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Somerset Club Gets City’s Nod to Expand

October 14, 2014
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The city’s Board of Appeals voted last Tuesday to grant zoning relief to the Somerset Club allowing it to fill in its exterior courtyard for the purposes of creating a chef’s office and storage space. The Somerset Club, a private organization located at 42-43 Beacon St., intends to enclose an approximately 458 square-foot area...

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Downtown View: This is a Column of Sidewalk Pictures

October 6, 2014
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Downtown View: This is a Column of Sidewalk Pictures

I want to show you what a good job the City of Boston’s Public Works Department can do. I learned this several years ago when I was a member of a committee that worked to improve Cambridge Street. City employee Peter Scarpignato, now retired, was exceptional in judgment, sense of street design and safety...

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Civic Association Proceeds with Litigation Against City over Hill Sidewalk Curb-cuts

October 6, 2014
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After failing to reach a compromise on bringing the neighborhood’s sidewalks into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) announced last week that it would proceed with litigation against the city over the ongoing construction of curb-cuts.                 “We understand and share the city’s commitment to the disabled...

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Suffolk University to Launch Free Online Course on City’s Rich History

October 6, 2014
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When Suffolk University launches its first free online course entitled “History of Boston” next month, participants worldwide can take a virtual tour of the “Hub,” visiting significant landmarks and meeting the noteworthy people that help define the character of the city.                 Robert Allison, chair of the university’s history department, will serve as the...

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Beautify Beacon Hill Award Winners

September 23, 2014
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Beautify Beacon Hill Award Winners

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 – Spring 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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New Administrator At Gibson House Museum

September 23, 2014
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After a focused search, the Gibson House Museum has appointed Michelle Marchetti Coughlin as its new museum administrator, according to a press release. Coughlin is a historian and the author of “One Colonial Woman’s World,” which reconstructs the life of the author of what may be the earliest surviving diary by an American woman....

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Downtown View: Seeing Boston From The Water

September 23, 2014
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If you’re a traveler and an architecture enthusiast, you may have been on the Chicago River architectural boat tour. It is splendid, with good stories about the Windy City’s fine buildings. You may be surprised to learn that Boston also has an architectural river (and harbor) trip. You’ll also be surprised to find that...

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Taste of Beacon Hill On Oct.5

September 23, 2014
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When the Beacon Hill Business Association’s 13th annual “Taste of Beacon Hill” returns to the Revere Hotel on Oct. 5 after a two-year hiatus, the eagerly anticipated event will again showcase favorite dishes from some of the neighborhood’s most popular restaurants. “The ‘Taste’ is one of the most successful and enjoyable events that the...

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BHWF Starts Second Season

September 20, 2014
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BHWF Starts Second Season

Lindsey Higgins, Kristin Connell, Danielle Frissell, Jacqueline Leahy and Shannon McAllister were on hand last week for the opening session for the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF).

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Music Center of Boston Kicks Off 105th Year

September 20, 2014
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Music Center of Boston Kicks Off 105th Year

Community Music Center of Boston in the South End recently kicked off its 105th year of music education. “Community Music Center of Boston is a truly unique place,” said Executive Director David Lapin, who has been with the organization since 1981. “Through face-to-face interactions and increasingly high-tech means of marketing, more than five generations of...

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