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AMC Buildings Returning to Condominiums

March 24, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The current home of the Appalachian Mountain Club  (AMC) headquarters on Joy Street in Beacon Hill will soon be condos. The architect Guy Grassi, who is behind the major renovations and restoration of these three brick row houses, presented the changes at last week’s Beacon Hill Architectural Commission meeting. Due to...

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Downtown View:Where Things Stand: Winthrop Square

March 24, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor The proposed 775-foot tower to be built on the site of a grungy city garage started out nicely when plans were unveiled last summer. The developer, Millennium Partners, was largely responsible for revitalization of Washington Street with the Ritz complex, Millennium Place and the Millennium Tower that filled in Vornado’s...

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Nichols House Receives Accreditation from AAM

March 24, 2017
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The Nichols House Museum has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public. Executive Director Victoria McKay is “ecstatic about the commission’s decision and very grateful to the...

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BHCA Community Corner

March 24, 2017
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Public Forum on Millennium Partners’ proposal April 3  The Beacon Hill Civic Association will host a public forum on April 3 at which the Millennium Partners will present their plans for a mixed use tower at the location currently occupied by the Winthrop Square Garage. The presentation will include the developer’s animated imaging studies...

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MassDOT Seeks Comments on Five-Year CIP Plan

March 24, 2017
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Neighborhood organizations, as well as individual residents should take full advantage of expressing comments and suggestions on potential transportation projects which could be included in the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) upcoming five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP). Now in the process of updating the CIP for fiscal years 2018-2021 and adding on fiscal year...

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Beacon Hill Village Offers Help on Planning for Critical Medical Care

March 24, 2017
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By Betsy Peterson The choices of medical treatment–and how far to pursue treatment–are confusing and hard enough when you are healthy. Palliative care or hospice (and what’s the difference?) Advance directive? MOLST? DNR? And if you are too sick to make the decision, who will decide, and what will they decide? Resuscitation? Intubation? Artificial...

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Overnight Closures on Storrow Drive Posted

March 24, 2017
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MassDOT will implement overnight double lane closures on Storrow Drive westbound in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge through Friday, March 24. The closures will be implemented from 11:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM the following morning. The closures are necessary to safely perform work on the Longfellow Bridge above the roadway. Traffic...

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Kids 4 Coding Youth Summer Programming:Camps plug into Cambridge and Brookline

March 24, 2017
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Kids 4 Coding, the Atlanta-based technology startup creating a tech-ready generation, expands its Boston offerings in 2017 with campus-based summer programs at both Newberry College in Brookline and the Sherrill Library in Cambridge. One week half- and full-day camps for youth ages 7-15 focus on digital literacy and coding proficiency, unlocking and encouraging students’...

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Learning Project Students Honor ‘International Women’s Day’

March 17, 2017
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Learning Project Students Honor ‘International Women’s Day’

At 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, the corner of Marlborough and Clarendon streets came alive with a crowd of elementary school students holding mini “picket signs,” each marked with something new that the children learned about women, stereotypes and inequality. This was the culmination of The Learning Project Elementary School’s first-ever “teach-in,” with...

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Esplanade Association Welcomes New Marketing and Events Manager

March 17, 2017
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Esplanade Association Welcomes New Marketing and Events Manager

By Dan Murphy Kelsey Pramik comes to her new role as the marketing and events manager of The Esplanade Association with a heartfelt appreciation for the city’s parklands that draws on her previous experience with the Charles River Conservancy. As a past participant in the Esplanade 5K and Sunset Yoga on the Esplanade, Pramik...

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