Horsing Around at the Ritz Gala to Benefit Bina Farm

November 16, 2017
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Celebrating the transformative power of equine therapy, Bina Farm Center held its annual gala to benefit scholarships for participants and to help care for the therapy horses. Held at the Ritz Carlton, Boston Common, the evening raised over $300,000 for programming, which includes children and adults with special needs and veterans.. Carly Simon, her...

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Charles River Watershed Association Hosts Largest Champions of the Charles Gala to Date

November 16, 2017
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Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA), the leading science and advocacy organization protecting the Charles River and its watershed, honored the Museum of Science at its Champions of the Charles gala on Thursday, Nov. 2. The gala, held at the Museum of Science raised funds to continue CRWA’s ongoing work monitoring and protecting the Charles...

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Hill Voters Help Re-Elect Walsh for Second Term

November 16, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Like voters citywide, Beacon Hill turned out to support the incumbent Mayor Martin J. Walsh for a second term over his challenger City Councilor Tito Jackson in last Tuesday’s municipal election. According to the city’s unofficial results, nearly 70 percent of voters in Ward 3, Precinct 6 and Ward 5, Precincts...

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Storrow Drive Closures for Nov 18 Listed

November 16, 2017
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MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli (WSC), will continue erecting elements of the new Frances “Fanny” Appleton Bridge on Saturday, November 18. The work will require lane and full closures in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge on Storrow Drive east and westbound and a full closure of the Mugar Way off-ramp to Charles Circle. The closures...

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Police Briefs 11-14-2017

November 16, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny – Shoplifting 10/31/17 – A Boylston Street boutique reported an unknown male suspect stole a light-blue scarf at about 5 p.m. The clerk stated that the suspect entered the store with a large black backpack and wandered around the store, picking up items. When the...

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The Person You Have to Fear is the Guy Next Door with a Gun

November 16, 2017
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The mass-shooting that took place in a church in a rural Texas town Sunday morning follows what has become an all-too-familiar pattern in our nation these days: An unhappy white guy, with no particular axe-to-grind, decides to slaughter a bunch of innocent people who are in a church, at a country music concert, or...

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Obituaries 11-14-2017

November 16, 2017
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Anne Woolf dies at 94, very active at Beacon Hill Village Anne Woolf passed away peacefully on October 26 at the Christopher House in Worcester, Massachusetts surrounded by her family. She was 94 years old. Anne leaves her children, Diane, Robert, and Ron, and their spouses Bob, Imelda and Jeanine. “Bubbie Anne” will always...

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St Cecilia Celebrates Father John’s 25th Year

November 10, 2017
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St Cecilia Celebrates Father John’s 25th Year

Father John Unni with Noel Christopher (8), Jack Kelly (8), Hal Tailor (4), Quinn Taylor (8) enjoying the event which honored Father John on his 25th year as a priest; St. Cecilia’s Party with hundreds of children, families and parishioners on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 29, in the Back Bay.

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DCR Unveils Final Design for Esplanade Riverfront Pavilion

November 10, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Department of Conservation and Recreation and its development team unveiled the design for the proposed Esplanade Riverfront Pavilion at the third and final public meeting on the matter at the State Transportation Building Wednesday while proposing a unique, public-private partnership for underwriting the project. Watertown-based architect Maryann Thompson said the...

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Downtown View:Thanks for the Memories

November 10, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Dear Readers, U.S. Representative Niki Tsongas is retiring. Harvard President Drew Faust and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also are doing so. I’m following their lead. I’m retiring. This is the last Downtown View column I will write. I’ve enjoyed creating them. I’ve enjoyed interviewing the people who participate in...

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BHCA Community Corner

November 10, 2017
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By Suzanne Besser, BHCA President An Evening at 74 A celebration of music, performance, artisan food, Beacon Hill artistic heritage and the sense of community will take place on Thursday, November 9, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at 74 Joy Street. Called An Evening at 74, the event is a collaboration of Beacon Hill...

