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Step Back in Time at John’s Hairstyling

February 7, 2012
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Step Back in Time at John’s Hairstyling

A fixture of Beacon Hill since 1978, John’s Hairstyling Shop offers a glimpse into a bygone era. Owner and stylist John Pacheco has modeled the 234-square-foot space on Myrtle Street after an old-time barbershop, adorning the rear wall with a compartmentalized wooden case filled with antique lather cups and the front window with stained...

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BHCA Executive Director Search is Now Underway

February 7, 2012
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Suzanne Besser, who has served as our Executive Director for ten years, will be leaving the association in June, and a search committee has been formed to find her replacement.  The committee has posted the position on Idealist.org and Craigslist. A job description can be found on www.bhcivic.org. Interested candidates may email résumés by...

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DeLuca’s to Open; 2 Businesses Leaving

January 31, 2012
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DeLuca’s to Open; 2 Businesses Leaving

The proprietor of DeLuca’s Market pledged to open his shuttered store again as two other business-owners announced their plans to leave the neighborhood at the Joint Charles Street Committee meeting Wednesday. “People don’t believe it’s going to open again,” said Virgil Aiello, owner of DeLuca’s, which has remained closed since falling prey to a...

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Athenaeum Receives $2m Grant for Curatorship of Rare Books

January 31, 2012
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Athenaeum Receives $2m Grant for Curatorship of Rare Books

Anne C. and David J. Bromer have made an important gift of $2 million to endow the Anne C. and David J. Bromer Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Boston Athenaeum, the Athenæum announced. The Bromers are the proprietors of Bromer Booksellers, specializing in aesthetically significant rare books, located in Copley Square...

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New Book Shows Nichols’ Family Ahead of its Time

January 24, 2012
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New Book Shows Nichols’ Family Ahead of its Time

June Hutchinson’s “At Home on Beacon Hill:  Rose Standish Nichols and Her Family” tells the story of a typical upper class family living on Beacon Hill during the Gilded Age, but the family is anything but ordinary. “What is so fascinating is how forward-leaning the Nichols parents were,” Hutchinson said. “They gave their daughters...

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Downtown View: If I were Mayor

January 24, 2012
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Several months ago this column featured some readers’ descriptions of what they would do if they were mayor of Boston. As you might imagine, I too have a few ideas about managing the city. Here are some things I’d do if I were mayor: • I’d plant Boston ivy to grow over selected sections...

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New Digs

January 24, 2012
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FOPG new office to be at 69 Beacon St. Patti Quinn, vice president of The Friends of the Public Garden, the 41-year-old citizens organization that works to preserve and enhance the Boston Common, the Public Garden and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, recently announced its office will move from 87 Mount Vernon St., where it...

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Longtime Civic Association Executive Director Suzanne Besser to step down

January 18, 2012
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Longtime Civic Association Executive Director Suzanne Besser to step down

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) will lose a faithful longtime staff member when Executive Director Suzanne Besser steps down from the position in June. Soon after relocating from Simsbury, Conn., in 1998, Besser landed the job, which she said drew on her previous experience working as the executive director of other non-profits and...

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MGH Warren Triennial Prize Dinner at Libert

January 17, 2012
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MGH Warren Triennial Prize Dinner at Libert

Richard Masland, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Patricia Donahoe, MD, Chief of Pediatric Surgical Services, Emeritus attended the Massachusetts General Hospital’ Warren Triennial Prize Dinner that was held at the Liberty Hotel.

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Vision for a Better Esplanade to Be Unveiled

January 17, 2012
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The Esplanade Association (TEA) will hold a public meeting, “Esplanade 2020 Unveiled,” in the Rabb Auditorium of the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. to present a community vision for the Charles River Esplanade. An initiative of TEA, Esplanade 2020 has brought together community members, public officials,...

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