Historic New England Raises Funds to Support New England History

October 21, 2016
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Historic New England hosted “A Century on The Hill” on Sept. 30, with Committee Co-chairs Joan and Ernst Berndt, Karen and Warren McFarlan, and Gina and Steve White. Beacon Hill residents Joan and Ernst Berndt served as co-chairs of the event and welcomed more than 100 guests to the historic Otis House for an...

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Police Briefs 10-18-2016

October 21, 2016
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Robbery 10/02/16 – A victim walked into District A-1 headquarters on Oct. 9 to report he was robbed at gunpoint on Oct. 2 at around 2:30 p.m. The victim further stated he didn’t call 911 to report it at the time. Three suspects pointed a handgun...

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Letter to the Editor

October 21, 2016
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‘What ever happened to  affordable housing?’ Years ago, I wrote an article about affordable housing, or lack thereof, in the City of Boston. Now, 14 years later, I’m still wondering, “What ever happened to affordable housing?” “Luxury Condos” are going up everywhere. Here on the West End, we were told that residents “requested” more...

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Sad State of America

October 21, 2016
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We know we join with all of our fellow Boston-area citizens in praying for the speedy recovery of East Boston police officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris, as well as the two year-old Roxbury girl, who were shot this past week in separate incidents. The East Boston police officers were responding to a domestic...

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Polo in Boston

October 14, 2016
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Polo in Boston

Players competed on the open field, muddy and wet, making control of the ball difficult at times during Boston’s inaugural Polo team match against New York on Sunday, Oct. 2, in Georgetown. Players from the neighborhood hope to get Boston on the map as a competitive polo city. Boston lost its opening match, 9-11,...

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“Cook with a Fire in Her Soul” at the BHWF Tonight

October 14, 2016
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“Cook with a Fire in Her Soul” at the BHWF Tonight

By Kathy Hull Tonight, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) welcomes Azita Bina-Seibel, one of Boston’s top chefs and restauranteurs, for her talk “Cooking: The Recipe for Success.”  Included in Esquire’s “Female Universe of Culinary Bostonians,” Ms. Bina-Seibel is co-owner of the Beacon Hill gems LaLa Rokh and Bin 26 Enoteca.  She cultivated her...

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Florina Pizzeria Gets Nod for License Transfer

October 14, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday not to oppose the transfer of a conditional-use permit from the former Derne St. Deli to a pizzeria that now occupies the storefront. John Cucinatti, who opened Florina Pizzeria and Paninioteca at the corner of Derne and Temple streets about...

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Downtown View:A Look at the Library

October 14, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Summer has ended. We’re back. The renovations to the 1972 Johnson building at the Central Library are finished. You must see the results. They are scrumptious. It was the former library president, Amy Ryan, whose experience in other parts of the country helped her envision a happier and more serviceable...

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BHCA Community Corner

October 14, 2016
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Membership in the Beacon Hill Civic Association offers many benefits, including the opportunity to meet and connect with neighbors. To that end, the BHCA hosts a monthly gathering at one of the neighborhood’s most popular local watering holes, 75 Chestnut, on the first Monday of every month from 6 pm-8 pm. “Our First Monday...

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‘Canine Promenade’ Returns to the Esplanade Oct 23

October 14, 2016
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On Sunday, Oc. 23, the Esplanade Association, in partnership with Pawsh Boutique, will host their sixth annual “Canine Promenade” on Fiedler Field from noon to 2 p.m. The Promenade is a 1/2‐mile Halloween costume parade around the Esplanade to benefit the park, highlight the park as a resource for dog owners and celebrate the...

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Play Set at Huntington Theatre for City’s Parks and Open Spaces

October 14, 2016
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On Thursday, Oct. 13, guests will have the opportunity to see a performance of “Sunday in the Park with George” at the Huntington Theatre while supporting Boston’s parks and open space. Stephen Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical focuses French post-Impressionist painter and draftsman Georges Seurat and his search for love, inspiration, and “the art of making...

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Boston House Museums Present “Bostonians at Home: Servant Life in Downtown Boston

October 14, 2016
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On Saturday, October 22, three Boston house museums draw on their rich stories and collections to illuminate domestic life in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Otis House Museum, Gibson House Museum, and Nichols House Museum offer a series of special guided tours focusing on servant life at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Tickets are...

