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Mt. Vernon St. Resident Recognized for PAL Work

July 3, 2015
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Mt. Vernon Street resident Jean McInerney was recently recognized by Horizons for Homeless Children for her ongoing volunteer work in the non-profit’s Schoen Family Community Children’s Center in Dorchester. She was honored as a Playspace Activity Leaders (PALs) during a June 15 banquet at Cambridge’s Microsoft NERD Center for serving at the Community Children’s...

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‘Outside the Box’ Organizers Seek to Mitigate Impact

June 4, 2015
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“Outside the Box” organizers are working with the community to help mitigate the impacts on the Boston Common of the free performing arts festival, which returns to the park from July 14 to 19. “We take our responsibility as respectful stewards of the Common quite seriously,” said Susan Darian, the festival’s managing director. “Our...

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More Employees Added to Help With Maintenance at Greenspaces

June 4, 2015
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Boston’s greenspaces will soon shine a little brighter, with the addition of a second maintenance crew for city parks in fiscal ’16. Ryan Woods, director of external affairs for the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, said the new crew, consisting of four or five employees, will work after regular hours and on weekends. “We...

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TEA to Restore Lotta Fountain

June 4, 2015
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TEA to Restore Lotta Fountain

The Esplanade Association has launched a capital campaign to restore the Lotta Fountain, once a popular destination for dog and their owners in warm weather. The project has an estimated budget of between $250,000 and $300,000, and begins with updating a design study of the site completed in 2003. Anticipated work includes a thorough...

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Borman Receives Beacon Award

May 21, 2015
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Borman Receives Beacon Award

The man who served as president of the Beacon Hill Civic Association from 1971 to 1974 was on hand for the group’s annual meeting at Hampshire House to receive the 19th annual Beacon Award for his “significant and sustained” contribution to the community. “It was a different time,” Bernie Borman said upon learning of...

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Community Waiting for Meeting on Event at Common

May 7, 2015
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Although “Outside the Box” is scheduled to return to the Boston Common this summer, the event organizer has yet to discuss potential impacts of the free performing arts festival with the Beacon Hill community. “There have been no meetings or communication, and so far, has declined offers to meet with the Beacon...

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Landscape Company Donates Services to Esplanade

May 5, 2015
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Landscape Company Donates Services to Esplanade

As part of the annual Arbor Day of Service, the Cambridge Landscape Company donated its arborist services, expertise and equipment to The Esplanade Association on Thursday to help care for trees along the park. “We pride ourselves on being a locally owned private business with deep ties to the community,” said James Kelley, founder...

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Hill Is in Line with More On-campus Student Housing

April 23, 2015
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The Beacon Hill community is in line with the city’s objective of making more housing available for non-students through the construction of new dormitories, as outlined in a report released by the Department of Neighborhood Development earlier this month. “I think we have strong desire to see more dorms built because Boston overall needs...

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BHCA Files Injunction To Halt Work On Sidewalks

April 23, 2015
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) and 11 residents filed an injunction in Suffolk Super Court on Wednesday to prohibit the city from continuing construction on wheelchair-accessible sidewalk ramps in the Beacon Hill Historic District until the legal requirements of the historic district law and Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act regulations are satisfied. “The BHCA...

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Hill Named ‘Most Beautiful Neighborhood in America’

April 23, 2015
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Thrillist – a popular travel Web site on social media – recently named Beacon Hill the “most beautiful neighborhood in America,” ranking it top among 10 contenders. “Between the red brick sidewalks, the classic Georgian architecture, and the gaslights casting their amber glow down the narrow streets, this gorgeous colonial ‘hood stands out from...

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