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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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Stylish and Sweet

April 14, 2017
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Stylish and Sweet

Brigitte Currier, 8, enjoys a cupcake during the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s Party in the Park at the Four Seasons Hotel near Boston Common on Sunday, April 9. Beyond cupcakes, the popular event featured a children’s fashion show and tea.

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Beacon Hill Garden Club has Something to Celebrate

April 14, 2017
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Beacon Hill Garden Club has Something to Celebrate

In 2018 the Beacon Hill Garden Club will be 90 years old. At its beginning, the club owed much to the vision and tenacity of founder Gertrude Beals Bourne, a gifted watercolorist and avid gardener. She and her husband, Frank, a founder of the Beacon Hill Civic Association, resided at the Sunflower Castle, the picturesque...

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Mayor Walsh to File Home Rule:Petition to Change Current Shadow Laws

April 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayor Martin Walsh has filed a long anticipated Home Rule Petition with Boston City Council called, “Petition for a Special Law Re: An Act Protecting Sunlight and Promoting Economic Development in the City of Boston,” that would change the 25-year-old State laws that govern shadows on the Boston Common and the...

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Downtown View:Hunting for Spring

April 14, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor About this time of year, everyone gets antsy. When will winter really end? A few warm days help make everyone feel better. But it is when the magnolias bloom along Back Bay’s streets and when the beds in the Boston Public Garden fill with blooms that it really seems like...

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BHCA Community Corner

April 14, 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 help clean their own block of the litter and debris that accumulated during the winter and spring. The Joint Charles Street Committee, comprising members of both...

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