We Need A Transportation Transformation

April 28, 2016
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By Michelle Wu,                         Boston City Council President As a new mom, I think often about the world that my one-year-old son will grow up in. Twenty years from now, what will Boston look like? As excited as I am about the future of our city, one worry looms large: the increasing threat to our...

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Letter to the Editor

April 28, 2016
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Do not change street sweeping program Dear Editor: I read with great interest the editorial of April 18 regarding the City’s considering the possibility of replacing towing with a possible $90 fine. I am in complete agreement with the views expressed in the editorial, that the substitution of towing with a fine will not...

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Street Cleaning

April 28, 2016
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Well, Councillor Josh Zakim’s office received calls last week from several Beacon Hill residents following our editorial about the possibility of a change in the street sweeping program  — similar to the one  in Charlestown. All the residents who called were against any change. We thank the residents who called to voice their opposition...

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BHAC in the Thick of it Again

April 28, 2016
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Trying to protect the historical integrity of the Beacon Hill neighborhood seems to becoming more difficult these days for the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission (BHAC). A few years back, the commission refused to grant the approval for a generically  manufactured signal box that the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) wanted to put on Charles Street...

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Boncore Wins Senate Election,Livingstone Carries Beacon Hill

April 22, 2016
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Boncore Wins Senate Election,Livingstone Carries Beacon Hill

By Cary Shuman Winthrop attorney Joseph Boncore won the Democratic nomination for the State Senate seat in the First Suffolk and Middlesex District that includes Beacon Hill. Boncore received 4,013 votes to take first place in the field of seven candidates in the April 12 Democratic Primary. He carried his hometown of Winthrop by...

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Esplanade Association Outlines Year’s Goals at Annual Meeting

April 22, 2016
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By Dan Murphy At the group’s 15th annual meeting at Hampshire House on Monday, April 11, representatives from the Esplanade Association outlined their major goals for 2016, including the restoration of the historic Lotta Fountain and the launch of the park’s “wayfinding system.” Tani Marinovich, executive director of the Esplanade Association, said work on...

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Postal Worker Helps Police Thwart Package Thief

April 22, 2016
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By Dan Murphy An observant postal worker led officers to a thief who was seen stealing delivery packages on Beacon Hill, Boston Police said. On April 7, at around 1 p.m., the mailman flagged down officers on detail in the neighborhood after witnessing the suspect steal a package from a doorway in the Mt....

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Downtown View:Finally the T Did Something Right. Almost.

April 22, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor The new Government Center T station opened with cheers all around. It finished ahead of schedule despite complicated underground construction, trains that had to keep running while work went on and a setback with glass design. Everyone heaved a sigh of relief that finally the MBTA did something right. Inside,...

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Brownies and Refugees: A Partnership Begins to take Root

April 22, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser Although some have not yet reached the age of nine, seventeen compassionate Brownies have taken a step far beyond most adults by reaching out to the more than 450 refugees who annually arrive in Boston seeking a better life. Second and third graders, the girls are members of Girl Scout Brownie...

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William James College to Host a Public Forum to Address National Opioid Crisis

April 22, 2016
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William James College, a leader in educating mental health professionals and the largest graduate psychology program in New England, hosted “Opioid Crisis: Thinking Outside the Box” on Tuesday, April 5, at the Back Bay Events Center. The event was part of the William James College Forum series, which convened thought leaders to address societal...

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MFA,Boston Celebrates 40th Annual ‘Art In Bloom’

April 22, 2016
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The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), welcomes back one of Boston’s most celebrated signs of spring, the annual “Art in Bloom” festival of flowers. Now in its 40th year, the festival blossoms with art-inspired floral arrangements handcrafted by New England garden clubs and acclaimed professional designers from Saturday, April 30, through Monday, May...

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Correction

April 22, 2016
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The story on the handicapped ramps that ran in last week’s Beacon Hill Times contained incorrect information. The City of Boston has submitted their Environmental Notification Act to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office but has not received approval from this agency.  The 16 locations as reported are slated to receive the handicapped...

