Wolverton Trains for Jimmy Fund Walk

August 13, 2013
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Wolverton Trains for Jimmy Fund Walk

Linens on the Hill owner Lynne Wolverton is in serious training mode for the upcoming Jimmy Fund Boston Marathon Walk. The annual fundraiser began 25 years ago – the same year Lynne opened her shop on Charles Street.  The Jimmy Fund Boston Marathon Walk has generated more than $87 million since its inception. “This...

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MassDOT breaks ground on Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation project

August 13, 2013
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) held a groundbreaking ceremony at Lederman Park on the Charles River Reservation on Wednesday for its approximately $255 million restoration of the Longfellow Bridge. Northbound vehicles are now being redirected from Charles Circle to Leverett Circle before traveling on Monsignor O’Brien Highway to Land Boulevard in Cambridge. The detour...

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Fireworks Returning to Harbor

August 13, 2013
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After their absence for over a decade, the City of Boston officials announced that fireworks on the Boston Harbor would return for the first time this century. The fireworks will be set off Saturday, August 31 at 9:00 p.m. as part of the final Summer on the Waterfront celebration—a summer long program aimed at...

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Police Briefs 08-13-2013

August 13, 2013
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Larceny – Shoplifting 08/05/13 – A Charles Street liquor store reports an unknown male suspect stole cans of beer from the refrigerated shelves at around 9:15 p.m. The suspect then fled the store on foot. Incidents July 31  75 Chestnut St.  – Investigate Person 84 West Cedar St.  – Investigate Person Aug. 1  41...

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Frederick ‘Tad’ Stahl Remembered

August 7, 2013
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Frederick ‘Tad’ Stahl Remembered

Renowned Boston architect and longtime Beacon Hill resident Frederick A. “Tad” Stahl died unexpectedly on July 26. He was 82. Born in Danbury, Conn., Mr. Stahl was an alumnus of Dartmouth College, Harvard Graduate School of Design and MIT School of Architecture and Planning. Mr Tad Stahl founded the architectural firm F.A. Stahl &...

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Beacon Hill Village to Visit Cuba

August 7, 2013
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Over the years Beacon Hill Village, the membership organization devoted to enriching and enhancing the experience of growing older in downtown Boston, has taken day trips to destinations like western Massachusetts or Salem and overnight trips to New Haven. Now the program committee has expanded its offerings. Next January’s destination? Cuba. Beacon Hill Village...

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Registration Deadline Extended for Rental Properties

August 7, 2013
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Last week the city’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) announced that it is pushing back the deadline for the landlords to register their rental properties. Under the city’s Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance, landlords had until August 1 to register their properties but that deadline has been pushed back to August 31. The new ordinance...

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Open House for Chestnut St. Project

August 7, 2013
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A community open house on the proposed redevelopment plans for 124 Chestnut St. will take place at the Thayer Room at Hampshire House, located at 84 Beacon St., on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. An informational presentation on the project takes place at 6:30 p.m., and refreshments will be served. Visit...

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August is Here

August 7, 2013
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Yes, the days have become noticeably shorter and there has been a chill in the air at night. And when the calendar turns to August, as it has, it’s sort of a signal that the new school year is not that far away and soon another summer will be in the books. But the...

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There is a Boston City Council Race

August 7, 2013
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While all the attention has been given to the Mayor of Boston race, let’s not forget there are Boston City Council at Large and District races as well. Surely, the race to become the City’s top politician deserves top billing but it is important to recognize there are many candidates seeking to serve on...

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Police Briefs 08-06-2013

August 7, 2013
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Larceny in a Building  07/23/13 – A victim reported while she was inside a Charles Street boutique between 5 and 6 p.m., an unknown female suspect stole her cell phone, which was placed on a table in the store. Incidents July 23  Beacon Street       – Violation of the Auto Laws – Refusing to...

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FOPG Offer Tour of Brewer Plaza

July 30, 2013
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FOPG Offer Tour of Brewer Plaza

Friends of the Public Garden is offering the public a tour of its $4 million renovation of the Brewer Fountain Plaza on the Boston Common on Thursday, Aug. 1, beginning at 4 p.m. “This is an opportunity for residents, neighbors and visitors to learn about the transformative project at southeast corner of Common, which...

