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Mayor and IBM Announce Launch of StartHub

November 19, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the launch of StartHub, a comprehensive, centralized, online platform designed to connect, support, and grow Greater Boston’s world-class technology and early-stage community.  Developed in a public-private partnership between the City of Boston, Venture Café, IBM, and Gust, StartHub will serve as the homepage for Greater Boston’s startup community, providing...

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Celebrating Community Outreach

November 12, 2015
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Celebrating Community Outreach

The French Cultural Center celebrated the 10th anniversary of its community outreach program, Accent on Success (the free French language program in Boston area schools), with a benefit wine dinner on Monday night, October 26th, in the Back Bay In the photo from left are Hervé Sedky (French Cultural Center Trustee), Heidi Sedky, and Jérôme...

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Halpin to Leave BHCA

November 12, 2015
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The end of 2015 will close another chapter in the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s 93-year history when MaryLee Halpin steps down from her role as executive director. Soon after joining the organization in May of 2012, Halpin, who had previously served as senior vice president of State Street Global Markets, focused on cost improvements....

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Beacon Hill Voters Follow Citywide Trend

November 12, 2015
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By John Lynds Boston voters tossed out two incumbents during Tuesday’s citywide election with Dorchester resident Annissa Essaibi-George beating out At-Large City Councilor Stephen Murphy for one of the four at-large seats and Andrea Campbell ousting District 4 Councilor Charles Yancey who has served since 1983–doubling the number of women on council. In Beacon...

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Downtown View:Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

November 12, 2015
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Let’s pretend. It is 2024. Senate bill 1747, An Act Combating Climate Change, passed the Massachusetts legislature and was signed by the governor in 2017. The bill made Massachusetts a leader in combating carbon emissions. A couple who lives in downtown Boston spent $419.61 on natural gas fuel for heat and hot water in...

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Fireside Chat Tonight with Neighborhood Physicans

November 12, 2015
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By Kathy Hull Tonight, November 10, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) is offering “The Pinkney Street Prescription,” a panel discussion with three Beacon Hill women M.D.s. They are wives, mothers, and leaders in the Boston health care field and will discuss their specialties and share the everyday challenges of their professional and family...

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Vilna Shul Engages Community To Help Restore Historic Mosaic

November 12, 2015
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By Dan Murphy The once-radiant flowers had faded from oxidation, moisture and other elements when Deborah Feinstein conceived a plan to give another life to the mosaic in the Vilna Shul community room while emphasizing the Phillips Street non-profit’s contemporary function as an all-inclusive community and cultural center. “It came from the idea of...

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Halloween on Beacon Hill

November 5, 2015
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Halloween on Beacon Hill

Jai Undavia, 1, as a bat during the Hill House Halloween Party last Thursday evening, Oct. 29. Several children and families turned out for the annual Halloween party at the Firehouse – a neighborhood tradition.

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‘Garlands & Green’ Turning 20

November 5, 2015
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‘Garlands & Green’ Turning 20

When the 20th annual “Garlands & Green” fundraiser comes to Hampshire House later this month, it will mark the two-decade mark for not only the neighborhood’s lavish holiday decorating program, but also the inception of the Beacon Hill Business Association. In 1995, Tom Kershaw, who serves today as chairman of the Hampshire House Corporation,...

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Downtown View Scandal:City Councilors Took Trips

November 5, 2015
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Since this is election week, it seems appropriate to consider recent news about our city councilors. They have enjoyed overseas trips—Israel, Japan, Korea and Taiwan were mentioned. Josh Zakim, Tito Jackson and Tim McCarthy met important local officials in Israel and also had a chance to “bathe in the relaxing and healthy sulfur springs...

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