Beacon Hill Leaders Supporting Tolman for Attorney General Post

September 3, 2014
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State Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Boston) and former State Rep. Paul Demakis announced their endorsements of Warren Tolman to be the next Massachusetts attorney general. Livingstone and Demakis joined Tolman at the Paramount Restaurant, where Tolman met with Beacon Hill-area voters during Tolman’s three-day Boston Tour. “Warren Tolman has earned my support because he has...

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BHCA Zoning & Licensing to Meet

September 3, 2014
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On Wednesday, August 27th, the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning & Licensing Committee will hold a meeting to discuss the proposed change of occupancy at 62-66 Charles Street to a Peet’s Coffee &Tea. The meeting will take place at 127 Mount Vernon Street at 7:30pm. Further details on the projectcan be viewed at www.bhcivic.org....

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Storrow Drive Roadwork Going On

September 3, 2014
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Through Thursday, August 28 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM, the Storrow Drive EB off-ramp at Fenway will be closed for Rapid set concrete repairs. Additional eastbound left lane closures will take place on those same days as needed at Commonwealth Avenue from 7 AM to 3 PM for project deliveries. Monday through Thursday...

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More Open Space Is Now On the Way

September 3, 2014
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Gov. Deval Patrick has signed into law state legislation that will allow the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) to expand its Boston campus while restoring public parkland in the Charles River Esplanade. The legislation, filed by State Rep. Jay Livingstone and co-sponsored by Sens. Anthony Petrucelli, Sal DiDomenico and Will Brownsbereger and State...

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A New Trail to Follow

September 3, 2014
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I love it when one person decides to do a good deed for the rest of us just because he or she is  interested in a topic. Vincent Licenziato, 64, of Phillips Street on Beacon Hill, decided to celebrate art, social justice and education by calling attention to the many statues and memorials around...

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Beacon Hill Leaders Supporting Tolman for Attorney General Post

August 26, 2014
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Beacon Hill Leaders Supporting Tolman for Attorney General Post

State Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Boston) and former State Rep. Paul Demakis announced their endorsements of Warren Tolman to be the next Massachusetts attorney general. Livingstone and Demakis joined Tolman at the Paramount Restaurant, where Tolman met with Beacon Hill-area voters during Tolman’s three-day Boston Tour. “Warren Tolman has earned my support because he has...

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A New Trail to Follow

August 26, 2014
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I love it when one person decides to do a good deed for the rest of us just because he or she is interested in a topic. Vincent Licenziato, 64, of Phillips Street on Beacon Hill, decided to celebrate art, social justice and education by calling attention to the many statues and memorials around...

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Storrow Drive Roadwork Going On

August 26, 2014
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Through Thursday, August 28 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM, the Storrow Drive EB off-ramp at Fenway will be closed for Rapid set concrete repairs. Additional eastbound left lane closures will take place on those same days as needed at Commonwealth Avenue from 7 AM to 3 PM for project deliveries. Monday through Thursday...

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BHCA Zoning & Licensing to Meet

August 26, 2014
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On Wednesday, August 27th, the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning & Licensing Committee will hold a meeting to discuss the proposed change of occupancy at 62-66 Charles Street to a Peet’s Coffee &Tea. The meeting will take place at 127 Mount Vernon Street at 7:30pm. Further details on the project can be viewed at...

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More Open Space Is Now On the Way

August 26, 2014
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Gov. Deval Patrick has signed into law state legislation that will allow the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) to expand its Boston campus while restoring public parkland in the Charles River Esplanade. The legislation, filed by State Rep. Jay Livingstone and co-sponsored by Sens. Anthony Petrucelli, Sal DiDomenico and Will Brownsbereger and State...

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Local Volunteers For HOTC

August 26, 2014
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Interested in volunteering at the Head of The Charles Regatta (HOTC) this fall? The Beacon Hill Civic Association Young Friends will be staffing the awards table on Saturday, October 18th from 11:30am – 2:30pm and are looking for members of the Beacon Hill community to join! Spots are filling up quickly; contact Tori Hay...

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BHAC Determinations

August 26, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission held a public hearing: on Thursday, August 21.  The following determinatiuons were voted on Application 14.1321 BH 42 Mount Vernon Street (continued review) APPROVED WITH PROVISOS Applicant: Ricky Silva (contractor): Masonry restoration, including selected replacement of deteriorated brownstone panels with tinted precast panels Application 15.193 BH 55 Chestnut Street...

