Fire Dept. at Myrtle St. Playground

August 21, 2012
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Fire Dept. at Myrtle St. Playground

The Friends of the Myrtle Street Playground continued its summer programming with a visit from a Boston Fire Department’s Engine 4 on Aug. 9. “The kids got to drive the truck, climb all over it and wear the fireman gear,” wrote Corinne Emerick of the Friends group. “The playground and all the neighborhood children...

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‘Puppets on the Common’ Returns Thursday

August 21, 2012
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When  “Puppets on the Common” returns for its second season Thursday, master puppeteer, actress and singer Charlotte Dore hopes the universal appeal of her craft will again serve to unite disparate families from across the city. “Theatre brings people together who would otherwise have nothing in common,” Dore said. “It’s something that transcends language...

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TEA Plans Fall Gala

August 21, 2012
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The social event of the season is quickly approaching, and is on course to be the most elegant to date. The Esplanade Association’s (TEA) biennial Moon Dance Gala will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, to celebrate the historic Charles River Esplanade and the organization’s vision for its complete and thoughtful restoration, “Esplanade 2020:...

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The Changing Times

August 21, 2012
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Among public officials who are dealing with increasingly tricky density issues in cities across the land, there is the trend in belief about the future of our neighborhood shopping areas that automobiles are going to become a thing of the past. In most older American cities like Boston, where density has been an issue...

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Police Briefs 08-21-2012

August 21, 2012
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Larceny – Over $200 08/07/12 – A female victim reported while eating in a Charles Street restaurant at around 6:30 p.m., unknown person(s) stole her bag, which contained U.S. currency, jewelry and miscellaneous clothing. Larceny in a Building 08/08/12 – A victim reported while in a Beacon Street coffee shop at approximately 9:10 p.m.,...

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Zoning and Licensing Not to Oppose Plan for Charles St. Inn Site Having Rental Units

August 14, 2012
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Zoning and Licensing Not to Oppose Plan for Charles St. Inn Site Having Rental Units

The sale of The Charles Street Inn moved one step closer to reality Wednesday when the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted not to oppose granting the zoning relief necessary for the prospective buyers to convert the hotel into short-term rental units. Brent Berc and Will Avanessian, principals of the...

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Adding Color to the Esplanade: Kaji Aso Studio Artists Partner with Cbi to Bring Painting to the Esplanade

August 14, 2012
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Adding Color to the Esplanade: Kaji Aso Studio Artists Partner with Cbi to Bring Painting to the Esplanade

On Saturday, July 21, Community Boating partnered with the Kaji Aso Studio (KAS) to bring water-color painting to the Charles River Esplanade. As part of the KAS Landscaping and Urban Greenways classes, faculty member Gary Tucker brought his program to the docks of Community Boating. The watercolor artists captured the sights and activities of...

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Local Restaurants to Participate in Restaurant Week, Aug. 19-24

August 14, 2012
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Nine Beacon Hill eateries will be participating in the 12th Restaurant Week Boston, popular promotion scheduled for August 19-24 and August 26-31. During this time diners can take advantage of prix fixe three course dinners for $33.12, three course lunches for $ 20.12 and two course lunches for $15.12. Prices are per person and...

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Thesis and Anti-Thesis

August 14, 2012
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Our neighborhoods, thankfully, are among the safest in the city. Beacon Hill and the Back Bay are examples of wonderful places to live, to shop, to own businesses or to tour. And best of all, our neighborhoods are virtually absent of violent crime and of the pervasive gun play occurring in other neighborhoods with...

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Police Briefs 08-14-2012

August 14, 2012
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Larceny from a Motor Vehicle 07/31/12 – A victim reported that he parked his Honda sedan at Beacon and Brimmer street between 9:30 and 11 a.m. When he returned to his motor vehicle, his bag containing a laptop, Kindle and personal papers was stolen. There was no sign of forced entry into the vehicle....

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21st Amendment to Sponsor ‘Throwback Thursdays”

August 7, 2012
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21st Amendment to Sponsor ‘Throwback Thursdays”

The 21st Amendment at 150 Bowdoin St. is partnering with some of Boston’s biggest celebrities to host the first annual “Throwback Thursdays: A Summer of Charity” series. Every Thursday through the month of August, one local celebrity will team up with a veteran 21st Amendment employee as guest bartenders to raise money for a...

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North End Library Available During West End Library Closure in August

August 7, 2012
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This month, the West End Library, 151 Cambridge Street will undergo building improvements. A new roof will be constructed, ,prompting the temporary closure of the library beginning at 5pm on Friday, August 10. “Roof work will start on Monday, August 13 and is expected to be completed in just under three weeks,” according to...

