Hill House Launches First-Ever, Citywide NFL Flag Football League Next Month

August 10, 2018
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Young football fans can now enjoy the fun and excitement of America’s favorite sport starting this fall with Hill House’s launch of the city’s first NFL FLAG football league.         Open to children in Kindergarten through the seventh grade, this citywide league will take place on Sunday mornings at Clemente Field on the Emmanuel College...

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Charlie Thomas’ Drifters to Be Playing at City Hall Plaza August 15

August 10, 2018
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Timeless R&B classics return to City Hall Plaza with Charlie Thomas’s Drifters at the Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series on August 15 at 7 p.m. The series is presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment, the Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly, and the Boston...

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Chestnut Street Resident Runs Falmouth Road Race to Fight Cancer and Honor Late Friend

August 10, 2018
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When Ally Colton participates in her second Falmouth Road Race on Sunday, Aug. 19, the 25-year-old Chestnut Street resident will not only be running to raise funds for cancer patients and their loved ones, but also to again honor a close friend who succumbed to the disease more than six years ago. Colton is...

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Boston Children’s Festival Comes to Franklin Park Aug 21

August 10, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department are proud to present the 2018 ParkARTS Boston Children’s Festival on Tuesday, August 21, at Franklin Park in Dorchester from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  ParkARTS is made possible in part through the generosity of Holly and David Bruce. Children and families from...

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Otis House Lecture Series Recalls Dining in Victorian Boston

August 10, 2018
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Explore the history of drinking and dining in Victorian Boston on Tuesday evenings in August at Otis House. Come early for a reception in the courtyard. On Aug. 7, historian Jim O’Connell analyzes historic menus from the Parker House, Union Oyster House, Durgin-Park, Locke-Ober, Café Marliave, Jacob Wirth and some long-forgotten eateries to explore...

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Deal Struck on Beacon Hill to Tax Short-Term Rentals

August 10, 2018
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Last week Massachusetts lawmakers struck a deal that would extend the state’s hotel tax to Airbnb units and other short term rentals. Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, who led the charge and was a key figure on Beacon Hill in pushing for short-term rental regulations, said last week that the deal struck among members last week...

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Business Association Introduces Custom, Reusable Shopping Bags

August 10, 2018
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The Beacon Hill Business Association has introduced custom, reusable, multi-use shopping bags that besides being “green,” also come with special perks from local businesses. The bags are adorned with the Charles Street skyline and available at the Boston Arts and Antiques Company, the Cambridge Trust Company, Charles Street Supply and December Thieves, among other...

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National Grid Open to Negotiations

August 10, 2018
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At National Grid, we’re industry leaders in the clean energy transition. We take seriously our responsibility to help solve major energy challenges, while meeting our customers’ evolving expectations and ensuring that the cost of our service is sustainable for years to come.  Our effort to keep costs reasonable for our customers has led to...

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A Tragedy That Affected All of Us

August 10, 2018
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The news reports about the tragic motor vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 32-year-old Cape Cod man who had just become a new father  — as he was returning home at night from the hospital after visiting with his wife and child — caused all of us to pause for a moment...

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Hands-Free Driving Law Needed

August 10, 2018
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Public safety advocates have been disappointed this week that the legislature has failed to adopt a bill in this legislative session that would ban the use of mobile electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle unless the devices are used in hands-free mode. Distracted driving is a huge and ever-growing problem, surpassing drunk driving...

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Reenactment

August 2, 2018
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Reenactment

Members of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment reenactors march onto the Boston Common Friday morning, July 27, during the announcement of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City, the National Parks and the Friends of the Public Garden. The MOU formalizes the restoration of the Shaw Memorial to the 54th Regiment on the Common.

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LalaRokh to Close Permanently Next Week

August 2, 2018
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LalaRokh to Close Permanently Next Week

One of the neighborhood’s premier restaurants for more than two decades, LalaRokh will close permanently after dinner service on Saturday, Aug. 11. “I’m proud of what we’ve done for nearly a quarter of a century,” said BabakBina, who co-owns the restaurant at 97 Mt. Vernon St. with his sister, AzitaBina-Seibel. “It was not a...

