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BPMA to Hold Harvest Festival on Oct 20

September 22, 2016
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On Thursday, October 20, the not-for-profit Boston Public Market Association (BPMA) will hold its first annual Harvest Party, a special night for friends and fans of the city’s local food marketplace to savor and sip the best of New England and enjoy live music and engaging experiences, all while supporting the BPMA’s mission-driven work:...

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Second Hackathon Event to take Place,October 1 as Part of HUBweek

September 22, 2016
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The Girl Hackathon, a program founded by Beacon Hill residents to spark a lifelong interest for girls in technology, is hosting its second program at MassChallenge as part of HUBweek on October 1, 2016.  Limited spaces to this free program are still available at https://hubweek.org/events/girl-hackathon/. The Girl Hackathon is a two-hour program that empowers...

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Kate Bell at Home as Councilor Zakim’s New Neighborhood Liaison

September 22, 2016
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By Dan Murphy When she assumed the role of City Councilor Josh Zakim’s neighborhood liaison in July, Kate Bell admits her previous exposure to Beacon Hill and the Back Bay was primarily as a tourist, but she quickly felt at home in his district, which also includes Fenway, Kenmore Square, Mission Hill, Audubon Circle...

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At BHWF on Tuesday, Sept 13

September 15, 2016
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At BHWF on Tuesday, Sept 13

From left: Award-winning newswomen Jadiann Thompson, Emily Rooney and Margery Eagan – each at a different stage of their storied careers – will share their perspectives on life & the 2016 Presidential election coverage during “Sensation Over Substance: The Challenges of Being A Newswoman Today,” which takes place at the UMass Club, 1 Beacon...

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Meeting Held on Improving North Station Transportation

September 15, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The city held a second public meeting at the West End Museum on Wednesday to discuss its “action plan” that intends to improve various modes of transportation accessibility around North Station. “This is not a study,” said Josh Weiland, senior transportation planner for the Boston Redevelopment Authority. “The goal is to...

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BHCA Zoning Votes Not to Oppose Sale or Transfer of Simmons Liquor

September 15, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Despite neighbors raising serious concerns about the current operation, the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee voted not to oppose the sale of Simmons Liquor and transfer of its liquor license to a new owner. Tom Patel, proprietor of Dara’s Wine & Spirits in Mission Hill and several other...

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Downtown View:Can O’Malley Cut It?

September 15, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Forty-year-old Faneuil Hall Marketplace has recently had a tough time, especially since the New York-based Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation took over the ground lease and became the manager of the retail and restaurant businesses five years ago. Although it is Boston’s top destination for tourists, it is less popular with residents,...

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‘Public’ Pianos Coming to the Hill

September 15, 2016
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Between Sept. 23 and Oct. 10, the sight and sounds of passersby tickling the ivories will be commonplace on Beacon Hill with the installation of two “public” pianos. The pianos located at King’s Chapel and the State House in Ashburton Park on Bowdoin Street will be part of the Celebrity Series of Boston’s “Street...

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A Distinguished New Neighbor:Cross Takes Over Consul’s Role,Residence in Beacon Hill

September 15, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Harriet Cross, a career diplomat with extensive experience in international relations, is the new British Consul General of Boston and New England. Mrs. Cross began her work on Aug. 22 in the esteemed position as the leader and liaison for the 70,000 British nationals living in the region, succeeding former Consul...

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Pop-Up Farmers Market at the Fall HillFest

September 15, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser No need for Beacon Hillers to trek their way up and down a grocery aisle this weekend. Instead, they can make their way to Mt Vernon and Brimmer streets where a Farmers Market will pop up Sunday between noon and 4 pm at the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Fall HillFest. At...

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