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Letters to the Editor

Reader makes case for curbed bicycle lanes I am writing to comment upon your May 7th article, “Charles Street” that speaks about the problem of bicyclists traveling the wrong way on the street. Cyclists have a responsibility to obey the traffic laws.  Additionally, the city has a responsibility of creating a viable pedestrian and...

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On the Garden Tour

On the Garden Tour

West Cedar Street garden will be open for both the Garden Soiree Tour Preview Cocktail Party and on Tour Day.

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Opposition Continues for Pinckney St Variance

By Dan Murphy After arriving at a tie 3-3 vote on Wednesday, the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee upheld its standing opposition against granting the zoning relief requested by the homeowner of 4 Pinckney St. The applicant is performing a gut rehab of the single-family home and intends to enlarge the...

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Women’s Forum Fashion Show Set for Tonight

By Kathy Hull According to the poet Emily Dickinson, “A little madness in the Spring is wholesome even for the King.”  With that in mind, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) cordially invites you to tonight’s Third Annual Charles Street Couture Fashion Show from 6 to 8 pm, a festive event featuring local designers...

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Minimizing Construction Impacts

By Suzanne Besser Just as springtime brings much anticipated flowering trees and colorful window boxes, it also spurs a proliferation of less than welcome construction sites popping up around the neighborhood. Construction projects on Beacon Hill are not easy on neighbors, who must live with the consequent dumpsters, dust and debris as well as...

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Downtown View:Chain Store Sorrows

By Karen Cord Taylor Local businesses or chain stores. Which is best for Boston neighborhoods and such shopping attractions as Faneuil Hall Marketplace? The tension has resurfaced recently with a local merchant at Faneuil Hall threatened with eviction, two San Francisco chain stores opening on Charles Street on Beacon Hill and fear by North...

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BH Garden Club Introduces Jardin Boutiques, A Tour Day Pop-Up Shop

On Thursday May 19, the Beacon Hill Garden Club will host its 87th  annual tour of the Hidden Gardens. There will be ten private gardens on tour and four “ribbon” gardens, which will be viewed behind a ribbon. This year’s tour includes four new gardens, gorgeous alliums, a “living wall”, an elegant pergola and...

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Boston Bubble Festival Coming to Common,May 14

The air will be filled with fun as Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department bring the first-ever Boston Bubble Festival to Boston Common on Saturday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Building on the popularity of “Bubble Guy” Jim Dichter’s presentations at previous Parks Department children’s events,...

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New App for Commuters to Comment on the Silver Line

Silver Line passengers are now be able to share feedback on their riding experience by rating their bus trips using a new smartphone app from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the MBTA. The app allows individuals to anonymously share feedback with the T. The service is similar to ones provided on Uber and...

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The Esplanade 5K Sunset Run to Benefit TEA

The setting sun behind the Boston skyline and over the winding pathways of the Charles River Esplanade, will be the backdrop for the inaugural Esplanade 5K Sunset Run on Thursday evening, June 2, at 6pm. Presented by the Esplanade Association, the 100% privately funded friends group for the Charles River Esplanade, the 5K race...

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