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BHCA’s 95th Annual Meeting Features Keynote Speaker Miguel Rosales

By Dan Murphy While addressing the crowd at the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s 95th annual meeting at the Union Club on May 15, keynote speaker Miguel Rosales said he never anticipated the indelible impression that the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge would have on the city. “I knew that it was a nice...

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Police Briefs 05-23-2017

Beacon Hill beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Auto Theft 05/11/17  – A female victim reported leaving her 2002 Dodge Neon running in front of a Park Plaza restaurant at about 9:30 p.m. At this time, an unknown male suspect jumped into the vehicle and drove off. A description of the car was broadcast,...

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‘Evening Under the Stars’ to Benefit Myrtle Street Playground Enhancements

‘Evening Under the Stars’ to Benefit Myrtle Street Playground Enhancements

By Dan Murphy When the Friends of the Myrtle Street Playground hold “An Evening Under the Stars” in the garden at King’s Chapel on Friday, June 9, all proceeds from the nonprofit’s first official fundraising event will benefit planned enhancements to an outdoor space that has welcomed families for the more than 30 years....

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Elsie and Jeannette Herrmann Receive 20th Beacon Award

By Dan Murphy One day after Mother’s Day, Elsie Herrmann and her daughter Jeannette were jointly presented the 20th annual Beacon Award at the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s annual meeting while remaining characteristically humble about their “significant and sustained” contributions to the community. “Why me?” Elsie pondered four days earlier from the kitchen of...

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BHCA Community Corner

Funds raised to support Charles Street Clean Team   Residents and businesses alike joined together to support the cleaning of Charles Street at a convivial fundraiser and cocktail reception held May 10 at Grogan & Company. The event was sponsored by the Joint Charles Street Committee (JCSC) of the Beacon Hill Civic Association and...

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Downtown View:Airbnb Woes

By Karen Cord Taylor Airbnb and its cohorts have been a lifesaver for some downtown residents. They say that renting out a room in their home has allowed them to afford Boston’s high rents or helped them pay for the costly mortgages they have to take on if they buy a place. Travelers like...

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Esplanade Association Awarded Reebok Foundation Grant:Funds Will Help to Support Summer Programming for Underserved Youth and Families in the Greater Boston Area

The Esplanade Association (EA) is pleased to announce it has received a grant in the amount of $15,000 from The Reebok Foundation to support two youth and family outreach programs this summer: Children in the Park (ChiP) and Family Walks on the Charles River Esplanade (Family Walks).  Both programs will support underserved Boston-area families...

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Suffolk University and Boston Debate League Support Student Debaters

Suffolk University and the Boston Debate League announced a partnership that will bring hundreds of Boston middle and high school students to Suffolk’s downtown campus for debate tournaments and a two-week summer debate camp. The non-profit Boston Debate League brings competitive debate into the Boston Public Schools, cultivating transformative critical thinking and communications skills...

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Discussion of Recent Excavations Set for May 17 at the Old North Church

City of Boston Archaeologist Joe Bagley will discuss the results of his recent excavations from the Old North Church’s Washington Memorial Garden, located on Church property, off of Unity Street in the North End. Bagley will present details on how an object can reveal the past while giving an insight into stories of the...

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Police Briefs 05-16-2017

Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1   Assault and Battery 05/05/17 – A victim reported that he ordered a Lyft ride to his Pinckney Street residence. When his ride arrived at around 6:08 p.m., the male operator of a white Lexus refused to take the victim to the airport. At this, time...

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