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Local Teacher Debuts Work at BPL Series

November 18, 2016
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Local Teacher Debuts Work at BPL Series

By Beth Treffeisen The first Composer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library, Beau Kenyon, a teacher at Kingsley Montessori School debuted his first free concert on Saturday, November 12, in the Rabb Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square. The multi-platform and multidisciplinary event called, “The Sound of,” connected various members of the Boston...

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Homeless Focus of BHCA Meeting

November 18, 2016
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Homeless Focus of BHCA Meeting

by Dan Murphy At a “town meeting” sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association, around 50 residents joined police and other officials for a discussion on the issue of pervasive homelessness in the neighborhood. “It’s not a simple issue,” Captain Kenneth Fong of Boston Police Area A-1 said. “ People are on the street...

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Downtown View:Acts of Kindness and Humor

November 18, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Last week’s election produced fear and despair among most Massachusetts voters, who went for Hillary two to one. But amidst the misery, some lightheartedness, humanity and kindness showed through. Alecia told me making marijuana legal in Massachusetts was the best thing that happened on election day. “Anything to alter one’s...

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BHCA Community Corner

November 18, 2016
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Clothing Drive to benefit Center Club The Beacon Hill Civic Association is sponsoring a clothing drive to benefit our neighbors at Center Club, a program of Bay Cove Human Services. Center Club (www.centerclubboston.org) is a clubhouse for adults with psychiatric disabilities, located behind the District A-1 Police Station at 31 Bowker Street. Since 1959...

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Two Residents Struck by Truck

November 18, 2016
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Two longtime residents of Temple Street, Denise Hirschel and Harry McCue, were struck by a commercial truck while crossing a street in Woburn on Nov. 1 and seriously injured. Tragically, Denise died from her injuries on Nov. 5. Harry is at Massachusetts General Hospital facing surgery and a long, arduous recovery. A professional landscape...

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Election 2016 Results:Voters Overwhelmingly Support Hillary

November 18, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen For many in Boston the election results for the presidential election did not come out as expected. But in the heart of Beacon Hill and the West End, it is clear that they wanted one candidate over the other. “It’s incredibly disappointing, but I’m proud of the results in Massachusetts, and...

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New Memorial May Soon Come to Lederman Park Along the Charles River Esplanade

November 18, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Situated along the Charles River Esplanade, the Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Field at Lederman Park may soon get an added addition. The Boston Landmarks Commission approved the design concept for a new memorial honoring the Massachusetts General Hospital surgeon and Navy Commander Melvin Lederman who was killed while participating in field...

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Officials,Residents Wrestle with Intrusive Shadows

November 18, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The building proposed redevelopment that might go as high as 775 feet, at the deteriorated Winthrop Square Garage, may cast a shadow as far as a third of a mile away on the Boston Common, the Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall, breaking existing shadow laws. The current laws restrict any...

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SoWa Market Celebrates Successful Summer, Looks to Put District on Map

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The SoWa Market in the South End has wrapped up an extremely successful summer season, and already organizers of the venture are looking to take the next step in making the entire SoWa District the hub for art and design in all of Boston. To that end, as the Market has...

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Light Boston Turns 20

November 18, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, Light Boston seeks to illuminate architectural landmarks and other notable locations by championing for appropriate exterior lighting to enhance the city’s nighttime social vitality, aesthetics and public safety. The origins of the not-for-profit, citizen’s advocacy group dates back to 1996, when longtime Mount Vernon Street resident...

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