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BRA Approves Center Garage Project

January 22, 2016
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BRA Approves Center Garage Project

National Real Estate Advisors (National) and The HYM Investment Group (HYM) won final approval for two towers on the site of the Government Center Garage, the first phases of a six-building, $1.5 billion redevelopment plan to replace the 1960s-era brutalist garage. The project will include housing, offices, a hotel, retail and other public amenities,...

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Walsh to Focus on Education in State of City Address

January 22, 2016
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By John Lynds In a letter to parents last week, Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang said the school department will face a $50 million deficit. The announcement by Chang has made education one of the focal points of Mayor Martin Walsh’s annual State of the City address to be delivered tonight at Boston...

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Downtown View:Up to the Job

January 22, 2016
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January is a good time to visit the World Trade Center site in New York City. The crowds are smaller than in July. El Niño makes it warm enough for the water to cascade freely over the edges of the two square, black sunken fountains marking the locations of the destroyed towers. Calatrava’s soaring...

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Zakim Named to Council Committees

January 22, 2016
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By John Lynds Newly sworn in Boston City Council President Michelle Wu has appointed City Councillor Josh Zakim to chair the Committee on Housing and Community Development as well as vice-chair of the Committee on Government Operations and the Special Committee on Charter Reform. Zakim, who represents Beacon Hill previously chaired the Committee on...

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From Classrooms to Residences

January 22, 2016
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by Suzanne Besser Residents and neighbors of Temple Street had their first look at plans for the mega-redevelopment project proposed for their short one-block street when they met with its developers at a special meeting called last week by the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s zoning and licensing committee. About forty attendees listened, questioned and...

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MGH Lecture Explores Healing Power of Storytelling

January 22, 2016
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As a lecture sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital on Thursday illustrates, the art of storytelling often holds healing power for those suffering from physical, psychological or spiritual illnesses. “We can only control the physical aspects of health to a certain degree, but we are always in charge of our mindset,” wrote guest speaker Dr....

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Lana Barakat and her December Thieves

January 20, 2016
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Lana Barakat and her December Thieves

By Suzanne Besser Like the boutique she owns at 88 Charles Street, Lana Barakat is at once classic and edgy, sophisticated and artsy, bold and trendy. Her warm smile and passion for artistry envelopes those who step into the unique space she calls December Thieves. She chose the name from a verse by the...

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Public Broadcasting Vet Named MAAH Executive Director

January 20, 2016
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Public Broadcasting Vet Named MAAH Executive Director

By Dan Murphy A longtime veteran of Boston public broadcasting was recently named executive director of the Museum of African American History, Boston and Nantucket (MAAH). Raised outside of Philadelphia in Lincoln University, Pa., Marita Rivero began producing public-affairs programming for WGBH-TV in 1970 after graduating from Tufts University. Rivero’s early credits included “Say...

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Downtown View:Is Traffic Bad?

January 20, 2016
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Millennium will soon finish its tower, and new people will move in. Avalon Bay’s residential tower adjacent to the Tip O’Neill building has topped off. A hotel and residential building is rising on Dalton Street in the Back Bay. 888 Boylston is going up too. Eight million square feet of construction is slated for...

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British Diplomacy at Beacon Hill Women’s Forum

January 20, 2016
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Tonight, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) presents “The British are Coming!” with diplomate Susie Kitchen.  Ms. Kitchen, who has seen a great deal of the world, currently is Britain’s Consul General in Boston and has lived on Beacon Hill since 2012 with her husband and two children. In previous assignments, she served the...

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