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The Learning Project Reaches New Heights with their August Scholars Program

July 28, 2015
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This summer, 114 students from all over Boston have come together to dive deeply into their academics in order to stem potential ‘summer learning loss’.  August Scholars was founded in 2008 by The Learning Project Elementary School, and what started with just 8 students has now hit record numbers. The August Scholars program is...

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A Little Night Music

July 22, 2015
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A Little Night Music

The Beacon Hill Civic Association hosted their annual July event of attending the opening concert by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. This year’s event was enjoyed by all who attended. Shown (left to right) Keeta Gilmore, chairman of the board of the BHCA, Laura Connors, executive director of Beacon Hill Village, and Allison Ryder, member...

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Downtown View:The Vision-Where Is It?

July 22, 2015
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Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation, the operator since 2011 of the city-owned Faneuil Hall Marketplace, has been in recent tussles with its merchants, pushcarts, street performers and history-loving Bostonians. After public outcry and several meetings, some matters may be worked out. The latest round occurred last week when the BRA board, showing little knowledge and only...

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Indoor Cycling Studio Closer to Opening on Cambridge Street

July 22, 2015
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An indoor cycling studio is one step closer to opening in the neighborhood after the Beacon Hill Civic Association board of directors voted last week not to oppose the necessary zoning for SoulCycle to open at 300 Cambridge St. The New York City-based company, with 45 locations nationwide, intends to operate a new outpost...

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New Foot Bridge to be Next to Longfellow

July 22, 2015
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A critical component of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s ongoing renovation of the Longfellow Bridge, the Frances “Fanny” Appleton Bridge will allow pedestrians to cross Storrow Drive at Charles Circle – a route that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow walked to court the footbridge’s namesake in the 1840s as he made the trek from his Cambridge...

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Rep. Livingstone Outlines Local Aid In State Budget

July 22, 2015
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The House and Senate finalized a joint budget, which each passed on Wednesday, July 8. The budget passed by the House and the Senate included notable increases for the 8th Suffolk District. The governor had until July 11 to consider the budget. The Boston Landmarks Orchestra, an organization that provides many services throughout Boston...

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University Club Awards 6 BPS Students Scholarships

July 22, 2015
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University Club Awards 6 BPS Students Scholarships

Earlier this month, the University Club of Boston announced the recipients of its “Future Leaders of Boston” scholarship awards.  For the first time since the Scholarship Fund’s inception, six students will receive scholarships to attend college. The winners, all graduates of Boston Public High Schools include:  Payton Coutlis of Boston Latin Academy, Briana D’Amelio...

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Downtown View:Immigrants 1850

July 22, 2015
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Recently I researched and wrote a book about a group of immigrants who came to America in the 1840s and 1850s. Getting to Grand Prairie: One Hundred Londoners and Their Quest for Land in Frontier Illinois will appear this summer. It tells a true story of the farming community I grew up in. I’m...

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BHCA Zoning Opposes Changes to Building

July 22, 2015
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted to oppose the relief needed to change the occupancy of a one-family home at 70 Myrtle St. into four condo units on Wednesday – three months after the applicant withdrew without prejudice a larger-scale project slated for the site amid concerns from neighbors....

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Downtown View:Questions You’ve Always Wanted Answered

July 9, 2015
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Recently we’ve noticed small, colored plastic disks embedded in the asphalt on Boston streets, especially in sections that have been repaired. What are those disks doing there? “They signify the utility contractor that did the work” wrote Gabrielle Farrell, associate press secretary in the mayor’s office, in an email. “This gives the Public Works...

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