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‘George Deem: The Art of Art History’ Opens April 11 at Athenaeum

April 3, 2012
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“George Deem: The Art of Art History” opens to the public at the Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery of the Boston Athenæum, located at 10½ Beacon St., on Wednesday, April 11. Deem, best known for his breathtakingly vivid re-workings of classic images from art history, died in 2008 at age 75, after a 50-year career...

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Small Storefronts, Big Success

April 3, 2012
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Oxford, England is my new favorite city. I went there recently to visit a friend who is working for the university’s business school. I saw all the usual things – the Ashmolean Museum, the Bodleian Library, Balliol and Magdalen colleges—you’ve probably seen these things yourself. We took a bus trip out into the Cotswolds...

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Teaching Proper Manners Will Be Offered at Nichols House Museum, April 3 & 10

March 29, 2012
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Teaching Proper Manners Will Be Offered at Nichols House Museum, April 3 & 10

On April 3 and 10 (Tuesdays) the Nichols House Museum will host “The ABCs of Etiquette” workshops for children. The workshops, to take place at the Hampshire House at 84 Beacon St., will teach children, ages 8 to 11, skills associated with proper introductions, dining and making comfortable conversation. “There was such an enthusiastic...

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Woman Assaulted on Public Walkway at Esplanade Near Bu

March 29, 2012
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An 18-year old woman was sexually assaulted early Friday morning, according to State Police, who are asking the public to use caution. The woman, a Boston University student was attacked at 1 a.m. near the Silber Way Footbridge by a man, according to the State Police. She first reported the attack to BU Police....

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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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