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Hill Residents Help Make ‘Feast of Music’ a Success

March 8, 2012
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Hill Residents Help Make ‘Feast of Music’ a Success

New England Conservatory (NEC) is celebrating the most successful “Feast of Music” in the gala’s history. The annual event regularly attracts more than 400 guests and features a unique format of alternating courses of spectacular cuisine and fine wines, with virtuoso musical performances by NEC students. At this year’s Viennese-themed evening at the Fairmont...

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Behaving Like Bostonians

March 8, 2012
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You’ve probably read about the Esplanade Association’s vision for the Esplanade for the next century. The goals are sound, and the plans are ambitious. As with any civic project, the financial requirements are significant. Responses have often been laudatory, especially when they concern reducing the impact of Storrow Drive. But another reaction has been...

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Menino Plans More Growth for Biking

March 8, 2012
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino released the annual Boston Bikes Annual Report last week, highlighting the success of Boston’s biking initiatives and previewing plans for its continued growth. Menino launched Boston Bikes in 2007 with the goal of making Boston a world-class cycling city. Four years later, Boston has officially gained recognition as one of...

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New Wing at Gardner Museum Grand Opening

February 29, 2012
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New Wing at Gardner Museum Grand Opening

Local residents who attended the opening gala of the new wing at the Isabella Stewart-Gardner Museum are shown in photograph.

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Ward 5 Democratic Committee Elects Delegates, Alternates to the State Convention in June

February 29, 2012
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At its scheduled Feb. 18 caucus, the Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee elected 25 ward delegates and four alternates, to the 2012 Massachusetts State Democratic Convention, according to Ross Levanto, the committee’s secretary. Ward delegates include George Alex, Pat Amend, Eda Carroll, Suzanne Comtois, Mary Clayton Crozier, Kate Cook, Mike Dash, Mike George, Kristine...

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Celebrating the Love in Your Life

February 29, 2012
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Seeing life through the eyes of a child is one of the most rewarding and refreshing experiences. As adults, we rush through life from one “chore” to the next, while children take great pride and joy in exploring every little “mystery” that their day presents. Their innocence and curiosity provide us with hope and...

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Linear Realty Withdraws Application for Capital One’s Charles St. Location

February 28, 2012
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Linear Realty Withdraws Application for Capital One’s Charles St. Location

Linear Realty has withdrawn its application to the city’s Zoning Board of Appeal for a conditional-use change that would enable Capital One to occupy 62-66 Charles St., said Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Executive Director Suzanne Besser. Besser said Friday that the BHCA had received written confirmation from Capital One attorney Dennis Quilty that...

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BHV Hosted its First “Valentines and Victuals”

February 21, 2012
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BHV Hosted its First “Valentines and Victuals”

Beacon Hill Village (BHV) hosted its first “Valentines and Victuals” brunch on Sunday Feb. 12, at the Hill House in Beacon Hill. More than 60 members enjoyed a delicious brunch donated and served by the Paramount Restaurant. BHV extended its gratitude to its sponsors – including The Paramount, Hill House, Whole Foods and Starbucks...

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Beating Back the Banks

February 21, 2012
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One result of the agitation over the flood of banks displacing loved and needed businesses has been to point out how Boston could do more to provide the best environment for small, local business success. We know a lot about how small businesses succeed in a city and it has little to do with...

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Camargo to Step Down as BHCA Chair

February 21, 2012
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Ania Camargo will step down as chair of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) in May, curtailing her two-year term by one year. Camargo, who cited “family health reasons” as the reason for her decision, said she would continue to serve on the BHCA board and remain involved in district projects. “I can’t work...

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