3 days ago

Boston’s Best French Fries

25 Kingston St., Boston

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1648 Beacon St., Brookline

1395 Washington St., Boston

1301 Boylston St., Boston

477 Cambridge St., Allston

485 Cambridge St., Allston

528 Commonwealth Ave., Boston

200 Boylston St., Boston

Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Boston

    Boston's Best French Fries | BU Today | Boston University
    10 don't-miss places to chow down for National French Fry Day As a nation, we love our French fries. The average American eats 29 pounds each year: that's a whopping 2 million tons. Whether you like them curly, skinny, thick-sliced, or crinkle-cut, dipped in ketchup or served straight up, they've been an American diet staple for nearly 100 years.
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3 days ago

Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

Evening on the Esplanade – Wednesday, July 18

    Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner
    Evening on the Esplanade - Wednesday, July 18 Beacon Hill residents are invited once again to a summer evening filled with music, camaraderie, and delicious food and wine at the opening night of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra on Wednesday, July 18th, at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade.
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3 days ago

Hebrew Reading Crash Course Offered

A new, cutting-edge, Hebrew-reading crash course is taking the Jewish world by storm. The flashcard based language course developed by the Jewish Learning Institute, promises users that they can learn to read Hebrew in only four weeks if they follow the program.

    Hebrew Reading Crash Course Offered
    A new, cutting-edge, Hebrew-reading crash course is taking the Jewish world by storm. The flashcard based language course developed by the Jewish Learning Institute, promises users that they can learn to read Hebrew in only four weeks if they follow the program.
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3 days ago

Council, Advisory Board Vote for Pay Increases – Including Mayor

The City Council voted 11-2 at its June 27 meeting to accept the mayor’s new ordinance that would raise the pay of several City employees, including the City Council and the mayor.

    Council, Advisory Board Vote for Pay Increases - Including Mayor
    The City Council voted 11-2 at its June 27 meeting to accept the mayor's new ordinance that would raise the pay of several City employees, including the City Council and the mayor. The changes for mayor wouldn't go into effect until after the next election in 2022.
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3 days ago

School Committee Approves Appointment of Interim Superintendent

The Boston School Committee on Monday unanimously voted to approve Laura Perille as Interim Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools (BPS).

    School Committee Approves Appointment of Interim Superintendent
    The Boston School Committee on Monday unanimously voted to approve Laura Perille as Interim Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools (BPS). Laura Perille previously served as the President and CEO of EdVestors, a school improvement nonprofit with the mission of increasing the number of schools in Boston delivering dramatically improved educational outcomes for all students.
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3 days ago

Councilor Wu Holds Hearing on Resident Permit Parking

City Councilor Michelle Wu held a hearing regarding the resident permit parking program in the city on June 28. On the panel were transportation experts from the city as well as members of organizations who have advocated for and researched better ways of managing parking in the city.

    Councilor Wu Holds Hearing on Resident Permit Parking
    City Councilor Michelle Wu held a hearing regarding the resident permit parking program in the city on June 28. On the panel were transportation experts from the city as well as members of organizations who have advocated for and researched better ways of managing parking in the city.
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3 days ago

Kids Cool Down at Frog Pond

Youngsters from Boston and beyond cool down in the spray pool at the Boston Common Frog Pond minutes after it was turned on during the opening celebration on June 29. The Frog Pond spray pool is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Labor Day and managed by The Skating Club of Boston. For further information, call the Frog Pond at 617-635-2120.

    Kids Cool Down at Frog Pond
    Youngsters from Boston and beyond cool down in the spray pool at the Boston Common Frog Pond minutes after it was turned on during the opening celebration on June 29. The Frog Pond spray pool is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Labor Day and managed by The Skating Club of Boston.
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3 days ago

Boston Landmarks Orchestra 2018 Season Begins July 11

The Boston Landmarks Orchestra is gearing up for their 2018 season of free concerts at the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade.

    Boston Landmarks Orchestra 2018 Season Begins July 11
    The Boston Landmarks Orchestra is gearing up for their 2018 season of free concerts at the Department of Conservation and Recreation's Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade. On July 11, the first ever "Season Tune-Up" will be held at the Hatch Shell one week before the concerts begin.
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3 days ago

Beacon Hill Architectural Commission Agenda

The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday, July 19, 2018 starting at 5:00 p.m. in the Piemonte Room on the Fifth Floor at City Hall.

    Beacon Hill Architectural Commission Agenda
    The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday, July 19, 2018 starting at 5:00 p.m. in the Piemonte Room on the Fifth Floor at City Hall.
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3 days ago

Major Changes for Parking Tickets, Street Cleaning have Started

Fines have been increased effective last week, for parking in violation of 11 City of Boston parking regulations, including overstaying a meter – which goes up to $40 a whack.

