City Holds Meeting on North Station Action Plan

By Dan Murphy The city held its first public meeting at the West End Museum on Tuesday, June 28, to discuss the “North Station Area Mobility Action Plan,” which aims to improve transportation accessibility near the MBTA station. The study area, bound by Cambridge Street on the south, New Sudbury and North Washington streets...

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‘Outside the Box’ Returns to Boston Common Next Week

“Outside the Box” – touted as the city’s “premier performing-arts festival” – returns to the Boston Common for the third time from July 13 to 17. “’Outside the Box’ shows us how performing arts can bring a community together, breaking down barriers and inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds,” Mayor Martin J. Walsh...

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Downtown View:July’s Tradegy or Comedy

By Karen Cord Taylor You’ll have to admit democracies are more entertaining than dictatorships. Nothing ever happened in East Germany except for people trying to get over the wall. Nothing happens now in North Korea, where everyone follows the same orders or else. Instead democracies have uninformed people deciding matters of great importance. Rabble...

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BPL Officials Announce Re-Opening Date for Library Renovation in Copley Square

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Public Library announced this week that the grand reopening of the Central Library Renovation will take place Saturday, July 9, and will be commemorated with a 10:30 a.m. ribbon cutting. The grand reopening will celebrate the completion of the second and final phase of the renovation of the...

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July Events Listed for the Boston Public Market

Summer is here! Grab the picnic basket from the attic and stock up on fresh, seasonal, picnic-friendly foods at the Boston Public Market. Hang out in your favorite spot on the Waterfront, by the Charles River, or along The Greenway during our Berklee Summer Concert Series – right outside the Market on Friday evenings,...

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End of School Year Reflection

By Tommy Chang When we started the 2015-2016 school year, we set out to work as a team. A school year full of victories and challenges is drawing to a close and we feel an incredible sense of purpose for the work that lies ahead. We are focused on building a better Boston Public...

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Letter to the Editor

Local business owner thanks neighbors Dear Editor: We’re writing to express our sincerest gratitude to the collective of Beacon Hill. In just two short years of being open, we never imagined feeling as loved and welcomed as this inclusive neighborhood has made us feel. We’ve had “walk-ins” who have turned into good friends. They’ve...

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10th Anniversary

10th Anniversary

The Friends of Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields (TERSF)   recently got  together with representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation to celebrate TERSF’s 10th Anniversary and to say  ‘Thank You’ to leaders from the  Commonwealth and Newman Schools, whose generous support made possible  the acquisition of a state-of-the-art field sweeper. The...

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Developer Unveils Latest Proposal for Temple St

By Dan Murphy Neighbors got a look at the latest, revised plans for 33-61 Temple St. on Tuesday, June 21, at the third public meeting sponsored by the Boston Redevelopment Authority to review the proposed residential redevelopment project. Dedham-based JDMD Owner, LLC intends to transform the interconnected Hiriam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue...

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Downtown View:Summer Reading

You’re probably not looking forward to a summer that is sure to contain a series of outrages from Donald Trump. I’ve got relief for you. Concentrate on Amitov Ghosh’s Ibis trilogy instead. This series takes awhile to get through. You may want to keep a list of characters. You might need a bigger map...

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Hill House to Celebrate its 50th Anniversary,Oct 1

By Suzanne Besser Fondly known as ‘your backyard in the city,” Hill House was once a small oasis for recreation on Beacon Hill that after years of nurturing by community members grew big enough to provide acres of opportunities for city children.  This year it’s having a big birthday. The community center that offers...

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Boston Pops Fourth of July Spectacular Set for Monday

The nation’s most famous Fourth of July celebration is happening right here in Beacon Hill’s backyard. The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will be held on the Charles River Esplanade on Monday, July 4. The gates will open at 9 a.m. The concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. while the fireworks will begin at 10:30...

