Fall Festival

September 27, 2018
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Fall Festival

Park Street School families at their information table on Sunday, Sept. 23, during the annual Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Fall Festival on Mt. Vernon Street. The Festival welcomed everyone back to the neighborhood for the fall, with hundreds attending.
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Esplanade Mural Experiences Major Vandalism; Repair Costs Unknown

September 27, 2018
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Esplanade Mural Experiences Major Vandalism; Repair Costs Unknown

The revered and critically acclaimed Patterned Behavior art mural on the Charles River Esplanade experienced a significant amount of vandalism sometime overnight on Thursday, Sept. 20 into Friday, September 21, according to the Esplanade Association. The mural, which has been installed beneath the Bowker Overpass on the Esplanade since July 2017, was commissioned by...
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BHAC Reviews 60 Chestnut Street Violation

September 27, 2018
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A violation for 60 Chestnut St. was among the agenda items at the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission’s public hearing at City Hall on Thursday, Sept. 20.              The applicant, John Holland of the Boston commercial and residential development firm Holland Companies, said work on the single-family home includes the installation of a railing on...
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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

September 27, 2018
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A Great Day on Mt. Vernon Street! Thank you to all the families who came out this Sunday for the BHCA’s 17th annual Fall HillFest, and to our patient neighbors on Mt. Vernon Street! A really great time was had by all. Thank you too to our terrific sponsors: FH Perry, Harpoon Brewery, Jack...
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Rollins Receives Endorsement from the Ward 5 – Boston Democratic Committee

September 27, 2018
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The Ward 5 Boston Democratic Committee announced that they are endorsing Rachael Rollins as their candidate for District Attorney of Suffolk County. In doing so, Ward 5 joins Rachael’s 75 endorsers, which include Boston Wards 4, 11, 12, and 19. The Ward 5 Committee Chair Kenzie Bok stated: “We’re thrilled to be endorsing Rachael...
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J. Mclaughlin, Row 34 and Friends of Dana-Farber Partner for Charitable Shopping Event

September 27, 2018
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On Wednesday, Sept. 12, J. McLaughlin partnered with Row 34 and the Friends of Dana-Farber to host a charitable shopping event with generations of old and new J. McLaughlin fans. A multigenerational crowd sipped wine, enjoyed a raw bar from Row 34, listened to tunes by DJ Liz Ladoux and shopped fall styles in J....
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Esplanade Association’s ‘Moondance Gala’ a Spectacular Success

September 27, 2018
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The Esplanade Association’s glittering annual “Moondance Gala” on Saturday evening, Sept. 15, sparkled with stupendous support and sincere celebration. With profound partnership and generosity from over 600 donors and guests, $1.18 million was raised for the organization’s continued efforts to create a thriving, safe, accessible park, where people come together to share, explore, and...
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Design Team Provides Update on Garden Garage Tower

September 27, 2018
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The design team behind the $409.7 million Garden Garage Tower project provided a community update at the West End Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Developer Equity Residential of Chicago is building a 44-story, approximately 517,700 square-foot residential building on the former garage site at 35 Lomasney Way, which would include 470 units and approximately...
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Freedom Rally Leaves Common Looking Worse for the Wear

September 27, 2018
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An estimated crowd of between 15,000 and 20,000 turned out to the Boston Common for the 29th annual Boston Freedom Rally over the weekend of Sept. 14 to 16, and while the event resulted in not a single arrest, according to Boston Police, the park was left looking a lot worse for the wear...
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BHT Achievements

September 27, 2018
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Arline Isaacson, a Beacon Hill resident and longtime lobbyist for the LGBTQ community, recently received “Heroes in Action” from AIDS Action. Isaacson is co-chair of the Massachusetts Gay & Lesbian Political Caucus, and has advocated on AIDS and LGBTQ issues for three decades. MGLPC led the lobbying effort on marriage equality in Massachusetts and...
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Police Briefs 09-25-2018

September 27, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat Auto Theft   (Scooter) 09/12/18 – A victim reports his parked 2005 Piaggio Typhoon scooter was stolen from Phillips and Grove streets between 7 .m. Sept. 11 and 8 a.m. the next day.   Larceny 09/13/18 – At about 2:13 p.m. a victim reported a package delivery was stolen from his business...
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Recovery is Personal to Me – and to All of Us

September 27, 2018
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Early on in my first campaign for mayor, I realized I had to be open about my recovery from alcoholism. I had been working on addiction prevention and recovery issues for my entire 16 years in the State Legislature, and I knew I wanted to make it a priority for the city if I...
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Letter to the Editor

