Women’s 100M Hurdles on Charles Street

June 24, 2016
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Women’s 100M Hurdles on Charles Street

The adidas Boost Boston Games held the city’s first-ever ‘Street Meet’ in the Beacon Hill neighborhood Saturday. In the photo above, world-class athletes compete in the hurdles event on a Mondo track that was constructed on historic Charles Street between the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common. Thousands of spectators also enjoyed other track...

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Bill Calls for More Duck-Boat Regulations

June 24, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Family members of a woman struck and killed by a duck boat on Beacon Hill in April joined three lawmakers Wednesday to advocate for legislation that would impose new safety regulations on the vehicles. “This was a preventable accident,” said Ivan...

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Downtown View:Summer Feasts

June 24, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Have you ever been to a feast on the streets of the North End? I decided this is the summer I’m going. I knew little about them for many years. Recently, they seem to have proliferated. It’s true, said life-long...

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Bud Patten Passes Away at 88;Longtime Resident of West Cedar Street

June 24, 2016
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Bud Patten loved life, especially the good life. He played golf, studied the American China Trade, preferred Bordeaux wines, hunted down fine antiques and cherished his lovely home, his...

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Walsh Announces Partnership with Huntington Theatre Co

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Friday joined Michael Maso, Managing Director of the Huntington Theatre Company and John Matteson of the QMG Huntington, LLC to announce...

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New England Revolution Players Hold Soccer Camp on Esplanade

June 24, 2016
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New England Revolution Star Forward Charlie Davies, teammates Darrius Barnes, Gershon Koffie and Matt Turner, along with Santander’s Region President Michael Bruno and SVP of Brand Media and Sponsorships...

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Bow Ties and Seersucker:A Perfect Match

June 24, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser At first glance, they seemed an odd couple: She, a hip young Beacon Hill fashion designer with an edgy approach to fashion and he, a seasoned...

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Letter to the Editor

June 24, 2016
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Reader proposes reconfiguration of Beacon and Charles streets Dear Editor The photo “Charles Street Inbound” shows that Charles Street is now configured as a three-lane inbound highway coming in...

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Sensible Gun Control is Needed

June 24, 2016
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A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. — The...

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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee Opposes Variance Request for 87 West Cedar Street

June 17, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Despite support for the variance from numerous neighbors, the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee voted on Wednesday to oppose temporary zoning relief requested...

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Fetch those Photos:Esplanade Association Kicks Off ‘Dog Days Of Summer in the Park’ Photo Contest

June 17, 2016
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The Esplanade Association, the 100-percent privately funded friends group for the Charles River Esplanade, has announced its “Dog Days of Summer on the Esplanade” social media photo contest. Starting June 10 and ending...

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Downtown View:Make No Little Plans

June 17, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Hey, Bostonians. Can we stop complaining about the Big Dig? Yes, it cost almost $15 billion. Yes, it took 15 years to complete. (It was...

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Positive Response from Charlesgate Neighbors for Fence Removal

June 17, 2016
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By Margaret Pokorny The Friends of the Public Garden and the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) are reaching out to their members to learn if the removal...

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Shakespeare Exhibit This Fall Will Feature All BPL’s Collection for the First Time

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel One of the most famous lines in William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ actually didn’t even exist in the first version of the play, which was much different than...

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Fresh and Local:Add Creme Fraîche to Your Party

June 17, 2016
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by Penny Cherubino Crème fraîche is one more old thing that is becoming new again as home cooks add this versatile ingredient to their pantry. It has been one...

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Frog Pond Spray Pool Scheduled To Re-Open on Friday,June 24

June 17, 2016
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Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook and The Skating Club of Boston president Joe Blount are pleased to welcome children and guests to kick off the 2016 summer season as...

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More than 300 Runners Take Part In 5K Benefit Esplanade Sunset Run

June 17, 2016
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On Thursday evening, June 2, close to 300 runners participated in the inaugural Esplanade 5K Sunset Run along the Charles River Esplanade. Presented by the Esplanade Association, this evening...

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171-172 Tremont St Building Plan Lowered to 235 Feet

June 17, 2016
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By John Lynds The developers of the building being proposed at 171-172 Tremont St. said they have dramatically reduced the height of the building by 100 feet since first...

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Police Briefs 06-14-2016

June 17, 2016
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 06/05/16 – A victim reported he parked his Volkswagen Jetta on Phillips Street at around 4 p.m....

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Thank You for Making Boston Shines a Success

June 17, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh We’re entering into one of the most beautiful times of the year: early summer, where Boston’s citizens congregate outside to enjoy the warming weather and...

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Letters to the Editor

June 17, 2016
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Open letter to  Mayor Martin J. Walsh Dear Editor: Hope you are well.  As I am sure you know, our neighborhood’s passionate efforts over the past years to have...

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Full Social Calendar on Beacon Hill

June 10, 2016
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Full Social Calendar on Beacon Hill

The last week was a busy time on the Beacon Hill Social calendar as several events kept many residents in a party setting.In the top photo,visitiors look at one...

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FOPG Opposes 355-Foot Tremont Street Building

June 10, 2016
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By John Lynds With the developers of a 355 foot building on Tremont Street near the Public Garden and Boston Common slated to be voted on by the Boston...

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Downtown View:The Question of Mattresses

June 10, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor What is this growing obsession with mattresses?Mattresses—possibly one of the most boring items you’ll ever need or buy—have exploded in heft, risen in price, peppered...

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