Zakim Bridge Architect Explores its Link to Eiffel Tower

May 17, 2018
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While 3,435 miles and the Atlantic Ocean stand between Paris and Boston, the two cities share a common bond in that each are defined by an iconic, architectural landmark as Beacon Hill architect Miguel Rosales will discuss in his upcoming lecture,  “The Eiffel Tower and the Zakim Bridge: Landmarks of Structural Art,” at the...

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Applications Available for 2018-19 SPARK Council

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that applications for the 2018-2019 SPARK Boston Council are now available. The SPARK Boston Council is a group of volunteers charged with leading the City’s efforts to engage Boston’s young adult population. “We’re proud to have the highest percent of young adults out of any major city in the...

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Walsh Appoints New Boston Public Library Trustees

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that writer and educator Jabari Asim and former state legislator Linda Dorcena Forry have been appointed to the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees. Journalist Ben Bradlee has also been re-appointed as Trustee. The Trustees’ mission is to preserve and provide access to historical records of our society, and...

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Blue Bikes Unveil New Design, Announce Free Ride Day on May 18

Residents will get their first look  at the new Blue Bikes about to hit the streets of Boston, Cambridge, Brookline and Somerville, as part of the Metro Boston public bike share system’s new partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (“Blue Cross”). The six-year agreement will build on the success of the Hubway...

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Award-Winning Chef Matt Morello Creating Elite Edibles for Revolutionary Clinics

He spent his entire professional career working in the country’s best restaurants and crafting innovative tastes in his own bistros. Now, Chef Matt Morello is bringing his culinary skills to Revolutionary Clinics, making unique, cannabis-infused edibles. Revolutionary Clinics is a state-of-the-art medical marijuana company with a dispensary at 67 Broadway in Somerville and two...

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Boston City Council Updates

The Boston City Council last met on Wednesday, May 9 for a public hearing at Boston City Hall. The following items were discussed.   Liquor Licenses Government Operations Committee Chair Mike Flaherty and Sponsor Ayanna Pressley reported back to the Boston City Council regarding a home-rule petition for a Special Law to authorize additional...

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Lack of Participation in the City’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes Program Upsets City Council

May 17, 2018
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After seeing a decline in participation in the City’s Payments in Lieu of Taxes PILOT agreement with tax-exempt institutions, Councilors Lydia Edwards and Anissa Essaibi-George filed a hearing order to give a nudge to these institutions to contribute more to the City of Boston. “I am presenting this hearing order today because of the...

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Police Briefs 05-15-2018

Beacon Hill Beat Assault and Battery 05/04/18 – At around 2:32 a.m., officers responded to Charles and Stuart streets for a report of a fight. On arrival, police found an unconscious male victim lying in the middle of the street. A witness said an unknown male suspect punched the victim in the head twice...

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Your Help Is Always Needed

Boston residents living in our neighborhood are fortunate to have some great open spaces within a couple of miles of each other stretching from the North End to the Back Bay. The newly established Greenway that was created after the Central Artery Project was completed is looking better each year with more activities being...

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Shining a Little Light

Shining a Little Light

Dan Webb from the city’s Public Works Gas Lightning Division doing spring cleaning on the Beacon Hill gas lanterns by changing the mantels and glass.

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Garden Club Proceeds to Help Myrtle Street Playground Renovations

The Myrtle Street Playground, where pre-schoolers and their parents gather, is about to be radically transformed. New playground equipment is coming this spring. The planting beds are being transformed and a special playground feature which will provide climbing space for small children will take the playground up a notch in its significance. The Friends...

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Suffolk County DA Candidates Forum Sparks Debate Among the Contenders

May 11, 2018
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A heated discussion between the candidates for Suffolk County District Attorney took place in a packed room at Suffolk University Law School on Thursday, May 3. The event was moderated by Meghan Irons the social justice reporter for The Boston Globe and was hosted by Boston Wards 3, 4, and 5 Democratic Committees, Suffolk...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

Seagle headlines BHCA Annual Meeting May 21 James F. Seagle, Jr., president of Rogerson Communities and a recognized leader in the field of housing and services for elders, will give the keynote address at the BHCA’s 96th Annual Meeting and Reception to be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Monday, May 21, at...