    Major Changes for Parking Tickets, Street Cleaning have Started
    Fines have been increased effective last week, for parking in violation of 11 City of Boston parking regulations, including overstaying a meter - which goes up to $40 a whack. The fines to be increased reflect those violations that most negatively impact Boston residents, are most frequently violated, and are a source of traffic congestion and safety issues on Boston's streets.
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3 days ago

Don’t Forget to Prune Your Trees

Miguel Rosales, who co-chairs the Beacon Hill Civic Association Tree and Civic Beautification Committee with John Corey, is seen pruning a tree on Mount Vernon on Sunday.“It is important to remove the low branches or suckers as they are not beneficial for the tree and also can block sidewalks and hide trash and debris,” Rosales advised.Beacon Hill residents interested in learning how to prune low branches and tree suckers are encouraged to contact the BHCA office, located at 74 Joy St., at 617-227-1922.

    Don't Forget to Prune Your Trees
    Miguel Rosales, who co-chairs the Beacon Hill Civic Association Tree and Civic Beautification Committee with John Corey, is seen pruning a tree on Mount Vernon on Sunday."It is important to remove the low branches or suckers as they are not beneficial for the tree and also can block sidewalks and hide trash and debris," Rosales advised.Beacon Hill residents interested in learning how to prune low branches and tree suckers are encouraged to contact the BHCA office, located at 74 Joy St., at 617-227-1922.
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4 days ago

Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

$33+, Saturday, 6:30 p.m., the Wilbur, 246 Tremont St., Boston, thewilbur.com. 

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$15+, Sunday, 8 p.m., Brighton Music Hall, 158 Brighton Ave., Allston, crossroadspresents.com.

    Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend
    Including Somerville ArtBeat, a Bastille Day block party, and more. Somerville Arts Council shuts down Davis Square for the 2018 edition of the annual ArtBeat Festival. The theme this year: Flip. Everything will be turned around, upside down, and inside out - and it's up to you to decide, with the help of artists, bands, dance troupes, vendors, and more, whether you prefer this new perspective.
    https://www.bostonmagazine.com

5 days ago

I Tried It: A Trampoline Barre Class at Barre Groove

52 Province St., Boston, 508-319-9287, barregroove.com. 

    I Tried It: A Trampoline Barre Class at Barre Groove
    Combining bounce, dance, and barre into one cardio-filled fitness class. Barre, with its combination of Pilates, dance, yoga and functional training, has proved massively popular with Boston's fitness-obsessed, with more than 11 gyms throughout the Boston area offering the classes.
    https://www.bostonmagazine.com

Jul 05

June 2018 in Review, From Burgers to Barbecue

Intermission Tavern (228 Tremont St., Downtown Boston): This Theater District pub will shut down at some point in the near future, to be replaced by the Fourth Wall.

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Cafe Juiceup (1290 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan, Boston): Juices, smoothies, and more.

Cava (669 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): This is the fourth local outpost for the DC-based fast-casual Mediterranean chain. Next, it’ll open in Cambridge’s Kendall Square.

Gypsy Place Coffee and Juice Bar (90 Hampshire St., Cambridge): A 20-seat cafe with juice, smoothies, breakfast sandwiches, and more.

Pavement Coffeehouse (415 Western Ave., Brighton, Boston): The seventh location for the local cafe chain is also home to a coffee roasting facility and commissary kitchen.

Rabottini’s Pizza (182 Western Ave., Lower Allston, Boston): What started as a one-day-a-week pop-up inside of a Cambridge bagel shop is now a free-standing, five-day-a-week pop-up (expected to last through the fall), serving pizza, salads, and a few flavors of Gracie’s Ice Cream.

Revival Cafe & Kitchen (125 Cambridgepark Dr., Alewife, Cambridge): This is the first of three new projects — two Revivals and one beer hall called Mothership — from Steve “Nookie” Postal (Commonwealth, Crema Cafe) and Liza Shirazi (Crema Cafe). Coffee, sandwiches, and more.

Sassafras (688 Broadway, Ball Square, Somerville): Eat at Jumbo’s has been reborn into a fully vegetarian (and mostly vegan) operation.

Soleil (2306 Washington St., Roxbury, Boston): Southern-influenced dining, with counter-service breakfast and lunch (lots of sandwiches) and full-service dinner.

Soup Shack (779 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, Boston): A pan-Asian soup shop, featuring everything from pho to ramen.

