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Scampo Raised $5,000 for the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Curing Kids Fund

March 1, 2013
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Scampo Raised $5,000 for the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Curing Kids Fund

With this check presentation, Scampo raised $5,000 for the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Curing Kids Fund this past holiday season. By donating a portion of every gift card purchase to its neighbor, Scampo helps this wonderful hospital continue its important work of helping people fully experience life. Both Scampo and Massachusetts Eye and Ear...

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The Today Show

March 1, 2013
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The Today Show

Mass. Eye and Ear employees Lauren Mackay and Kate Horstkotte showed their enthusiasm for “The Today Show” the day after Valentine’s Day at the live taping at Faneuil Hall. The dynamic duo, who work with Drs. Jessica Fewkes and Robin Lindsey, were featured as part of the local weather report.

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Beacon Hill Receives Beautify Boston Grants

March 1, 2013
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STEPHEN S. YOUNG, BOARD chair of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA), announced last week that the City of Boston recently awarded two Beautify Boston Grants to projects on Beacon Hill. The Beautify Boston Grant Program was created by Mayor Thomas M. Menino to “support significant community initiated beautification and infrastructure projects that will...

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DeLuca’s Granted Zoning Relief Eliefelief

March 1, 2013
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DELUCA’S MARKET ON Charles Street moved another step closer to a grand reopening  when the city’s Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) voted unanimously on Feb. 13 to grant its request for variances. Applicant and proprietor Virgil Aiello had applied for zoning relief to allow the market use of a non-conforming, recently excavated portion of...

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Expanded Street-sweeping Program Begins March 1

March 1, 2013
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BEGINNING FRIDAY, MARCH 1, the city’s Public Works Department (DPW) will expand its street-sweeping program on Beacon Hill to include two additional months. The program typically ended on Nov. 30 and resumed April 1, but starting this year, sweeping begins March 1 and ends Dec. 31. Existing posted schedules, as well as parking restrictions...

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Hatch Shell Home to Impromptu Snowman Contest

February 19, 2013
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Hatch Shell Home to Impromptu Snowman Contest

The Esplanade Association (TEA) joined the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to sponsor an impromptu snowman contest at the Hatch Shell Oval on the Charles River Esplanade last Tuesday, Feb. 12. Winners received tickets to the July 3 Boston Pops rehearsal concert. In the photo: Back Bay residents Sarah Knotts and her mother...

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Charles Street Inn Clears Last Hurdle in Sale

February 19, 2013
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Charles Street Inn Clears Last Hurdle in Sale

After receiving approval for its proposed change of usage, the Charles Street Inn has cleared the last hurdle in its sale and will close its doors on April 16 to make way for short-term rental units, co-owner Louise Venden said. “It’s been a pleasure to run a business in such a fabulous neighborhood, where...

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BRA Approves Suffolk University Academic Building for Somerset St.

February 19, 2013
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Last Thursday, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board unanimously approved Suffolk University’s plans to move forward with a new campus building at 20 Somerset St. that will feature general-use and science classrooms, a light-filled cafeteria/function space and indoor and outdoor lounging areas. The BRA determined that the building is in accord with the university’s...

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BHCA Expresses Concern with Proposed Citywide Arts Festival’s Impact

February 19, 2013
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In a formal letter to event organizers, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) board of directors expressed concern with the potential impact on the Boston Common of  “Outside the Box” – an inaugural citywide arts festival planned for July 12 to 21. Besides four locations on the Common, the proposed festival would bring programming...

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The Blizzard of 2013

February 12, 2013
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The Blizzard of 2013

In the  photo the Whitneys, Jordan (left) and Adam get a free ride from their parents Rob and marcy on Charles Street Saturday afternoon.

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