Community Leaders Gather for Vigil, International Overdose Awareness Day

September 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen As trucks were being filled with numerous donations to be sent down to help Houston, a different somber crowd descended on City Hall Plaza to mark the start of Overdose Awareness Month in the City of Boston. Together, Mayor Martin Walsh, the Office of Recovery Services and other community leaders gathered...

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Downtown View:Welcome to Boston

September 7, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor It’s September. You’ve moved in either over the weekend or sometime this summer. You’ve not met many of your neighbors because long-time residents try to get out of town on moving days, since it can be hectic, noisy and hard to negotiate the sidewalks because they contain so much debris....

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BHCA Community Corner

September 7, 2017
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Trash and Recycling 101 With so many new residents moving into the neighborhood and others returning from a long summer away, the Beacon Hill Civic Association wants to talk trash again. Most likely it’s a topic much talked about since the neighborhood association was founded 95 years ago. There is little doubt that handling...

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Local Children Get Into Kicking with the Revolution at the Annual Esplanade Event

September 7, 2017
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New England Revolution stars Cody Cropper, Chris Tierney, Scott Caldwell, Brad Knighton and Brian Wright and Santander Bank’s Region Coach for Northeastern New England Kenneth O’Neill joined local kids and soccer fans at Teddy Ebersol Field on the Charles River Esplanade on Tuesday, Aug. 29, for a special soccer celebration. The event celebrated the...

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Artist Julia Powell to Kick-Start BHWF’s Celebratory Fifth Season

September 7, 2017
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By Amy Tsurumi The opening event of the fifth season of the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF), “Artist on the Rise with Julia S. Powell,” will take place on Tuesday, September 12 at the Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street.  The evening will commence with a cash-bar cocktail hour at 6 p.m, followed by the...

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Kiddie Kamp Finishes Successful Summer at Hill House

September 7, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Kiddie Kamp wrapped up at Hill House on Aug. 19 after offering children ages 3 to 5 another self-described “summer full of games, crafts, stories, songs, age-appropriate athletics and outdoor fun.” Tori Frappolli, Hill House’s program coordinator, said the 10-week camp was open to up to 36 children each week, and...

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Police Briefs 09-05-2017

September 7, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny in a Building 08/26/17 – A victim reported she was eating dinner in a Park Plaza restaurant at around 11:10 p.m., when three credit cards were removed from her purse. The victim stated she left her purse on the floor when she went to the...

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ABCD Boston Supports Same-Day Voter Registration

September 7, 2017
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By Colneth Smiley Jr Assistant Director of Communications Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. While the Massachusetts Legislature strives to implement a state wide system for voter registration following the Massachusetts Superior Court’s decision to rule the current 20-day voter registration deadline as unconstitutional, Action for Boston Community Development stands with the Boston City Council and the...

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Neighbors Hear Plans to Convert 29 Comm Ave into Private Club

August 30, 2017
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Neighbors Hear Plans to Convert 29 Comm Ave into Private Club

By Dan Murphy An overflow crowd of neighbors turned out for an on-site meeting at 29 Commonwealth Ave. on Thursday, Aug. 17, to discuss the current owners’ plans to transfer the 11-story building from office use into a private club. Sandy Edgerley and her husband Paul intend to covert Haddon Hall into a club...

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Kingsley Montessori Teacher to Speak at TEDx Jacksonville

August 30, 2017
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Kingsley Montessori Teacher to Speak at TEDx Jacksonville

By Beth Treffeisen By the end of a three-week educational session on engineering, parents of the school children were invited to the Kingsley Montessori School in the Back Bay, to watch their five-year-olds give a presentation, speak in front of a large crowd and show-off their product – a self-designed shoe. “Some parents’ eyes...

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Downtown View:Uninhabitable

August 30, 2017
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Karen is on vacation. Here is a column from February that you might enjoy again.   By Karen Cord Taylor   Samuel Eliot Morison in The Maritime History of Massachusetts describes our state’s liabilities—tumbling, shallow, un-navigable rivers that could never compete with the mighty Hudson or the St. Lawrence; “long-lying snow,” making for a...

