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Marathon Daffodils will Line Boylston St for Marathon Race

April 14, 2016
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Marathon Daffodils is pleased to announce that for the third year, they will be displaying thousands of daffodils in businesses along Boylston Street, Boston’s busy Marathon Finish Line area for the 2016 BAA Boston Marathon. Marathon Daffodils is an annual program founded in 2014 by Diane Valle, a passionate urban horticulturist, to bring beauty...

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Bringing the City to Life, One Baby at a Time

April 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Last July, Catherine Walker was driving home from her job as a Certified Nurse Midwife at Boston Medical Center (BMC) when a women stopped dead in her tracks right in front of Walker’s car – staring intently through the windshield at her. The intense stare soon turned into a big smile,...

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Esplanade Association Seeking ‘Recurring Volunteers’

April 14, 2016
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By Dan Murphy As volunteer and programs manager for the Esplanade Association, Kyle Richard is now seeking what he calls “recurring volunteers” in the park. Beginning May 3, Richard, who oversees the non-profit’s volunteer program, which brings more than 3,000 volunteers to the Esplanade each year, will help facilitate the launch of an eight-week...

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Swan Boats to Open Season on Saturday

April 14, 2016
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Celebrating the end of winter and the onset of spring in New England, Mayor Martin J. Walsh will host the first ride of the season as the popular Boston Swan Boats open at the Public Garden lagoon at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 16. “We are proud to celebrate the 140th year that the...

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April Snow

April 7, 2016
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April Snow

The spring flowers in this windowbox on Chestnut St. might seem out of season as Monday’s snowstorm dumped a few more inches in Beacon Hill.`

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Walsh Discusses Small-Business Report at BHBA Annual Meeting

April 7, 2016
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Walsh Discusses Small-Business Report at BHBA Annual Meeting

By Dan Murphy Mayor Martin J. Walsh detailed findings from the city’s recently released report on small businesses during the Beacon Hill Business Association’s annual meeting at Hampshire House on Monday, March 28. According to the “Small Business Plan – Summary Report,” Boston’s 40,000 small business generate about $15 billion in revenue and 170,000...

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Developer Unveils Temple Street Complex Plans

April 7, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The public got a look at the latest plans for what would be the largest redevelopment project in the neighborhood’s history during a special meeting sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association on Monday, March 28. The proposed project would transform the interconnected, six-story Hiriam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue...

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Special Senate Election is Next Tuesday

April 7, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Beacon Hill residents will head to the polls next Tuesday (April 12) to cast their ballots in the State Senate special election primary for the First Suffolk and Middlesex District. Seven Democratic candidates, including Beacon Hill State Representative Jay Livingstone, are competing for the seat previously held by Anthony Petruccelli of...

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Community Leaders Express Outrage at BRA’s 6-Year Extension of Powers

April 7, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Following the city council’s decision last week to grant the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) a six-year extension of its urban renewal powers, some community leaders have expressed indignation with the decision. While the Beacon Hill neighborhood is not within the zone for teh BRA decision, nevertheless the development in the conigious...

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Downtown View:Heroic

April 7, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Mayor John Hynes was elected in 1949, John Collins in 1960. Collins brought in Ed Logue as the director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, established in 1957. These men faced a problem. Boston was in trouble. After a depression, two wars, long-time corruption and a changing industrial base, the city...

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