DPH has Issued a Fish Advisory for the Lower Mystic River Area in Boston

July 28, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has issued a fish advisory for the Lower Mystic River area in Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Revere, and Somerville to provide guidance on fish consumption. The advisory says: Children under 12, pregnant women, nursing mothers, and women that may become pregnant should not consume any fish in the...

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Tugboat ‘Luna’ on Its Way to Pier 3 in the Navy Yard

July 28, 2018
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An historic, restored tugboat will soon make its home on Pier 3 in the Navy Yard at some point later this summer, ready to tell the story of its important place in the annals of maritime history in Boston Harbor. The tugboat Luna, a national historic landmark, has been painstakingly restored over the past...

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Teamsters Endorse Rollins for DA

July 28, 2018
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Rachael Rollins announced that Teamsters Local 25 has endorsed her candidacy for Suffolk County district attorney. “Rachael Rollins is the most qualified candidate in this race,” said Teamsters Local 25 President Sean M. O’Brien. “Rachael has experience as a federal and state prosecutor and as a defense attorney.  She has a keen understanding of our...

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Comm Ave Bridge Replacement Project to Start July 26

July 28, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is reminding members of the public of its upcoming intensive construction operations to replace the westbound side of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge over 15 and one-half days from Thursday, July 26, through Saturday, Aug. 11. During these construction operations, MassDOT said there will be significant service impacts to...

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DCR Selects Night Shift Brewing to Operate Seasonal Beer Garden on Esplanade

July 28, 2018
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Following a competitive process, the Department of Conservation and Recreation has selected Everett-based Night Shift Brewing to operate a seasonal beer gardens on the Charles River Esplanade that will open later this month. “The Department of Conservation and Recreation continues to explore unique opportunities that provide the public with exceptional experiences within the state...

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Commissioner Evans Bids Farewell after 39 Years at BPD:Mayor Walsh Immediately Makes Historic Appointment of Chief Bill Gross as New Superintendent

July 28, 2018
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Police Commissioner William Evans announced at a press conference Monday morning that he would resign from his post as commissioner to spend more time with his family and to be the head of public safety at Boston College (BC). At the same time, Mayor Martin Walsh announced the historic appointment of the first African...

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Police Briefs 07-24-2018

July 28, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Attempted Breaking and Entering – Residence 07/09/18  – A male suspect attempted to enter the window of a second-floor apartment through the fire escape of a Mt. Vernon Street residence at about 5:15 a.m. The victim reported the suspect fled back down fire escape. No property...

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Letters to the Editor

July 28, 2018
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Boston Foundation salutes retiring Police Comm. Evans, congratulates incoming Comm. Gross Dear Editor: We at the Boston Foundation applaud Commissioner Evans for his hard work not just as Commissioner, but in a career spanning nearly four decades as a member of the Boston Police Department. His hard work, dedication, and leadership skills have made...

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How to Address the Coming Shortfall of Primary Care Doctors

July 28, 2018
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About 20,000 students recently graduated from U.S. medical schools. Now, they’re beginning the next chapter of their training, as residents. Yet less than 7,000 will be pursuing careers in primary care. America will be short up to 43,100 primary care physicians by 2030, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Medical schools have...

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Charlie Baker Represents All of Us

July 28, 2018
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A recent news article in the Boston Globe quoted a number of reportedly-important RepubIican party members who asserted that they have been disappointed in the performance of Gov. Charlie Baker because he has been “too liberal.” They are upset with his support both for social causes they deem “liberal” and for his assent to...

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Archer and Donahue Project Moves Closer to Receiving BHAC Approval

July 21, 2018
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Archer and Donahue Project Moves Closer to Receiving BHAC Approval

The team behind the proposed residential redevelopment of the Hiriaam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue buildings at Temple and Derne streets is one step closer to receiving approval from the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission after representatives viewed proposed building materials and a site mockup on July 10. Dedham-based JDMD Owner, LLC, is converting...

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Florina Wins Popular Vote in Second Annual Boston Pizza Festival

July 21, 2018
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Florina Wins Popular Vote in Second Annual Boston Pizza Festival

Florina Pizzeria and Paninioteca beat out 30 vendors to take first prize in the popular vote in the second annual Boston Pizza Festival at City Hall Plaza on July 7 and 8. Barry Proctor, who co-owns the pizzeria at 16 Derne St. with John Cucinatti, said they churned out around 400 pizzas over the...

