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Ann Brooke Elected President of FOPG

December 25, 2012
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The board of directors of the Friends of the Public Garden has elected Anne Brooke as president. Brooke has been on the Friends board for more than six years, serving as co-chair of the Development and Membership Committees and as a member of the Executive Committee. She and her husband, Peter, live in the...

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Snyder Promoted to Ross’ Chief of Staff

December 18, 2012
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Snyder Promoted to Ross’ Chief of Staff

Michelle Snyder, who previously served as director of constituent relations for City Councilor Mike Ross, was recently promoted to chief of staff. “The people of Back Bay, Beacon Hill and the West End know well know how great Michelle is and what an amazing resource she is for the community,” Ross said. “I believe...

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CBI’s Rudolph at Sunset

December 18, 2012
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CBI’s Rudolph at Sunset

Anyone who goes westbound on Storrow Drive after the Longfellow Bridge cannot help but notice this Christmas decoration.

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Suffolk Outlines Campus Expansion

December 18, 2012
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More than 50 neighbors were in attendance at a public meeting Wednesday as Suffolk University officials outlined plans for the proposed campus expansion. Suffolk intends to erect a building at 20 Somerset St., with eight floors above grade and an additional two levels below the street. The new facility, housing 1,072 state-of-the-art general-purpose and...

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Petro Plans to Step Up Volunteer Work on Hill After Retirement

December 18, 2012
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When Donna Petro retires from her post as vice president of the Cambridge Trust Company at the end of December, she won’t be leaving Beacon Hill, but instead intends to step up her philanthropic efforts in the neighborhood. “I’ve had relationships with non-profits, and now, I’m thrilled to be doing volunteer work with them,”...

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Free Holiday Concert Planned for December 14

December 11, 2012
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Free Holiday Concert Planned for December 14

The Friends of the Public Garden is ushering in the holiday season with a series of return performances by the Back Bay Ringers at the Boston Common and Commonwealth Avenue Mall. “It’s a romantic holiday tradition to hear music played in the old-fashioned way with the ringing of the bells,” said Donna Petro, a...

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Single to Two Family is a No Go Home at 75 Hancock St.

December 11, 2012
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Single to Two Family is a No Go Home at 75 Hancock St.

Amid concerns about the precedent it would set for future residential development in the neighborhood, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday to oppose granting the variances necessary to convert a single-family home at 75 Hancock St. into two luxury condominiums. Brent Berc of Boston Real Estate Collaborative outlined...

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Massdot to Hold Hearing on Government Ctr. Project

December 11, 2012
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has scheduled a Public Information Meeting on the MBTA Government Center Station Project on Wednesday, December 12 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at 100 Cambridge Street, Second Floor, Conference Rooms B, C, D, Boston. The MBTA project team will discuss the rehabilitation work...

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School Choice Decision Process Delayed Until January

December 11, 2012
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It looks as though a decision on how the city and Boston Public Schools will reorganize the school choice system for students and families will be delayed. Mayor Thomas Menino’s External Advisory Committee on School Choice (EAC) was to make its recommendations to the Boston School Committee this month. The School Committee was to...

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Holiday Cheer

December 4, 2012
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Holiday Cheer

David Jones was out on Sunday decorating the lampposts on Joy Street as part of the annual Decorate the Hill event.

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