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Downtown View: A month in the country

August 8, 2014
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(first published in August 2013) For the first time since I was 18 years old, I have spent a month in the country. And what a beautiful country it is. Fifty shades of green complimented by the bluest sky ever. Puffy clouds ranging from gray to bright white. Dozens of goldfinches, which my father-in-law...

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BHCA Retains Legal Counsel to Help Fight Sidewalk Ramps

August 8, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) has retained legal counsel concerning Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s plan to bring neighborhood sidewalks into compliance with the Adults with Disabilities Act. “I’m an eternal optimist, even as someone who has litigated many cases, including some against the state,” said Colin Zick, an attorney and the BHCA board...

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BHCA Zoning & Licensing Comm.: Meeting Cancelled for August

August 8, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning & Licensing Committee will not be meeting during the month of August. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

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The Boston Children’s School Looks Forward to Golden Anniversary

August 5, 2014
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The Boston Children’s School  Looks Forward to Golden Anniversary

As it approaches the half-century mark, The Boston Children’s School remains committed to its original mission of bringing the joy of learning to children. Established in 1965, The Boston Children’s School is located at 8 Whittier Place in Charles River Park in the historic West End.  Enrollment is open to children starting at 2.9...

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Elizabeth Barker Named New Stanford Calderwood Director of Boston Athenæum

August 5, 2014
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Elizabeth Barker Named New Stanford Calderwood Director of Boston Athenæum

On Thursday, the trustees of the Boston Athenæum announced the appointment, by unanimous vote, of Elizabeth E. Barker as Stanford Calderwood Director of the Boston Athenæum. Dr. Barker will assume her position on Oct. 1. She succeeds Paula D. Matthews, who retired as Stanford Calderwood director and librarian in July of 2013. Deborah Hill Bornheimer,...

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Fenton Building Sells for $15M

August 5, 2014
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Suffolk University has sold the John E. Fenton Building and Annex at the corner of Derne and Hancock streets for $15 million, according to various published reports. The buyer, identified by the school as Atlas Investment Group LLC, a Boston-based, real-estate development firm, purportedly plans to transform the six-story former academic and classroom building...

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Beautify Beacon Hill This Summer

August 5, 2014
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Bright flowers, green trees, and brilliant sunlight have brought Beacon Hill alive this summer, and now you can too! “Beautify Beacon Hill” is your chance to recognize those who are allowing our neighborhood to flourish with window boxes, planters, and gardens throughout the Hill. The Beacon Hill Civic Association, the Beacon Hill Garden Club...

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BHCA Young Friends’ Group Looking for Board Candidates

August 5, 2014
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Do you know someone who’s interested in getting involved and keeping our neighborhood wonderful? The Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Young Friends are looking for candidates to join their Executive Committee for the 2015 season. The Young Friends strive to get our younger residents involved in the neighborhood, while giving them an outlet to meet new...

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August Scholars Starting Its Seventh Year

August 5, 2014
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August Scholars, a three-week summer academic program for children in the third to sixth grades, opened its doors this week at two sites—one at The Learning Project Elementary School in the Back Bay and one at Suffolk University on Beacon Hill. The program is serving 97 children who need an academic boost at the...

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Summer Dock Party

July 25, 2014
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Summer Dock Party

Enjoying the night on The Charles River at The Esplanade Association’s annual “Esplanade Summer Dock Party” on the Community Boating Docks on Thursday night were these residents.

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