Proposals Discussed

January 20, 2018
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Proposals Discussed

On Jan. 10, a meting sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee discussed the Park St. School proposal as well as the plans for Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro at 25 Charles St.

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Civic Association Urges MGH to Fix North Anderson Park’s Bad Conditions

January 20, 2018
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By Dan Murphy The Beacon Hill Civic Association board of directors is urging Massachusetts General Hospital to address the deteriorating conditions in and around North Anderson Park, which it maintains now pose a “significant risk to public safety.” In a Jan. 12 letter to the hospital, Mark Kiefer, board chair, wrote that the Civic...

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Keeping Busy:Variety of Children’s Programs at Hill House

January 20, 2018
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by Marianne Salza On Saturday morning, little ones learned the fundamental skills of soccer, developing their listening and cooperative skills, and friends casually practiced their basketball shooting and blocking on the court. Pick Up Basketball and U6 Soccer are two of the many winter programs offered to children, ages five-weeks-old to 12-years-old, by Hill...

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Kapur-Dewinter Gives First BHWF Presentation of the Year

January 20, 2018
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By Amy Tsurumi An impeccable remedy for cabin fever, Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) welcomed back members to a full-capacity gathering at the Hampshire House on January 9.  Neighbors enjoyed sharing holiday stories and New Year’s resolutions over cocktails.  The evening’s opener Neighborhood Narratives speaker Gail Bray, who has been at Gary Drug for...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

January 20, 2018
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Beacon Hill Gala February 3 The Beacon Hill Civic Association invites all neighbors to come in from the cold and enjoy spending an elegant evening together at the 46th annual Beacon Hill Gala, to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston on Saturday, February 3. The black tie event that annually draws more...

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Volunteers Take Down Holiday Decorations

January 20, 2018
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By Suzanne Besser Taking down the garlands and greens that decorated Beacon Hill’s 1100 lamp posts for the holidays was a lot easier than putting them up, according to the hoards of volunteers who spent last weekend doing so. All it took was cutting down the top and bottom wires and two bows, dropping...

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Local Mother-Owned Art Tour Business Gets New Parents out of the House During Winter

January 20, 2018
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A few years ago, Renana Kehoe was on maternity leave from her career as director of development operations at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. She loved having the time with son Nolan, but she missed being able to take advantage of the cultural offerings that brought her to Boston in the first place. Kehoe,...

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Play Ball: Boston Named Best Large Sports City in New Study

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel As the New England Patriots get ready to host their first playoff game in Foxboro, one might think it’s the success of the city’s football team that makes Boston the best sports city in America. But according to a recent study done by WalletHub, Boston if the #1 large sports city...

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Kraft Center for Community Health Mobilizes Care for Opioid Use Disorder

January 20, 2018
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A new community outreach initiative spearheaded by The Kraft Center for Community Health at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) seeks to better engage with individuals struggling with addiction and complex health conditions who are not well connected to health care services. The Kraft Center for Community Health was established in 2012 by a generous gift...

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Walsh Hopes to Create Something Special on Long Island for Recovery:Replacement of Bridge Projected to Take Several Years to Complete

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel The City’s administration is currently beginning to think about what a recovery campus on Long Island would look like, as the permitting and fighting over the Long Island Bridge replacement begins to start. In the wake of the big news that Mayor Martin Walsh committed to re-build the Long Island Bridge...

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New Book Highlights Historic South End

January 20, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen On a rare warm, rainy night in January, members of the community packed into the South End Historical Society at 532 Massachusetts Avenue to hear Lauren Prescott, the executive director talk about her newly released book, “Boston’s South End.” Visitors sat in awe as they listened to Prescott outline her research...

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Boston’s Museum of African American History Names Administrator for Inaugural Book Award

January 20, 2018
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Pamela D. Waterman has been named Book Award Administrator for the inaugural Museum of African-American History (MAAH) Stone Book Award which will honor non-fiction literature that celebrates African American history and culture. The award, which includes a $25,000 prize, will be presented in the summer of 2018 at the African Meeting House in Boston,...

