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Hanley and McGuire to be Honored at BHCA Gala

January 29, 2017
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By Suzanne Besser Deb Hanley and Frank McGuire, whose years of volunteerism on behalf of this community have made it a better place for all, will be honored by more than 200 of their neighbors at the 45th Beacon Hill Gala, sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association on February 4th at the Four...

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Torit Montessori School Opens Elementary Campus

January 29, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Torit Montessori School opened its elementary campus at the former site of Grampy’s gas station on Cambridge Street last month. The campus, which currently accommodates around 40 elementary, kindergarten and pre- kindergarten students, occupies a total of 15,000 square feet on the second through fourth floors of the five-story building at...

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Blackstone’s Celebrates 35th Anniversary with Launch of ‘Meet the Maker’ Series

January 29, 2017
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Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill, located at 46 Charles St., will kick off its 35th anniversary with the launch of the “Meet the Maker” event series on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. “Jessica Gusar of ‘Live In Mosaics’ will be our first featured local artist showcasing her mosaic collection that includes both...

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Cheek Donates WWII Visual Materials to Athenaeum

January 29, 2017
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Elizabeth E. Barker, Ph.D., Stanford Calderwood Director of the Boston Athenæum, announced the donation to the Athenæum of the collection of WWII visual materials of architectural photographer, author, and Athenæum Proprietor Richard W. Cheek. The Richard W. Cheek World War II Graphic Arts Collection contains over 2,000 posters and war maps, 189 linear feet...

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Local Projects Highlighted in Walsh’s State of City Address:FOPG Urges Caution on Winthrop Sq. Project Mitigation Funds

January 29, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In a packed Symphony Hall, Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his third State of the City Address before embarking on his re-election campaign. In his address, Walsh committed to keeping Boston accessible to all residents by investing more money in affordable housing and upgrading infrastructure and transportation options. An effort from...

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Officials Outline Legislation to Allow New Shadow from Winthrop Square Tower

January 29, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen If passed, the proposed 750 foot building slated for the Winthrop Square Garage could be the last to cast additional shadows on the Boston Common and Public Garden downtown. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) proposed a plan to push legislation that would allow the building to use up the...

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Beacon Hill Women’s Forum Dancing With the Stars

January 20, 2017
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Beacon Hill Women’s Forum Dancing With the Stars

 by Marianne Salza When Kathy Hull, a college philosophy and psychology professor, received a phone call one evening from a local dance studio inquiring if she and her husband would like to attend three, free ballroom dancing lessons, she had no idea that it would be the beginning of a new passion and a...

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Massport:Winthrop Sq Tower is Too High

January 20, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The proposed mixed use 775-foot high tower slated for 115 Winthrop Square, which is known for casting controversial new shadows on the public parks downtown, has received yet another challenge from the air. The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) came out against the proposed height of the building, saying it would interfere...

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Friends and Colleagues Bid Farewell to ‘Bernie’ O’Rourke

January 20, 2017
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By Dan Murphy On the eve of his retirement from a 39-year career with the Boston Police, Superintendent Bernard “Bernie” O’Rourke was feted by scores of friends and colleagues at Ned Devine’s Pub at Faneuil Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 11. O’Rourke, who turned 64 the next day, joined the department in 1978 as a...

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Downtown View:Shadows vs Money

January 20, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Aren’t we Bostonians better than Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump? Millennium Partners beat out several other developers in a plan to demolish the city’s decrepit parking garage at Winthrop Square and build a 700-feet-plus skyscraper, paying the city millions of dollars to be spread around for park improvements, affordable housing...

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