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Does flying make you sick?

February 24, 2014
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Every week more and more Beacon Hill families lift off from Logan, packed shoulder to shoulder with others in giant aircraft heading to ski areas, beach resorts and family compounds for much-deserved school vacations. And many of them will arrive back home with stuffy noses, itchy throats and annoying coughs. Airplane passengers, it turns...

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Snow budget still has small surplus

February 24, 2014
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Already 50 inches of snow has fallen in Boston this winter pushing the city’s snow budget to the brink. With a little over two months left before the city is out of the woods this winter the city’s Department of Public Works (BPW) has spent $16.1 million of the $18.5 million in its snow...

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Writers’ Circle

February 18, 2014
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Beacon Hill has it all, we like to think. Its own chiropractor, its own pharmacy, its own chocolate shop. And now, it even has its very own writing group, which is looking for just a few more dedicated members. The brand new Beacon Hill Writing Group held its first-ever meeting this past Wednesday. Its...

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Samantha Goudreau Steps Down from Civic Association

February 18, 2014
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Samantha Goudreau Steps Down from Civic Association

After more than three years on the job, Samantha Goudreau stepped down today as assistant to the executive director of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) to assume the role of public programs and events coordinator for the Rose F. Kennedy Conservancy. Goudreau, a 26-year-old native of Richmond, Vt., graduated from the University of...

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Summer Offers Wide Range of Programs for Local Kids

February 18, 2014
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While winter is still upon us, it’s already time for parents to look past the current school year and begin considering summer alternatives for their children. Boston-area kids can choose from a wide selection of offerings this year, including some half- and extended-day options, but enrollment for the unique programs described below is limited....

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DCR to Explore Reopening of Lee Pool

February 10, 2014
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DCR to Explore Reopening of Lee Pool

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has affirmed its willingness to reopen the Lee Memorial Wading Pool on the Charles River Esplanade, but more than 15 years after the facility’s closure, the timeline for this remains uncertain. “DCR has been meeting with various groups and associations dedicated to promoting use and beautification of...

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Celebrity Snowman

February 10, 2014
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Celebrity Snowman

Last week’s snow brought out the artist in some neighbors. This giant snowman and his tiny companions became Boston’s latest celebrities. Tourists and locals took turns posing while he smiled patiently for the cameras.

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‘Beautify Beacon Hill’ Winter Winners Named

February 10, 2014
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‘Beautify Beacon Hill’ Winter Winners Named

‘The Beacon Hill Civic Association, the Beacon Hill Garden Club and The Beacon Hill Times would like to thank all those who submitted pictures to the “Beautify Beacon Hill Awards” – Winter Session. The submissions demonstrated the exemplary effort many Beacon Hill residents put into their seasonal displays including window boxes, containers, tree pits,...

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Ward 5 Democratic Committee Elects Delegates for State Convention

February 10, 2014
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The Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee held a caucus at the Community Church of Boston on Saturday to elect delegates to represent Democrats in the ward at the 2014 Massachusetts State Democratic Convention, scheduled for June 13 and 14 in Worcester. Female delegates include Pat Amend, Nina Bollag, Fran Burke, Stefane Desmond, Emelia Encallado,...

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Girl Scout Cookie Sale

February 3, 2014
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Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Members of Junior Girl Scout Troop 65321 were selling Girl Scout cookies recently in front of Starbucks at the corner of Beacon and Charles Streets. Shown from left are Grace Sanborn, Gwendolyn Tuckett, Holly Sullivan, Ciara King, Georgia Brucato and Troop Leader Cindy Sullivan.

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