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Charles St Clean-Up Set for Wednesday

October 21, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Joint Charles Street Committee is spearheading a fall clean up on Wednesday, Oct. 19, to not only beautify the street, but also to raise awareness of its tree-pits. “We want residents to get involved and adopt a tree-pit, and for businesses to become stewards of the tree-pits in front of...

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Fundraiser Aims to Call Attention to Gas Leaks

October 21, 2016
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By Dan Murphy An upcoming fundraising event at Hampshire House intends to bring the issue of natural-gas leaks throughout Massachusetts to the forefront. Ania Camargo, who is heading the statewide gas-leak campaign for Mothers Out Front, which she describes as a  “grassroots movement made up of mothers, grandmothers and other caregivers who care passionately...

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Downtown View:A Poligrip Ad: Is this Us?

October 21, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Some pundits investigate the culture of America though our political system, which shows us as basically nuts. I prefer advertisements—television advertisements during the 6:30 evening news to be exact. I watch those shows because I expect them to be fairly neutral in coverage. Fox News is out of the question—all...

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BHCA Community Corner

October 21, 2016
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Our Homeless Population Who are they? Boston’s downtown area is home to one of the city’s largest homeless populations, according to the Boston Police Department Street Outreach Team’s semi-annual census. Conducted last summer and winter during the night, officers gather demographic information by conducting interviews with homeless individuals they encounter in parks, garages, alleys,...

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McCarthy Works to Connect Schools Through Creating College and University Engagement Office

October 21, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen In an effort to increase collaboration, communication and partnerships between the colleges and universities, the City of Boston, and various non-profits throughout the city, Councilor Timothy McCarthy is working with the other councilors to create a College and University Engagement Office. The order that was brought forward at the September 28...

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Adoption Made Easier:Baker-Polito Administration Highlight Progress on Regulatory Reform Efforts at the Animal Rescue League of Boston

October 21, 2016
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The Baker-Polito   Admin-istration highlighted significant changes in the state regulations as part of the extensive regulatory review process, at the Animal Rescue League located in the South End, which resulted in improving the lives of shelter animals and increasing space and flexibility for animal shelters around the state. The change in regulations made it...

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Refugee Exhibit Now Going On at Long Wharf

October 21, 2016
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Most Americans do not know what it is like to have to leave your home, your neighborhood and your country and undertake a perilous journey that you do not know what awaits you if you are lucky enough to survive the crossing. However, for more than 65 million people in places like South Sudan,...

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Historic New England Raises Funds to Support New England History

October 21, 2016
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Historic New England hosted “A Century on The Hill” on Sept. 30, with Committee Co-chairs Joan and Ernst Berndt, Karen and Warren McFarlan, and Gina and Steve White. Beacon Hill residents Joan and Ernst Berndt served as co-chairs of the event and welcomed more than 100 guests to the historic Otis House for an...

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Polo in Boston

October 14, 2016
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Polo in Boston

Players competed on the open field, muddy and wet, making control of the ball difficult at times during Boston’s inaugural Polo team match against New York on Sunday, Oct. 2, in Georgetown. Players from the neighborhood hope to get Boston on the map as a competitive polo city. Boston lost its opening match, 9-11,...

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“Cook with a Fire in Her Soul” at the BHWF Tonight

October 14, 2016
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“Cook with a Fire in Her Soul” at the BHWF Tonight

By Kathy Hull Tonight, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) welcomes Azita Bina-Seibel, one of Boston’s top chefs and restauranteurs, for her talk “Cooking: The Recipe for Success.”  Included in Esquire’s “Female Universe of Culinary Bostonians,” Ms. Bina-Seibel is co-owner of the Beacon Hill gems LaLa Rokh and Bin 26 Enoteca.  She cultivated her...

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