Downtown View:City Life Is a Sharing Life

May 21, 2015
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So many people decide to move into the city—what might they be expecting? Convenient trips to the movies, the opera, the symphony, the theater. Walk-to restaurants, bars, parks and libraries. Shops and supermarkets that make deliveries. All these benefits exist. The most frequent activity, though, may be a surprise to a former suburbanite shedding...

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Borman Receives Beacon Award

May 21, 2015
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Borman Receives Beacon Award

The man who served as president of the Beacon Hill Civic Association from 1971 to 1974 was on hand for the group’s annual meeting at Hampshire House to receive the 19th annual Beacon Award for his “significant and sustained” contribution to the community. “It...

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Police Briefs 05-19-2015

Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Assault and Battery 05/11/15 – At approximately 2:40 a.m., officer observed a male suspect punching a taxi driver in the face multiple times on Cambridge Street. The victim said he asked the suspect to get out...

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New Bridges to Hope in the Wake of Long Island

On October 8th of last year, I had to make a painful but necessary decision. The Long Island Bridge, after years of neglect, had to be shut down. The...

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Getting to Know the Public Garden

Getting to Know the Public Garden

More than a dozen people have recently taken a very special interest in the Public Garden and have been studying this iconic greenspace for hours on end. What they...

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Old,White and Rich?

May 14, 2015
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The reporting is breathless: Millennium Tower penthouse goes on sale for $37.5 million. A condo in a 19th-century Commonwealth Avenue townhouse sells for $7 million. Luxury apartments, rentable or...

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Hidden Garden Tour is May 21

With a record number of gardens never seen before, this tour is one not to miss. This year’s tour on Thursday, May 21, will open the gates to 12...

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Esplanade Association Awarded $1M ‘Challenge’ Grant

The Esplanade Association was recently awarded a $1-million “challenge grant” in memory of Frances W. Hatch Jr. by a longtime Boston resident who has asked to remain anonymous. The...

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BHCA Annual Meeting Scheduled for May 18

The Beacon Hill Civic Association will host its 93rd Annual Meeting on Monday, May 18th, 2015 at The Union Club of Boston, Eight Park Street at 6pm. The keynote...

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Hill House’s Annual Meeting Set for May 19

Hill House will hold its annual meeting at the Firehouse, 127 Mt. Vernon St., on Tuesday, May 19. A reception takes place at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting...

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Letter to the Editor

Good Neighbor Dear Editor: I have a very bad knee and icy sidewalks scare me to death. Needless to say, this winter on Beacon Hill I rarely ventured outside....

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Clapps Will be Recognized by Rogerson Communities

Clapps Will be Recognized by Rogerson Communities

Through their extraordinary civic leadership of many Beacon Hill institutions during the past thirty-five years, Gene and Meredith Clapp have touched the lives of many Beacon Hill residents. So...

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Parks’ Care Hot Topic at FOPG

Parks’ Care Hot Topic at FOPG

On Wednesday, April 8, the Friends of the Public Garden held its 45th annual meeting. More than 150 members and neighbors gathered at the First Church in Boston to...

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Community Waiting for Meeting on Event at Common

May 7, 2015
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Although “Outside the Box” is scheduled to return to the Boston Common this summer, the event organizer has yet to discuss potential impacts of the free performing arts festival...

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Downtown View:Curiouser and Curiouser

May 7, 2015
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In the last three weeks, one vehicle on my block was not towed on street cleaning days. This has never happened in the last decade. The debris under those...

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Police Briefs 05-05-2015

From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from a Motor Vehicle 04/25/15 – A victim reported that she parked her 2013 Ford Escape on Charles Street at around 10 p.m....

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Letter to the Editor

Thanks from the BHCA Young Friends Dear Editor: A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the April 16th Third Thursday at Beacon Hill Pub. In only...

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BHWF Celebrates Style and Women in Fashion

BHWF Celebrates Style and Women in Fashion

From left: Beacon Hill Women’s Forum members Shannon McAlister and Ashley Breed, Karen Fabbri of Moxie, Rebecca Hall of Crush and Danielle Frissell, also of BHWF, are filled with...

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Suffolk Forum on Ride Sharing Companies

The Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University presents “A Bumpy Ride,” a discussion on the controversy surrounding the ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft and the taxi companies in Boston,...

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Mayor Walsh to Be in Beacon Hill on May 21 for Annual Coffee Hour

Mayor Martin J. Walsh will join the Boston Parks and Recreation Department in hosting the 17th Annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series in local parks citywide from May 6 to...

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Downtown View:Big Question

May 5, 2015
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Do San Diego residents experience joy? I don’t know the answer and I’m not sure I would believe a SanDiegoan if they told me. I’m talking about the sublime...

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Landscape Company Donates Services to Esplanade

May 5, 2015
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Landscape Company Donates Services to Esplanade

As part of the annual Arbor Day of Service, the Cambridge Landscape Company donated its arborist services, expertise and equipment to The Esplanade Association on Thursday to help care...

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Friends of the Public Garden Welcomes The Warmth with Green and White Ball

April 23, 2015
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Friends of the Public Garden Welcomes The Warmth with Green and White Ball

The Friends of the Public Garden and Taj Boston will host the annual Green and White Ball on Friday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Taj Boston ballroom....

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Downtown View: Picture L.A.

April 23, 2015
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Picture the skyline of Los Angeles. How about Minneapolis, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Phoenix, even Chicago? You can’t? Oh, well. Now picture Washington D. C., Seattle, Toronto or New York....

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