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Urban Renewal Council Questions Content of BRA Extension Plan

February 18, 2016
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By Jordan Frias After a year of community outreach, public meetings and public engagement, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) appeared before the City Council’s Committee on Planning and Development on Tuesday, Feb. 9, to discuss urban renewal. Urban renewal has been a contentious subject for residents, according to Corey Zehngebot, senior urban designer and...

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Sun Expands to Two Neighborhoods

February 18, 2016
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The Back Bay Sun changed its name to The Boston Sun and published its first weekly edition last Thursday providing coverage of the Back Bay, South End and  Fenway-Kenmore, neighborhoods of Boston. “We look forward to reporting on the meetings, organizations, schools, and social gatherings in these exciting and vibrant neighborhoods of Boston,” said...

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Young Friends of the Public Garden to Hold Skating Party

February 18, 2016
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By Dan Murphy To commemorate Leap Year, the Young Friends of the Public Garden is welcoming people of all ages on Monday, Feb. 29, for an evening of skating on the Boston Common’s Frog Pond. The cost is $35 per person, which includes skate rental and hot cocoa, as well as use of the...

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Downtown View:Jaywalking is Safest

February 18, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor It gladdened my heart last week to read that state Senator Harriette Chandler, a Democrat from Worcester and the Senate Majority Leader, proposed raising the fine for jaywalking from $1 to $25 for a first offense up to $75 for third offenses and more. She thinks this will save lives....

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Beacon Hillers find Cooking is Fun at Boston Market

February 18, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser Twenty neighbors recently got a good taste of how to ‘eat local’, why it’s so important and just how much fun it can be. They were participants in a private tour and cooking class for Beacon Hillers at the Boston Public Market, the long-awaited market at 100 Hanover Street that opened...

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MGC Calls Boston,Wynn Agreement a Treaty Benefiting All Parties

February 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) unanimously approved the Surrounding Community Agreement (SCA) between Boston and Wynn Everett on Thursday, Feb. 4, calling it a “treaty” that will bring forth new cooperation and new solutions for Charlestown and the region. The MGC discussed the agreement at its meeting and took action on...

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Civic Association Gala

February 12, 2016
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Civic Association Gala

Winter Gala Co-Chairs Frank McGuire and Deb Hanley with Kyra and Charlie Haydock stop for a photo during Saturday night’s 44th Annual Beacon Hill Civic Association Winter Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel. The gala was well attended and all had a good time.

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Friends of Public Garden Staff Member Branches Out

February 12, 2016
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Friends of Public Garden Staff Member Branches Out

It was a sense of connection to the Public Garden that brought Eileen Lee Scafidi to the Friends of the Public Garden in 2014 to serve as the organization’s first communications and outreach director. A friend forwarded her the job description and suggested that it would be a good fit.  “I wasn’t really applying...

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Beacon Hill Village Hosts Presentation on Brain Healthy Diet

February 12, 2016
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Beacon Hill Village Hosts Presentation on Brain Healthy Diet

By Betsy Peterson Yes, the right diet can help protect your brain as well as your heart! There are steps you can take to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. The evidence has mounted in recent years, from hundreds of studies, that the way we eat can significantly affect the health of...

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Advent School Purchases Third Building on Hill

February 12, 2016
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The Advent School has completed the purchase of 99 West Cedar St. on Beacon Hill, school officials announced Thursday. The two-story 5,500-square foot building adds to space currently owned and occupied by the school just a few blocks away at 15 and 17 Brimmer St. The school completed an extensive renovation of 99 West...

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