Hair’s to History:Boston Barber Co Continues Its Tradition as A Local Landmark

June 23, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Boston Barber Co. owner Robert Dello Russo is well aware why Boston tour bus and trolley operators illuminate about his Bowdoin Street shop on their daily rounds. It’s been a barbershop since 1927, serving everyone from molasses factory  workers to President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Kennedy lived above the barbershop, located just...

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Police Briefs 06-20-2017

June 23, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat Larceny from Motor Vehicle 06/11/17 – A victim reported she parked her 2011 Honda Accord on Charles Street on June 10 at around 8 p.m., but when she returned the next morning, the rear window was smashed and her empty backpack was stolen from the vehicle.  

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Letters to the Editor

June 23, 2017
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‘ANGEL’ STILL WORKING    HER MAGIC Dear Editor: Thanks for your article on the grand opening of the White Fountain. Two days after the grand opening, I proposed to Kelly Warwick by the “Angel,” on the spot where my grandfather proposed to my grandmother back in the late ’20s. My grandfather lived on Joy Street...

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Obituaries 06-20-2017

June 23, 2017
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Robert Kuchefski Insurance Broker Robert J. Kuchefski of Boston, formerly of Wellesley, died unexpectedly on May 26. Bob received his BS from Illinois State University in 1968. A member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity,  Bob moved to the Boston area from Bloomington, Illinois 39 years ago to be an Insurance Broker for Hoffman Insurance...

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FOPG Hold Grand Opening of White Fountain

June 17, 2017
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FOPG Hold Grand Opening of White Fountain

By Beth Treffeisen After months of being cocooned, The George Robert White Memorial or locally known as “The Angel”, has been revealed, making a forgotten dark corner of the Boston Public Garden into a centerpiece. On Wednesday, June 7,  The Friends of the Public Garden hosted a grand opening ceremony in the Public Garden...

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Myrtle St Playground has Diverse List of Sponsors

June 17, 2017
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By Dan Murphy An area construction firm is donating time and materials to the Myrtle Street Playground as a way to enrich the lives of neighborhood residents across the age spectrum. Dellbrook JKS of Quincy donated a pair of Red Sox tickets as a raffle item for the Friends of the Myrtle Street Playground’s...

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Downtown View:Questions You’ve Wanted Answered

June 17, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Why does the Hurley Building on Cambridge Street have chain link fence pieces around it? A person from the state Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance who said not to use his name told me that there is a drop between the plaza and the sidewalk and his department...

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Beacon Hill Civic Corner

June 17, 2017
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Hearing today on state bill combatting nip litter Members of the BHCA Cambridge Street Quality of Life Committee (CSQOL), established last year to address specific concerns of residents near Cambridge Street and businesses in the area, are exploring solutions to issues of cleanliness, public drunkenness and drug use on the street. A hearing will...

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Frog Pond Spray Scheduled to Open on June 29

June 17, 2017
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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 2017 summer season as the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool reopens on Thursday, June 29.  The day will include a fun and exciting celebration at 11 a.m. followed...

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Charles River Swimming Club Aims to Bring Positive Perception to an Urban River

June 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen During the early morning hours last Saturday, 200 brave swimmers pulled on their goggles and swim caps and dove into the Charles River Basin for a one-mile race that ran between the Longfellow Bridge and the Massachusetts Ave Bridge. Since 2007, the Charles River Swimming Club, Inc., has been hosting races...

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Police Briefs 06-13-2017

June 17, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 06/03/17  – A victim reported she parked her 2013 Nissan Altima on Charles Street at around 11 p.m. on June 2, and when she returned at 8 a.m. the next day, the rear driver›s side window was broken, and her laptop and bag...

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Letter to the Editor

June 17, 2017
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An Open Letter to the members of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission  Dear Committee, A resident of our community crossed Beacon Street on a bright October morning in 2016, she saw a collection of flyers pinned to the fences of the Common. “Black Lives Don’t Matter” had been posted across our neighborhood in dark...

