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Tugboat ‘Luna’ on Its Way to Pier 3 in the Navy Yard

July 28, 2018
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An historic, restored tugboat will soon make its home on Pier 3 in the Navy Yard at some point later this summer, ready to tell the story of its important place in the annals of maritime history in Boston Harbor. The tugboat Luna, a national historic landmark, has been painstakingly restored over the past...

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Teamsters Endorse Rollins for DA

July 28, 2018
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Rachael Rollins announced that Teamsters Local 25 has endorsed her candidacy for Suffolk County district attorney. “Rachael Rollins is the most qualified candidate in this race,” said Teamsters Local 25 President Sean M. O’Brien. “Rachael has experience as a federal and state prosecutor and as a defense attorney.  She has a keen understanding of our...

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Comm Ave Bridge Replacement Project to Start July 26

July 28, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is reminding members of the public of its upcoming intensive construction operations to replace the westbound side of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge over 15 and one-half days from Thursday, July 26, through Saturday, Aug. 11. During these construction operations, MassDOT said there will be significant service impacts to...

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DCR Selects Night Shift Brewing to Operate Seasonal Beer Garden on Esplanade

July 28, 2018
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Following a competitive process, the Department of Conservation and Recreation has selected Everett-based Night Shift Brewing to operate a seasonal beer gardens on the Charles River Esplanade that will open later this month. “The Department of Conservation and Recreation continues to explore unique opportunities that provide the public with exceptional experiences within the state...

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Commissioner Evans Bids Farewell after 39 Years at BPD:Mayor Walsh Immediately Makes Historic Appointment of Chief Bill Gross as New Superintendent

July 28, 2018
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Police Commissioner William Evans announced at a press conference Monday morning that he would resign from his post as commissioner to spend more time with his family and to be the head of public safety at Boston College (BC). At the same time, Mayor Martin Walsh announced the historic appointment of the first African...

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Archer and Donahue Project Moves Closer to Receiving BHAC Approval

July 21, 2018
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Archer and Donahue Project Moves Closer to Receiving BHAC Approval

The team behind the proposed residential redevelopment of the Hiriaam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue buildings at Temple and Derne streets is one step closer to receiving approval from the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission after representatives viewed proposed building materials and a site mockup on July 10. Dedham-based JDMD Owner, LLC, is converting...

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Florina Wins Popular Vote in Second Annual Boston Pizza Festival

July 21, 2018
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Florina Wins Popular Vote in Second Annual Boston Pizza Festival

Florina Pizzeria and Paninioteca beat out 30 vendors to take first prize in the popular vote in the second annual Boston Pizza Festival at City Hall Plaza on July 7 and 8. Barry Proctor, who co-owns the pizzeria at 16 Derne St. with John Cucinatti, said they churned out around 400 pizzas over the...

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Garden Tour Profits Up, Garden Club Gives it Away to Local Organizations

July 21, 2018
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Garden Tour Profits Up, Garden Club Gives it Away to Local Organizations

Proceeds from the Tour of the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill enabled the Beacon Hill Garden Club to donate $111,500 to mostly local environmental and horticultural organizations in June. Revenues were up 23 percent and ticket sales rose more than 13 percent. The tour took place on May 17. “We were thrilled with the...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

July 21, 2018
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BHCA Membership Season is Here! It’s time for all BHCA members to renew The Beacon Hill Civic Association would like to remind you that membership season is here! Summer can be a busy time for many families living on the Hill, making it easy to forget that your membership has expired, but all membership...

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Spiro Steps Down as Chair of Board for Associates of Boston Library

July 21, 2018
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The Associates of the Boston Public Library announced that its Chairman of the Board, Vivian K. Spiro ,stepped down on June 30, after serving for 20 years as head of the organization. She will be succeeded by Associates Board member Peter R. Brown. During Spiro’s tenure as board chairman she has overseen the Associates of the Boston...

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