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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

August 2, 2018
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Joy Street Background The reconstruction of Joy Street, now underway, consists of pedestrian improvements to the northern portion of Joy Street. Approximately 390 linear feet between Smith Court and Cambridge Street will be redesigned as a shared street. This will provide increased pedestrian space and will lead visitors to the Museum of African American...

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Parks Department to Remove and Replace 34 Dead or Unhealthy Trees in Neighborhood

August 2, 2018
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The Boston Parks Department will begin removing 34 unhealthy or dead trees throughout the neighborhood this month, which will be replaced with new trees this fall or in the spring of 2019. According to the city, the list include five trees each on Cambridge and Temple streets; three each on Charles and South Russell...

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Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial to be Restored through Unique Partnership

August 2, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined representatives from National Park Service, Friends of the Public Garden and the Museum of African American History on the Boston Common Friday to sign a Memorandum of Understanding committing to jointly restore the Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial. Situated inside the Common on the corner of Beacon and Park streets,...

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FOPG Host Summer Party Atop the Taj

July 28, 2018
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FOPG Host Summer Party Atop the Taj

Marc Gearin, Cambridge Trust Company, raffle prize winners Adith and Tara Venkiteshawarn and Stacy Sheehan of the Cambridge Trust Company at the Friends of the Public Garden’s summer party on the roof of the TAJ Boston Hotel on Wednesday, July 18.  

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Front Facade Improvements at 82 Mount Vernon St Approved; Addition at 40 Beacon St Denied

July 28, 2018
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In a continuation from last month, architect Steven Young represented 82 Mount Vernon St. at the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission on July 19. To a room packed with people, he proposed to repair and repaint the existing front shutters, repaint the second floor oriel, repaint the front door, trim, and wrought iron handrails, and...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

July 28, 2018
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Summer Construction Season is Upon Us It seems that everywhere you look, there are multiple contractor parking permits posted on Beacon Hill’s streets. Your eyes and ears as neighbors are important to the Beacon Hill Civic Association in letting us know of the proper use of these permits. To obtain their initial permits, contractors...

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DPH has Issued a Fish Advisory for the Lower Mystic River Area in Boston

July 28, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has issued a fish advisory for the Lower Mystic River area in Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Revere, and Somerville to provide guidance on fish consumption. The advisory says: Children under 12, pregnant women, nursing mothers, and women that may become pregnant should not consume any fish in the...

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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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