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Boston’s Christmas Tree Arrives on Nov 21

November 10, 2017
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The annual gift of an evergreen Christmas tree from Nova Scotia will arrive by police escort at Boston Common on Tuesday, Nov. 21. This year commemorates 100 years of friendship between Nova Scotia and the people of Boston after our city provided emergency assistance when Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital, was devastated by a wartime...

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Small Wireless Antennas are Causing A Stir in Neighborhoods Across Boston

November 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Popping up across the city, small antennas attached to streetlights, utility poles, traffic lights and on the sides of buildings are causing some concern among residents who don’t know where they are coming from. In order to shed some light on this issue, Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty has called for...

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Appleton Pedestrian Bridge Comes Closer to Completion

November 10, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Construction is one step closer to completion on the $12.5-million Frances “Fanny” Appleton Pedestrian Bridge with the recent installation of a soaring arch over Storrow Drive. “The installation of the elegant arch over Storrow Drive marks an important milestone for the completion of this critical and beautiful link to the Esplanade and...

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Ann Beha,Distinguished Boston Architect and Historic Preservationist, to Speak at BHWF

November 10, 2017
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By Amy Tsurumi It is hard to believe that the Liberty Hotel, a popular Beacon Hill landmark, was once an overcrowded prison facility notorious for its appalling conditions.  Its inmate roster included infamous criminals, as well as important political figures such as Malcom X. Today, this chic luxury hotel houses trendy restaurant/bars bustling with...

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BHCA Zoning Agenda

November 10, 2017
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The Zoning and Licensing Committee of the Beacon Hill Civic Association will meet on Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. at 74 Joy Street. All meetings are open to the public. If you have any questions or comments regarding the matters to be heard, please attend. If you are unable to attend but would...

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Police Briefs 11-07-2017

November 10, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from a Motor Vehicle 10/27/17 – A victim reported she parked her 2005 Honda CRV at Charles and Mt. Vernon streets at around 6 p.m. on Oct. 26, and when she returned to it the next day at about 10 a.m., the rear passenger’s side...

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Building A Future for All of Us

November 10, 2017
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By Mayor Marty Walsh I’m lucky to call Boston home. My parents immigrated here with little more than their hope for a better life. They raised me in Dorchester, where I learned the value of hard work, second chances, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter what. And this city made...

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The Person You Have to Fear Is the Guy Next Door with a Gun

November 10, 2017
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The mass-shooting-of-the-week in America that took place in a church in a rural Texas town Sunday morning follows what has become an all-too-familiar pattern in our nation these days: An unhappy white guy, with no particular axe-to-grind, decides to slaughter a bunch of innocent people who are in a church, at a country music...

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Thank You to Our Veterans

November 10, 2017
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Its was 99 years ago this Saturday, on November 11, 1918, that World War I formally came to a conclusion on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. Americans observed the first anniversary of the end of the war the following year when the holiday originated as Armistice Day in...

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Halloween 2017 on Beacon Hill

October 31, 2017
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Halloween 2017 on Beacon Hill

A LITTLE PUMPKIN: Camilla Larsen, dressed as a pumpkin, colors a picture with markers during the annual Hill House Halloween party on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Firehouse. A range of costumes from the traditional pumpkin to a box of donuts was there to be seen.

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Downtown View:Books for Reading and Giving Away

October 31, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Sometimes I read recent books by Boston authors and describe them in this column. The following three books fit the Boston criteria, but vary widely in their subject matter. One of them might be just what you are looking for either for yourself or a holiday gift.   The Rise...

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BHCA Community Corner

October 31, 2017
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by Suzanne Besser, BHCA President Joy Street trees saved The Parks Department agreed that the trees should stay and denied the petition. The contractor has been asked to install protective fencing around the trees to prevent damage during the work. “I and the 39 other pro-tree-savers who e-mailed the Tree Warden before the recent hearing are pretty stoked...

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An Evening at 74 Planned for November 9

October 31, 2017
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By Suzanne Besser On Thursday, November 9, a special Evening at 74 will celebrate music, performance, artisan food, bits of Beacon Hill history and the sense of community. On that night, the Beacon Hill Civic Association is collaborating with local artist Emily Weiskopf and the Longy School of Music of Bard College to present...

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