Sushi Today (1562 Tremont St., Mission Hill, Boston): Sushi and sashimi, with plenty of combos available.

Centre Street Cafe (669 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, Boston): The Centre Street team is revamping the Italian restaurant into a space-themed diner called Little Dipper, which could reopen in July.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop (1 Porter Rd.): The Chicago-based sandwich chain has other local locations, including one in Downtown Boston.

Refuge Cafe (155 Brighton Ave., Allston, Boston): There was a false alarm a couple years ago, but now Refuge Cafe is really gone, leaving behind only a series of bizarre Facebook posts, as was its style.

Roost Bistro (259 Newbury St., Back Bay): This New American bistro closed after four years, but its sibling bakery next door, Patisserie on Newbury, remains open.

Ryles Jazz Club (212 Hampshire St., Inman Square, Cambridge): After over 40 years, the Inman Square music venue and restaurant has shut down. The owners are focusing on their almost century-old deli across the street, S&S.

Stephi’s in Southie (130 Dorchester Ave., South Boston): In the wake of the joining of the hospitality groups behind the Stephanie’s restaurants, Met Back Bay, and others, one member of the Stephanie’s family, the five-year-old Stephi’s in Southie, has shut its doors.

The Wholy Grain (275 Shawmut Ave., South End, Boston): The neighborhood bakery and cafe, which had been open for eight years, will be replaced by a new Chilacates location.

Wok N’ Roll (1908 Massachusetts Ave., Porter Square, Cambridge): The Chinese restaurant had been around for over two decades.

Cappy’s Tavern (11 Wolcott Ct., Hyde Park, Boston): After eight decades, this classic dive bar will shut down in late July.

Redd’s in Rozzie (4257 Washington St., Roslindale, Boston): This Roslindale hotspot will close in July, with owner Charlie Redd citing changes in Boston’s liquor licensing system that would devalue his license.

    June 2018 in Review, From Burgers to Barbecue
    As we said goodbye to spring and hello to summer during June 2018, plenty of restaurants opened around the Boston area, including several food vendors at Somerville's growing Bow Market, a Thai restaurant in Somerville, a bagel shop in Cambridge, a rooftop bar in Salem, and more.
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Jul 05

Boston’s Newest Brewery Serves Pizza Bagels With a Side of Democracy

...introduced itself to Boston on July 4, opening in the longtime Windsor Button space at 35 Temple Pl. in Downtown Crossing. At the brewery, wages start at a minimum of $15 per hour...

    Boston's Newest Brewery Serves Pizza Bagels With a Side of Democracy
    Democracy Brewing, a worker-owned brewery, fittingly introduced itself to Boston on July 4, opening in the longtime Windsor Button space at 35 Temple Pl. in Downtown Crossing. At the brewery, wages start at a minimum of $15 per hour, and employees have the opportunity to buy an ownership share after their first year.
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Jul 03

First Look at Democracy Brewing in Downtown Boston

35 Temple Place, Downtown Crossing, Boston, 857-217-BREW, democracybrewing.com.

    First Look at Democracy Brewing in Downtown Crossing
    Look inside Democracy Brewing, a Downtown Crossing brewpub inspired by American democracy, German beer halls, and Irish pubs. The Boston brewery has a cozy snug for group dining, plus a function room and more seating options; fresh beer and a seasonal food menu with pizza bagels and more.
    https://www.bostonmagazine.com

Jul 03

Zoning Board of Appeal Hearing

Case: BOA-589339, Address: 240 Tremont Street, Ward 3, Applicant: Boston Planning & Development Agency

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Case: BZC-33494, Address: 68 Willow Court, Ward 7, Applicant: Willow Ct, LLC

Case:BOA-576951, Address: 240 Hancock Street,  Ward 15, Applicant: Wintergold, LLC

Case:BOA-576976, Address: 1203-1211 Dorchester Avenue,  Ward 15, Applicant: Wintergold, LLC

Case: BOA-585276, Address: 1472 Tremont Street, Ward 10, Applicant: Savage Properties, LLC

Case: BOA-585275, Address: 1474 Tremont Street, Ward 10, Applicant: Savage Properties, LLC

Case: BOA#836537, Address: 140 West Canton Street , Ward 4 Applicant: Matthew Serreze

Case: BOA-802785, Address: 116-120 Moore Street , Ward  1 Applicant: Debbie White

Case: BOA-802786, Address: 126 Moore Street , Ward  1 Applicant: Debbie White

Case: BOA-826533, Address: 217 Paris Street, Ward  1 Applicant: Tom Falcucci

Case: BOA-680615, Address: 10 Bond Street , Ward 3 Applicant: Frederick Bates by Theodore Touloukian

