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Museum of Science – don’t forget to sign up!

Where: 1 Science Park, Boston, MA

    Museum of Science - don't forget to sign up!
    Come celebrate National Engineer's Week by exploring current exhibits and participating in exciting hands-on activities and challenges. When: February 24th @ 12:30 pm Where: 1 Science Park, Boston, MA Parents & students grades 3-12 are welcomed! Please arrive by 12:30 for our group entry time. Volunteers and chaperones NEEDED. Contact pci@nsbeboston.org.
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3 days ago

Experience the Wonders of LUZIA! Cirque du Soleil’s Astounding Production Opens in Boston June 27 Under Big Top at Suffolk Downs

Cirque du Soleil is coming to Boston with its delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. From June 27 – July 29, 2018, audiences are invited to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top at Suffolk Downs to escape to an imaginary Mexico – a sumptuous world suspended between dreams and reality.

    Experience the Wonders of LUZIA! Cirque du Soleil's Astounding Production Opens in Boston June 27 Under Big Top at Suffolk Downs
    Cirque du Soleil is coming to Boston with its delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning production LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. From June 27 - July 29, 2018, audiences are invited to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top at Suffolk Downs to escape to an imaginary Mexico - a sumptuous world suspended between dreams and reality.
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3 days ago

Overnight Lane Closures on Storrow Drive Eastbound Through Feb 23

MassDOT will implement overnight lane closures on Storrow Drive eastbound in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge through Friday, February 23. Single lane closures will be from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. and double lane closures will be from 11:00 p.m. each night until 5:00 a.m. the following morning.

    Overnight Lane Closures on Storrow Drive Eastbound Through Feb 23
    MassDOT will implement overnight lane closures on Storrow Drive eastbound in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge through Friday, February 23. Single lane closures will be from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. and double lane closures will be from 11:00 p.m. each night until 5:00 a.m. the following morning.
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3 days ago

Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

Street sweeping season is here again!

    Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner
    The Street Cleaning Program on Beacon Hill kicks off March 1 and runs until December 31. Along with street sweeping come tow trucks for those unfortunate few who forget to check the posted street signs for the sweeping schedule and parking restrictions on the street they park.
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3 days ago

Police Briefs 02-20-2018

Beacon Hill Beat

    Police Briefs 02-20-2018
    From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny 02/11/18 - A victim reported he was walking in the area of Park Plaza at around 12:10 a.m., when a homeless male approached him. At this time the suspect asked the victim for money, and when the victim reached into his pocket to pull out money, the suspect grabbed the victim's passport and fled on foot.
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3 days ago

Navigation Apps Bring More Traffic to Previously Quiet Streets

Due to the rapidly growing usage of Google Maps, WAZE and other navigation apps, once-quiet, residential streets on Beacon Hill are now seeing unprecedented increases in traffic as they become common crossovers on the most recommended routes.

    Navigation Apps Bring More Traffic to Previously Quiet Streets
    Due to the rapidly growing usage of Google Maps, WAZE and other navigation apps, once-quiet, residential streets on Beacon Hill are now seeing unprecedented increases in traffic as they become common crossovers on the most recommended routes.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 days ago

Boston City Council Notes

The Boston City Council held a hearing on Feb. 14 at Boston City Hall. The following items were discussed.

    Boston City Council Notes
    The Boston City Council held a hearing on Feb. 14 at Boston City Hall. The following items were discussed. Maiden Speech by Kim Janey District 7 Councilor Kim Janey made her debut speech at the Boston City Council hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 14, where she called for a hearing regarding opportunities and challenges facing small businesses in Boston.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 days ago

Residents Call for a Ban on Investor Units

Across the city, corporations are buying up residential units, converting them to short-term rentals through Airbnb and other similar online platforms to turn a quick profit and essentially making a residential unit into a de facto hotel room. As a result, these units have been taken off the market – squeezing the already, very tight housing market in Boston.

    Residents Call for a Ban on Investor Units
    Across the city, corporations are buying up residential units, converting them to short-term rentals through Airbnb and other similar online platforms to turn a quick profit and essentially making a residential unit into a de facto hotel room. As a result, these units have been taken off the market - squeezing the already, very tight housing market in Boston.
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3 days ago

Wedding Announcement:John David Corey and Miguel Angel Rosales Married Jan 19 at the Breakers in Palm Beach

John David Corey is a real estate investor in both Boston and Palm Beach.  He specializes in the historic restoration and renovation of single-family townhouses in Beacon Hill.  He has a bachelor’s degree from Boston College in Chestnut Hill and a master’s degree in real estate from the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He is the youngest son of Donald and Marcia Corey from Boston and Osterville, Mass.  Mr. Donald Corey, the groom’s father, is a second-generation owner of Blanchards Wines & Spirits, originally founded in 1838 in the Boston Area. In the 1950s, the family owned company expanded into a chain of retail stores with its own importing and distributing division, as well as a bottling plant in the South End of Boston. Mr. Corey is a member of the Chilton Club, a director of the Beacon Hill Civic Association, the co-chair of the Palm Beach Civic Association Town Beautification Committee, member of the Palm Beach Architectural Commission and founder of Palm Beach Walks, an advocacy group for improving recreational walking and bicycling on the island of Palm Beach.

