BHV Members Hear Talk by Gawande

October 17, 2017
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BHV Members Hear Talk by Gawande

by Suzanne Besser When author Atul Gawande joined NPR host Robin Young to discuss his best seller Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End recently, he spoke before a sold-out crowd of individuals seated at the Boston Public Library. They had come to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Beacon Hill Village...

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Downtown View:What Happens to the Millionaires?

October 17, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor The constitutional amendment that imposes a “millionaires’ tax” will likely be on our ballots in November, 2018, along with the candidates for governor and Congress. You probably already know that this amendment would levy an additional tax on any person...

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BHCA Community Corner

October 17, 2017
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by Suzanne Besser, BHCA President Historic Home Renovation Roundtable tomorrow Thursday, October 19 6-8 p.m. On October 19, the Beacon Hill Civic Association will sponsor a lively and informative panel discussion about the unique joys, challenges, and responsibilities involved in renovating a historic home,...

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BPL Adds Outreach Manager to Help Homeless

October 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In an effort to provide additional care to individuals in need, the Boston Public Library (BPL) has created a new outreach manager position to provide a...

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Juice Bar Gets Okay from Zoning and Licensing

October 17, 2017
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By Dan Murphy A cold-pressed juice bar and health food restaurant is one step closer to opening in the former home of Fresco Flowers after receiving a vote of...

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Marinovich Assumes Philanthropy Position at Charles River Watershed Association

October 17, 2017
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Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA), the leading science and advocacy nonprofit protecting and restoring the Charles River and its watershed, announced today that Tani Marinovich has joined the organization...

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Charles River Bistro Winding Down for Season

October 17, 2017
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The popular Charles River Bistro will be winding down for the season just after Veterans Day. The Bistro, located on the Esplanade, is the go-to for so many locals....

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Harvard Travellers Club Seeks New Members, to Hold Dinner

October 17, 2017
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From trekking in the Kalahari to exploring the ghostly ruins of Sable Island, every month the members of the Harvard Travellers Club are transported to another part of the...

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Figs Reopens on Charles St Following Blaze

October 17, 2017
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By Dan Murphy After closing for renovations following a fire last year, Figs restaurant at 42 Charles St. held a soft opening on Aug. 18 before officially reopening for...

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ACS Boston Lawyer Chapter Celebrates Constitution Day

October 17, 2017
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The American Constitution Society (ACS) Boston Lawyer Chapter’s 10th annual Constitution Day Celebration was held in the Great Hall at the John Adams Courthouse on Beacon Hill on Wednesday...

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Somerville Design Firm Selected to Help Revitalize Charlesgate Park

October 17, 2017
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By Dan Murphy A Somerville architectural and design firm has been contracted to create conceptual deigns intended to revitalize the erstwhile Charlesgate Park. The ad hoc, nonprofit Charlesgate Alliance...

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CRWA to Honor Museum of Science

October 17, 2017
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Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA), the leading science and advocacy organization protecting the Charles River and its watershed, will honor the Museum of Science at its Champions of the...

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Police Briefs 10-17-2017

October 17, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny in a Building 10/03/17 – A victim reported she was staying at a Stuart Street hostel when unknown person(s) broke...

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The Protesting Football Players are Not Disrespecting the Military

October 17, 2017
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The silent protest that was begun last season by former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick, in which Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem before football games,...

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Hill House Fundraiser at MOS

October 12, 2017
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Hill House Fundraiser at MOS

Beacon Hill Residents Mike Novak and Daniel Schmitz enjoying a brew at the Hill House fundraising night under the stars at the Museum of Science (MOS).

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Alice O’Neil: A Star Athlete Continues to Shine

October 12, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Beacon Hill resident Alice O’Neil has always been a competitor. From a young age, O’Neil has been steeped in sports from figure skating, to field hockey...

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Downtown View:Bring Back the Draft

October 12, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor As you could probably surmise by my name, I’m pretty white. One time at a political convention in Worcester, a man who must have considered...

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Neighbors Oppose Removal of Joy St Trees

October 12, 2017
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By Dan Murphy A proposal to remove two public shade trees at 3-5 Joy St. is being met with some resistance in the neighborhood. The construction firm converting the...

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BTD Announces Time Frame for Beacon St Safety Improvements

October 12, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Boston Transportation Department has announced that planned safety improvements to Beacon Street will commence this fall and provided a timeframe for the project. Over the...

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BHCA Community Corner

October 12, 2017
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by Suzanne Besser, BHCA President Contractors & neighbors: working together It is Beacon Hill’s good fortune that for generations owners of its historic 19th century homes have invested their...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing to Discuss Several Proposals on Wednesday

October 12, 2017
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The Zoning and Licensing Committee of the Beacon Hill Civic Association will meet on Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. at 74 Joy Street. All meetings are open to...

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Hill House’s Fundraising Night at the Museum of Science

October 12, 2017
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On Thursday, Sept. 28, Hill House hosted a fundraising night under the stars at the Museum of Science, with over 150 in attendance and raising over $110,000 for their...

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Boston-Mexico Partnership is Featured in BAC Exhibition

October 12, 2017
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Students and faculty from The Boston Architectural College (BAC) are building bridges to Mexico. A collaboration with the Centro Metropolitano de Arquitectura Sustentable (CMAS) in Mexico City has explored...

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Letter to the Editor

October 12, 2017
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REEFER MADNESS Dear Editor: My wife and I have been residents of Beacon Hill for more than forty years. We have had the good fortune to be witnesses and...

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