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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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No Place for Hate

This editorial is not about politics. It is not about an issue that mark us as Democrats vs. Repubilicans, liberals vs. conservatives, pro-life vs. pro-choice, higher vs. lower taxes, amnesty for immigrants vs. big, beautiful border walls, diplomacy vs. bombing No. Korea, Syria, Iran, or anyone else, pro gay, women’s, and minority rights vs....

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Fight for Light at City Council

April 29, 2017
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Fight for Light at City Council

By Beth Treffeisen A packed Boston City Council Chamber played home to a hearing to discuss a Home Rule Petition on Monday, April 24, to discuss making a one-time exemption to the State laws that govern shadow on the Boston Common and the Public Garden for the developers behind the proposed 775-foot Winthrop Square...

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Esplanade Association to Host 16th Annual Meeting

April 29, 2017
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Esplanade Association to Host 16th Annual Meeting

The Esplanade Association will be hosting it’s 16th Annual Meeting on Tuesday evening, May 2 at the Algonquin Club in Boston. The public is invited to attend the meeting at which the organization will share what they have accomplished over the past year in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and...

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Downtown View:Being Left Out

April 29, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Are you working hard? Paying attention? Being involved? Some people apparently believe you aren’t. You are not worthy of their attention. They are leaving you out. The Boston Water and Sewer Commission is one of the perpetrators. Its recent flyer listed the sites in each neighborhood to which Boston residents...

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BHCA Community Corner

April 29, 2017
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SPRING IS MEMBERSHIP SEASON AT BHCA Along with window boxes overflowing with colorful flowers, spring on Beacon Hill brings a renewed appreciation of the neighborhood’s carefully preserved historic homes, newly-swept brick sidewalks, green play spaces for children and, perhaps most of all, the friendly camaraderie of its residents. Much of this is due to...

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Beacon Hill to Get Improvements in Budget

April 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Thursday, Mayor Martin Walsh released his $2.08 billion five-year capital budget plan. Flanked by his cabinet and elected officials, Walsh made a commitment to start, continue and complete several projects around the Beacon Hill neighborhood. “This Capital Plan prioritizes investments in Boston’s neighborhoods and is a direct reflection of the...

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Organist Peter Krasinski to Create Live Improvised Musical Score for ‘BEN-HUR’ at St Cecilia’s

April 29, 2017
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A sweeping silent film drama set during the time of Christ will be shown in a landmark Boston church. Organist Peter Krasinski will accompany BEN-HUR, A Tale of the Christ” (1925) on Thursday, April 27, at Saint Cecelia Parish, 18 Belvidere St. The screening is at 7 p.m. and is open to the public....

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