Hill House Fundraiser at MOS

October 12, 2017
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Hill House Fundraiser at MOS

Beacon Hill Residents Mike Novak and Daniel Schmitz enjoying a brew at the Hill House fundraising night under the stars at the Museum of Science (MOS).

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Alice O’Neil: A Star Athlete Continues to Shine

October 12, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Beacon Hill resident Alice O’Neil has always been a competitor. From a young age, O’Neil has been steeped in sports from figure skating, to field hockey to sailing. But one sport, in particular, has kept O’Neil in the game – tennis.   On Wednesday, October 4, O’Neil was awarded an honorary...

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Downtown View:Bring Back the Draft

October 12, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor As you could probably surmise by my name, I’m pretty white. One time at a political convention in Worcester, a man who must have considered himself ethnic compared to me, called me derisively, Karen Lord Taylor. I thought he was pathetic. After all, we were in the same political party,...

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Neighbors Oppose Removal of Joy St Trees

October 12, 2017
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By Dan Murphy A proposal to remove two public shade trees at 3-5 Joy St. is being met with some resistance in the neighborhood. The construction firm converting the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) back to residential housing is requesting the removal of two linden trees measuring 7 and 9 inches dbh (diameter at breast...

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BTD Announces Time Frame for Beacon St Safety Improvements

October 12, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Boston Transportation Department has announced that planned safety improvements to Beacon Street will commence this fall and provided a timeframe for the project. Over the next few months, the design team will conduct outreach and seek to engage people on the street. They will solicit feedback on the proposed improvements...

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BHCA Community Corner

October 12, 2017
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by Suzanne Besser, BHCA President Contractors & neighbors: working together It is Beacon Hill’s good fortune that for generations owners of its historic 19th century homes have invested their time, talent and resources to preserve them for generations to come. Without them and the talented craftsmen they hire to restore their properties, Beacon Hill...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing to Discuss Several Proposals on Wednesday

October 12, 2017
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The Zoning and Licensing Committee of the Beacon Hill Civic Association will meet on Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. at 74 Joy Street. All meetings are open to the public. If you have any questions or comments regarding the matter to be heard, please attend. If you are unable to attend but would...

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Hill House’s Fundraising Night at the Museum of Science

October 12, 2017
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On Thursday, Sept. 28, Hill House hosted a fundraising night under the stars at the Museum of Science, with over 150 in attendance and raising over $110,000 for their programs and athletics. Neighbors and friends, new and old, donned lederhosen and dirndls while enjoying craft beer, lawn games and more, all in support of...

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Boston-Mexico Partnership is Featured in BAC Exhibition

October 12, 2017
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Students and faculty from The Boston Architectural College (BAC) are building bridges to Mexico. A collaboration with the Centro Metropolitano de Arquitectura Sustentable (CMAS) in Mexico City has explored local and international work around Rising Tides and Resiliency in Boston and Lynn, Massachusetts; Mangrove Ecosystems in the Yucatan Shores; and the 400 year-old UNESCO...

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Letter to the Editor

October 12, 2017
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REEFER MADNESS Dear Editor: My wife and I have been residents of Beacon Hill for more than forty years. We have had the good fortune to be witnesses and beneficiaries of the great progress that Boston has made as a city over that long period of time. Like many of our neighbors and fellow...

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Bringing Bostonians Together

October 12, 2017
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh Every year, more and more people are calling Boston home. Our population is growing: we’re expected to surpass 700,000 residents before 2030, which are numbers we haven’t seen in decades. This growth means that housing is in high demand. In 2014, we released our housing plan. It’s a roadmap...

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Blessing of the Animals

October 5, 2017
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Blessing of the Animals

Last Sunday, the Annual Blessing of the Animals took place at many local churches.In the above photo Fr. John Unni, Pastor of St. Cecilia’s Church in the Back Bay gives the blessing to the pets of local parshioners.

