Downtown View:How to Succeed in Downtown Boston

September 22, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor You moved in a couple of weeks ago. Welcome. You’ll love it here. You can walk to everything—work, concerts, shopping, the dentist, the river, the harbor. It’s easy to meet new people because all the downtown neighborhoods have plenty of organizations that are sure to tap into some interest you...

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Pres Debate Gathering at Lala Rokh

September 22, 2016
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Babak Bina, owner of Beacon Hill restaurants Lala Rokh and BIN 26, has an entertaining way for residents to prepare in the hours leading up to the Presidential Debate. Bina invites people to attend a pre-debate gathering “in the neutral zone” at Lala Rokh, 97 Mount Vernon St., on Monday, Sept. 26. Guests can...

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MassDOT Unveils Latest Plans for N Washington St Bridge

September 22, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has unveiled the latest plans for the new North Washington Street Bridge. Miguel Rosales, president and founder of Boston-based Rosales + Partners Transportation Design, is the architect behind the estimated $125-million bridge, which will replace the existing structurally deficient crossing that links City Square in...

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BPMA to Hold Harvest Festival on Oct 20

September 22, 2016
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On Thursday, October 20, the not-for-profit Boston Public Market Association (BPMA) will hold its first annual Harvest Party, a special night for friends and fans of the city’s local food marketplace to savor and sip the best of New England and enjoy live music and engaging experiences, all while supporting the BPMA’s mission-driven work:...

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Second Hackathon Event to take Place,October 1 as Part of HUBweek

September 22, 2016
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The Girl Hackathon, a program founded by Beacon Hill residents to spark a lifelong interest for girls in technology, is hosting its second program at MassChallenge as part of HUBweek on October 1, 2016.  Limited spaces to this free program are still available at https://hubweek.org/events/girl-hackathon/. The Girl Hackathon is a two-hour program that empowers...

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Kate Bell at Home as Councilor Zakim’s New Neighborhood Liaison

September 22, 2016
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By Dan Murphy When she assumed the role of City Councilor Josh Zakim’s neighborhood liaison in July, Kate Bell admits her previous exposure to Beacon Hill and the Back Bay was primarily as a tourist, but she quickly felt at home in his district, which also includes Fenway, Kenmore Square, Mission Hill, Audubon Circle...

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Police Briefs 09-20-2016

September 22, 2016
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny – Shoplifting 09/07/16 – At about 7:19 p.m., a Charles Street boutique store-clerk reported two unknown suspects – a male and a female – came into the store and stole a handbag of unknown value. The suspects fled on foot. Larceny – Purse-snatch  09/10/16 –...

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Letters to the Editor

September 22, 2016
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New students arriving Dear Editor: It is fall on Beacon Hill and time to welcome new residents with some important reminders!  75% of all rental apartments in Boston change hands in early September. So to you, new neighbors – welcome to the wonderful world of Beacon Hill! We hope you are here because you love our...

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Fall Is Here — Make the Most of It

September 22, 2016
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Although those of us who are fortunate to live near the coast may choose the summer as our favorite time of year, fall is the top choice of many of our fellow New Englanders — and a close second for the rest of us — when we are asked what is our favorite season....

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At BHWF on Tuesday, Sept 13

September 15, 2016
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At BHWF on Tuesday, Sept 13

From left: Award-winning newswomen Jadiann Thompson, Emily Rooney and Margery Eagan – each at a different stage of their storied careers – will share their perspectives on life & the 2016 Presidential election coverage during “Sensation Over Substance: The Challenges of Being A Newswoman Today,” which takes place at the UMass Club, 1 Beacon...

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Meeting Held on Improving North Station Transportation

September 15, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The city held a second public meeting at the West End Museum on Wednesday to discuss its “action plan” that intends to improve various modes of transportation accessibility around North Station. “This is not a study,” said Josh Weiland, senior transportation planner for the Boston Redevelopment Authority. “The goal is to...

