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Downtown View: If I were Mayor

January 24, 2012
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Several months ago this column featured some readers’ descriptions of what they would do if they were mayor of Boston. As you might imagine, I too have a few ideas about managing the city. Here are some things I’d do if I were mayor: • I’d plant Boston ivy to grow over selected sections...

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New Digs

January 24, 2012
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FOPG new office to be at 69 Beacon St. Patti Quinn, vice president of The Friends of the Public Garden, the 41-year-old citizens organization that works to preserve and enhance the Boston Common, the Public Garden and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, recently announced its office will move from 87 Mount Vernon St., where it...

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Longtime Civic Association Executive Director Suzanne Besser to step down

January 18, 2012
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Longtime Civic Association Executive Director Suzanne Besser to step down

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) will lose a faithful longtime staff member when Executive Director Suzanne Besser steps down from the position in June. Soon after relocating from Simsbury, Conn., in 1998, Besser landed the job, which she said drew on her previous experience working as the executive director of other non-profits and...

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MGH Warren Triennial Prize Dinner at Libert

January 17, 2012
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MGH Warren Triennial Prize Dinner at Libert

Richard Masland, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Patricia Donahoe, MD, Chief of Pediatric Surgical Services, Emeritus attended the Massachusetts General Hospital’ Warren Triennial Prize Dinner that was held at the Liberty Hotel.

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Vision for a Better Esplanade to Be Unveiled

January 17, 2012
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The Esplanade Association (TEA) will hold a public meeting, “Esplanade 2020 Unveiled,” in the Rabb Auditorium of the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. to present a community vision for the Charles River Esplanade. An initiative of TEA, Esplanade 2020 has brought together community members, public officials,...

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BHCA Votes for Restrictions on Retail Spaces

January 17, 2012
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The Beacon Hill Civic Associ. (BHCA) board of directors voted unanimously last week to draft a letter to the city requesting tighter restrictions on “as of right” office uses on Cambridge Street and the south side of Charles Street. BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee co-chair Tom Clemens said the letter to the Boston Redevelopment...

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GOP Committee to Host Forum

January 17, 2012
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The Boston Republican City Committee will host candidates for the Republican State Committee whose districts are either wholly or partially in Boston at the Park Street School, located at 67 Brimmer St. in Beacon Hill, on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. Each candidate for State Committee will have several minutes to introduce his...

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Residents Voice Opposition to Losing Market: Oppose Zoning Change to Allow Bank on Charles St.

January 10, 2012
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Residents Voice Opposition to Losing Market: Oppose Zoning Change  to Allow Bank on Charles St.

On a frigid January night, nearly 200 neighbors turned out to the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee meeting Wednesday to voice their strong opposition against Capital One Bank’s proposed expansion to Charles Street. The Virginia-based company has applied to the city’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) for the zoning relief necessary...

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Onuoha Leaves as City’s Liason

January 10, 2012
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Onuoha Leaves as City’s Liason

After six years as the city’s neighborhood coordinator/district representative to Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Mission Hill and the Fenway, William Onuoha stepped down from the position Friday to join the staff of Northeastern University. Onuoha was scheduled to begin work yesterday in his new role as the community liaison for the college’s Office of...

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Community Bank with a Heart of Gold: Mystery Ornament Series Concludes

January 3, 2012
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Community Bank with a Heart of Gold: Mystery Ornament Series Concludes

Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill concluded its five-year Mystery Ornament series and the publication of “The Last Shepard and Tales of The Tenth Ornament” with a Christmas Eve celebration at Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel and a dramatic rendezvous at Cambridge Trust Company Bank at 65 Beacon St. for the unveiling of a mystery message and...

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