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Final Phase of Brewer Fountain Plaza Restoration Gets Underway

August 13, 2014
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Final Phase of Brewer Fountain  Plaza Restoration Gets Underway

As the Friends of the Public Garden enters into the second and final phase of its $4 million rehabilitation of Brewer Fountain Plaza, this popular destination on the Boston Common is destined to become an even more inviting place. In 2010, Boston Parks and Recreation Department completed restoration work on a long-neglected bronze casting...

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A Memory for Life

August 13, 2014
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A Memory for Life

Life-long friends Katie Hayward and Alex Fissler have returned from a thrilling month in Tanzania, Africa where they climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro (where, as you can see, it is winter) and volunteered at a school in a Maasai village. They are now busy at their summer jobs, Katie as a counselor at Camp Harbor View...

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Mitt a Democrat?

August 13, 2014
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Karen is taking her first break since beginning to write in this space. She is offering some of her most remarked-upon columns for you to enjoy again. Mitt. A Democrat? (first published in December, 2011 (It probably applies to gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker as well.) Our guy Mitt has met trouble lately in his...

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Dead Trees Slated to Be Removed

August 13, 2014
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On August 13 and 14, the Boston Parks Department will be removing a dozen dead trees from Beacon Hill, on Charles, Chestnut, Irving, Mt. Vernon, Myrtle, and West Cedar Streets. The removals automatically generate a planting request, and a new tree will planted at a future date if the location is not too close...

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Two Residents Graduate From MGH Institute

August 13, 2014
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Two Beacon Hill residents were among the 535 students who graduated from MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston’s health sciences graduate school. The Class of 2014, with students from 28 states and five countries, was the largest class in the school’s history. The Beacon Hill residents who graduated from the MGH Institute are: Doctor...

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Hill Doctor Awarded Research Sabbatical Award from Research to Prevent Blindness

August 8, 2014
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Hill Doctor Awarded Research Sabbatical Award from Research to Prevent Blindness

Michael Gilmore, Ph.D., a resident of Beacon Hill, was recently awarded a $50,000 Research Sabbatical Award from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB). This award will enable Dr. Gilmore to spend time in world-leading basic research laboratories to acquire new skills and insights into structural biology and biofilm engineering in order to inform the design...

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Eliot Memorial Re-opening

August 8, 2014
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Eliot Memorial Re-opening

Gov. Deval Patrick, flanked by other state officials and Esplanade Association representatives, cuts the ribbon on the newly renovated Charles Eliot Memorial on the Charles River Esplanade.

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Downtown View: A month in the country

August 8, 2014
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(first published in August 2013) For the first time since I was 18 years old, I have spent a month in the country. And what a beautiful country it is. Fifty shades of green complimented by the bluest sky ever. Puffy clouds ranging from gray to bright white. Dozens of goldfinches, which my father-in-law...

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BHCA Retains Legal Counsel to Help Fight Sidewalk Ramps

August 8, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) has retained legal counsel concerning Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s plan to bring neighborhood sidewalks into compliance with the Adults with Disabilities Act. “I’m an eternal optimist, even as someone who has litigated many cases, including some against the state,” said Colin Zick, an attorney and the BHCA board...

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BHCA Zoning & Licensing Comm.: Meeting Cancelled for August

August 8, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning & Licensing Committee will not be meeting during the month of August. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

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