Garden Tour Reaps Profits of $100,000; All to be Given Away

June 23, 2017
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Garden Tour Reaps Profits of $100,000; All to be Given Away

In June, 2016, following the most successful Tour of the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill to that date, the Beacon Hill Garden Club contributed more than $73,000 to 50 local, regional and national environmental and horticulture non-profits. In addition, it gave $55,000 toward the reconstruction of the garden at the Old North Church. Part...

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Leslie Singleton Adam Elected Chair of the Friends of the Public Garden

June 23, 2017
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Leslie Singleton Adam Elected Chair of the Friends of the Public Garden

The board of directors of the Friends of the Public Garden has elected Leslie Singleton Adam as Chair. Adam has been on the Friends board since 2014. The Friends of the Public Garden, founded in 1970, works with the City of Boston to protect...

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Mayor’s Home Rule Petition to Amend Current Shadow Laws is Filed with the State

June 23, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayor Martin Walsh has filed a home rule petition with the state legislature that will allow the Winthrop Square Project to go forward at 775 feet, which is no reduction from the original height that was proposed by the developers. State...

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Beacon Hill Civic Corner

June 23, 2017
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Caring for the new trees & removing dead ones The community is very grateful for the 44 new trees planted by the Boston Parks Department on Beacon Hill this...

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Downtown View:Doing Nothing at Sea

June 23, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor When Hampshire House owner Tom Kershaw invited me to join him on the square-rigged, 122-foot schooner Lynx, based in Nantucket and St. Petersburg, Florida, at...

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‘Making History on the Common’ Day Attracts Just Under 1,000 Students

June 23, 2017
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Despite the light rain, just under 1,000 Boston elementary school students in grades three through five participated in the Friends of the Public Garden’s eighth annual “Making History on...

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‘Evening Under the Stars’ Raises $50K for Myrtle Street Playground Enhancements

June 23, 2017
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Seventy guests attended the Myrtle Street Playground “Evening Under the Stars” event at the King’s Chapel Parish House Garden on June 9, raising more than $50,000 through ticket sales,...

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Hair’s to History:Boston Barber Co Continues Its Tradition as A Local Landmark

June 23, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Boston Barber Co. owner Robert Dello Russo is well aware why Boston tour bus and trolley operators illuminate about his Bowdoin Street shop on their daily...

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Police Briefs 06-20-2017

June 23, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat Larceny from Motor Vehicle 06/11/17 – A victim reported she parked her 2011 Honda Accord on Charles Street on June 10 at around 8 p.m., but...

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Letters to the Editor

June 23, 2017
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‘ANGEL’ STILL WORKING    HER MAGIC Dear Editor: Thanks for your article on the grand opening of the White Fountain. Two days after the grand opening, I proposed to Kelly...

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Obituaries 06-20-2017

June 23, 2017
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Robert Kuchefski Insurance Broker Robert J. Kuchefski of Boston, formerly of Wellesley, died unexpectedly on May 26. Bob received his BS from Illinois State University in 1968. A member...

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FOPG Hold Grand Opening of White Fountain

June 17, 2017
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FOPG Hold Grand Opening of White Fountain

By Beth Treffeisen After months of being cocooned, The George Robert White Memorial or locally known as “The Angel”, has been revealed, making a forgotten dark corner of the...

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Myrtle St Playground has Diverse List of Sponsors

June 17, 2017
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By Dan Murphy An area construction firm is donating time and materials to the Myrtle Street Playground as a way to enrich the lives of neighborhood residents across the...

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Downtown View:Questions You’ve Wanted Answered

June 17, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Why does the Hurley Building on Cambridge Street have chain link fence pieces around it? A person from the state Division of Capital Asset Management...

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Beacon Hill Civic Corner

June 17, 2017
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Hearing today on state bill combatting nip litter Members of the BHCA Cambridge Street Quality of Life Committee (CSQOL), established last year to address specific concerns of residents near...

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Frog Pond Spray Scheduled to Open on June 29

June 17, 2017
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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 2017 summer season as...

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Charles River Swimming Club Aims to Bring Positive Perception to an Urban River

June 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen During the early morning hours last Saturday, 200 brave swimmers pulled on their goggles and swim caps and dove into the Charles River Basin for a...

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Police Briefs 06-13-2017

June 17, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 06/03/17  – A victim reported she parked her 2013 Nissan Altima on Charles Street at around 11...

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Letter to the Editor

June 17, 2017
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An Open Letter to the members of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission  Dear Committee, A resident of our community crossed Beacon Street on a bright October morning in 2016,...

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Beacon Hill Art Walk

Beacon Hill Art Walk

A curious Addisyn Long, 4, peaks in on Matthew Liebendorfer, Ivy A. Turner and Noralee Walker as they play a Franz Schubert piece in a private garden on Lindall...

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Kids Discover Reading at Myrtle St Playground’s ‘Free Little Library’

Kids Discover Reading at Myrtle St Playground’s ‘Free Little Library’

By Dan Murphy Youngsters can discover the joys of reading at Myrtle Street Playground, thanks to its “free little library.” The library was made possible by a donation from...

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Restored Lotta Fountain on Esplanade ReOpens June 15

By Dan Murphy Dogs and their owners will have reason to rejoice with the grand reopening of the restored Lotta Fountain on the Charles River Esplanade on Thursday, June...

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Downtown View:The Filene’s Block

By Karen Cord Taylor I’m sitting in the sun at a corporate event on Summer Street. Newspaper people often get invited to occasions like this. Millennium Partners are the...

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BHCA Community Corner

The panelists addressed important issues facing historic preservation today, including the impact of climate change on historic properties, the role and influence of new technologies, and the importance of...

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