Esplanade Association Awarded Reebok Foundation Grant:Funds Will Help to Support Summer Programming for Underserved Youth and Families in the Greater Boston Area

The Esplanade Association (EA) is pleased to announce it has received a grant in the amount of $15,000 from The Reebok Foundation to support two youth and family outreach programs this summer: Children in the Park (ChiP) and Family Walks on the Charles River Esplanade (Family Walks).  Both programs will support underserved Boston-area families...

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Suffolk University and Boston Debate League Support Student Debaters

Suffolk University and the Boston Debate League announced a partnership that will bring hundreds of Boston middle and high school students to Suffolk’s downtown campus for debate tournaments and a two-week summer debate camp. The non-profit Boston Debate League brings competitive debate into the Boston Public Schools, cultivating transformative critical thinking and communications skills...

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Discussion of Recent Excavations Set for May 17 at the Old North Church

City of Boston Archaeologist Joe Bagley will discuss the results of his recent excavations from the Old North Church’s Washington Memorial Garden, located on Church property, off of Unity Street in the North End. Bagley will present details on how an object can reveal the past while giving an insight into stories of the...

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Police Briefs 05-16-2017

Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1   Assault and Battery 05/05/17 – A victim reported that he ordered a Lyft ride to his Pinckney Street residence. When his ride arrived at around 6:08 p.m., the male operator of a white Lexus refused to take the victim to the airport. At this, time...

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There is Urgent Public Demand for An Obamacare Replacement

Limited access to Obamacare health insurance plans is creating an urgent, public demand for a replacement.  Insurers are exiting the market throughout the nation at an alarming rate for a variety of reasons.  Their motives vary, but for the most part they are concerned about the imminent collapse of the Affordable Care Act. “As...

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BHWF Fashion Show

BHWF Fashion Show

Pat Arroyo wearing a white suit by Holiday and a snazzy hat at the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) 4th Annual Charles Street Couture Fashion show on Friday night, May 5, at the UMass Club. Numerous boutiques and shops from Charles Street displayed the latest styles for spring and summer at the poplar, annual...

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BHGC to Hold the 88th ‘Tour of the Hidden Gardens’

The Beacon Hill Garden Club is pleased to present its annual Tour of the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill on Thursday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. The self-guided walking tour will feature ten gardens hidden behind Beacon Hill Garden Club members’ homes and garden walls. They can be...

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Fundraising Reception to Kick off Charles Street Cleaning Campaign

By Dan Murphy To mark the launch of its “Charles Street: Our Main Street Cleaning Campaign,” the Joint Charles Street Committee is holding a fundraising and cocktail reception at Grogan & Company, located at 20 Charles St., on Wednesday, May 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The event will feature food courtesy of Toscano...

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BHCA Community Corner

Charles Street Clean Team Fundraiser May 10 Thanks to the work of the Joint Charles Street Committee (JCSC) of the Beacon Hill Civic Association and the Beacon Hill Business Association, Charles Street is looking cleaner and greener. Under the leadership of BHCA’s John Corey and BHBA’s Ali Ringenburg, the joint committee has signed up...

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Downtown View:Competition Might Improve Old Rental Buildings

By Karen Cord Taylor Downtown residents are enjoying a certain satisfaction they didn’t expect. Those dreadful absentee landlords who suck all the rent money out of their buildings while keeping them in slum-like condition are now facing competition from such new luxury buildings as the Kensington in the Theatre District, the Avalon near North...

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Zoning and Licensing Committee Votes Not to Oppose Proposed Jeffries House Addition

By Dan Murphy A proposed four-story addition to the John Jeffries House met with a vote of non-opposition from the Beacon Hill Zoning and Licensing Committee on Wednesday with the stipulation that the applicant enter into a satisfactory good neighbor’s agreement with the Civic Association. Boston development firm Related Beal intends to build an...

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Charles River Cleanup on Earth Day is A Rousing Success

On Saturday morning, April 29, the Esplanade Association, the 100-percent privately funded friends group for the Charles River Esplanade, had over 400 volunteers participate in the 18th annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup. Since 2000, the Esplanade Association has partnered with the Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA), one of the country’s oldest watershed organizations and the lead...

