Monthly Archives: September 2017

Public Invited to King’s Chapel Parish House

September 21, 2017
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Public Invited to King’s Chapel Parish House

By Amelia Nugent King’s Chapel has stood at the foot of Beacon Hill since the 1600s. Its parishioners have participated in the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Fall HillFest, with a table offering face painting, bubble jars and King’s Chapel crowns for the young and young at heart, as long as it has been going...

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Not So Tall

September 21, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The developers behind the proposed Winthrop Square Tower that has caused controversy over the new shadows it would create over the historic parks downtown, has lowered the height from 775 feet to just above 700 feet to comply with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidance. As part of the review process...

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Bauman Marathon Bombing Story, A Focus on Recovery and Overcoming

September 21, 2017
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By Cary Shuman The stars were out at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown Tuesday night for the Boston movie premiere of “Stronger,” the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, who was injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings in the Back Bay. Bauman was memorialized almost immediately after the bombings in the Back...

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BHCA Community Corner

September 21, 2017
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James Cassidy, a seasonal laborer with the Boston Public Works Department, received a round of applause from the Beacon Hill Civic Association Streets and Sidewalks Committee last week. “We can’t thank Cassidy and others in his crew enough,” said Rajan Nanda, Committee Chair. “Their work makes such a difference to our neighborhood.” Cassidy, often...

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Downtown View:September

September 21, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor For the past three weeks everyone has been busy. Neighborhood organizations are throwing welcome-back parties and holding meetings, confident that people are back in town. Kids gather again at bus stops. They carry backpacks and sports equipment, looking determined and full of anticipation for what their school day holds. The...

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Boston City Council News and Notes

September 21, 2017
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Council supports Home Rule Petition to allow Mayoral   appointments The Boston City Council on Wednesday, September 13, voted to pass the Home Rule Petition, which will give Mayor Martin Walsh the power to appoint members to vacant or expired seats on certain city boards and commissions if the relevant nominating entity fails to submit...

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Julia Powell Addresses the Crowd at Beacon Hill Women’s Forum Season Opening

September 21, 2017
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By Amy Tsurumi The Beacon Hill Women’s Forum welcomed back neighbors to its fifth season on September 12 at the Hampshire House.  The main room was overflowing with members eager to hear Julia S. Powell speak about her complex life journey from high-achieving scholar/athlete during her school years to Stanford-trained New York City corporate...

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Church of the Covenant Continues Work to Preserve Tiffany Windows

September 21, 2017
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At the corner of Newbury and Berkeley Streets in the Back Bay, one of Boston’s best-kept secrets  is found within the walls of the Church of the Covenant. Known for the tall steeple that sticks out amongst the shorter buildings in the block, the stonewalls of the church are illuminated by the largest intact...

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Esplanade Supporters Enjoy A Special ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ Celebration

September 21, 2017
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Tiffany’s & Co. hosted a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” celebration for the Esplanade Association’s Moondance Gala committee at their Newbury Street location on Wednesday morning, September 13th.  The committee came together to preview the spectacular platinum daisy key pendant Tiffany’s & Co. generously donated to the upcoming annual benefit gala which is to take place...

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Police Briefs 09-19-2017

September 21, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny 09/17/17- At around 6:30 p.m., a victim reported her UPS delivery package containing a pair of shoes was stolen from her front porch on West Cedar Street. A witness observed a male and female remove the package before fleeing on foot. Larceny (Bike) 09/12/17 –...

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