Monthly Archives: September 2017

Swan Boats Wrap Up 141st Season

September 26, 2017
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Swan Boats Wrap Up 141st Season

By Dan Murphy While Boston was spared the brunt of Hurricane Jose, it still created unforeseen challenges for the Swan Boats, which was forced to wrap up their 141st season in the Public Garden a day earlier than anticipated last week to prepare for the incoming, inclement weather. “Logistically, it made thing more difficult...

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Applicant Aims to Calm Concerns Over Proposal to Convert 29 Comm Ave into Private Club

September 26, 2017
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By Dan Murphy At a special meeting of the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) Licensing and Building Use Committee on Tuesday, Sept. 19, the owner of 29 Commonwealth Ave. sought to assuage neighbors’ concerns regarding the potential traffic, delivery and noise impacts from changing its use from an office building to a...

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Parks Department Announces Beacon Hill Tree Removal Hearing on Oct 5

September 26, 2017
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In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 5, at 10 a.m. on a request to remove two public shade trees on Joy Street on Beacon Hill. The hearing will be held by the City of Boston’s Tree Warden (or...

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Downtown View:Raise Your Kids in the City

September 26, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor It’s a familiar story. Twenty-somethings enjoy living downtown. Then they have kids. After a couple of years they depart for the suburbs. They have good reasons. The schools are often better. The housing is cheaper. There is more space. Common practices and policies make it hard for families to stay...

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BHCA Community Corner

September 26, 2017
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Fall HillFest draws crowds on a summer-like day By Suzanne Besser The balloons were flying, band playing and spirits high when the Beacon Hill Civic Association welcomed hundreds of neighbors to Fall HillFest, the sixteenth annual neighborhood block party held on Mount Vernon Street on Sunday. More than twenty of Beacon Hill’s nonprofit institutions...

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City Paws:Fall Dog Allergies

September 26, 2017
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By Penny & Ed Cherubino As the leaves turn color into the brilliant hues of fall, does your dog begin to itch? While leaves may be part of the problem, the biggest culprit is probably ragweed. As reported on Vetstreet.com, Dr. Kimberly Coyner, a veterinary dermatologist at the Dermatology Clinic for Animals of Tacoma,...

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Frankie’s Friends to Remember Frankie Stillman, Raise Money for Charlestown Youth Hockey

September 26, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When talking about Francis ‘Frankie’ Stillman, his imprint on the Charlestown Youth Hockey Association (CYHA) and Boston hockey community was as big emotionally as the man was big physically. The hulking man, who played hockey at Charlestown High School and as a resident of the Town and rink manager in Charlestown,...

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West End Museum Recognizing Individuals of Italian Descent

September 26, 2017
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For the eighth consecutive year, The West End Museum marks Italian Heritage Month by recognizing individuals of Italian descent for their contributions to preserving the culture of the West End and its rich immigrant history. Italian Heritage Month Honoree Night takes place on Tuesday, October 3 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Honoree presentations will be followed...

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Police Briefs 09-26-2017

September 26, 2017
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From Boston Police Area A-1 Breaking and Entering – Residence 09/25/17 – Victims reported their Phillips St. residence was broken into while they were staying in a hotel, at which time a cleaning company left their windows open following a flood. Meanwhile, unknown person(s) entered the home and stole numerous pieces of jewelry.

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How We Are Recognizing Recovery Month

September 26, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh  I wouldn’t be where I am today without the recovery community — and I know many other Bostonians have had the same experience as me. That’s why it’s so important we create strong pathways to recovery, and why I’m proud Boston recognizes September as Recovery Month here in our...

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