Monthly Archives: April 2017

Police Briefs 04-25-2017

April 29, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston police Area A-1 Disturbing the Peace 04/12/17 – At around 1:02 p.m., officers responded to a Myrtle Street address for a disturbance. The male suspect was yelling and screaming at neighbors and children in the playground. Police were able to calm the individual down and informed residents to contact...

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Moving Winthrop Square Proposal Out of the Shadows

April 29, 2017
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By Michael Dukakis and Michelle Wu When a new building emerges from the regulatory dance that weighs economic growth against loss of open space or increased density, the physical landscape of our city changes forever. Amid pressures facing each generation to grow our tax base and our constricted housing stock, the protection of open...

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Letter to the Editor

April 29, 2017
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Article on mobility and  transportatiion was right on Dear Editor: I want to thank Karen for writing the recent column in The Beacon Hill Times on mobility and transportation in Boston. This, as are the strategies for urban development, is an issue shared between Newton, where I live, and Boston. The building of Storrow...

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How Boston Basics Helps Our Children

April 29, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Ron Ferguson Here in Boston, we are committed to creating an equitable city for all. Reaching this goal requires many approaches. But if we really want to create more opportunities for success and close the achievement gap in our City once and for all, our primary focus needs...

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Beacon Hillers Deliver Daffodils

April 22, 2017
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Beacon Hillers Deliver Daffodils

Joey and Daisy Gulla sit on the delivery wagon to distribute daffodils with other volunteers throughout Beacon Hill last Friday, April 14, as part of the Marathon Daffodil project. The project began in 2014 after the Marathon Bombing as a symbol of Boston Strong. This year, the Beacon Hill Garden Club joined in to...

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City Council Ponders Change to Shadow Law

April 22, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen A Home Rule Petition that will make a one-time exemption to the State laws that governs shadow on the Boston Common and the Public Garden for the developers behind the proposed 775-foot Winthrop Square tower was filed with the Boston City Council at the hearing on Wednesday, April 12. The Home...

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Friends of the Public Garden Hold 47th Annual Meeting

April 22, 2017
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It was standing room only at the Friends Annual Meeting on April 12.  After the usual Board business, Executive Director Liz Vizza gave an inspiring summary of the year’s accomplishments to the attending members. Thanks to the generous donations of the members, the Friends was again able to make over a $1 million investment...

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Downtown View:Boston’s Future Mobility

April 22, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor The city published its Go Boston 2030 report in mid-March. It is 223 pages long. I read it so you don’t have to. It’s taken me awhile. It is available electronically at http://goboston2030.org/en/. Suggestions are accompanied by a note explaining how other cities have fared with such changes, a nice...

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BHCA Community Corner

April 22, 2017
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Spring Cleaning Days April 28 & 29 “Love Your Block,” formerly Boston Shines, takes place on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29. Beacon Hillers are encouraged to come out and join the fun as neighbors work together to clean their own block of the litter and debris that has accumulated during the winter...

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Jack Gurnon Looks to Raise Funds for BHV, and Chop the Mop

April 22, 2017
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Everyone in the neighborhood has an opinion about Jack Gurnon’s long, gray hair, and that opinion is usually not good. Cassie, Jack’s wife, was especially tired of his mid-life look, so she persuaded him to CHOP it all off—for a price. That price is $15,000. If Jack can raise $15,000, he’ll get rid of...

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