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Downtown View:Pockets of Diversity

By Karen Cord Taylor A few weeks ago I went to “The Dynamic City,” a conference at Boston University sponsored by Historic New England and two BU departments—the Initiative on Cities and the American and New England Studies Program. The presentations were first-rate, the speakers interesting and the topic of how historic preservation fits...

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Beacon Hill Art Walk Set to Return on June 5

The Beacon Hill Art Walk is an annual event that takes place on the first Sunday in June from 12-6 p.m., throughout the nooks and crannies of Beacon Hill’s North Slope. Residents open up their private gardens, alleyways and courtyards and allow artists to display and sell their artwork. It is a chance for...

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Another Look at Proposal for 33-61 Temple Street

By Dan Murphy Neighbors got another look at the latest plans for what will be the largest residential redevelopment project in Beacon Hill’s history on Monday, May 16, at the second public meeting sponsored by the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Dedham-based JDMD Owner, LLC intends to transform the interconnected, six-story Hiriam J. Archer and Frank...

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Civic Association Holds 94th Annual Meeting

By Dan Murphy The Beacon Hill Civic Association held its 94th annual meeting at the Union Club of Boston on Monday, May 16. At that time, Priscilla Fales, a longtime Beacon Hill Nursery School teacher who is set to retire next month, was presented with the 19th annual Beacon Award for her “significant and...

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Leslie Adam Joins Hammond Residential Back Bay/Beacon Hill Office

Melissa Dunn, manager of Hammond Residential Real Estate’s Back Bay/Beacon Hill office, is pleased to announce that Leslie Adam has affiliated with Hammond. In her new role, Adam looks forward to collaborating with buyer and seller clients from Hammond’s office location at 66 Beacon Street on the corner of Charles Street.  Adam draws upon...

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BRA Hires Company to Help Re-brand Itself as More Approachable

By Seth Daniel Looking to become a more friendly and approachable agency, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved a contract with Boston-based Continuum to help rebrand the agency as more trustworthy. The approval came at the BRA’s Thursday meeting, May 12, and allocated no more that $670,000 to the Continuum contract. The contract...

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Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series to Start

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) will launch the 2016 Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield on Wednesday, June 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Copley Square. The three-month series brings 21 free fitness classes per week to parks in 11...

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Jill Bourne Chosen as New President of the Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library Board of Trustees voted last week to extend an offer of employment for President of the Boston Public Library to Jill Bourne, City Librarian for the San Jose Public Library. The decision was made following public interviews of Bourne and David Leonard, Interim President of the BPL, and deliberation amongst...

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Boncore Sworn in as New Senator

By John Lynds Last Thursday in front of a packed Massachusetts Senate Chambers, Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop) was officially sworn in as the new First Suffolk and Middlesex State Senator by Governor Charlie Baker. Boncore won the seven man special election race for the seat during the Democratic Primary in March. With no Republican challenger,...

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Four Decades of Residents Beautifying Temple Street

Four Decades of Residents Beautifying Temple Street

By Suzanne Besser Last weekend Temple Street got all dolled up. More than thirty residents came together to sweep away winter’s debris and dress the gently sloped street in its spring finery. Salmon-colored geraniums, white petunias and purple verbena now spill from its planters, while its hand-tilled tree pits sport red, pink and white...

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