Spring into May with the BHWF’s Annual Fashion Show

By Amy Tsurumi Mark your calendars for a jubilant and colorful evening well suited for the first Friday of May!  The Beacon Hill Womens Forum (BHWF) cordially invites you to the Fourth Annual Charles Street Couture Fashion Show on May 5th from 6 to 8 pm.  Held at the University of Massachusetts Club, One...

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Get Healthy On the Esplanade this Summer

Healthy, Fit & Fun is returning to the Esplanade this summer! Starting in July, the Esplanade Association will again join forces with some of Boston’s top fitness and recreation organizations to host a variety of free outdoor fitness classes on the banks of the Charles River. The Healthy, Fit & Fun program, which runs...

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Beacon Hill Author Jeanne Blasberg at Blackstone’s to Sign Copies of Her New Book ‘Eden’

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift or a good summer beach read? Beacon Hill author Jeanne Blasberg’s new book ~ “Eden” ~ could be just the answer. Blasberg will be signing copies of her new book on Wednesday, May 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill (46 Charles Street).  As...

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Bridge Architect Miguel Rosales to Deliver Keynote Address at Civic Association’s Annual Meeting

By Dan Murphy Miguel Rosales, the lead designer and architect of the innovative, cable-stayed Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge, will deliver the keynote address at the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s 95th annual meeting on May 15. Rosales, a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s master’s program in architectural studies, has more than 30...

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Charles River Esplanade Slated to Receive New Updated Signage

By Beth Treffeisen For many local residents who run, bike, or even roller blade down the Charles River Esplanade, the wooden signs that pop up here and there may just blend into the background. But, for many tourists, these signs act as a guide to one of Boston’s most notable parks. A partnership between...

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Police Briefs 05-02-2017

Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny – Bicycle 04/20/17 – A victim reported she locked her blue Giant bicycle to a post in front of a Mt. Vernon Street building at about 9 p.m. on April 19, but when she returned the next day around 9 a.m., the bike and lock...

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No Place for Hate

This editorial is not about politics. It is not about an issue that mark us as Democrats vs. Repubilicans, liberals vs. conservatives, pro-life vs. pro-choice, higher vs. lower taxes, amnesty for immigrants vs. big, beautiful border walls, diplomacy vs. bombing No. Korea, Syria, Iran, or anyone else, pro gay, women’s, and minority rights vs....

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Fight for Light at City Council

April 29, 2017
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Fight for Light at City Council

By Beth Treffeisen A packed Boston City Council Chamber played home to a hearing to discuss a Home Rule Petition on Monday, April 24, to discuss making a one-time exemption to the State laws that govern shadow on the Boston Common and the Public Garden for the developers behind the proposed 775-foot Winthrop Square...

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Esplanade Association to Host 16th Annual Meeting

April 29, 2017
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Esplanade Association to Host 16th Annual Meeting

The Esplanade Association will be hosting it’s 16th Annual Meeting on Tuesday evening, May 2 at the Algonquin Club in Boston. The public is invited to attend the meeting at which the organization will share what they have accomplished over the past year in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and...

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Downtown View:Being Left Out

April 29, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Are you working hard? Paying attention? Being involved? Some people apparently believe you aren’t. You are not worthy of their attention. They are leaving you out. The Boston Water and Sewer Commission is one of the perpetrators. Its recent flyer listed the sites in each neighborhood to which Boston residents...

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BHCA Community Corner

April 29, 2017
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SPRING IS MEMBERSHIP SEASON AT BHCA Along with window boxes overflowing with colorful flowers, spring on Beacon Hill brings a renewed appreciation of the neighborhood’s carefully preserved historic homes, newly-swept brick sidewalks, green play spaces for children and, perhaps most of all, the friendly camaraderie of its residents. Much of this is due to...

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Beacon Hill to Get Improvements in Budget

April 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Thursday, Mayor Martin Walsh released his $2.08 billion five-year capital budget plan. Flanked by his cabinet and elected officials, Walsh made a commitment to start, continue and complete several projects around the Beacon Hill neighborhood. “This Capital Plan prioritizes investments in Boston’s neighborhoods and is a direct reflection of the...

