MassDOT to Release Environmental Assessment for Longfellow Rehab Project

August 9, 2011
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has filed an Environmental Assessment report for the Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation project and will make the make the document available to the public upon completion of its review by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), MassDOT spokesman Richard Nangle said.  “The next step will be publication in compliance with...

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Bike Sharing for Boston is a Novel Transportation Venture

August 9, 2011
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Going from place to place around downtown Boston and some of its neighborhoods on rented bicycles available at various locations is a novel idea whose time has arrived. Bicycling this city, or for that matter, any great city, gives one a better perspective on city life and the experience injects a bit of the...

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Police Briefs 08-09-2011

August 9, 2011
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Larceny from Motor Vehicle 07/26/11 – A victim reported unknown person(s) broke into her 1998 Volvo S70 that was parked on Charles Street between 6 and 9:45 p.m. A purse, backpack, jewelry, iPod, U.S. currency and credit cards were reportedly removed from the vehicle. Larceny in a Building 07/28/11 – A Charles Street antique...

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Puppet Shows Return to Common After 16-year Absence

August 3, 2011
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Puppet Shows Return to Common After 16-year Absence

This month marks the return of a unique tradition as Friends of the Public Garden brings puppet shows back to the Boston Common for the first time in 16 years. “Puppet theatre is popular globally, and it’s great to bring it back to the Common after all these years,” said Liz Vizza, executive director...

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Councilor Connolly Participates in Hubway Launch

August 3, 2011
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Councilor Connolly Participates in Hubway Launch

On Thursday, City Councilor at-Large John Connolly participated in the inaugural ride of Boston’s bike share program – Hubway. Connolly rode with the Children’s Hospital team from City Hall Plaza to Yawkey Way. Riders helped distribute bikes to stations around the city. More than 40 stations are currently operational, with plans to install more....

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Police Briefs 08-02-2011

August 3, 2011
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 07/22/11 – A victim reported that unknown person(s) entered his Phillips Street apartment between 7:50 a.m. and 2:06 p.m. and removed a college graduation ring and a laptop. Damage to the front door was also reported. Breaking and Entering – Residence 07/22/11 – A Joy Street resident reported that...

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Regarding Our National Government and Our Fragile Financial Lives

August 3, 2011
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There is a very real and compelling connection between our financial lives as individuals and families and that of the national government. In the modern age, we individuals are only as strong as our national government. If the national government is weak, we are weak. If it is in debt and nearly broke –...

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When Will DeLuca’s Market Reopen?

July 26, 2011
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When Will DeLuca’s Market Reopen?

It was on July 8 last year that a basement electrical fire closed DeLuca’s Market, the grocery store that Beacon Hillers have loved or hated, sometimes at the same time, for more than 100 years. The market is still not open, and Virgil Aiello, whose uncle started the market and who owns it now...

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Rents Up; Sales Down

July 26, 2011
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The real estate marketplace in June and July is sputtering just a bit compared with statistics for the same period last year according to a variety of sources who compile real estate sales information as well as rental information. Sales of existing properties are down about 15 percent and condo sales are down a...

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Police Briefs 07-26-2011

July 26, 2011
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Assault and Battery/Warrant Arrest 07/12/11 – A male suspect arrested on Cambridge Street between 12:45 and 1:18 p.m. on an assault-and-battery default warrant out of Boston District Court. Assault and Battery 07/13/11 – A taxi driver reported while driving on Willow Street at around 12:25 a.m., one of two suspects he had picked up...

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City Bike Czar Confident Hubway Program will include Hill Stations

July 26, 2011
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Following an 11th-hour meeting with the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Traffic and Parking Committee Thursday, Boston bike czar Nicole Freedman said she is confident that New Balance Hubway will include stations in and around the neighborhood when the city’s bike share program gets underway today. “Everyone wants to see the system come to...

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Public Gets First Look at Government Center Garage Redevelopment Plans

July 26, 2011
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The public got its first look at the redevelopment plans for the Government Center Garage during an Impact Advisory Group working session meeting at City Hall last week. HYM Investment Group LLC – a firm headed by former Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Director Thomas O’Brien – has proposed building a seven-building complex of retail,...

