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Nichols House Museum to Celebrate 20th Holiday House Tour Dec 11

December 2, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser In 1995 three Beacon Hillers put their heads together to devise a creative fundraising scheme that would support the small house museum on Mt. Vernon Street that provides a unique glimpse into the neighborhood’s domestic life in the 19th and 20th centuries. What they came up with was so successful it’s...

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Downtown View:Good Reads

December 2, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Every year about this time I recommend a few books about Boston or by Boston authors that might make good holiday gifts for your friends or relatives. Here are three for you to consider. Winter Storms by Elin Hilderbrand This book is not literature. But it is also not junk,...

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BHCA Community Corner

December 2, 2016
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200 Holiday Decorators needed this weekend Come for as long or little as you can to help decorate 1100 gas lamps with garlands of green cedar and red bows. Holiday  Decorating Days on Saturday, December 3: 9 a.m.: Come to the Harrison Gray Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street. Those working outdoors will cut all...

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Karol Named COO of Watermill Group

December 2, 2016
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Beacon Hill resident Julia Karol was recently appointed president and COO of the Watermill Group, a Lexington-based strategy-driven, private-investment firm. In her new role, Karol is responsible for overall fir operations and helping Watermill portfolio companies develop and implement their strategies. Previously, as a Watermill principal, she helped guide the day-to-day operations of the...

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Bike Courier Industry Transitions to Compete in Modern Times

December 2, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen For two years bike courier Mike Oakhem, 33, from Quincy, has been zig-zagging throughout Boston’s downtown streets to hand off various goods from piping hot pizza to architecture design rolls, offering Boston residents and companies one of the quickest forms of delivery. To him, taking on this job is more than...

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A One-Woman Show:Jill Donahue has Built A Successful Public Relations Agency on Newbury Street

December 2, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Jill Donahue took over a decade to get to the field of public relations but her clients are sure glad she got there. “I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do, but I always liked the wellness industry,” recalled Donahue, principal of JD Consulting on Newbury Street. “Who doesn’t love...

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SoWa Market this Weekend

December 2, 2016
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Shop outside-the-box this holiday season at SoWa Boston’s Winter Festival.  Beginning Friday, December 2nd through Sunday, December 4th, 2016, SoWa Boston is kicking off the seasonal festivities with its annual three-day SoWa Winter Festival.  This year, the festival will take place in the iconic SoWa Power Stationlocated at 540 Harrison Ave., hosting over 100...

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Garlands and Greens Holiday Fundraiser

November 24, 2016
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Garlands and Greens Holiday Fundraiser

Lindy Roethlisberger, Tom Kershaw, and Lisa and Spencer Macalaster during the Garlands and Greens Holiday Fundraiser on Wednesday., Nov. 16, at the Hampshire House. The proceeds from the event go towards the 21st Annual Beacon Hill Holiday Decorating – which has 1,100 gas lamps decorated with 2,860 yards of garland and some 2,400 red...

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BHCA Supports Campaign to ‘Tag’ Natural Gas Leaks

November 24, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Beacon Hill Civic Association is getting behind an upcoming awareness campaign to “tag” 215 known natural-gas leaks in aging infrastructure in Beacon Hill, Back Bay and parts of the South End. In a letter to elected officials, the BHCA board of directors voiced its support for the Dec. 10 effort,...

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Downtown View:Winter Ahead

November 24, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor This is the week that seems to begin winter even though we know December 21 is the actual date. So after the turkey is finished and the guests have gone, some people look ahead and see months of cold and bleakness. I may have mentioned that I’m not that way...

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