Flowering Backyards on Beacon Hill

Flowering Backyards on Beacon Hill

The 87th Annual Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill Annual tour took place last Thursday, May 19, with several thousand folks in attendance. Shown are Beacon Hill Garden Club members Keeta Gilmore (left) and Sandra Gilpatrick help guide tourist to the different gardens.

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Downtown View:Pockets of Diversity

By Karen Cord Taylor A few weeks ago I went to “The Dynamic City,” a conference at Boston University sponsored by Historic New England and two BU departments—the Initiative on Cities and the American and New England Studies Program. The presentations were first-rate, the...

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Beacon Hill Art Walk Set to Return on June 5

The Beacon Hill Art Walk is an annual event that takes place on the first Sunday in June from 12-6 p.m., throughout the nooks and crannies of Beacon Hill’s North Slope. Residents open up their private gardens, alleyways and courtyards and allow artists to...

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Another Look at Proposal for 33-61 Temple Street

By Dan Murphy Neighbors got another look at the latest plans for what will be the largest residential redevelopment project in Beacon Hill’s history on Monday, May 16, at...

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Civic Association Holds 94th Annual Meeting

By Dan Murphy The Beacon Hill Civic Association held its 94th annual meeting at the Union Club of Boston on Monday, May 16. At that time, Priscilla Fales, a...

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Leslie Adam Joins Hammond Residential Back Bay/Beacon Hill Office

Melissa Dunn, manager of Hammond Residential Real Estate’s Back Bay/Beacon Hill office, is pleased to announce that Leslie Adam has affiliated with Hammond. In her new role, Adam looks...

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BRA Hires Company to Help Re-brand Itself as More Approachable

By Seth Daniel Looking to become a more friendly and approachable agency, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved a contract with Boston-based Continuum to help rebrand the agency...

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Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series to Start

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) will launch the 2016 Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield on Wednesday,...

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Jill Bourne Chosen as New President of the Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library Board of Trustees voted last week to extend an offer of employment for President of the Boston Public Library to Jill Bourne, City Librarian for...

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Boncore Sworn in as New Senator

By John Lynds Last Thursday in front of a packed Massachusetts Senate Chambers, Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop) was officially sworn in as the new First Suffolk and Middlesex State Senator...

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Police Briefs 05-24-2016

BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny – Bike 05/12/16 – At around 4:50 p.m., a victim reported he locked his red-and-black Trek 23” bike in his...

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Enjoy the Weekend — Safely

We saw a statistic the other day that seemed baffling: The death toll on our nation’s roads and highways once again is on the rise. Last year, there were...

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Let’s Remember the True Meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day, our most solemn national holiday, will take place this weekend. It is symptomatic of our national culture that for most Americans, the true meaning of Memorial Day...

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Four Decades of Residents Beautifying Temple Street

Four Decades of Residents Beautifying Temple Street

By Suzanne Besser Last weekend Temple Street got all dolled up. More than thirty residents came together to sweep away winter’s debris and dress the gently sloped street in...

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Beloved Nursery School Teacher Wins Beacon Award

Beloved Nursery School Teacher Wins Beacon Award

By Suzanne Besser Priscilla Fales, who has touched the lives of hundreds of neighborhood children and their families during her 47 years as a Beacon Hill Nursery School teacher,...

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Downtown View:Fish,Flowers and Fresh Produce

By Karen Taylor Last year for my birthday one of my daughters gave me flowers. These were not the usual birthday flowers. They were delivered to my door for...

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Friends of the Public Garden Offer Incentive to Join during Membership Month

The Friends of the Public Garden has launched a spring membership drive with an enticing incentive to bring in new members. Anyone who joins the Friends by Wednesday, May...

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CPA to be on November Ballot

By John Lynds Last Wednesday the Boston City Council voted 12-1 to put the Community Preservation Act (CPA) on the November ballot. The next day, the Boston Park Advocates...

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Tea’s ‘Moondance Gala’ Notes 15 Years of Making Life Better in the Park

Although the warm days are just starting to outnumber the cold, and the daffodils and crocuses are beginning to bloom, the Esplanade Association has already begun the planning for...

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Boston Public Market Farmers Market Return this Week

The Boston Public Market Association’s two seasonal farmers markets in Dewey Square and outside the Boston Public Market return this week, bringing fresh local food to residents, workers, and...

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BWSC Receives Two Awards from MassDEP

In recognition of the Boston Water and Sewer Commission’s (BWSC) long-term quality and reliability of water and sewer services in the City of Boston, the Commission received two awards...

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MFS Squash Busters Derby Raises Over $1 Million for Local Youth

In an inspiring show of support for the SquashBusters youth program’s twentieth year, members of the Boston community rallied together to raise over $1.2 million dollars for the tenth MFS SquashBusters...

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Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project Public Information Meetings

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has scheduled two Public Information Meetings for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project. Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:00  – 8:00 PM Multicultural Arts Center 41...

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Police Briefs 05-17-2016

CITIZENS ALERT Boston Police District A-1 Detectives are asking any resident or merchant who has been a victim of a recent real-estate scam to contact Lt. Detective or Chuck...

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