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Supporters for Feast of Music

March 3, 2014
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Supporters for Feast of Music

New England Conservatory exceeded its goal of raising $750,000 at its annual scholarship gala “El Festín de la Música (A Feast of Music),” which took place on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. Co-chairs for the event, which pairs gourmet-banquet courses with musical performances by NEC students, were trustee Suki de Bragança...

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Joy Street Pedestrian Improvements Get Favorable Response

March 3, 2014
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The latest concept design for improving pedestrian accessibility on Joy Street drew a largely favorable response at a standing-room public hearing at City Hall on Wednesday. Connect Historic Boston – an initiative between the National Park Service and the Boston Transportation Department to improve walking, biking and public-transit routes to destinations of interest citywide...

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Civic Association board votes to support Rep. Livingstone’s proposed Mass. Eye and Ear legislation

March 3, 2014
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At its Feb. 10 meeting, the Beacon Hill Civic Association board of directors voted to support legislation proposed by State Rep. Jay Livingstone that would allow the Massachusetts Ear and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) to expand its Boston campus. The legislation would authorize the hospital to enter into a long-term agreement with the state to...

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Never Too Young to Start Cooking

February 24, 2014
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Never Too Young to Start Cooking

Children learning French through authentic regional recipes at the French Cultural Center in Back Bay. Here they’re making delicious madeleines. Miam miam. The Center’s “Summer in French” program, taught by native French speakers, offers half-day or full-day immersion programs. Children (ages 3 to 12) and teens (ages 13 to 17) discover French culture and...

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Esplanade Cafe to Open under New Management

February 24, 2014
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The former Café Esplanade will reopen under new management as the Charles River Bistro on March 21, according to Anthem Hospitality. Boston-based Anthem Hospitality and its parent company The Anthem Group assumed control of the café located near the DCR Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade last year and invested more than $250,000...

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Marathon Bomb Victim Is Featured Speaker at March’s Women’s Forum

February 24, 2014
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Allison Byrne, a marathon runner and bomb victim of last year’s Boston Marathon, will speak at the March 4 meeting of the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum, an organization formed last May to connect and inspire neighborhood women. April 15th marks the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. As the city remembers the devastating...

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Does flying make you sick?

February 24, 2014
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Every week more and more Beacon Hill families lift off from Logan, packed shoulder to shoulder with others in giant aircraft heading to ski areas, beach resorts and family compounds for much-deserved school vacations. And many of them will arrive back home with stuffy noses, itchy throats and annoying coughs. Airplane passengers, it turns...

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Snow budget still has small surplus

February 24, 2014
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Already 50 inches of snow has fallen in Boston this winter pushing the city’s snow budget to the brink. With a little over two months left before the city is out of the woods this winter the city’s Department of Public Works (BPW) has spent $16.1 million of the $18.5 million in its snow...

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Writers’ Circle

February 18, 2014
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Beacon Hill has it all, we like to think. Its own chiropractor, its own pharmacy, its own chocolate shop. And now, it even has its very own writing group, which is looking for just a few more dedicated members. The brand new Beacon Hill Writing Group held its first-ever meeting this past Wednesday. Its...

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Samantha Goudreau Steps Down from Civic Association

February 18, 2014
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Samantha Goudreau Steps Down from Civic Association

After more than three years on the job, Samantha Goudreau stepped down today as assistant to the executive director of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) to assume the role of public programs and events coordinator for the Rose F. Kennedy Conservancy. Goudreau, a 26-year-old native of Richmond, Vt., graduated from the University of...

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