Monthly Archives: May 2018

Boston City Council Updates

The Boston City Council last met on Wednesday, May 9 for a public hearing at Boston City Hall. The following items were discussed.   Liquor Licenses Government Operations Committee Chair Mike Flaherty and Sponsor Ayanna Pressley reported back to the Boston City Council regarding a home-rule petition for a Special Law to authorize additional...

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Lack of Participation in the City’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes Program Upsets City Council

May 17, 2018
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After seeing a decline in participation in the City’s Payments in Lieu of Taxes PILOT agreement with tax-exempt institutions, Councilors Lydia Edwards and Anissa Essaibi-George filed a hearing order to give a nudge to these institutions to contribute more to the City of Boston. “I am presenting this hearing order today because of the...

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Police Briefs 05-15-2018

Beacon Hill Beat Assault and Battery 05/04/18 – At around 2:32 a.m., officers responded to Charles and Stuart streets for a report of a fight. On arrival, police found an unconscious male victim lying in the middle of the street. A witness said an unknown male suspect punched the victim in the head twice...

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Your Help Is Always Needed

Boston residents living in our neighborhood are fortunate to have some great open spaces within a couple of miles of each other stretching from the North End to the Back Bay. The newly established Greenway that was created after the Central Artery Project was completed is looking better each year with more activities being...

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Shining a Little Light

Shining a Little Light

Dan Webb from the city’s Public Works Gas Lightning Division doing spring cleaning on the Beacon Hill gas lanterns by changing the mantels and glass.

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Garden Club Proceeds to Help Myrtle Street Playground Renovations

The Myrtle Street Playground, where pre-schoolers and their parents gather, is about to be radically transformed. New playground equipment is coming this spring. The planting beds are being transformed and a special playground feature which will provide climbing space for small children will take the playground up a notch in its significance. The Friends...

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Suffolk County DA Candidates Forum Sparks Debate Among the Contenders

May 11, 2018
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A heated discussion between the candidates for Suffolk County District Attorney took place in a packed room at Suffolk University Law School on Thursday, May 3. The event was moderated by Meghan Irons the social justice reporter for The Boston Globe and was hosted by Boston Wards 3, 4, and 5 Democratic Committees, Suffolk...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

Seagle headlines BHCA Annual Meeting May 21 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...

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Rebekah Brooks to be at 96 Charles St On May 11

Rebekah Brooks Jewelry, located at 96 Charles Street, offers an intimate shopping experience within an enchanting space. Fully outfitted with sunning antique display cases, dramatic wallpaper and an ivory wedding gown in the corner, the store features a curated collection of antique jewels alongside exquisite presentations of Rebekah’s handmade line. The company’s classic adornments...

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Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Announces 2018 Public Art Installations

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has announced a slate of artists and artworks focused on light-based installations and interactive experiences that showcase the rapidly evolving concept of light and art in many forms. The Greenway will exhibit eight historic Massachusetts neon signs, an interactive LED light-based piece commissioned from Luftwerk, and a kinetic sculpture...

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