Making A Scene

August 16, 2017
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Making A Scene

Dan Ramirez, the technical director for the Huntington Theatre Company, shown here in the storage area of the new Production Center in Everett. The storage area for props contains everything from an electric chair to a basketball to rows of chandeliers and even a basketball or two. The company is busily working this week...

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Workshops Planned for Hubway Expansion

August 16, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Boston Transportation Department announced last week it would sponsor 28 community workshops citywide this fall to discuss the upcoming expansion of the bike-share program Hubway. “BTD is excited to collaborate with residents as we expand this important and popular piece...

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Downtown View:Thanks Donnie, for the Big Reveal

August 16, 2017
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Karen is taking a break. Since we were all recently laughing at Trump when he inappropriately complimented the French president’s wife on the good shape she was in after the age of 60, the subject of this column still seems up to date.  ...

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BHCA Community Corner

August 16, 2017
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Remembering Jim McNeely He was this generation’s Charles Bulfinch, a man deeply rooted in the great cultures of the past and yet a true visionary, steadfastly working to apply...

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IDP Units are Most Prevalent in Downtown Neighborhoods

August 16, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Even though Boston is in a midst of a building boom, rents and sale prices continue to rise in Boston, making it increasingly challenging for residents...

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Hollywood Comes to the South End with Amy Schumer’s Newest Film

August 16, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The starts and glitz of Hollywood made its way to the historic South End this past week when Amy Schumer along with her production crew spent...

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Huntington Theatre Production Center Hard at Work on First Production at New Facility

August 16, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Deep in the industrial area of Everett – nestled between scrap metal yards and diesel mechanics – is a creative workroom that has few matches in...

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The Boston Arts Festival Returns to Two-Day Event

August 16, 2017
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Boston’s vibrant Arts Community is back for the 15th Annual Boston Arts Festival!   On Saturday, September 9, and Sunday September 10, 50 local artists and 16 bands will be...

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Longfellow Bridge Nightly Construction Schedule

August 16, 2017
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MassDOT will close the Longfellow Bridge nightly to all vehicular traffic through Thursday, August 17, from 11:00p.m. each night to 5:00a.m. the following morning. The Longfellow Bridge closure originally...

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Police Briefs 08-15-2017

August 16, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Policea Area A-1 Larceny from a Motor Vehicle 08/03/17  – A victim reported she parked her 2013 Volkswagen Jetta on Charles Street at around...

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How We’re Creating Affordable Housing

August 16, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Boston is a diverse city made up of residents of all backgrounds, all education levels and job sectors spread out over 23 neighborhoods. Some...

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Obituaries 08-15-2017

August 16, 2017
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Annie Caroline Flaherty  She leaves this world a brighter place Annie Caroline Flaherty of Beacon Hill died on on August 8. She was 7 years old. Annie had a...

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Caturday on the Common

August 9, 2017
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Caturday on the Common

Riker, an exceptionally social cat, was eager to explore the Boston Common with his owner, Chris Felice, manning the leash during Boston’s inaugural First Caturday event on the Common....

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Residents Disappointed by Rejection in Boston’s Slow Streets Program

August 9, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen and Dan Murphy In future though, please refer to the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) and the BHCA Traffic and Parking Committee, whose Chair is Ben Starr.  BHC and...

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Galvin says New Shadow Law Removes Layer of Protection for Historic Parks

August 9, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Gov. Charlie Baker recently signed a home-rule petition into law that would allow Millennium Partners to move forward with building a 775-foot tower on the site...

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Downtown View:A Modest Proposal

August 9, 2017
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Karen is taking a break. Here is a column from last fall that needs more consideration. By Karen Cord Taylor The noise is always a surprise. Your cab stops...

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BHCA Community Corner

August 9, 2017
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Keep exterior doors well lit When the BHCA Cambridge Street Quality of Life Committee members walked down Cambridge Street last fall to identify problem areas impacting residents’ quality of...

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City Council Motions

August 9, 2017
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CITY COUNCIL ESTABLISHES COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE The Boston City Council passed an amended ordinance to create the Community Preservation Committee (CPC), as required by State law to make recommendations...

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Local Restaurants Taking Part in Dine Out Boston

August 9, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella Seven Beacon Hill Restaurants will participate in the 2017 Dine Out Boston program that is celebrating its 16th year of providing diners an opportunity to enjoy...

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Police Briefs 08-08-2017

August 9, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Aggravated Assault and Battery 07/26/17 – At approximately 9:30 p.m., a male suspect was arrested on the Boston Common around Beacon...

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Obituaries 08-08-2017

August 9, 2017
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James DuBois McNeely 1933 – 2017 James D. McNeely, a prominent Boston architect, noted for his historic renovation of Beacon Hill townhouses, died peacefully on July 27, 2017 in...

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‘Paddle to Work Day’ on July 28 Raised Funds to Protect Charles River

August 5, 2017
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‘Paddle to Work Day’ on July 28 Raised Funds to Protect Charles River

On Friday, July 28, 15 people paddled the Charles River as part of “Paddle To Work Day” hosted by Charles River Canoe and Kayak. The event celebrated a healthy...

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Downtown View:Infrastructure. Investment. Interesting.

August 5, 2017
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By karen Cord Taylor Karen is taking a break. This column from last September still has relevance. Throughout the 1990s and into the early 2000s, Boston boldly invested in...

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Gov Baker Signs Bill for New Shadow Law

August 5, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Gov. Charlie Baker signed a home-rule petition into law Friday that would allow Millennium Partners to build a 775-foot luxury, condo tower on the site of...

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