Hill Residents to Run Boston Marathon to Benefit MGH

April 14, 2017
By

By Dan Murphy After attending her first Boston Marathon three years ago, Grove Street resident Kristin Monaco was committed to running it herself, but that dream was derailed last year due to a ski injury that kept her out of the footrace. This year, however, she plans to complete the 121st marathon on April...

Read more »

Esplanade Association and the American Meteorological Society Hosts Public Lecture on ‘Climate Change and Local Solutions’

April 14, 2017
By

Although the enormity of global warming can sometimes be daunting, there are many steps that communities, organizations, and people can take to help reverse or slow the negative impacts of climate change. To help inspire local action, the Esplanade Association, in partnership with the American Meteorological Society, will host a community lecture entitled, “Climate...

Read more »

Boston City Council Chamber Set for New Accessibility Upgrades

April 14, 2017
By

By Beth Treffeisen The Christopher A. Iannella Chamber that hosts the weekly Boston City Council hearings is set for some major accessibility upgrades. At least week’s city council hearing on April 5, City Council President Michelle Wu gave an update on the much needed project as it gets set for construction over the summer....

Read more »

Gibson House Museum Recalls Early Baseball in Boston

April 14, 2017
By

Baseball fans have a chance to explore the game’s present and revisit its past on Tuesday, May 9, when the Gibson House Museum, in conjunction with the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and the Boston Braves Historical Association (BBHA), presents “Boston Baseball’s Colorful Characters.” This is your chance to meet other baseball history...

Read more »

Police Briefs 04-11-2017

April 14, 2017
By

Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Building 03/31/17 – At around 2:09 p.m., a security company from a Boylston Street residential complex reported a theft in which unknown person(s) stole a laptop from the lobby concierge desk.  

Read more »

Letter to the Editor

April 14, 2017
By

Winthrop Square project ‘a  once-in-a generation opportunity for Boston’ Dear Editor. The Friends of the Public Garden and Boston Common have been faithful stewards of these beautiful public green spaces for many years.  The city owes them an enormous debt of gratitude for their dedication. However, that dedication has blinded them to the much...

Read more »

“There’s No Place like Advent” Spring Fundraiser

April 7, 2017
By
“There’s No Place like Advent” Spring Fundraiser

Bridget Parker, first grade teacher, Laura DiGilami, Nicole DuFauchard, Head of School, and Rebecca Myers, first grade teacher.

Read more »

Jean Cain Opening at Core De Vie

April 7, 2017
By
Jean Cain Opening at Core De Vie

Long time Beacon Hill artist Jean Cain stands with her artwork on display at Core de Vie, 40 Charles St., where her work will be showcased. The artist, friends, and neighbors stopped by last Thursday evening, March 30, for the opening.

Read more »

A Leader of Boston’s Palace of the People Comes to BHWF

April 7, 2017
By

On Tuesday evening, April 11, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) welcomes Vivian Spiro, Chairman of the Board of the Associates of the Boston Public Library, and a key leader in mustering financial support for the ongoing digitization of the BPL’s Special Collections.  If you haven’t visited our Boston Public Library on Copley Square...

Read more »

Downtown View:Baffling

April 7, 2017
By

So many things I don’t understand. Maybe you don’t either. Some people in some states are all in a lather about women sharing bathrooms with transgender persons who are now female. My question: how would you know? This person presumably looks like a woman. She would go into a stall like any other woman....

Read more »

BHCA Community Corner

April 7, 2017
By

Cambridge St. Committee Launches New Initiatives The Cambridge Street Quality of Life Committee has launched several initiatives to help keep the street and surrounding areas clean and safe by working with its merchants, the A-1 Boston Police Department and larger institutions on the street. In addition, they are interested in better understanding the needs...

Read more »

City Breaks Ground on Common Renovations

April 7, 2017
By

By Dan Murphy The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has broken ground on its $3.3 million renovation of Parkman Plaza at the Visitor Information Center and Tremont Street edge on the Boston Common. The project includes improvements to Parkman Plaza (Visitor Information Center Plaza), Tremont Street sidewalk reconstruction, and Lafayette Mall enhancements through the...