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Rebekah Brooks to be at 96 Charles St On May 11

Rebekah Brooks Jewelry, located at 96 Charles Street, offers an intimate shopping experience within an enchanting space. Fully outfitted with sunning antique display cases, dramatic wallpaper and an ivory wedding gown in the corner, the store features a curated collection of antique jewels alongside exquisite presentations of Rebekah’s handmade line. The company’s classic adornments...

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Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Announces 2018 Public Art Installations

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has announced a slate of artists and artworks focused on light-based installations and interactive experiences that showcase the rapidly evolving concept of light and art in many forms. The Greenway will exhibit eight historic Massachusetts neon signs, an interactive LED light-based piece commissioned from Luftwerk, and a kinetic sculpture...

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Beacon Hill Architectural Commission Agenda

The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday, May 17, 2018. The hearing will start at 5 p.m. in the Piemonte Room on the fifth floor at City Hall.  Violations 18.1233 BH 17 Hancock Street: Installation of fire strobe and bell at front elevation. Design Review 18.1070 BH 81 Mount Vernon Street: Install...

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Beacon Hill Restaurant Fixture Harvard Gardens and American Cancer Society Work Together Against Cancer

The American Cancer Society has recently grown its partnership with Harvard Gardens, a Beacon Hill neighborhood restaurant since 1930. Just steps away from Massachusetts General Hospital and close to world-renowned cancer research facilities, Harvard Gardens (https://harvardgardens.com) offers “American cuisine, local beers, creative drinks, sultry atmosphere,” at 316 Cambridge St, Boston MA. NCAA Basketball Watch...

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Gibson House Museum Presents Program on Early Baseball in Boston

On Monday, May 21, the Gibson House Museum presents “Honoring and Memorializing the World Champion 1918 Red Sox” with Red Sox Team Historian Gordon Edes and Skip Desjardin, author of the forthcoming book “September 1918: War, Plague, and the World Series.” The year 1918 represents a watershed period in the history of the nation,...

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Police Briefs 05-08-2018

BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from a Building  04/23/18 – A victim reported she was sitting in the lobby while waiting for her room to be ready at an Arlington Street hotel between 10:15 and 11 a.m. The victim approached the front desk to pickup her room key, but when...

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90 Years and Going Strong

It’s that time of the year again when the Beacon Hill Garden Club will be hosting its annual Soiree and Tour of the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill. The Soiree will be held next Wednesday night, May 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. and the Gardens Tour will be on Thursday, May 17 from...

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Obituaries 05-08-2018

Jane D’Esopo McKinnell Long time Beacon Hill resident Jane D’Esopo McKinnell, a long time resident of Beacon Hill, died suddenly on March 30 at the age of 83. She had stayed, as usual, optimistic despite health setbacks during the fall and winter and looked forward to resuming life as she had known it. Jane,...

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French Cultural Center to Celebrate 40 Years of Fundraising at Le Bal Révolution on May 12

French Cultural Center to Celebrate 40 Years of Fundraising at Le Bal Révolution on May 12

Le Bal Révolution – the French Cultural Center’s major fundraising gala – will storm the Liberty Hotel on Saturday, May 12, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. This year’s Co-Chairs Deb Hanley, Karen Rotenberg, and Martha Volpe, along with Honorary Co-Chair Suki de Bragança, and the French Cultural Center’s Executive Director Barbara Bouquegneau, will preside...

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Jordan Whitney’s Film Shown at BPL

Jordan Whitney’s Film Shown at BPL

Jordan Whitney, a third grade student at the Eliot Public School in the North End, who resides with her family on Phillips Street on Beacon Hill,  had her film screened at the 7th Annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, that took place at the Boston Public Library’s Rabb Auditorium in Copley Square on Saturday, April...

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Annual Duckling Parade Set for Mother’s Day

Duckling Day on Sunday, May 13, is the cutest family event in Boston. The Friends of the Public Garden, in association with the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department, will celebrate Mother’s Day with Boston-area families during its annual Duckling Day. A beloved tradition for more than 30 years, Duckling Day celebrates the...

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