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Sidewalk Ramp Court Case Set for Feb 14

February 10, 2017
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By Dan Murphy A judge will hear an argument against a summary judgment that could potentially allow the city to resume installing ADA-compliant ramps on Beacon Hill at the Suffolk County Courthouse in Boston’s Pemberton Square on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The Hon. Rosemary Connolly is then scheduled to determine whether to rule on the...

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Downtown View:Thinking About Taxis

February 10, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor It’s oppressive. You can’t get away from the Trump chaos. Everyone talks about it. Walk down the street, meet a friend. Immediately they bring it up even if you don’t want to hear it. A friend who is skiing in Vermont emailed me about meeting for dinner. But then she...

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Torit Montessori Students Perform Greek Mythology Play

February 10, 2017
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Torit Montessori School students performed a four-act Greek mythology play for parents in early February, the culmination of weeks of preparation and planning. Through their study of ancient Greece in combination with art, engineering, history, literacy and dramatic arts, these young (first and second-grade aged) students brought gods and goddesses to life. The teaching...

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Beacon Hill Offers Romantic Options for Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2017
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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, couples can enjoy a romantic evening without straying far from Beacon Hill. Couples can begin the night with cocktails at the Taj Boston or the Four Season Hotel, both of which provide spectacular views of the Public Garden, before enjoying ice stating for two on the Boston Common’s Frog...

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Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson Calls for Sanctuary Public Schools

February 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayoral candidate and Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson called for a hearing on a resolution to affirm sanctuary schools in the Boston Public School (BPS) system at the last week’s Boston City Council hearing. The hearing will reaffirm that students, parents, and staff in the Boston Public School system have the...

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Patriots Parade 2017

February 8, 2017
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Patriots Parade 2017

Patriots Victory Parade, photos by Joseph Prezioso and Katy Rogers.

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WECA Makes Donation

February 3, 2017
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WECA Makes Donation

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, the West End Civic Association (WECA) presented its annual donation to Christopher’s Haven, One Emerson Place. WECA President Susann Benoit, joined by John Wilson, WECA President Elect, and Jacqui Soroko, the WECA member who nominated the organization for the donation, presented a check for $250 to Catie Botting, Family Services...

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Boston City Council Passes Resolution in Support of the Equality Act

February 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council passed a resolution in support of amending the Civil Rights Act to be more inclusive on the issue gender identity and sexual orientation. The proposed change that is sponsored by U.S. Representative David Cicilline and U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to...

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Lots of History as BHCA Gala Celebrates 45th Anniversary on Saturday

February 3, 2017
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By Suzanne Besser In 1972 the Beacon Hill Civic Association, looking for a way to celebrate its 50th anniversary, opted to invite the entire community to a black tie ball. A dance committee was formed, arrangements made and tickets sold for what then was considered to be a one-time event. But the Dance was...

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Downtown View:A Recipe for Cooking

February 3, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Take one old hot dog factory. Add two big kitchens, eight convection ovens, 12 food truck spaces, several 15-gallon mixers, a frying pan logo, a 1,800 square-foot refrigerator and 45 start-ups. Stir in $15 million of public money, tax credits and donations. Cook for seven years while raising money, renovating...

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