BHCA Zoning to Meet on June 8

June 10, 2016
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The Zoning and Licensing Committee of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) will meet Wednesday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. at 74 Joy Street.  All meetings are open to the public.  If you have any questions or comments regarding the matters to be heard, please attend.  If you are unable to attend but would...

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Rep Livingstone Backs Transgender Bill

June 10, 2016
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By John Lynds Last week the Massachusetts House overwhelmingly passed the controversial landmark legislation regarding public accommodations for transgender people. While many in opposition stood in the halls of the State House and chanted “no, no, no” with some saying the bill sacrifices the comfort of many for the comfort of few, there was...

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Beacon Hill Nursery School Dedicates ‘Menino Chair’

June 10, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Beacon Hill Nursery School  (BHNS) held the official dedication for its “Menino chair” on Wednesday in memory of the former Boston mayor. Carved from a tree trunk, the 40-inch wide wooden chair is among the elements of the nursery school’s front playground. It honors Thomas M. Menino, who visited the school...

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Alexander Rhalimi Announces for Sheriff’s Post

June 10, 2016
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The Secretary of State Elections Division confirmed that Alexander Rhalimi, who is challenging Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins, will have his name on the September Democratic Primary ballot. Rhalimi was one of the first September candidates, for any office, to qualify for the Primary. “I’m pleased to have completed this first step,” said Rhalimi....

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Anderson Park Apartments to See Renovations and Extension of Affordability Pact for 20 Years

June 10, 2016
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Residents living at the 64-unit Anderson Park Apartments in Beacon Hill will see extensive property renovations and the extension of affordability for at least 20 years as a result of $24.4 million in MassHousing financing.  The Abrams Development Company has extended the federal Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment Contract on all 64 units for...

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Police Body Camera Trial Period Could Answer All the Questions

June 10, 2016
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Although he is not sold on the idea, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans announced plans for a trial program that will test body cameras on about 100 officers this summer using volunteer officers that choose to take part in the program. While proponents feel the plan should be implemented permanently, opponents do not feel...

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Honoring

Honoring

Justin De Jesus of the Lynn City Wide Band played “Taps” at the conclusion of the service in front of an American Flag composed of the names of all the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

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Bent Water Brewing, Co. Celebrates Grand Opening

Bent Water Brewing, Co. Celebrates Grand Opening

Marianne Salza The Bent Water Brewing, Co., located at 180 Commercial Street, celebrated their grand opening on May 21, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and outdoor party that included a barbeque and live music. Hundreds of friends, neighbors, and elected officials enjoyed the festivities and were excited to sample four debuting beers: Blast Off,...

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Mass Police Association Endorses Michael Marks for Essex County Sheriff

Mass Police Association Endorses Michael Marks for Essex County Sheriff

Michael Marks, Superintendent of the Essex County Sheriff’s Department’s Middleton Facility, has earned the prestigious endorsement of the Massachusetts Police Association (MPA).  In a letter of support, MPA’s Vice President Alan N. Andrews wrote to Mike, “It is clear that you have the experience and commitment to maintain the integrity and professionalism of the...

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Wyoma Lions hold Memorial Tree Service

The Wyoma Lions Club of Lynn held their 16th Annual Memorial Day Tree Service on Saturday, May 28th on the front lawn of the Lynn Public Library.  The ceremony, which is usually held on the Commons with the lighting of the Wyoma Club’s Memorial Tree, was moved to the Library with permission of the...

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Local Water Quality Varies from Beach to Beach

In 2015, overall water quality on all of the Boston Harbor Region’s public beaches was down from a high of 96 percent in 2014 to 92 percent in 2015, primarily as a result of frequent summer storms. Though total rainfall was actually up slightly from 2014, in 2015 there were more than 30 summer...

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Breed Middle School Memorial Day Assembly

Breed Middle School held a Memorial Day Assembly on May 27 to commemorate our country’s veterans. The ceremony was dedicated to past and present servicemen and women in the armed forces who have protected our freedom, and included a special photographic display of portraits of loved ones who have served in the military. “It’s...

