Don’t Forget to Prune Your Trees

July 13, 2018
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Don’t Forget to Prune Your Trees

Miguel Rosales, who co-chairs the Beacon Hill Civic Association Tree and Civic Beautification Committee with John Corey, is seen pruning a tree on Mount Vernon on Sunday.“It is important to remove the low branches or suckers as they are not beneficial for the tree and also can block sidewalks and hide trash and debris,”...

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Councilor Wu Holds Hearing on Resident Permit Parking

July 13, 2018
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City Councilor Michelle Wu held a hearing regarding the resident permit parking program in the city on June 28. On the panel were transportation experts from the city as well as members of organizations who have advocated for and researched better ways of managing parking in the city. This hearing was the beginning of...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

July 13, 2018
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Evening on the Esplanade – Wednesday, July 18 Beacon Hill residents are invited once again to a summer evening filled with music, camaraderie, and delicious food and wine at the opening night of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra on Wednesday, July 18th, at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. Music Director Christopher Wilkins will...

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Hebrew Reading Crash Course Offered

July 13, 2018
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A new, cutting-edge, Hebrew-reading crash course is taking the Jewish world by storm. The flashcard based language course developed by the Jewish Learning Institute, promises users that they can learn to read Hebrew in only four weeks if they follow the program. Beginning Monday, July 30, at 8 p.m., Rabbi Yosef Zaklos director of...

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Major Changes for Parking Tickets, Street Cleaning have Started

July 13, 2018
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Fines have been increased effective last week, for parking in violation of 11 City of Boston parking regulations, including overstaying a meter – which goes up to $40 a whack. The fines to be increased reflect those violations that most negatively impact Boston residents, are most frequently violated, and are a source of traffic...

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Beacon Hill Architectural Commission Agenda

July 13, 2018
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday, July 19, 2018 starting at 5:00 p.m. in the Piemonte Room on the Fifth Floor at City Hall. The following items will be discussed: Design Review 18.1410 BH 82 Mount Vernon Street: (Continued from 06/2018) Applicant: Steven Young Proposed Work: Repair...

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Council, Advisory Board Vote for Pay Increases – Including Mayor

July 13, 2018
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The City Council voted 11-2 at its June 27 meeting to accept the mayor’s new ordinance that would raise the pay of several City employees, including the City Council and the mayor. The changes for mayor wouldn’t go into effect until after the next election in 2022. The changes for the City Council wouldn’t...

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School Committee Approves Appointment of Interim Superintendent

July 13, 2018
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The Boston School Committee on Monday unanimously voted to approve Laura Perille as Interim Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools (BPS). Laura Perille previously served as the President and CEO of EdVestors, a school improvement nonprofit with the mission of increasing the number of schools in Boston delivering dramatically improved educational outcomes for all...

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Boston Landmarks Orchestra 2018 Season Begins July 11

July 13, 2018
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The Boston Landmarks Orchestra is gearing up for their 2018 season of free concerts at the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade. On July 11, the first ever “Season Tune-Up”  will be held at the Hatch Shell one week before the concerts begin. Landmarks Orchestra conductor and music director...

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ABCD NE/WE NSC Celebrates Independence Day

July 13, 2018
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The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) held its Independence Day Party to celebrate America’s birthday. Special guests included Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, who visited with his constituents and passed out flags in honor of the day, as well as City Councilor Lydia Edwards who brought cupcakes.  As usual, Victor Brogna, advisory...

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Police Briefs 07-10-2018

July 13, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Breaking and Entering – Commercial 06/27/17 – At about 12:05 a.m., officers responded to a breaking and entering at a Chestnut Street boutique. The suspect broke the glass front and removed a handbag from the store before fleeing towards Beacon Street in a motor vehicle.  ...

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Curing Alzheimer’s in America

July 13, 2018
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Imagine waking up one morning and not knowing whether you’re in your own home, let alone your hometown. The faces around you are unfamiliar, and you don’t know who to ask for help — or what to say. This is a daily reality for more than 5.7 million Americans. These people suffer from Alzheimer’s...

