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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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TEA Shows Ambitious Vision for Esplanade

February 14, 2012
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TEA Shows Ambitious Vision for Esplanade

After two years and more than 100 meetings with citizens, elected officials and other stakeholders, The Esplanade Association (TEA) unveiled “Esplanade 2020” Thursday, outlining the non-profit’s grand vision for restoring and enhancing the state park over the next 100 years. “This is a vision, a group of ideas, not a proposal or specific plan,”...

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BHCA to Talk Public Schools Feb. 27

February 14, 2012
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One important aspiration envisioned by the many community members who put together the BHCA Plan for the Neighborhood is that Beacon Hill be a place where families of all ages and financial capacities thrive. Working with surrounding neighborhoods to strengthen public K-12 education is one critical element in making this aspiration a reality. Toward...

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Longfellow Bridge Project Public Hearing on March 1

February 14, 2012
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will hold a public hearing on the Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation project at the State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Conference Rooms 1, 2 and 3, on Thursday, March 1, from 7 to 9 p.m., allowing citizens the opportunity to comment on the Environmental Assessment. The bridge rehabilitation is...

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Mead Becomes Fifth President of Beacon Hill Village

February 7, 2012
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Mead Becomes Fifth President of Beacon Hill Village

Frank Mead, one of the founders of Beacon Hill Village (BHV) in 2001, recently became the organization’s fifth president. As one of the founding directors of Beacon Hill Village, Mead helped nurture this innovative model that enables people 50 and over to live healthy and productive lives while remaining in their homes and neighborhoods. Through the...

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Step Back in Time at John’s Hairstyling

February 7, 2012
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Step Back in Time at John’s Hairstyling

A fixture of Beacon Hill since 1978, John’s Hairstyling Shop offers a glimpse into a bygone era. Owner and stylist John Pacheco has modeled the 234-square-foot space on Myrtle Street after an old-time barbershop, adorning the rear wall with a compartmentalized wooden case filled with antique lather cups and the front window with stained...

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BHCA Executive Director Search is Now Underway

February 7, 2012
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Suzanne Besser, who has served as our Executive Director for ten years, will be leaving the association in June, and a search committee has been formed to find her replacement.  The committee has posted the position on Idealist.org and Craigslist. A job description can be found on www.bhcivic.org. Interested candidates may email résumés by...

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DeLuca’s to Open; 2 Businesses Leaving

January 31, 2012
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DeLuca’s to Open; 2 Businesses Leaving

The proprietor of DeLuca’s Market pledged to open his shuttered store again as two other business-owners announced their plans to leave the neighborhood at the Joint Charles Street Committee meeting Wednesday. “People don’t believe it’s going to open again,” said Virgil Aiello, owner of DeLuca’s, which has remained closed since falling prey to a...

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Athenaeum Receives $2m Grant for Curatorship of Rare Books

January 31, 2012
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Athenaeum Receives $2m Grant for Curatorship of Rare Books

Anne C. and David J. Bromer have made an important gift of $2 million to endow the Anne C. and David J. Bromer Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Boston Athenaeum, the Athenæum announced. The Bromers are the proprietors of Bromer Booksellers, specializing in aesthetically significant rare books, located in Copley Square...

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New Book Shows Nichols’ Family Ahead of its Time

January 24, 2012
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New Book Shows Nichols’ Family Ahead of its Time

June Hutchinson’s “At Home on Beacon Hill:  Rose Standish Nichols and Her Family” tells the story of a typical upper class family living on Beacon Hill during the Gilded Age, but the family is anything but ordinary. “What is so fascinating is how forward-leaning the Nichols parents were,” Hutchinson said. “They gave their daughters...

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