Case: BOA-808988, Address: 67 Saint Botolph Street , Ward 4 Applicant: Alpine Advisory Services

Case: BOA-793578, Address: 66 West Rutland Square , Ward 4 Applicant: Jason Arndt

Case: BOA-820986, Address: 217 Commonwealth Avenue  , Ward 5 Applicant: Patrick Mahoney

Case: BOA-830926, Address: 927-929 East Broadway  , Ward 6 Applicant: Giselle Bamberg

Case: BOA-836636, Address: 603 Dorchester Avenue  , Ward 7 Applicant: George Morancy

Case: BOA-674326, Address: 17 Eastman Street , Ward 7 Applicant: Boston Brokerage Group

Case: BOA-832689, Address: 19 Old Harbor Street  , Ward 7 Applicant: Timothy Norton

Case: BOA-809812, Address: 565 Massachusetts Avenue  , Ward 9 Applicant: Gerry DiPierro

Case: BOA-828021, Address: 51-53 Heath Street , Ward 10  Applicant: Carina Lopez

Case: BOA-836883, Address: 7 Atherton Street  , Ward 11 Applicant: Evan Smith

Case: BOA-806805, Address: 40 Wilcock Street  , Ward 14 Applicant: John Pulgini

Purpose: Change occupancy from 1 family to a 2 family renovations of 1st and 2nd floor kitchens and install fire separation as per plan.

Case: BOA-816057, Address: 101 Forbes Street , Ward 19 Applicant: Andre Matias

Case: BOA-817811, Address: 9 Brahms Street  , Ward 20 Applicant: Virginia M. Mara

Case: BOA-822014, Address: 36 Hopedale Street , Ward 22 Applicant: Denis Scanlon

Case: BOA-767363 Address: 238 Webster Street  , Ward 1 Applicant: Tom Noto

Case: BOA-779357, Address:29-31 Ward Street   , Ward 7  Applicant: 29-31 Ward Street LLC

Case: BOA-754552, Address: 34-36 Williams Avenue, Ward 18  Applicant: Rauny Baez

Purpose: Subdividing lot at 36 Williams Ave, Hyde Park. This lot will have a total of 8,,703 S.F. The new subdivided lot 38 Williams Ave will contain a total of 6,585 S.F. to accommodate new construction. Please reference ERT689194.

Purpose: Subdividing lot at 36 Williams Ave, Hyde Park. This lot will have a total of 8,,703 S.F. The new subdivided lot 38 Williams Ave will contain a total of 6,585 S.F. to accommodate new construction. Please reference ERT689194.

Case: BOA-790909, Address: 15 Whitford Street, Ward 18 Applicant: Patrick Mahoney

    Zoning Board of Appeal Hearing
    The Boston Zoning Code has information on the Articles and definitions of terms in this agenda.
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Jul 02

Townsman Shuts Down This Week After Three Years

Townsman (120 Kingston St., Downtown Boston) will close for good on Tuesday, July 3. Chef Matt Jennings will move...

    Townsman Shuts Down This Week After Three Years
    Townsman (120 Kingston St., Downtown Boston) will close for good on Tuesday, July 3. Chef Matt Jennings will move on to pursue "new prospects and opportunities" after three years running the restaurant alongside his wife, Kate, focusing on seasonal cooking that tackled New England from crudo and clam chowder to terrines and roasted duck breast.
    https://boston.eater.com

Jul 02

Matthew Jennings’ Townsman Will Close for Good

120 Kingston St., Boston, 617-993-0750, townsmanboston.com.

    Townsman Is Closing for Good
    After just more than three years in the downtown Boston luxury tower the Radian buoding, chef Matthew Jennings will close his ambitious restaurant, Townsman. The award-winning brasserie focused on American meats, cheeses, and seafood, but the celebrity chef is changing course after a healthy lifestyle transformation.
    https://www.bostonmagazine.com

Jul 01

Townsman in Downtown Boston Is Closing

The address for Townsman is 120 Kingston Street, Boston, MA, 02111.

    Boston Restaurant Talk
    An award-winning restaurant in the heart of Boston is shutting down. According to an Instagram post from the place, Townsman on Kingston Street is closing after business hours on Tuesday, July 3, with the note saying "As [owner] @matthewjennings explores new prospects and opportunities, he's excited to craft a life that is more thoughtful, healthy and sustainable for himself and his family.
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Jun 29

Fixer-Upper Friday: An 1830s Bank in East Bridgewater

41 Bedford Street, East BridgewaterPrice: $249,899

    Fixer-Upper Friday: An 1830s Bank in East Bridgewater
    It's been in the same family for more than 100 years. Built as a bank in 1835, this Greek Revival home for sale in the center of East Bridgewater is a town icon. The centuries-old structure, which once included a residence for the bank's cashier, is also an architectural gem, thanks to a wealth of period details both inside and out.
    https://www.bostonmagazine.com

Jun 29

Free Things to Do in Boston, July 2018

July 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 70 Beach St., Boston, chinatownmainstreet.org.

