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Esplanade Association Transforms Dead Tree into Work of Art

October 23, 2012
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Esplanade Association Transforms Dead Tree into Work of Art

Work was completed last week on the new sculpture and landscape project at the Esplanade’s Stoneman Playground, the site of the first project completed by The Esplanade Association (TEA) 11 years ago near the intersection of Hereford Street and Storrow Drive. Mitch Ryerson was commissioned this past spring to transform a dead oak tree...

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Neighborhood Weighs in on Park St. School Expansion Plan

October 23, 2012
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While the Park Street School’s plan to expand into the adjoining single-family home at 124 Chestnut St. met with a largely favorable response at a public meeting last Tuesday, several Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) board members expressed concern that the precedent could jeopardize the residential quality of the neighborhood. “The Civic Association has...

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Ross Talks on Possible District Shape

October 23, 2012
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With the November 2 deadline for the City Council and Mayor to approve a redistricting plan for Boston looming, Back Bay/Beacon Hill City Councilor Michael Ross said he’s taking a less parochial approach and will support a plan that meets the needs of the city before his own political needs. “I’d like it to...

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Attention To Detail

October 16, 2012
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Attention To Detail

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER The doorway in last week’s clue is on 130 Chestnut Street. It was designed by architects Richardson, Barott, and Richardson and constructed in 1916. The building permit states that the original access to this home’s roof was by means of a scuttle – like the hatch on a ship. Do you have a...

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Design Team Unveils Skatepark Plans

October 16, 2012
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Design Team Unveils Skatepark Plans

The team behind the Charles River Skatepark unveiled the latest plans for the $2.5 million skateboarding facility Wednesday at the Boston Public Library. The proposed 40,000 square-foot skatepark will be located beneath the ramps of the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge at the North Point Park in East Cambridge. The facility, which will...

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Window Box Contest Recognizes Neighborhood’s ‘green Thumbs’

October 16, 2012
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One of the most prominent features of Beacon Hill, besides the ornate architecture and leaded glass windows, is the radiant flowers, shrubbery and trees of every color and shape that embellish the brick sidewalks so elegantly. The Beacon Hill Civic Association and the Beacon Hill Garden Club celebrated their 54th Annual Window Box Contest...

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Public Invited to Oct. 16 Meeting on Park St. School’s Proposed Expansion

October 16, 2012
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) will join Park Street School officials Oct. 16 for an informal meeting to vet the school’s proposed expansion into the adjacent building at 124 Chestnut St. The school, located at 67 Brimmer St., intends to purchase and renovate the adjoining residential building to “provide more space for current...

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Walz Joins National Task Force to Forge Consensus on School Disciplinary Policies

October 16, 2012
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State Rep. Marty Walz recently joined with more than 100 policymakers, national experts, educators, law enforcement and court officials, students, parents and other stakeholders committed to improving school disciplinary policies. The diverse, bipartisan national group, convened by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, commenced work on recommendations for approaches to school discipline...

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St. Cecilia’s Parish Honored with Preservation Achievement Award

October 9, 2012
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St. Cecilia’s Parish Honored with Preservation Achievement Award

St. Cecilia’s Parish received an award for Rehabilitation/Restoration of a Religious Property during the October 3rd, 2012 Preservation Achievement Awards.  Pastor Reverend John Unni proudly accepted the certificate from the Boston Preservation Alliance at the Paramount Center, Boston. During the rehabilitation, the Parish House was demolished, but the original foundation was preserved. The interior...

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Collections Inventory Commences at the Nichols House Museum

October 9, 2012
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Collections Inventory Commences at the Nichols House Museum

An important part of a museum’s mission is to preserve its collection, whether it be of fine art or dinosaur bones, for future generations’ study and enjoyment. This month, the Nichols House Museum began an important part of the ongoing preservation process—the collection inventory. Led by Assistant to the Director Ashley Jahrling and Boston-area...

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