Letters To The Editor

September 23, 2014
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The BHCA thanks all who participated in the Neighborhood Block Party! Dear Editor: Beacon Hill residents and friends gathered on sunny Mount Vernon Street on September 14 to participate in the annual Neighborhood Block Party. The Beacon Hill Civic Association would like to thank the 20 non-profit participants who set up tables and provided...

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Downtown View: Seeing Boston From The Water

September 23, 2014
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If you’re a traveler and an architecture enthusiast, you may have been on the Chicago River architectural boat tour. It is splendid, with good stories about the Windy City’s fine buildings. You may be surprised to learn that Boston also has an architectural river (and harbor) trip. You’ll also be surprised to find that...

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Taste of Beacon Hill On Oct.5

September 23, 2014
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When the Beacon Hill Business Association’s 13th annual “Taste of Beacon Hill” returns to the Revere Hotel on Oct. 5 after a two-year hiatus, the eagerly anticipated event will again showcase favorite dishes from some of the neighborhood’s most popular restaurants. “The ‘Taste’ is one of the most successful and enjoyable events that the...

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BHWF Starts Second Season

September 20, 2014
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BHWF Starts Second Season

Lindsey Higgins, Kristin Connell, Danielle Frissell, Jacqueline Leahy and Shannon McAllister were on hand last week for the opening session for the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF).

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Music Center of Boston Kicks Off 105th Year

September 20, 2014
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Music Center of Boston Kicks Off 105th Year

Community Music Center of Boston in the South End recently kicked off its 105th year of music education. “Community Music Center of Boston is a truly unique place,” said Executive Director David Lapin, who has been with the organization since 1981. “Through face-to-face interactions and increasingly high-tech means of marketing, more than five generations of...

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Hill Voters back Gubernatorial Candidates: Grossman and Baker in State Primary

September 20, 2014
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While voters across the state and city supported Martha Coakley in her victorious bid for Democratic gubernatorial candidate in last Tuesday’s state primary election, Beacon Hill voters largely supported her rival Steven Grossman in the race. According to the city’s unofficial election results, approximately 39 percent of voters in 3, Precinct 6 and Ward...

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King’s Chapel Welcomes Children and Families Back to Family Worship Service

September 20, 2014
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Folks on Beacon Hill remember a time when the King’s Chapel Church School and the family services at the Little Chapel on Beacon Street epitomized community. Families raised their children and watched them grow up together in values they treasured. The recent arrival of two new staff, Assistant Minister Shawn Fiedler, and Church School...

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Myles’ Musings

September 20, 2014
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The world’s in such a bloody mess I only skim the papers And find myself, I must confess, Amused by politicians’ capers. With the electorate in their sights, They think they can deceive them. I can only hope that they’re not right, And voters won’t believe them. By Myles Musings

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Maintaining the Urban Tree

September 20, 2014
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Watering, fertilizer, and pest control maintenance are the three key ingredients for healthy trees in the urban jungle. Newly planted trees require continued watering, ten gallons per week on the average throughout their active growing season. If you have a watering hose, set it at low pressure and water once a week for approximately...

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Hill Couple’s Hobby Honored by Washington, D.C., Museum

September 10, 2014
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Hill Couple’s Hobby Honored by Washington, D.C., Museum

The Beacon Hill Times has neighborhood competition, but not competition that should cause much concern. “I call it the world’s smallest newspaper, with the world’s smallest circulation,” says Bowdoin Street resident David Trumbull, who, since January of 2011, has published the Bowdoin Street Times, a miniature newspaper (about the size of a matchbook) for...

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On Thursday, Meet Local Author Karen Cord Taylor at Blackstone’s

September 10, 2014
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If Beacon Hill could talk, it would tell you stories — stories of unique individuals and groups, past and present — who’ve had a lasting impact on the community throughout its history. Beacon Hill resident Karen Cord Taylor shares many of these stories in her new local history book, “Legendary Locals of Beacon Hill.”...

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Charles River Gets High Marks

September 10, 2014
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EPA has given a grade of “A-” for water quality in the Charles River during 2013. It is the highest grade EPA has issued since the 1995 inception of the Clean Charles River Initiative. Reflecting nearly twenty years of focused efforts by EPA, state and local officials, private environmental advocacy groups and concerned citizens,...

