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Still Time to Enter Home Holiday Contest Here

December 4, 2014
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The Holiday Season on Beacon Hill is special.  So many neighbors decorate their door, steps and window boxes. “Beautify Beacon Hill” is your chance to recognize those who are dressing the neighborhood to celebrate the holidays. The Beacon Hill Civic Association, the Beacon Hill Garden Club and The Beacon Hill Times are hosting the...

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Downtown View Interesting Passageways are Returning

December 4, 2014
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In 2010 in this column, I urged developers to create permeability at the ground level of big buildings. I especially wanted them to replicate the historic little lanes of downtown Boston—Spring Lane, Pi Alley, Winthrop Lane—or to create Boston versions of the Burlington or Prince’s Arcade in London and Paris’s passage couverts. These covered...

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Garlands and Green at Hampshire House

November 27, 2014
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Garlands and Green at Hampshire House

Nearly 200 guests were on hand Wednesday when “Garlands and Green: A Holiday Gathering” returned to Hampshire House. Thomas A. Kershaw, owner of the Hampshire House Corporation, sponsors the annual party for the Beacon Hill Civic Association, which helps the organization defray about one-half of the $12,000 needed to adorn 1,100 lamp-posts in the...

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Suffolk University Law Receives $1.1M Grant

November 27, 2014
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A new $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will allow Suffolk University Law School to expand its fight against housing discrimination, in part through the creation of new online courses. The additional grant funding for Suffolk Law’s Housing Discrimination Testing Program will bring total HUD support for the...

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TEA Receives Award

November 27, 2014
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On Tuesday, Nov.18, The Esplanade Association was honored with the Helmsman Award at Community Boating Inc.’s annual “Raise the Sails Gala.”  Community Boating Inc. presented the award to the Esplanade Association in recognition of their commitment to the good stewardship of Boston’s Charles River Esplanade and their support of “Sailing for All.” The Esplanade...

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Marinovich Named as Director

November 27, 2014
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The Esplanade Association, the non-profit friends’ group that helps to support the landmark Charles River Esplanade park, has named Tani Marinovich to be its new Executive Director.  Tani has formally been with the Association for over three years as the Director of Development, and has been serving as the organization’s Interim Executive Director since...

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Extreme Books

November 27, 2014
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You have heard people say books are going away, that we’ll all be reading on Kindles, etc. for the foreseeable future. The more extreme prognosticators declare that whole libraries are in demise, and with the cloud, their books are destined for landfill. (They obviously haven’t read the statistics on the increased use of libraries,...

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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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