‘Evening Under the Stars’ to Benefit Myrtle Street Playground Enhancements

‘Evening Under the Stars’ to Benefit Myrtle Street Playground Enhancements

By Dan Murphy When the Friends of the Myrtle Street Playground hold “An Evening Under the Stars” in the garden at King’s Chapel on Friday, June 9, all proceeds from the nonprofit’s first official fundraising event will benefit planned enhancements to an outdoor space that has welcomed families for the more than 30 years....

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Elsie and Jeannette Herrmann Receive 20th Beacon Award

By Dan Murphy One day after Mother’s Day, Elsie Herrmann and her daughter Jeannette were jointly presented the 20th annual Beacon Award at the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s annual meeting while remaining characteristically humble about their “significant and sustained” contributions to the community. “Why...

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BHCA Community Corner

Funds raised to support Charles Street Clean Team   Residents and businesses alike joined together to support the cleaning of Charles Street at a convivial fundraiser and cocktail reception held May 10 at Grogan & Company. The event was sponsored by the Joint Charles...

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Downtown View:Airbnb Woes

By Karen Cord Taylor Airbnb and its cohorts have been a lifesaver for some downtown residents. They say that renting out a room in their home has allowed them...

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Esplanade Association Awarded Reebok Foundation Grant:Funds Will Help to Support Summer Programming for Underserved Youth and Families in the Greater Boston Area

The Esplanade Association (EA) is pleased to announce it has received a grant in the amount of $15,000 from The Reebok Foundation to support two youth and family outreach...

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Suffolk University and Boston Debate League Support Student Debaters

Suffolk University and the Boston Debate League announced a partnership that will bring hundreds of Boston middle and high school students to Suffolk’s downtown campus for debate tournaments and...

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Discussion of Recent Excavations Set for May 17 at the Old North Church

City of Boston Archaeologist Joe Bagley will discuss the results of his recent excavations from the Old North Church’s Washington Memorial Garden, located on Church property, off of Unity...

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Police Briefs 05-16-2017

Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1   Assault and Battery 05/05/17 – A victim reported that he ordered a Lyft ride to his Pinckney Street residence. When...

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There is Urgent Public Demand for An Obamacare Replacement

Limited access to Obamacare health insurance plans is creating an urgent, public demand for a replacement.  Insurers are exiting the market throughout the nation at an alarming rate for...

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BHWF Fashion Show

BHWF Fashion Show

Pat Arroyo wearing a white suit by Holiday and a snazzy hat at the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) 4th Annual Charles Street Couture Fashion show on Friday night,...

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BHGC to Hold the 88th ‘Tour of the Hidden Gardens’

The Beacon Hill Garden Club is pleased to present its annual Tour of the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill on Thursday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,...

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Fundraising Reception to Kick off Charles Street Cleaning Campaign

By Dan Murphy To mark the launch of its “Charles Street: Our Main Street Cleaning Campaign,” the Joint Charles Street Committee is holding a fundraising and cocktail reception at...

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BHCA Community Corner

Charles Street Clean Team Fundraiser May 10 Thanks to the work of the Joint Charles Street Committee (JCSC) of the Beacon Hill Civic Association and the Beacon Hill Business...

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Downtown View:Competition Might Improve Old Rental Buildings

By Karen Cord Taylor Downtown residents are enjoying a certain satisfaction they didn’t expect. Those dreadful absentee landlords who suck all the rent money out of their buildings while...

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Zoning and Licensing Committee Votes Not to Oppose Proposed Jeffries House Addition

By Dan Murphy A proposed four-story addition to the John Jeffries House met with a vote of non-opposition from the Beacon Hill Zoning and Licensing Committee on Wednesday with...

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Charles River Cleanup on Earth Day is A Rousing Success

On Saturday morning, April 29, the Esplanade Association, the 100-percent privately funded friends group for the Charles River Esplanade, had over 400 volunteers participate in the 18th annual Earth Day Charles River...

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Police Briefs 05-09-2017

Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Assault Dangerous with a Dangerous Weapon – Knife 04/26/17 – At around 6:42 a.m., responding officers arrested a male suspect arrested...

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Investing in Beacon Hill

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh This month, I am proud to put forth a budget for the City of Boston that will make Boston a better place to work,...

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Shear Madness:Fundraising Continues to Chop Off Jack Gurnon’s Hair Mop

Shear Madness:Fundraising Continues to Chop Off Jack Gurnon’s Hair Mop

By Beth Treffeisen What all started as a fun prank between two friends about three years ago has slowly turned into about 15 inches of silver locks that flow...

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Livingstone Seeks More Discussion on Shadow Laws

By Beth Treffeisen With the recent passage of Boston City Council’s home rule petition that aims to amend the current shadow laws that protect the Boston Common and Boston...

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Downtown View:Better Skyscrapers

By Karen Cord Taylor Consider Los Angeles. It’s enjoying an upgrade. With refurbished hotels, new residential buildings, a spruce-up of its gorgeous library and all the services and restaurants...

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Chestnut Street Resident Aims to Educate Neighbors on Rosie’s Place

By Dan Murphy While Rosie’s Place dates back to 1974 and has the distinction of being the oldest women’s shelter in the U.S., Chestnut Street newcomer Deb Pasculano wants...

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28 Hancock,John Jeffries Addition on ZLC Agenda at BHCA Meeting

The Zoning and Licensing Committee (ZLC) of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) will meet on Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. at 74 Joy Street to consider a...

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Forgotten Corner in Garden Set for a Plant Overhaul

By Beth Treffeisen The corner of the Boston Public Garden that sits behind the William Ellery Channing Statue near the Arlington T stop, is the last missing piece of...

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