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Recalling a Visit to Mary Baker Eddy Library

June 21, 2012
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Ten years ago, I traveled from my agrarian hometown in Washington State to the big city of Boston. After the trip, our local newspaper, the Tri-city Herald, ran an article on my excursion, probably to prove I’d survived the 6,000-mile airline trip. With the New York City Twin-Towers attack of Sept. 11, 2001, still...

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The Sad State of Architecture in Boston

June 21, 2012
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It’s exciting to look at the drawings of Millennium Partners’ skyscraper superimposed on the Filene’s hole. Its interesting shape and slender profile make it look like a building in 2012 should look—at least in conservative Boston. I wish the building had a more interesting top, and I wonder why city officials tolerate these flat-topped...

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Eye and Ear Infirmary Solicits Public Feedback as It Eyes Campus Expansion

June 21, 2012
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As the hospital begins exploring new options for the expansion of its campus, the Massachusetts Ear and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) is soliciting the public’s input at an informational meeting next week. Hospital spokesperson Jennifer Street said this new effort is a departure from last year’s proposal, which included three development projects and drew criticism...

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Fashion Show ‘Sparkles’ for Rosie’s Place

June 12, 2012
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Fashion Show ‘Sparkles’ for Rosie’s Place

Left to right: Sparkle V models (Top Row) Bianca de la Garza, Cheryl Fenton, Alexandra Hall, Lisa Pierpont: (Bottom Row) Megan Johnson. Kelly Malone, Jenny Johnson and Ami Albernaz.

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UClub Awards 3 Scholarships to BPS Students

June 12, 2012
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UClub Awards 3 Scholarships to BPS Students

The University Club of Boston announced recipients of its “Future Leaders of Boston” scholarship awards.  The winners include three Boston Public High Schools students:  Nancy Figueroa of East Boston High School; Samuel Obanla of Boston Preparatory Charter School and Joana Rosa of Madison Park High School..  Each will receive $5,000 annually for four years...

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Louisburg Sq. Renovation Tabled by Bhca

June 12, 2012
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In light of serious concerns raised by abutters to the project, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday to table its decision on the planned rehabilitation of a townhouse at 12 Louisburg Square. The homeowner intends to convert the three-family house into a single-family unit in multiple phases, resulting...

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Myrtle Street Playground Kicks off Summer Programming Thursday

June 12, 2012
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The Friends of the Myrtle   Street Playground kick off its summer programming on Thursday, June 14, at 4 p.m., with a visit from the owners of Sweet Georgia P’s organic farm in Scituate. Former Beacon Hill residents Joe and Rebecca Pimentel will be on hand with live baby chicks, eggs and seedlings to help...

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Ninth Annual Party

Ninth Annual Party

The Ninth Annual Party in the Park was held on May 16 in the Back Bay Fens. More than 700 attended the event that raised more than $560,000 for the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s Justine Mee Liff Fund. Co-Chair Janet Atkins (center) with Committee member Julia Hume Gordon and Susan Poduska.

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Esplanade’s Eliot Memorial Revitalization Around the Corner

Esplanade’s Eliot Memorial Revitalization Around the Corner

Visitors to the Charles River Esplanade can expect to see a revitalized and better maintained landscape around Eliot Memorial, next to Community Boating, this fall thanks to recent grants from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Partnership Grant Program, Porpoise Fund, Lawrence and Lillian Solomon Fund and Garden Club of the Back...

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Overall District Crime is Up

June 6, 2012
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The pre-summer months have seen a seven–percent spike in violent and property crimes in Area A-1, compared with last year, according to Boston Police. Between Jan. 1 and May 28 of this year, 1,104 incidents of Part One crime were reported in Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and downtown, as opposed...

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