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Friends of the Public Garden Hold 47th Annual Meeting

April 22, 2017
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It was standing room only at the Friends Annual Meeting on April 12.  After the usual Board business, Executive Director Liz Vizza gave an inspiring summary of the year’s accomplishments to the attending members. Thanks to the generous donations of the members, the Friends was again able to make over a $1 million investment...

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Downtown View:Boston’s Future Mobility

April 22, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor The city published its Go Boston 2030 report in mid-March. It is 223 pages long. I read it so you don’t have to. It’s taken me awhile. It is available electronically at http://goboston2030.org/en/. Suggestions are accompanied by a note explaining how other cities have fared with such changes, a nice...

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BHCA Community Corner

April 22, 2017
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Spring Cleaning Days April 28 & 29 “Love Your Block,” formerly Boston Shines, takes place on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29. Beacon Hillers are encouraged to come out and join the fun as neighbors work together to clean their own block of the litter and debris that has accumulated during the winter...

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Jack Gurnon Looks to Raise Funds for BHV, and Chop the Mop

April 22, 2017
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Everyone in the neighborhood has an opinion about Jack Gurnon’s long, gray hair, and that opinion is usually not good. Cassie, Jack’s wife, was especially tired of his mid-life look, so she persuaded him to CHOP it all off—for a price. That price is $15,000. If Jack can raise $15,000, he’ll get rid of...

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BHWF Receives Virtual Tour of BPL in Boston’s Secret Stash

April 22, 2017
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Vivian Spiro grew up loving to visit libraries in her hometown; and when she entered the Central Library in Copley Square for the first time, she was astounded. Greeted by a sculpture of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edward Austin Abbey’s mural, “The Quest and Achievement of the Holy Grail,” Spiro was impressed by how...

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BVNA Votes in Favor of Proposed Stuart Street Tower

April 22, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen After a long, arduous debate among Bay Village residents, the Neighborhood Association voted to not oppose the proposed 19-story tower slated for 212 Stuart Street. In a Bay Village Neighborhood Association (BVNA) general meeting that took place this past Monday, members of the organization took to the ballot box to vote...

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Joe McDonald Named New West End Museum President

April 22, 2017
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Joe McDonald, a third-generation West End native and longtime community activist, has been named President of The West End Museum Board of Directors. McDonald served as a Board member for two years and as President of the West End Civic Association (WECA) in 2012. Now, as Museum President, he aims to help the nonprofit...

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Riverfront Pavillion Proposed as A Part of Lee Pool Rehabilitation

April 22, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The proposed renovation of Lee Pool on the Charles River Esplanade includes plans for a year-round, multi-use, riverfront pavilion, said members of the design team during a public meeting at the State Transportation Building on Thursday. The Department of Conservation and Recreation is partnering with the Esplanade Association, Hill House and...

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Green and White Ball Celebrates 20 Years

April 22, 2017
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This spring marks the 20th anniversary of the Friends of the Public Garden’s “Green & White Ball,” the festive black tie event that brings the community together and raises awareness and funds to provide care for the Boston Common, Public Garden and Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Beacon Hill’s Susan Boney, Jackie McCabe and Tiverton McClintock...

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Police Briefs 04-18-2017

April 22, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 04/07/17 – A victim reported she parked her 2013 Chevrolet Cruze on Charles Street at around 10:30 p.m. on April 6, but when she returned to the vehicle at 8 a.m. the following day, the rear driver’s side window was smashed and...

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