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The Long Hot Summer

August 7, 2012
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The scorching heat of the past weekend and of the week before has left the neighborhood very, very hot. In fact, as all of us are completely aware, this has been a long hot summer – perhaps the hottest in recent memory. In other parts of the nation, states are experiencing drought conditions this...

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Police Briefs 08-07-2012

August 7, 2012
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Assault and Battery  07/28/12 – At around noon, a male suspect was arrested for assault and battery on a Health and Hospitals EMT. The suspect punched the victim in the face and ripped his uniform shirt off. The suspect attacked the EMT because he believed his girlfriend was not transported in the ambulance to...

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Obituaries 08-07-2012

August 7, 2012
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William Franklin Yates William Franklin Yates of Boston and Little Compton, RI, died on Friday, July 27 surrounded by his family. He was 79 years old. Born September 1, 1932 in Berlin, NH to James Andrew Yates and Harriet Hall Yates Tyson, he was raised in Sherborn, Massachusetts, graduated from Nobles and Greenough in...

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Alleged Vandal Arrested for Defacing Robert Gould Shaw Memorial

August 7, 2012
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A 38-year-old Quincy woman was arrested last Tuesday after she allegedly vandalized the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial with yellow paint, Boston Police said. Rosemine Occean was charged with willful and malicious destruction of city property. At about 4:10 p.m. on July 31, Area A-1 officers responded to a call for a person vandalizing a...

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Diner En Blanc: Whereabouts of City’s Hottest Dinner Party Remains a Secret

August 1, 2012
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Diner En Blanc: Whereabouts of City’s Hottest Dinner Party Remains a Secret

When Dîner en Blanc comes to Boston on Thursday, Aug. 16, a secret location in the city will be transformed into the site of an elegant dinner party for 1,000 fortunate guests, none of whom will know the pop-up soiree’s whereabouts beforehand. The self-described “très chic picnic imported from Paris,” Dîner en Blanc will...

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Roof Replacement Planned for West End Branch Library

August 1, 2012
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The West End Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 151 Cambridge St., will undergo building improvements in August. The branch will receive a new roof – a process that necessitates the temporary closure of the branch. The temporary closure period will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10. Roof work will...

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Blackstone’s Marks 30 Years

August 1, 2012
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Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill (46 Charles Street) celebrates its thirtieth anniversary this year.  Each month from now through December will include a different event or promotion.  “For August we have chosen to celebrate with one of our oldest vendors, Vera Bradley, who also celebrates their thirtieth anniversary in August,” says Jennifer Hill co-owner of...

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Bicycling Boston; Becoming the Green and Healthy Thing to Do

August 1, 2012
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The announcement last week by Mayor Menino that the city is allowing the addition of another 400 Hubway bicycles at an additional number of stops in more than several neighborhoods. The additional bicycles and stands will make it easier and easier for tourists and residents and for visitors to Boston who want to bike...

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Police Briefs 07-31-2012

August 1, 2012
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Larceny (Bicycle) 07/17/12 – A victim reported that sometime between 11 p.m. on July 16 and 7 a.m. on July 17, unknown person(s) stole his dark grey Citizens bike, which was locked to a lamppost at Joy and Myrtle streets. Incidents July 17  3 Walnut St.  – Parking Violation Garden Street – Motor Vehicle...

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Schranghamer Design Group Creates ‘livable Art’ to Reflect Clients’ Character

July 24, 2012
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Schranghamer Design Group Creates ‘livable Art’ to Reflect Clients’ Character

As the principal and head designer of Schranghamer Design Group, Joy Schranghamer creates residential spaces to reflect the character of their occupants, as well as their needs. “This type of livable art reflects what the clients wants and their personalities,” Schranghamer said. “My goal is that it is comfortable and customized for the client...

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Woman Arrested After Alleged Attack in Thoreau Path

July 24, 2012
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A 28-year-old Boston woman was arrested after she allegedly cut a female victim with a knife after attempting to stab the victim’s son at Thoreau Path last Tuesday, Boston Police said. About 2:05 p.m., an officer received a radio call to the path, located in the West End, for a report of a person...

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BHAC Approves Application for Automatic Doors at DeLuca’s

July 24, 2012
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission approved an application Thursday to install two new automatic doors at the shuttered DeLuca’s Market on Charles Street with provisos, according to commission spokesperson Caitlin Greeley. The applicant, Robert Aiello, had applied for the installation of “two auto swing push-button door openers at the façade.” The commission also reviewed...

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