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Downtown View:The Pitfalls of Symbols

February 17, 2017
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Super Bowl fever brought up the topic of sports design. Surely you have noticed the Super Bowl trophy. Once in awhile someone mentions its shape, but not much. Apparently two prominent football guys sat down in a restaurant and designed it, and Tiffany made it and continues to make it. Maybe the guys who...

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BHCA Community Corner

February 17, 2017
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BHCA urges residents to attend today’s hearing The BHCA believes it is important that all accessibility improvements to pedestrian intersection ramps comply with both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and with the architectural guidelines of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission that protect the character of the historic district. In response to the city’s...

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Handmade Jewelry Store Opens on Charles Street

February 17, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Rebekah Brooks Jewelry has opened a third retail location at 96 Charles St., offering the store owner’s custom line, alongside a selection of engagement and wedding rings and antique jewels. “We cannot think of a better location for our newest store,” said Brooks, a New Hampshire native and second-generation artist who...

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Zakim and Locals Host Rally in Support of HAIS National Day of Action for Refugees

February 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen This past Sunday, over a hundred people came together to join City Councilor Josh Zakim and community allies across the region for a rally in support of HAIS National Day of Action for Refugees. The rally was held despite the snow on February 12, at 11:00 am at the New England...

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BPL Offers Online Lottery to Wed in the Copley Square Courtyard

February 17, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Boston Public Library is now offering an online lottery for six couples to exchange vows in its iconic Italianate courtyard at the Central Library in Copley Square on Sunday, June 11. “Long a much sought-after wedding venue, this initiative offers everyone regardless of economic capacity a chance to have Boston...

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Hill Moms Have Night In

February 10, 2017
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Hill Moms Have Night In

The Beacon Hill Women’s Forum Mom’s Group gathered at Sarah Papajohn’s home on Jan. 31 for “Mom’s Night In.” Pictured top left to right: Jennifer Gifford, Brittany Seymour, Sandra Gilpatrick and Sarah Papajohn; bottom left to right: Lindsay Sullivan, Laura Chassaigne and Emily Synk; attended but not in photo: Jennifer Zipp and Erica Grey.

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Dr.Atul Gawande Headlines Beacon Hill Village’s 15th Year Celebration

February 10, 2017
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Dr.Atul Gawande Headlines Beacon Hill Village’s 15th Year Celebration

By Suzanne Besser Dr. Atul Gawande, whose life-affirming and important book ‘Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End’ challenges readers to think about how they can transform the later chapters of their lives, will talk February 13 at the 15th year celebration of the Beacon Hill Village’s founding. Dr. Gawande is a...

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Sidewalk Ramp Court Case Set for Feb 14

February 10, 2017
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By Dan Murphy A judge will hear an argument against a summary judgment that could potentially allow the city to resume installing ADA-compliant ramps on Beacon Hill at the Suffolk County Courthouse in Boston’s Pemberton Square on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The Hon. Rosemary Connolly is then scheduled to determine whether to rule on the...

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Downtown View:Thinking About Taxis

February 10, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor It’s oppressive. You can’t get away from the Trump chaos. Everyone talks about it. Walk down the street, meet a friend. Immediately they bring it up even if you don’t want to hear it. A friend who is skiing in Vermont emailed me about meeting for dinner. But then she...

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Torit Montessori Students Perform Greek Mythology Play

February 10, 2017
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Torit Montessori School students performed a four-act Greek mythology play for parents in early February, the culmination of weeks of preparation and planning. Through their study of ancient Greece in combination with art, engineering, history, literacy and dramatic arts, these young (first and second-grade aged) students brought gods and goddesses to life. The teaching...

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