Monthly Archives: May 2018

Annual Duckling Day Parade

Annual Duckling Day Parade

Jonathan Krygowski (4) in police uniform and leading a pack of ducklings as in the children’s book, “Make Way for Ducklings,” by Robert McCloskey, during the annual Duckling Day Parade in the Boston Public Garden on Sunday, May 13. Scores of residents and members of Friends of the Public Gardens attended the beloved annual...

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Seagle to Speak at BHCA Annual Meeting

May 17, 2018
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Seagle to Speak at BHCA Annual Meeting

James F. Seagle, Jr., president of Rogerson Communities and a recognized leader in the field of housing and services for elders, will give the keynote address at the BHCA’s 96th Annual Meeting and Reception to be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Monday, May 21, at the Union Club, 8 Park Street. In...

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Successful Charles St Couture Fashion Show Concludes BHWF’s Fifth Season

May 17, 2018
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Successful Charles St Couture Fashion Show Concludes BHWF’s Fifth Season

The fifth annual Charles Street Couture Fashion Show on Tuesday, May 8, marked the end of Beacon Hill Women’s Forum’s (BHWF’s) 2017-18 season. For the past two years, event chair Kjerstan Fonzi has orchestrated this popular neighborhood tradition and BHWF signature event involving dozens of volunteers, an impressive undertaking. Over a hundred attendees gathered...

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Esplanade Assoc Announces Major Expansion of 5K Run

Boston’s most popular running route will see even more foot-traffic than usual at the Esplanade 5K Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Esplanade5K.com) on Sunday, May 20, at 9 a.m. Hosted by the Esplanade Association, the 100-percent,  privately funded friends group for the Charles River Esplanade, the 5K race (3.1 miles) will...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

Mayor tightens rules on short-term rentals This week Mayor Martin J. Walsh filed a revised ordinance creating regulations for the short-term rental industry, including platforms like Air BnB, which, according to City Councilor Michelle Wu, may appear on next Wednesday’s agenda for discussion by the Council. The amended version bans investor-owned apartments from being...

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Rep Michlewitz Endorses Greg Henning for Suffolk County DA

On Tuesday May, 1 at Artu Restaurant on Prince Street, State Representative Aaron Michlewitz endorsed Greg Henning for Suffolk County District Attorney. “There is no one in this race who can hit the ground running on day one — and do this job starting right away — other than Greg Henning,” Rep. Michlewtiz said....

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Zakim Bridge Architect Explores its Link to Eiffel Tower

May 17, 2018
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While 3,435 miles and the Atlantic Ocean stand between Paris and Boston, the two cities share a common bond in that each are defined by an iconic, architectural landmark as Beacon Hill architect Miguel Rosales will discuss in his upcoming lecture,  “The Eiffel Tower and the Zakim Bridge: Landmarks of Structural Art,” at the...

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Applications Available for 2018-19 SPARK Council

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that applications for the 2018-2019 SPARK Boston Council are now available. The SPARK Boston Council is a group of volunteers charged with leading the City’s efforts to engage Boston’s young adult population. “We’re proud to have the highest percent of young adults out of any major city in the...

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Walsh Appoints New Boston Public Library Trustees

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that writer and educator Jabari Asim and former state legislator Linda Dorcena Forry have been appointed to the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees. Journalist Ben Bradlee has also been re-appointed as Trustee. The Trustees’ mission is to preserve and provide access to historical records of our society, and...

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Blue Bikes Unveil New Design, Announce Free Ride Day on May 18

Residents will get their first look  at the new Blue Bikes about to hit the streets of Boston, Cambridge, Brookline and Somerville, as part of the Metro Boston public bike share system’s new partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (“Blue Cross”). The six-year agreement will build on the success of the Hubway...

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