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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Letter to the Editor

July 18, 2013
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Public Garden left to ‘many caring hands’ Dear Editor: It was pleasing to learn from your excellent report that the readers of TripAdvisor had ranked the Public Garden among the top 10 public parks in America. The article gave a fine description of the Garden and its place as a special oasis in the...

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Police Briefs 07-16-2013

July 18, 2013
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July 1 563 Boylston St. – Vandalism 86 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 75 Boylston St.          Property – Lost 196 Beacon St.           Auto Theft – Other 76 Marlborough St. – Auto Theft – Other July 2 607 Boylston St. – Larceny, Purse-snatch Including No Force, Under $50 249 Newbury St. –...

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Star-Spangled Window Box at the Historic Charles Street Station Post Office

Star-Spangled Window Box at the Historic Charles Street Station Post Office

Susan Birkett, a resident of Charles River Square and a member of the Beacon Hill Garden Club, created a star-spangled window box in honor of Independence Day at the historic Charles Street Station post office. Beacon Hill Garden Club mem­bers, especially Birkett, regularly plant the window box, and the post office staff maintains it.

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Locals Graduate from BLS

Locals Graduate from BLS

Beacon Hill residents Emma Turner and Andrew Zick graduated from Boston Latin School (BLS) on June 10. Turner was a member of the Boston Latin School girls varsi­ty soccer team and the National Honor Society. During the BLS Prize Ceremony, she was awarded The Roy E. Larson Scholarship. Turner is a graduate of The...

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Ross Against Fisher’s Plan on Expansion

July 9, 2013
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City Councilor Mike Ross is opposing Fisher College’s controversial plan to expand student housing in the Back Bay. “Fisher College is a proud institution with a long history, but ultimately, I don’t think increasing residential housing in the Back Bay is a smart move,” said Ross, who is stepping down as District 8 city...

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Public Garden Rated Among Top Parks

Readers using the TripAdvisor Web site have just ranked the top 10 public parks in the United States, and the Boston Public Garden is ranked seventh. The site has posted some of the comments made by those who participated in the survey and the comments about the Public Garden include: “a gorgeous setting”; “very...

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Zoning & Licensing Meets Weds.

Due to the July Fourth Holiday the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning & Licensing Committee has delayed their July meeting until, tomorrow, July 10. The Zoning & Licensing Committee will discuss several properties that are scheduled to appear before the Zoning Board of Appeals in late July. The details on these properties and projects...

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Police Briefs 07-09-2013

Larceny in a Building 06/25/13 – A Charles Street boutique employee reported at around 5:17p.m., an unknown female suspect removed the employee’s iPhone from the cash register counter and left the store. Incidents June 25 15 Pinckney St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 53 Charles St.        - Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over...

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Downtown North Association (DNA) Annual Meeting

Downtown North Association (DNA) Annual Meeting

At the Downtown North Association (DNA) annual meeting, Mayor Thomas M. Menino (left) was presented an award for civic leadership in recognition of his efforts over the past 20 years in the neighborhood. Menino is seen receiving the award from Bob O’Brien, executive director of DNA.

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Residents Get a Sneak Preview of New Project

July 2, 2013
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Residents Get a Sneak Preview of New Project

The neighborhood got an exclusive look at the proposed redevelopment plan for the Government Center Garage at a June 24 meeting sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association. Boston-based developer HYM Investment Group LLC intends to raze major portions of the existing 11-story garage to clear the way for six new buildings, including a...

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Neighbors Invited to Harvest on the Hill

Crisp autumn air, farm-fresh foods, Beacon Hill friends and neighbors – sound good? So thought Beacon Hill residents James Houghton and Gordon Burnes, who last year enjoyed a dinner served on a Berkshire farm so much that they cooked up the idea of holding a three-course feast of locally grown and harvested foods right...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

Have fun on the holiday, but do it safely for yourself and your loved ones  Back at the turn of the 20th century, editorial writers would implore their readers to make the Fourth of July “safe and sane.” Americans, especially the young men, would use the Fourth as an excuse to go on a...

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Police Briefs 07-02-2013

Breaking and Entering – Residence 06/20/13 – At around 9:27 a.m. a Phillips Street resident reported an unknown person entered her home. The male suspect, who allegedly stole a gold wedding ring and a gold and diamond chain, fled when he saw the victim. Incidents June 19 Garden Street   – Investigate Property 44...

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Hill House LL Wraps Up Successful Season

The Hill House Majors Baseball League (ages 10-12) recently concluded another successful and fun filled season, one that continued the growth of the individual players and league itself. The season started with all four teams, the Nationals, Astros, Red Sox, and Rangers, playing a fourteen game regular season schedule on the Boston Common little...

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UClub Awards Scholarships to Three Boston Students

June 25, 2013
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UClub Awards Scholarships to Three Boston Students

On June 12,  the University Club of Boston announced the recipients of its “Future Leaders of Boston” scholarship awards.  The winners include three Boston Public High Schools graduating seniors:  Adaeze Nduaguba of the John D. O’Bryant School; Nikiander Pelari of Boston Latin Academy; and Brianna Venus of City of a Hill Charter Public School. ...

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Kingsley Montessori 6th Grade Graduation

June 25, 2013
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Kingsley Montessori 6th Grade Graduation

Alex Manioudakis tosses his cap after graduation ceremonies for the 6th grade at Kingsley Montessori on June 13.

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New Director at Vilna Shul

June 25, 2013
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Barnet Kessel has been named executive director of The Vilna Shul. Kessel, who will begin his post on July 22, brings over 24 years of business experience and exceptional leadership in the Jewish community. He is currently the vice president of commercial products at Mantua Manufacturing Company. Emily Leventhal, incoming board member and leader...

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Remembrance: Nancy Aub Gleason Longtime Hill Resident

June 25, 2013
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Nancy Aub Gleason, a longtime resident of Beacon Hill and Francestown, N.H., died of a brain hemorrhage on June 5. She was 79. Born and raised in Belmont, Mass., Mrs. Gleason was a psychiatric social worker by training and served for 20 years in that capacity at Wellesley College’s Stone Center, where she specialized...

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Don’t Forget to Vote-Today

June 25, 2013
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Today, Tuesday, June 25, 2013 is the special election to replace former US Senator John Kerry in Washington DC. The eventual winner will serve a two-year term until the regular six-year term election is held. We urge all  registered voters to make the time to get to the polls to cast a vote in...

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Even George is a Bruins Fan

June 18, 2013
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Even George is a Bruins Fan

Bruins fever is sweeping Boston. In the Public Garden, not only did George Washington have his Bruins jersey on Monday, but the Ducklings were also decked out.

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Public Meeting on New Plan for Government Ctr.Garage Set

June 18, 2013
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is currently reviewing a proposal by HYM Investment Group to build a mixed use development on the site of the Government Center Garage. As currently proposed, the project will consist of the construction of six new buildings and the reuse of a portion of the existing parking garage for car...

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BHV to Host Reception for New Residents

June 18, 2013
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Are you new to downtown Boston? Have you lived here a long time and want to make your life more interesting and engaged? Are you 50 years old or older? Do you want to remain in your neighborhood and your own home as you get older? Have you heard about this thing called Beacon...

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