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Somerville Design Firm Selected to Help Revitalize Charlesgate Park

October 17, 2017
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By Dan Murphy A Somerville architectural and design firm has been contracted to create conceptual deigns intended to revitalize the erstwhile Charlesgate Park. The ad hoc, nonprofit Charlesgate Alliance has contracted the Landing Studio to improve the “key link” created by venerable landscape architect Fredrick Law Olmsted that abuts Back Bay and Fenway and...

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CRWA to Honor Museum of Science

October 17, 2017
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Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA), the leading science and advocacy organization protecting the Charles River and its watershed, will honor the Museum of Science at its Champions of the Charles gala on Nov. 2. The gala, to be held at the Museum of Science, raises funds to continue CRWA’s ongoing work monitoring and protecting...

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Police Briefs 10-17-2017

October 17, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny in a Building 10/03/17 – A victim reported she was staying at a Stuart Street hostel when unknown person(s) broke the lock off of her locker and removed U.S. currency from it. Detectives will investigate the matter. Larceny from Motor Vehicle 10/04/17 – A victim...

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The Protesting Football Players are Not Disrespecting the Military

October 17, 2017
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The silent protest that was begun last season by former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick, in which Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem before football games, exemplifies what freedom of speech and freedom of expression mean in our country. Kaepernick, and his fellow players who have joined him this year, have...

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Hill House Fundraiser at MOS

October 12, 2017
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Hill House Fundraiser at MOS

Beacon Hill Residents Mike Novak and Daniel Schmitz enjoying a brew at the Hill House fundraising night under the stars at the Museum of Science (MOS).

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Alice O’Neil: A Star Athlete Continues to Shine

October 12, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Beacon Hill resident Alice O’Neil has always been a competitor. From a young age, O’Neil has been steeped in sports from figure skating, to field hockey to sailing. But one sport, in particular, has kept O’Neil in the game – tennis.   On Wednesday, October 4, O’Neil was awarded an honorary...

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Downtown View:Bring Back the Draft

October 12, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor As you could probably surmise by my name, I’m pretty white. One time at a political convention in Worcester, a man who must have considered himself ethnic compared to me, called me derisively, Karen Lord Taylor. I thought he was pathetic. After all, we were in the same political party,...

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Neighbors Oppose Removal of Joy St Trees

October 12, 2017
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By Dan Murphy A proposal to remove two public shade trees at 3-5 Joy St. is being met with some resistance in the neighborhood. The construction firm converting the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) back to residential housing is requesting the removal of two linden trees measuring 7 and 9 inches dbh (diameter at breast...

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BTD Announces Time Frame for Beacon St Safety Improvements

October 12, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Boston Transportation Department has announced that planned safety improvements to Beacon Street will commence this fall and provided a timeframe for the project. Over the next few months, the design team will conduct outreach and seek to engage people on the street. They will solicit feedback on the proposed improvements...

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BHCA Community Corner

October 12, 2017
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by Suzanne Besser, BHCA President Contractors & neighbors: working together It is Beacon Hill’s good fortune that for generations owners of its historic 19th century homes have invested their time, talent and resources to preserve them for generations to come. Without them and the talented craftsmen they hire to restore their properties, Beacon Hill...

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