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Opening the New Lawn At Hatch Shell

Opening the New Lawn At Hatch Shell

On Friday, June 19, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and Esplanade Association celebrated the opening of the newly restored Hatch Shell Oval Lawn on the Charles River Esplanade. On hand for the ceremonial ribbon-cutting were Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton, DCR Commissioner Carol Sanchez, State Rep. Jay Livingstone, President...

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Closing a Church and Its Garden

July 3, 2015
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Church attendance is down all over America, but especially in New England, where only 17 to 22 percent of the residents report weekly attendance. Almost half of all Americans report they rarely or never go to church. One web site lists 27 churches in Massachusetts for sale to developers. The Catholic Archdiocese of Boston...

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Mt. Vernon St. Resident Recognized for PAL Work

July 3, 2015
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Mt. Vernon Street resident Jean McInerney was recently recognized by Horizons for Homeless Children for her ongoing volunteer work in the non-profit’s Schoen Family Community Children’s Center in Dorchester. She was honored as a Playspace Activity Leaders (PALs) during a June 15 banquet at Cambridge’s Microsoft NERD Center for serving at the Community Children’s...

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Corey and Rosales watch over the tree pits

June 30, 2015
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Corey and Rosales watch over the tree pits

Beacon Hill was expecting a lot of company. It was May 20, the day before 2000 visitors would come for the Beacon Hill Garden Club’s annual Hidden Garden Tour. John Corey and Miguel Rosales had rounded up a group of volunteers to help spruce up the place, so to speak. The Mt. Vernon Street...

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28 Pinckney Back On the Table

June 23, 2015
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28 Pinckney Back On the Table

The little Pinckney Street building located at the rear of a 1830’s six-story brick townhouse at 63 Mt. Vernon Street took center stage again, this time at the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission meeting Thursday. The 300-square foot building at 28 Pinckney Street was built in 1917 as a carriage house for the Mt Vernon...

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City Required to Seek State’s Review Of ADA Sidewalk Ramp Construction

June 23, 2015
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In August of 2014, the City of Boston began construction of a series of new disability access ramps on Beacon Street in the Beacon Hill Historic District, replacing historic brick sidewalks and existing brick access ramps with new ramps made of poured cement and installing plastic tactile warning panels on the new ramps. The...

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The More Things Change

June 23, 2015
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Larry DiCara remembers his first encounter with Mayor Kevin White. It was 1971. DiCara was newly elected to the Boston City Council. The mayor phoned. Would DiCara meet with him? The young DiCara, outfitted in his best suit, entered the mayor’s office at the new city hall. White stood at the window overlooking Faneuil...

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TEA to Celebrate Restored Oval Lawn

June 18, 2015
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TEA to Celebrate Restored Oval Lawn

The Esplanade Association and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will celebrate the opening of the newly restored Hatch Shell Oval Lawn on the Charles River Esplanade on Friday, June 19, at 11 a.m.   The ceremonial ribbon will be cut by the DCR Commissioner Carol Sanchez accompanied by Tani Marinovich, executive director...

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BHCA and BHV to Host Annual Evening on Esplanade

June 18, 2015
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Beacon Hill residents are invited to a summer evening filled with camaraderie and gourmet food at the opening night of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra on Wednesday, July 15, at DCR’s Hatch Shell on the Esplanade.  Music Director Christopher Wilkins will lead the orchestra in “Rhapsody in Green,” featuring Debussy’s La Mer and Hovhaness’s And...

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Lowe’s Romeo to Premiere Thursday

June 18, 2015
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Award-winning filmmaker Lorna Lowe’s film Romeo, a documentary about a Cambridge man dedicated to rehabilitating male batterers, will premiere at the 17th Annual Roxbury International Film Festival Thursday evening. It is the second social issue documentary the Charles Street resident has produced and the Festival has featured. In her first documentary Shelter, Lowe, who...

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