Good Places to Eat While Enjoying Free Summer Events

Good Places to Eat While Enjoying Free Summer Events

Around the city, all summer long, free events invite us to grab a picnic and spend a few hours enjoying a concert, movie, play, or festival. As you plan to take advantage of these opportunities, here are a few places around the city where you can find good food near popular venues. Hatch Shell...

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Staying Healthy for Free This Summer on the Esplanade

Back by popular demand, the Healthy, Fit and Fun program returns to the Charles River Esplanade this summer. The Esplanade Association (TEA) is continuing to offer free outdoor fitness classes this July and August. TEA’s Healthy, Fit and Fun programs are taught by professional trainers from premier Boston area sports clubs and yoga studios....

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Traffic and Parking Advisory for Fourth of July Celebrations

The City of Boston Transportation Department is advising motorists that traffic delays and detours should be expected in Downtown Boston and the Waterfront due to the upcoming celebrations of the anniversary of the War of 1812 and Boston’s annual Fourth of July fireworks. People coming into Boston to join in festivities are strongly encouraged...

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The Great July 4 Crush, Again

Beacon Hill and Back Bay are among the very safest of Boston’s up-scale neighborhoods and it is this reality that makes what is ahead in the next few days so compelling. The July 4 celebration will attract about a half-million people to the Esplanade. Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children, old and...

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Police Briefs 07-03-2012

Incidents June 18 85 Phillips St.                        Towed Motor Vehicle 82 Revere St.                        Towed Motor Vehicle June 20 20 West Cedar St.                Motor Vehicle Accident – Property Damage June 21 28 Mt. Vernon St.              Motor Vehicle Recovered in Boston (Stolen in Boston) June 23 Beacon Street                       Property – Lost...

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Myrtle Street Playground

June 26, 2012
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Myrtle Street Playground

Petting a bird was one of the many experiences at the Myrtle Street Playground.

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Motor Vehicle Uproots Tree Outside 20 West Cedar St.

June 26, 2012
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Motor Vehicle Uproots Tree Outside 20 West Cedar St.

A tree outside 20 West Cedar St. was uprooted by a passing vehicle Wednesday, according to Boston Police. An officer responded to the scene for a report of a motor vehicle accident and observed a large tree lying on the ground, with a white box-truck parked at an angle near its base. The vehicle’s...

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State Issues Blue-Green Algae Advisory for Charles River

June 26, 2012
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The state has issued an advisory on the levels of blue-green algae in the Charles River that recommends limiting contact with river water and rinsing with fresh water should contact occur. According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), algae blooms of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) can grow quickly in fresh water and produce...

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Victorian Society in America New England Chapter to Hold Annual Preservation Awards Thursday

June 26, 2012
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The Victorian Society in America New England Chapter will hold its Annual Preservation Awards ceremony at the West End Museum, 150 Staniford St., on Thursday, June 28, at 6 p.m. The Society traditionally acknowledges groups or individuals for the restoration of a 19th century building or landscape, a book on 19th Century art, architecture...

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The Fourth of July Celebration

June 26, 2012
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This year’s Esplanade Fourth of July celebration will likely be one of the largest in recent years. The combination of great music and fireworks, hundreds of thousands of people joining together and entertainment beyond compare – and all of this free to the public – makes the annual celebration something to behold. The holiday...

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Ave Bridge

June 21, 2012
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Ave Bridge

In their own express lane are these two rowers as they glide across the Charles River by Mass. Ave Bridge.

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Recalling a Visit to Mary Baker Eddy Library

June 21, 2012
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Ten years ago, I traveled from my agrarian hometown in Washington State to the big city of Boston. After the trip, our local newspaper, the Tri-city Herald, ran an article on my excursion, probably to prove I’d survived the 6,000-mile airline trip. With the New York City Twin-Towers attack of Sept. 11, 2001, still...

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The Sad State of Architecture in Boston

June 21, 2012
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It’s exciting to look at the drawings of Millennium Partners’ skyscraper superimposed on the Filene’s hole. Its interesting shape and slender profile make it look like a building in 2012 should look—at least in conservative Boston. I wish the building had a more interesting top, and I wonder why city officials tolerate these flat-topped...

