Garden Club Gives Away Thousands; Leslie Adam Elected as President

June 24, 2014
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Garden Club Gives Away Thousands; Leslie Adam Elected as President

At its recent annual meeting, the Beacon Hill Garden Club elected Leslie Adam of Chestnut Street as its new president. She takes over from Sharon Malt of West Cedar Street, who has led the club for the past two years. Members also voted to give away the $72,000 net profit they had made on...

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Annual Evening on the Esplanade Event Hosted by BHCA

June 24, 2014
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Beacon Hill residents are invited to a summer evening filled with camaraderie and gourmet food at the opening night of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra on Wednesday, July 16, at DCR’s Hatch Shell on the Esplanade.  Music Director Christopher Wilkins will lead the orchestra in Larry Bell’s adaptation of At the River (the orchestra’s unofficial...

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Police Briefs 06-24-2014

June 24, 2014
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Larceny – Shoplifting 06/10/14- A Charles Street clothing store reported that an unknown female stole three purses from the store at around 4:53 p.m. before fleeing in a waiting motor vehicle.  Incidents June 10 Charles Street – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 82 Charles St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & over 15...

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Behind the Glass Windows: Meet Arakel Arakelian, Owner of Ares Shoe Repair

June 16, 2014
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Behind the Glass Windows:  Meet Arakel Arakelian, Owner of Ares Shoe Repair

Ares Shoe Repair has been around a long time but now there’s a new guy inside. In March, Arakel Arakelian stepped behind the glass windows of the ancient-looking tiny shop that for forty years has kept Beacon Hillers well heeled. He may be new at 84 Charles Street but he’s no novice – he’s...

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Achievements

June 16, 2014
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Achievements

Beacon Hill residents Hallie Black and Amanda Howard graduated from the Brimmer and May School of Chestnut Hill at its 134th commencement ceremony. Black was a member of the school’s Scholars Society and received the Alumni Award, which is presented to a senior who, in the opinion of the faculty, combine academic excellence with...

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Walsh Hosts Hill Coffee Hour on June 24

June 16, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced that the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s Annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts will hold an additional date at Myrtle Street Playground on Beacon Hill on Tuesday, June 24, from 9 to 10 a.m. The Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents a unique opportunity to speak...

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July 11 Deadline Set for Mayor’s Garden Contest

June 16, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh reminds Boston’s green thumbs that they have until Friday, July 11, to register for Mayor Walsh’s 2014 Garden Contest, presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department with a grand prize provided by JetBlue. Now in its 18th year, the contest recognizes gardeners who have landscaped, planted flowers, trees and...

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Police Briefs 06-17-2014

June 16, 2014
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Possession of a Dangerous Weapon 06/06/14 – At around 10:55 p.m., officers on patrol rode came upon a large fight at Irving and Cambridge streets. Police broke up the altercation, and one suspect was arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon (brass knuckles) and possession of a Class D substance (marijuana) with intent to...

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Obituaries 06-17-2014

June 16, 2014
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Charles J. ‘Charlie’ Donnelly Jr. Craftsman known throughout neighborhood Charles J. “Charlie” Donnelly Jr. died suddenly on June 5. He was 72. Born and raised in Dorchester, Mr. Donnelly lived in Weymouth for 44 years before moving to Hanover. He graduated from the now-defunct Don Bosco Technical High School, formerly of Boston, and Wentworth...

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Capturing Different Scenes

June 10, 2014
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Capturing Different Scenes

Area artists were busy on Beacon Hill on Saturday capturing different scenes from the perspective of various streets, alleys and yards. Shown above is Meghan Weeks painting the Advent Church.

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History Lesson

June 10, 2014
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History Lesson

The Freedom Trail Station was a popular attraction at the Friends of the Public Garden’s fifth annual “Making History on the Common.”

