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Local House Museums Present ‘Letters from Home: Boston Families Correspond’

March 29, 2012
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The House Museum Alliance of Downtown Boston has announced its spring 2012 tour series, “Letters from Home: Boston Families Correspond,” featuring correspondence from Boston’s five downtown house museums.  For these special tours, the Paul Revere House, Otis House, Nichols House, Prescott House and Gibson House Museums will draw on their rich collections of personal...

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District Crime Rate Sees Increase

March 29, 2012
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Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and downtown, has experienced a 28-percent increase in violent and property crimes to date in 2012, compared with last year, Boston police said. Between Jan. 1 and March 18 of this year, 601 incidents of Part One crime were reported as opposed to 470 in the...

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Spring Time

March 20, 2012
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Spring Time

The early spring is evident all over Beacon Hill. Will it last?

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Spring into Early Childhood Developmental at Hill House

March 20, 2012
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Spring into Early Childhood Developmental at Hill House

The tables are set with small,  inflated balloons, large sheets of paper and blue-and-white paint. Today, Sensory Art participants at Hill House are painting the sky. Some are slow to get their small fingers dirty, but by the end of the class, all are engaged. Surprisingly, given the kids’ ages (1-2 years), not much...

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Villa Mexico Café Makes Case with Zoning Board

March 20, 2012
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The owners of Villa Mexico Café are scheduled to appear before the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals at City Hall, Room 809-A, on Tuesday, March 27, at 10:30 a.m., seeking the zoning relief and licenses that would allow the restaurant to relocate to 12 Grove St. The applicants intend to open a small take-out...

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Josiah Quincy Elementary School ‘diversity Thru Art’

March 20, 2012
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Throughout the months of March and April, artists, designers, educators, parents and arts enthusiasts from our Boston Chinese Community will be leading workshops in Josiah Quincy Elementary School classrooms, exposing children and teachers to the power of expression thru the Visual Arts. The culmination of these workshops will be an art exhibit on Friday,...

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt

March 16, 2012
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Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Myrtle Street Playground Annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place at the playground on Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m. (In case of rain, the event will be held at 74 Joy St.) Come celebrate spring and Easter with your friends and little ones at the first event at the playground since the winter...

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Envy? Not Us by Karen Cord Taylor

March 16, 2012
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Envy? Not Us by Karen Cord Taylor

It’s looking as if we might have to put up with Mitt Romney for awhile. We have found out what we expected—he is a rich man, not just in the top 1 percent, but in the top .006 percent. And Mitt says we envy him. Mitt, you don’t know from envy. There aren’t many...

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Residents Support Councilors Arroyo and Ross’ Commercial Trash Pick-up Proposal

March 16, 2012
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Boston residents packed the City Council Chamber last month for a hearing on a Home Rule Petition introduced by City Councilors Felix Arroyo and Mike Ross to allow the city to regulate commercial trash collection timing that currently wakes up neighbors in the middle of the night. Arroyo said, “This is a very reasonable...

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Evening Celebrates ‘victorian Baseball in Boston’

March 16, 2012
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Red Sox fans will have the opportunity to view the present and visit the past on Opening Day of the 2012 Major League Baseball season. Not longer after the first pitch is thrown in Detroit on Thursday, April 5, to begin the Red Sox season, the Gibson House Museum and The Society for American...

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