Related Beal Closes First Round of Sales at Charles Street Garage

April 13, 2018
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Related Beal announced last week it has closed on the sale of the first block of 20 deeded condominium parking spaces at the Charles Street Garage. Located at 144 Charles St., the Garage is the only 24/7-valet parking option in Beacon Hill. The second phase of sales is now underway. “This milestone demonstrates the...

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Residents Respond to City’s Housing Initiative

April 13, 2018
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In response to a request by the Mayor’s Housing Innovation Lab in the Office of New Urban Mechanics for new ways to co-develop mixed-income housing on city-owned properties, three Beacon Hill residents submitted a proposal last week that would not only enhance two local public assets but also provide housing for families of mixed-income...

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Police Briefs 04-10-2018

April 13, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat Larceny 03/28/18 – A Chestnut Street resident reported an unknown male suspect stole packages delivered to the victim’s at around 3 p.m. The suspect was seen on video footage in the foyer archway opening packages and removing their contents. The suspect then fled on foot down Cedar Lane Way.

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Putting Our Kids First

April 13, 2018
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Providing students with resources to help foster their physical, emotional, and mental health goes a long way on putting them, and keeping them, on a path to success. In Boston, we believe it’s our job to help ensure every part of a student’s needs are met — through innovative teaching methods; dedicated teachers; healthy...

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Nourish Your Soul Opens in Beacon Hill

April 6, 2018
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Nourish Your Soul Opens in Beacon Hill

In a quest to help people feel better and get healthy, Susan Cabana continues to bottle her favorite nourishing juices and nutritious snacks in her newest store in Beacon Hill. Located on Cambridge Street next door to Soul Cycle, this will be her third cold-press juice location called Nourish Your Soul. The store features...

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City Council Aims to Increase Voter Access

April 6, 2018
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In an effort to increase voter participation and take away barriers to get to the polls, the Boston City Council is considering implementing simple steps at a minimal cost to make it easier for residents to participate in voting. City Councilor Josh Zakim voters’ access proposal was heard by the Boston City Council’s Committee...

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BHV Announces Creative Kitchen Tour is Sat

April 6, 2018
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Beacon Hill Village (BHV) is proud to announce that the Creative Kitchens Tour 2018 will take place on Saturday, April 7. Celebrating 5 years of inviting the community to “take a peek” into some of the most interesting and distinguished kitchens on Beacon Hill and in the Back Bay, this fundraising event for the...

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‘Molasses Disaster’ Featured at Evening at 74

April 6, 2018
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Emerging young performers about to launch their careers in the arts will steal the spotlight at the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s second celebration of music, performance and food on April 12. This time the Evening at 74 is all about Boston’s ‘molasses disaster,’ which promises to make it a rich and lively night at 74...

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Longfellow Bridge Closings Posted

April 6, 2018
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MassDOT will implement overnight lane closures on Storrow Drive east and westbound in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge through Friday, April 6. A single lane will be closed in each direction from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM, and double lane closures will be from 11:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM the following...

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City Golf Courses Set to Open April 6

April 6, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced that the City of Boston’s two municipal golf courses will open on April 6 for the 2018 season. The City owns and operates the William J. Devine Golf Course in Dorchester and the George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park designed by Donald Ross.  Both have received national...

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Visual Feast Coming to the Vilna Shul, April 29

April 6, 2018
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The Vilna Shul, located at 18 Phillips St., will present a unique photography exhibition, “Holding Differences Tenderly,” featuring professional Beacon Hill photographer Brenda Bancel and students Toni Marie Gomes and Roody Jean Louis from the Take 5 program at the Epiphany School in Dorchester. These photographers focus on exploring ways to raise our consciousness...

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Lecture Recalls Remarkable Life of Quaker and International Journalist Nora Waln

April 6, 2018
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When Mark Kiefer comes to the Beacon Hill Friends House on Wednesday, April 11, to discuss the life of Nora Waln, his great-aunt, as well as a Quaker and accomplished international journalist, he believes her story will have just as much relevance today as it did when she came of age nearly 100 years...