Read more »

Related Beal Launches Parking Space Sales at Charles Street Garage for Beacon Hill and West End Residents:Select Parking at 144 Charles Street Converting to Deeded Condominium Spaces

April 7, 2017
By

Related Beal, a fully integrated real estate firm focused on development opportunities in Boston and its surrounding areas, today announced the launch of sales for deeded parking spaces at the Charles Street Garage located at 144 Charles Street in Beacon Hill.  Earlier this year, Related Beal notified the Beacon Hill neighbors of their plan...

Read more »

Hill Applies for City’s ‘Neighborhood Slow Streets’ Program

April 7, 2017
By

By Dan Murphy Under the auspices of the Beacon Hill Traffic and Parking Committee, the neighborhood has applied to participate in the city’s “Neighborhood Slow Streets” program. Each year, residents, neighborhood associations and other community-based organizations can apply for traffic calming in a specific neighborhood. Selected neighborhoods will work with the Boston Transportation Department and...

Read more »

Trump Fails to Put Kids First in “America First” Budget

April 7, 2017
By

By Senator Sal DiDomenico President Donald Trump recently released his 2018 budget, outlining billions of dollars in cuts to vital governmental agencies and services. Almost laughably, the Administration has titled its budget “America First,” despite zeroing out and reducing funding for programs that help millions of Americans. Included in those cuts was the complete...

Read more »

How We’re Investing in Our Boston Public Schools

April 7, 2017
By

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Education provides a solid foundation for a growing and thriving city. An investment in our children’s education is an investment in Boston’s future. We want the best future possible for our kids, and their school days filled with opportunity, growth, and promise. That’s why we’re going to invest a...

Read more »

Max Reger Gala

March 31, 2017
By
Max Reger Gala

Haig Hovsepian performed a Max Reger solo on the violin during the annual Max Reger Gala at the Church on the Hill Saturday night, March 25. Residents and performers gathered at the church to support the cause of providing support to disadvantaged children involved in the serious study of music.

Read more »

Certificate Issued for Temple Street

March 31, 2017
By

By Dan Murphy The city’s Environment Department issued a certificate of appropriateness on March 15 for the proposed residential redevelopment of the Hiriam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue buildings at Temple and Derne streets. Dedham-based JDMD Owner, LLC, plans to convert the two, interconnected buildings previously owned and occupied by Suffolk University into...

Read more »

Re-Shaping the BPDA:Women Now Make Up the Majority of Workers at the Agency

March 31, 2017
By

By Beth Treffeisen The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) formerly the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) was formed in 1957. Throughout the years, this agency has decided in many ways what direction the City should go in by having a tight fingertip on every major development that has come through Boston over the past...

Read more »

Downtown View:Where Things Stand:Allston Interchange

March 31, 2017
By

By Karen Cord Taylor If you live in downtown Boston, you probably know this place from your car only. This is where either you paid your first toll on the Mass Pike after you sailed past BU, or where you got on the pike via a long, winding ramp after driving out from downtown...

Read more »

BHCA Community Corner

March 31, 2017
By

Community Invited to Nominate Candidates for Beacon Award As part of its Diamond Jubilee Year (1922-1997), the Beacon Hill Civic Association instituted an annual community award to honor those people and groups deserving of particular recognition for their significant and sustained contributions to the Beacon Hill community. It was named the Beacon Award. This...

Read more »

Debate Over Proposed Tower in the Bay Village Continues

March 31, 2017
By

By Beth Treffeisen Looming over the minds of many in Bay Village and surrounding neighborhoods, is a proposed 19-story building that is slated to fill in the gap of a current surface parking lot, between the Revere Hotel and South Cove, an elderly assistant living facility. For years this eyesore has welcomed many in...

Read more »

Mayor Walsh Opens Swan Boats on April 15

March 31, 2017
By

Mayor Martin J. Walsh will host the first ride of the season on the popular Boston Swan Boats as they open at the Public Garden lagoon on Saturday, April 15, at 11:30 a.m. “This will be the 141st year the Swan Boats have entertained residents and visitors in the Boston Public Garden,” said Mayor...

Read more »

MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s Aspire Gala Supports Essential Autism Spectrum Programs

March 31, 2017
By

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, MassGeneral Hospital for Children will celebrate its 17th annual Aspire Spring Gala and aim to raise more than $2 million to support Aspire, the hospital’s highly successful, therapeutically-based program of the Lurie Center for Autism. Aspire helps children, teens and adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder or a...

Read more »

Full Print Edition