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Spring Time

March 20, 2012
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Spring Time

The early spring is evident all over Beacon Hill. Will it last?

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Spring into Early Childhood Developmental at Hill House

March 20, 2012
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Spring into Early Childhood Developmental at Hill House

The tables are set with small,  inflated balloons, large sheets of paper and blue-and-white paint. Today, Sensory Art participants at Hill House are painting the sky. Some are slow to get their small fingers dirty, but by the end of the class, all are engaged. Surprisingly, given the kids’ ages (1-2 years), not much...

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Villa Mexico Café Makes Case with Zoning Board

March 20, 2012
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The owners of Villa Mexico Café are scheduled to appear before the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals at City Hall, Room 809-A, on Tuesday, March 27, at 10:30 a.m., seeking the zoning relief and licenses that would allow the restaurant to relocate to 12 Grove St. The applicants intend to open a small take-out...

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Josiah Quincy Elementary School ‘diversity Thru Art’

March 20, 2012
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Throughout the months of March and April, artists, designers, educators, parents and arts enthusiasts from our Boston Chinese Community will be leading workshops in Josiah Quincy Elementary School classrooms, exposing children and teachers to the power of expression thru the Visual Arts. The culmination of these workshops will be an art exhibit on Friday,...

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt

March 16, 2012
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Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Myrtle Street Playground Annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place at the playground on Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m. (In case of rain, the event will be held at 74 Joy St.) Come celebrate spring and Easter with your friends and little ones at the first event at the playground since the winter...

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Envy? Not Us by Karen Cord Taylor

March 16, 2012
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Envy? Not Us by Karen Cord Taylor

It’s looking as if we might have to put up with Mitt Romney for awhile. We have found out what we expected—he is a rich man, not just in the top 1 percent, but in the top .006 percent. And Mitt says we envy him. Mitt, you don’t know from envy. There aren’t many...

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Residents Support Councilors Arroyo and Ross’ Commercial Trash Pick-up Proposal

March 16, 2012
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Boston residents packed the City Council Chamber last month for a hearing on a Home Rule Petition introduced by City Councilors Felix Arroyo and Mike Ross to allow the city to regulate commercial trash collection timing that currently wakes up neighbors in the middle of the night. Arroyo said, “This is a very reasonable...

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Evening Celebrates ‘victorian Baseball in Boston’

March 16, 2012
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Red Sox fans will have the opportunity to view the present and visit the past on Opening Day of the 2012 Major League Baseball season. Not longer after the first pitch is thrown in Detroit on Thursday, April 5, to begin the Red Sox season, the Gibson House Museum and The Society for American...

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Thinking Cup Gets BHCA Non-opposition Support for Space

March 16, 2012
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Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday not to oppose the permits and relief necessary for the Thinking Cup Coffee Shop to open at 14-16 Derne St., although the committee didn’t support the establishment’s outdoor-seating plan. Thinking Cup, which operates another location at 165 Tremont St., has proposed changing the...

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MassDot Unveils Alternative for Longfellow Bridge

March 8, 2012
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MassDot Unveils Alternative for Longfellow Bridge

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) unveiled its preferred alternative for the state’s planned $260 million reconfiguration of the Longfellow Bridge Thursday at a public meeting to vet the environmental consequences of the project. The plan includes “rehabilitation and restoration in place of the existing historic bridge, reduction in outbound lanes to one vehicular...

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