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Genealogical Society Holds Open House

September 8, 2016
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Genealogical Society Holds Open House

Tricia Labbe, an education assistant at the New England Genealogical Society, speaks with Cheyenne Thompson, the center’s youngest member, outside the open house on Friday, Aug. 19. The Open House attracted record numbers to the Society and the free event was sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.

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State Primaries to be Held on September 8

September 8, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen In Beacon Hill, the Massachusetts state primary will be held on Thursday, September 8. Polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Below is a guide to who is running, where you can vote, and where you can find additional information on the candidates running for office: Voting...

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Spark Boston Holds “Chief Chat” with Boston’s Chief Information Office and Chief Digital Officer

September 8, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen On Thursday evening, young professionals and students crowded into Bill’s Bar on Lansdowne Street next to Fenway Park during an otherwise quite away game night. As people got after work drinks and snacked on appetizers, conversations on digital technology and government filled the room. During the second “Chief Chat,” hosted by...

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Beacon Hill Women’s Forum Kicks Off New Season

September 8, 2016
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By Kathy Hull On Tuesday September 13 at 6:00 p.m., the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) welcomes everyone back to town with its first speaker’s event:  “On the Media: Straight Up with Emily Rooney, Margery Eagan, and Jadiann Thompson.”  In a panel format, these three prominent, award-winning Boston journalists will share their experiences in...

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MassDOT Plans to Consolidate Construction on Longfellow

September 8, 2016
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Last week, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced implementation of a plan to re-sequence construction on the Longfellow Bridge by combining Stages 4 and 6 – a measure which the contractor White-Skanska-Consigli (WSC) said would result in faster completion of the project in June 2018, three months earlier than previously anticipated.  This...

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Downtown View:Autumn Required Poetry

September 8, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor New Englanders have a complicated relationship with autumn. We brag about it and invite outsiders to enjoy it with us. After all, who wouldn’t like those maples and oaks turning orange, crimson and yellow? Trees turn color in Illinois and Iowa too, but because those places have few hills, you...

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West End Social Planned at Museum on Sept 15

September 8, 2016
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Original and current West Enders, your family and friends are invited to the next West End Social at the West End Museum on Thursday, September 15th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Admission is FREE and light refreshments will be served. Come mix and mingle, and hear about the old days and the new in...

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‘Boston Blooms with Daffodils’ Program Slated to Return in October

September 8, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced that the “Boston Blooms with Daffodils” beautification initiative will distribute 20,000 daffodil bulbs this fall to volunteers for planting on public ways citywide.  “Our Boston Blooms volunteers always do a great job of beautifying our neighborhoods through this citywide planting program, and we are looking forward to another...

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Julie Burros Takes A Look At Boston Creates Cultural Plan

September 8, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Summer in the city has been a big season for art in Boston. Starting the season off in June was the unveiling of the Boston Creates Cultural Plan, a ten-year outline that aimed to elevate arts and culture in the city while integrate the arts into the everyday life of Bostonians....

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Historic Sermons Re-Created

September 1, 2016
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Historic Sermons Re-Created

Last Sunday, King’s Chapel parishioner and vestry member Patricia Bass, shown above, recreated a sermon preached at King’s Chapel on the death of the abolitionist Massachusetts senator, Charles Sumner, who lived on Beacon Hill and was infamously bludgeoned with a cane in 1856 by Preston Brooks, a congressman from South Carolina, because of his anti-slavery...

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