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MBTA Red Line Weekend Diversion and Longfellow Bridge Closure, July 8-11

MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will close the Longfellow Bridge and implement an MBTA Red Line diversion during the weekend of July 8 through July 10. WSC will close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic, except MBTA buses, from 11:00 PM on Friday, July 8, to 5:00 AM on Monday, July 11. The...

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Amendment Aims to Lower Speed Limits in City

By Dan Murphy State legislators are proposing a bill amendment that would lower speed limits in Boston’s densely populated neighborhoods and in “designated safety zones” established by city officials. The amendment, co-sponsored by State Reps. Denise Provost, Dan Hunt, Elizabeth Malia and Jay Livingstone, would lower the speed limit from 30 to 25 mph...

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Boston Landmarks Orchestra Announces 2016 Summer Concerts at DCR’s Hatch Shell

Inspired by the people, artists, and heritage of a great city, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (LO) under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer announce its 2016 season of free concerts at the DCR’s Hatch Shell at the Esplanade. “Universal access and summertime fun lie at the heart...

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Police Briefs 06-28-2016

From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny – Bike 06/19/2016 – A victim reported she parked her folding, black Commuter bike on Melrose Street on June 18 at around 2 p.m. When she returned at about 4 p.m. the following day, its wheels were stolen. Police seek suspect in indecent assault Boston Police are seeking...

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Enjoy A “Safe and Sane” Holiday Weekend

When Americans celebrated the Fourth of July at the turn of the 20th century, they did so in such rowdy fashion that vandalism and destruction of both public and private property were commonplace. This rampant hooliganism was suppressed only when public officials and the public-at-large decided that the holiday should be observed in a...

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Women’s 100M Hurdles on Charles Street

June 24, 2016
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Women’s 100M Hurdles on Charles Street

The adidas Boost Boston Games held the city’s first-ever ‘Street Meet’ in the Beacon Hill neighborhood Saturday. In the photo above, world-class athletes compete in the hurdles event on a Mondo track that was constructed on historic Charles Street between the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common. Thousands of spectators also enjoyed other track...

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Bill Calls for More Duck-Boat Regulations

June 24, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Family members of a woman struck and killed by a duck boat on Beacon Hill in April joined three lawmakers Wednesday to advocate for legislation that would impose new safety regulations on the vehicles. “This was a preventable accident,” said Ivan Warmuth, father of 28-year-old Allison Warmuth was struck and killed...

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Downtown View:Summer Feasts

June 24, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Have you ever been to a feast on the streets of the North End? I decided this is the summer I’m going. I knew little about them for many years. Recently, they seem to have proliferated. It’s true, said life-long North End resident Nick Dello Russo. The reason I knew...

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Bud Patten Passes Away at 88;Longtime Resident of West Cedar Street

June 24, 2016
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Bud Patten loved life, especially the good life. He played golf, studied the American China Trade, preferred Bordeaux wines, hunted down fine antiques and cherished his lovely home, his wife and Beacon Hill, where he lived for 58 years. “We always called him the mayor of West Cedar Street,” said his friend Bob Linderman....

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Walsh Announces Partnership with Huntington Theatre Co

June 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Friday joined Michael Maso, Managing Director of the Huntington Theatre Company and John Matteson of the QMG Huntington, LLC to announce a partnership that will allow the Huntington Theatre Company to continue operating in what is known as the Boston University (BU) Theatre. “From the very...

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New England Revolution Players Hold Soccer Camp on Esplanade

June 24, 2016
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New England Revolution Star Forward Charlie Davies, teammates Darrius Barnes, Gershon Koffie and Matt Turner, along with Santander’s Region President Michael Bruno and SVP of Brand Media and Sponsorships Jeff Greenler joined more than 300 local kids and soccer fans at Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields on the Charles River Esplanade for a special...

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Bow Ties and Seersucker:A Perfect Match

June 24, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser At first glance, they seemed an odd couple: She, a hip young Beacon Hill fashion designer with an edgy approach to fashion and he, a seasoned newspaper and magazine columnist as well as author of three books from Nashville, Tennessee. But last Friday there were the two of them, amidst sparkling...

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