Green and White Ball Celebrates 20 Years

April 22, 2017
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This spring marks the 20th anniversary of the Friends of the Public Garden’s “Green & White Ball,” the festive black tie event that brings the community together and raises awareness and funds to provide care for the Boston Common, Public Garden and Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Beacon Hill’s Susan Boney, Jackie McCabe and Tiverton McClintock...

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Police Briefs 04-18-2017

April 22, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 04/07/17 – A victim reported she parked her 2013 Chevrolet Cruze on Charles Street at around 10:30 p.m. on April 6, but when she returned to the vehicle at 8 a.m. the following day, the rear driver’s side window was smashed and...

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A Truly Perilous Time

April 22, 2017
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When President Obama left office, he made it clear to incoming President Trump that the most important foreign policy challenge that the new administration would face would be figuring out how to prevent North Korea from developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could be equipped with a thermonuclear warhead that could reach the...

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Stylish and Sweet

April 14, 2017
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Stylish and Sweet

Brigitte Currier, 8, enjoys a cupcake during the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s Party in the Park at the Four Seasons Hotel near Boston Common on Sunday, April 9. Beyond cupcakes, the popular event featured a children’s fashion show and tea.

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Beacon Hill Garden Club has Something to Celebrate

April 14, 2017
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Beacon Hill Garden Club has Something to Celebrate

In 2018 the Beacon Hill Garden Club will be 90 years old. At its beginning, the club owed much to the vision and tenacity of founder Gertrude Beals Bourne, a gifted watercolorist and avid gardener. She and her husband, Frank, a founder of the Beacon Hill Civic Association, resided at the Sunflower Castle, the picturesque...

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Mayor Walsh to File Home Rule:Petition to Change Current Shadow Laws

April 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayor Martin Walsh has filed a long anticipated Home Rule Petition with Boston City Council called, “Petition for a Special Law Re: An Act Protecting Sunlight and Promoting Economic Development in the City of Boston,” that would change the 25-year-old State laws that govern shadows on the Boston Common and the...

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Downtown View:Hunting for Spring

April 14, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor About this time of year, everyone gets antsy. When will winter really end? A few warm days help make everyone feel better. But it is when the magnolias bloom along Back Bay’s streets and when the beds in the Boston Public Garden fill with blooms that it really seems like...

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BHCA Community Corner

April 14, 2017
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Spring Cleaning Days April 28 & 29 “Love Your Block,” formerly Boston Shines, takes place on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29. Beacon Hillers are encouraged to help clean their own block of the litter and debris that accumulated during the winter and spring. The Joint Charles Street Committee, comprising members of both...

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Second Annual ‘A Walk in the Park’ Children’s Tea and Fashion Show

April 14, 2017
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Party in the Park, the much-anticipated annual luncheon benefiting the Justine Mee Liff Fund for the Emerald Necklace, introduces its second annual “A Walk in the Park” Children’s Tea and Fashion Show. Last year’s event launched the Emerald Necklace Explorers Club, Party in the Park’s first ever children’s programming. The Emerald Necklace Explorers Club...

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Hill Residents to Run Boston Marathon to Benefit MGH

April 14, 2017
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By Dan Murphy After attending her first Boston Marathon three years ago, Grove Street resident Kristin Monaco was committed to running it herself, but that dream was derailed last year due to a ski injury that kept her out of the footrace. This year, however, she plans to complete the 121st marathon on April...

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Esplanade Association and the American Meteorological Society Hosts Public Lecture on ‘Climate Change and Local Solutions’

April 14, 2017
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Although the enormity of global warming can sometimes be daunting, there are many steps that communities, organizations, and people can take to help reverse or slow the negative impacts of climate change. To help inspire local action, the Esplanade Association, in partnership with the American Meteorological Society, will host a community lecture entitled, “Climate...

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Boston City Council Chamber Set for New Accessibility Upgrades

April 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Christopher A. Iannella Chamber that hosts the weekly Boston City Council hearings is set for some major accessibility upgrades. At least week’s city council hearing on April 5, City Council President Michelle Wu gave an update on the much needed project as it gets set for construction over the summer....

