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Police Briefs 05-19-2015

Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Assault and Battery 05/11/15 – At approximately 2:40 a.m., officer observed a male suspect punching a taxi driver in the face multiple times on Cambridge Street. The victim said he asked the suspect to get out of the cab after he said he had no money....

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New Bridges to Hope in the Wake of Long Island

On October 8th of last year, I had to make a painful but necessary decision. The Long Island Bridge, after years of neglect, had to be shut down. The decaying 63-year-old structure posed imminent danger to the clients and staff of the shelter, transition, detox, and treatment programs housed on Long Island in Boston...

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Getting to Know the Public Garden

Getting to Know the Public Garden

More than a dozen people have recently taken a very special interest in the Public Garden and have been studying this iconic greenspace for hours on end. What they are learning about America’s first public botanical garden is not for a class or research for a book.  This studious bunch is the inaugural group...

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Hidden Garden Tour is May 21

With a record number of gardens never seen before, this tour is one not to miss. This year’s tour on Thursday, May 21, will open the gates to 12 hidden gardens, five of which are new member gardens and three “ribbon” gardens that are viewed from the street. This is a self-guided tour and...

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Esplanade Association Awarded $1M ‘Challenge’ Grant

The Esplanade Association was recently awarded a $1-million “challenge grant” in memory of Frances W. Hatch Jr. by a longtime Boston resident who has asked to remain anonymous. The four-year “challenge grant” was made to support the horticultural priorities and special projects within the Charles River Esplanade, and each annual gift of $150,000 of...

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BHCA Annual Meeting Scheduled for May 18

The Beacon Hill Civic Association will host its 93rd Annual Meeting on Monday, May 18th, 2015 at The Union Club of Boston, Eight Park Street at 6pm. The keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Peter Slavin, MD, President of the Massachusetts General Hospital. The agenda also includes the election of 24 residents to...

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Hill House’s Annual Meeting Set for May 19

Hill House will hold its annual meeting at the Firehouse, 127 Mt. Vernon St., on Tuesday, May 19. A reception takes place at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.

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Letter to the Editor

Good Neighbor Dear Editor: I have a very bad knee and icy sidewalks scare me to death. Needless to say, this winter on Beacon Hill I rarely ventured outside. I live next door to Fil A Buster, a small eatery next to the State House. Their food is excellent, the prices right but most...

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Clapps Will be Recognized by Rogerson Communities

Clapps Will be Recognized by Rogerson Communities

Through their extraordinary civic leadership of many Beacon Hill institutions during the past thirty-five years, Gene and Meredith Clapp have touched the lives of many Beacon Hill residents. So much so that they were presented the Beacon Award by the Beacon Hill Civic Association in 2005. And next Thursday, May 14, they will again...

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Parks’ Care Hot Topic at FOPG

Parks’ Care Hot Topic at FOPG

On Wednesday, April 8, the Friends of the Public Garden held its 45th annual meeting. More than 150 members and neighbors gathered at the First Church in Boston to hear from Friends and featured speaker Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook who talked about the accomplishments of the past year and plans for the future....

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