Archive for September, 2018

BHT Achievements

September 27, 2018
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Arline Isaacson, a Beacon Hill resident and longtime lobbyist for the LGBTQ community, recently received “Heroes in Action” from AIDS Action. Isaacson is co-chair of the Massachusetts Gay & Lesbian Political Caucus, and has advocated on AIDS and LGBTQ issues for three decades. MGLPC led the lobbying effort on marriage equality in Massachusetts and...
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Police Briefs 09-25-2018

September 27, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat Auto Theft   (Scooter) 09/12/18 – A victim reports his parked 2005 Piaggio Typhoon scooter was stolen from Phillips and Grove streets between 7 .m. Sept. 11 and 8 a.m. the next day.   Larceny 09/13/18 – At about 2:13 p.m. a victim reported a package delivery was stolen from his business...
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Recovery is Personal to Me – and to All of Us

September 27, 2018
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Early on in my first campaign for mayor, I realized I had to be open about my recovery from alcoholism. I had been working on addiction prevention and recovery issues for my entire 16 years in the State Legislature, and I knew I wanted to make it a priority for the city if I...
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Letter to the Editor

September 27, 2018
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Beacon Hill Pub not a neighborhood asset Dear Editor, For those of us who live on Charles Street or near the Beacon Hill Pub, we do not feel that having the Pub in our neighborhood is an asset as your lead article in the Aug. 10 issue suggests. When the Pub closes at 2...
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Beacon Hill Seminars Kick-Off

September 20, 2018
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Beacon Hill Seminars Kick-Off

Bill Sherden, Curriculum Chair, and Mark Yessian, president, at the Church of the Advent on Sept. 10 for the Beacon Hill Seminars (BHS) 2018 Fall Kickoff. Participants learned about the 23 courses offered from October 1-November 20. At the event, educators briefly discussed the provocative seminars and lectures on topics such as historic preservation,...
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Joy Street Sidewalk Improvements Mark End of Four-Year Process

September 20, 2018
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Joy Street Sidewalk Improvements Mark End of Four-Year Process

The sidewalk improvements currently being implemented on Joy Street mark the completion of a project that got underway more than four years ago. Kay Barned-Smith, project manager for the city’s Public Works Department, said the project area extends on Joy Street from Smith Court to Cambridge Street, and the work entails replacing the sidewalks...
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BHCA Fall HillFest Returns Sunday

September 20, 2018
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The 17th annual Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Fall HillFest takes place on the flat of Mt. Vernon Street on Sunday, Sept. 23, from noon to 4 p.m. The event will feature 20 neighborhood non-profits, and this year’s sponsors include Harpoon, F.H. Perry, Hampshire House, Panificio, Florina Pizzeria and Paninioteca and more. It will also...
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Restaurant Slated to Take Over Scollay Square Space

September 20, 2018
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A new restaurant and bar is slated to take over the space currently occupied by Scollay Square at 21 Beacon St. in the coming months. Andy Kilgore, owner and operator of the future establishment called Emory and a former, longtime employee of No. 9 Park, said the new restaurant would offer an “approachable sensibility.”...
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TEA is Named an Official Charity of 2019 Marathon

September 20, 2018
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The Charles River Esplanade has long been Boston’s most popular – and beautiful – running route for casual runners and elite athletes alike. Now, 15 runners will have the opportunity to give back to the park as they train for the 123rd Boston Marathon. The Esplanade Association (TEA) the nonprofit partner to the Massachusetts...
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BLC Discusses New Guidelines for Bay Village, Ex Comm Votes on Licensing Matters

September 20, 2018
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At the Bay Village Executive Committee meeting on September 10, Joe Cornish, director of Design Review for the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC), gave a presentation regarding the updating of the Bay Village Historic District guidelines. Cornish said that Bay Village ”probably has the most vague and confusing guidelines,” and currently only the front facades...
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