Search Continues for New BPL Leader

March 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel While a great amount of attention was focused on the departure of the previous president of the Boston Public Library, a panel of highly-qualified folks have, in a much quieter way, been conducting an exhaustive public search for the new president – and the process is now progressing into the final...

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BHWF Presents Chasing the Cure for Breast Cancer

March 11, 2016
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By Kathy Hull Tonight, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) presents “Good Funding & Good Fortune: Ending Breast Cancer,” featuring two women leaders engaged in international efforts to cure breast cancer. The first is Myra J. Biblowit, President and CEO of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in New York City. The Foundation is the...

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Letter to the Editor

March 11, 2016
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Faithful reader grateful for memorial Thank you, most kindly, for giving space to the piece on Bob Goodwin’s passing. Your thoughtfulness will bring much comfort not only to the seniors at Beacon House but to his family and friends in the community. Mary Hirsch Beacon House

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‘Spotlight’ is an Important Film for Healing and Renewal

March 11, 2016
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By Cardinal Sean O’Malley Spotlight is an important film for all impacted by the tragedy of clergy sexual abuse. By providing in-depth reporting on the history of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, the media led the Church to acknowledge the crimes and sins of its personnel and to begin to address its failings, the...

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Driving Bill will Save Lives and Injuries

March 11, 2016
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House and Senate elected officials have a chance to pass a solid public safety bill that would put the brakes on Massachusetts drivers using hand-held mobile electrical devices while on the road. The bill would make it illegal to use cell-phones while driving and prohibit drivers from entering information by hand to a GPS...

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DPW Resumes Beacon Hill Street Sweeping

March 4, 2016
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DPW Resumes Beacon Hill Street Sweeping

The Boston Public Works Department (PWD)  announced that efforts are underway to clean the streets following this winter’s snow and ice, morning posted street sweeping has resumed and posted residential street sweeping will resume in Beacon Hill on March 1. Snow and ice no longer pose an issue for street cleaning on these routes...

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Parkman Plaza Slated to Get Reconstruction

March 4, 2016
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Parkman Plaza Slated to Get Reconstruction

By Dan Murphy The Boston Parks & Recreation Department and its design team are moving forward with plans for the $3.5 million reconstruction of the Boston Common’s Parkman Plaza and Tremont Street edge. At a public meeting at Emerson College’s Little Building last Thursday, Gary Claiborne, lead designer for Boston-based Pressley Associates, Inc., outlined...

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Ending Breast Cancer Talk at BHWF

March 4, 2016
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Ending Breast Cancer Talk at BHWF

By Kathy Hull On Tuesday, March 8, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) will present “Good Funding & Good Fortune: Ending Breast Cancer,” featuring two distinguished women leaders wh o are leading the charge to cure breast cancer. Myra J. Biblowit has been President and CEO of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in New...

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Traffic Issues A Worry For Temple St Residents

March 4, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser The owners of the largest redevelopment project ever proposed for Beacon Hill reached out to their Temple Street and Ridgeway Lane neighbors last week, this time under the auspices of the Beacon Hill Civic Association traffic and parking committee. The project is welcomed by many neighbors who look forward to sharing...

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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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Letter to the Editor

March 4, 2016
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Self-described ‘Hillary Clinton supporter’ dismayed by endorsements Dear Editor: On Feb. 24, I read the Beacon Hill Times Editorial looking for your endorsement for Super Tuesday, next Tuesday’s vital election: the American President. To my dismay, only two candidates were named: the Republican Trump and the Democrat Sanders. No other Candidates were acknowledged; no...

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In Like A Lamb

March 4, 2016
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Walking around Beacon Hill area on Sunday was a real pleasure. The sun and warm temperatures had everyone out on the Boston Common and the Public Garden. People were sitting on the benches soaking up the rays or playing football or Frisbee on the parade grounds. What a difference from two weeks ago when...

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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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Boston City Council Residency Hearing Rescheduled for Feb 26

February 26, 2016
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By John Lynds The Boston City Council hearing scheduled last week to tackle Mayor Martin Walsh’s plan to strengthen the city’s residency requirement for city employees was canceled. The hearing was to be chaired by At-Large City Councilor Michael Flaherty but he was forced to make a last minute change in order to attend...

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Jay Livingstone Endorsed by Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee

February 26, 2016
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By Cary Shuman The Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee has endorsed Beacon Hill’s State Rep. Jay Livingstone in the First Suffolk and Middlesex State Senate race. The endorsement followed the Ward 5 Committee’s Democratic Candidates Forum held Feb. 16 at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St. The seven candidates, Jay Livingstone, Lydia...

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Everyone Can — and Should — Vote Tuesday

February 26, 2016
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Other than for anyone who has been living under the proverbial rock for the past few months, it is fair to say that the 2016 Presidential primary election campaign has drawn the most controversy and the most attention in our nation’s history. There are many reasons for this, chief among them being the candidacies...

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