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BHAC Denies Front Design at 124 Chestnut St.

July 30, 2013
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BHAC Denies  Front Design at 124 Chestnut St.

The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission denied the front-elevation design for a single-family house at 124 Chestnut St. without prejudice at its July 18 hearing, “with direction that the degree of replication be determined for design of the new building,” according to William Young, the city’s assistant director for historic districts. “The Commission directed only...

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Public Garden is a True Gem

July 30, 2013
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Wanting to be outdoors in the summer is not unusual. What makes our walk home or to the office all the more enjoyable in these lazy days of summer is a walk through the Public Garden. The green of the grass, the statues, the flowers, the trees and lagoon are a visual splendor and...

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Police Briefs 07-30-2013

July 30, 2013
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Unarmed Robbery 07/16/13 – A male victim reported while he was walking home at around 10:41p.m., two male suspects approached him at Derne and Hancock streets. One of the suspects said, “This is a robbery. Empty your pockets.” At this time, the victim handed over his sunglasses, a wallet containing a driver’s license, bankcards...

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Strike Out Cancer

July 23, 2013
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Strike Out Cancer

From left: Beacon Hill resident and Jimmy Fund Clinic patient Bennett Olson, 9, with his mom and dad, Noelle Champoux-Olson and Ken Olson, and his sister, Lilly Olson, 11, hang out with Wally at Fenway Park during the “Strike Out Cancer” with the Jimmy Fund Rally. From July 24 through Aug. 7, customers at...

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New Photo of Suspect in Sexual Assault Released

July 23, 2013
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New  Photo of Suspect in Sexual Assault Released

Boston Police have released new photos of a man they think is responsible for the last sexual assault in Beacon Hill and could be connected to other similar assaults that have been occurring in the neighborhood since the spring. Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect wanted for the most...

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New Executive Director at Hill House Starts

July 23, 2013
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The Hill House Community Center recently appointed Lauren Hoops-Schmieg as their new executive director, so we decided to sit down with Lauren in order to find out more about her past experiences as well as her future plans for Hill House. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she earned a B.A....

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Young Friends to Hold Workshop on Healthier Lifestyle

July 23, 2013
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A healthful lifestyle is easier than you might think, and on July 30th you will find out why at the Beacon Hill Civic Association Young Friend’s Health & Exercise Event! The staff from Fitness Together will be at 74 Joy Street to guide members of the Beacon Hill community down the path to better...

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Be Aware of Your Surroundings

July 23, 2013
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In wake of the recent assault in Beacon Hill neighborhood, we urge all our readers to read the list of safety tips provided by the Boston Police Women walking alone in the area should observe the following safety tips: • Always be aware of your surroundings especially at night. When parking or returning to...

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Police Briefs 07-23-2013

July 23, 2013
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 07/13/13 – A Myrtle Street resident reported after returning from vacation, he had trouble with a front door lock. Once inside, he discovered U.S. currency was removed from a deposit bag left on the kitchen table. There was o sign of forced entry at the time of the report....

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Window Washing, the Musical

July 18, 2013
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Window Washing, the Musical

These three window washers displayed a rhythm and seemed to be choreographed as they worked at 360 Newbury Street.

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Looking at the News: Mayor Menino’s Final Backyard BBQ A Testament to His True Legacy

July 18, 2013
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Way down at the furthest tip of Boston on Hyde Park’s Chesterfield Street last Friday, Mayor Tom Menino and 2,000 of his closest friends gathered for the 21st and final backyard BBQ at his home – a backyard BBQ that over the years has become a block party featuring a unique cross between family-friendly...

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Downtown View: Boom Times Need Infrastructure

July 18, 2013
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Boston’s economy is back. People want to live in the city rather than commute from far off places. That’s the recipe for new office and residential development. But are Boston and the Massachusetts legislature ready to make it happen without burdening us with grid-lock and frustration? A new proposal is from the HYM Investment...

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