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Residents Help Raise Funds for Autism

November 19, 2014
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Residents Help Raise Funds for Autism

On Tuesday, November 4, the Lurie Center for Autism at Massachusetts General Hospital and MassGeneral Hospital for Children hosted a special benefit evening called A Seat at the Table at Mandarin Oriental, Boston, and raised over $1.2 million for the Lurie Center’s programs Shown from left are Ronald E. Kleinman, MD, Martha Kleinman, Ina...

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Making the Switch

November 19, 2014
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As a leader of the growing Mothers Out Front organization that works to switch society from fossil fuels to clean energy, Beacon Hiller Muriel Finegold keeps her eye on stories about climate change. So, she was quite struck by a comment attributed to Secretary John Kerry that was referred to in a September 21...

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Downtown View Shade or Shadow?

November 19, 2014
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When I was 19 years old, I went to Wall Street. It was narrow, dark, secretive—worthy of the cash that I imagined rested behind those vault-like façades. It was my first encounter with shadows bestowing a sense of place, in this case a sense of importance. Shadows affect people in other ways. They hint...

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Downtown School Night Reveals Numerous Options

November 19, 2014
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The volunteer parent organization Downtown Schools for Boston sponsored its second annual “Downtown Schools Night” at 74 Joy St. on Thursday, allowing parents of prospective students to learn more about nearby public elementary-, middle- and high-school options.                 The evening began as a panel of parents of students attending the Eliot School in Jamaica...

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BRA Okays Zoning to Limit Offices

November 19, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board of directors voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a proposed zoning amendment that aims to limit the number of professional offices on Charles Street and the south side of Cambridge Street at the ground- and basement-levels.                 The proposed amendment, sponsored by City Councilor Josh Zakim, would designate...

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Gael Mahony: A Beacon Hill Legendary Advocate

November 18, 2014
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Gael Mahony: A Beacon Hill Legendary Advocate

Gael Mahony, a gentleman whose vision and leadership shaped Beacon Hill for more than 50 years, died at home on November 4.  He passed away “as elegantly and peacefully as he had lived his life,” said Connaught Mahony, his wife of 62 years. “There is nobody quite like him,” said the late Tad Stahl...

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Always Active in State and Local GOP Politics

November 18, 2014
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Always Active in State and Local GOP Politics

John Winthrop Sears was a legendary figure in state politics and public service. He held positions in Boston, Suffolk County and state government, carrying on a family tradition of leadership that dated all the way back to John Winthrop, one of the earliest governors of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and for whom the Town...

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Garlands and Greens on Nov. 19

November 18, 2014
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Join the magic as Tom Kershaw graciously hosts Garlands and Green: A Holiday Gathering at The Hampshire House on Wednesday, November 19 from 6-9pm. This popular holiday party helps raise the funds needed to support the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s project to decorate Beacon Hill’s 1,100 lamp posts with laurel garlands and red bows....

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Public Schools Making Strides

November 18, 2014
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Boston Public Schools are an excellent choice for Boston families. Steady improvement in academic achievement by BPS students, combined with the increase in families wishing to stay in the city, has led many families living Downtown to choose Boston Public schools for their children’s education. Schools in the downtown area have test scores comparable...

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From Skating Skirts to Chic Couture

November 18, 2014
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Beacon Hiller Chynna Pope, the sequin-clad young figure skater cheered by neighbors for years as she jumped and twirled on the frozen Frog Pond, has leaped into the fashion world. And she’s doing it with the same energy, style and edginess. Now, at age 27 and a student at Boston’s School of Fashion Design,...

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