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Ward 5 Democratic Committee Elects Delegates, Alternates to the State Convention in June

February 29, 2012
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At its scheduled Feb. 18 caucus, the Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee elected 25 ward delegates and four alternates, to the 2012 Massachusetts State Democratic Convention, according to Ross Levanto, the committee’s secretary. Ward delegates include George Alex, Pat Amend, Eda Carroll, Suzanne Comtois, Mary Clayton Crozier, Kate Cook, Mike Dash, Mike George, Kristine...

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Celebrating the Love in Your Life

February 29, 2012
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Seeing life through the eyes of a child is one of the most rewarding and refreshing experiences. As adults, we rush through life from one “chore” to the next, while children take great pride and joy in exploring every little “mystery” that their day presents. Their innocence and curiosity provide us with hope and...

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Linear Realty Withdraws Application for Capital One’s Charles St. Location

February 28, 2012
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Linear Realty Withdraws Application for Capital One’s Charles St. Location

Linear Realty has withdrawn its application to the city’s Zoning Board of Appeal for a conditional-use change that would enable Capital One to occupy 62-66 Charles St., said Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Executive Director Suzanne Besser. Besser said Friday that the BHCA had received written confirmation from Capital One attorney Dennis Quilty that...

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BHV Hosted its First “Valentines and Victuals”

February 21, 2012
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BHV Hosted its First “Valentines and Victuals”

Beacon Hill Village (BHV) hosted its first “Valentines and Victuals” brunch on Sunday Feb. 12, at the Hill House in Beacon Hill. More than 60 members enjoyed a delicious brunch donated and served by the Paramount Restaurant. BHV extended its gratitude to its sponsors – including The Paramount, Hill House, Whole Foods and Starbucks...

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Beating Back the Banks

February 21, 2012
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One result of the agitation over the flood of banks displacing loved and needed businesses has been to point out how Boston could do more to provide the best environment for small, local business success. We know a lot about how small businesses succeed in a city and it has little to do with...

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Camargo to Step Down as BHCA Chair

February 21, 2012
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Ania Camargo will step down as chair of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) in May, curtailing her two-year term by one year. Camargo, who cited “family health reasons” as the reason for her decision, said she would continue to serve on the BHCA board and remain involved in district projects. “I can’t work...

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DCR Extends Permit Application Deadline for Field Use

February 21, 2012
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The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has extended its permit application period for recreational fields by an additional month. Permit applications for use of Commonwealth-owned athletic fields in the Greater Boston Metropolitan Area, including Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields on the Charles River Esplanade, will be accepted through March 1. “The Teddy Ebersol...

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Support Sought to Oppose Zoning Change

February 21, 2012
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Linear Retail Properties is asking the city Board of Appeal for a change in conditional use of the first floor of its building at 62-66 Charles Street from its current use as a food market to a bank. Such a change is necessary for Linear to lease the space to Capital One branch bank....

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Joseph Gallo Brings Boston’s Public Street Sculptures to Life in New Book

February 21, 2012
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Strolling through Boston, it’s easy to spot the sculptures that tourists congregate around and snap pictures of during the summer months. But what people don’t see when looking at the bronze or stone pieces is the story behind them, and what they represent. Joseph Gallo, author of  “Boston Bronze and Stone Speak to Us”...

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The Happiest Valentines

February 14, 2012
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The Happiest Valentines

Perhaps you’ve been following the trials (liter­ally) and the tribulations of a tycoon named Ronald O. Perelman. Perelman, in case you don’t know, is the chairman of the board of Revlon, Inc. He is also the head of MacAndrews & Forbes, a company that owns a lot of other companies. Coincidentally, Perelman is one...

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