September 27, 2018
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Beacon Hill Pub not a neighborhood asset Dear Editor, For those of us who live on Charles Street or near the Beacon Hill Pub, we do not feel that having the Pub in our neighborhood is an asset as your lead article in the Aug. 10 issue suggests. When the Pub closes at 2...
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Beacon Hill Seminars Kick-Off

September 20, 2018
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Beacon Hill Seminars Kick-Off

Bill Sherden, Curriculum Chair, and Mark Yessian, president, at the Church of the Advent on Sept. 10 for the Beacon Hill Seminars (BHS) 2018 Fall Kickoff. Participants learned about the 23 courses offered from October 1-November 20. At the event, educators briefly discussed the provocative seminars and lectures on topics such as historic preservation,...
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Joy Street Sidewalk Improvements Mark End of Four-Year Process

September 20, 2018
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Joy Street Sidewalk Improvements Mark End of Four-Year Process

The sidewalk improvements currently being implemented on Joy Street mark the completion of a project that got underway more than four years ago. Kay Barned-Smith, project manager for the city’s Public Works Department, said the project area extends on Joy Street from Smith Court to Cambridge Street, and the work entails replacing the sidewalks...
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BHCA Fall HillFest Returns Sunday

September 20, 2018
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The 17th annual Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Fall HillFest takes place on the flat of Mt. Vernon Street on Sunday, Sept. 23, from noon to 4 p.m. The event will feature 20 neighborhood non-profits, and this year’s sponsors include Harpoon, F.H. Perry, Hampshire House, Panificio, Florina Pizzeria and Paninioteca and more. It will also...
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Restaurant Slated to Take Over Scollay Square Space

September 20, 2018
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A new restaurant and bar is slated to take over the space currently occupied by Scollay Square at 21 Beacon St. in the coming months. Andy Kilgore, owner and operator of the future establishment called Emory and a former, longtime employee of No. 9 Park, said the new restaurant would offer an “approachable sensibility.”...
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TEA is Named an Official Charity of 2019 Marathon

September 20, 2018
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The Charles River Esplanade has long been Boston’s most popular – and beautiful – running route for casual runners and elite athletes alike. Now, 15 runners will have the opportunity to give back to the park as they train for the 123rd Boston Marathon. The Esplanade Association (TEA) the nonprofit partner to the Massachusetts...
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BLC Discusses New Guidelines for Bay Village, Ex Comm Votes on Licensing Matters

September 20, 2018
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At the Bay Village Executive Committee meeting on September 10, Joe Cornish, director of Design Review for the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC), gave a presentation regarding the updating of the Bay Village Historic District guidelines. Cornish said that Bay Village ”probably has the most vague and confusing guidelines,” and currently only the front facades...
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Commonwealth Avenue Resident, Joan Diver Pens Memoir

September 20, 2018
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Commonwealth Avenue resident and author Joan Diver, profiled in the Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Common Ground”, is available for interviews regarding her new memoir in which Boston plays a key role.  She will be reading from her book, which was recently featured on the cover of “Publishers Weekly”, at the Trident Booksellers and Cafe,...
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Police Briefs 09-18-2018

September 20, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 09/06/18 – A victim reported unknown person(s) smashed the front driver’s side window of his 2014 Dodge van with a brick some time between 5:15 p.m. on Sept. 5 and 6:15 a.m. the next day.  The victim stated a set of work and...
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Getting to the Heart of America’s Diabetes Crisis

September 20, 2018
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About 30 million Americans have diabetes, and an estimated 1.5 million more are diagnosed each year. More than 25 percent of seniors have diabetes, and minority populations are at the greatest risk of developing this disease. African Americans, for instance, have a 77 percent higher risk of developing diabetes compared to White Americans. Hispanic...
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Neighborhood Events Planned

September 20, 2018
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While the weather outside may still seem like summer, the fall activities in our neighborhood are getting underway. On Saturday night, The Esplanade Association Gala was held under beautiful skies. The event was another success raising funds for the Esplanade. Two other events happening this Sunday, September 23, are the Hill House Pancake Breakfast...
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Esplanade Supporters Enjoy a Special “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Celebration:Benefit Gala Set for Sept 15

September 14, 2018
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Esplanade Supporters Enjoy a Special  “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Celebration:Benefit Gala Set for Sept 15

Tiffany’s & Co. hosted a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” celebration for the Esplanade Association’s Moondance Gala committee at their Newbury Street location on Friday morning, September 7.  The committee came together to preview the spectacular Tiffany Paper Flowers Pave Diamond Pendant that Tiffany’s & Co. generously donated to the upcoming annual benefit gala which is...
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