Archive for August, 2018

Swingin’ on the Charles

August 23, 2018
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Swingin’ on the Charles

Laura Aiello and Michael Oliverio showed off some fancy footwork during the Community Boating Inc.’s 11th Annual Swingin’ on the Charles fundraiser on their dock last Saturday evening, Aug. 18. After a quick-moving storm passed by, dancers flocked to the floor for a night of fun and entertainment on the Charles River.
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Hill House Outreach Program Aims to Unite Neighborhood Families

August 23, 2018
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Hill House Outreach Program Aims to Unite Neighborhood Families

The Pancake Breakfast and Family Safety Day, which comes to the Firehouse at 137 Mt. Vernon St. on Sunday, Sept. 23, is just one example of the free, community events that Hill House Outreach Program sponsors to unite families throughout the neighborhood. Co-chaired by Hill House board members Lindley Melfa and Lisa Taffe, the...
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BHAC Wants to See More Documentation for Proposals

August 23, 2018
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Many applications at the August 16 Beacon Hill Architectural Commission hearing were continuations from previous hearings—some had required more information last time, and another was moved from administrative review to come before the full commission. At 36 Joy Court, the applicant has proposed to replace an existing cedar stockade fence alongside the yard, attach...
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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

August 23, 2018
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This Wednesday – Historic Preservation Roundtable Come to the Museum of African American History this Wednesday evening, August 22nd at 6pm for a thought provoking discussion of “Sacred Spaces as Civic Places” and the challenges of restoring historically religious buildings, particularly when they are adapted for modern and/or civic use. This event’s panel includes...
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Neighborhood Roundup

August 23, 2018
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Myrtle Street Playground summer programming Friends of the Myrtle Street Playground offers summer free programming on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m., including; storyteller and magician BJ Hickman on Aug. 23; the New England Aquarium Touch Truck on Aug. 30; rainforest reptiles on Sept. 6; and an end-of-season pizza party on Sept. 13. The...
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Secretary of State Galvin Faces Challenger Zakim in First Televised Debate

August 23, 2018
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In anticipation of the Sept. 4 Primary, incumbent Secretary of State Bill Galvin faced challenger Josh Zakim during an often-contentious, televised debate on WGBH-TV’s “Greater Boston” last week. Host Jim Braude moderated the first, half-hour debate between Galvin, who at age 67 has held the seat since 1995, and Zakim, 34, who has served...
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Police Briefs 08-21-2018

August 23, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston police area a-1 Breaking and Entering – Residence – No Force 08/06/18 – A Pinckney Street resident reported that unknown person(s) walked up the back fire escape and entered his home through the rear door sometime between 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 5 and 8 a.m. the next day before...
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Healthcare for All

August 23, 2018
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There are many opinions on the types of healthcare Americans should have access to. Republicans in Congress believe we’re all on our own. I believe we’re all in this together. And I firmly believe that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. That’s why I support single-payer healthcare: we need Medicare for all, and...
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Letter to the Editor

August 23, 2018
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I support Quentin Palfrey I am writing to express my support for Quentin Palfrey, a Democrat who is running for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts and to urge Beacon Hill Times readers to give him their support on Primary Day, Sept. 4. I have known Quentin for more than 20 years and can speak with authority...
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Dementia-Reporting Bill Will Help Us All

August 23, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a landmark bill this past week that has been hailed as a first-in-the-nation effort to require that medical professionals undergo training in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The legislation also requires physicians who have diagnosed Alzheimer’s in a patient...
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