Monthly Archives: June 2018

Zakim Wins Democratic Endorsement over Incumbent Galvin in Secretary of State Race

June 15, 2018
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At the Massachusetts Democratic Party Endorsing Convention at Worcester’s DCU Center on June 3, City Councilor Josh Zakim scored a major coup when he received the party’s endorsement over longtime incumbent Bill Galvin in the race for the Secretary of State. Zakim, a 34-year-old Back Bay resident, received 55 percent of the delegates’ votes, which will send...

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Frog Pond Spray Pool Opens on June 29

June 15, 2018
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Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook and The Skating Club of Boston president Joe Blount are pleased to welcome children and guests to kick off the 2018 summer season as the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool reopens on Friday, June 29.  The day will include a fun and exciting celebration at 11 a.m. followed...

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Celebrating Pride in Our Communities

June 15, 2018
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Every June, our communities come together to celebrate Pride Month, a tradition that grows stronger every year. In 1989, Massachusetts became the second state to pass a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry. Our state has always been a national...

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A Tragedy with a Lesson for All of Us

June 15, 2018
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Most of us probably never heard of Charlotte Fox, who was the first American woman to ascend three, 26,000-foot or higher mountains, including Mt. Everest. Yet she tragically made the news recently when she was found dead at her home in Telluride, Colorado, apparently from a fall while she was descending a steep flight...

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Glenda Jackson — a True Inspiration

June 15, 2018
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Glenda Jackson, the brilliant British actress, is 82 years old. Yet despite being an octogenarian, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a play Sunday night. Performing on the stage on Broadway is grueling work — eight shows a week — for anyone, let alone a person who is well beyond...

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A Great Day for All Bostonians

June 15, 2018
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Saturday’s Boston Pride Parade, in which mayors from across the nation and  coast-to-coast joined with our Mayor, Marty Walsh, in showing their support for the Rainbow Resistance, was a manifestation of the depth of support for the LGBTQ community throughout the United States. This show of strength is needed more than ever because it...

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‘I Speak for the Trees for the Trees Have No Tongues’

June 12, 2018
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‘I Speak for the Trees for the Trees Have No Tongues’

Miguel Rosales, co-chair of the Beacon Hill Civic Association Tree and Civic Beautification Committee, watering the Phillips Street Playground/Park.

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Neighborhood Locksmith Wears Many Other Hats

June 12, 2018
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Neighborhood Locksmith Wears Many Other Hats

While many know Bob Whitelock as the neighborhood’s resident locksmith who has faithfully served Beacon Hill for the better part of the past 34 years, he is also an accomplished actor, author and musician. The eldest of nine siblings from Spotswood N.J., Whitelock started playing the drums in marching bands as a grade schooler...

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Longfellow Bridge Reopens

June 12, 2018
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Longfellow Bridge Reopens

One day after the Longfellow Bridge fully reopened for the first time in five years, this milestone was commemorated Friday with a reception on the Charles River Esplanade. “This is indeed an opportunity for celebration,” Gov. Charlie Baker told the crowd after reading an excerpt from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “The Bridge.” The scope of...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

June 12, 2018
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association has various committees that focus on a targeted range of issues and initiatives that align with the BHCA mission. Committee chairs volunteer their time and share their expertise to implement plans that relate to the goals of the organization for the good of our neighborhood.   BEACON HILL CIVC...

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