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New Off-leash Dog Areas Designated on Common

June 10, 2014
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After more than a decade of lobbying for an off-leash dog park in the Boston Common, Boston dog owners finally have a place – or places – to let their doodles, dachshund and Dalmatians romp freely without having to keep an eye out for an approaching Park Ranger. Freely, that is, as long as...

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BHCA Young Friends Summer Soiree Is Set for This Friday

June 10, 2014
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Kick off the summer season on Friday, June 13th with the BHCA Young Friends at the Summer Soirée, from 7-11pm at The Hampshire House. Put on your best summer cocktail attire and get ready to dance to live music by the band Panic Button, while enjoying specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Photographs will be...

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New Bakery Aims to Take over Café Vanille Space

June 10, 2014
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As Café Vanille prepares to close its location of the past 15 years at 70 Charles St., another local bakery is already moving forward with plans to take over the storefront. Tatte Bakery and Café, which began as a farmer’s market in 2007 and has since spawned four brick-and-mortar locations in Brookline and Cambridge,...

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Congratulations to Our Graduates

June 10, 2014
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Graduation season is upon us, the time of year in which communities all across America celebrate the accomplishments of our young adults who will be receiving their high school diplomas. Graduation is a bittersweet time, marking both an ending and a beginning. For the grads, they will realize that the past four years, which...

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Police Briefs 06-10-2014

June 10, 2014
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 05/29/14 – A victim reported that unknown person(s) removed a laptop, a roll of coins and prescription medicine from her Joy Street apartment sometime between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Incidents May 27 19 Louisburg Square – Investigation for Another Agency 41 Bowdoin St. – Threats to Do Bodily...

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Sculptures out of Bronze and Glass

Sculptures out of Bronze and Glass

Chris Williams, and third generation metal fabricator, creates sculptures out of bronze and glass.

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Erin Der-mcLeod, Was Named the Winner of the Frances G. Frank Prize

Erin Der-mcLeod, Was Named the Winner of the Frances G. Frank Prize

Erin Der-McLeod, 29, was named the winner of the Frances G. Frank Prize in Gerontology at her recent graduation from the Boston University Graduate School of Social Work. Der-McLeod served as an intern at Beacon Hill Village during the past school year and worked with the demographics of downtown Boston to create a presentation,...

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Duckling Day

Duckling Day

Mayor Martin Walsh receives a “Duckling Day” T-shirt from Friends of the Public Garden Executive Director Elizabeth Vizza.

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Shuttle Offered to Logan

June 3, 2014
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The public commute from Logan International Airport to the Back Bay has grown considerably easier since the launch of shuttle-bus service between the two destinations earlier this spring. As part of a two-year pilot program, Massport is now offering service between the airport Hynes Convention Center and the Copley MBTA Station on Boylston Street...

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BHCA Zoning to Meet June 4

On June 4th, the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning & Licensing Committee will meet to discuss the the proposed bakery and cafe to be called “Tatte” at 70 Charles Street. For more details, please visit www.bhcivic.org. Anyone with questions and comments is encouraged to attend.  Those unable to attend, but who would like to...

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Beacon Hill Art Walk

Inside a hidden courtyard was a gallery of vibrant paintings where Catherine Blais hung her floral pieces. Her twin daughters and husband accompanied her and barbequed while their Dalmatian sat wishfully hoping for a treat. Across the alley a string quartet performed in a garden. On June 1, people strolled through the quiet, narrow...

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A Common-sense Approach to Gun Control

The gun control bill announced this week by House Speaker Robert DeLeo represents one of the most (indeed in our view, THE most) comprehensive efforts in our nation to bring about sensible gun control legislation that both improves public safety while also safeguarding the rights of law-abiding citizens to purchase guns as enunciated in...

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Police Briefs 06-03-2014

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon 05/23/14 – A victim reported that he doubled-parked his motor vehicle in front of his West Cedar Street residence. When he returned to move the car at around 3 p.m., an unknown male suspect was sitting in the passenger seat and gestured to the victim that he had a...

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