Archive for February, 2018

Dr Chivian at Garden Club

February 2, 2018
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Dr Chivian at Garden Club

The Beacon Hill Garden Club is inviting members of the public to join them at their February 7 meeting to hear Dr. Eric Chivian speak about the impact of global environmental change on human health. The talk will take place at 2 p.m. at the African Meeting House at the Museum of African American...
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Regulating Short Term Rentals:Council Files Walsh’s Motion Establishing Guidelines

February 2, 2018
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Boston City Council filed Mayor Martin J. Walsh ordinance on Wednesday, Jan. 24, establishing guidelines and regulations to better track and regulate short-term rentals in the City of Boston. As a new global industry that has a strong presence in Boston, short-term rentals provide both economic opportunities for residents and alternative temporary accommodation options...
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Livingstone Seeking Regulations for Local Airbnbs

February 2, 2018
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State Rep. Jay Livingstone of Beacon Hill will be focusing his legislative efforts on a number of bills this year, including the regulation of Airbnbs in the city. Airbnb, which began in 2008, is a company that helps people rent short-term lodging in apartments, homes, and other residences through an online service. “What’s happening,...
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Boston City Council Notes

February 2, 2018
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The first Boston City Council hearing of the new year took place last week at Boston City Hall. The Council welcomed the new City Council President Andrea Campbell of District 4, and three new City Councilors including Lydia Edwards District 1, Ed Flynn District 2, and Kim Janey District 7. The council considered the...
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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

February 2, 2018
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Beacon Hill Gala this Saturday Neighbors attending the 46th annual Beacon Hill Gala Saturday night will enjoy not only an elegant evening of dining and dancing but also have a chance to bid on an exciting array of special silent auction items. Thanks to the support of many local businesses, these items include enticing...
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Patriots Fever

February 2, 2018
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Boston sports fans are already donning their New England Patriots apparel in advance of Sunday’s big game, but if former Back Bay resident Tom Brady can lead the team to its sixth Super Bowl title on Sunday, sales of hats, jerseys, and sweatshirts are expected to skyrocket. And one of the most popular spots...
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Young Friends Extend Invitation to ‘Young at Heart’ Park Lovers

February 2, 2018
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While the Young Friends from the Friends of the Public Garden specifically targets people under 40, the group welcomes anyone “young at heart” from the city or beyond who is committed to caring for Boston’s public parks. “We’re a very welcoming group,” said Anne Mostue, who co-chairs the Young Friends with Rich Hornblower. “People...
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Highland Street Foundation Announces Free Skating on the Boston Common Frog Pond During Feb Break

February 2, 2018
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For the third consecutive year, the Highland Street Foundation will sponsor free ice skating on the Boston Common’s Frog Pond during February school vacation week, February 19-23. The free ice skating is part of a larger effort called Winter Camp, created to provide enrichment opportunities for children during the week when school is closed....
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Police Briefs 01-30-2018

February 2, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny – Shoplifting 01/16/18 – At around 10:35 p.m., a Charles Street pharmacy reported a known male suspect was observed on video placing items in a bag while inside the store. The suspect will be summonsed to court. Assault and Battery – Trespassing 01/17/18 – At approximately...
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How We’re Making Boston a City That’s World-Class Because It Works for the Middle Class

February 2, 2018
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From around the world and across our nation, people look to Boston for hope, for opportunity, and for a chance to build a better life. From the first immigrant who set foot on the Shawmut Peninsula to the first student from Puerto Rico who stepped into a new classroom this fall, for nearly four...
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