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Dukakis Featured at Beacon Hill Village Series

February 26, 2016
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Dukakis Featured at Beacon Hill Village Series

By Laura M. Connors Baby boomers are turning age 65 at the rate of 10,000 a day and, if healthy, may well live another 30 years. The dramatic extension of life expectancy in the last millennium is prompting a whole new look at what “retirement” means and what life has to offer after retirement....

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An Evening of Music by Popular Seminar Leaders

February 26, 2016
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An Evening of Music by Popular Seminar Leaders

By Suzanne Besser Over the years, Brad Conner and Ben Sears have attracted hundreds of Beacon Hill followers who’ve been educated, entertained and engrossed in the Beacon Hill Seminar classes they’ve taught. Last weekend the creative duo went one step further and enthralled their students and other neighbors with their considerable musical talents. On...

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Volunteers Knocking on Local Doors for Sanders

February 26, 2016
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By Katy Rogers Leading up to the Massachusetts Primary on Super Tuesday, March 1, and following the big win in New Hampshire, the Bernie Sanders Campaign office in Charlestown has been flooded with supporters from around the Boston area on a daily basis – fanning out all over the city to reach voters in...

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Downtown View:When Should A Building be Landmarked?

February 26, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Mayor Walsh wants to illuminate Boston City Hall, which opened in 1969. William Rawn’s redesign of architect Philip Johnson’s 1971 addition to the Boston Public Library is coming to fruition. These two events bring home the complications of deciding what architecture to preserve in a history-obsessed city. These buildings have...

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Freedom Trail Pilots New Revolutionary Women Tour

February 26, 2016
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In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Freedom Trail Foundation announces a first-time ever opportunity to experience and discover the women who took part in the American Revolution, and the generations of women that followed, inaugurating their own struggles for freedom and equality. The official pilot of the new Freedom Trail Revolutionary Women Tour...

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Boston City Council Residency Hearing Rescheduled for Feb 26

February 26, 2016
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By John Lynds The Boston City Council hearing scheduled last week to tackle Mayor Martin Walsh’s plan to strengthen the city’s residency requirement for city employees was canceled. The hearing was to be chaired by At-Large City Councilor Michael Flaherty but he was forced to make a last minute change in order to attend...

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Jay Livingstone Endorsed by Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee

February 26, 2016
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By Cary Shuman The Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee has endorsed Beacon Hill’s State Rep. Jay Livingstone in the First Suffolk and Middlesex State Senate race. The endorsement followed the Ward 5 Committee’s Democratic Candidates Forum held Feb. 16 at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St. The seven candidates, Jay Livingstone, Lydia...

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Hill House Valentine’s Day Party

February 18, 2016
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Hill House Valentine’s Day Party

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Beacon Hillers Cook Local

February 18, 2016
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Beacon Hillers Cook Local

Alastair and Leslie Adam participated in a in a private tour and cooking class for Beacon Hillers at the Boston Public Market.

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Bin 26 Enoteca Gets Facelift

February 18, 2016
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Bin 26 Enoteca Gets Facelift

By Dan Murphy The Charles Street restaurant Bin 26 Enoteca has reopened after undergoing an extensive interior remodeling. Babak Bina, who owns and operates the upscale Italian eatery with his sister, Chef Azita Bina-Seibel, said the 10-day renovation included the replacement of hardwood flooring and refurbishing the walnut tables and bar, as well as...

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