Police Briefs 06-13-2017

June 17, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 06/03/17  – A victim reported she parked her 2013 Nissan Altima on Charles Street at around 11 p.m. on June 2, and when she returned at 8 a.m. the next day, the rear driver›s side window was broken, and her laptop and bag...

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Letter to the Editor

June 17, 2017
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An Open Letter to the members of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission  Dear Committee, A resident of our community crossed Beacon Street on a bright October morning in 2016, she saw a collection of flyers pinned to the fences of the Common. “Black Lives Don’t Matter” had been posted across our neighborhood in dark...

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Beacon Hill Art Walk

Beacon Hill Art Walk

A curious Addisyn Long, 4, peaks in on Matthew Liebendorfer, Ivy A. Turner and Noralee Walker as they play a Franz Schubert piece in a private garden on Lindall Court during the Beacon Hill Art Walk on Sunday June 4. The annual walk has taken place on the Hill the first Sunday in June...

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Kids Discover Reading at Myrtle St Playground’s ‘Free Little Library’

Kids Discover Reading at Myrtle St Playground’s ‘Free Little Library’

By Dan Murphy Youngsters can discover the joys of reading at Myrtle Street Playground, thanks to its “free little library.” The library was made possible by a donation from Pinckney Street residents Jon and Patty Kendall, who serve as committee members on the Friends of the Myrtle Street Playground, and are the parents of...

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Restored Lotta Fountain on Esplanade ReOpens June 15

By Dan Murphy Dogs and their owners will have reason to rejoice with the grand reopening of the restored Lotta Fountain on the Charles River Esplanade on Thursday, June 15. The 6-foot granite fountain, adorned by a statue of a dog, the face of a cat and etched drawings of a duck and a...

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Downtown View:The Filene’s Block

By Karen Cord Taylor I’m sitting in the sun at a corporate event on Summer Street. Newspaper people often get invited to occasions like this. Millennium Partners are the hosts. They redeveloped the Filene’s block, restoring the 1912 Daniel Burnham Building, named after its architect, and adding the new residential tower built on the...

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BHCA Community Corner

The panelists addressed important issues facing historic preservation today, including the impact of climate change on historic properties, the role and influence of new technologies, and the importance of preservation amidst Boston’s current development boom. Rivero is the executive director of the Museum of African American History in Boston and Nantucket, and chair of...

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MassGeneral Hospital for Children Previews ‘Storybook Ball’

On May 24, MassGeneral Hospital for Children hosted a special reception previewing this fall’s “Storybook Ball” and its fundraising mission at The Paul S. Russell, MD, Museum of Medical History and Innovation. Dr. Wayne Shreffler, chief of pediatric allergy and Iimmunology and director of the MGHfC Food Allergy Center, and Dr. Qian Yuan, associate...

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TripAdvisor Ranks Fenway Park as One of the Best Landmarks in the U.S.

By Beth Treffeisen TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site announced last week the winners of its Traveler’s Choice awards for Landmarks, with Fenway Park  pegged at 13 out of 25 sites in the country. The Golden Gate Bridge came in first, followed by the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. and then Alcatraz Island...

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Bougiouris Brings Maritime to Life

By Sue Ellen Woodcock When you are born and raised on the sea it stays with you. Kyriacos Bougiouris has fond memories of his life on Syros Island, in the Greek islands, much of them revolve around the sea and especially ships. It’s no surprise he joined the Greek Merchant Marines. He traveled the...

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Police Briefs 06-06-2017

Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Robbery 05/26/17 – A victim reported she was standing at the intersection of South Charles and Stuart streets waiting to cross the street at around 12:26 p.m. At this time, an unknown male suspect riding a bicycle grabbed her wallet out her handbag, which was slung over her shoulder,...

