Archive for August, 2018

Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

August 2, 2018
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Joy Street Background The reconstruction of Joy Street, now underway, consists of pedestrian improvements to the northern portion of Joy Street. Approximately 390 linear feet between Smith Court and Cambridge Street will be redesigned as a shared street. This will provide increased pedestrian space and will lead visitors to the Museum of African American...
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Parks Department to Remove and Replace 34 Dead or Unhealthy Trees in Neighborhood

August 2, 2018
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The Boston Parks Department will begin removing 34 unhealthy or dead trees throughout the neighborhood this month, which will be replaced with new trees this fall or in the spring of 2019. According to the city, the list include five trees each on Cambridge and Temple streets; three each on Charles and South Russell...
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Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial to be Restored through Unique Partnership

August 2, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined representatives from National Park Service, Friends of the Public Garden and the Museum of African American History on the Boston Common Friday to sign a Memorandum of Understanding committing to jointly restore the Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial. Situated inside the Common on the corner of Beacon and Park streets,...
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Police Briefs 07-31-2018

August 2, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny 07/18/18 – A Myrtle Street market reported a larceny after an unknown male suspect entered the store at about 10:07 a.m. and stole a donation jar containing U.S. currency off the front counter. The suspect then fled on foot.   Larceny from Moto Vehicle 07/18/18 –...
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Want Better Business? Invest in Public Transit

August 2, 2018
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Earlier this year, an Amazon executive called officials in Detroit to explain why the city had fallen out of contention for the retail giant’s new headquarters. The main reason?The lack of investment in Detroit’s regional public transit. The city doesn’t have enough downtown workers to fill all the jobs the headquarters would create. And...
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Church Needs to Take Swift Action on Sexual Abuse

August 2, 2018
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For the past several days, articles in the national media have reported accusations of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual improprieties with several adults and his criminal violations of the sexual abuse of minors.  These alleged actions, when committed by any person, are morally unacceptable and incompatible with the role of a priest, bishop or cardinal. I...
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Letter to the Editor

August 2, 2018
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Protect what we have To the Editor, Thank you Beacon Hill Times (the Times) for your expansive, top-of-the-fold coverage of last week’s Beacon Hill Architectural Commission’s hearings regarding proposals for 82 Mount Vernon Street and 40 Beacon Street (40 Beacon). The large crowd of attendees attests to the fact that residents are increasingly concerned...
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The News About the Environment is All Bad

August 2, 2018
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For anyone who is concerned about the environment (and that should be all of us), the news recently has been all bad. Here’s a sampling: A heat wave in Japan sent 10,000 people to the hospital, 30 of whom died; Denver set a record-high temperature in June of 105; and temperatures in Siberia and...
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