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Downtown View:The World Will End

March 4, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor One of the entertaining aspects of living in downtown Boston is to watch the doomsayers. Whenever a new development or a large undertaking is proposed, someone claims it will ruin Boston forever. Back in the 1990s, it was the structure that later acquired that clunky name, “The Leonard P. Zakim...

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An Appreciation:Bob Goodwin Made a Difference at Beacon House

March 4, 2016
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By Mary Hirsch It’s a sad day at Beacon House, a senior community residence on Beacon Hill because Bob Goodwin, one of its most beloved and respected residents, “bit the dust” (as he would have said) last Monday and took all the joy with him: he was laughter and positivity personified, unlike most of...

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Upcoming Lecture Recalls History of Public Garden’s Swan Boats

March 4, 2016
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By Dan Murphy As an upcoming lecture sponsored by the Friends of the Public Garden will attest, the Swan Boats have become inextricably linked to the park during their 139-year history. “You will see evolution of boats since the late 19th century and the evolution of the Garden,” said Liz Vizza, executive director of...

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Officials Note First Phase of Renovations at Copley BPL

March 4, 2016
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It opened its doors to the new second floor of the Johnson building at the Central Library in Copley Square in February 2015. In the past year, 1,290 programs were held at the new Children’s Library and Teen Central, and more than 1.5 million library users visited, checking out over 832,000 items. Phase Two...

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All Politics is Local:Ward 5 Committee Backs Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s Primary

February 26, 2016
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All Politics is Local:Ward 5 Committee Backs Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s Primary

By Cary Shuman Beacon Hill residents will head to the polls Tuesday (March 1) to cast their ballots in the Massachusetts Presidential Primary. Massachusetts joins 11 other states in Super Tuesday voting, following up on the excitement generated by caucuses and primaries in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada. Locally the Boston Ward...

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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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