Monthly Archives: June 2018

BHCA Approves Security Cameras, But Not Without Several Caveats

June 28, 2018
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The number and placement of exterior security cameras at 34 Beacon Street became a topic for debate at the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission’s monthly meeting on June 21. In a continuation from a hearing in February, Applicant Mona Bonnott is proposing a total of four exterior cameras at the front, side, and rear, one...

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Vilna Shul is Awarded $500,000 from Community Preservation Committee

June 28, 2018
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Last week, the Boston City Council unanimously approved the recommendation by Boston’s Community Preservation Committee and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh to fund a grant for the Vilna Shul for $500,000. This prestigious grant will help to defray costs associated with universal accessibility and HVAC upgrades in the historic landmark building and is made possible...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

June 28, 2018
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Summer Evening at Otis House Over 50 friends and neighbors attended the 3rd Annual Summer Evening at Otis House on Thursday. The evening is a collaboration between Historic New England and the Beacon Hill Civic Association, bringing together historic preservation discussion and community development in this elegant setting. Guests were treated to appetizers from...

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Charles St Merchant Acquires Revolutionary War Ribbons

June 28, 2018
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Period Americana – a merchant of historical artifacts, images and documents located at 139A Charles St. – recently acquired three Revolutionary War ribbons, two of which appear to be previously unknown. According to Kenneth J. Olson, president of Period Americana and a Mt. Vernon Street resident, the ribbons date back to the 1820s, and...

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The Race for Suffolk County District Attorney

June 28, 2018
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Henning receivesendorsement of Tim McCarthy Candidate for Suffolk County District Attorney Greg Henning today received the endorsement of Boston City Councilor Tim McCarthy, who represents the neighborhoods of Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Roslindale. “Above all else, the people of Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Roslindale want to feel safe in their neighborhoods. Greg Henning has...

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Dorothy Curran Returns on July 25

June 28, 2018
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The Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series returns from July 25 to August 22 for another great season of outdoor music to entertain music fans of all ages on City Hall Plaza with Strictly Sinatra by Michael Dutra, Disco Night with Stardust, the classic soul of Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, and the grand finale featuring...

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ParkARTS Outdoor Concerts to Begin on July 10

June 28, 2018
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department presents the 2018 ParkARTS Citywide Neighborhood Concert Series made possible by Berklee College of Music, Bank of America, The Friends of Ramler Park, and the Fenway Civic Association from July 10 to August 8 in parks citywide. The ParkARTS outdoor neighborhood summer concerts are presented free of charge...

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Applications for Slow Streets Program Available

June 28, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that applications for the 2018 Neighborhood Slow Streets program are now available. The Neighborhood Slow Streets program is a community-based effort to reduce speeds and improve the quality of life on Boston’s local streets. Neighborhoods associations, community groups, faith-based institutions and other organized groups of neighbors are invited to...

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Bay Village Gets Motor Mart Update and New Church Street Proposal

June 28, 2018
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Developer Boston Global Investors came back to the community last week with an update regarding the Motor Mart garage project. John Hynes, CEO and managing partner of Boston Global Investors, said at a Bay Village Neighborhood Association meeting that they received comments and feedback from the abutters of the garage, the Bay Village Neighborhood...

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BHTNH and Strawbery Banke Museum to Host Reading of Frederick Douglass on July 3

June 28, 2018
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The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire (BHTNH and Strawbery Banke Museum will again hold a public reading of one of the 19th century’s most famous speeches, “What to the Slaves is the Fourth of July?”, given by Frederick Douglass in 1852.  The reading will take place at 12PM on July 3rd, 2018, at the Strawbery...

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