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Kids Cool Down at Frog Pond

July 13, 2018
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Kids Cool Down at Frog Pond

Youngsters from Boston and beyond cool down in the spray pool at the Boston Common Frog Pond minutes after it was turned on during the opening celebration on June 29. The Frog Pond spray pool is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Labor Day and managed by The Skating Club of...

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Don’t Forget to Prune Your Trees

July 13, 2018
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Don’t Forget to Prune Your Trees

Miguel Rosales, who co-chairs the Beacon Hill Civic Association Tree and Civic Beautification Committee with John Corey, is seen pruning a tree on Mount Vernon on Sunday.“It is important to remove the low branches or suckers as they are not beneficial for the tree and also can block sidewalks and hide trash and debris,”...

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Councilor Wu Holds Hearing on Resident Permit Parking

July 13, 2018
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City Councilor Michelle Wu held a hearing regarding the resident permit parking program in the city on June 28. On the panel were transportation experts from the city as well as members of organizations who have advocated for and researched better ways of managing parking in the city. This hearing was the beginning of...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

July 13, 2018
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Evening on the Esplanade – Wednesday, July 18 Beacon Hill residents are invited once again to a summer evening filled with music, camaraderie, and delicious food and wine at the opening night of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra on Wednesday, July 18th, at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. Music Director Christopher Wilkins will...

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Hebrew Reading Crash Course Offered

July 13, 2018
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A new, cutting-edge, Hebrew-reading crash course is taking the Jewish world by storm. The flashcard based language course developed by the Jewish Learning Institute, promises users that they can learn to read Hebrew in only four weeks if they follow the program. Beginning Monday, July 30, at 8 p.m., Rabbi Yosef Zaklos director of...

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Major Changes for Parking Tickets, Street Cleaning have Started

July 13, 2018
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Fines have been increased effective last week, for parking in violation of 11 City of Boston parking regulations, including overstaying a meter – which goes up to $40 a whack. The fines to be increased reflect those violations that most negatively impact Boston residents, are most frequently violated, and are a source of traffic...

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Beacon Hill Architectural Commission Agenda

July 13, 2018
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday, July 19, 2018 starting at 5:00 p.m. in the Piemonte Room on the Fifth Floor at City Hall. The following items will be discussed: Design Review 18.1410 BH 82 Mount Vernon Street: (Continued from 06/2018) Applicant: Steven Young Proposed Work: Repair...

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Council, Advisory Board Vote for Pay Increases – Including Mayor

July 13, 2018
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The City Council voted 11-2 at its June 27 meeting to accept the mayor’s new ordinance that would raise the pay of several City employees, including the City Council and the mayor. The changes for mayor wouldn’t go into effect until after the next election in 2022. The changes for the City Council wouldn’t...

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School Committee Approves Appointment of Interim Superintendent

July 13, 2018
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The Boston School Committee on Monday unanimously voted to approve Laura Perille as Interim Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools (BPS). Laura Perille previously served as the President and CEO of EdVestors, a school improvement nonprofit with the mission of increasing the number of schools in Boston delivering dramatically improved educational outcomes for all...

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Boston Landmarks Orchestra 2018 Season Begins July 11

July 13, 2018
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The Boston Landmarks Orchestra is gearing up for their 2018 season of free concerts at the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade. On July 11, the first ever “Season Tune-Up”  will be held at the Hatch Shell one week before the concerts begin. Landmarks Orchestra conductor and music director...

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