BHWF Hosts Evening with Architect, Ann Beha

November 25, 2017
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By Christine Thuy-Anh Vu The Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) hosted a scintillating evening of convivial company at the Hampshire House, featuring renowned architect Ann Beha as the honored speaker on Nov. 14. Introduced by friend and Program Director Debbie Smith, Beha discussed the evolution of Boston, the distinguished projects from her firm Ann...

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Police Briefs 11-21-2017

November 25, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny/Shoplifting 11/10/17 – At about 10:28 a.m., a male suspect was arrested for larceny/shoplifting and trespassing. A Charles Street sporting-goods store employee chased down the suspect when he fled on foot after stealing three vests and three jackets from the store.   Auto Theft 11/12/17 –...

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Building a Future for all of Us

November 25, 2017
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By Mayor Marty Walsh I’m lucky to call Boston home. My parents immigrated here with little more than their hope for a better life. They raised me in Dorchester, where I learned the value of hard work, second chances, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter what. And this city made...

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Letter to the Editor

November 25, 2017
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Deplorable, unsafe state of Beacon Hill brick sidewalks Dear Editor, This letter is addressed to everyone on Beacon Hill. I am an 82-year-old man in good health. In the last two years, I have tripped on the bricks and I fallen down at these locations: At Toscanos, the valet people picked me up having...

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Remember Those in Need

November 25, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2017
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Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a thought of a United States of America. Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. It has no religious meaning, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It lacks the commercialism, religiosity, solemnity, and...

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Bina Farm Fundraiser

November 16, 2017
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Bina Farm Fundraiser

Bina Farm held their annual gala at the Ritz Carlton on Nov. 4. The fundraiser is to continue the work of equine therapy and care of the horses. Shown are Teen Ambassadors Front: Lillian Ellmore and Paris Arffa Back: Rebecca Snow, Anika Ruberti and Paris Noble.

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CRWA Gala

November 16, 2017
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CRWA Gala

At the Champion of the Charles Gala hosted by the Charles River Watershed Association(CRWA) that was held on Nov. 2, are from left Tani Marinovich, CRWA director of philanthropy, with Champions of the Charles host committee members Greta Meszoely and Sharon Malt.

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Tremont St Building to Remain Same Height

November 16, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen After plans to convert the five-story building at 171 Tremont St. to a 13-story residential luxury condominium tower failed to come to fruition, the developers, Panoramic Properties, decided to sell the project site to Emerson College on Nov. 6 for $24 million. Over the next nine to 12 months, Emerson College...

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Esplanade Association Welcomes New Executive Director

November 16, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Esplanade Association announced late last week the selection of Michael J. Nichols, of Boston, as the organization’s new Executive Director. Nichols, an experienced public servant, attorney, and non-profit professional, will begin at the Esplanade Association on Nov. 29. “I’m exited to get started on the day to day work on...

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BHCA Community Corner

November 16, 2017
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by Suzanne Besser, BHCA Presidenth A Point of View: Thriving public schools enrich our neighborhoods by Bruce Kiernan and Alyson Lindsey Our nearby Boston Public Schools deliver academic results comparable to some of the best public schools in Massachusetts, as a result of the efforts of teachers, principals, and local families over the past...

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Getting Framed in the Public Garden

November 16, 2017
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If you are taking walk through the Public Garden, step into one of three, life-sized frames installed for you to take a picture. The frames were recently installed by the Friends of the Public Garden and will be in the park until mid-December. The frames help reestablish for park visitors just how beautiful the...

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Horsing Around at the Ritz Gala to Benefit Bina Farm

November 16, 2017
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Celebrating the transformative power of equine therapy, Bina Farm Center held its annual gala to benefit scholarships for participants and to help care for the therapy horses. Held at the Ritz Carlton, Boston Common, the evening raised over $300,000 for programming, which includes children and adults with special needs and veterans.. Carly Simon, her...

