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Take Advantage of All Our Parks Have to Offer

July 22, 2015
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Now that summer is here, I would like to share with you the free events and programs offered to City residents of all ages by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. As a boy growing up in Dorchester, I learned how important our parks and playgrounds are to the...

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Hill Businesses are Named Among ‘Best of Boston”

Five Beacon Hill businesses were named in Boston Magazine’s annual “Best of Boston” July edition, which is now on newsstands. The neighborhood’s winners included the Tip Tap Room at 138 Cambridge St. for steak tips, Follain at 65 Charles St. for skin-care products, the Liberty Hotel at 215 Charles St. for hotels, Pressed at...

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Police Briefs 07-07-2015

Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 06/19/15 – A victim reported that he left his 2005 Toyota Corolla unlocked on Byron Street between 9 p.m. on June 18 and 7 a.m. on June 19, an unknown person(s) removed a Macbook Pro laptop from the vehicle.

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BHAC Agenda

The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 16  at 4:00 PM in Boston City Hall – Piemonte Room Subject of the hearing will be applications for Certificates of Appropriateness on the agenda below, review of architectural violations, and such business as may come before the commission, in accordance...

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Opening the New Lawn At Hatch Shell

Opening the New Lawn At Hatch Shell

On Friday, June 19, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and Esplanade Association celebrated the opening of the newly restored Hatch Shell Oval Lawn on the Charles River Esplanade. On hand for the ceremonial ribbon-cutting were Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton, DCR Commissioner Carol Sanchez, State Rep. Jay Livingstone, President...

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28 Pinckney Back On the Table

June 23, 2015
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28 Pinckney Back On the Table

The little Pinckney Street building located at the rear of a 1830’s six-story brick townhouse at 63 Mt. Vernon Street took center stage again, this time at the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission meeting Thursday. The 300-square foot building at 28 Pinckney Street was built in 1917 as a carriage house for the Mt Vernon...

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City Required to Seek State’s Review Of ADA Sidewalk Ramp Construction

June 23, 2015
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In August of 2014, the City of Boston began construction of a series of new disability access ramps on Beacon Street in the Beacon Hill Historic District, replacing historic brick sidewalks and existing brick access ramps with new ramps made of poured cement and installing plastic tactile warning panels on the new ramps. The...

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Police Briefs 06-23-2015

June 23, 2015
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Breaking and Entering – Non-Residence 06/12/15 – At around 1:21 a.m., police responded to a Chestnut Street clothing store for a breaking and entering in progress. On arrival, witnesses reported a male suspect threw two bricks through the windows and stole a sweater before fleeing on foot.

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TEA to Celebrate Restored Oval Lawn

June 18, 2015
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TEA to Celebrate Restored Oval Lawn

The Esplanade Association and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will celebrate the opening of the newly restored Hatch Shell Oval Lawn on the Charles River Esplanade on Friday, June 19, at 11 a.m.   The ceremonial ribbon will be cut by the DCR Commissioner Carol Sanchez accompanied by Tani Marinovich, executive director...

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BHCA and BHV to Host Annual Evening on Esplanade

June 18, 2015
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Beacon Hill residents are invited to a summer evening filled with camaraderie and gourmet food at the opening night of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra on Wednesday, July 15, at DCR’s Hatch Shell on the Esplanade.  Music Director Christopher Wilkins will lead the orchestra in “Rhapsody in Green,” featuring Debussy’s La Mer and Hovhaness’s And...

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