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Tostan NGO Founder Molly Melching Speaks at Women’s Luncheon Series

April 10, 2012
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Tostan NGO Founder Molly Melching Speaks at Women’s Luncheon Series

Molly Melching, founder of Tostan, joined guests at the Hampshire House in Boston on March 5 to discuss the ongoing effort to end the practice of female genital cutting (FGC). Tostan advocates for the rights of women and children by encouraging the abandonment of FGC and child/forced marriage, reducing infant and maternal mortality, organizing...

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CVS Robbery Succeeds; Bomb Threat Just That

April 10, 2012
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The heavy-set man wearing a black mask, gray sweatshirt and black jeans who robbed the Beacon Hill CVS Pharmacy 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning remains at large, according to Boston Police. The robber also handed a pharmacy clerk a note demanding drugs and claiming he had hidden bombs in the store and inside the West...

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Palm Sunday Mass

April 3, 2012
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Palm Sunday Mass

Palm Sunday marking the beginning of Holy Week was celebrated by Christians all over the world. Rev. Thomas Gariepy and parishoners at St. Cecilia’s Parish marked the start of Holy Week with the mass starting outside.

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BWSC to Start Work This Week on Mt. Vernon St.

April 3, 2012
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BWSC to Start Work This Week on Mt. Vernon St.

The Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) is scheduled to relay the water main on Mount Vernon Street beginning this week. According to BWSC officials, the city agency has contracted Hyde Park-based P.Gioioso & Sons to relay the 12-inch pipe. The project is scheduled to take two weeks to complete. Traffic and parking impacts...

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Villa Mexico Café Defers City Hearing to Reach Consensus with Neighbors

April 3, 2012
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The owners of Villa Mexico Café opted to defer their hearing with the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals last Tuesday, saying they postponed the meeting “in the hopes of reaching a consensus with our community.” Owners Julie King and her daughter, Betsy, intend to relocate the small take-out restaurant specializing in Mexican food from...

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‘George Deem: The Art of Art History’ Opens April 11 at Athenaeum

April 3, 2012
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“George Deem: The Art of Art History” opens to the public at the Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery of the Boston Athenæum, located at 10½ Beacon St., on Wednesday, April 11. Deem, best known for his breathtakingly vivid re-workings of classic images from art history, died in 2008 at age 75, after a 50-year career...

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Small Storefronts, Big Success

April 3, 2012
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Oxford, England is my new favorite city. I went there recently to visit a friend who is working for the university’s business school. I saw all the usual things – the Ashmolean Museum, the Bodleian Library, Balliol and Magdalen colleges—you’ve probably seen these things yourself. We took a bus trip out into the Cotswolds...

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Teaching Proper Manners Will Be Offered at Nichols House Museum, April 3 & 10

March 29, 2012
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Teaching Proper Manners Will Be Offered at Nichols House Museum, April 3 & 10

On April 3 and 10 (Tuesdays) the Nichols House Museum will host “The ABCs of Etiquette” workshops for children. The workshops, to take place at the Hampshire House at 84 Beacon St., will teach children, ages 8 to 11, skills associated with proper introductions, dining and making comfortable conversation. “There was such an enthusiastic...

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Woman Assaulted on Public Walkway at Esplanade Near Bu

March 29, 2012
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An 18-year old woman was sexually assaulted early Friday morning, according to State Police, who are asking the public to use caution. The woman, a Boston University student was attacked at 1 a.m. near the Silber Way Footbridge by a man, according to the State Police. She first reported the attack to BU Police....

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Local House Museums Present ‘Letters from Home: Boston Families Correspond’

March 29, 2012
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The House Museum Alliance of Downtown Boston has announced its spring 2012 tour series, “Letters from Home: Boston Families Correspond,” featuring correspondence from Boston’s five downtown house museums.  For these special tours, the Paul Revere House, Otis House, Nichols House, Prescott House and Gibson House Museums will draw on their rich collections of personal...

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