    Wedding Announcement:John David Corey and Miguel Angel Rosales Married Jan 19 at the Breakers in Palm Beach
    John David Corey is a real estate investor in both Boston and Palm Beach. He specializes in the historic restoration and renovation of single-family townhouses in Beacon Hill. He has a bachelor's degree from Boston College in Chestnut Hill and a master's degree in real estate from the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 days ago

Dr Seymour Inspires the Crowd at BHWF

Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) members gathered at the Hampshire House on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

    Dr Seymour Inspires the Crowd at BHWF
    Beacon Hill Women's Forum (BHWF) members gathered at the Hampshire House on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The evening program began with Neighborhood Narratives speaker, Jennifer Hill, owner of Blackstone's of Beacon Hill on Charles Street. The keynote speaker, Dr. Brittany Seymour, assistant professor at Harvard School of Dental Medicine gave a sensational presentation about her career in global dental health that inspired the crowd.
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3 days ago

Officials React Positively to Sidewalk Settlement

Neighborhood elected officials are responding positively to news of the legal settlement between the city and the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA), which will allow the Public Works Department (PWD) to continue installing ADA-compliant curb-ramps at sidewalks throughout the Historic Beacon Hill District.

    Officials React Positively to Sidewalk Settlement
    Neighborhood elected officials are responding positively to news of the legal settlement between the city and the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA), which will allow the Public Works Department (PWD) to continue installing ADA-compliant curb-ramps at sidewalks throughout the Historic Beacon Hill District. "I want to thank the mayor, Rep.
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Feb 14

Children’s Programs Listed at West End Library for February Vacation Week

The following special programs are being offered at teh West End Library at 151 Cambridge St during the February School vacation week:

    Children's Programs Listed at West End Library for February Vacation Week
    The following special programs are being offered at teh West End Library at 151 Cambridge St during the February School vacation week: Hansel and Gretel with Boston Lyric Opera - Tuesday, February 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join Boston Lyric Opera to learn how we bring the story of Hansel and Gretel to life through music, acting, and movement.
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Feb 14

New England Watercolor Society Annual Members Show Now Going On

Explore the world of watercolors inside the Guild of Boston Artists gallery on Newbury Street, where the New England Watercolor Society (NEWS) is holding its annual Signature Members Show through March 4, 2018.

    New England Watercolor Society Annual Members Show Now Going On
    Explore the world of watercolors inside the Guild of Boston Artists gallery on Newbury Street, where the New England Watercolor Society (NEWS) is holding its annual Signature Members Show through March 4, 2018. On display are a variety of styles ranging from hyperrealist to abstract, from soulful portraits to detailed images of machinery to sweeping light-struck landscapes.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Feb 14

Agreement Reached On Sidewalk Curb Ramps:City Officials and BHCA Agree on Using More Brick Material

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) is pleased to announce a settlement agreement in its litigation with the City of Boston over improvements to sidewalk curb ramps in the Historic Beacon Hill District. This agreement will provide for the use of less concrete and more brick in the upgraded ramps where feasible. It also will allow for non-standard ramp designs at uniquely historical locations, and the exploration of innovative design solutions. Finally, the settlement also creates a new way forward for the City and BHCA to work cooperatively on accessibility improvements for Beacon Hill. With the successful execution of this agreement, the BHCA has dropped its appeal in the litigation and agreed to dismiss all claims.

    Agreement Reached On Sidewalk Curb Ramps:City Officials and BHCA Agree on Using More Brick Material
    The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) is pleased to announce a settlement agreement in its litigation with the City of Boston over improvements to sidewalk curb ramps in the Historic Beacon Hill District. This agreement will provide for the use of less concrete and more brick in the upgraded ramps where feasible.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Feb 14

Shadows from 1000 Boylston

A proposed single tower rising from a base podium to be built at 1000 Boylston Street is expected to cast new shadows throughout the nearby neighborhoods, from the Fenway Victory Gardens, to the Esplanade, down Commonwealth Avenue Mall to even the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common.

