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Downtown View: Saving Space

March 17, 2015
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So far this year, Bostonians have truly weathered the storms. Most people have kept their cool and maintained their good nature. I have also detected a note of pride in our resilience and bravery in the face of unprecedented snowfalls. The T didn’t work. The city’s plows and melters had trouble keeping up. But...

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BHCA Young Friends Gear Up for Spring

March 17, 2015
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As we cross our fingers and wish for spring, the Young Friends are gearing up for a Third Thursday Indoor Bike Class at B/Spoke Studios on Thursday, March 19th.  There are 35 bikes available and the cost is only $30 per person. This includes shoes, water, towel and use of showers & locker room...

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FOPG Seeks New Venues for Olympics

March 17, 2015
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The Friends of the Public Garden Board of Directors voted on March 2 to request that Olympic events and ancillary structures proposed by Boston 2024 for Boston Common and Public Garden be relocated. The board vote stated that plans to construct a 16,000-seat beach volleyball stadium on Boston Common constitutes exclusive use of what...

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Falling Ice

March 10, 2015
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Falling Ice

A reader submitted this photo of a car parked on Brimmer Street near Beacon Street that fell prey to a large chunk of ice last week.

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New Charles St. Bakery

March 10, 2015
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New Charles St. Bakery

A new bakery has opened at the retail space formerly occupied by Café Vanille at 70 Charles St. Tatte Bakery and Café, which began as a farmer’s market in 2007 and has since spawned four additional brick-and-mortar locations in Brookline and Cambridge, now offer cookies, tarts and pastries at its Beacon Hill store.

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Downtown View: A handsome Building

March 10, 2015
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All the news about Boston’s central business district has been about the Millennium Tower and the remake of Filene’s. Sitting around the tower, however, is a lot of old Boston, much of it built after the devastating 1872 fire. It isn’t yet known if the tower will prove to be as handsome as some...

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Hidden Gems of Beacon Hill at BHWF

March 10, 2015
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association, Beacon Hill Seminars, Congregational Library and Archives, Friends of the Public Garden and Historic New England – five hidden gems of Beacon Hill that inspire our sense of history and curiosity in learning – will take the stage at tonight’s meeting of the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum. Lynn Dunphy,...

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Livingstone’s State House Assignments Announced

March 10, 2015
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State Rep. Jay Livingstone was recently assigned to serve on four of the Commonwealth’s bipartisan Joint Committees. Livingstone will return to the Joint Committee on Housing, which he said underwent an extensive overhaul last term to address public-housing needs, provide better oversight and give more incentives to build in the state. This term, he...

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Bill Brett’s New Book

March 4, 2015
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Bill Brett’s New Book

Suffolk University hosted a private cocktail reception and photography exhibit at its Suffolk Store on Thursday to celebrate the publication of “Boston Irish” – a 308-page hardcover volume of 275 black-and-white images captured by renowned Boston photographer Bill Brett.

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Mass. Historical Society Celebrates Landscape Architect Arthur Shurcliff

March 4, 2015
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Mass. Historical Society Celebrates Landscape Architect Arthur Shurcliff

The Massachusetts Historical Society will celebrate the legacy of one-time Beacon Hill resident Arthur Shurcliff on March 18 as the final installment of its series honoring prominent landscape architects. At that time, Elizabeth Hope Cushing, Ph.D., author of a newly published book about Shurcliff based on her doctoral dissertation for the American and New...

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