BLO at the Hatch Shell

August 27, 2013
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The summer season is quickly winding down as Labor Day approaches. However, there are still many outdoor activities that are available. One that we would recommend is the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (BLO) performance this Wednesday night at the Hatch Shell. Attending last week’s performance of Kiss Me, Kate was a great way to spend...

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Police Briefs 08-27-2013

August 27, 2013
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Assault and Battery 08/16/13 – A taxi driver reported that he failed to make a right turn onto Staniford Street from Cambridge Street at around 1:01 a.m. At this time, the passenger in the rear seat reached through the partition and began choking him and punching him in the face. The suspect fled the...

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NEAA Dodgers (16-18) Take Home RBI Championship

August 27, 2013
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The NEAA Dodgers 16-18 year old team that includes local Beacon Hill residents Jack and James Ditomassi completed their summer long season by defeating the Jamaica Plain Angels 2 games to 1 to win the best of three RBI Senior Division Championship. The Dodgers were the number one seed after posting an undefeated regular...

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Cool Globes at the Brewer Fountain Plaza

August 20, 2013
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Cool Globes at the Brewer Fountain Plaza

The traveling art exhibit, co-sponsored by Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s Greenovate Boston initiative, had its grand open­ing near Brewer Fountain Plaza on the Boston Common Thursday. Other globes are on display at the John Hancock Tower and the Massachusetts Statehouse. The globes are each 5 feet in diameter and have been designed by local,...

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Mayoral Candidates Discuss Their Greenspace Priorities

August 20, 2013
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More than 300 citizens turned out to the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse on Thursday night for the Park and Open Space Mayoral Forum to hear 10 Boston mayoral hopefuls discuss their future plans for the city’s greenspace if elected. Boston Architectural College President Ted Landsmark and Boston Globe journalist Derrick Jackson moderated the forum,...

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Beacon Hill Youths Win BC High Awards

August 20, 2013
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William J. Kemeza, President of Boston College High School, is pleased to announce that the following Beacon Hill students received special awards  at an end of the year assembly to honor BC High undergraduates. James Anderson Ditomassi 2014 won a Model Un Award- Under Secretary General, a Student Council Award and an Excellence award...

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We Must Prepare for Rising Sea Levels

August 20, 2013
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Benjamin Franklin coined the expression 200 years ago, “You should buy land because they are not making it anymore.”  Well, that may not be exactly true for the last 100 years,  as all the communities on the water have been reclaiming low-lying marsh land.  One just has to look at the the Back Bay,...

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Police Briefs 08-20-2013

August 20, 2013
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Attempted Robbery – Bank  08/08/13 – A male suspect entered a Beacon Street bank at around 3:57 p.m. and attempted to rob the teller of U.S. currency. The teller informed the suspect her cash drawer was already emptied for closing time. No weapon shown, and the suspect fled on foot empty-handed. Breaking and Entering...

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Senior Tompkins Dodgers Lose in Playoffs

August 20, 2013
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The NEAA Senior Dodgers (21u) team that included two Beacon Hill residents, James Ditomassi and Jack Ditomassi, fell short of their goal to repeat as champs of the Lou Tompkins All-Star Baseball League as they were tripped up in the semi-finals 3-2 to by the eventual champs from Bedford. The Dodgers were down 3-2...

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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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