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Boston Bar Association Holds Forum for Suffolk County DA Candidates

August 2, 2018
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The Boston Bar Association (BBA) held a forum for the candidates for Suffolk County District Attorney on July 25. Five of the six candidates answered questions moderated by Suffolk University Law School Professor and former prosecutor Christina Miller and Northeastern University School of Law professor Daniel Medwed, as well as the audience. Candidate Linda...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

August 2, 2018
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Joy Street Background The reconstruction of Joy Street, now underway, consists of pedestrian improvements to the northern portion of Joy Street. Approximately 390 linear feet between Smith Court and Cambridge Street will be redesigned as a shared street. This will provide increased pedestrian space and will lead visitors to the Museum of African American...

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Parks Department to Remove and Replace 34 Dead or Unhealthy Trees in Neighborhood

August 2, 2018
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The Boston Parks Department will begin removing 34 unhealthy or dead trees throughout the neighborhood this month, which will be replaced with new trees this fall or in the spring of 2019. According to the city, the list include five trees each on Cambridge and Temple streets; three each on Charles and South Russell...

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Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial to be Restored through Unique Partnership

August 2, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined representatives from National Park Service, Friends of the Public Garden and the Museum of African American History on the Boston Common Friday to sign a Memorandum of Understanding committing to jointly restore the Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial. Situated inside the Common on the corner of Beacon and Park streets,...

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Police Briefs 07-31-2018

August 2, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny 07/18/18 – A Myrtle Street market reported a larceny after an unknown male suspect entered the store at about 10:07 a.m. and stole a donation jar containing U.S. currency off the front counter. The suspect then fled on foot.   Larceny from Moto Vehicle 07/18/18 –...

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Want Better Business? Invest in Public Transit

August 2, 2018
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Earlier this year, an Amazon executive called officials in Detroit to explain why the city had fallen out of contention for the retail giant’s new headquarters. The main reason?The lack of investment in Detroit’s regional public transit. The city doesn’t have enough downtown workers to fill all the jobs the headquarters would create. And...

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Church Needs to Take Swift Action on Sexual Abuse

August 2, 2018
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For the past several days, articles in the national media have reported accusations of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual improprieties with several adults and his criminal violations of the sexual abuse of minors.  These alleged actions, when committed by any person, are morally unacceptable and incompatible with the role of a priest, bishop or cardinal. I...

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Letter to the Editor

August 2, 2018
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Protect what we have To the Editor, Thank you Beacon Hill Times (the Times) for your expansive, top-of-the-fold coverage of last week’s Beacon Hill Architectural Commission’s hearings regarding proposals for 82 Mount Vernon Street and 40 Beacon Street (40 Beacon). The large crowd of attendees attests to the fact that residents are increasingly concerned...

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The News About the Environment is All Bad

August 2, 2018
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For anyone who is concerned about the environment (and that should be all of us), the news recently has been all bad. Here’s a sampling: A heat wave in Japan sent 10,000 people to the hospital, 30 of whom died; Denver set a record-high temperature in June of 105; and temperatures in Siberia and...

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FOPG Host Summer Party Atop the Taj

July 28, 2018
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FOPG Host Summer Party Atop the Taj

Marc Gearin, Cambridge Trust Company, raffle prize winners Adith and Tara Venkiteshawarn and Stacy Sheehan of the Cambridge Trust Company at the Friends of the Public Garden’s summer party on the roof of the TAJ Boston Hotel on Wednesday, July 18.  

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Front Facade Improvements at 82 Mount Vernon St Approved; Addition at 40 Beacon St Denied

July 28, 2018
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In a continuation from last month, architect Steven Young represented 82 Mount Vernon St. at the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission on July 19. To a room packed with people, he proposed to repair and repaint the existing front shutters, repaint the second floor oriel, repaint the front door, trim, and wrought iron handrails, and...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

July 28, 2018
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Summer Construction Season is Upon Us It seems that everywhere you look, there are multiple contractor parking permits posted on Beacon Hill’s streets. Your eyes and ears as neighbors are important to the Beacon Hill Civic Association in letting us know of the proper use of these permits. To obtain their initial permits, contractors...

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