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Charles River Watershed Association Hosts Largest Champions of the Charles Gala to Date

November 16, 2017
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Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA), the leading science and advocacy organization protecting the Charles River and its watershed, honored the Museum of Science at its Champions of the Charles gala on Thursday, Nov. 2. The gala, held at the Museum of Science raised funds to continue CRWA’s ongoing work monitoring and protecting the Charles...

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Hill Voters Help Re-Elect Walsh for Second Term

November 16, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Like voters citywide, Beacon Hill turned out to support the incumbent Mayor Martin J. Walsh for a second term over his challenger City Councilor Tito Jackson in last Tuesday’s municipal election. According to the city’s unofficial results, nearly 70 percent of voters in Ward 3, Precinct 6 and Ward 5, Precincts...

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Storrow Drive Closures for Nov 18 Listed

November 16, 2017
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MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli (WSC), will continue erecting elements of the new Frances “Fanny” Appleton Bridge on Saturday, November 18. The work will require lane and full closures in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge on Storrow Drive east and westbound and a full closure of the Mugar Way off-ramp to Charles Circle. The closures...

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Police Briefs 11-14-2017

November 16, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny – Shoplifting 10/31/17 – A Boylston Street boutique reported an unknown male suspect stole a light-blue scarf at about 5 p.m. The clerk stated that the suspect entered the store with a large black backpack and wandered around the store, picking up items. When the...

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The Person You Have to Fear is the Guy Next Door with a Gun

November 16, 2017
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The mass-shooting that took place in a church in a rural Texas town Sunday morning follows what has become an all-too-familiar pattern in our nation these days: An unhappy white guy, with no particular axe-to-grind, decides to slaughter a bunch of innocent people who are in a church, at a country music concert, or...

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Obituaries 11-14-2017

November 16, 2017
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Anne Woolf dies at 94, very active at Beacon Hill Village Anne Woolf passed away peacefully on October 26 at the Christopher House in Worcester, Massachusetts surrounded by her family. She was 94 years old. Anne leaves her children, Diane, Robert, and Ron, and their spouses Bob, Imelda and Jeanine. “Bubbie Anne” will always...

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St Cecilia Celebrates Father John’s 25th Year

November 10, 2017
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St Cecilia Celebrates Father John’s 25th Year

Father John Unni with Noel Christopher (8), Jack Kelly (8), Hal Tailor (4), Quinn Taylor (8) enjoying the event which honored Father John on his 25th year as a priest; St. Cecilia’s Party with hundreds of children, families and parishioners on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 29, in the Back Bay.

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DCR Unveils Final Design for Esplanade Riverfront Pavilion

November 10, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Department of Conservation and Recreation and its development team unveiled the design for the proposed Esplanade Riverfront Pavilion at the third and final public meeting on the matter at the State Transportation Building Wednesday while proposing a unique, public-private partnership for underwriting the project. Watertown-based architect Maryann Thompson said the...

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Downtown View:Thanks for the Memories

November 10, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Dear Readers, U.S. Representative Niki Tsongas is retiring. Harvard President Drew Faust and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also are doing so. I’m following their lead. I’m retiring. This is the last Downtown View column I will write. I’ve enjoyed creating them. I’ve enjoyed interviewing the people who participate in...

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BHCA Community Corner

November 10, 2017
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By Suzanne Besser, BHCA President An Evening at 74 A celebration of music, performance, artisan food, Beacon Hill artistic heritage and the sense of community will take place on Thursday, November 9, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at 74 Joy Street. Called An Evening at 74, the event is a collaboration of Beacon Hill...

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Boston’s Christmas Tree Arrives on Nov 21

November 10, 2017
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The annual gift of an evergreen Christmas tree from Nova Scotia will arrive by police escort at Boston Common on Tuesday, Nov. 21. This year commemorates 100 years of friendship between Nova Scotia and the people of Boston after our city provided emergency assistance when Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital, was devastated by a wartime...

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