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Police Briefs 04-03-2018

April 6, 2018
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Beacon Hil Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 03/21/18 – At about 4:53 a.m., a victim reported he observed a female suspect going through his 1998 Honda Accord inside a Charles Street garage. The suspect fled on foot towards River Street after taking U.S. currency, registration and a jacket.  ...

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Letters to the Editor

April 6, 2018
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HIGHLIGHTING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE 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 Energy...

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Nice Way to Spend a Saturday

April 6, 2018
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Walking along Mt. Vernon Street or Chestnut Street in Beacon Hill or Beacon Street in the Back Bay, the outside façades of the houses on these streets have not changed since they were built, in some cases for more than 200 years.  However, the inside of many of these homes have been upgraded and...

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Palm Sunday Mass

March 30, 2018
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Palm Sunday Mass

The start of Holy Week began on Palm Sunday. Rev. John Unni, pastor of St. Cecilia’s Church is joined by parishoners outside the Church at the start of the Palm Sunday Mass.

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Panificio Sets Stage for Live Music in the Neighborhood

March 30, 2018
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Panificio Sets Stage for Live Music in the Neighborhood

Besides offering a casual, inviting dining atmosphere, Panificio Bistro and Bakery at 144 Charles St. is currently emerging as one of the neighborhood’s premier venues for live music. “Panificio is a great because it can be either loud and fun or as intimate as you want,” said John Everett Martin, a longtime bartender and...

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Walsh Withdraws Ordinance Regulating Short-Term Rentals

March 30, 2018
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Mayor Martin Walsh withdrew his ordinance regulating short-term rentals in the City of Boston arguing that more time is needed to ensure that the City enacts the best and most effective policies. The announcement came at the Boston City Council’s hearing on Wednesday, March 21 when a letter from the Mayor’s Office was read...

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Unique Kitchens Showcased on Creative Kitchens Tour April 7

March 30, 2018
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When her spouse suggested moving to a home with an elevator, a Beacon Hill lover of cooking and antiques replied in no uncertain terms that she was not moving anywhere unless she could bring her kitchen table with her. Which was no small thing because the table is a long and heavy 9-foot 3-inch...

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Mass DOT Gives Green Light for New Charlestown/N Washington St Bridge

March 30, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (Mass DOT) board of directors voted to proceed with construction last week after accepting the lowest bid of $177 million from ACS/J F White Contracting for the new Charlestown/North Washington Street Bridge, which Beacon Hill architect Miguel Rosales has conceived to complement his iconic Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill...

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Beacon Hill Market Reopens for Business

March 30, 2018
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In anticipation of its grand opening tomorrow, Friday, March 30, the Beacon Hill Market is now operating under new management. Soni Manandhar, an Everett resident who worked at the Family Market in Chelsea for around five years, has assumed ownership of the store at 55 Anderson St. The market, which already stocks the usual...

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1000 Boylston St, Receives Approval,Despite No On-Site Affordable Housing

March 30, 2018
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A new mix-use retail and residential tower slated to fill in the hole looking down to the Massachusetts Turnpike along Boylston Street in the Back Bay got a key approval from the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board, despite not having on-site affordable housing. The decision was made during the monthly BPDA board...

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Quentin Palfrey, Candidate for Lt Governor, Guest Speaker at Local Committees

March 30, 2018
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Quentin Palfrey, a former Obama White House official and non-profit leader running for Lieutenant Governor, spoke at meetings held by the Boston Ward 4 and Ward 5 Democratic Committees on Tuesday in the Back Bay and South End. Palfrey, a longtime Democratic activist, announced his candidacy in September and has topped the Democratic field of Lieutenant...

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Greg Henning Announces for Suffolk County District Attorney Office

March 30, 2018
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Greg Henning, a 38-year-old Dorchester resident who has worked as a prosecutor for over ten years, is running for Suffolk County District Attorney. Henning grew up in Boston and graduated from Harvard with a bachelor’s degree in government. His father, John Henning, was a longtime Boston television reporter and anchor at Channels 2, 5,...

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