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Winter Wonderland Has Transformed City Hall Plaza

December 9, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen As the temperatures start to drop and the festive season comes to light, a new kind of experience will be brightening up the otherwise dim City Hall Plaza in the heart of downtown Boston. New England’s first, custom-designed outdoor skating path and European inspired outdoor holiday shopping market, called Boston Winter,...

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Hibernate All Winter Long with Beacon Hill’s Lala Rokh and Charles Street Liquors

December 9, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen This winter, cozy up, stay indoors and order in from Beacon Hill’s Persian restaurant Lala Rokh and pair it with a nice bottle of wine from Charles Street Liquors. By ordering online, you can get high-end Iranian cuisine from Lala Rokh paired with your favorite alcoholic-drink from Charles Street Liquors delivered...

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Student Entrepreneur Experiences Crowdfunding Through Suffolk University Course

December 9, 2016
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Suffolk University has introduced one of the nation’s first experiential courses on crowdfunding, where students are launching campaigns to fund their own start-up companies through Kickstarter and Indiegogo. James Testa of East Boston, a Suffolk senior and Entrepreneurship major, is a student in the Sawyer Business School class that launched crowdfunding campaigns on November...

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Taking “Time In” – The Healing Process of Massage is Similar to Meditation

December 9, 2016
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By Zoe Arguello As we may already know that the burdens of life, the stresses of work and family, the emotional tension or aloneness that keep the body bound and its cells entrenched in feelings of entrapment, repressed emotions of what we think we must do and do for others, can cause our soul...

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Diane Bergeron,Michael Minogue and Mutual of America Honored at Nov 12 Gala

December 9, 2016
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The Visiting Nurse Association of Boston honored Heroes in Health Care during the nonprofit’s 11th annual Gala on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Mandarin Oriental, 776 Boylston St., Boston. The Gala was VNA of Boston’s signature fundraising event and has raised nearly $2.5 million in essential funding for VNA of Boston’s direct patient care...

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Making Gingerbread Houses

December 2, 2016
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Making Gingerbread Houses

Meghan Cleary and her son Gus, 3, worked to add decorations to their gingerbread house roof during the Hampshire House’s Gingerbread House Brunch on Sunday, Nov. 27. Gus carefully squeezed frosting on before adding marshmallows and gumdrops. The Hampshire House on Chestnut Street will hold Gingerbread House Brunches every Saturday and Sunday through Christmas.

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‘Decorating Days’ Return Dec 3 and 4

December 2, 2016
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By Dan Murphy As she has for the past 21 years, Ivy A. Turner will help lead this weekend’s volunteer effort to adorn 1,100 gas lamps throughout the neighborhood with garlands and bows. On Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at 9 a.m., Turner asks neighbors to join her at the Harrison Gray Otis House Museum...

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Winthrop Sq Project Meeting on December 5

December 2, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston Planning Development Agency (BPDA) will be holding a meeting regarding the controversial proposed building for 115 Winthrop Square in Downtown Boston  on Monday December 5, from 6:30  to 8:30 pm at the Suffolk Law School at 120 Tremont Street. The meeting will discuss the multi-use tower that might rise...

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Nichols House Museum to Celebrate 20th Holiday House Tour Dec 11

December 2, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser In 1995 three Beacon Hillers put their heads together to devise a creative fundraising scheme that would support the small house museum on Mt. Vernon Street that provides a unique glimpse into the neighborhood’s domestic life in the 19th and 20th centuries. What they came up with was so successful it’s...

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Downtown View:Good Reads

December 2, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Every year about this time I recommend a few books about Boston or by Boston authors that might make good holiday gifts for your friends or relatives. Here are three for you to consider. Winter Storms by Elin Hilderbrand This book is not literature. But it is also not junk,...

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