Esplanade Association and DCR to Unveil New Welcome Signs

After several years of work with its partners at the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Esplanade Association is improving the visitor experience with new Welcome Signs. The signs are being installed at six park entrances, including: Arlington Street/Fiedler Footbridge, Dartmouth Street, Fairfield Street, Massachusetts Avenue, Silber Way, and Boston University. They will provide...

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Field of Flags on the Common Marks 9th Year

In two hours, 400 volunteers transformed a patch of grass on the Boston Common into a moving Memorial Day tribute. After nine years, the field of American flags on the Common never gets old, and that’s exactly the point as 37,268 small American flags were placed on the Common by volunteers late last week,...

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Winthrop Square Tower Moves Forward with Key Approval

After two years of review and numerous public meetings and hearings, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) gave their final nod of approval to allow the 115 Winthrop Square Tower to move forward. The tower will replace a City-owned garage with a mixed-used tower containing more than 1.6 millions square feet of residential,...

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Mayor’s Garden Contest Deadline is July 11

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is alerting Boston’s green thumbs that they have until Wednesday, July 11, to register for the 2018 Mayor’s Garden Contest presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department with a grand prize provided by JetBlue and media support provided by the Boston Herald. Now in its 22nd year, the contest...

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Reception on Exhibit Planned at Nichols House

On Thursday, June 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the Nichols House Museum presents an opening reception for the exhibition, Their Objects, Their Stories: The Nichols Women as Collectors, 1870-1960, on view through October 13, 2018. The reception is free and open to the public but advanced registration is required. Register at http://nicholshousemuseum.org/programs_events.php or call (617)...

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CRWA Receives Major Gifts to Support Mission

Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) has recently received two $1 million gifts from anonymous donors to support the organization’s work in the region building resilience to flooding and drought and restoring the Charles River. These leadership gifts will help establish a more secure financial future for CRWA and its innovative work. CRWA’s research into...

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Police Briefs 05-29-2018

Beacon Hill Beat From Police Area A-1 Assault and Battery 05/16/18 –At about 6 p.m., officers responded to an assault and battery in progress on Arlington Street. A male suspect, who appeared intoxicated, allegedly had an altercation with employees of an Arlington Street steakhouse before fleeing the area on foot.   Breaking and Entering –...

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Help End Distracted Driving

Glancing at that new text message on your phone. Scrolling through satellite radio stations to find the right song. Adjusting your GPS to find a new route.  Any of these activities momentarily takes your attention away from driving – you are a distracted driver. Every year, there are thousands of crashes caused by distracted...

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Remembering Those Who Gave All

This Memorial Day, we remember and honor the American heroes who gave their lives for our country. Our Gold Star families deserve respect this day, and every day, of the year. My own father, Andrew, was a World War II veteran who enlisted in the Army as a private. He fought in the Battle...

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Garden Soiree

Garden Soiree

Nancy Schön, a Beacon Hill resident and the renowned sculptor who created the Make Way For Ducklings sculpture in the Public Garden, is presented with a rendering of her sculpture of Myrtle The Turtle. The new sculpture will live in the Myrtle Street Playground in Beacon Hill. John Corey presented the token of gratitude...

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Paula O’Keeffe Receives 21st Annual Beacon Award

May 25, 2018
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At Monday’s annual meeting of the Beacon Hill Civic Association at the Union Club, Paula O’Keeffe was presented the 21st annual Beacon Award for her significant and sustained” contributions to the community. A West Newton native, O’Keeffe was admittedly unfamiliar with the neighborhood when she and her husband Bill moved to a small house...

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New Upgrades Are Coming to 11 Isabella Street in Bay Village

May 25, 2018
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Located next to an abandoned building and surface parking lot in the Bay Village, another building is set to get some renovations along Isabella Street. Two brothers, Benjamin and Daniel Moll of Arx Urban architects and active members in the Bay Village community, presented their plans to update a four story brick building at...

