Monthly Archives: July 2014

Summer Dock Party

July 25, 2014
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Summer Dock Party

Enjoying the night on The Charles River at The Esplanade Association’s annual “Esplanade Summer Dock Party” on the Community Boating Docks on Thursday night were these residents.

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Walsh to Ignore BHAC on Sidewalk Ramps: Mayor Walsh’s First Big Mistake

July 25, 2014
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Save the bricks. That was the rallying cry last Thursday for Beacon Hill residents. When neighbors heard the city was going to tear up bricks and install concrete ramps at the neighborhood’s intersections they were, like their predecessors in 1947, willing to sit down on the bricks to keep the city from ripping them...

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City Officials Move Forward with Plan

July 25, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced on Thursday that the city would move forward with a plan to install wheelchair-accessible curb cuts on Beacon Hill sidewalks, making it the last neighborhood in the city to be brought into compliance with the Adults with Disabilities Act. “My intention is making sure that Boston is handicap accessible...

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Decision on Sidewalk Ramps Is Wrong

July 25, 2014
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On Thursday night, Mayor Martin Walsh went before the residents of Beacon Hill to deliver his decision on the handicap accessible ramps that need to be installed in the sidewalks.  He knew that his decision was not going to be well received, but he went to deliver the message himself rather than send his...

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UMass to Open Beacon St. Annex

July 25, 2014
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The University of Massachusetts intends to open an academic center at 1 Beacon St., according to published reports released last week. School officials said Thursday academic programs at that location would begin in January of 2016, at which time UMass Club and other administrative offices would move to the building. “The UMass Center on...

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Beacon Hill Village Expands Board

July 11, 2014
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Beacon Hill Village Expands Board

Four downtown residents recently joined Beacon Hill Village’s board of directors, expanding the number of board members to 17. West End resident Joanne Cooper is a retired geriatric social worker and nursing home administrator. In 1979 she co-founded the Geriatric Resource Center, a private consulting service and home care agency. She has volunteered for...

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Downtown View : The Welcome Mat Is Yanked for Banks

July 11, 2014
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What’s so bad about a bank? They seem pretty benign. Then why do ten Boston neighborhood shopping districts, including those in the North End and Charlestown, make them or  any professional office a conditional or forbidden use on the first or basement floors? Why did the Boston City Council recently vote to make banks...

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Tour of ‘Inside Haymarket’ Offered

July 11, 2014
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Each Friday and Saturday from dawn to dusk, Haymarket, Boston’s centuries-old open-air market adjacent to Government Center, the North End, and Faneuil Hall, offers a unique shopping experience. Sellers of fresh produce have clustered in Haymarket since around 1830, although vendors started congregating here at least 100 years earlier. Haymarket vendors sell huge varieties...

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Downtown Public School Moves Closer To Happening

July 11, 2014
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The dream of a new public school opening to serve the downtown neighborhoods might be moving one step closer to  reality, pending the outcome of a study initiated by Mayor Martin J. Walsh. Walsh’s spokeswoman Melina Schuler said the city has budgeted $1.6 million in the fiscal 15-19 capital budget to develop a “School...

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Celebrate FOPG’s ‘summer Party’

July 11, 2014
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The Friends of the Public Garden celebrates the season at its annual “Summer Party,” which comes to the Mandarin Oriental on Wednesday, July 23. “Many people leave the city for beach retreats in the summer months, but we have found that plenty of people stay in town in summer, especially mid-week,” said Eileen Scafidi,...

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