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Downtown View:What is Best for Us, not Tsarnaev

April 15, 2015
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We’ve had the trial even though Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers admitted he was guilty on the first day. This trial was important to endure. If we hadn’t had it, the conspiracy theorists would crawl out, accusing the police of cover-ups. The Fox-TV screamers would be concocting stories about how it was all Obama’s fault. The...

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New Director at Nichols House

April 15, 2015
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Following an extensive search, Victoria Glazomitsky was recently named the new executive director of the Nichols House Museum (NHM). “I could not be more thrilled to join the Nichols House Museum team,” Glazomitsky said. “It is not only an architectural and cultural treasure, but also has an amazing story, particularly as reflected through the...

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BPD’s Captain Fong Meets with Hill Community

April 15, 2015
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Captain Kenneth Fong of Boston Police Area A-1 was on hand at the Mt. Vernon Street firehouse Wednesday for a meeting of the Beacon Hill Civic Association Safety Committee. At this time, Fong reported the Part One crime (property and violent crimes) statistics from Jan. 1 through April 7 of this year, compared with...

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Team Friends Preserves Parks for the Long Run

April 7, 2015
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Team Friends Preserves Parks for the Long Run

The Boston Marathon, a city staple for 118 years, is quickly approaching. The event showcases the strength and determination of the local and global community, joining together to support the participants—amongst whom are the two women running this year in support of the Friends of the Public Garden. Deborah Howe and Lina Hristova are...

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Spring is Your Chance to Beautify Beacon Hill

April 7, 2015
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After what has seemed like an endless winter, we’re finally starting to see the first signs of spring emerging. As the last of the snow disappears and flowers begin to bloom, we hope that you’ll take the opportunity to recognize neighbors during the spring edition of “Beautify Beacon Hill.” The Beacon Hill Civic Association,...

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Creative Kitchens Tour 2015

April 7, 2015
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Rarely seen behind the brick facades of Boston’s 19th century townhouses are the kitchens within.  A special event to be held Saturday, April 11, offers a rare opportunity to do just that. The Creative Kitchens Tour 2015 welcomes guests to step into the heart of eight distinctive homes on Beacon Hill and the Back...

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Charles Bank Playground and Lee Pool Closed for Construction

April 7, 2015
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Beginning Thursday, April 2, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has closed both the Charles Bank Playground and the Lee Wading Pool, located at 280 Charles St., to assist with construction at both facilities. DCR will be replacing the surface of the playground and is constructing a spray deck at the pool. The...

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Downtown View: Young Adults Invest in City

April 7, 2015
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This is what older adults think of the newly minted adults—20 to early 30s—living on their block: They have loud parties. They drink too much. They put their trash out at any old time and don’t bag it properly. They have too many dogs, and they don’t pick up the you-know-what. They don’t care...

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BLC Anniversary Celebrations Start on Boston Common

April 1, 2015
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BLC Anniversary Celebrations Start on Boston Common

On a recent brisk evening in March, a group of hearty Bostonians relished the opportunity to take a “Spin in the Park” to kick off the Boston Landmarks Commission’s (BLC) 40th anniversary. The tour of Boston Common, a designated landmark since 1977, was co-hosted by BLC and the Friends of the Public Garden. Friends...

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Water and Sewer Increases Are Part of Larger Story

April 1, 2015
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Anyone who gets a bill from the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) might have noticed over the last few years that those bills have steadily gone up. In fact, since 2013, rates have increased by nearly 14 percent, and by 5.05 percent just this year. For the average homeowner in Charlestown, that can...

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