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Reactions from the Downtown Schools Coalition

March 19, 2013
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Like so many parents, we’re incredibly enthusiastic about the new school announced by Mayor Menino and Councilor Ross on Friday.  Just as the Mayor has been, we’ve been searching for sites for public schools.  In our neighborhoods, it’s very difficult to find any site that is available and works well for a school.  Finding...

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Villa Mexico Cafe in Somerville

March 19, 2013
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Less than two months after shuttering its storefront at Grampy’s gas station on Cambridge Street, Villa Mexico Café will return as a “pop-up” restaurant, setting up shop at a Somerville’s Daddy Jones next Wednesday, March 27. According to an e-mail from Julie King, who owned and operated the popular eatery with her daughter Bessie,...

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Friends of the Public Garden Announces More Give 5% Boston Partners

March 19, 2013
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The Friends of the Public Garden has announced 11 additional neighborhood businesses who are participating in the Give 5% for Earth Day campaign:  Back Deck, Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill, Beacon Hill Chocolates, Core De Vie, Fajitas & ‘Ritas, Gary Drug, Kitchenwares by Blackstone’s, noa, Red Wagon, Townhouse Beauty Bar and Twentieth Century Ltd. The...

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Boston Parks and Recreation Denies Permission to Remove Tree

March 19, 2013
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Amidst an unprecedented outpouring of letters and email opposing the measure, Boston Parks and Recreation Department Arborist Greg Mosman denied an application to remove a shade tree at 81 Myrtle St., said MaryLee Halpin, executive director of the Beacon Hill Civic Association  (BHCA). The applicant had sought to remove one linden tree measuring 11...

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Eliot Memorial Project Bids Expected to Open March 20

March 12, 2013
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Eliot Memorial Project Bids Expected to Open March 20

Bids for a project to revitalize the Charles Eliot Memorial and surrounding parkland near the Community Boating facility on the Charles River Esplanade are expected to open on March 20, according to Fritz Casselman, vice chair of The Esplanade Association (TEA). “Completion of this project will benefit the entire community by restoring an amazing...

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Me and My Guy Winter Dance

March 12, 2013
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Me and My Guy Winter Dance

Lilianna and Bob Palmer took to the Dance Floor at the Me and My Guy Winter Dance that was held at the Advent Church. More than 100 Girl Scouts and their “dates” who included fathers, grandfathers, uncles and friends attended the event.

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Smith Court-head House Gets Nod from BHCA Committee

March 12, 2013
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted unanimously Wednesday not to oppose granting the zoning variance necessary to build a head-house that would provide access to a roof-deck at 7 Smith Court. The homeowner of the single-family dwelling intends to build a covered structure to allow walk-up access to a...

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Boston Climate Campaign March 23

March 12, 2013
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For the sixth year in a row, Mayor Thomas M. Menino is encouraging residents and business owners to take part in Earth Hour and Lights Out Boston, two campaigns that work to raise awareness on the importance of climate action/energy conservation and wildlife migration, respectively. In an effort to raise awareness on climate action...

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Presentation on Preventing Gun Violence March 24

March 12, 2013
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A Gun Violence Prevention Presen-tation will be held on Sunday March 24 at the First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street (corner of Berkley and Marlborough) and the public is invited to attend. The program will start at 12:30 p.m. with a showing of the documentary “Living for 32” chronicling the life and work...

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Fallon Named Senior Minister at King’s Chapel

March 5, 2013
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Fallon Named Senior Minister at King’s Chapel

As she looks forward to assuming the role of senior minister at King’s Chapel on March 18, Joy Fallon said she views the position as one she shares with the entire congregation. “We value everyone there and see every member of the church as being one of its ministers,” Fallon said. A minister’s daughter,...

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