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Gael Mahony: A Beacon Hill Legendary Advocate

November 18, 2014
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Gael Mahony: A Beacon Hill Legendary Advocate

Gael Mahony, a gentleman whose vision and leadership shaped Beacon Hill for more than 50 years, died at home on November 4.  He passed away “as elegantly and peacefully as he had lived his life,” said Connaught Mahony, his wife of 62 years. “There is nobody quite like him,” said the late Tad Stahl...

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Always Active in State and Local GOP Politics

November 18, 2014
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Always Active in State and Local GOP Politics

John Winthrop Sears was a legendary figure in state politics and public service. He held positions in Boston, Suffolk County and state government, carrying on a family tradition of leadership that dated all the way back to John Winthrop, one of the earliest governors of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and for whom the Town...

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Garlands and Greens on Nov. 19

November 18, 2014
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Join the magic as Tom Kershaw graciously hosts Garlands and Green: A Holiday Gathering at The Hampshire House on Wednesday, November 19 from 6-9pm. This popular holiday party helps raise the funds needed to support the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s project to decorate Beacon Hill’s 1,100 lamp posts with laurel garlands and red bows....

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Public Schools Making Strides

November 18, 2014
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Boston Public Schools are an excellent choice for Boston families. Steady improvement in academic achievement by BPS students, combined with the increase in families wishing to stay in the city, has led many families living Downtown to choose Boston Public schools for their children’s education. Schools in the downtown area have test scores comparable...

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From Skating Skirts to Chic Couture

November 18, 2014
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Beacon Hiller Chynna Pope, the sequin-clad young figure skater cheered by neighbors for years as she jumped and twirled on the frozen Frog Pond, has leaped into the fashion world. And she’s doing it with the same energy, style and edginess. Now, at age 27 and a student at Boston’s School of Fashion Design,...

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Downtown View Engineering Happiness

November 18, 2014
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I recently met a happy man.                 Why shouldn’t he be happy? He has what most men want: loving parents, a wife, Jana, who was his high school sweetheart, two cute little boys, a house, good friends, family members who live nearby, good training and a good job. He also possesses a fine sense...

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Hill Voters Back Coakley for Gov.

November 18, 2014
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While GOP Charlie Baker narrowly edged out Martha Coakley in last Tuesday’s state election, Beacon Hill voters backed his Democratic rival in the gubernatorial race.                 According to the city’s unofficial election results, approximately 49 percent of voters in 3, Precinct 6 and Ward 5, Precincts 3, 4, 5 and 11 supported Coakley, the...

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Downtown View Nothing Ventured

November 7, 2014
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The controversy over bringing the Summer Olympics to Boston in 2024 is soooooo Boston. It’s got all the usual characters, all the usual conflicts. It’s the grumps vs. the dreamers. Cautionists (seen as wise) vs. gung-hoists (seen as foolhardy.) Pessimists vs. optimists. Naysayers vs. soothsayers. It is a rich narrative to follow, and it...

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Community Leaders Remember Menino

November 7, 2014
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Beacon Hill community leaders are fondly remembering Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino as an outstanding person and a great friend to the neighborhood during his two-decade tenure as the city’s chief executive. Mr. Menino, the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history, died on Oct. 30, 2014. He was 71. MaryLee Halpern, executive director of...

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BHCA Zoning to Meet on Nov. 5

November 7, 2014
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On Wednesday, November 5, the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning & Licensing Committee will hold a meeting to discuss the proposed change of occupancy from University to residential and parking garage at 28-32 Derne Street, the proposed construction of a roof deck at the rear of 58 Beacon Street, and the proposed conversion to...

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