BHCA Community Corner

August 5, 2017
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Keeping Charles Street Clean Due to the community’s generosity, two individuals decked in bright safety vests can be seen cleaning Charles Street’s sidewalks and tree pits every Tuesday and Friday. And Beacon Hillers are encouraged to welcome them to the neighborhood. In May, residents and businesses joined together to support the cleaning of Charles...

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Victim Arrested for Skateboard Attack that Led to Double-Stabbing in Common

August 5, 2017
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By Dan Murphy In the aftermath of Wednesday’s double stabbing on the Boston Common, three individuals were arrested but later exonerated while one of the stabbing victims was later charged with a skateboard attack that led to the bloodshed, according to Boston Police. George Moustakis, 30, of Danvers was arrested for assault with a...

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Mayor Walsh, Congresswoman Clark Join Housing Advocates to Rally for Affordable Homes

August 5, 2017
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As proposed federal cuts threaten to increase housing instability and homelessness, more than 500 residents, housing advocates, and policymakers from across the Commonwealth rallied Monday, July 31 in front of Faneuil Hall in support of federal investments in affordable homes and our communities. Congresswoman Katherine Clark and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh also attended...

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Police Briefs 08-01-2017

August 5, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Robbery 07/21/2017 – A victim reported four male suspects robbed him on the Boston Common at Beacon and Charles streets at around 2 a.m. Earlier that night, the victim said he bought drinks for the suspects at a Tremont Street store. The suspects then robbed the...

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Some Night Music

July 28, 2017
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Some Night Music

The Boston Landmarks Orchestra opened its summer season last Wednesday on the Esplanade. Shown getting ready to enjoy the music were Joan and Lux with their father Joe Ringenberg.

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Hampshire House Team Breaks Ground on 75 in Seaport Square

July 28, 2017
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Hampshire House Team Breaks Ground on 75 in Seaport Square

By Dan Murphy Thomas A. Kershaw and the Hampshire House team broke ground Tuesday, July 18, on their new restaurant in the Seaport District, 75 on Seaport Square. Located in Building C between Seaport Boulevard and Northern Avenue, this 7,000 square–foot restaurant will open in November of 2017, sitting alongside a Kings Bowling Alley,...

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Marinovich to Step down as Exec Director of Esplanade Association

July 28, 2017
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After five and a half years at the Esplanade Association (EA), the last three serving as its executive director, Tani Marinovich plans to step down this fall.  She will continue in her position through September overseeing the organization’s busy summer schedule in the park and its largest annual fundraising initiative, the Moondance Gala, which...

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Downtown View:North Country Life

July 28, 2017
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I spend several days every summer in the North Country. The weather is always typical for New England, both warm and cold, dry and humid, sunny and rainy—all the contrasts that summer brings in our region. Plenty of rain this year has ensured that the color green is pretty much overwhelming. The rain seems...

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BHCA Community Corner

July 28, 2017
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See litter? Go to 311 If it’s an emergency and you need help, call 911. But if it’s lots of litter, overflowing trash cans or illegally dumped household trash on Beacon Hill streets, you can ask for help from the city by calling 311. 311 is an easy-to-remember telephone number that connects you with...

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Legendary Restaurant Supplier is Moving:Eastern Bakers Supply Holds Relocation Sale

July 28, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Robert “Bobby” Kalustian knows restaurants. And if you own or have owned a restaurant in the region, you know Robert Kalustian. For 71 consecutive years, Kalustian’s family has been providing equipment to restaurants large and small, bakeries, submarine shops, pizza places, college cafeterias – and more recently, food trucks. Setrak Kalustian,...

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Boston Landmarks Orchestra Performs on the Esplanade

July 28, 2017
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Under perfect summer skies the Boston Landmarks Orchestra opened its 2017 summer series on theat the Hatch Shell.  The circle in front of the Hatch Shell was filled with music lovers of all ages. The orchestra will perform free concerts through August. “The program this year has outstanding orchestral music but also amazing new...

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Police Briefs 07-25-2017

July 28, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Breaking and Entering – Motor Vehicle 07/15/17 – A victim reported she parked her 2016 Jeep Renegade on Charles Street at around 11: 45 p.m. on July 14, but when she returned to her vehicle the next day at 10 a.m., the rear left window was...