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Gibson House Museum Recalls Early Baseball in Boston

April 14, 2017
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Baseball fans have a chance to explore the game’s present and revisit its past on Tuesday, May 9, when the Gibson House Museum, in conjunction with the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and the Boston Braves Historical Association (BBHA), presents “Boston Baseball’s Colorful Characters.” This is your chance to meet other baseball history...

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Police Briefs 04-11-2017

April 14, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Building 03/31/17 – At around 2:09 p.m., a security company from a Boylston Street residential complex reported a theft in which unknown person(s) stole a laptop from the lobby concierge desk.  

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Letter to the Editor

April 14, 2017
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Winthrop Square project ‘a  once-in-a generation opportunity for Boston’ Dear Editor. The Friends of the Public Garden and Boston Common have been faithful stewards of these beautiful public green spaces for many years.  The city owes them an enormous debt of gratitude for their dedication. However, that dedication has blinded them to the much...

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“There’s No Place like Advent” Spring Fundraiser

April 7, 2017
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“There’s No Place like Advent” Spring Fundraiser

Bridget Parker, first grade teacher, Laura DiGilami, Nicole DuFauchard, Head of School, and Rebecca Myers, first grade teacher.

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Jean Cain Opening at Core De Vie

April 7, 2017
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Jean Cain Opening at Core De Vie

Long time Beacon Hill artist Jean Cain stands with her artwork on display at Core de Vie, 40 Charles St., where her work will be showcased. The artist, friends, and neighbors stopped by last Thursday evening, March 30, for the opening.

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A Leader of Boston’s Palace of the People Comes to BHWF

April 7, 2017
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On Tuesday evening, April 11, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) welcomes Vivian Spiro, Chairman of the Board of the Associates of the Boston Public Library, and a key leader in mustering financial support for the ongoing digitization of the BPL’s Special Collections.  If you haven’t visited our Boston Public Library on Copley Square...

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Downtown View:Baffling

April 7, 2017
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So many things I don’t understand. Maybe you don’t either. Some people in some states are all in a lather about women sharing bathrooms with transgender persons who are now female. My question: how would you know? This person presumably looks like a woman. She would go into a stall like any other woman....

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BHCA Community Corner

April 7, 2017
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Cambridge St. Committee Launches New Initiatives The Cambridge Street Quality of Life Committee has launched several initiatives to help keep the street and surrounding areas clean and safe by working with its merchants, the A-1 Boston Police Department and larger institutions on the street. In addition, they are interested in better understanding the needs...

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City Breaks Ground on Common Renovations

April 7, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has broken ground on its $3.3 million renovation of Parkman Plaza at the Visitor Information Center and Tremont Street edge on the Boston Common. The project includes improvements to Parkman Plaza (Visitor Information Center Plaza), Tremont Street sidewalk reconstruction, and Lafayette Mall enhancements through the...

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Related Beal Launches Parking Space Sales at Charles Street Garage for Beacon Hill and West End Residents:Select Parking at 144 Charles Street Converting to Deeded Condominium Spaces

April 7, 2017
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Related Beal, a fully integrated real estate firm focused on development opportunities in Boston and its surrounding areas, today announced the launch of sales for deeded parking spaces at the Charles Street Garage located at 144 Charles Street in Beacon Hill.  Earlier this year, Related Beal notified the Beacon Hill neighbors of their plan...

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Hill Applies for City’s ‘Neighborhood Slow Streets’ Program

April 7, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Under the auspices of the Beacon Hill Traffic and Parking Committee, the neighborhood has applied to participate in the city’s “Neighborhood Slow Streets” program. Each year, residents, neighborhood associations and other community-based organizations can apply for traffic calming in a specific neighborhood. Selected neighborhoods will work with the Boston Transportation Department and...

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Trump Fails to Put Kids First in “America First” Budget

April 7, 2017
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico President Donald Trump recently released his 2018 budget, outlining billions of dollars in cuts to vital governmental agencies and services. Almost laughably, the Administration has titled its budget “America First,” despite zeroing out and reducing funding for programs that help millions of Americans. Included in those cuts was the complete...

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