Karol Named COO of Watermill Group

December 2, 2016
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Beacon Hill resident Julia Karol was recently appointed president and COO of the Watermill Group, a Lexington-based strategy-driven, private-investment firm. In her new role, Karol is responsible for overall fir operations and helping Watermill portfolio companies develop and implement their strategies. Previously, as a Watermill principal, she helped guide the day-to-day operations of the...

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Bike Courier Industry Transitions to Compete in Modern Times

December 2, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen For two years bike courier Mike Oakhem, 33, from Quincy, has been zig-zagging throughout Boston’s downtown streets to hand off various goods from piping hot pizza to architecture design rolls, offering Boston residents and companies one of the quickest forms of delivery. To him, taking on this job is more than...

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A One-Woman Show:Jill Donahue has Built A Successful Public Relations Agency on Newbury Street

December 2, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Jill Donahue took over a decade to get to the field of public relations but her clients are sure glad she got there. “I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do, but I always liked the wellness industry,” recalled Donahue, principal of JD Consulting on Newbury Street. “Who doesn’t love...

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SoWa Market this Weekend

December 2, 2016
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Shop outside-the-box this holiday season at SoWa Boston’s Winter Festival.  Beginning Friday, December 2nd through Sunday, December 4th, 2016, SoWa Boston is kicking off the seasonal festivities with its annual three-day SoWa Winter Festival.  This year, the festival will take place in the iconic SoWa Power Stationlocated at 540 Harrison Ave., hosting over 100...

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Police Briefs 11-29-2016

December 2, 2016
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Vandalism 11/09/16 – At about 8:06 a.m., a victim reported he went out to his Volkswagen Jetta, which was parked on Arlington Street, and discovered it had been broken into. The unknown suspect(s) forced the driver’s side door open and ransacked the vehicle. The victim reported...

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Letter to the Editor

December 2, 2016
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The homeless: who are they — but more important, who are we? Dear Editor: In a recent  edition of The Boston Globe (Nov. 18, 2016) cited successes in finding housing for many of our homeless—and the valiant efforts of compassionate Bostonians who have worked for years on this issue.  Yes, there is more work...

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Garlands and Greens Holiday Fundraiser

November 24, 2016
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Garlands and Greens Holiday Fundraiser

Lindy Roethlisberger, Tom Kershaw, and Lisa and Spencer Macalaster during the Garlands and Greens Holiday Fundraiser on Wednesday., Nov. 16, at the Hampshire House. The proceeds from the event go towards the 21st Annual Beacon Hill Holiday Decorating – which has 1,100 gas lamps decorated with 2,860 yards of garland and some 2,400 red...

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BHCA Supports Campaign to ‘Tag’ Natural Gas Leaks

November 24, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Beacon Hill Civic Association is getting behind an upcoming awareness campaign to “tag” 215 known natural-gas leaks in aging infrastructure in Beacon Hill, Back Bay and parts of the South End. In a letter to elected officials, the BHCA board of directors voiced its support for the Dec. 10 effort,...

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Downtown View:Winter Ahead

November 24, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor This is the week that seems to begin winter even though we know December 21 is the actual date. So after the turkey is finished and the guests have gone, some people look ahead and see months of cold and bleakness. I may have mentioned that I’m not that way...

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BHCA Community Corner

November 24, 2016
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ANNUAL APPEAL Next week the Beacon Hill Civic Association will kick off its Annual Appeal, which provides vital funding for the BHCA’s ongoing operations. For 94 years, the BHCA has worked to enhance the quality of life for our residents through community building, civic engagement and historic preservation. “Through community events and volunteer opportunities...

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Residents Speak Out on 45 Temple St Project

November 24, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The controversial 45 Temple Street proposal, which includes the Archer building and Donahue Building formally owned by Suffolk University, was brought in front of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission (BHAC) this past Thursday, November 17, to transform the former institutional buildings into residential units. The proposal includes modifying the north, east,...

