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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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Charles St Supply is the Best in the US

Charles St Supply is the Best in the US

The industry publication “The Hardware Connection” recently named Charles Street Supply Co. “the best little store in America.” “I’m totally pumped, and was happily surprised,” said owner Jack Gurnon. Gurnon said the publisher happened upon his store by chance while visiting Boston before bestowing the prize on it. “We’ve been here for so long...

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Downtown View:Ducklings Then and Now

Downtown View:Ducklings Then and Now

By Karen Cord Taylor Duckling Day is coming up. On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, starting at 10 a.m., the Harvard Marching Band will lead hundreds of parents and children dressed like ducklings from the Boston Common’s Parkman Bandstand into the Public Garden in a re-creation—sort of—of Mrs. Mallard’s trip to the Public Garden...

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Beacon Hill Fire Displaces 25 Residents

By John Lynds The Boston Fire Department responded at 12:10 a.m. Saturday to a fire at 11 Temple St. on Beacon Hill. On arrival firefighters observed smoke billowing from the five-story brick apartment building. A second alarm was ordered once firefighters realized the fire was on the top floor of the building. A third...

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Beacon Hill Not Included in New BYOB Vote

By John Lynds Following the Boston City Council’s lead, the Boston Licensing Board (BLB) voted unanimously last Thursday lifting the long-standing ban on BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) in small neighborhood restaurants. However, Beacon Hill would not be included in the plan. According to a statement from the BLB, the board will work on...

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