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Suffolk DA Conley’s Top Staff Lead Mandatory Training on Witness Protection

October 14, 2016
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Members of Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s top legal, advocacy, and organizational staff yesterday led prosecutors on a training in use of the state’s Witness Protection Fund to ensure that they have the tools necessary to keep victims, witnesses, and their loved ones safe. Deputy Chief of Staff Catherine Rodriguez, Chief Trial...

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Local Riders, Rancher Hope to Make Boston a Polo City

October 14, 2016
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By Joseph Prezioso Around 30 horses and six riders gathered on a rainy Sunday afternoon, Oct. 2, to take part in the first inaugural Boston Professional Polo Match, with riders hailing from all over the area neighborhoods to play the sport draped in prestige and honor. The match featured Boston taking on their favorite...

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Letter to the Editor

October 14, 2016
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A point of correction on Athenaeum’s D.C. French exhibit Dear Editor: Regarding your recent article announcing the opening of a new exhibit at the Boston Athenaeum on Daniel Chester French, it is important for your readers to know that Daniel Chester French — “one of America’s foremost sculptors of public monuments, best known for...

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News 09/27/2016

September 29, 2016
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Downtown View Infrastructure. Investment. Interesting. By Karen Cord Taylor Throughout the 1990s and into the early 2000s, Boston boldly invested in itself. It cleaned up the harbor, spending $3.8 billion on the Deer Island Treatment Plant alone. It spent from $650 to $850 million, depending on how you count, in state money for the...

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News 09/27/2016

September 29, 2016
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Longfellow Bridge to be closed at nights MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic overnight from Monday, September 26, through Friday, September 30. The bridge will be closed from 11:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM the following morning. The closures are necessary to perform utility work...

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News 09/27/2016

September 29, 2016
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MassDOT installs two pedestrian hybrid beacons to improve pedestrian safety Beacon Hill Times Report The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has installed two new pedestrian hybrid beacons at the intersection of Land Boulevard and Cambridge Parkway in Cambridge, which are intended to improve pedestrian safety in the area. A pedestrian hybrid beacon is designed...

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News 09/27/2016

September 29, 2016
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BHCA COMMUNITY CORNEr For 95 years the Beacon Hill Civic Association has worked to enhance and protect the quality of life for our residents through community building, civic engagement and historic preservation. With this regular column, we’d like to let you know more about what we are doing to accomplish these goals, a little about our past...

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Police Briefs – 09/27/2016

September 29, 2016
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Larceny from Motor Vehicle 09/18/16 – A victim reported the rear window of her 2015 Mini Cooper was smashed while parked on Charles Street between around 8 p.m. on Sept. 17 and 11:26 p.m. the next day. The victim said clothing was stolen from the motor vehicle.  

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Police Briefs – 09/27/2016

September 29, 2016
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Assault and Battery, Disorderly Person 09/18/16 – At approximately 12:26 a.m., a male suspect was arrested at the Park Plaza Hotel for assault and battery and being a disorderly person after an altercation with hotel staff and guests.

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Hill House Pancake Breakfast

September 22, 2016
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Hill House Pancake Breakfast

Maddie Schmieg, Taylor Hauff, Charlie and Amelia Perkins, and Lele and Tattie Gibbs at the Hill House Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 18. The annual breakfast is a way for the Hill House to give back to the community, which supports the institution wholeheartedly. The Hill House also used the event to let the community...

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He Ain’t Heavy

September 22, 2016
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He Ain’t Heavy

Not to be missed is the annual dog show sponsored by the Common Canine, a sub group of the Friends of the Public Garden. Prizes were awarded for such distinctions as smallest, biggest, friendliest and best trick. Left, Ana and her dog Seychellois won for dog and owner who most look alike; also competing were...

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Mean Homeless Age in A-1 is 42

September 22, 2016
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By Dan Murphy In a recent census conducted by the Boston Police of the overnight homeless population in Area A-1 during the summer months, the mean age of those interviewed was approximately 42 years old. Between Aug. 24 and 26, officers under the supervision of Captain Kenneth Fong of Area A-1, along with a...

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