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Medical thriller author Robin Cook to discuss recent books

December 1, 2010
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Medical thriller author Robin Cook to discuss recent books

The third series of “Authors Amongst Us:  Evening of Books, Brie and Beaujolais” continues December 7th, at the Union Club with a talk by author Robin Cook M.D. on his two most recent novels, “CURE” (2010) and “Intervention” (2009). For the last thirty-three years, Louisburg Square resident Robin Cook (right) has dominated the “medical”...

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You moved here in September. Now get involved.

December 1, 2010
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You’ve probably heard people say that city dwellers never know their neighbors. Whoever said that doesn’t know this city. Plenty of ways exist to meet people in downtown Boston. Of course, you could get a dog or have a child, because dogs and children seem to bring people together. But I was thinking of...

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Seeking hundreds of holiday helpers

December 1, 2010
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Every year it takes hundreds of hands to hang 2,680 yards of laurel garlands and 2,400 red bows on Beacon Hill’s 1100 gas lamps for the holidays. The decorating days start Saturday, December 4, at the Harrison Gray Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, where volunteers are needed to cut and wire the laurel garlands,...

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Garden Club makes a big gift

November 23, 2010
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Garden Club makes a big gift

The Beacon Hill Garden Club made the largest donation in its 82-year history last week to benefit the Boston Common. The club gave $55,000 to the Friends of the Public Garden, which, with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, will oversee the planting of a grove of disease-resistant Homestead Elms around the Brewer Fountain...

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Mayfair on the Hill gets in holiday spirit with gift drive

November 23, 2010
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Mayfair on the Hill gets in holiday spirit with gift drive

With help from neighbors, Mayfair on the Hill is doing its part to make this holiday season brighter for patients at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. The salon, located at 81a West Cedar St., will hold its eighth annual gift drive for children in need on Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., featuring...

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Playspace planning

November 23, 2010
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Members of the Friends of the Esplanade Playspace were on hand at the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Parks and Public Spaces Committee meeting last week to discuss their playground proposal. The non-profit intends to build an approximately 10,000 square-foot playground for 5- to 12-year-olds a short distance from the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge on...

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Hill House launches inaugural Girls on the Run program

November 16, 2010
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Hill House launches inaugural Girls on the Run program

By John O’Hara The Hill House’s newest children’s program received a great boon recently as local sneaker manufacturer New Balance announced its desire to bestow a ten thousand dollar grant upon Girls on the Run (GOTR) of Suffolk County. GOTR, International is a renowned group, founded in North Carolina in 1996, which uses running...

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‘Taste of Alsace’ at the Colonade Hotel

November 16, 2010
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‘Taste of Alsace’ at the Colonade Hotel

Guests gathered at the Colonnade Hotel on Nov. 9 to celebrate all things French with the “Taste of Alsace.” Regional gastronomic specialties were featured from 20 of Boston’s finest restaurants, including the Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro, Sel de la Terre and Market. At left, Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro co-owner Cecilia Rait is...

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BHCA board outlines a list of aspirations for the Hill

November 16, 2010
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) board of directors voted unanimously last Monday to adopt six aspirations outlined in its community plan for the neighborhood. Michelle Vilms, a former BHCA board member and current Planning and Research Committee member, described the community plan as a “living document” that was created following interviews with more...

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Bridge repairs

November 9, 2010
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Bridge repairs

Traffic is shown flowing nicely over the Craigie Street Bridge by the Museum of Science on Saturday morning as construction crews begin to dismantle the old bridge. Saturday began a month of detours for commuters heading from Cambridge to Boston who use this route. Monday morning, first reports from the State Police indicated that...

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