Letter to the Editor

March 30, 2018
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DISAGREES WITH LETTER ON SHORT TERM RENTALS Dear Editor: I found the letter from the woman at “Stop Child Predators” regarding Short Term rentals in Boston to be inaccurate and a bit histrionic, not to minimize the importance of child safety but I’m getting tired of people blaming short term rental hosts for every...

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The Kids are Alright

March 30, 2018
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The tremendous outpouring by young people all across the country this past weekend in support of meaningful gun control was absolutely spectacular. It is fair to say that no issue has galvanized America’s youth to such an extent since the 1960s, when there were protests on college campuses and in high schools about the...

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Happy Passover And Happy Easter

March 30, 2018
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One of the most significant religious holidays of the year for Jews and Christians alike occurs this week with the observances of Passover and Easter. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. For Christians,...

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Clearing the Roads

March 23, 2018
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Clearing the Roads

With a grin on his face and a chain saw in his hand, Greg Mosman, Boston’s dedicated City Arborist/Tree Warden, took to the slippery slopes of Mt. Vernon Street last Wednesday to remove downed limbs in the midst of the blizzard.

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Police Body Cameras Seen as Initial Success for Officers, Public

March 23, 2018
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In preliminary data unveiled at a Council hearing on Monday, March 12, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said the Boston Police body-worn camera pilot has been a success to date. “The preliminary results are for the most part all positive,” he said. “I haven’t heard one complaint from the officers who are wearing them....

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Brock Jobe to be Speaker at the Nichols House Museum Lecture Series March 29

March 23, 2018
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The Nichols House Museum Lecture Series will present on Thursday, March 29, Chippendale: The Man and the Myth by Brock Jobe. The event will run from  6:00-7:30 p.m. and will take be held at  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, 02116 This year marks the 300th anniversary of Britain’s most celebrated...

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Council Calls for Working Group to Alleviate Maintenance Burdens on Private Sewer Lines

March 23, 2018
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Across some of the neighborhoods in Boston, private alleys that abut commercial and residential properties have sewer lines and infrastructure with some dating back to the mid-1800s. When needed maintenance is required, the cost of repairs is put on the owners who have to pool the money together from the abutting neighbors, and not...

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French Cultural Center

March 23, 2018
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The Mosaïque Committee of the French Cultural Center of Boston is pleased to present world-renowned French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet with the first-ever Mosaïque Award for Exceptional Achievement. Mr. Thibaudet will be honored at an awards ceremony at the French Cultural Center in Back Bay on Friday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. The Mosaïque Award for...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

March 23, 2018
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Community Invited to Nominate Candidates for 21st annual Beacon Award As part of its Diamond Jubilee Year (1922-1997), the Beacon Hill Civic Association instituted an annual community award to honor those people and groups deserving of particular recognition for their significant and sustained contributions to the Beacon Hill community. It was named the Beacon...

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Cambridge Trust Co to Showcase Local Artist

March 23, 2018
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The Cambridge Trust Company’s Beacon Hill branch at 65 Beacon St. is showcasing “Water Works,” a collection of oil/cold encaustic paintings by Boston resident and fine artist Walter Baranowski, as part of its ongoing commitment to support and celebrate the cultural and economic importance of art in the community. The branch will also host...

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Mayor’s Cup Street Hockey Tournament Coming April 17-19

March 23, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 2018 Mayor’s Cup Street Hockey Tournament in partnership with the Boston Bruins on April 17, 18, and 19 during the April public school vacation week. “Every year, young players from neighborhoods across Boston compete in the Mayor’s Cup Tournament for...

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Charlesgate Alliance Moves Forward with Plan to Reclaim Forgotten City Neighborhood

March 23, 2018
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The Charlesgate Alliance is energized and optimistic as the spring equinox approaches, according to a press release from the group established with the goal of piecing back together a forgotten Boston neighborhood that abuts the Back Bay and Fenway and runs adjacent to Kenmore Square and was lost more than half a century ago...

