The Red Coat: Think Downton Abbey, But Set in the Heart of Boston

September 25, 2015
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Looking for a good book to curl up with this fall?  Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill and Back Bay are excited to welcome back their good friend, former Bostonian and author of The Red Coat, Dolley Carlson. Reminiscent of the gripping British TV period drama, Downton Abbey, The Red Coat explores the societal and cultural...

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Livingstone Releases List of Names of Residents with Unclaimed Property

September 25, 2015
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In partnership with the Unclaimed Property Division of the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office and State Treasurer Deb Goldberg, State Representative Jay Livingstone is releasing the names of 8th Suffolk District residents with unclaimed property. Any citizen who is currently owed more than $250 worth of unclaimed property will receive a letter with specific instructions...

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Erin Santhouse Appointed New Onein3 Manager

September 25, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the appointment of Erin Santhouse as Manager of the Mayor’s ONEin3 Initiative, which aims to connect Boston’s young adults with city resources and neighborhood networks. “I am thrilled to announce that Erin will be the new manager of ONEin3,” said Mayor Walsh. “She has been an incredible asset...

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First Day of School

September 17, 2015
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First Day of School

Anderson Street residents Erin and Ross Murphy taking pictures of their daughter, Paige, on her first day of nursery school.

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TEA’s Moondance Gala On Sept 26

September 17, 2015
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The Esplanade Association’s annual “Moondance Gala” will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, along the banks of the Charles River in Boston. This highly anticipated elegant evening joins friends from throughout the city and all facets of industries together for one unifying purpose: to celebrate the beautiful Charles River Esplanade, one of Boston’s most...

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Women’s Forum Kicks Off Third Year

September 17, 2015
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By Suzanne Besser Liana Cheney, a neighbor, art scholar and professor, captivated the audience of more than 50 women with a talk on female self-portraits from the 16th century to the present day at last week’s meeting of the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum. Susan Symonds briefly introduced her business, Infinity Portrait Design, to members...

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Obituaries 09-15-2015

September 17, 2015
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George S. Imrey Memorial Service is Friday, September 18 George S. Imrey, age 82, of Boston, Massachusetts passed away on July 13, 2015 with members of his loving family surrounding him.  After being diagnosed with cancer, he lived fully with amazing energy and a continued zest for life until the end.  George was born in Miskolc, Hungary in 1933...

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Block Party Returns On This Sunday

September 17, 2015
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Usher in autumn at the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s “Neighborhood Block Party,” which takes place outside the Firehouse at 127 Mt. Vernon St. this Sunday, Sept. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. For more than 10 years, the event has showcased the Civic Association’s non-profit members, providing each with a table to promote their...

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Downtown View:City Council Blahs

September 17, 2015
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So last Tuesday, I go to vote in the city council preliminary election. I think I’m pretty smart, but not smart enough I guess. There was no election—at least in my precinct. My district city councilor had no opposition. There were not enough candidates running at-large to hold a preliminary election anywhere. “For an...

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Charles River Bistro Strives to be The Esplanade’s Community Center

September 10, 2015
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Charles River Bistro Strives to be The Esplanade’s Community Center

As the café’s managers see it, the Charles River Bistro serves two primary functions: to feed visitors to the Esplanade, and, perhaps just as importantly, to function as the de facto community center for the park. “We like being a community hub, and the Bistro has become a destination,” said Christopher Sinclair, who along...

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‘Out of the Park’ Event is Sunday

September 10, 2015
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The Highland Street Foundation, the Boston Red Sox and the City’s Parks and Recreation Department, today announced the second annual “Out of the Park” event, a free, family-friendly program that will transform a busy corner of Boston Common into Fenway Park.  On Sunday, September 13, “Out of the Park” will present the Red Sox/Tampa...

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Downtown View:Donald O’Trump

September 10, 2015
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It started when the nine-year-old in our family misheard Donald Trump’s name and called him, with disgust and outrage, Donald O’Trump. She hasn’t been the only one disgusted and outraged. Globe columnists, Times columnists, television commentators have been spewing disbelief, abhorrence, indignation and revulsion. They parse his “policies” as if they actually mean something....

