Shining a Little Light

Shining a Little Light

Dan Webb from the city’s Public Works Gas Lightning Division doing spring cleaning on the Beacon Hill gas lanterns by changing the mantels and glass.

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Garden Club Proceeds to Help Myrtle Street Playground Renovations

The Myrtle Street Playground, where pre-schoolers and their parents gather, is about to be radically transformed. New playground equipment is coming this spring. The planting beds are being transformed and a special playground feature which will provide climbing space for small children will take the playground up a notch in its significance. The Friends...

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Suffolk County DA Candidates Forum Sparks Debate Among the Contenders

May 11, 2018
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A heated discussion between the candidates for Suffolk County District Attorney took place in a packed room at Suffolk University Law School on Thursday, May 3. The event was moderated by Meghan Irons the social justice reporter for The Boston Globe and was hosted by Boston Wards 3, 4, and 5 Democratic Committees, Suffolk...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

Seagle headlines BHCA Annual Meeting May 21 James F. Seagle, Jr., president of Rogerson Communities and a recognized leader in the field of housing and services for elders, will give the keynote address at the BHCA’s 96th Annual Meeting and Reception to be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Monday, May 21, at...

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Rebekah Brooks to be at 96 Charles St On May 11

Rebekah Brooks Jewelry, located at 96 Charles Street, offers an intimate shopping experience within an enchanting space. Fully outfitted with sunning antique display cases, dramatic wallpaper and an ivory wedding gown in the corner, the store features a curated collection of antique jewels alongside exquisite presentations of Rebekah’s handmade line. The company’s classic adornments...

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Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Announces 2018 Public Art Installations

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has announced a slate of artists and artworks focused on light-based installations and interactive experiences that showcase the rapidly evolving concept of light and art in many forms. The Greenway will exhibit eight historic Massachusetts neon signs, an interactive LED light-based piece commissioned from Luftwerk, and a kinetic sculpture...

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Beacon Hill Architectural Commission Agenda

The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday, May 17, 2018. The hearing will start at 5 p.m. in the Piemonte Room on the fifth floor at City Hall.  Violations 18.1233 BH 17 Hancock Street: Installation of fire strobe and bell at front elevation. Design Review 18.1070 BH 81 Mount Vernon Street: Install...

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Beacon Hill Restaurant Fixture Harvard Gardens and American Cancer Society Work Together Against Cancer

The American Cancer Society has recently grown its partnership with Harvard Gardens, a Beacon Hill neighborhood restaurant since 1930. Just steps away from Massachusetts General Hospital and close to world-renowned cancer research facilities, Harvard Gardens (https://harvardgardens.com) offers “American cuisine, local beers, creative drinks, sultry atmosphere,” at 316 Cambridge St, Boston MA. NCAA Basketball Watch...

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Gibson House Museum Presents Program on Early Baseball in Boston

On Monday, May 21, the Gibson House Museum presents “Honoring and Memorializing the World Champion 1918 Red Sox” with Red Sox Team Historian Gordon Edes and Skip Desjardin, author of the forthcoming book “September 1918: War, Plague, and the World Series.” The year 1918 represents a watershed period in the history of the nation,...

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Police Briefs 05-08-2018

BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from a Building  04/23/18 – A victim reported she was sitting in the lobby while waiting for her room to be ready at an Arlington Street hotel between 10:15 and 11 a.m. The victim approached the front desk to pickup her room key, but when...

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90 Years and Going Strong

It’s that time of the year again when the Beacon Hill Garden Club will be hosting its annual Soiree and Tour of the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill. The Soiree will be held next Wednesday night, May 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. and the Gardens Tour will be on Thursday, May 17 from...

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Obituaries 05-08-2018

Jane D’Esopo McKinnell Long time Beacon Hill resident Jane D’Esopo McKinnell, a long time resident of Beacon Hill, died suddenly on March 30 at the age of 83. She had stayed, as usual, optimistic despite health setbacks during the fall and winter and looked forward to resuming life as she had known it. Jane,...

