Raise the Sails Gala

November 11, 2016
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Raise the Sails Gala

Raise the Sails Committee members Paris Geraniotis, Brittany Topper, and Jessica Beyer show off their masquerading style at the Community Boating Inc. Gala on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at The Liberty Hotel.

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Downtown View:A Modest Proposal

November 11, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor The noise is always a surprise. Your cab stops in the street to let you out. The driver can’t pull over because parked cars line both sides of the narrow street. A short time passes while you pay and get ready to climb out. Before you have time to count...

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DCR to Review Road Surface Improvements to Storrow Drive

November 11, 2016
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By Dan Murphy In the coming weeks, the Department of Conservation and Recreation will begin reviewing surface improvements to Storrow Drive and the Storrow Drive Tunnel, said DCR spokesman Troy Wall. The state agency will work with the Waltham engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Heger to improve bicycle and pedestrian access between the Charles...

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BHV Announces A Series on Living Well / Ending Well

November 11, 2016
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With the publication of Atul Gawande’s book Being Mortal in 2014, the difficult subject of death and dying was brilliantly reframed as living to the last with autonomy, dignity, and even joy. In it, Dr. Gawande, a renowned surgeon, writer and public health researcher at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, describes how...

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Designing A Dream:Sara Campbell at BHWF Tonight

November 11, 2016
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By Kathy Hull We often wonder whether or not women today can “have it all”:  can you happily have a big career and a family at the same time?  Can you have a successful business while also working for the common good?  Tonight, at Hampshire House, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) welcomes Sara...

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All Star Pizza Bar Closer to Opening Cambridge Street Location

November 11, 2016
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By Dan Murphy One of the owners of All Star Pizza Bar outlined his plans to open a second location on Cambridge Street during a meeting of the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee on Wednesday. Kosta Diamantopoulos, who opened the original location in Cambridge’s Inman Square with his brother Johnny in...

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Boston Public Library Offers Free Homework Help

November 11, 2016
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Boston Public Library’s free Homework Help program is underway and runs through May 25, 2017, offering free afterschool help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. The program, offered Monday through Thursday from 3:30 -5:30 p.m. is open to students in grades K-8; no registration required. Boston Teacher’s Union tutors are also available...

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A Day in the Life of Council President Michelle Wu

November 11, 2016
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By Joseph Prezioso In spending a day with Council President Michelle Wu, one quickly sees her talk is her walk. The sun hadn’t quite made it up Thursday morning when City Council President Michelle Wu began rushing around her Roslindale home to get out the door and get on the go. A lone jogger...

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City of Boston Permanently Implements Successful Pilot Commercial Loading Project

November 11, 2016
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The City of Boston recently completed a pilot program on Cambridge Street designed to afford better access to curbside commercial loading zones in an effort to reduce the incidence of double parking by commercial vehicles, improve safety for people riding bicycles and provide a smoother flow of traffic.  During the trial period, the hours...

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Lighting of the Park’s Signature Trellis Set for November 21

November 11, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP), and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 14th annual lighting of the park’s signature trellis on Monday, November 21, beginning at 5 p.m. Located at 110 Atlantic Avenue on Boston’s historic waterfront, Christopher Columbus Park is transformed into a holiday...

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Boston Children’s Chorus Young Men’s Ensemble Concert Set for November 19

November 11, 2016
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In the Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) season-opener, their Young Men’s Ensemble presents a concert entitled, “We Are…,” with selections that seek to redefine and broaden the definition of what it means to be a man. This ticketed show is open to the public and is presented as part of the Gardner Museum’s Sunday Concert...

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Police Briefs 11-08-2016

November 11, 2016
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny – Bike 10/27/16 – A victim reported he locked his black Hardrock Spec 15 bicycle to a parking meter on Charles Street at around 5:20 p.m., but when he returned a short time later, it was missing.  

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The 2016 Election – What’s on the Ballot?

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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Halloween At Hill House

November 4, 2016
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Halloween At Hill House

Zach and Benjamin Block, dressed as monsters, graced the Hill House Halloween Party at the Firehouse on Thursday, Oct. 27. Numerous children reported to the event in costume and enjoyed cookies and crafts.

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BHCA ‘Town Meeting’ to Focus on Homelessness

November 4, 2016
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BHCA ‘Town Meeting’ to Focus on Homelessness

By Dan Murphy Boston police will be on hand next week for a “town meeting” to discuss homelessness sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association. Captain Kenneth Fong of Boston Police Area A-1 and Kerri Wells, the district’s community service officer, will join Paula O’Keeffe, chair of the Civic Association’s Safety Committee, at 74...

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Downtown View:Thanks Donald for the Big Reveal

November 4, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor One good thing Donald has done for America is that the regrettable frequency of sexual assault is now out in the open, and it’s not just a bunch of drunk college sophomores committing the crimes. I had read that women were revealing their own experiences with it to their mates...

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Councilors Start Looking at Parking Meter Rates

November 4, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Parking in the city of Boston continues to draw sharp criticism from both people who argue that the city needs more parking and those who think it needs less. At the hearing to discuss parking in the City of Boston that was at the City Council held on October 18, the...

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Early Voting is a Success in Boston

November 4, 2016
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By John Lynds According to Mayor Martin Walsh and elections officials the city’s new early voting program has exceeded expectations. “Ensuring all Boston voters are able to vote conveniently, and on their own schedule, is paramount to ensuring voter turnout,” said Mayor Walsh. “Voting is core to our democracy, and I encourage Boston voters...

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BHCA Community Corner

November 4, 2016
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Another Halloween has passed What makes Halloween on Beacon Hill so special is more than the hoards of trick or treaters, colorful and lavish door and window decorations, and scores of visitors on themed walking tours that thrill with spine-chilling stories about the grisly Parkman House murder and terrifying tales of the Boston Strangler....

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Local Group Looks to Raise Awareness of City Gas Leaks

November 4, 2016
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By Dan Murphy With the problem reportedly costing Boston-area consumers $90 million a year as utilities companies routinely bill them for the expense, a group of 350 concerned mothers, grandmothers and other children’s caretakers statewide are now working to bring the issue of natural-gas leaks to the forefront. Ania Camargo, who is leading the...

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Yes on 5 A:Better Boston Holds Fundraiser at the Hampshire House

November 4, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen During a breakfast reception, residents from Beacon Hill and the surrounding neighborhoods gathered together to learn more about the Community Preservation Act for Boston (CPA), during a fundraiser to help promote the November 8, ballot question. Yes on 5 A Better Boston hopes to raise funds to promote residents of the...

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Fashion Design Entrepreneur at BHWF on November 8

November 4, 2016
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By Kathy Hull On Tuesday, November 8, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) welcomes Sara Campbell, founder and creative spirit behind the retail boutiques which bear her name.  An avid sewing-machine whiz by age seven, Ms. Campbell went on to study Design at UCDavis, Art Education at Lesley College, and Textile Arts at Mass...

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City Plans Capital Improvements to Common

November 4, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Boston Parks Department will undertake several capital-improvement projects on the Boston Common in the coming months. Michele Folts, project manager, said the biggest endeavor would be the $3.5 million renovation of Parkman Plaza and the park’s Tremont Street edge, including the redesigning the semi-circular plaza, restoring interior pathways and relocating...

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Police Briefs 11-01-2016

November 4, 2016
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from a Building 10/22/16 – A Charles Street South hotel reported an unknown male suspect stole property from the building between 8:32 and 9 a.m. A surveillance video shows the suspect stealing U.S. currency, a Kindle, bankcards and a suitcase from the front desk and...

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