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Exhibit Revisits 19th Century’s Most Infamous Murder

September 24, 2013
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The 1849 murder of George Parkman in Boston stands as the most sensational case of its time, and the prosecution of John Webster is often described as the O.J. Simpson trial of the 19th century. This case had it all: a grisly murder, a wealthy victim, a respected suspect, a dubious lead witness and...

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Gresh, Neighborhood Narrative to Be at October Women’s Forum

September 24, 2013
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Kristen Gresh, who curated She Who Tells a Story now on exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, will speak at the October 1 meeting of the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF), an organization formed in May to connect and inspire neighborhood women. To help its members connect with local merchants on Beacon Hill...

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Residents Upset over Store’s Closing and Charles Street’s Vulnerability

September 17, 2013
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Residents Upset over Store’s Closing and Charles Street’s Vulnerability

The closing of a small grocery store on Charles Street has agitated, even enraged, the neighborhood, and has become a touchstone for all the fears locals have about what the street could become. Charles Street Market, the corner store at the intersection of Charles and Mount Vernon streets, closed on Sunday, September 8. By...

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Two More Candidates

September 17, 2013
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Two More Candidates

District 8 City Councillor Mike Ross is running for mayor, and his seat, which includes parts of the Back Bay, Beacon Hill and the West End as well as Mission Hill and the Fenway, is up for grabs. Last week this column featured two candidates, Mike Nichols and Tom Dooley. This week, you’ll get...

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Nichols House Museum Awarded Prestigious Grant

September 17, 2013
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Nichols House Museum Awarded Prestigious Grant

The Nichols House Museum, located at 55 Mount Vernon St. on Beacon Hill, was recently awarded a grant for $27,377 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency, to undertake conservation treatment of the 42 prints in its permanent collection. The museum will work with the Northeast Document Conservation Center,...

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Behind the Scenes: There’s No Place Like Home

September 17, 2013
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It took two high-paced, kind of crazy, very long and very hot summer days to film the 8 ½ minute segment extolling Beacon Hill Village (BHV) that aired on the PBS NewsHour in August. But, the people behind the scenes are not complaining. In front of a very large camera and under very hot...

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Tree Guards on Charles Street

September 10, 2013
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Tree Guards on Charles Street

The Beacon Hill Civic Association held a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside of 26 Charles St. on Wednesday for the new tree-guards and planting, which the group donated to the community to commemorate its 90th anniversary. The ceremony was the culmination of a capital campaign that the Civic Association, which was founded in 1922, launched last...

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Educational Survey Shows Mayoral Candidates Similarities, Differences

September 10, 2013
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Like most issues in this crowded mayoral race, seven candidates who responded to a survey on educational priorities conducted last month by the nonprofit Downtown Schools for Boston share the same basic position on education: All school-age children must have equal access to quality schools and the new school Superintendent must make that happen....

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Esplanade Association and DCR to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Eliot Memorial

September 10, 2013
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On Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 4:30 p.m., The Esplanade Association (TEA) and the state’s the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking at the Charles Eliot Memorial, adjacent to the Community Boating Docks. The groundbreaking is the result of over two years of fundraising and advocacy efforts to revitalize this...

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Pushing Hard to Fully Reopen

September 2, 2013
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Pushing Hard to Fully Reopen

Workers are seen moving a new set of cases for frozen food into DeLuca’s Market at 11 Charles St. last week. Owner Virgil Aiello told the Times that the market is “pushing hard to fully reopen.” DeLuca’s fell prey to a four-alarm fire on July 9, 2010, which caused an estimated $1 million in...

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