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Aliens among us

October 15, 2010
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  I’ve got a secret. We have an illegal alien in our family. She lives outside of Massachusetts—that’s all I’ll say. She is my cousin’s mother-in-law. Call her Mary. My cousin’s wife was born outside the U.S. but is now an American citizen. Mary came legally to visit her daughter. She stayed. My cousin’s...

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A vibrant meeting on the viability of Charles Street

October 15, 2010
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By Stephen Quigley The economic viability of the Charles Street business community dominated discussion at the joint Charles Street Committee meeting at the Mt. Vernon Street Firehouse on Thursday night. The meeting that was a collaboration between the Beacon Hill Business Association (BHBA) and the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) drew more than a...

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Task Force unveils alternatives for reconfiguring Longfellow Bridge

October 15, 2010
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The Longfellow Bridge Task Force unveiled several alternatives for reconfiguring the structure to better accommodate all pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists Wednesday at a public meeting at the Shriners Hospital auditorium. At that time, members of the Task Force, which was convened by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) in June, outlined three alternatives for...

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Budding artists at work

October 7, 2010
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Budding artists at work

Chloe Atkinson, age 8, and her mom, Tess of Beacon Hill, paint their masterpieces in the Public Garden after attending a free Landscape Watercolor Painting Workshop, which was presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and sponsored by Blick Art Supplies. (Lauren Patrick photo)

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New initiative aims to transform empty storefronts into gallery space

October 7, 2010
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Frustrated landlords and up-and-coming artists rejoice: A Revere Street resident is now spearheading an effort to transform empty storefronts on the Hill into new gallery space. David Greenwold recently proposed establishing the “Roving Gallery” – a non-profit initiative that would allow landlords to donate unoccupied retail space for use as a temporary gallery. This...

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The Pops marks milestone anniversary on the Common

October 7, 2010
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The Pops marks milestone anniversary on the Common

Completing the 125th Anniversary Celebration, Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops performed the first free Boston Pops “Concert on the Common,” featuring “The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers” – the centerpiece of the Pops’ 125th anniversary season. The concert was presented by the Boston Pops with support from the Boston...

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BRA board approves MGH Museum & History Center

September 30, 2010
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BRA board approves MGH Museum & History Center

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board of directors unanimously approved the proposed $8.25 million Massachusetts General Hospital Museum & History Center last week. The 8,000 square-foot, two story building will feature a rooftop terrace and be located at the corner of Cambridge and North Grove streets, adjacent to the Resident Physician’s House. The space...

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Road sign: Drivers texting ban goes into effect Sept. 30

September 30, 2010
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State Rep. Marty Walz wishes to remind drivers that a new safe driving law banning text-messaging, prohibiting junior operators from using cell phones while driving, and instituting revised license renewal procedures for older drivers goes into effect on Sept. 30. Under the new law, any driver caught using a mobile electronic device to compose,...

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BHCA Block Party

September 22, 2010
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BHCA Block Party

   

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Charter school will teach in Chinese

September 22, 2010
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By Jacqueline G. Freeman For the first time in three years the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has accepted applications for new charter schools in Boston and if all goes as planned a charter school offering Chinese language immersion will be accepting students next year, according to Helen Chin Schlichte, one of the...

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