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DCR Completes Restoration Work on Mugar Way Sidewalk

June 15, 2018
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DCR Completes Restoration Work on Mugar Way Sidewalk

The Department of Conservation and Recreation recently completed a $140,000 restoration of the David G. Mugar Way sidewalk, according to Commissioner Leo Roy. The work area extends from Beaver Place nearly to Charles Street, and the scope of the project included repaving the sidewalk, which had fallen into a state of disrepair. “It’s a...

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Walking Tour a Treat for Chocolate Lovers

June 15, 2018
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Launching Saturday, June 16, a new, 90-minute walking tour of Beacon Hill will allow guests to indulge their sweet tooth while learning about the history of chocolate. At 3:30 p.m., Anne Wright, founder of Tipsy Chocolates, which also offers Back Bay chocolate tours and truffle-making classes, will convene with tour-goers in the main lounge...

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Prescott House a Neighborhood Hidden Gem

June 15, 2018
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Overlooking the Boston Common, the William Hickling Prescott House at 55 Beacon St. is not only a time capsule that allows visors to explore Boston’s past, but also unbeknownst to many, it has served as the Boston headquarters of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America for nearly 75 years. The Prescott...

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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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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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New Signs Will Welcome Visitors to the Esplanade

June 12, 2018
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Representatives from the Esplanade Association and the state’s Department of Conservation were on hand Friday to unveil new Welcome Signs for the Charles River Esplanade. “These are going to be the front door to the Esplanade for many years to come,” said Michael Nichols, executive director of the Esplanade Association. “Signage by its very...

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Walsh’s Coffee Hour Comes to Commonwealth Ave Mall

June 1, 2018
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Walsh’s Coffee Hour Comes to Commonwealth Ave Mall

More than 100 neighbors turned out to the Commonwealth Avenue Mall Thursday morning, May 24, for the return of Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Neighborhood Coffee Hour. Now in its 19th year, these events take place each spring and summer at public parks citywide, giving neighbors a chance to speak directly to the mayor and...

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Paula O’Keeffe Receives 21st Annual Beacon Award

May 25, 2018
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At Monday’s annual meeting of the Beacon Hill Civic Association at the Union Club, Paula O’Keeffe was presented the 21st annual Beacon Award for her significant and sustained” contributions to the community. A West Newton native, O’Keeffe was admittedly unfamiliar with the neighborhood when she and her husband Bill moved to a small house...

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Hatch Shell Restoration Project Set to Wrap Up Next Month

May 25, 2018
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The $2.4 million restoration project entailing the replacement of the exterior panels on the dome of the Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River Esplanade is expected to wrap up in early June, according to Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Leo Roy. Before this work began, however, two laser scans of the dome...

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