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Organist Peter Krasinski to Create Live Improvised Musical Score for ‘BEN-HUR’ at St Cecilia’s

April 29, 2017
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A sweeping silent film drama set during the time of Christ will be shown in a landmark Boston church. Organist Peter Krasinski will accompany BEN-HUR, A Tale of the Christ” (1925) on Thursday, April 27, at Saint Cecelia Parish, 18 Belvidere St. The screening is at 7 p.m. and is open to the public....

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TEA Officials Announce September 23 as Date for the Moonlight Gala

April 29, 2017
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Flowers and trees blooming, runners filling the pathways, and children with their mitts on the baseball fields are all signs that the spring has finally arrived on the esplanade. It also means that the planning of the Esplanade Association’s (TEA) annual Gala to benefit the Charles River Esplanade is well under way. One of the most...

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Revere Hotel Replaces Storefront Before BVAC Approval

April 29, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Tucked away on the corner of Piedmont and Broadway Street in the Bay Village, the Revere Hotel upgraded a much forgotten storefront that runs beneath the concrete parking garage. But, at the Bay Village Architectural Commission (BVAC) hearing this past Tuesday, April 11, Joe Cornish the City of Boston preservation planner...

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Architectural Commission Approves 45 Temple Street Redevelopment Project with Provisos

April 29, 2017
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission approved the latest, revised plans for the controversial 45 Temple St. project at its monthly hearing on Thursday with some stipulations. Dedham-based JDMD Owner, LLC, plans to convert the Hiriaam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue buildings at Temple and Derne streets into a 75-unit condominium complex, with rooftop...

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Fictional Podcast Tells Story of Millennial Who Dreams of Settling on Beacon Hill

April 29, 2017
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By Dan Murphy To mark the launch of her podcast “Red Line,” which tells the story of a Millennial woman who dreams of settling in Beacon Hill in the shadow of the MBTA subway line, creator G. D. Spilsbury will be on hand with the series’ lead actress and producer as part of the...

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Police Briefs 04-25-2017

April 29, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston police Area A-1 Disturbing the Peace 04/12/17 – At around 1:02 p.m., officers responded to a Myrtle Street address for a disturbance. The male suspect was yelling and screaming at neighbors and children in the playground. Police were able to calm the individual down and informed residents to contact...

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Moving Winthrop Square Proposal Out of the Shadows

April 29, 2017
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By Michael Dukakis and Michelle Wu When a new building emerges from the regulatory dance that weighs economic growth against loss of open space or increased density, the physical landscape of our city changes forever. Amid pressures facing each generation to grow our tax base and our constricted housing stock, the protection of open...

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Letter to the Editor

April 29, 2017
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Article on mobility and  transportatiion was right on Dear Editor: I want to thank Karen for writing the recent column in The Beacon Hill Times on mobility and transportation in Boston. This, as are the strategies for urban development, is an issue shared between Newton, where I live, and Boston. The building of Storrow...

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How Boston Basics Helps Our Children

April 29, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Ron Ferguson Here in Boston, we are committed to creating an equitable city for all. Reaching this goal requires many approaches. But if we really want to create more opportunities for success and close the achievement gap in our City once and for all, our primary focus needs...

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Beacon Hillers Deliver Daffodils

April 22, 2017
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Beacon Hillers Deliver Daffodils

Joey and Daisy Gulla sit on the delivery wagon to distribute daffodils with other volunteers throughout Beacon Hill last Friday, April 14, as part of the Marathon Daffodil project. The project began in 2014 after the Marathon Bombing as a symbol of Boston Strong. This year, the Beacon Hill Garden Club joined in to...

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City Council Ponders Change to Shadow Law

April 22, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen A Home Rule Petition that will make a one-time exemption to the State laws that governs shadow on the Boston Common and the Public Garden for the developers behind the proposed 775-foot Winthrop Square tower was filed with the Boston City Council at the hearing on Wednesday, April 12. The Home...

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Friends of the Public Garden Hold 47th Annual Meeting

April 22, 2017
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It was standing room only at the Friends Annual Meeting on April 12.  After the usual Board business, Executive Director Liz Vizza gave an inspiring summary of the year’s accomplishments to the attending members. Thanks to the generous donations of the members, the Friends was again able to make over a $1 million investment...

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