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Front Facade Improvements at 82 Mount Vernon St Approved; Addition at 40 Beacon St Denied

July 28, 2018
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In a continuation from last month, architect Steven Young represented 82 Mount Vernon St. at the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission on July 19. To a room packed with people, he proposed to repair and repaint the existing front shutters, repaint the second floor oriel, repaint the front door, trim, and wrought iron handrails, and...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

July 28, 2018
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Summer Construction Season is Upon Us It seems that everywhere you look, there are multiple contractor parking permits posted on Beacon Hill’s streets. Your eyes and ears as neighbors are important to the Beacon Hill Civic Association in letting us know of the proper use of these permits. To obtain their initial permits, contractors...

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DPH has Issued a Fish Advisory for the Lower Mystic River Area in Boston

July 28, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has issued a fish advisory for the Lower Mystic River area in Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Revere, and Somerville to provide guidance on fish consumption. The advisory says: Children under 12, pregnant women, nursing mothers, and women that may become pregnant should not consume any fish in the...

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Tugboat ‘Luna’ on Its Way to Pier 3 in the Navy Yard

July 28, 2018
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An historic, restored tugboat will soon make its home on Pier 3 in the Navy Yard at some point later this summer, ready to tell the story of its important place in the annals of maritime history in Boston Harbor. The tugboat Luna, a national historic landmark, has been painstakingly restored over the past...

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Teamsters Endorse Rollins for DA

July 28, 2018
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Rachael Rollins announced that Teamsters Local 25 has endorsed her candidacy for Suffolk County district attorney. “Rachael Rollins is the most qualified candidate in this race,” said Teamsters Local 25 President Sean M. O’Brien. “Rachael has experience as a federal and state prosecutor and as a defense attorney.  She has a keen understanding of our...

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Comm Ave Bridge Replacement Project to Start July 26

July 28, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is reminding members of the public of its upcoming intensive construction operations to replace the westbound side of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge over 15 and one-half days from Thursday, July 26, through Saturday, Aug. 11. During these construction operations, MassDOT said there will be significant service impacts to...

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Commissioner Evans Bids Farewell after 39 Years at BPD:Mayor Walsh Immediately Makes Historic Appointment of Chief Bill Gross as New Superintendent

July 28, 2018
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Police Commissioner William Evans announced at a press conference Monday morning that he would resign from his post as commissioner to spend more time with his family and to be the head of public safety at Boston College (BC). At the same time, Mayor Martin Walsh announced the historic appointment of the first African...

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Police Briefs 07-24-2018

July 28, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Attempted Breaking and Entering – Residence 07/09/18  – A male suspect attempted to enter the window of a second-floor apartment through the fire escape of a Mt. Vernon Street residence at about 5:15 a.m. The victim reported the suspect fled back down fire escape. No property...

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Letters to the Editor

July 28, 2018
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Boston Foundation salutes retiring Police Comm. Evans, congratulates incoming Comm. Gross Dear Editor: We at the Boston Foundation applaud Commissioner Evans for his hard work not just as Commissioner, but in a career spanning nearly four decades as a member of the Boston Police Department. His hard work, dedication, and leadership skills have made...

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How to Address the Coming Shortfall of Primary Care Doctors

July 28, 2018
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About 20,000 students recently graduated from U.S. medical schools. Now, they’re beginning the next chapter of their training, as residents. Yet less than 7,000 will be pursuing careers in primary care. America will be short up to 43,100 primary care physicians by 2030, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Medical schools have...

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