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Garden Tour Profits Up, Garden Club Gives it Away to Local Organizations

July 21, 2018
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Garden Tour Profits Up, Garden Club Gives it Away to Local Organizations

Proceeds from the Tour of the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill enabled the Beacon Hill Garden Club to donate $111,500 to mostly local environmental and horticultural organizations in June. Revenues were up 23 percent and ticket sales rose more than 13 percent. The tour took place on May 17. “We were thrilled with the...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

July 21, 2018
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BHCA Membership Season is Here! It’s time for all BHCA members to renew The Beacon Hill Civic Association would like to remind you that membership season is here! Summer can be a busy time for many families living on the Hill, making it easy to forget that your membership has expired, but all membership...

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Spiro Steps Down as Chair of Board for Associates of Boston Library

July 21, 2018
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The Associates of the Boston Public Library announced that its Chairman of the Board, Vivian K. Spiro ,stepped down on June 30, after serving for 20 years as head of the organization. She will be succeeded by Associates Board member Peter R. Brown. During Spiro’s tenure as board chairman she has overseen the Associates of the Boston...

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Linda Champion Announces for Suffolk County DA

July 21, 2018
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Linda Champion has announced her intention to run for the position of Suffolk County District Attorney. The following is her statement: “We are prosecuting people but we are not prosecuting the conditions that exist in our society that cause a person to act out: poverty, substance abuse, trauma and ptsd. In order to prevent...

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Friends Introducing a Pilot Restroom Facility On Boston Common

July 21, 2018
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The Friends of the Public Garden is introducing a pilot program for a new addition of restroom facilities to Boston Common. The Friends wishes to thank the Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust for their very generous gift to fund this test program that would increase the availability of restrooms on the Common, given the...

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Ayanna Pressley for Congress Holds Endorsement Event with Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu

July 21, 2018
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Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu this week announced her endorsement of Ayanna Pressley’s campaign for Congress at an event at Vejigantes Restaurant in Boston’s South End. Councilor Wu is the first Asian-American woman to be elected to the Boston City Council, and became the first woman of color to serve as City Council president,...

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YMCA Promotes Safety Around Water with Free Programs for Children

July 21, 2018
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The YMCA is known nationwide for their swim classes, but this year Massachusetts YMCAs will offer a Safety Around Water program free of charge to members of the community. According to a press release, Massachusetts YMCAs will use $400,000 of their Fiscal Year 2018 Youth-at-Risk allocation to provide swim instruction, education, employment, and training...

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Mapparium, Mother Church are Hidden Gems in the Back Bay

July 21, 2018
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Inside the Mary Baker Eddy Library on Massachusetts Avenue sits a vivid, 608-panel glass globe. Called the Mapparium, the 83-year-old globe is 30 feet in diameter and three stories high, according to tour guide Bert Hogan. The Mapparium opened in 1935, with the expectation that the panels would be updated to keep up with...

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Police Briefs 07-17-2018

July 21, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny 07/02/18 – A victim reported her purse, containing bank/ credit cards, a university ID, an insurance card, keys and seven British pounds, was stolen from an office at Ashburton Place at around 7 p.m.   Larceny 07/03/18 – A victim reported she left two boxes of shoes...

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What President Trump Wants Us to Forget

July 21, 2018
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By now, nearly every American has seen the terrible images of children being torn from their families, heard the sound of children begging immigration officers to call their relatives. Those images and sounds are the truth of what has been happening at our border because of Donald Trump’s despicable and immoral immigration policies. Now,...

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Letter to the Editor

July 21, 2018
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A more appropriate location Dear Mayor Walsh, Boston Common is the center of civic life for our City, and our most sought-after greenspace for recreation, reflection, celebration and protest. It is the neighborhood park for over 35,000 people in five neighborhoods, and a destination for millions more throughout the year from across the City...

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Kids Cool Down at Frog Pond

July 13, 2018
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Kids Cool Down at Frog Pond

Youngsters from Boston and beyond cool down in the spray pool at the Boston Common Frog Pond minutes after it was turned on during the opening celebration on June 29. The Frog Pond spray pool is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Labor Day and managed by The Skating Club of...

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