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Mia Nowicki Powers St Mary’s to Holland Championship

By Cary Shuman Just perfect. St. Mary’s junior Mia Nowicki came on in relief and pitched four perfect innings to help the Spartans defeat Lynn Classical, 6-4, in nine innings in the championship game of the John Holland Memorial Tournament Sunday at Grace Rogato Field. Nowicki, a flame-throwing righthander, retired all 12 batters she...

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Malden Catholic Celebrates 81st Annual Commencement

Malden Catholic recently celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2016 on Saturday, May 21, in the Doherty Gymnasium at Malden Catholic. The 139 diplomas were conferred by Headmaster Mr. Thomas J. Doherty III. Members of the Malden Catholic Class of 2015 have received college scholarships with a four-year value of more than $18...

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Barks and Bagels on the Common

Barks and Bagels on the Common

Local canines had some fun on Saturday, May 21 near the Frog Pond. The Barks and Bagels group held a mini fair where canines could have their pictures taken or groomed or make sure the dog licenses were in order among other matters. Their owners were able to mingle over coffee and bagels. Shown...

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Flags Placed on Boston Common

Flags Placed on Boston Common

The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund (MMHF), the state organization dedicated to providing support to the families of military personnel with ties to Massachusetts who have died as a result of active duty service post 9/11/2001, held its signature event on the Boston Common last week.  On Thursday, May 26 the MMHF and volunteers again...

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Boston Parks Receive High Scores in Report

By John Lynds It’s parks like the Boston Common, Public Garden, the Esplanade and other parks that dot Beacon Hill that help put Boston in the top ten of the nation’s best park systems according to the Trust for Public Land’s Fifth Annual ParkScore index. According to the Trust for Public Land’s report, Boston’s...

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Downtown View:What Could Go Wrong?

By Karen Cord Taylor You have a taxicab company, or maybe you drive a cab. You paid a lot of money for the medallion that allows you to operate that cab. People trying to hail your cab have no idea whether you are free or have a passenger because, unlike in New York City,...

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Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill Welcomes ‘Dreamology’ Author

Motivating teenagers to read books is getting harder and harder. Distractions from television to the Internet and social networking sites, to busy schedules, mean many young adults rarely pick up a book for pleasure.  Long known for her book signings and talks geared to an adult audience, Jennifer Hill, owner of Blackstone’s of Beacon...

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Massachusetts General Hospital Chapel Turns 75

By Dan Murphy Massachusetts General Hospital held a celebration on Wednesday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of its chapel. “This is MGH’s common room, where all people are equal in sharing a common humanity,” said Rev. John W. Polk, MDiv, BCC, director of the Chaplaincy Department. “To those seeking peace, quite, relief, solace, hope...

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Mayor’s Annual Garden Contest Deadline is July 8

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is alerting Boston’s green thumbs that they have until Friday, July 8, to register for Mayor Walsh’s 2016 Garden Contest presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department with a grand prize provided by JetBlue. Now in its 20th year, the contest recognizes gardeners who have landscaped, planted flowers, trees,...

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Police Briefs 05-31-2016

BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 05/18/16 – A victim reported he parked his 2005 Honda Accord on Charles Street on May 17. When he returned at 8 a.m. the next day, the right rear window was broken and a backpack containing a laptop, U.S. currency, personal papers...

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Flowering Backyards on Beacon Hill

Flowering Backyards on Beacon Hill

The 87th Annual Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill Annual tour took place last Thursday, May 19, with several thousand folks in attendance. Shown are Beacon Hill Garden Club members Keeta Gilmore (left) and Sandra Gilpatrick help guide tourist to the different gardens.

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Downtown View:Pockets of Diversity

By Karen Cord Taylor A few weeks ago I went to “The Dynamic City,” a conference at Boston University sponsored by Historic New England and two BU departments—the Initiative on Cities and the American and New England Studies Program. The presentations were first-rate, the speakers interesting and the topic of how historic preservation fits...

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