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Proposed Redistricting Plan Could Mean Changes for Councilors Ross and LaMattina’s Districts

August 28, 2012
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Proposed Redistricting Plan Could Mean Changes for Councilors Ross and LaMattina’s Districts

If Mayor Thomas M. Menino signs off on a redistricting plan that the City Council passed by a vote of 7-6 Wednesday, Councilors Mike Ross and Sal LaMattina could see a shift in their constituencies. The city is required to redraw the boundaries of its nine districts every 10 years based on U.S. census...

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Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill Wins Prestigious National Award : Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine Honors Blackstone’s with Its 2012 Retailer Excellence Award for Store Events

August 28, 2012
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Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill Wins Prestigious National Award : Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine Honors Blackstone’s with Its 2012 Retailer Excellence Award for Store Events

For the second time in three years, Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill has been recognized for excellence by Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine. In 2009, Blackstone’s was named one of the Top Ten Gifted Retailers in the country by the magazine. This year, on Aug. 19, at the annual Retailer Excellence Award Gala in New...

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Police Seek to Curb Gridlock at Intersections

August 28, 2012
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Boston drivers will be introduced to “Don’t Block the Box”, an education and enforcement campaign designed to curb gridlock, and increase vehicle and pedestrian safety, at busy intersections in Boston.  The campaign is the result of a collaboration between the City of Boston and MASCO, a non-profit affiliate of the hospitals, schools, research and...

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Fire Dept. at Myrtle St. Playground

August 21, 2012
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Fire Dept. at Myrtle St. Playground

The Friends of the Myrtle Street Playground continued its summer programming with a visit from a Boston Fire Department’s Engine 4 on Aug. 9. “The kids got to drive the truck, climb all over it and wear the fireman gear,” wrote Corinne Emerick of the Friends group. “The playground and all the neighborhood children...

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‘Puppets on the Common’ Returns Thursday

August 21, 2012
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When  “Puppets on the Common” returns for its second season Thursday, master puppeteer, actress and singer Charlotte Dore hopes the universal appeal of her craft will again serve to unite disparate families from across the city. “Theatre brings people together who would otherwise have nothing in common,” Dore said. “It’s something that transcends language...

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TEA Plans Fall Gala

August 21, 2012
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The social event of the season is quickly approaching, and is on course to be the most elegant to date. The Esplanade Association’s (TEA) biennial Moon Dance Gala will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, to celebrate the historic Charles River Esplanade and the organization’s vision for its complete and thoughtful restoration, “Esplanade 2020:...

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Zoning and Licensing Not to Oppose Plan for Charles St. Inn Site Having Rental Units

August 14, 2012
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Zoning and Licensing Not to Oppose Plan for Charles St. Inn Site Having Rental Units

The sale of The Charles Street Inn moved one step closer to reality Wednesday when the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted not to oppose granting the zoning relief necessary for the prospective buyers to convert the hotel into short-term rental units. Brent Berc and Will Avanessian, principals of the...

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Adding Color to the Esplanade: Kaji Aso Studio Artists Partner with Cbi to Bring Painting to the Esplanade

August 14, 2012
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Adding Color to the Esplanade: Kaji Aso Studio Artists Partner with Cbi to Bring Painting to the Esplanade

On Saturday, July 21, Community Boating partnered with the Kaji Aso Studio (KAS) to bring water-color painting to the Charles River Esplanade. As part of the KAS Landscaping and Urban Greenways classes, faculty member Gary Tucker brought his program to the docks of Community Boating. The watercolor artists captured the sights and activities of...

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Local Restaurants to Participate in Restaurant Week, Aug. 19-24

August 14, 2012
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Nine Beacon Hill eateries will be participating in the 12th Restaurant Week Boston, popular promotion scheduled for August 19-24 and August 26-31. During this time diners can take advantage of prix fixe three course dinners for $33.12, three course lunches for $ 20.12 and two course lunches for $15.12. Prices are per person and...

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21st Amendment to Sponsor ‘Throwback Thursdays”

August 7, 2012
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21st Amendment to Sponsor ‘Throwback Thursdays”

The 21st Amendment at 150 Bowdoin St. is partnering with some of Boston’s biggest celebrities to host the first annual “Throwback Thursdays: A Summer of Charity” series. Every Thursday through the month of August, one local celebrity will team up with a veteran 21st Amendment employee as guest bartenders to raise money for a...

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