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Imagine Boston 2030

July 28, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh “We will listen. We will learn. We will lead.” That is a promise that I made to Bostonians after being sworn in as the 54th Mayor of the City of Boston. Now, almost four years later, we have put forth Boston’s first citywide plan in over 50 years —...

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Obituaries 07-25-2017

July 28, 2017
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Jerome “Jerry” Ward Anderson Of Beacon Hill Jerome Ward Anderson, Jerry to his neighbors in Beacon Hill, Boston and Block Island, R.I., passed away peacefully in Boston at age 73, from Multiple System Atrophy (MSA).  Relatives remarked it was characteristic for Jerry to make his grand exit on July 4th, one of his favorite...

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Staying Fit after 50

July 18, 2017
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Staying Fit after 50

Cindy Sullivan, a Beacon Hill-based personal trainer and senior-fitness specialist, was asked by one of her Beacon Hill clients to create a exercise program he could use while spending his summer on Nantucket. Interest grew and ultimately a video was produced by the Saltmarsh Center of Nantucket in conjunction with Channel 18 Nantucket TV....

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Rose Brigade Going Strong after 30 Years

July 18, 2017
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Rose Brigade Going Strong after 30 Years

By Dan Murphy China Altman never imagined the Rose Brigade she established three decades ago to tend to the rose beds in the Public Garden would grow into what is reportedly the longest, sustained volunteer group operating in the city. “It has seemed to me that the people who have come and gone over...

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Boston Public Library to Gain New Trustees

July 18, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In an effort to diversify the Boston Public Library leadership and funding sources, the Boston City Council voted to pass a home rule petition proposed by the Mayor to expand the number of BPL Trustees from nine up to 15. At a City Council hearing on Wednesday, July 12, Councilor Michael...

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BHCA Community Corner

July 18, 2017
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Evening on the Esplanade Wednesday The Beacon Hill Civic Association invites families and friends to an Evening on the Esplanade, a summer evening filled with music, camaraderie and tasty food that will take place Wednesday, July 19th, at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. The popular annual summer event marks the opening night...

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Downtown View:Following Up on the HarborWalk Walk

July 18, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor A few weeks ago seven friends and I explored the HarborWalk from Lovejoy Wharf to Congress Street. We were dismayed by the blind alleys, signs pointing in the wrong direction or no signs, parking lots and the sad condition of parts of the walk. Now I’ve investigated what’s being done....

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Boston Landmarks Orchestra Returns to the Hatch Shell

July 18, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen With summer in full swing, it is time to sit back, relax, and enjoy a free night of classical music, courtesy of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. Under the leadership of Music Director Christopher Wilkins and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer, the 2017 season of free concerts at the DCR’s Hatch memorial...

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Kristen Mobilia Wants to Go “Back to the Basics” in Her Run for District 8

July 18, 2017
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Long-time community advocate and leader, Kristen Mobilia of the Fenway, is taking a bold step into local politics and running against the popular City Councilor Josh Zakim for District 8.  “It wasn’t something I planned on doing and it wasn’t part of my master plan,” said Mobilia. But, the results of the recent national election combined...

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Sandwich Board Signs Regulations Will Soon be up for Debate

July 18, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In bright colored letters across chalkboard signs, witty remarks or inspirational quotes entice a passerby to stop, look in and see what’s inside. These free marketing tools aid many small and larger businesses alike to get shoppers in the store across major shopping areas in Boston. In an effort to provide...

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Esplanade Association’s Healthy Fit and Fun off to a Great Start

July 18, 2017
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The Esplanade was hot and steamy on Tuesday evening with over 300 people dancing and jumping to the rhythms of Zumba at the kick off of the Esplanade Association’s summer long free fitness series Healthy, Fit and Fun! For the 7th year the Esplanade Association has joined forces with some of Boston’s top fitness...

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Police Briefs 07-18-2017

July 18, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny 07/09/17 – A victim reported her black Trek FX2 bicycle was stolen from a West Cedar Street alley between 12:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. The bike had a cable-lock broken off.

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