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Stop Child Predators Looks to Strengthen:Mayor Walsh’s Short-Term Rental Ordinance

March 23, 2018
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Stop Child Predators, a nonprofit organization that combats the sexual exploitation of children and protects victims nationally, is asking Boston City Councilors to help strengthen Mayor Martin Walsh’s short-term rental ordinance by removing provisions that allow for commercial investors. The non-profit organization believes the short-term ordinance is a strong first step in protecting the...

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Registration Now Open for All Girls Sports Festival

March 23, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and Boston Centers for Youth & Families invite girls from throughout the city to spend their April school vacation at the All Girls Sports Festival in Roxbury.  The free four-day event will take place April 17 to April 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30...

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BHV to Discuss Protecting Against Scams, Financial Fraud, and Identity Theft

March 23, 2018
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Join Beacon Hill Village in collaboration with AARP for a discussion on how to spot and avoid financial fraud and identity theft so you can protect yourself and your family on Thursday, April 26. Learn what steps to take to keep your computer and cell phone safe from scams. The AARP speaker will invite people to join...

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Police Briefs 03-20-2018

March 23, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat Larceny from a Building 02/26/18 – At around 9:58 p.m., officers responded to a Park Plaza restauraånt for a stolen property report. The hostess said she was giving food to a male suspect who then stole her iPhone from the behind the stand when she wasn’t looking.

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How Summer Jobs Make a Difference

March 23, 2018
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If you asked anyone working today, I bet they can remember their first summer job. It might have been flipping burgers, lifeguarding at the community pool, or helping kids as a camp counselor. Growing up, everyone in my neighborhood had a summer job — it meant independence, and extra money in your pocket. I...

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Letters to the Editor

March 23, 2018
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Making a case for the 100-percent Renewable Energy Bill Dear Editor: I am writing to echo the sentiments of the author of the opinion piece “Is this the new normal” (March 10, 2018) and highlight an important piece of legislation that would help mitigate the devastating effects of climate change. The ambitious 100-percent Renewable...

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BHV Members Make Exercise Part of Their Travel Plans

March 16, 2018
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BHV Members Make Exercise Part of Their Travel Plans

When 19 Beacon Hill and Back Bay residents associated with Beacon Hill Village traveled to Mazatlan, Mexcio, last month, the group didn’t just have the sun and sand on their minds, they also wanted to stay in shape, and so they invited Cindy Sullivan along to work out. The group trip to Hotel Playa...

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Park Plaza Urban Renewal Zone Could Be the First to Go

March 16, 2018
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Known for being home to Emerson College, Four Season Hotel, the Chinatown Trade Building and a vibrant theatre culture, the Park Plaza Urban Renewal area has been turned around over the past decade into a vibrant downtown area of Boston. This Urban Renewal Area might be the first zone that the city will let...

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Developers of the Motor Mart Garage Move Forward with Residential Tower Extension

March 16, 2018
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The Motor Mart Garage, located at 201 Stuart St. in downtown Boston, might soon have an additional residential tower sticking up above the existing parking-garage structure. On Friday, March 2, the 201 Stuart Street Owner, LLC., an affiliate of CIM Group LLC submitted a Letter of Intent to the Boston Planning and Development Agency...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

March 16, 2018
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Street Occupancy Permits: A Review It seems that everywhere one looks, one sees contractors, painters or plumbers working on Beacon Hill properties. It’s a good sign of the neighborhood’s economic vitality when owners continue to invest in and care for these historic homes. But often neighbors become frustrated with the many street occupancy permits...

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Longfellow Bridge Closure Rescheduled for March 16 and 17

March 16, 2018
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MassDOT has canceled the Longfellow Bridge closure previously announced for the early morning of Saturday, March 10. The cancellation is due to inclement weather conditions. The closure has been rescheduled for the early mornings of Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17, from 12:00 AM to 7:00 AM each morning. They are necessary to...

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Boston City Council Updates

March 16, 2018
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The Boston City Council last met on Wednesday, March 7 at Boston City Hall. The following items were disussed: Appointees to Community Preservation Committee The Community Preservation Committee oversees how Community Preservation Act funds will be allocated throughout the City of Boston. The Council already appointed four members to the committee this past December....

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