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BHCA Requests Removal of Synthetic Material from Mt. Vernon St. Tree-pits in Fall

July 19, 2011
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BHCA Requests Removal of Synthetic Material from Mt. Vernon St. Tree-pits in Fall

The Beacon Hill Civic Association is asking the city to remove a synthetic, porous material from tree-pits on Mt. Vernon Street this fall. “We request the removal of the new material from the two tree pits at 91 Mt. Vernon, on the corner of Louisburg Square, as soon as it is deemed safe by...

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First Golden Brooms Awarded

July 19, 2011
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First Golden Brooms Awarded

Jack and Mary Fitzgerald of Irving Street and Anna’s Taqueria of Cambridge Street were presented with the first Golden Broom Awards by the Beacon Hill Civic Association at a ceremony held last week on Charles Street. “We are all here because we care about our neighborhood,” said Mayor Thomas Menino, who presented the awards....

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Blackstone’s Presents ‘the Last Shepard and Tales of the Tenth Ornament’

July 19, 2011
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“The Last Shepard and Tales of the Tenth Ornament” is a timely Christmas tale about faith and hope. On Christmas Eve a young and cynical Boston reporter is sent to cover the demolition of Blackstone’s, a small store in Boston’s Beacon Hill, and to investigate the unexpected death of its owner, Jack Shepard. Though at...

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Celebrating Boston with John Winthrop Sears

July 19, 2011
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John Winthrop Sears name exudes Boston. It exudes the history of Boston. It is a name synonymous with the Founding Fathers of this city and state and with the first families of this nation from the time of our founding. Meeting with Mr. Sears is always to be informed about the great history he...

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Police Briefs 07-19-2011

July 19, 2011
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Larceny/Shoplifting 07/05/11 – At about 6:21 p.m., a male suspect stole a skirt and top from a Charles Street boutique. Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene/ Property Damage 07/06/11 – A victim reported his 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee was parked on Irving Street between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. when it was struck on...

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Cast Your Ballot for Hill Child’s Tie Design

July 12, 2011
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Cast Your Ballot for Hill Child’s Tie Design

Beacon Hill resident Daniel Bittner was selected by Vineyard Vines as one of the top 10 finalists for the “Design a Tie for Dad” contest. The 7-year-old’s “Doctor Dad” tie was selected from hundreds of other applicants. The winning tie design will be made into a tie and sold at Vineyard Vine stores and...

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BLO Launches ‘Breaking Down Barriers’ Initiative to Welcome People with Disabilities to Summer Concerts

July 12, 2011
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The board of trustees and overseers of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra recently announces a new initiative for its 2011 season entitled “Breaking Down Barriers” designed to remove barriers for people with visual, hearing and mobility disabilities to attend its concerts. “Boston Landmarks Orchestra is serious about making great music accessible to everyone,” said Charles...

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The Dead of Summer

July 12, 2011
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It is the dead of summer, that moment in our lives and in the life of the summer when there is as much summer in front of us as behind us. For those of us who love the heat, who love the summer, who wait for it all winter and who yearn for it...

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Police Briefs 07-12-2011

July 12, 2011
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Unarmed Robbery 06/27/11 – A male victim reported he was sitting outside of his Chestnut Street residence at around 10:33 p.m. when he was approached by three male suspects, one of whom struck him in the face and stole his wallet, containing two debit cards, and license and an iPhone. The suspects fled the...

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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee Votes not to Oppose Two Modified Proposals

July 12, 2011
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday not to oppose modified versions of two proposals it had previously vetted last month. The owners of a single-family townhouse at 3 Spruce St. and 5-7 Spruce Court – two adjacent single-family townhouses being converted into one single-family residence – have jointly...

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Cooling off at Beacon Hill Nursery School

Cooling off at Beacon Hill Nursery School

The hot summer days have finally arrived in Boston, but the campers at Beacon Hill Nursery School (BHNS) are enjoying some cool wet fun in the school’s newly renovated back playground. This new outdoor natural playscape is a perfect opportunity for your child to watch a piece of nature change through the season –...

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Lions Keep Mass. Eye and Ear Pediatrics ‘hopping’

Lions Keep Mass. Eye and Ear Pediatrics ‘hopping’

Things were hopping last week at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary when the Boston Host Lions stopped in to donate $1,250 and lots of cute stuffed animals to the hospital’s pediatric department.          The Lions raised the money from sales at their annual “Bunnies for Babies” fundraiser, where they sold chocolate bunnies earlier...

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