Monthly Archives: May 2017

Blasberg Holds Book Signing

Blasberg Holds Book Signing

Jeanne Blasberg (seated), Beacon Hill resident and author of the book ‘Eden,’ at a book signing at Blackstone’s on Charles Street recently. Shown with their signed books are Beacon Hill residents from left: Jean Zick, Cinta Burgos and Ania Camargo.

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BH Art Walk Returns June 4

The Beacon Hill Art Walk is an annual event that takes place on the first Sunday in June, throughout the nooks and crannies of the  North Slope. On June 4, from noon to 6 p.m., residents will open up their private gardens, alleyways and courtyards, allowing around 70 artists to display and sell their...

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Downtown View:Spring Cooking

By Karen Cord Taylor Our dinner last night was typical for us in the spring. We sat down to fava beans, fiddleheads and morel mushrooms sent for my birthday from my sister-in-law. Last week we had soft shell crabs two nights in a row because they are so good, and their season is short....

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BHCA Community Corner

BHCA reached out to the homeless As part of the BHCA’s Cambridge Street Quality of Life Committee’s goal to better understand the needs of the homeless community in our area, a group of BHCA volunteers and board members recently served dinner at the Pine Street Inn. The volunteers also toured the facility, which they...

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Architectural Commission Approves Proposed Condo Redevelopment of AMC Headquarters with Provisos

By Dan Murphy The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission voted at its monthly hearing at City Hall on Thursday to approve three separate applications to redevelop Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) headquarters into condos with some provisos. At this time, architect Guy Grassi outlined the proposal to repurpose the three adjacent, brick row-houses at 3, 4...

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Residents Demand More Slow Streets for Boston Neighborhoods

By Beth Treffeisen A packed Boston City Council Chamber ensued during the budget hearing for the Department of Boston Transportation (BTD) the evening of Wednesday, May 10. In the crowd, residents of Boston sported bicycle t-shirts and some still wore their bike helmets after attending a memorial for Rich Archer, a 29-year-old courier who...

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BHCA’s 95th Annual Meeting Features Keynote Speaker Miguel Rosales

By Dan Murphy While addressing the crowd at the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s 95th annual meeting at the Union Club on May 15, keynote speaker Miguel Rosales said he never anticipated the indelible impression that the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge would have on the city. “I knew that it was a nice...

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Police Briefs 05-23-2017

Beacon Hill beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Auto Theft 05/11/17  – A female victim reported leaving her 2002 Dodge Neon running in front of a Park Plaza restaurant at about 9:30 p.m. At this time, an unknown male suspect jumped into the vehicle and drove off. A description of the car was broadcast,...

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Suffolk Superior Court rules in city’s favor on ADA ramps

May 24, 2017
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Suffolk Superior Court has ruled on a summary judgment in the city’s favor, allowing it to resume installing the remaining 215 ADA-compliant ramps on Beacon Hill. According to a May 15 docket entry, the Hon. Rosemary Connolly ruled against the opposition filed by the Beacon Hill Civic Association and 10 neighborhood residents that asserted...

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‘Evening Under the Stars’ to Benefit Myrtle Street Playground Enhancements

‘Evening Under the Stars’ to Benefit Myrtle Street Playground Enhancements

By Dan Murphy When the Friends of the Myrtle Street Playground hold “An Evening Under the Stars” in the garden at King’s Chapel on Friday, June 9, all proceeds from the nonprofit’s first official fundraising event will benefit planned enhancements to an outdoor space that has welcomed families for the more than 30 years....

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