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‘Boston Public Library’ a Story Worth Telling

November 1, 2011
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Catherine J. Willis first devised the idea for “Boston Public Library” – the most recent addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America book series – as a way to help the library as it struggled with budgetary cutbacks. “I thought, ‘What can one person do to help the library?’” said Willis, a Charles River...

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‘Top Dish’ Serves Healthy Food for a Good Cause

October 25, 2011
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‘Top Dish’ Serves Healthy Food for a Good Cause

On Friday, Oct. 14, Exhale Magazine and Billy Costa of NECN’s “TV Diner” hosted the first annual “Top Dish” event, which brought together local chefs, farmers and producers at the Epi Center in South Boston to raise funds for The Greater Boston Food Bank and celebrate local, healthy food. The event featured samplings from...

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A Memorable Dining Experience

October 25, 2011
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Despite the scores of autographed photos and countless other pieces of sports memorabilia that adorn the walls of West Side Johnnie’s, owner John Caron insists the Portland Street establishment isn’t a sports bar. “There’s a lot of nostalgia here, but not just sports,” Caron said. “It’s also politics religion, movies and music.” A Melrose...

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Proposed Redistricting Could Mean New Elected Officials on Beacon Hill

October 25, 2011
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The Proposed redistricting of Massachusetts’ U.S. house and Senate seats could mean changes in the elected officials representing Beacon Hill and the Back Bay. According to a map unveiled by the state legislature’s Special Joint Committee on Redistricting last Tuesday, Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz would lose districts in Beacon Hill, and the Back Bay, while...

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BHCA Safety Committee to Welcome Police at Informal ‘Meet and Greet’

October 18, 2011
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BHCA Safety Committee to Welcome Police at Informal ‘Meet and Greet’

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Safety Committee will again welcome police at an informal “meet and greet” later this month, allowing residents the opportunity to talk with local law enforcement. Captain Bernie O’Rourke and Sgt. Tom Lema, both of Boston Police Area A-1, are expected to join Safety Committee Chair Paula O’Keeffe at...

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TEA 10th Anniversary Celebration Will Be Hot, Hot, Hot!

October 18, 2011
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What better way to celebrate 10 years of achievements than to throw a big, fun dance party! The Esplanade Association (TEA) is hosting a festive evening at the lovely Royal Sonesta, which boasts a stunning panoramic view of the Esplanade, on Friday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. It might be getting chilly outside, but...

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Suffolk Students Vacate Holiday Inn

October 18, 2011
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Suffolk University has honored its agreement with the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) by vacating all students from the Holiday Inn at Blossom and Cambridge streets, according to John Nucci, the school’s vice president for government and community affairs. Suffolk began providing housing at the hotel about 10 years ago “due to overages based...

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Farmers’ Market Still Busy!

October 11, 2011
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Farmers’ Market Still Busy!

The City Hall Farmers’ Market is still going strong and will operate for six more weeks. An ever changing selection of produce, specialty foods, meat, baked goods, and flowers will arrive on City Hall Plaza each Monday and Wednesday until Thanksgiving.

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‘Antiques Roadshow’ Appraiser Views Rare Piece in Nichols House Museum Collection

October 11, 2011
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‘Antiques Roadshow’ Appraiser Views Rare Piece in Nichols House Museum Collection

Leigh Keno – an American antiques expert, author and on-air furniture appraiser for the PBS series “Antiques Roadshow”- was on hand at the Nichols House Museum last Tuesday to view a rare piece in its collection. Keno came to see a painted pier table crafted by famed cabinet-makers John and Thomas Seymour that Robert...

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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee Vote Not to Oppose Variance for 3 Sentry Place

October 11, 2011
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee unanimously voted Wednesday not to oppose a Floor Area Ratio (FAR) variance requested by the homeowner of 3 Sentry Place on the conditions that the applicant reach an agreement with abutters on the design of a proposed head-house and enter into a “good neighbor”...

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