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Now + There Has Big Plans for the Upcoming Year

May 25, 2018
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This year, Now + There, a non-profit that creates temporary public art projects, introduced its 2018 theme, Common Home. Over the next six months, two female artists and seven Boston artists completing the Now + There Public Art Accelerator will present thought-provoking projects that explore such themes as responsibility and power, memory and recorded...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

Waterfall and Whitney elected to BHCA leadership posts Eve Waterfall of West Cedar Street and Robert Whitney of Phillips Street were elected to lead the Beacon Hill Civic Association at its 96th Annual Meeting, held Monday at the Union Club. Both are attorneys who have served on the board of directors for more than...

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Boylston St Marker Project Gets Key Approvals from City Agencies

May 25, 2018
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Two sites along Boylston Street were forever changed when two bombs went off near the finish line in April 2013, changing those families connected to those lost and also the greater Boston community. To mark that horrific event artist Eduardo Stantec worked closely with the families most affected by the bombings to come up...

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Hatch Shell Restoration Project Set to Wrap Up Next Month

May 25, 2018
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The $2.4 million restoration project entailing the replacement of the exterior panels on the dome of the Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River Esplanade is expected to wrap up in early June, according to Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Leo Roy. Before this work began, however, two laser scans of the dome...

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Police Briefs 05-22-2018

Trespassing 05/05/18 – At about 6:14 a.m., a male suspect was arrested for trespassing after he was found inside a shed in the rear backyard of a Pinckney Street residence. A witness reported he noticed the suspect pulling on motor vehicle doors earlier. No damage to any vehicles in the area was reported.  ...

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Memorial Day Is a Time for Reflection

The Memorial Day weekend is upon is, a three-day weekend that for most Americans marks the start of the summer season. Many will celebrate appropriately with barbecues and outdoor activities with family and friends. However, amidst our festivities, we should not forget that Memorial Day is America’s most solemn national holiday, marking our nation’s...

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Annual Duckling Day Parade

Annual Duckling Day Parade

Jonathan Krygowski (4) in police uniform and leading a pack of ducklings as in the children’s book, “Make Way for Ducklings,” by Robert McCloskey, during the annual Duckling Day Parade in the Boston Public Garden on Sunday, May 13. Scores of residents and members of Friends of the Public Gardens attended the beloved annual...

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Seagle to Speak at BHCA Annual Meeting

May 17, 2018
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Seagle to Speak at BHCA Annual Meeting

James F. Seagle, Jr., president of Rogerson Communities and a recognized leader in the field of housing and services for elders, will give the keynote address at the BHCA’s 96th Annual Meeting and Reception to be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Monday, May 21, at the Union Club, 8 Park Street. In...

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Successful Charles St Couture Fashion Show Concludes BHWF’s Fifth Season

May 17, 2018
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Successful Charles St Couture Fashion Show Concludes BHWF’s Fifth Season

The fifth annual Charles Street Couture Fashion Show on Tuesday, May 8, marked the end of Beacon Hill Women’s Forum’s (BHWF’s) 2017-18 season. For the past two years, event chair Kjerstan Fonzi has orchestrated this popular neighborhood tradition and BHWF signature event involving dozens of volunteers, an impressive undertaking. Over a hundred attendees gathered...

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Esplanade Assoc Announces Major Expansion of 5K Run

Boston’s most popular running route will see even more foot-traffic than usual at the Esplanade 5K Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Esplanade5K.com) on Sunday, May 20, at 9 a.m. Hosted by the Esplanade Association, the 100-percent,  privately funded friends group for the Charles River Esplanade, the 5K race (3.1 miles) will...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

Mayor tightens rules on short-term rentals This week Mayor Martin J. Walsh filed a revised ordinance creating regulations for the short-term rental industry, including platforms like Air BnB, which, according to City Councilor Michelle Wu, may appear on next Wednesday’s agenda for discussion by the Council. The amended version bans investor-owned apartments from being...

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Rep Michlewitz Endorses Greg Henning for Suffolk County DA

On Tuesday May, 1 at Artu Restaurant on Prince Street, State Representative Aaron Michlewitz endorsed Greg Henning for Suffolk County District Attorney. “There is no one in this race who can hit the ground running on day one — and do this job starting right away — other than Greg Henning,” Rep. Michlewtiz said....

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