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July 21-22, 100 W. Dedham St., South End, Boston, ibaboston.org.

    18 Free Things to Do This Month
    Including the Lawn on D's Summer Block Party, Neponset RiverFest, Shakespeare on the Common, and more. Berklee Summer in the City From five-string fiddling to jazzy Caribbean beats, the talented future stars of Berklee College of Music are putting on 400 free performances in the Greater Boston area this summer.
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Jun 28

What to Eat (and Drink) This Weekend

W Hotel, 100 Stuart St., Boston, 617-261-8700, wboston.com.

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Longfellows, open 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, June 29, 284 Broadway, Cambridge, longfellowscambridge.com.

Bukowski Tavern, donating tips earned from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 50 Dalton St., Boston, 617-437-9999, bukowskitavern.net

The Craft Collective Beer Barn at SoWa Power Station, open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 540 Harrison Ave., South End, Boston, sowaboston.com.

    What to Eat (and Drink) This Weekend
    Plus, more must-eat pre-Fourth of July weekend food and drink events, such as fundraisers at Bukowski, SoWa, and more to support RAICES and children at the border; a summertime oyster festival at Boston Public Market, chef Richard Chudy's crazy burgers, and more.
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Jun 28

Charles St Merchant Acquires Revolutionary War Ribbons

Period Americana – a merchant of historical artifacts, images and documents located at 139A Charles St. – recently acquired three Revolutionary War ribbons, two of which appear to be previously unknown.

    Charles St Merchant Acquires Revolutionary War Ribbons
    Period Americana - a merchant of historical artifacts, images and documents located at 139A Charles St. - recently acquired three Revolutionary War ribbons, two of which appear to be previously unknown. According to Kenneth J. Olson, president of Period Americana and a Mt.
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Jun 28

Applications for Slow Streets Program Available

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that applications for the 2018 Neighborhood Slow Streets program are now available. The Neighborhood Slow Streets program is a community-based effort to reduce speeds and improve the quality of life on Boston’s local streets. Neighborhoods associations, community groups, faith-based institutions and other organized groups of neighbors are invited to apply to the program.

    Applications for Slow Streets Program Available
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that applications for the 2018 Neighborhood Slow Streets program are now available. The Neighborhood Slow Streets program is a community-based effort to reduce speeds and improve the quality of life on Boston's local streets. Neighborhoods associations, community groups, faith-based institutions and other organized groups of neighbors are invited to apply to the program.
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Jun 28

Bay Village Gets Motor Mart Update and New Church Street Proposal

Developer Boston Global Investors came back to the community last week with an update regarding the Motor Mart garage project.

    Bay Village Gets Motor Mart Update and New Church Street Proposal
    Developer Boston Global Investors came back to the community last week with an update regarding the Motor Mart garage project. John Hynes, CEO and managing partner of Boston Global Investors, said at a Bay Village Neighborhood Association meeting that they received comments and feedback from the abutters of the garage, the Bay Village Neighborhood Association, One Charles, and Four Seasons, and said that they have put a lot of those suggestions into this most recent design.
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Jun 28

BHTNH and Strawbery Banke Museum to Host Reading of Frederick Douglass on July 3

The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire (BHTNH and Strawbery Banke Museum will again hold a public reading of one of the 19th century’s most famous speeches, “What to the Slaves is the Fourth of July?”, given by Frederick Douglass in 1852.  The reading will take place at 12PM on July 3rd, 2018, at the Strawbery Banke Museum Visitor’s Center in Portsmouth.

    BHTNH and Strawbery Banke Museum to Host Reading of Frederick Douglass on July 3
    The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire (BHTNH and Strawbery Banke Museum will again hold a public reading of one of the 19th century's most famous speeches, "What to the Slaves is the Fourth of July?", given by Frederick Douglass in 1852.
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Jun 28

The Race for Suffolk County District Attorney

Henning receivesendorsement of Tim McCarthy

    The Race for Suffolk County District Attorney
    Henning receivesendorsement of Tim McCarthy Candidate for Suffolk County District Attorney Greg Henning today received the endorsement of Boston City Councilor Tim McCarthy, who represents the neighborhoods of Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Roslindale. "Above all else, the people of Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Roslindale want to feel safe in their neighborhoods.
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Jun 28

Dorothy Curran Returns on July 25

The Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series returns from July 25 to August 22 for another great season of outdoor music to entertain music fans of all ages on City Hall Plaza with Strictly Sinatra by Michael Dutra, Disco Night with Stardust, the classic soul of Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, and the grand finale featuring the legendary Trammps.