    Shadows from 1000 Boylston
    A proposed single tower rising from a base podium to be built at 1000 Boylston Street is expected to cast new shadows throughout the nearby neighborhoods, from the Fenway Victory Gardens, to the Esplanade, down Commonwealth Avenue Mall to even the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Feb 14

Proposed ‘Digital Urban Panels’ Meeting with Strong Opposition

A capacity crowd was on hand at the State Transportation Building on Thursday, Feb. 8, when the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) Office of Outdoor Advertising reviewed an application to install multiple “digital urban panels” at four MBTA stations.

    Proposed 'Digital Urban Panels' Meeting with Strong Opposition
    A capacity crowd was on hand at the State Transportation Building on Thursday, Feb. 8, when the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's (MassDOT) Office of Outdoor Advertising reviewed an application to install multiple "digital urban panels" at four MBTA stations.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Feb 14

Torit Montessori Students Enjoy Frog Pond Skating

Elementary students at Torit Montessori on Cambridge Street take ice skating lessons at Frog Pond as part of their weekly sports activities, which include skating, swimming, tennis and dance, all offered seasonally during the regular school day.

    Torit Montessori Students Enjoy Frog Pond Skating
    Elementary students at Torit Montessori on Cambridge Street take ice skating lessons at Frog Pond as part of their weekly sports activities, which include skating, swimming, tennis and dance, all offered seasonally during the regular school day. Torit partners with community institutions to provide these activities.
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Feb 14

Appreciation:Rev Robert C Day Longtime Head of Advent School

The Rev. Robert Charles Day died peacefully of natural causes on Jan. 23 after living a life of service, teaching and community involvement in Boston and on Martha’s Vineyard. He was 90 years old, and is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara Blackwell Whidden Day.

    Appreciation:Rev Robert C Day Longtime Head of Advent School
    The Rev. Robert Charles Day died peacefully of natural causes on Jan. 23 after living a life of service, teaching and community involvement in Boston and on Martha's Vineyard. He was 90 years old, and is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara Blackwell Whidden Day. The Rev.
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Feb 14

Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

The Beacon Hill Civic Association will present the third of its series of Historic Preservation Roundtables on February 20 with a lively and informative panel discussion about Beacon Hill’s central role in the 19th century abolitionist movement and the recent restoration of the National Historic Landmark, the African Meeting House.

    Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner
    The Beacon Hill Civic Association will present the third of its series of Historic Preservation Roundtables on February 20 with a lively and informative panel discussion about Beacon Hill's central role in the 19th century abolitionist movement and the recent restoration of the National Historic Landmark, the African Meeting House.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Feb 14

Children’s Winter Festival Returns to Common

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will be bringing the annual Children’s Winter Festival to Boston Common in partnership with the Highland Street Foundation during school vacation week on Wednesday, February 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Children's Winter Festival Returns to Common
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will be bringing the annual Children's Winter Festival to Boston Common in partnership with the Highland Street Foundation during school vacation week on Wednesday, February 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Feb 14

BHCA Zoning and Licensing Votes Not to Oppose Local Bistro Proposal

Following the applicant’s fourth appearance before the group, the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday not to oppose the Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro’s plans to update the dining concept and reconfigure its ground-floor restaurant and reception areas, with some provisos.

    BHCA Zoning and Licensing Votes Not to Oppose Local Bistro Proposal
    Following the applicant's fourth appearance before the group, the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday not to oppose the Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro's plans to update the dining concept and reconfigure its ground-floor restaurant and reception areas, with some provisos.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

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Jeff Newcum posted 2 photos to Flickr:

Feb 09

Josh Zakim is at j.pace&sons.

Happening right now- West End Office Hours at J. Pace’s! Stop by with any questions, suggestions, or just to say hi! #BosPoli

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Feb 09

Harvard Professor to Speak to BHWF on Her Career in Global Oral Health

The importance of oral health is well captured by a phrase now considered a classic in the world of dentistry and public health: “The mouth is the gateway to the body.”

    Harvard Professor to Speak to BHWF on Her Career in Global Oral Health
    The importance of oral health is well captured by a phrase now considered a classic in the world of dentistry and public health: "The mouth is the gateway to the body." On Feb.
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Feb 09

Gibson House Museum Hires New Curator

The Gibson House Museum, on Beacon St., a National Historic Landmark and time capsule of 19th- and early- 20th-century domestic life, has welcomed new curator Meghan Gelardi Holmes on the retirement of the museum’s curator of 25 years, Wendy Swanton.

    Gibson House Museum Hires New Curator
    The Gibson House Museum, on Beacon St., a National Historic Landmark and time capsule of 19th- and early- 20th-century domestic life, has welcomed new curator Meghan Gelardi Holmes on the retirement of the museum's curator of 25 years, Wendy Swanton. Holmes officially began the position Jan. 1.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Feb 09

Boston City Council Notes

The Boston City Council held their second meeting of the year on Wednesday, January 31 at Boston City Hall.