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BHCA Zoning Votes Not to Oppose Sale or Transfer of Simmons Liquor

September 15, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Despite neighbors raising serious concerns about the current operation, the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee voted not to oppose the sale of Simmons Liquor and transfer of its liquor license to a new owner. Tom Patel, proprietor of Dara’s Wine & Spirits in Mission Hill and several other...

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Downtown View:Can O’Malley Cut It?

September 15, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Forty-year-old Faneuil Hall Marketplace has recently had a tough time, especially since the New York-based Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation took over the ground lease and became the manager of the retail and restaurant businesses five years ago. Although it is Boston’s top destination for tourists, it is less popular with residents,...

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‘Public’ Pianos Coming to the Hill

September 15, 2016
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Between Sept. 23 and Oct. 10, the sight and sounds of passersby tickling the ivories will be commonplace on Beacon Hill with the installation of two “public” pianos. The pianos located at King’s Chapel and the State House in Ashburton Park on Bowdoin Street will be part of the Celebrity Series of Boston’s “Street...

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A Distinguished New Neighbor:Cross Takes Over Consul’s Role,Residence in Beacon Hill

September 15, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Harriet Cross, a career diplomat with extensive experience in international relations, is the new British Consul General of Boston and New England. Mrs. Cross began her work on Aug. 22 in the esteemed position as the leader and liaison for the 70,000 British nationals living in the region, succeeding former Consul...

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Pop-Up Farmers Market at the Fall HillFest

September 15, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser No need for Beacon Hillers to trek their way up and down a grocery aisle this weekend. Instead, they can make their way to Mt Vernon and Brimmer streets where a Farmers Market will pop up Sunday between noon and 4 pm at the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Fall HillFest. At...

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Biergarten, Farmers Market, Family Activities at Fall HillFest

September 15, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser This Sunday, September 18, marks the fifteenth year the Beacon Hill Civic Association has welcomed residents back to the Hill by throwing a block party on Mt. Vernon Street between Charles and Brimmer streets from noon to four. This year, though, it’s far more than a block party. It’s new name,...

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Thursday’s Primary Results are Posted

September 15, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Last Thursday, Massachusetts voters cast their ballots in the state primaries. Due to the Labor Day holiday, the election was held later in the week, landing on the first day of school for Boston Public Schools. Due these events and the fact that there were few contested races the voter turnout...

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‘Awakening to Joy’ Class Set at First Church Boston

September 15, 2016
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First Church Boston is offering a class “Awakening to Joy” beginning on Tuesday, October 11 from 6:30 – 8 pm.  It will be presented by H. Constance Hill, author, artist, and Inner Life coach, on the second Tuesday of every month in the relaxed setting of Hale Chapel. First Church Boston is located at...

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Police Briefs 09-13-2016

September 15, 2016
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 09/04/16 – A victim reported he left his 2007 Toyota Camry parked on Mt. Vernon Street at around 10 p.m. on Sept. 3, but when he returned at about 10 a.m. the next day, the front passenger’s side window was smashed, the...

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Preparing Boston Children to Take Exam School Entrance Test

September 15, 2016
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By Superintendent Tommy Chang As we approach the start of the 2016-2017 school year, we are setting out to increase awareness of the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) for entrance to the city’s three examination schools, Boston Latin Academy, Boston Latin School, and John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics & Science, and highlight that...

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How Boston Public Works Helps You

September 15, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh  While we may want to think that winter is a long way away, the reality is that the season is just around the corner. In order to keep our infrastructure winter-ready, our Department of Public Works has spent the summer preparing our City for snowier days. They have been...

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Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

September 15, 2016
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For every generation of Americans for the past near-century, there have been seminal events for which those who were of a certain age can recall “where they were” when they “heard the news.” Every member of the Greatest Generation could recall with vivid clarity the announcement by President Roosevelt of the Day of Infamy...

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Genealogical Society Holds Open House

September 8, 2016
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Genealogical Society Holds Open House

Tricia Labbe, an education assistant at the New England Genealogical Society, speaks with Cheyenne Thompson, the center’s youngest member, outside the open house on Friday, Aug. 19. The Open House attracted record numbers to the Society and the free event was sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.

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