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Good Luck BHCA

June 21, 2012
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association announced several weeks ago it is starting a fund for new tree guards on Charles Street .  The goal is $90,000.  This drive coincides with its 90th anniversary. Bob Owens and Alyson Lindsey are heading up the committee charged with raising the funds. It is the belief of the...

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Eye and Ear Infirmary Solicits Public Feedback as It Eyes Campus Expansion

June 21, 2012
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As the hospital begins exploring new options for the expansion of its campus, the Massachusetts Ear and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) is soliciting the public’s input at an informational meeting next week. Hospital spokesperson Jennifer Street said this new effort is a departure from last year’s proposal, which included three development projects and drew criticism...

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Fighting Back

June 21, 2012
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A 98 year-old Beacon Hill resident escaped an attack by a neighbor last week and defended himself with vigor and strength and held out until police arrived an arrested the neighbor. The 98 year- old was apparently in his Joy Street apartment and sleeping when his next-door neighbor, apparently intoxicated, according to Boston Police,...

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Police Briefs 06-19-2012

June 21, 2012
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From Boston Police Area A-1 Breaking and Entering – Residence 06/05/12 – A Mt. Vernon Street resident reported his residence was broken into through a rear deck window between 3:30 and 6:50 p.m., and that U.S. currency, gold coins and jewelry were removed. Witnesses identified a suspect. Detectives were to further investigate the incident....

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Fashion Show ‘Sparkles’ for Rosie’s Place

June 12, 2012
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Fashion Show ‘Sparkles’ for Rosie’s Place

Left to right: Sparkle V models (Top Row) Bianca de la Garza, Cheryl Fenton, Alexandra Hall, Lisa Pierpont: (Bottom Row) Megan Johnson. Kelly Malone, Jenny Johnson and Ami Albernaz.

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UClub Awards 3 Scholarships to BPS Students

June 12, 2012
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UClub Awards 3 Scholarships to BPS Students

The University Club of Boston announced recipients of its “Future Leaders of Boston” scholarship awards.  The winners include three Boston Public High Schools students:  Nancy Figueroa of East Boston High School; Samuel Obanla of Boston Preparatory Charter School and Joana Rosa of Madison Park High School..  Each will receive $5,000 annually for four years...

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Louisburg Sq. Renovation Tabled by Bhca

June 12, 2012
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In light of serious concerns raised by abutters to the project, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday to table its decision on the planned rehabilitation of a townhouse at 12 Louisburg Square. The homeowner intends to convert the three-family house into a single-family unit in multiple phases, resulting...

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Myrtle Street Playground Kicks off Summer Programming Thursday

June 12, 2012
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The Friends of the Myrtle   Street Playground kick off its summer programming on Thursday, June 14, at 4 p.m., with a visit from the owners of Sweet Georgia P’s organic farm in Scituate. Former Beacon Hill residents Joe and Rebecca Pimentel will be on hand with live baby chicks, eggs and seedlings to help...

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Bunker Hill Day a National Holiday?

June 12, 2012
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History tells us several hundred onlookers clambered to the top of Beacon Hill and watched the Battle of Bunker Hill  as it unfolded in June 1775. It was, of all days in this immediate area, a historic moment that froze in time forever the bravery and the boldness of Americans who fought the British...

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Marilyn Lee Richardson

June 12, 2012
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The death of Marilyn Lee Richardson at 54 is a loss for the Beacon Hill neighborhood. She was a resident here for many, many years and she loved living on Beacon Hill. She particularly enjoyed the annual trick or treating activities at Halloween and always helped with neighborhood decorations at Christmas. Her many friends...

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Police Briefs 06-12-2012

June 12, 2012
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From Boston Police Area A-1 Incidents May 29 51 Hancock St. – Parking Violation 18 Phillips St.  – Threats to Do Bodily Harm 41 Garden St.  – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage 120 Charles St.  – Investigate Property May 30 50 Beacon St.  – Motor Vehicle – Leaving Scene –...

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