Downtown View:Ingredients for A Successful City

September 13, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor What makes small cities successful? I’ve asked that question as I’ve gotten to know Portsmouth, New Hampshire, over a couple of visits. If you’ve not been to this lovely, vibrant place less than an hour and a half from Boston up Route 1 and I-95, put in on your list....

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BHCA Community Corner

September 13, 2017
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Crosswalks newly painted Concerned that lack of maintenance of the crosswalks at the intersections of Beacon Hill streets and Cambridge Street was an important safety issue that needed to be addressed, longtime Beacon Hill Civic Association member Linda Jordan Dow turned to 311 to get the city’s attention. Now, Irving, South Russell and Garden...

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Welcome Back Section

September 13, 2017
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Welcome back to Beacon Hill As the summer begins to turn into autumn Beacon Hill residents are gearing for another packed-filled season. To make sure that nobody on the Hill is missing out on some awesome events happening right in your neighborhood, the Beacon Hill Times have highlighted some of the happenings downtown.  ...

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Police Briefs 09-12-2017

September 13, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat Vandalism 09/03/17 – A victim parked her 2015 Chevrolet Cruze on Charles Street on Sept. 2 at around 11 p.m., but when she returned the next day at about 12:30 p.m., the right, rear window was broken.   Larceny from Moto Vehicle 09/03/17 – A victim reported parking her 2014 Nissan...

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Letter to the Editor

September 13, 2017
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Commercial speech Dear Editor, We are writing with our concerns about the request by the organizers of Hempfest (the oddly named “Freedom Rally”) for three days of what amounts to (unlawful) smoking and naked commercial activity on Boston Common, covered in a thin veneer of free speech. Over the last several years, this event...

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Obituaries 09-12-2017

September 13, 2017
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Francis Lowell Coolidge Law partner with Ropes & Gray LLP Francis Lowell Coolidge died peacefully on Aug. 31. Mr. Coolidge was born on Aug. 4, 1945, in Waltham, Mass., to Francis Lowell and Helen Read Curtis Coolidge. He spent most of his life in Boston until retiring to Charlottesville, Va., in 2013. A graduate...

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Kicking It With New England Revolution

September 7, 2017
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Kicking It With New England Revolution

Local students participating in a soccer clinic with New England Revolution players on the Charlies River Esplanade on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

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Colorful Mural Comes to the Charles River Esplanade

September 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen What was once a dark, graffiti-ridden, sore patch along the beautiful Esplanade is in the midst of being rejuvenated through a colorful, dynamic mural that is currently in the works. The brightly colored mural will reflect the daily cacophony of fast paced bicyclists, skaters, joggers, boat traffic, and the rhythm of...

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Students Return to Boston as Summer Comes to its End

September 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen September 1, for many in the City means it is time to pack up and move into new apartments. Across the downtown neighborhoods of Beacon Hill and the Back Bay, many movers dealt with moving belongings for the new school year up numerous flights of stairs and driving U-Haul’s around tight...

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Community Leaders Gather for Vigil, International Overdose Awareness Day

September 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen As trucks were being filled with numerous donations to be sent down to help Houston, a different somber crowd descended on City Hall Plaza to mark the start of Overdose Awareness Month in the City of Boston. Together, Mayor Martin Walsh, the Office of Recovery Services and other community leaders gathered...

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Downtown View:Welcome to Boston

September 7, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor It’s September. You’ve moved in either over the weekend or sometime this summer. You’ve not met many of your neighbors because long-time residents try to get out of town on moving days, since it can be hectic, noisy and hard to negotiate the sidewalks because they contain so much debris....

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BHCA Community Corner

September 7, 2017
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Trash and Recycling 101 With so many new residents moving into the neighborhood and others returning from a long summer away, the Beacon Hill Civic Association wants to talk trash again. Most likely it’s a topic much talked about since the neighborhood association was founded 95 years ago. There is little doubt that handling...

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Local Children Get Into Kicking with the Revolution at the Annual Esplanade Event

September 7, 2017
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New England Revolution stars Cody Cropper, Chris Tierney, Scott Caldwell, Brad Knighton and Brian Wright and Santander Bank’s Region Coach for Northeastern New England Kenneth O’Neill joined local kids and soccer fans at Teddy Ebersol Field on the Charles River Esplanade on Tuesday, Aug. 29, for a special soccer celebration. The event celebrated the...

