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Parks Department Announces Beacon Hill Tree Removal Hearing on Oct 5

September 26, 2017
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In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 5, at 10 a.m. on a request to remove two public shade trees on Joy Street on Beacon Hill. The hearing will be held by the City of Boston’s Tree Warden (or...

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Downtown View:Raise Your Kids in the City

September 26, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor It’s a familiar story. Twenty-somethings enjoy living downtown. Then they have kids. After a couple of years they depart for the suburbs. They have good reasons. The schools are often better. The housing is cheaper. There is more space. Common practices and policies make it hard for families to stay...

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BHCA Community Corner

September 26, 2017
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Fall HillFest draws crowds on a summer-like day By Suzanne Besser The balloons were flying, band playing and spirits high when the Beacon Hill Civic Association welcomed hundreds of neighbors to Fall HillFest, the sixteenth annual neighborhood block party held on Mount Vernon Street on Sunday. More than twenty of Beacon Hill’s nonprofit institutions...

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City Paws:Fall Dog Allergies

September 26, 2017
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By Penny & Ed Cherubino As the leaves turn color into the brilliant hues of fall, does your dog begin to itch? While leaves may be part of the problem, the biggest culprit is probably ragweed. As reported on Vetstreet.com, Dr. Kimberly Coyner, a veterinary dermatologist at the Dermatology Clinic for Animals of Tacoma,...

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Frankie’s Friends to Remember Frankie Stillman, Raise Money for Charlestown Youth Hockey

September 26, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When talking about Francis ‘Frankie’ Stillman, his imprint on the Charlestown Youth Hockey Association (CYHA) and Boston hockey community was as big emotionally as the man was big physically. The hulking man, who played hockey at Charlestown High School and as a resident of the Town and rink manager in Charlestown,...

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West End Museum Recognizing Individuals of Italian Descent

September 26, 2017
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For the eighth consecutive year, The West End Museum marks Italian Heritage Month by recognizing individuals of Italian descent for their contributions to preserving the culture of the West End and its rich immigrant history. Italian Heritage Month Honoree Night takes place on Tuesday, October 3 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Honoree presentations will be followed...

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Public Invited to King’s Chapel Parish House

September 21, 2017
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Public Invited to King’s Chapel Parish House

By Amelia Nugent King’s Chapel has stood at the foot of Beacon Hill since the 1600s. Its parishioners have participated in the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Fall HillFest, with a table offering face painting, bubble jars and King’s Chapel crowns for the young and young at heart, as long as it has been going...

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Not So Tall

September 21, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The developers behind the proposed Winthrop Square Tower that has caused controversy over the new shadows it would create over the historic parks downtown, has lowered the height from 775 feet to just above 700 feet to comply with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidance. As part of the review process...

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Bauman Marathon Bombing Story, A Focus on Recovery and Overcoming

September 21, 2017
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By Cary Shuman The stars were out at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown Tuesday night for the Boston movie premiere of “Stronger,” the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, who was injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings in the Back Bay. Bauman was memorialized almost immediately after the bombings in the Back...

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BHCA Community Corner

September 21, 2017
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James Cassidy, a seasonal laborer with the Boston Public Works Department, received a round of applause from the Beacon Hill Civic Association Streets and Sidewalks Committee last week. “We can’t thank Cassidy and others in his crew enough,” said Rajan Nanda, Committee Chair. “Their work makes such a difference to our neighborhood.” Cassidy, often...

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