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The Green Room Offers Unique, Customized Hair Care

December 2, 2011
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The Green Room Offers Unique, Customized Hair Care

Passersby walking down River Street could easily overlook The Green Room, but the salon’s owner and sole hairdresser believes its small storefront is conducive to offering each patron a truly unique and customized experience. “I like working by myself and think should be very intimate and personal. That gets lost in...

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Eleanor Score: an Artist with Her Own Vocabulary

December 2, 2011
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Eleanor Score: an Artist with Her Own Vocabulary

Color, it’s all about the color. Eleanor Scores paintings are full of life, energy and a beautiful sense of color that is a pure expression of her joie de vivre. She lives her art. As a longtime resident of Beacon Hill and Provincetown, Eleanor reflects both city life and the seaside with a freshness...

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Nichols House Museum Announces a Festive 2011 Holiday Schedule

December 2, 2011
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Nichols House Museum Announces a Festive 2011 Holiday Schedule

What are some of the traditions that make for festive holidays on Beacon Hill? The Nichols House Museum, located at 55 Mount Vernon St. on Beacon Hill, has some suggestions with its seasonal offerings that have proved popular and much anticipated throughout the year. These include themed holiday decorations, the Beacon Hill Bell Ringers’...

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Downtown View: It Takes a Village

December 2, 2011
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That’s what our streetside litter basket has required. Some readers may remember that in June the city installed a mesh litter basket on the lamp post in front of our house at my request. It was an experiment. Would our sidewalk and tree pit be free of cups, crumpled paper and those little plastic...

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Charles Street Market Owner Buys Beacon Hill Market

November 23, 2011
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Charles Street Market Owner Buys Beacon Hill Market

The owner of Charles Street Market has purchased the Beacon Hill Market at 55 Anderson St. Tracy L. Hollander bought the market from Victor and Dee Patel, the husband and wife who have owned the convenience store since 2006. The Patels have relocated to Queens N.Y., where they will own and operate the Winchester...

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A Little Touch of Color

November 23, 2011
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A Little Touch of Color

Brilliant leaves seen from the Longfellow Bridge help brighten the view of the Mass. Eye and Ear and The Liberty Hotel on a grey November morning.

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Proposed Shuttering of State House Post Office Draws Fiery Public Response

November 23, 2011
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Nearly 50 Beacon Hill residents and State House employees were on hand last week at a public meeting to oppose shuttering the post office at the state capitol. According to United States Postal Service (USPS) spokesman Dennis Tarmey, The State Office branch is among the 31 postal outlets being evaluated for “possible discontinuance” out...

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November Sunset

November 15, 2011
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November Sunset

A view of the Longfellow Bridge from the eighth floor of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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The in Crowd

November 15, 2011
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As was the case throughout the city, Beacon Hill and West End voters favored the four incumbent candidates for city councilor at-large in last Tuesday’s election. According to the city’s unofficial election results, Ayanna Pressley topped the polls in both neighborhoods, garnering approximately 23 percent of ballots cast in Beacon Hill (Ward 3, Precinct...

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The Hidden Story of the Science Park/West End T-stop Restoration

November 15, 2011
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Ten years ago, the only means of reaching the tracks of the Green Line’s “Science Park/West End” Station, on a historic viaduct was an exhausting climb of three sets of stairs. It presented a serious challenge for the handicapped, the elderly and mothers with children in strollers living in the nearby buildings of Boston’s...

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