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State Issues RFP for Air Rights

September 10, 2014
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The state issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) on Wednesday for the design and development of an air-rights project at Boylston Street and Massachusetts Avenue. Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the MBTA are seeking development proposals for Parcel 13, which consists of approximately 54,500 square feet of air rights over the Massachusetts Turnpike...

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Block Party Is This Sunday On The Hill

September 10, 2014
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Don’t miss the neighborhoods biggest party, this Sunday, September 14! The Beacon Hill Civic Association will once again host the Neighborhood Block Party from 12noon to 4pm in-front of The Firehouse, 127 Mt. Vernon Street. The annual event welcomes back the community after each summer for a fun-filled afternoon of hot dogs sizzling on...

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Maura Healey for State Ag

September 10, 2014
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 Maura Healey is also running as a Democrat to be Attorney General of Massachusetts. Healey has represented Massachusetts citizens for the past several years, fighting on the front lines as a lawyer in the AG’s office for causes we all care about. She advocated to keep the buffer zone protecting women’s health clinics, and...

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Reader Feels Tolman Coverage Did Disservice

September 10, 2014
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As a Back Bay resident who reads the Beacon Hill Times frequently, as well as a journalist who has practiced for decades, I was surprised when I read your  article on Warren Tolman in Aug. 26 edition. There is no mention whatsoever of his opponent, Maura Healy, and the story is positioned at the...

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Local Volunteers for HOTC

September 3, 2014
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Interested in volunteering at the Head of The Charles Regatta (HOTC) this fall? The Beacon Hill Civic Association Young Friends will be staffing the awards table on Saturday, October 18th from 11:30am – 2:30pm and are looking for members of the Beacon Hill community to join! Spots are filling up quickly;contact Tori Hay at...

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Beacon Hill Leaders Supporting Tolman for Attorney General Post

September 3, 2014
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State Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Boston) and former State Rep. Paul Demakis announced their endorsements of Warren Tolman to be the next Massachusetts attorney general. Livingstone and Demakis joined Tolman at the Paramount Restaurant, where Tolman met with Beacon Hill-area voters during Tolman’s three-day Boston Tour. “Warren Tolman has earned my support because he has...

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BHCA Zoning & Licensing to Meet

September 3, 2014
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On Wednesday, August 27th, the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning & Licensing Committee will hold a meeting to discuss the proposed change of occupancy at 62-66 Charles Street to a Peet’s Coffee &Tea. The meeting will take place at 127 Mount Vernon Street at 7:30pm. Further details on the projectcan be viewed at www.bhcivic.org....

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Storrow Drive Roadwork Going On

September 3, 2014
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Through Thursday, August 28 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM, the Storrow Drive EB off-ramp at Fenway will be closed for Rapid set concrete repairs. Additional eastbound left lane closures will take place on those same days as needed at Commonwealth Avenue from 7 AM to 3 PM for project deliveries. Monday through Thursday...

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More Open Space Is Now On the Way

September 3, 2014
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Gov. Deval Patrick has signed into law state legislation that will allow the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) to expand its Boston campus while restoring public parkland in the Charles River Esplanade. The legislation, filed by State Rep. Jay Livingstone and co-sponsored by Sens. Anthony Petrucelli, Sal DiDomenico and Will Brownsbereger and State...

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A New Trail to Follow

September 3, 2014
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I love it when one person decides to do a good deed for the rest of us just because he or she is  interested in a topic. Vincent Licenziato, 64, of Phillips Street on Beacon Hill, decided to celebrate art, social justice and education by calling attention to the many statues and memorials around...

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Beacon Hill Leaders Supporting Tolman for Attorney General Post

August 26, 2014
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Beacon Hill Leaders Supporting Tolman for Attorney General Post

State Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Boston) and former State Rep. Paul Demakis announced their endorsements of Warren Tolman to be the next Massachusetts attorney general. Livingstone and Demakis joined Tolman at the Paramount Restaurant, where Tolman met with Beacon Hill-area voters during Tolman’s three-day Boston Tour. “Warren Tolman has earned my support because he has...

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A New Trail to Follow

August 26, 2014
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I love it when one person decides to do a good deed for the rest of us just because he or she is interested in a topic. Vincent Licenziato, 64, of Phillips Street on Beacon Hill, decided to celebrate art, social justice and education by calling attention to the many statues and memorials around...

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