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Police Briefs 05-09-2017

Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Assault Dangerous with a Dangerous Weapon – Knife 04/26/17 – At around 6:42 a.m., responding officers arrested a male suspect arrested on Arlington Street following an assault at a Cortes Street building. The victim reports he was leaving his apartment, when the suspect confronted the victim...

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Investing in Beacon Hill

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh This month, I am proud to put forth a budget for the City of Boston that will make Boston a better place to work, live, and raise a family. At City Hall, we’ve created a plan for our City that will keep Boston financially sound, while making targeted investments...

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Shear Madness:Fundraising Continues to Chop Off Jack Gurnon’s Hair Mop

Shear Madness:Fundraising Continues to Chop Off Jack Gurnon’s Hair Mop

By Beth Treffeisen What all started as a fun prank between two friends about three years ago has slowly turned into about 15 inches of silver locks that flow from the head of Beacon Hill’s Jack Gurnon, that is now well…ready to go. After enduring questions from concerned residents of Beacon Hill from –...

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Livingstone Seeks More Discussion on Shadow Laws

By Beth Treffeisen With the recent passage of Boston City Council’s home rule petition that aims to amend the current shadow laws that protect the Boston Common and Boston Public Garden, State Representative Jay D. Livingstone has come out against this legislation as it is written. “I was surprised at the swiftness in which...

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Downtown View:Better Skyscrapers

By Karen Cord Taylor Consider Los Angeles. It’s enjoying an upgrade. With refurbished hotels, new residential buildings, a spruce-up of its gorgeous library and all the services and restaurants that come with a dense population, LA’s downtown is finally full of vitality. It also looks good. One reason is the tops of some of...

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Chestnut Street Resident Aims to Educate Neighbors on Rosie’s Place

By Dan Murphy While Rosie’s Place dates back to 1974 and has the distinction of being the oldest women’s shelter in the U.S., Chestnut Street newcomer Deb Pasculano wants to educate her new Beacon Hill neighbors on how much more the South End-based nonprofit has to offer. “One of my goals over the next...

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28 Hancock,John Jeffries Addition on ZLC Agenda at BHCA Meeting

The Zoning and Licensing Committee (ZLC) of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) will meet on Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. at 74 Joy Street to consider a proposed penthouse and roof deck addition at 28 Hancock Street and a four-story addition to the John Jeffries House on the parking lot parcel next...

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Forgotten Corner in Garden Set for a Plant Overhaul

By Beth Treffeisen The corner of the Boston Public Garden that sits behind the William Ellery Channing Statue near the Arlington T stop, is the last missing piece of the Friends of the Public Garden ongoing project to restore the Boylston Street side of the Public Garden. What is home to a mulch pit...

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Spring into May with the BHWF’s Annual Fashion Show

By Amy Tsurumi Mark your calendars for a jubilant and colorful evening well suited for the first Friday of May!  The Beacon Hill Womens Forum (BHWF) cordially invites you to the Fourth Annual Charles Street Couture Fashion Show on May 5th from 6 to 8 pm.  Held at the University of Massachusetts Club, One...

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Get Healthy On the Esplanade this Summer

Healthy, Fit & Fun is returning to the Esplanade this summer! Starting in July, the Esplanade Association will again join forces with some of Boston’s top fitness and recreation organizations to host a variety of free outdoor fitness classes on the banks of the Charles River. The Healthy, Fit & Fun program, which runs...

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Beacon Hill Author Jeanne Blasberg at Blackstone’s to Sign Copies of Her New Book ‘Eden’

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift or a good summer beach read? Beacon Hill author Jeanne Blasberg’s new book ~ “Eden” ~ could be just the answer. Blasberg will be signing copies of her new book on Wednesday, May 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill (46 Charles Street).  As...

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Bridge Architect Miguel Rosales to Deliver Keynote Address at Civic Association’s Annual Meeting

By Dan Murphy Miguel Rosales, the lead designer and architect of the innovative, cable-stayed Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge, will deliver the keynote address at the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s 95th annual meeting on May 15. Rosales, a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s master’s program in architectural studies, has more than 30...

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