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Beacon Hill Art Walk

Beacon Hill Art Walk

A curious Addisyn Long, 4, peaks in on Matthew Liebendorfer, Ivy A. Turner and Noralee Walker as they play a Franz Schubert piece in a private garden on Lindall Court during the Beacon Hill Art Walk on Sunday June 4. The annual walk has taken place on the Hill the first Sunday in June...

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Kids Discover Reading at Myrtle St Playground’s ‘Free Little Library’

Kids Discover Reading at Myrtle St Playground’s ‘Free Little Library’

By Dan Murphy Youngsters can discover the joys of reading at Myrtle Street Playground, thanks to its “free little library.” The library was made possible by a donation from Pinckney Street residents Jon and Patty Kendall, who serve as committee members on the Friends of the Myrtle Street Playground, and are the parents of...

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Restored Lotta Fountain on Esplanade ReOpens June 15

By Dan Murphy Dogs and their owners will have reason to rejoice with the grand reopening of the restored Lotta Fountain on the Charles River Esplanade on Thursday, June 15. The 6-foot granite fountain, adorned by a statue of a dog, the face of a cat and etched drawings of a duck and a...

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Downtown View:The Filene’s Block

By Karen Cord Taylor I’m sitting in the sun at a corporate event on Summer Street. Newspaper people often get invited to occasions like this. Millennium Partners are the hosts. They redeveloped the Filene’s block, restoring the 1912 Daniel Burnham Building, named after its architect, and adding the new residential tower built on the...

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BHCA Community Corner

The panelists addressed important issues facing historic preservation today, including the impact of climate change on historic properties, the role and influence of new technologies, and the importance of preservation amidst Boston’s current development boom. Rivero is the executive director of the Museum of African American History in Boston and Nantucket, and chair of...

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MassGeneral Hospital for Children Previews ‘Storybook Ball’

On May 24, MassGeneral Hospital for Children hosted a special reception previewing this fall’s “Storybook Ball” and its fundraising mission at The Paul S. Russell, MD, Museum of Medical History and Innovation. Dr. Wayne Shreffler, chief of pediatric allergy and Iimmunology and director of the MGHfC Food Allergy Center, and Dr. Qian Yuan, associate...

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TripAdvisor Ranks Fenway Park as One of the Best Landmarks in the U.S.

By Beth Treffeisen TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site announced last week the winners of its Traveler’s Choice awards for Landmarks, with Fenway Park  pegged at 13 out of 25 sites in the country. The Golden Gate Bridge came in first, followed by the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. and then Alcatraz Island...

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Bougiouris Brings Maritime to Life

By Sue Ellen Woodcock When you are born and raised on the sea it stays with you. Kyriacos Bougiouris has fond memories of his life on Syros Island, in the Greek islands, much of them revolve around the sea and especially ships. It’s no surprise he joined the Greek Merchant Marines. He traveled the...

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Police Briefs 06-06-2017

Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Robbery 05/26/17 – A victim reported she was standing at the intersection of South Charles and Stuart streets waiting to cross the street at around 12:26 p.m. At this time, an unknown male suspect riding a bicycle grabbed her wallet out her handbag, which was slung over her shoulder,...

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Letter to the Editor

WONDERFUL MEMORIES Dear Editor, I read the ‘Spring Cooking’ column, and I had to tell you what wonderful memories were evoked reading it. Especially about tongue. My maternal grandmother from Ukraine—Odessa to be exact—was to me an angel in disguise. Growing up in Brooklyn, NY, during the 30’s-50’s I was fortunate to have tasted...

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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...

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Dogs Rule

Dogs Rule

Kate Wann, with Queenie, experienced tongue-wagging excitement last Saturday, May 20, during the City’s 3rd Annual Barks & Bagels event at the Boston Common Frog Pond. The event drew hundreds of dogs and their humans to socialize and enjoy doggie treats.

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