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ALS Bucket Challenge

August 25, 2014
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ALS Bucket Challenge

Mass. Eye and Ear’s ENT clinical team, including Dr. Allan Goldstein, took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday, Aug. 8, in front of the hospital. Their heads may have been wet, but their spirits were high as they helped raise awareness for ALS research. See the video on the hospital’s Facebook page www.Facebook.com/MassEyeAndEarNews,...

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Remembering Williams

August 25, 2014
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Remembering Williams

Fans erected a makeshift tribute to Robin Williams on a bench in the Public Garden last week, following his tragic death on Monday, Aug. 11. Williams acted in a scene opposite Matt Damon at the location during his Oscar-winning performance in the 1997 film “Good Will Hunting.” Meanwhile, a petition has been launched to...

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How High Is Our Status?

August 25, 2014
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Karen is taking her first break since beginning to write in this space. She is offering some of her most remarked-upon columns for you to enjoy again. How high is our status (first published in May, 2011) Recently, in another part of the country, I found myself in an unusual conversation. One person told...

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Lawsuit Filed On Sidewalk Ramps

August 25, 2014
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As Mayor Martin J. Walsh moved forward with his plan to bring Beacon Hill sidewalks into compliance with the Adults with Disabilities Act, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) filed a lawsuit last Tuesday asserting that the construction as proposed could potentially jeopardize the historic character of the neighborhood. “The plaintiffs support the city’s...

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Letter to the Editor

August 25, 2014
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‘Let’s keep our eyes on the prize’ Dear Editor: As a 40-plus-year resident, I’ve found most folks walking the Hill aren’t looking intently down. Their eyes are on the interesting architecture, beautiful trees, doorways and plantings. Unfortunately, they are also looking increasingly at historic facades defaced by ugly fire alarm beacons and rooflines sprouting...

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Final Phase of Brewer Fountain Plaza Restoration Gets Underway

August 13, 2014
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Final Phase of Brewer Fountain  Plaza Restoration Gets Underway

As the Friends of the Public Garden enters into the second and final phase of its $4 million rehabilitation of Brewer Fountain Plaza, this popular destination on the Boston Common is destined to become an even more inviting place. In 2010, Boston Parks and Recreation Department completed restoration work on a long-neglected bronze casting...

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A Memory for Life

August 13, 2014
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A Memory for Life

Life-long friends Katie Hayward and Alex Fissler have returned from a thrilling month in Tanzania, Africa where they climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro (where, as you can see, it is winter) and volunteered at a school in a Maasai village. They are now busy at their summer jobs, Katie as a counselor at Camp Harbor View...

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Mitt a Democrat?

August 13, 2014
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Karen is taking her first break since beginning to write in this space. She is offering some of her most remarked-upon columns for you to enjoy again. Mitt. A Democrat? (first published in December, 2011 (It probably applies to gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker as well.) Our guy Mitt has met trouble lately in his...

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Dead Trees Slated to Be Removed

August 13, 2014
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On August 13 and 14, the Boston Parks Department will be removing a dozen dead trees from Beacon Hill, on Charles, Chestnut, Irving, Mt. Vernon, Myrtle, and West Cedar Streets. The removals automatically generate a planting request, and a new tree will planted at a future date if the location is not too close...

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Two Residents Graduate From MGH Institute

August 13, 2014
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Two Beacon Hill residents were among the 535 students who graduated from MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston’s health sciences graduate school. The Class of 2014, with students from 28 states and five countries, was the largest class in the school’s history. The Beacon Hill residents who graduated from the MGH Institute are: Doctor...

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Letter to the Editor

August 13, 2014
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For Mayor Walsh and Planning and Public Works colleagues; Dear Editor: This note enlarges on a letter I sent to the Mayor several months ago. I am a neighbor and a Beacon Hill resident, who was elected 50 years ago to represent this district; by which I mean, both sides of our meeting place,...

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Hill Doctor Awarded Research Sabbatical Award from Research to Prevent Blindness

August 8, 2014
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Hill Doctor Awarded Research Sabbatical Award from Research to Prevent Blindness

Michael Gilmore, Ph.D., a resident of Beacon Hill, was recently awarded a $50,000 Research Sabbatical Award from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB). This award will enable Dr. Gilmore to spend time in world-leading basic research laboratories to acquire new skills and insights into structural biology and biofilm engineering in order to inform the design...

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