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French Cultural Center to Celebrate 40 Years of Fundraising at Le Bal Révolution on May 12

French Cultural Center to Celebrate 40 Years of Fundraising at Le Bal Révolution on May 12

Le Bal Révolution – the French Cultural Center’s major fundraising gala – will storm the Liberty Hotel on Saturday, May 12, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. This year’s Co-Chairs Deb Hanley, Karen Rotenberg, and Martha Volpe, along with Honorary Co-Chair Suki de Bragança, and the French Cultural Center’s Executive Director Barbara Bouquegneau, will preside...

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Jordan Whitney’s Film Shown at BPL

Jordan Whitney’s Film Shown at BPL

Jordan Whitney, a third grade student at the Eliot Public School in the North End, who resides with her family on Phillips Street on Beacon Hill,  had her film screened at the 7th Annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, that took place at the Boston Public Library’s Rabb Auditorium in Copley Square on Saturday, April...

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Annual Duckling Parade Set for Mother’s Day

Duckling Day on Sunday, May 13, is the cutest family event in Boston. The Friends of the Public Garden, in association with the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department, will celebrate Mother’s Day with Boston-area families during its annual Duckling Day. A beloved tradition for more than 30 years, Duckling Day celebrates the...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

First Friday Coffee Hour May 4 Join BHCA Executive Director Patricia Tully and Event Chair Emily Weiskopf at First Friday Coffee Hour May 4 at Au Bon Pain, 209 Cambridge Street, from 8:30 – 9:30 am. “This is a wonderful opportunity to come by yourself or with a friend or neighbor to learn more...

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Neighborhood Roundup

Malyszko Photography expands services Malyszko Photography, a dynamic partnership between Michael Malyszko (photographer) and Judith Hughes (producer), has announced an expansion of their services to provide coverage of celebrations and personal portraiture. Malyszko Photography has been serving commercial, educational and institutional clients for many years now, while on occasion turning the lens on their...

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Musicians from Marlboro Quintet to Perform at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

On May 6 at 1:30 p.m., Musicians from Marlboro return to perform at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Sunday Concert Series. Each summer, leading young professional musicians train with master artists in the rural town of Marlboro, Vermont. Musicians exchange ideas, rehearse over 200 chamber orchestra pieces in depth, and perform weekend concerts. The...

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Fifth Annual Charles Street Couture Fashion Show to Take Place May 8

With Marathon Monday as bitter cold and drizzly as it was this year, a festive and snazzy fashion show with colorful spring looks is an evening to look forward to. Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) will be hosting its season finale, Fifth Annual Charles Street Couture Fashion Show on May 8, from 6 to...

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Volunteers Work to Make the Charles River Cleaner

In recognition of National Volunteer Week and Earth Month, over 3,500 people volunteered on Saturday, April 28 as part of the 19th Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup. In a collaboration led by Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA), over 110 groups cooperated to pick up trash and debris and eradicate invasive species in an...

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Longfellow Bridge Closure and Shuttle Buses Replace Red Line Trains from May 12-13

Due to the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project, shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains in both directions between Park Street and Kendall/MIT Stations, with a stop at Charles/MGH Station, on Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 13. The bus route and stops are shown on this map. The Longfellow Bridge will also be closed...

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Transforming Steriti Rink from Ice to Tropics:BLO’s Presents Trouble in Tahiti May 11-20

May 4, 2018
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Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) is gearing up its elaborate set design and seating for its production of “Trouble in Tahiti” and “Arias & Barcarolles” – two Leonard Bernstein works newly combined into one harmonious piece about marriage, dreams, and disillusionment. The design will transform the the interior of the DCR’s Steriti Memorial Rink along...

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Copley Artists on the Move

This past Sunday, if you were strolling through the Public Garden around midday, you likely would have come across an artist – or quite a few artists – parked at an easel, paintbrush in hand, squinting at the scene before them. Amid sunbathers and dogwalkers were the artist members of the Copley Society of...

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Imagine Boston, Imagine Beacon Hill

May 4, 2018
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Every spring, the City of Boston releases our Imagine Boston Capital Plan for the next five years. It outlines where our city’s budget will be focused, our longer-term plans, and our priorities. Essentially, the capital plan details what initiatives and projects in your neighborhood and across the City that we’ll be investing in to...

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