Shakespeare Exhibit This Fall Will Feature All BPL’s Collection for the First Time

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel One of the most famous lines in William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ actually didn’t even exist in the first version of the play, which was much different than what modern readers of the Bard might know. It’s a fact that’s verifiable through materials at the Boston Public Library (BPL), but very few are...

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Fresh and Local:Add Creme Fraîche to Your Party

June 17, 2016
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by Penny Cherubino Crème fraîche is one more old thing that is becoming new again as home cooks add this versatile ingredient to their pantry. It has been one of my favorite go-tos for adding richness, moisture, and creaminess to dishes for years. I often use it where someone else would use mayonnaise. I...

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Frog Pond Spray Pool Scheduled To Re-Open on Friday,June 24

June 17, 2016
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Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook and The Skating Club of Boston president Joe Blount are pleased to welcome children and guests to kick off the 2016 summer season as the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool reopens on Friday, June 24.  The day will include a fun and exciting celebration at 11 a.m. followed...

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More than 300 Runners Take Part In 5K Benefit Esplanade Sunset Run

June 17, 2016
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On Thursday evening, June 2, close to 300 runners participated in the inaugural Esplanade 5K Sunset Run along the Charles River Esplanade. Presented by the Esplanade Association, this evening race brought together runners from throughout the community, with many bringing along their dogs to run the beautiful course with them. The top winners, both...

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171-172 Tremont St Building Plan Lowered to 235 Feet

June 17, 2016
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By John Lynds The developers of the building being proposed at 171-172 Tremont St. said they have dramatically reduced the height of the building by 100 feet since first pitching the development close to two years ago. In December 2014, TD Street LLC and Center Court Partners LLC teamed up with Maurice Dabbah of...

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Police Briefs 06-14-2016

June 17, 2016
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 06/05/16 – A victim reported he parked his Volkswagen Jetta on Phillips Street at around 4 p.m. on June 4. When returned to the vehicle at approximately 2:19 p.m. the following day, the driver’s

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Thank You for Making Boston Shines a Success

June 17, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh We’re entering into one of the most beautiful times of the year: early summer, where Boston’s citizens congregate outside to enjoy the warming weather and celebrate the start of the summer season. That’s why Boston’s community came together in April to clean the streets of Boston through the City’s Boston...

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Letters to the Editor

June 17, 2016
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Open letter to  Mayor Martin J. Walsh Dear Editor: Hope you are well.  As I am sure you know, our neighborhood’s passionate efforts over the past years to have meaningful input into responsible and needed development in our West End has not resulted in a positive outcome with the Equity Garden Garage project. In...

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Full Social Calendar on Beacon Hill

June 10, 2016
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Full Social Calendar on Beacon Hill

The last week was a busy time on the Beacon Hill Social calendar as several events kept many residents in a party setting.In the top photo,visitiors look at one of the stalls at the annual Beacon Hill Art Walk that was held Sunday on the north slope.

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FOPG Opposes 355-Foot Tremont Street Building

June 10, 2016
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By John Lynds With the developers of a 355 foot building on Tremont Street near the Public Garden and Boston Common slated to be voted on by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), the Friends of the Public Garden sprung into action to oppose the project and last week asked residents to write letters of...

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Downtown View:The Question of Mattresses

June 10, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor What is this growing obsession with mattresses?Mattresses—possibly one of the most boring items you’ll ever need or buy—have exploded in heft, risen in price, peppered malls and downtown Boston streets though the growing number of mattress-specialty stores, become a topic of concern in newspaper and magazine articles, been featured in...

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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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