Letter to the Editor

February 18, 2016
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We all deserve to be paid fairly To the editor: I enjoyed the “Downtown View” in Feb. 11’s The Back Bay Sun, but disagree with the section on the highly compensated MBTA workers. If I recall correctly, the two highest paid workers made over $200,000 and $300,000 in one year with overtime and some...

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The Wynn and City of Boston Deal

February 18, 2016
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The recent announcement that Wynn Resorts and Mayor Martin Walsh have reached a deal on mitigation should come as no surprise.  Since the Boston lawsuits were dismissed last November, the legal options available to Mayor Walsh were dwindling. We congratulate Mayor Walsh for recognizing this reality and negotiating in getting some added benefits for...

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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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On the State Senate Campaign Trail

February 12, 2016
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Joseph Boncore announces candidacy for State Senate Winthrop native and attorney Joseph Boncore has announced that he will run for State Senate to represent the First Suffolk and Middlesex District, which includes Cambridge, Revere, and Winthrop, along with the neighborhoods of East Boston, the North End, Chinatown, Bay Village and portions of Beacon Hill...

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Zoning and Licensing Committee Votes Not to Oppose Full Liquor License for Antonio’s

February 12, 2016
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Citing the restaurant’s more than two decades of exemplary service to the neighborhood, the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday to not oppose an application allowing Antonio’s Cucina Italiano to secure a full liquor license. The Cambridge Street restaurant has held a license for beer, wine and cordials for most...

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Nucci Appointed to Massport Board of Directors

February 12, 2016
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On January 28th, the Massachusetts Port Authority Community Advisory Committee (Massport CAC) unanimously elected lifelong East Boston resident and Senior Vice President of External Affairs at Suffolk University John Nucci as the committee’s appointment to the Massport Board of Directors. Nucci is the Senior Vice President for External Affairs at Suffolk University and has...

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Downtown View:A Different Take

February 12, 2016
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Things happen. A story gets told. It gets hardened by conventional wisdom. But you can look at it in a different way. City boosters are ga-ga over GE. We’ve been told this company is relocating because of Boston’s robust, synergistic economic environment. But there might be another reason. An executive I once interviewed told...

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City Sets New Affordable Housing Yearly Record

February 12, 2016
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In the year 2015, Boston has set a new record for creating new units of affordable housing, permitted in a single year with the new number of 1,022 surpassing the old record of 862 and 2004. With 19 percent of its housing units reserved to help house its low and moderate income residents, Boston’s...

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MBTA Needs Fixing Fast

February 12, 2016
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MBTA service has become deplorable and the T budget continues to be inadequate to meet the needs of the public transit system. What else is new? One of the solutions that hopefully will make things better is an increase in fares. Heard that before. There are major repairs needed throughout the system but the...

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Where’s the Doorman?

February 4, 2016
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Where’s the Doorman?

A pheasant in front of the River House on Pinckney Street after the holidays thinking it was safe to be out.

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BHWF to Welcome CEO Cheryl Clarkson

February 4, 2016
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BHWF to Welcome CEO Cheryl Clarkson

On Tuesday, February 9, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) will meet at the Hampshire House for “Here Comes the Sun:  A Dangerous Love Affair,” an evening of socializing and education.  Cheryl L. Clarkson, founder and CEO of SkinHealth Centers (located in Boston and Wellesley Hills) will be the featured speaker.  Ms. Clarkson, who...

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Ward 5 Democrats to Caucus on Feb 20

February 4, 2016
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Democrats in Boston’s Ward 5, which includes the neighborhoods of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Bay Village, Fenway and portions of the South End and Chinatown, will caucus at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St. in Copley Square, on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m. The caucus will elect delegates to represent the...

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Special Events Planned by Freedom Trail

February 4, 2016
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African-American patriots played a vital role in the formation of our country and the start of the American Revolution in Boston.  In honor of these heroes, the Freedom Trail® Foundation’s acclaimed African-American Patriots Tour celebrates them and their accomplishments during Black History Month in February on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:45 p.m.  Led by...

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Quincy School’s Lincoln Building Could Potentially House New Elementary School

February 4, 2016
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By Dan Murphy When Simon Ho retired from his role as principal of the Josiah Quincy Elementary School last June, he expressed his desire that its Abraham Lincoln Building would again serve as an elementary school and envisioned expanding kindergarten and early grades for the school at that site. Located at Arlington and Fayette...

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Downtown View:Getting Through

February 4, 2016
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Ah, winter. This is the north, you know. It’s cold and it snows. Some of us like it. A lot of us don’t. I’m in the like-it category—the coziness, a fire in my fireplace and me with a good book, and the sounds of silence the snow brings. I’m not the only one who...

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Commission to Look at Daily Fantasy Sports

February 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Speaker Bob DeLeo said this week that he believes some regulations are needed for the Daily Fantasy Sports industry in Massachusetts, and will likely nominate a group to study the issue in the coming year. “It’s been such a difficult issue,” said DeLeo. “At the very least, we should get some...

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Walsh to Appoint members to One in 3 Council

February 4, 2016
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Story by Marianne Salza A new committee of young adults will soon be appointed to Mayor Marty Walsh’s ONEin3 Council. The motivated group of millennials (individuals born between the 1980s to the early 2000s) will be entrusted with creating, planning, and implementing projects and programs that impact the lives of 20-34-year-olds in Boston. “I...

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Police Briefs 02-02-2016

February 4, 2016
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From Boston Police Area A-1 Recovered – Stolen Motor Vehicle 01/23/16 – At around 4:27 p.m., officers responded to Charles Street South for a report of a stolen motor vehicle. On arrival, police found a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse that was reported stolen. The car was towed for safekeeping, and the Stolen Motor Vehicle Unit...

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Deleo Forms Commission on Daily Sports Fantasy

February 4, 2016
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Anyone who has watched Channel Five’s “On the Record” Sunday morning show knows that Speaker of the House has a tremendous knowledge of Boston sports — as he often has demonstrated on the “Pop Quiz” portion of the show. So when the daily sports fantasy industry exploded this year, Bob had been following its...

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Obituaries 02-02-2016

February 4, 2016
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Bruce Kenneth Forbes Founder, President and CEO of ARCHIBUS Bruce Kenneth Forbes of Boston passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 23 with loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Julia Middlebrook Forbes and devoted father of Heather Middlebrook Forbes; he was predeceased by his father, Richard Earl Forbes and mother,...

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Zakim Seeking K-8 School in Downtown

January 28, 2016
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City Councilor Josh Zakim hopes to facilitate opening a new public elementary school to serve the city’s downtown neighborhoods during the new legislative season. The District 8 representative said he intends to work with Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s administration to locate a space for a K-8 school for Back Bay, Beacon Hill, West End...

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