Massachusetts Must Move Forward on Our Own

October 13, 2018
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With the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, coming on the heels of the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, it is clear that the America as we have known it for the past 70 years, a time in which the United States attained and maintained its supremacy in the world and achieved...
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First of Two Marijuana Applicants Proposes West End Dispensary

October 5, 2018
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First of Two Marijuana Applicants Proposes West End Dispensary

The first of two applicants unveiled its plans at the West End Museum to open a marijuana dispensary in the neighborhood during a meeting sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Garden Remedies intends to open an adult-use, recreational and medical facility, including retail space on the ground level...
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Hale Statue Restoration Project Celebrated

October 5, 2018
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Friends of the Public Garden and Lend a Hand Society gathered on the Public Garden last week to celebrate a restoration project bringing new life to the terrace surrounding the Edward Everett Hale Statue. The celebration also marked the Lend A Hand Society’s 125th year of providing emergency financial assistance to low-income families, individuals,...
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Five Steps to Living Green in Downtown Boston:A Monthly Column on Living Well in the Neighborhood by the Beacon Hill Garden Club

October 5, 2018
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Living in downtown Boston, you share walls, floors and sidewalks. Your living space is likely to be small. You probably walk to many places. So you are already more energy efficient than many of your fellow Americans. Here’s how to get even greener: Walk, bike or take the T instead of a cab, Lyft...
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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

October 5, 2018
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It is Beacon Hill’s good fortune that for generations owners of its historic 19th-century homes have invested their time, talent and resources to preserve them for generations to come. Without them and the talented craftsmen they hire to restore their properties, Beacon Hill would not have remained the unique historic neighborhood that attracts visitors...
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Two Schools Bring Family Fun to Marlborough St

October 5, 2018
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Family fun will be easy to find on Marlborough Street on Saturday, Oct. 13, as the John Winthrop School holds its 52nd annual Street Fair and The Learning Project holds its annual Fall Book Fair. The John Winthrop Street Fair will be held on Marlborough Street, between Berkeley and Clarendon streets, and The Learning...
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DA’s New Internet Safety Training Teaches Kids to STOP, BLOCK, and TALK

October 5, 2018
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Former District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced the relaunch of his office’s internet safety training program – now called STOP BLOCK and TALK – designed to ensure kids know how to safely navigate the online world and help parents understand and communicate with their kids about the risks they face online. The program will...
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Zakim Bridge Turns 15

October 5, 2018
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A milestone for the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge was commemorated during a cocktail event at EF Education’s Cambridge facility on Friday, Sept 21, called “The Zakim Bridge: 15 Years Together.” “This celebration of the completion of the Zakim Bridge was a great opportunity to commemorate the 2003 completion of one of the...
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Registration Now Open for Mayor’s Cup Soccer Jamboree

October 5, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department have announced that registration is now open for the 2018 Mayor’s Cup Soccer Jamboree. The Mayor’s Cup Soccer Jamboree brings together recreational soccer teams from across Boston providing rec teams from different local soccer programs with the opportunity to play soccer against other...
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MassGeneral Hospital for Children Creates A Path Forward with Behavioral Health Care

October 5, 2018
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Nearly 20 million children in the U.S. have been affected by a behavioral disorder, putting them at a higher risk for academic failure, substance use and chronic problems that can carry into adulthood. MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) is making great strides in child and adolescent psychiatry and will highlight these advancements at its...
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Police Briefs 10-02-2018

October 5, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 09/17/18 – A victim reported she parked her 2019 Mazda on West Cedar Street at about 2 p.m. on Sept. 16, but when she returned to the vehicle at 7 a.m. the next day, the rear windshield was smashed and her white...
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Combating Climate Change Can Produce Economic Gain

October 5, 2018
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Countries that take ambitious action against climate change can benefit macroeconomically—if they prioritize the most economically efficient measures for mitigating emissions. The Economic Case for Combating Climate Change, a report released today by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the BCG Henderson Institute, shows that most countries can achieve 75 percent to 90 percent...
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Pancake Breakfast

September 27, 2018
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Pancake Breakfast

HOTCAKES! One-year-old Cecily Robertson taking a big bite of a tasty pancake during the Hill House’s Annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Mt. Vernon Street Firehouse. The breakfast has been observed in the neighborhood for more than 15 years by families from the Hill.
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Fall Festival