    Dorothy Curran Returns on July 25
    The Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series returns from July 25 to August 22 for another great season of outdoor music to entertain music fans of all ages on City Hall Plaza with Strictly Sinatra by Michael Dutra, Disco Night with Stardust, the classic soul of Charlie Thomas' Drifters, and the grand finale featuring the legendary Trammps.
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Jun 28

Vilna Shul is Awarded $500,000 from Community Preservation Committee

Last week, the Boston City Council unanimously approved the recommendation by Boston’s Community Preservation Committee and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh to fund a grant for the Vilna Shul for $500,000.

    Vilna Shul is Awarded $500,000 from Community Preservation Committee
    Last week, the Boston City Council unanimously approved the recommendation by Boston's Community Preservation Committee and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh to fund a grant for the Vilna Shul for $500,000. This prestigious grant will help to defray costs associated with universal accessibility and HVAC upgrades in the historic landmark building and is made possible by the inaugural Spring Pilot program from funds raised through the city's new Community Preservation Act.
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Jun 28

ParkARTS Outdoor Concerts to Begin on July 10

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department presents the 2018 ParkARTS Citywide Neighborhood Concert Series made possible by Berklee College of Music, Bank of America, The Friends of Ramler Park, and the Fenway Civic Association from July 10 to August 8 in parks citywide.

    ParkARTS Outdoor Concerts to Begin on July 10
    The Boston Parks and Recreation Department presents the 2018 ParkARTS Citywide Neighborhood Concert Series made possible by Berklee College of Music, Bank of America, The Friends of Ramler Park, and the Fenway Civic Association from July 10 to August 8 in parks citywide.
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Jun 28

BHCA Approves Security Cameras, But Not Without Several Caveats

The number and placement of exterior security cameras at 34 Beacon Street became a topic for debate at the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission’s monthly meeting on June 21.

    BHCA Approves Security Cameras, But Not Without Several Caveats
    The number and placement of exterior security cameras at 34 Beacon Street became a topic for debate at the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission's monthly meeting on June 21. In a continuation from a hearing in February, Applicant Mona Bonnott is proposing a total of four exterior cameras at the front, side, and rear, one intercom with camera, and the replacement of a door at the side entrance.
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Jun 28

Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

Summer Evening at Otis House

    Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner
    Summer Evening at Otis House Over 50 friends and neighbors attended the 3rd Annual Summer Evening at Otis House on Thursday. The evening is a collaboration between Historic New England and the Beacon Hill Civic Association, bringing together historic preservation discussion and community development in this elegant setting.
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Jun 22

Democracy Brewing Will, Fittingly, Open on the Fourth of July

Democracy Brewing (35 Temple Pl., Boston) is set to open its doors in Downtown Boston, and will do so on the Fourth of July. It will operate as a cooperatively-owned company where workers have a stake — and a say — in the business.

    Democracy Brewing Will, Fittingly, Open on the Fourth of July
    Democracy Brewing (35 Temple Pl., Boston) is set to open its doors in Downtown Boston, and will do so on the Fourth of July. It will operate as a cooperatively-owned company where workers have a stake - and a say - in the business.
    https://boston.eater.com

Jun 21

Boston police arrest suspect after recognizing his injury

Thomas May, 45, was arrested on Tremont Street and Boylston Street, near the Common, when officers saw him wearing a bandana around his injured arm.

    Boston police arrest suspect after recognizing his injury
    Boston police arrested a suspect Wednesday morning for breaking and entering, after recognizing his injury from the surveillance video description. Thomas May, 45, was arrested on Tremont Street and Boylston Street, near the Common, when officers saw him wearing a bandana around his injured arm.
    http://www.wcvb.com

Jun 21

BPD Officers Arrest Suspect for Breaking and Entering Into a Store Located Downtown

A short time later, officers patrolling the area of the Boston Commons, Tremont Street and Boylston Street stopped a person fitting the description of the suspect on video surveillance from 66 Charles...

