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Boston Hockey Hotbed Attracting Beacon Hill Players

September 2, 2013
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When Brian Leetch moved to Boston after signing with the Boston Bruins for the final year of his Hall of Fame career in 2005, he made a telephone call looking for a hockey program for his oldest son. He quickly found what he wanted in Charlestown. Leetch, who grew up in Connecticut and played...

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noa Celebrates First Year on Charles Street

August 27, 2013
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noa Celebrates First Year on Charles Street

With next month marking its first anniversary on Charles Street, noa jewelry, fine handcrafts & gifts has already become a fixture among the neighborhood’s small, independently owned shops. “Part of our mission is to be involved in a viable downtown community,” said Ian Scofidio, who owns the store with his wife Barbara. “The Flat...

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First Pitch

August 27, 2013
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First Pitch

On Sunday, Aug. 4, Chestnut Street resident and cancer survi­vor Karen Lee Sobol threw out the ceremonial first pitch when the Red Sox faced the Arizona Diamondbacks at Fenway Park. 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the Sox’s support for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the team dedicates the entire month of...

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Owner Discusses Latest Design Plans at 124 Chestnut Street

August 27, 2013
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The owner of 124 Chestnut St. held an informal meeting Wednesday to discuss his latest design plans for the single-family home. Dean Stratouly, co-founder and president of Boston real-estate firm The Congress Group, said he purchased the three-story building in February with the intention of making it his personal residence before discovering significant structural...

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Cool Globes at the Brewer Fountain Plaza

August 20, 2013
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Cool Globes at the Brewer Fountain Plaza

The traveling art exhibit, co-sponsored by Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s Greenovate Boston initiative, had its grand open­ing near Brewer Fountain Plaza on the Boston Common Thursday. Other globes are on display at the John Hancock Tower and the Massachusetts Statehouse. The globes are each 5 feet in diameter and have been designed by local,...

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Mayoral Candidates Discuss Their Greenspace Priorities

August 20, 2013
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More than 300 citizens turned out to the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse on Thursday night for the Park and Open Space Mayoral Forum to hear 10 Boston mayoral hopefuls discuss their future plans for the city’s greenspace if elected. Boston Architectural College President Ted Landsmark and Boston Globe journalist Derrick Jackson moderated the forum,...

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Beacon Hill Youths Win BC High Awards

August 20, 2013
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William J. Kemeza, President of Boston College High School, is pleased to announce that the following Beacon Hill students received special awards  at an end of the year assembly to honor BC High undergraduates. James Anderson Ditomassi 2014 won a Model Un Award- Under Secretary General, a Student Council Award and an Excellence award...

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Wolverton Trains for Jimmy Fund Walk

August 13, 2013
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Wolverton Trains for Jimmy Fund Walk

Linens on the Hill owner Lynne Wolverton is in serious training mode for the upcoming Jimmy Fund Boston Marathon Walk. The annual fundraiser began 25 years ago – the same year Lynne opened her shop on Charles Street.  The Jimmy Fund Boston Marathon Walk has generated more than $87 million since its inception. “This...

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MassDOT breaks ground on Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation project

August 13, 2013
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) held a groundbreaking ceremony at Lederman Park on the Charles River Reservation on Wednesday for its approximately $255 million restoration of the Longfellow Bridge. Northbound vehicles are now being redirected from Charles Circle to Leverett Circle before traveling on Monsignor O’Brien Highway to Land Boulevard in Cambridge. The detour...

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Fireworks Returning to Harbor

August 13, 2013
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After their absence for over a decade, the City of Boston officials announced that fireworks on the Boston Harbor would return for the first time this century. The fireworks will be set off Saturday, August 31 at 9:00 p.m. as part of the final Summer on the Waterfront celebration—a summer long program aimed at...

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