September 27, 2018
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Fall Festival

Park Street School families at their information table on Sunday, Sept. 23, during the annual Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Fall Festival on Mt. Vernon Street. The Festival welcomed everyone back to the neighborhood for the fall, with hundreds attending.
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Esplanade Mural Experiences Major Vandalism; Repair Costs Unknown

September 27, 2018
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Esplanade Mural Experiences Major Vandalism; Repair Costs Unknown

The revered and critically acclaimed Patterned Behavior art mural on the Charles River Esplanade experienced a significant amount of vandalism sometime overnight on Thursday, Sept. 20 into Friday, September 21, according to the Esplanade Association. The mural, which has been installed beneath the Bowker Overpass on the Esplanade since July 2017, was commissioned by...
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BHAC Reviews 60 Chestnut Street Violation

September 27, 2018
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A violation for 60 Chestnut St. was among the agenda items at the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission’s public hearing at City Hall on Thursday, Sept. 20.              The applicant, John Holland of the Boston commercial and residential development firm Holland Companies, said work on the single-family home includes the installation of a railing on...
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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

September 27, 2018
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A Great Day on Mt. Vernon Street! Thank you to all the families who came out this Sunday for the BHCA’s 17th annual Fall HillFest, and to our patient neighbors on Mt. Vernon Street! A really great time was had by all. Thank you too to our terrific sponsors: FH Perry, Harpoon Brewery, Jack...
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Rollins Receives Endorsement from the Ward 5 – Boston Democratic Committee

September 27, 2018
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The Ward 5 Boston Democratic Committee announced that they are endorsing Rachael Rollins as their candidate for District Attorney of Suffolk County. In doing so, Ward 5 joins Rachael’s 75 endorsers, which include Boston Wards 4, 11, 12, and 19. The Ward 5 Committee Chair Kenzie Bok stated: “We’re thrilled to be endorsing Rachael...
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J. Mclaughlin, Row 34 and Friends of Dana-Farber Partner for Charitable Shopping Event

September 27, 2018
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On Wednesday, Sept. 12, J. McLaughlin partnered with Row 34 and the Friends of Dana-Farber to host a charitable shopping event with generations of old and new J. McLaughlin fans. A multigenerational crowd sipped wine, enjoyed a raw bar from Row 34, listened to tunes by DJ Liz Ladoux and shopped fall styles in J....
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Esplanade Association’s ‘Moondance Gala’ a Spectacular Success

September 27, 2018
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The Esplanade Association’s glittering annual “Moondance Gala” on Saturday evening, Sept. 15, sparkled with stupendous support and sincere celebration. With profound partnership and generosity from over 600 donors and guests, $1.18 million was raised for the organization’s continued efforts to create a thriving, safe, accessible park, where people come together to share, explore, and...
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Design Team Provides Update on Garden Garage Tower

September 27, 2018
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The design team behind the $409.7 million Garden Garage Tower project provided a community update at the West End Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Developer Equity Residential of Chicago is building a 44-story, approximately 517,700 square-foot residential building on the former garage site at 35 Lomasney Way, which would include 470 units and approximately...
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Freedom Rally Leaves Common Looking Worse for the Wear

September 27, 2018
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An estimated crowd of between 15,000 and 20,000 turned out to the Boston Common for the 29th annual Boston Freedom Rally over the weekend of Sept. 14 to 16, and while the event resulted in not a single arrest, according to Boston Police, the park was left looking a lot worse for the wear...
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BHT Achievements

September 27, 2018
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Arline Isaacson, a Beacon Hill resident and longtime lobbyist for the LGBTQ community, recently received “Heroes in Action” from AIDS Action. Isaacson is co-chair of the Massachusetts Gay & Lesbian Political Caucus, and has advocated on AIDS and LGBTQ issues for three decades. MGLPC led the lobbying effort on marriage equality in Massachusetts and...
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Police Briefs 09-25-2018

September 27, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat Auto Theft   (Scooter) 09/12/18 – A victim reports his parked 2005 Piaggio Typhoon scooter was stolen from Phillips and Grove streets between 7 .m. Sept. 11 and 8 a.m. the next day.   Larceny 09/13/18 – At about 2:13 p.m. a victim reported a package delivery was stolen from his business...
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