be more thrilled to join the Nichols House Museum team,” Glazomitsky said. “It is not only an architectural and cultural treasure, but also has an amazing story, particularly as reflected through the...

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BPD’s Captain Fong Meets with Hill Community

April 15, 2015
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Captain Kenneth Fong of Boston Police Area A-1 was on hand at the Mt. Vernon Street firehouse Wednesday for a meeting of the Beacon Hill Civic Association Safety Committee. At this time, Fong reported the Part One crime (property and violent crimes) statistics from Jan. 1 through April 7 of this year, compared with...

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