    BPD Officers Arrest Suspect for Breaking and Entering Into a Store Located Downtown
    At about 2:18AM, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown), responded to 66 Charles Street for a report of broken glass to the front door of the Peets Coffee shop.
    http://bpdnews.com

Jun 21

Board of appeal hearing

Case: BOA-464137, Address: 20 Ashburton Place, Ward 3 Applicant: Faros Properties

Case: BOA-801566  Address: 24-44 Kneeland Street  , Ward 3  Applicant: Albert Li

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Case: BOA-506994, Address: 24-26 Falcon Street, Ward 1 Applicant: Albert J Legee

Case: BOA-615910, Address: 55 West Fifth Street, Ward 6 Applicant: Marc LaCasse, Esq

Case: BOA-834289 Address: 91 Westland Avenue  , Ward 4 Applicant: Parkside Tower LLC (by Forest Properties Management Inc)

Case: BOA-789186  Address: 40 Rugg Road  , Ward 22 Applicant: Rugg Realty Trust by Rugg Road USL, LLC

Case: BOA-789187 Address: 80 Braintree Street  , Ward 22 Applicant: Braintree Realty Trust by Rugg Road USL, LLC

Case: BOA-799949 Address: 183 Savannah Avenue  , Ward 18 Applicant: Bertram Williamson

Case: BOA-799951 Address: 185-187 Savannah Avenue  , Ward 18 Applicant: Bertram Williamson

Case: BOA-821990 Address: 83 Dakota Street  , Ward 17 Applicant: Gideon Davis

Case: BOA-803716 Address: 241-243 Gallivan BLVD  , Ward 17  Applicant: Hermitao Rosa

Case: BOA-740765 Address: 12 Bloomington Street  , Ward 16 Applicant: Timothy Johnson

Case: BOA-740771 Address: 13 Mckone Street   , Ward 16  Applicant: Timothy Johnson

Case: BOA-740773 Address: 15 Mckone Street  , Ward 16 Applicant: Timothy Johnson

Case: BOA-812643 Address: 82 Woodrow Avenue  , Ward 14 Applicant: Boston Housing Stabilization LLC

Case: BOA-812644 Address: 86 Woodrow Avenue   , Ward 14 Applicant: Boston Housing Stabilization LLC

Case: BOA-812645 Address: 97 Woodrow Avenue   , Ward 14  Applicant: Boston Housing Stabilization LLC

Case: BOA-814983 Address: 36 Brookford Street   , Ward 13 Applicant: Robert Bulger

Case: BOA-804162 Address: 35 Nazing Street  , Ward 12 Applicant: Arthur Grupee

Case: BOA-803885  Address: 24 Westminster Avenue   , Ward 11Applicant: Troy Depeiza

Case: BOA-817801 Address: 16 Marmion Street  , Ward 11 Applicant: John Pulgini

Case: BOA-817843 Address: 165 Boylston Street   , Ward 11 Applicant: 165-167 Boylston Street, LLC

Case: BOA-802831 Address: 114 Hampden Street  , Ward 8 Applicant: Stan Walczak

Purpose: Propose 20 ancillary off-street parking for ALT660762 - 11 Newcomb Street. Giving ERT552590 - 1 Newcomb Street 362 SF to build a separate residential building.

Purpose: Propose 20 ancillary off-street parking for ALT660762 - 11 Newcomb Street. Giving ERT552590 - 1 Newcomb Street 362 SF to build a separate residential building.

Case: BOA-670793 Address: 1900 Washington Street  , Ward 8 Applicant: Daniel Toscano

Purpose: Existing 9-Units Residential and 1 Commercial Space. Giving 1 Newcomb Street 960 SF to build a separate residential building. Application to document overhang and means of egress to travel through proposed ERT552590 - 1 New-comb St (4'-0" passageway removed).

Case: BOA-815193 Address: 1808 Columbia Road  , Ward 7 Applicant: Robert Swirbalus

Case: BOA-827009 Address: 111 B Street  , Ward  6 Applicant: Steven Petitpas

Case: BOA-814954 Address: 375 Silver Street  , Ward 6  Applicant: Andrew Ruggiero

Case: BOA-822711 Address: 719-721 East Second Street  , Ward 6 Applicant: Timothuy Sheehan

Case: BOA-813877  Address: 441-445 Hanover  , Ward 3 Applicant: Anthony Virgilio

Case: BOA-821741 Address: 15 Snow Hill Street  , Ward 3 Applicant: Daniel Toscano

Case: BOA-826885 Address: 60 Chappie Street  , Ward  2 Applicant: Jesse MacDonald

...single family detached dwelling as filed on ERT794172 and Lot B shall be known as 486-490 Medford Street  for an attached three family townhouse unit designed building filed under ERT794188

Case: BOA-825473 Address: 173-177 Maverick Street   , Ward  1 Applicant: Maverick Orleans, LLC

...retail spaces and 6 residential units to 1 retail space and 9 residential units See 175 Maverick St. ALT810520 and 177 Maverick St ALT810521, this building to be know as 173-177 Maverick...