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Make the Most of Summer

July 13, 2018
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Our father who lived an extraordinary life, used to say, “When you look back on your life, you realize that all you really have is a lot of memories.” What brings these words to mind is the realization that the long, hot summer is upon us. With school out and the excitement of the...

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BHCA Approves Security Cameras, But Not Without Several Caveats

June 28, 2018
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The number and placement of exterior security cameras at 34 Beacon Street became a topic for debate at the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission’s monthly meeting on June 21. In a continuation from a hearing in February, Applicant Mona Bonnott is proposing a total of four exterior cameras at the front, side, and rear, one...

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Vilna Shul is Awarded $500,000 from Community Preservation Committee

June 28, 2018
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Last week, the Boston City Council unanimously approved the recommendation by Boston’s Community Preservation Committee and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh to fund a grant for the Vilna Shul for $500,000. This prestigious grant will help to defray costs associated with universal accessibility and HVAC upgrades in the historic landmark building and is made possible...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

June 28, 2018
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Summer Evening at Otis House Over 50 friends and neighbors attended the 3rd Annual Summer Evening at Otis House on Thursday. The evening is a collaboration between Historic New England and the Beacon Hill Civic Association, bringing together historic preservation discussion and community development in this elegant setting. Guests were treated to appetizers from...

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Charles St Merchant Acquires Revolutionary War Ribbons

June 28, 2018
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Period Americana – a merchant of historical artifacts, images and documents located at 139A Charles St. – recently acquired three Revolutionary War ribbons, two of which appear to be previously unknown. According to Kenneth J. Olson, president of Period Americana and a Mt. Vernon Street resident, the ribbons date back to the 1820s, and...

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The Race for Suffolk County District Attorney

June 28, 2018
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Henning receivesendorsement of Tim McCarthy Candidate for Suffolk County District Attorney Greg Henning today received the endorsement of Boston City Councilor Tim McCarthy, who represents the neighborhoods of Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Roslindale. “Above all else, the people of Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Roslindale want to feel safe in their neighborhoods. Greg Henning has...

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Dorothy Curran Returns on July 25

June 28, 2018
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The Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series returns from July 25 to August 22 for another great season of outdoor music to entertain music fans of all ages on City Hall Plaza with Strictly Sinatra by Michael Dutra, Disco Night with Stardust, the classic soul of Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, and the grand finale featuring...

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ParkARTS Outdoor Concerts to Begin on July 10

June 28, 2018
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department presents the 2018 ParkARTS Citywide Neighborhood Concert Series made possible by Berklee College of Music, Bank of America, The Friends of Ramler Park, and the Fenway Civic Association from July 10 to August 8 in parks citywide. The ParkARTS outdoor neighborhood summer concerts are presented free of charge...

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Applications for Slow Streets Program Available

June 28, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that applications for the 2018 Neighborhood Slow Streets program are now available. The Neighborhood Slow Streets program is a community-based effort to reduce speeds and improve the quality of life on Boston’s local streets. Neighborhoods associations, community groups, faith-based institutions and other organized groups of neighbors are invited to...

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Bay Village Gets Motor Mart Update and New Church Street Proposal

June 28, 2018
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Developer Boston Global Investors came back to the community last week with an update regarding the Motor Mart garage project. John Hynes, CEO and managing partner of Boston Global Investors, said at a Bay Village Neighborhood Association meeting that they received comments and feedback from the abutters of the garage, the Bay Village Neighborhood...

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BHTNH and Strawbery Banke Museum to Host Reading of Frederick Douglass on July 3

June 28, 2018
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The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire (BHTNH and Strawbery Banke Museum will again hold a public reading of one of the 19th century’s most famous speeches, “What to the Slaves is the Fourth of July?”, given by Frederick Douglass in 1852.  The reading will take place at 12PM on July 3rd, 2018, at the Strawbery...

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Charles River Conservancy Gala for Renata von Tscharner’s Retirement

June 28, 2018
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Annenberg Hall of Harvard University is famous for Hogwarts-esque architecture, but on Saturday, June 2, it wasn’t Harry on his broomstick flying through the air, but a puppet of Renata von Tscharner, founder of the Charles River Conservancy, on her bicycle in her signature yellow jacket. The 19th-century wooden space hosted over 300 friends,...

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