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Police Briefs 09-08-2015

September 10, 2015
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From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 08/29/15 – Between 11:50 p.m. on Aug. 28 and 7:10 a.m. on Aug. 29, a victim reported while his 2001 Dodge SUV was parked on Phillips Street, unknown person(s) broke the driver’s side window and removed a backpack containing personal equipment.  Larceny (Bicycle) 08/28/15  –...

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Sasha’s City Passport:A Piece of Panama

September 10, 2015
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By Sasha Mishkin “Blink and you’ll miss it,” I thought to myself, searching the open waters for a 14-foot dark object. Off the island of Contadora in the glistening Gulf of Panama, time was running out on my hour-long Humpback Whale tour.  Apparently I was looking in all the wrong directions, and was glad...

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Downtown View:More Children Downtown.Now What?

September 1, 2015
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Karen is taking a break. This column from January 2012 still has relevance three years later. New mayor, but same problem, and a new school in the North End and an expanded school in the North End is not enough for downtown families. Mayor Menino has once again focused on the schools, and we...

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BTU to Hold Back to School Fair

September 1, 2015
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Save the Date! Join the Boston Teachers Union (BTU) Sept. 19 for their 2nd annual Back to School Fair! This FREE event starts at 2 p.m. and goes until 5 p.m. and features live music, food and other entertainment to help ring in the new school year.  We’ll be giving away over 40,000 free...

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BHCA Block Party Set for Sept.20

September 1, 2015
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Don’t miss the neighborhood’s biggest party!  On Sunday, September 20th, the Beacon Hill Civic Association will once again host the Neighborhood Block Party from 12noon to 4pm in-front of The Firehouse, 127 Mt. Vernon Street. The annual event welcomes back the community after each summer for a fun-filled afternoon.  We’ll have the return of...

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Manager Says Peet’s to Stay Charles Street Coffee Shop

September 1, 2015
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Manager Says Peet’s to Stay Charles Street Coffee Shop

Adam Schuhose wants to make one thing clear: the Peet’s Coffee & Tea store he manages at 62-66 Charles St. isn’t slated to become a bank branch. “While I’m here, it will remain a retail location and not become a bank,” said Schuhose, a 28-year-old Long Island native who has worked at various area...

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Suffolk University Sells Archer and Donahue for $43.5M

September 1, 2015
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Suffolk University Sells Archer and Donahue for $43.5M

Suffolk University has sold its Hiriam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue buildings to a New York commercial real-estate firm for $43.5 million. JDMD Owners purchased the two buildings, which are located at Temple and Derne streets and share connecting hallways, under an agreement that allows Suffolk to stay on as a tenant at...

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Can the Drug Epidemic be Stopped?

September 1, 2015
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A heroin epidemic is running rapid  throughout every neighborhood in the City of Boston. It’s cheap enough and readily available at the drop of a hat. While police are faced with a monumental task of taking drugs off the streets their efforts continue because most of the time the usual suspects are released by...

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DCF Needs a Complete Overhaul

September 1, 2015
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Governor Charlie Baker has publicly stated that the embattled Department of Children and Families (DCF) still needs to improve but he feels DCF is heading in the right direction. What direction? North, South, East, West or the usual merry-go-round circling approach. In fairness, his administration has inherited the problems facing DCF. That certainly does...

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Dock Party

August 28, 2015
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Dock Party

Peter Steinberg, Megan Nelson, Sara Beth, and Michael Cohen walk the docks at sunset during the 1st Annual Young Professionals Dock Party at Community Boating, July 30. The event was a kick-off for the Raise the Sails Planning Committee, which will be putting on a gala Nov. 4 at the Liberty Hotel.

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Mayor Walsh Highlights Freedom Trail Extensive Improvements

August 28, 2015
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today highlighted the extensive improvements the City’s Department of Public Works has been making to Boston’s iconic Freedom Trail in over 60 locations from Boston Common to Bunker Hill. The planned project includes replacing all sections of sidewalk under City jurisdiction in need of repair...

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New Photography Exhibit Captures Italy’s Beauty and Mystery

August 28, 2015
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This fall, The West End Museum will host a new photography exhibit in its Members’ Gallery that celebrates the beauty and mystery of Italy. “Indelebile Italia” is part of the museum’s annual commemoration of Italian Heritage Month in October. The exhibit runs from Sept. 22 through Nov. 28. The show reception takes place on...

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