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Beacon Hill Village Elects New Directors

October 5, 2017
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Three downtown residents recently joined Beacon Hill Village’s board of directors. Jan Beaven has been a member of the Village since 2013. She has served on BHV’s Marketing Committee and is vice chair of the Village Council. Beaven lives in Back Bay and is a consultant and former banking professional. Charley Davidson is a...

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Old Fashioned Family Fun at Lala Rokh

October 5, 2017
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For over 20 years, family has always been a huge part of Lala Rokh. They have watched kids grow up over the years and then come in with their own children. This community has always been important to us which is why every Sunday night is Sunday Night Family Night. On Sunday, September 17...

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Public Garden’s Ducklings Turn 30

October 5, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The sculptor who brought Mrs. Mallard and her family of aquatic birds from Robert McCloskey’s classic children’s story “Make Way for Ducklings” to life in the Public Garden will preside over a 30th-birthday celebration for this Boston landmark in the park this Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m....

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Downtown View:Passive vs Active

October 5, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Boston is an odd city in many ways. We do have a lion and a unicorn, but our favorite icons are a grasshopper (Faneuil Hall) a cod (State House) and ducklings and swans (Public Garden). Those creatures might seem insignificant in some cities, but we’re going with what we’ve got....

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Annual Storybook Ball Scheduled for Oct 14

October 5, 2017
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Every three minutes a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room. Scary for adults—and even scarier for children. MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) will bring a heightened awareness to this growing problem at its upcoming Storybook Ball. Now in its 18th year, the Storybook Ball is one of Boston’s pinnacle events, bringing...

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Artists Crossing Presents the Boston unCommon Music Festival

October 5, 2017
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Artists Crossing will present the Boston unCommon Music Festival, taking place at the Parkman Bandstand on Saturday October 7, and featuring seven Boston-based bands. Artists Crossing is proud to bring the Boston unCommon Music Festival to the Boston Common for the first time. This debut event will showcase local bands I Was Awake, Colbis...

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Walsh’s Fall Pumpkin Float Set for Oct 20

October 5, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced that the annual Fall Pumpkin Float will be held at the Boston Common Frog Pond on Friday, October 20, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Hundreds of illuminated jack-o’-lanterns will be floated on the water accompanied by spooky family activities. Attendees are asked to bring 8-inch or smaller...

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Exploring the Charles River Esplanade with Margo Newman at BHWF Oct 10

October 5, 2017
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By Amy Tsurumi The Charles River Esplanade is no doubt one of the most vibrant areas of Boston and a city icon. On any given sunny day, masses of people enjoy running along the Charles, soaking up the sun on boats of various shapes and spending time with family on the playground.  Home to...

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Esplanade Association’s ‘Moondance Gala’ A Spectacular Success, Raises $980,000

October 5, 2017
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On Saturday evening, Sept. 23, the Esplanade Association held its annual “Moondance Gala” under the stars along the banks of the Charles River in Boston. This year’s gala brought together 450 friends, supporters, and business and civic leaders from throughout the city to celebrate the iconic green space. The evening raised a record $980,000...

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Police Briefs 10-03-2017

October 5, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Building 09/28/17 – A victim reported while inside a Charles Street bakery at around 1 p.m., unknown person(s) stole her laptop from the table when she went to use the restroom. Unarmed Robbery 09/29/17 – Victims reported while walking on Boylston Street at about...

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Letter to the Editor

October 5, 2017
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Great piece on kids in the city Dear Editor: Kudos to Karen Cord Taylor for her wonderful piece on raising kids in the city, which echoes our family’s experience in Cambridge. When our girls were little we walked them to school, and soon enough they were navigating the city on their own, a diverse...

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Swan Boats Wrap Up 141st Season

September 26, 2017
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Swan Boats Wrap Up 141st Season

By Dan Murphy While Boston was spared the brunt of Hurricane Jose, it still created unforeseen challenges for the Swan Boats, which was forced to wrap up their 141st season in the Public Garden a day earlier than anticipated last week to prepare for the incoming, inclement weather. “Logistically, it made thing more difficult...

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