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Artist Julia Powell to Kick-Start BHWF’s Celebratory Fifth Season

September 7, 2017
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By Amy Tsurumi The opening event of the fifth season of the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF), “Artist on the Rise with Julia S. Powell,” will take place on Tuesday, September 12 at the Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street.  The evening will commence with a cash-bar cocktail hour at 6 p.m, followed by the...

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Kiddie Kamp Finishes Successful Summer at Hill House

September 7, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Kiddie Kamp wrapped up at Hill House on Aug. 19 after offering children ages 3 to 5 another self-described “summer full of games, crafts, stories, songs, age-appropriate athletics and outdoor fun.” Tori Frappolli, Hill House’s program coordinator, said the 10-week camp was open to up to 36 children each week, and...

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Police Briefs 09-05-2017

September 7, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny in a Building 08/26/17 – A victim reported she was eating dinner in a Park Plaza restaurant at around 11:10 p.m., when three credit cards were removed from her purse. The victim stated she left her purse on the floor when she went to the...

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ABCD Boston Supports Same-Day Voter Registration

September 7, 2017
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By Colneth Smiley Jr Assistant Director of Communications Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. While the Massachusetts Legislature strives to implement a state wide system for voter registration following the Massachusetts Superior Court’s decision to rule the current 20-day voter registration deadline as unconstitutional, Action for Boston Community Development stands with the Boston City Council and the...

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Neighbors Hear Plans to Convert 29 Comm Ave into Private Club

August 30, 2017
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Neighbors Hear Plans to Convert 29 Comm Ave into Private Club

By Dan Murphy An overflow crowd of neighbors turned out for an on-site meeting at 29 Commonwealth Ave. on Thursday, Aug. 17, to discuss the current owners’ plans to transfer the 11-story building from office use into a private club. Sandy Edgerley and her husband Paul intend to covert Haddon Hall into a club...

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Kingsley Montessori Teacher to Speak at TEDx Jacksonville

August 30, 2017
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Kingsley Montessori Teacher to Speak at TEDx Jacksonville

By Beth Treffeisen By the end of a three-week educational session on engineering, parents of the school children were invited to the Kingsley Montessori School in the Back Bay, to watch their five-year-olds give a presentation, speak in front of a large crowd and show-off their product – a self-designed shoe. “Some parents’ eyes...

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Downtown View:Uninhabitable

August 30, 2017
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Karen is on vacation. Here is a column from February that you might enjoy again.   By Karen Cord Taylor   Samuel Eliot Morison in The Maritime History of Massachusetts describes our state’s liabilities—tumbling, shallow, un-navigable rivers that could never compete with the mighty Hudson or the St. Lawrence; “long-lying snow,” making for a...

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BHCA Community Corner

August 30, 2017
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Goodbye and Hello Once again, September 1 is upon us. In this neighborhood where most leases renew or begin anew, that means it is time for many young people to move from or to apartments they have rented for their short time here. Too often we think of Move Out Day as a time...

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Ed Flynn Endorsed by Diverse Progressive Organizations

August 30, 2017
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Ed Flynn, a local community activist and BPS parent running for Boston City Council District 2, was endorsed by a diverse group of grassroots organizations, including Chinese Progressive Political Action, UNITE HERE Local 26, and the Mass Nurses Association.  The campaign also announced the support of Latinos for Flynn, a group consisting of Latino...

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Soccer Clinic will Return to Esplanade on Tuesday, August 29

August 30, 2017
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In celebration of the fourth annual New England Revolution and Santander Soccer Scholars program, Santander Bank will join the Revolution and the Esplanade Association in presenting a free soccer clinic at Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields on the Charles River Esplanade on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. Revolution players and Revs...

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Boston City Council News and Notes

August 30, 2017
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HEALTHCARE PROVIDER PARKING PERMITS ON HOLD In order to learn more behind the problems that home health care workers are facing while trying to find parking in order to provide in home care, the Boston City Council headed by City Councilors Josh Zakim and Michael McCarthy held a hearing on Tuesday, August 22. At...

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