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Nominations are sought for Beacon Award

April 1, 2016
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As part of the Diamond Jubilee Year (1922-1997), The Beacon Hill Civic Association instituted an annual Beacon Award to honor those people or groups deserving of particular recognition for significant and sustained contribution to the Beacon Hill community.  Such a contribution may include working with children or the elderly in the neighborhood, beautifying local...

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A Kitchen for the Whole Family

April 1, 2016
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by Suzanne Besser When they were house hunting several years ago, a young couple living on Charles Street knew exactly what they were looking for. It took them a year to find it. And when they did, they remodeled it to fit their lifestyle so attractively and effectively that it was chosen one of...

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Downtown View:Gobsmacked by the English Language

April 1, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor “Gobsmacked” came to America at just the right time. We needed a word that called to mind being unexpectedly socked in the head with a fistful of some disgusting, muddy substance. It’s what most of us have experienced during the current Republican campaign for president. Thanks, Britain, and Susan Boyle,...

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Livingstone Endorsed by Environmental Groups

April 1, 2016
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Rep. Jay Livingstone, a Boston legislator running to fill Senator Anthony Petruccelli’s vacated senate seat, has been endorsed by the Environmental League of Massachusetts and Massachusetts Voters for Animals.  This announcement follows recent endorsements from a large group of unions representing thousands of voters throughout the district. Livingstone said, “I am honored to have...

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Food Trucks Coming Again to Brewer Fountain

March 25, 2016
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Food Trucks Coming Again to Brewer Fountain

By Jordan Frias Four different food trucks will be stationed at Brewer Fountain Plaza on the Boston Common this spring season. Bon Me, Blazing Salads on Wheels, Heritage Food Truck and Cookie Monstah were chosen through an RFP process through the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, with help from the Friends of the Public...

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Reinhardt Joins BHCA Staff

March 25, 2016
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Reinhardt Joins BHCA Staff

By Dan Murphy Katie Reinhardt joined the Beacon Hill Civic Association as its new administrative assistant on March 7. Reinhardt, age 29, was raised in Indianapolis and earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Indianapolis in 2009. Soon after graduating, she accepted a position as “development ambassador” for the non-profit...

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Officials Outline Plans for Managing Climate Change

March 25, 2016
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By Dan Murphy City officials outlined their plans for managing climate change at Community Church of Boston on March 15 at a forum sponsored by the Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee. Panelists included Austin Blackmon, the city’s chief of environment, energy and open space; Lourdes Lopez, community outreach manager for “Renew Boston,” the public-private...

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Downtown View:The Seaport.Is Anyone There?

March 25, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Last week this column was about fish. This week there are other matters to consider about the seaport surrounding the Seaport District. The first is the most heralded. “The harbor cleanup really only finished in 2000,” said Julie Wormser, executive director of the Boston Harbor Association. “The harbor has had...

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Girl Scout Cookie Sale

March 11, 2016
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Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Beacon Hill/Back Bay troop members participated in the Girl Scouts’ “National Cookie Weekend: with a sale on Charles Street, outside of Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill, on Feb. 28. The unseasonable warm weather helped heat up sales, proceeds of which benefit the neighborhood troop and Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass. Pictured, left to right, are...

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New Voter in 2034

March 11, 2016
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New Voter in 2034

State Rep. Jay Livingstone and his wife Julie welcomed their firstborn child at Massachusetts General Hospital on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 7:45 a.m. The couple’s son, Henry James Livingstone, weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches. “I’m so excited with the newest addition to our family,” said Livingstone, who is currently a...

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