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BHCA Community Corner

August 30, 2017
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Goodbye and Hello Once again, September 1 is upon us. In this neighborhood where most leases renew or begin anew, that means it is time for many young people to move from or to apartments they have rented for their short time here. Too often we think of Move Out Day as a time...

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Ed Flynn Endorsed by Diverse Progressive Organizations

August 30, 2017
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Ed Flynn, a local community activist and BPS parent running for Boston City Council District 2, was endorsed by a diverse group of grassroots organizations, including Chinese Progressive Political Action, UNITE HERE Local 26, and the Mass Nurses Association.  The campaign also announced the support of Latinos for Flynn, a group consisting of Latino...

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Soccer Clinic will Return to Esplanade on Tuesday, August 29

August 30, 2017
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In celebration of the fourth annual New England Revolution and Santander Soccer Scholars program, Santander Bank will join the Revolution and the Esplanade Association in presenting a free soccer clinic at Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields on the Charles River Esplanade on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. Revolution players and Revs...

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Boston City Council News and Notes

August 30, 2017
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HEALTHCARE PROVIDER PARKING PERMITS ON HOLD In order to learn more behind the problems that home health care workers are facing while trying to find parking in order to provide in home care, the Boston City Council headed by City Councilors Josh Zakim and Michael McCarthy held a hearing on Tuesday, August 22. At...

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Police Briefs 08-29-2017

August 30, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from a Motor Vehicle 08/18/17 – A victim reported he parked his 2018 GMC Sierra at Charles and Mt. Vernon streets at around 1 a.m., but when he returned about 30 minutes later, he observed that the rear passenger’s side window was broken and his...

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Downtown View:A Recipe for Cooking

August 24, 2017
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Karen is taking a summer break. This column on a remarkable business incubator appeared last January. By Karen Cord Taylor Take one old hot dog factory. Add two big kitchens, eight convection ovens, 12 food truck spaces, several 15-gallon mixers, a frying pan logo, a 1,800 square-foot refrigerator and 45 start-ups. Stir in $15...

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ZBA Approves Proposed Bay Village Tower on Stuart St

August 24, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) voted to approve the proposed 212 Stuart Street tower in the Bay Village during the board of directors hearing on Aug. 15. This comes after many hotly contested community meetings led up to the approval by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) this past...

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Charles St Jail History

August 24, 2017
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By Dan Murphy For Tuesday’s third and final Twilight Talk presented by Historic New England and the Victorian Society in America/New England Chapter at the Harrison Gray Otis House, award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist Joseph McMaster recounted the history of the Charles Street Jail, from its origins as a state-of-the-art facility through its decline...

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Garden Winners Announced in Boston Contest

August 24, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayor Martin Walsh welcomed garden winners from around the city to join in celebration of urban gardening during the Mayor Walsh’s Garden Contest 2017 in the Boston Public Garden on August 16. This year there were 134 applicants to the Garden Contest. There are nine categories that range from small yard...

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Silence is Golden – and Melodic – in BPL’s Courtyard Concerts

August 24, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As the sun shone brightly last Friday afternoon on the shrubbery of the Copley Library’s celebrated Courtyard, string music from the Boston Philharmonic permeated the air as shadows danced off of the columns and statuary. It was like a scene right out the Victorian television series ‘Downton Abbey,’ except there were...

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Sustainable Seafood

August 24, 2017
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by Penny & Ed Cherubino This began as a column about a book, Two If By Sea: Delicious Sustainable Seafood by Barton Seaver. As we learned more about the author, we realized it would also be about a philosophy of sustainability as a whole and about Seaver’s way of changing how we think about...

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School Will Be Back – Drive with Care

August 24, 2017
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2017-18 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive to work in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having...

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Another Alcohol- Related Tragedy

August 24, 2017
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Perhaps it is because we have children who are teen-agers, but the news last week of the death of a 16 year-old girl on the Merrimack River in a jet ski accident in which alcohol allegedly was involved hit us particularly hard. According to news reports, the 32 year old man who has been...

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