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Letter to the Editor

WONDERFUL MEMORIES Dear Editor, I read the ‘Spring Cooking’ column, and I had to tell you what wonderful memories were evoked reading it. Especially about tongue. My maternal grandmother from Ukraine—Odessa to be exact—was to me an angel in disguise. Growing up in Brooklyn, NY, during the 30’s-50’s I was fortunate to have tasted...

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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...

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Dogs Rule

Dogs Rule

Kate Wann, with Queenie, experienced tongue-wagging excitement last Saturday, May 20, during the City’s 3rd Annual Barks & Bagels event at the Boston Common Frog Pond. The event drew hundreds of dogs and their humans to socialize and enjoy doggie treats.

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Court Okays City’s ADA Ramps:Citizen Lawsuit Plantiffs Mull Options; Seek to Work with Officials on Sidewalks

By Dan Murphy Suffolk Superior Court has ruled on a summary judgment in the city’s favor, allowing it to resume installing the remaining 215 ADA-compliant ramps on Beacon Hill. According to a May 15 docket entry, the Hon. Rosemary Connolly ruled against the opposition filed by the Beacon Hill Civic Association and 10 neighborhood...

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Latest Plans for Jeffries House Project Unveiled

By Dan Murphy The development team behind the proposed expansion of the John Jeffries House unveiled its latest plans Thursday at a public meeting of the Beacon Hill Civic Association Traffic and Parking Committee. Boston development firm Related Beal intends to build an approximately 12,000 square-foot extension to the existing Jeffries House on the...

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Downtown View:Summer Reading

By Karen Cord Taylor Have you kept up with contemporary authors? They get praise from reviewers, but some are challenging. Their books are admired for convoluted structure and no plot line. You search for the good writing the reviewers say they demonstrate, but you find it hard to determine what certain sentences mean. The...

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BHCA Community Corner

Neighbors reached out to firemen Recently members of the BHCA Cambridge Street Quality of Life Committee dropped by the Boston Fire Department (District 3 Ladder 24 Engine 4) on Cambridge Street to give the fireman a big round of applause for all they do for the neighborhood. Several residents nearby joined them as they...

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Opposing Sides Put Community Preservation Committee on Hold

By Beth Treffeisen More work has yet to be done to make the Community Preservation Committee (CPA), that will designate the funds put forth by the Community Preservation Act (CPA), a reality. After back and forth between the advocates Yes for a Better Boston and business groups, Boston City Council members believe there needs...

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BHCA Historic Preservation Roundtable Wednesday

May is Preservation Month in Boston, and the Beacon Hill Civic Association invites members of the community to celebrate with them at a Historic Preservation Roundtable and Reception to be held tomorrow, May 31, at the Museum of African American History. BHCA Chairman Mark Kiefer will moderate a lively discussion with three nationally-recognized preservationists...

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TV Filming Takes Place in Public Garden

On Wednesday May 24 in the Boston Public Garden Boston’s own Ray Brown, host of Ray Brown’s Talkin’ Birds radio show, along with his Executive Producer, Mark Duffield of Beacon Hill took part in a NHPTV (New Hampshire Public television) filming of an episode of “Windows to the Wild”  The NHPTV crew and famed...

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Police Briefs 05-30-2017

Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 05/17/17 – The victim reported she parked her company vehicle – a 2017 Ford Explorer – on Winchester Street on May 13 at about 10 p.m., but when she returned to it at approximately 10 a.m. on May 17, she realized her...

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Blasberg Holds Book Signing

Blasberg Holds Book Signing

Jeanne Blasberg (seated), Beacon Hill resident and author of the book ‘Eden,’ at a book signing at Blackstone’s on Charles Street recently. Shown with their signed books are Beacon Hill residents from left: Jean Zick, Cinta Burgos and Ania Camargo.

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BH Art Walk Returns June 4

The Beacon Hill Art Walk is an annual event that takes place on the first Sunday in June, throughout the nooks and crannies of the  North Slope. On June 4, from noon to 6 p.m., residents will open up their private gardens, alleyways and courtyards, allowing around 70 artists to display and sell their...

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