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Downtown View:September

September 21, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor For the past three weeks everyone has been busy. Neighborhood organizations are throwing welcome-back parties and holding meetings, confident that people are back in town. Kids gather again at bus stops. They carry backpacks and sports equipment, looking determined and full of anticipation for what their school day holds. The...

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Boston City Council News and Notes

September 21, 2017
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Council supports Home Rule Petition to allow Mayoral   appointments The Boston City Council on Wednesday, September 13, voted to pass the Home Rule Petition, which will give Mayor Martin Walsh the power to appoint members to vacant or expired seats on certain city boards and commissions if the relevant nominating entity fails to submit...

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Julia Powell Addresses the Crowd at Beacon Hill Women’s Forum Season Opening

September 21, 2017
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By Amy Tsurumi The Beacon Hill Women’s Forum welcomed back neighbors to its fifth season on September 12 at the Hampshire House.  The main room was overflowing with members eager to hear Julia S. Powell speak about her complex life journey from high-achieving scholar/athlete during her school years to Stanford-trained New York City corporate...

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Church of the Covenant Continues Work to Preserve Tiffany Windows

September 21, 2017
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At the corner of Newbury and Berkeley Streets in the Back Bay, one of Boston’s best-kept secrets  is found within the walls of the Church of the Covenant. Known for the tall steeple that sticks out amongst the shorter buildings in the block, the stonewalls of the church are illuminated by the largest intact...

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Esplanade Supporters Enjoy A Special ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ Celebration

September 21, 2017
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Tiffany’s & Co. hosted a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” celebration for the Esplanade Association’s Moondance Gala committee at their Newbury Street location on Wednesday morning, September 13th.  The committee came together to preview the spectacular platinum daisy key pendant Tiffany’s & Co. generously donated to the upcoming annual benefit gala which is to take place...

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Beacon Hill Women’s Forum Executive Board

September 13, 2017
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Beacon Hill Women’s Forum Executive Board

The Beacon Hill Women’s Forum Executive Board meets on President Sandra Gilpatrick’s deck in preparation for tonight’s forum at the Hampshire House at 6 p.m. Pictured, left to right, are Lisa Macalaster, Senaida Currie, Kathy Judge, Elisabeth Malin, Sandra Gilpatrick, Lisa Cleary, Jackie McBride, Therese Byrne and Pat Carucci.

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Artist Julia Powell to Kick-Start BHWF’s Fifth Season

September 13, 2017
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By Amy Tsurumi The opening event of the fifth season of the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF), “Artist on the Rise with Julia S. Powell,” will take place on Tuesday, September 12, at the Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street.  The evening will commence with a cash-bar cocktail hour at 6 p.m, followed by the...

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MGH Marks Recovery Month with Education Series Events

September 13, 2017
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Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) will join millions of people across America in recognizing National Recovery Month. Led by the MGH Substance Use Disorders Initiative (SUDs) – a group devoted to enhancing SUD treatment in the inpatient and outpatient setting – MGH will host a series of events throughout September to raise awareness of prevention,...

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King’s Chapel to Honor Rev Scovel

September 13, 2017
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The Reverend Carl Scovel was the admired – let’s say beloved – minister of King’s Chapel for 32 years, beginning in 1967. He was a part of the Beacon Hill community, living with his wife, Faith, and raising their children, Helen, Rebecca and Christopher, in the church’s parsonage next to the parish house at...

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Downtown View:Ingredients for A Successful City

September 13, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor What makes small cities successful? I’ve asked that question as I’ve gotten to know Portsmouth, New Hampshire, over a couple of visits. If you’ve not been to this lovely, vibrant place less than an hour and a half from Boston up Route 1 and I-95, put in on your list....

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