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Letter to the Editor

April 22, 2016
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Getting the facts straight  about urban renewal In last week’s article “Community Leaders Express Outrage at BRA’s 6-year Extension of Powers,” the Beacon Hill Times showed an incredible lack of sound judgment in its reporting of the Boston City Council’s reauthorization of the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s urban renewal powers. Having facilitated a robust, year-and-a-half-long...

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A New Street Cleaning Program

April 22, 2016
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 For the last 18 months, the city has run a pilot program on parking regulations regarding street cleaning in Charlestown.  The new regulations for street cleaning replace the current fine of $40, plus having your car towed, with only a $90 ticket if a driver fails to remove their car prior to the designated...

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Advent School Benefit

April 14, 2016
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Advent School Benefit

Serafin Sanchez, Danielle Bing, Roburt Lightbody. are shown at the Advent School Spring Gala.

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Dust Off the Tux and Dancing Shoes:Green and White Ball Set for April 29

April 14, 2016
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The Friends of the Public Garden and Taj Boston will host the annual Green and White Ball on Friday, April 29, in the Taj Boston ballroom. This black tie and fabulously fashionable event will feature a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, a jazz trio and dancing with DJ Kupah James. This year’s co-chairs –...

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City Files ENF for 36 Sidewalk Ramps

April 14, 2016
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By Stephen Quigley The long legal battle between the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) and the City of Boston over handicapped sidewalk ramps on Beacon Hill as proposed by Boston Inspectional Services Department (ISD) took a new twist when the City filed with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) office on March 15 to...

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IAG Meeting on Temple St Project

April 14, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The public is invited to 74 Joy St. for the first Impact Advisory Group (IAG) meeting on the proposed residential redevelopment of the Hiriam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue buildings on Temple St., Wednesday, April 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The project would transform two interconnected, six-story buildings at...

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Downtown View:Leslie Adams Goes Shopping

April 14, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Downtown Boston residents have embraced the Boston Public Market. It arrived along the Greenway at the right time. Food-lovers were tired of the agriculture-industrial complex and wanted their food to be real, local, maybe organic. They were repelled by the whipped-petroleum products lining the shelves in traditional supermarkets. I’ve been...

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Boston Strong

April 14, 2016
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That is the slogan, a rallying cry, that came out of the senseless bombings of the Boston Marathon in 2013.  While the culprits and their associates are either dead or in jail, their actions still live on for the familes who lost their loved ones and the survivors that still carry the wounds that...

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150th Anniversary of Christian Science Church Points to a Future of Good

April 14, 2016
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By Cheryl Petersen One hundred-fifty years ago, a woman living in Swampscott, Mass., had an ah-ha moment. She couldn’t describe the epiphany, but it resulted in an instant recovery from an injury caused a few days earlier that had left her bedridden. The attending physician and friends of the New England woman called the...

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Mass General Hospital for Children Celebrates 16th Annual ‘Aspire Gala’ to Support Autism Programs

April 14, 2016
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Mass General Hospital for Children recently celebrated the 16th annual Aspire Spring Gala, raising more than $2.3 million to support Aspire, a highly successful, therapeutically-based program of the Lurie Center for Autism that helps children, teens and adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder or a related social profile develop interpersonal skills and independence....

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Marathon Daffodils will Line Boylston St for Marathon Race

April 14, 2016
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Marathon Daffodils is pleased to announce that for the third year, they will be displaying thousands of daffodils in businesses along Boylston Street, Boston’s busy Marathon Finish Line area for the 2016 BAA Boston Marathon. Marathon Daffodils is an annual program founded in 2014 by Diane Valle, a passionate urban horticulturist, to bring beauty...

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Bringing the City to Life, One Baby at a Time

April 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Last July, Catherine Walker was driving home from her job as a Certified Nurse Midwife at Boston Medical Center (BMC) when a women stopped dead in her tracks right in front of Walker’s car – staring intently through the windshield at her. The intense stare soon turned into a big smile,...

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