    Boston City Council Notes
    The Boston City Council held their second meeting of the year on Wednesday, January 31 at Boston City Hall. Curbside Composting Program Councilor Matt O'Malley and Ayanna Pressley refilled a hearing order on the feasibility of implementing a curbside composting program in Boston.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Feb 09

African-American Patriots Tours Help Celebrate Black History Month

Freedom Trail® Foundation’s acclaimed African-American Patriots Tours celebrate the African-American patriots that played a vital role in the start of the American Revolution in Boston and in the formation of our country. Led by 18th-century costumed guides, tour-goers have the opportunity to view history through the eyes of these courageous men and women throughout Black History Month in February on Saturdays and Sundays departing at 12:45 p.m. from the Boston Common Visitor Information Center. Revolutionary figures such as Crispus Attucks, Phillis Wheatley, Prince Hall, Peter Salem, and others come to life during these 90-minute walking tours while zigzagging through the Freedom Trail – Boston’s iconic 2.5 mile red trail leading to 16 nationally significant historic sites.

    African-American Patriots Tours Help Celebrate Black History Month
    Freedom Trail® Foundation's acclaimed African-American Patriots Tours celebrate the African-American patriots that played a vital role in the start of the American Revolution in Boston and in the formation of our country. Led by 18th-century costumed guides, tour-goers have the opportunity to view history through the eyes of these courageous men and women throughout Black History Month in February on Saturdays and Sundays departing at 12:45 p.m.
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Feb 09

Beacon Hill Gala

Honoree Tom Kershaw and Lindy Roethlisberger at the Beacon Hill Gala on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Four Seasons Hotel. The annual gala honored Kershaw for his 50 years of activity in the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA).

    Beacon Hill Gala
    Honoree Tom Kershaw and Lindy Roethlisberger at the Beacon Hill Gala on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Four Seasons Hotel. The annual gala honored Kershaw for his 50 years of activity in the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA).
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Feb 09

Boy Scout Troop 74 Re-Established After Decade-Long Lull

Boy Scout Troop 74 was re-established Monday, Jan. 29, after a 10-year absence when its members made the transition from Cub Scouts during a “crossover ceremony” at the Park Street School.

    Boy Scout Troop 74 Re-Established After Decade-Long Lull
    Boy Scout Troop 74 was re-established Monday, Jan. 29, after a 10-year absence when its members made the transition from Cub Scouts during a "crossover ceremony" at the Park Street School.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Feb 09

Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

Supporting efforts to reduce nips littering neighborhood streets

    Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner
    Among other initiatives to improve the cleanliness and safety of Cambridge Street, the BHCA Cambridge Street Committee has been addressing the littering of nips sold at the street's liquor stores. Toward that end, members encourage residents to support House Bill 3528 that subjects alcoholic beverages sold in 'miniatures' to the 1983 Massachusetts Bottle Bill.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Feb 09

BHAC Agenda

The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday, February 15 starting at 5 p.m. in the Piemonte Toom fifth floor City Hall .

    BHAC Agenda
    The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday, February 15 starting at 5 p.m. in the Piemonte Toom fifth floor City Hall . Design Review 18.582 BH 67 Mount Vernon Street: Paint previously painted lintels, sills and door surround.
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Feb 09

Boston Philanthropists Recognized At Recent Beacon Hill Reception

On January 31 major supporters of the USS Constitution Museum’s annual fundraiser gathered at Beacon Hill’s Hampshire House for an appreciation reception.

    Boston Philanthropists Recognized At Recent Beacon Hill Reception
    On January 31 major supporters of the USS Constitution Museum's annual fundraiser gathered at Beacon Hill's Hampshire House for an appreciation reception. The 2017 Chairman's Dinner raised over $300,000 all of which directly supports the institution's education programs that engage the public with the storied legacy of Boston landmark and America's Ship of State, USS Constitution.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Feb 09

Below Stairs at the Ayer Mansion

Standing out amongst the Victorian styled brick row houses in the Back Bay, the Ayer Mansion located at 395 Commonwealth Avenue sticks out like a sore thumb with its white marble exterior and mosaic stained glass.

    Below Stairs at the Ayer Mansion
    Standing out amongst the Victorian styled brick row houses in the Back Bay, the Ayer Mansion located at 395 Commonwealth Avenue sticks out like a sore thumb with its white marble exterior and mosaic stained glass.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Feb 07

Abigail's Restaurant shared an event.

    DJ Manny D At Abigail's Cafe Feb 10th
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