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Downtown View:Better Skyscrapers

By Karen Cord Taylor Consider Los Angeles. It’s enjoying an upgrade. With refurbished hotels, new residential buildings, a spruce-up of its gorgeous library and all the services and restaurants that come with a dense population, LA’s downtown is finally full of vitality. It also looks good. One reason is the tops of some of...

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Chestnut Street Resident Aims to Educate Neighbors on Rosie’s Place

By Dan Murphy While Rosie’s Place dates back to 1974 and has the distinction of being the oldest women’s shelter in the U.S., Chestnut Street newcomer Deb Pasculano wants to educate her new Beacon Hill neighbors on how much more the South End-based nonprofit has to offer. “One of my goals over the next...

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28 Hancock,John Jeffries Addition on ZLC Agenda at BHCA Meeting

The Zoning and Licensing Committee (ZLC) of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) will meet on Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. at 74 Joy Street to consider a proposed penthouse and roof deck addition at 28 Hancock Street and a four-story addition to the John Jeffries House on the parking lot parcel next...

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Forgotten Corner in Garden Set for a Plant Overhaul

By Beth Treffeisen The corner of the Boston Public Garden that sits behind the William Ellery Channing Statue near the Arlington T stop, is the last missing piece of the Friends of the Public Garden ongoing project to restore the Boylston Street side of the Public Garden. What is home to a mulch pit...

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Spring into May with the BHWF’s Annual Fashion Show

By Amy Tsurumi Mark your calendars for a jubilant and colorful evening well suited for the first Friday of May!  The Beacon Hill Womens Forum (BHWF) cordially invites you to the Fourth Annual Charles Street Couture Fashion Show on May 5th from 6 to 8 pm.  Held at the University of Massachusetts Club, One...

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Get Healthy On the Esplanade this Summer

Healthy, Fit & Fun is returning to the Esplanade this summer! Starting in July, the Esplanade Association will again join forces with some of Boston’s top fitness and recreation organizations to host a variety of free outdoor fitness classes on the banks of the Charles River. The Healthy, Fit & Fun program, which runs...

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Beacon Hill Author Jeanne Blasberg at Blackstone’s to Sign Copies of Her New Book ‘Eden’

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift or a good summer beach read? Beacon Hill author Jeanne Blasberg’s new book ~ “Eden” ~ could be just the answer. Blasberg will be signing copies of her new book on Wednesday, May 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill (46 Charles Street).  As...

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Bridge Architect Miguel Rosales to Deliver Keynote Address at Civic Association’s Annual Meeting

By Dan Murphy Miguel Rosales, the lead designer and architect of the innovative, cable-stayed Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge, will deliver the keynote address at the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s 95th annual meeting on May 15. Rosales, a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s master’s program in architectural studies, has more than 30...

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Charles River Esplanade Slated to Receive New Updated Signage

By Beth Treffeisen For many local residents who run, bike, or even roller blade down the Charles River Esplanade, the wooden signs that pop up here and there may just blend into the background. But, for many tourists, these signs act as a guide to one of Boston’s most notable parks. A partnership between...

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Police Briefs 05-02-2017

Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny – Bicycle 04/20/17 – A victim reported she locked her blue Giant bicycle to a post in front of a Mt. Vernon Street building at about 9 p.m. on April 19, but when she returned the next day around 9 a.m., the bike and lock...

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