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Neighbors Get Look at Park Street School Proposal

January 20, 2018
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By Dan Murphy The neighborhood got a look at the Park Street School’s plans to rehabilitate its main building on Brimmer Street and renovate and repurpose a two-story carriage house located directly across Chestnut Street at a Jan. 10 meting sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee. The school intends...

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Police Briefs 01-16-2018

January 20, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny – Shoplifting 01/03/18 – A Charles Street sporting-goods store reported at around 2:50 p.m., two female suspects distracted workers before walked out concealing three Canada Goose parkas and fleeing towards the Boston Common on foot.

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Letters to the Editor

January 20, 2018
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READER SAYS WALNUT STREET CONDITIONS   ARE DEPLORABLE Dear Editor: I am writing to bring attention to two major issues in Beacon Hill. First, the traffic that is flowing through the Hill has increased dramatically over the last few years. The major issue with this, aside from causing backups in traffic, is the speed at...

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It’s Time for a Permanent Solution for Dreamers

January 20, 2018
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By Korina Iribe Romo Depression, anxiety, frustration: This was my reality as an undocumented young woman living in the United States. For many years the love and support of my family was the only thing that sustained me. In 2012 my life changed with the implementation of the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood...

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Compassion, Dignity and Hope in Boston

January 20, 2018
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Too many of us are tied to the opioid crisis, whether we are struggling ourselves, or we see and experience the struggle right alongside our coworkers, friends, and family. This is an epidemic and no one — no matter where you live, your education, your job, your income —...

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What Would Martin Luther King say About Trump?

January 20, 2018
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How ironic it is that President Donald Trump added even further to his ever-growing list of racist comments this past week as Americans were readying to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Day, which has added significance this year as this April will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King in a...

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MFS Pro-Am Doubles Championship

January 10, 2018
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MFS Pro-Am Doubles Championship

The 27th Annual MFS Pro Am Doubles Championship was held last week at the University Club.The University Club Pro Doubles Committee included from left: Tom Poor,Greg Collins, Lenny Bernheimer, Amrit Kanwal, and Chris Spahr. Kanwal represneted MFS Investment Management who was the title sponsor of the event. The annual tournament attracted players from nearbyand...

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Get Your Shovel

January 10, 2018
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Get Your Shovel

A car is actually buried under the snow from Thursday’s snowstorm on Mt. Vernon St. Hopefully, the warmer temperatures this week should cause some melting.

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Area A-1 sees 1-Percent Drop in Part One Crime in ‘17

January 10, 2018
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By Dan Murphy Area A-1 saw a 1-percent drop in violent and property crime in 2017 from the previous year.   According to Boston Police, 2,595 incidents of Part One crime were reported between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2017, in the area, which includes Beacon Hill, Chinatown Downtown and the North End, as...

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Winthrop Square Tower Height Lowered

January 10, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen In a lengthy Draft Project Impact Report that was released on January 2, the developers behind the Winthrop Square Tower outlined their latest plans for redeveloping the abandoned parking garage at 115 Winthrop Square including a new design with less height and possibly more economic benefits for the city. One of...

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Hill Native Finds Career as Safari Guide in African Wilderness

January 10, 2018
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By Dan Murphy Beacon Hill native Hadley Pierce credits her unique career choice as one of the founders and co-owners of a safari company to the indelible impression a family vacation to Africa in 2006 at age 12 left on her. “The landscape was so wide open, and I’d never seen anything like it...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

January 10, 2018
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Happy New Year to all Looking for volunteers to remove decorations this weekend Due to the frigid temperatures last weekend, Undecorating Days were postponed to this weekend, January 13 and 14. Volunteers are needed to remove the garlands and bows from Beacon Hill lamp posts. Please email info@bhcivic.org or call the office at 617-227-1922 to...

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