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Hamersley Table Tips and the ‘Beast’ that is a Thanksgiving Day Turkey

November 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Popular writer and former restaurateur Gordon Hamersley made a name for himself cooking in the South End, often also appearing with early culinary celebrities like Lydia Shire and Julia Child, and always with a Red Sox cap on and  a wonderful recipe for chicken. This week, however, he talked turkey. In...

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Friends of the Public Garden Completes Restoration of White Memorial Fountain

November 24, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Following a multi-year fundraising campaign, the Friends of the Public Garden has completed its restoration of the George Robert White Memorial fountain in the park. “Thanks to the generous support of many community members, the fountain is now fully operational after being dry since the 1980s,” wrote Elizabeth Vizza, executive director...

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Letter to the Editor

November 24, 2016
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An open letter to Karen Cord Taylor Dear Editor Your article in last week’s BHT was surprisingly well-balanced in terms of the Nov. 8 election and the responses from both sides…sort of. The election did not “produce fear and despair,” but rather relief that perhaps the most divisive, mean-spirited national election in our lifetime...

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Remember Those in Need

November 24, 2016
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016
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Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. Thanksgiving has no religious connotations, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It asks nothing more from each of us than just showing up (other than for the person who is doing all the cooking) and enjoying the company of our family and friends and then having a...

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Local Teacher Debuts Work at BPL Series

November 18, 2016
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Local Teacher Debuts Work at BPL Series

By Beth Treffeisen The first Composer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library, Beau Kenyon, a teacher at Kingsley Montessori School debuted his first free concert on Saturday, November 12, in the Rabb Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square. The multi-platform and multidisciplinary event called, “The Sound of,” connected various members of the Boston...

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Homeless Focus of BHCA Meeting

November 18, 2016
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Homeless Focus of BHCA Meeting

by Dan Murphy At a “town meeting” sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association, around 50 residents joined police and other officials for a discussion on the issue of pervasive homelessness in the neighborhood. “It’s not a simple issue,” Captain Kenneth Fong of Boston Police Area A-1 said. “ People are on the street...

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Downtown View:Acts of Kindness and Humor

November 18, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Last week’s election produced fear and despair among most Massachusetts voters, who went for Hillary two to one. But amidst the misery, some lightheartedness, humanity and kindness showed through. Alecia told me making marijuana legal in Massachusetts was the best thing that happened on election day. “Anything to alter one’s...

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BHCA Community Corner

November 18, 2016
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Clothing Drive to benefit Center Club The Beacon Hill Civic Association is sponsoring a clothing drive to benefit our neighbors at Center Club, a program of Bay Cove Human Services. Center Club (www.centerclubboston.org) is a clubhouse for adults with psychiatric disabilities, located behind the District A-1 Police Station at 31 Bowker Street. Since 1959...

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Two Residents Struck by Truck

November 18, 2016
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Two longtime residents of Temple Street, Denise Hirschel and Harry McCue, were struck by a commercial truck while crossing a street in Woburn on Nov. 1 and seriously injured. Tragically, Denise died from her injuries on Nov. 5. Harry is at Massachusetts General Hospital facing surgery and a long, arduous recovery. A professional landscape...

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Election 2016 Results:Voters Overwhelmingly Support Hillary

November 18, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen For many in Boston the election results for the presidential election did not come out as expected. But in the heart of Beacon Hill and the West End, it is clear that they wanted one candidate over the other. “It’s incredibly disappointing, but I’m proud of the results in Massachusetts, and...

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New Memorial May Soon Come to Lederman Park Along the Charles River Esplanade

November 18, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Situated along the Charles River Esplanade, the Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Field at Lederman Park may soon get an added addition. The Boston Landmarks Commission approved the design concept for a new memorial honoring the Massachusetts General Hospital surgeon and Navy Commander Melvin Lederman who was killed while participating in field...

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Officials,Residents Wrestle with Intrusive Shadows

November 18, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The building proposed redevelopment that might go as high as 775 feet, at the deteriorated Winthrop Square Garage, may cast a shadow as far as a third of a mile away on the Boston Common, the Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall, breaking existing shadow laws. The current laws restrict any...

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