...units to 1 retail space and 9 residential units See 175 Maverick St. ALT810520 and 177 Maverick St ALT810521, this building to be know as 173-177 Maverick St. Add a 4th Story...

Case: BOA-745475, Address: 128 Selwyn Street  Ward: 20 , Applicant: David Knudsen

Case: BOA-790909, Address: 15 Whitford Street, Ward 18 Applicant: Patrick Mahoney

Case: BOA-807056, Address: 115 Wheatland Avenue  , Ward  17 Applicant: Oxbow Urban LLC

...be subdivided into two equal sized lots where the right side lot will be considered 113 Wheatland Ave and the left side lot will be considered 115 Wheatland Ave. A Single Family attached...

Case: BOA-807998, Address: 141-143 Glenway Street  Ward: 14, Applicant: Oxbow Urban LLC

Case: BOA-807044, Address: 12 Lorne Street  , Ward 14  Applicant: Oxbow Urban LLC

Article(s): 60(60-9: Lot width insufficient, Lot frontage insufficient & Building height (# of stories) excessive) Purpose: 21 Angell St, Ward 14 for the terms of the Boston Zoning Code (see Acts of 1956, c. 665) in the following respect: Variance Article(s): 10(10-1)

...attached Home with a party wall located on the lot line between 12 Lorne and 14 Lorne St. This project is apart of the City of Boston's Department of Neighborhood Development (DND...

Case: BOA-708918, Address: 32 Hartwell Street, Ward 12 Applicant: Timothy Johnson

Case: BOA-708914, Address: 34 Hartwell Street, Ward  12 Applicant: Timothy Johnson

Case: BOA-794165 Address: 1948-1950 Washington Street  , Ward 8 Applicant: Michael Ahern

Case: BOA- 735236 Address: 75 G Street , Ward 7 Applicant: Douglas Stefanov

Case: BOA-749878, Address: 76 Easton Street , Ward  22 Applicant: T-Mobile Northeast, LLC

Case: BOA-833291, Address: 279-281 Hanover Street   Ward: 3 , Applicant: Anthony Virgilio

Case: BOA-814496, Address: 72 Montgomery Street  Ward: 4 , Applicant: Jeffrey Klug

Case: BOA-834570, Address: 550 East Seventh Street  Ward: 7, Applicant: Tommy Noto

Case: BOA-817264, Address: 33-39 South Huntington   Ward:10 , Applicant: Douglas George

Case: BOA-827023, Address: 33 Lawley Street  Ward: 16, Applicant: John Pokolske

Case: BOA-827845, Address: 38-42 Hyde Park Avenue  Ward: 19, Applicant: Margaret Pimentel

Case: BOA-833400, Address: 23-25 Chestnut Square  Ward: 19 , Applicant: Wim Dekok

Purpose: Off-Street Parking for 1 Car to be used by 19 - 21 Chestnut Square.

Case: BOA-819905, Address: 160 Russett Road,  Ward: 20, Applicant: Tomasz Adach

Case: BOA-824678, Address: 301-303 Corey Street  Ward: 20 , Applicant: Michael Kelly

Case: BOA-807547, Address: 211 Roslindale Avenue  Ward: 20, Applicant: Erin Doherty

Case: BOA-806508, Address: 69-71 Fayston Street   Ward: 14 , Applicant: Vargas Dasilveira

    Board of appeal hearing
    The board will hold a hearing on June 26, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. APPROVAL OF HEARING MINUTES: June 12, 2018 EXTENSION: 9:30a.m. BOARD FINAL ARBITER: 9:30a.m. GCOD: 9:30 a.m. Article(s): 32(32-9) Purpose: Amend ALT542200 lowering concrete slab. CALL OF THE CHAIR:12:00Noon. Article(s): 9(9-2) 51(51-8) Purpose: Change of Occupancy to include Wireless Telecommunications Facility.
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Jun 21

Letters to the Editor

My vote in support of Mayor Walsh’s Short Term Rental Ordinance

    Letters to the Editor
    My vote in support of Mayor Walsh's Short Term Rental Ordinance Dear Editor: "Last night, along with many of my colleagues, I attended a 'Make Boston Affordable!' community meeting and rally at the Boston Teachers Union co-sponsored by MAHA and the GBIO.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Jun 21

Carvalho Sees His Public Service as Setting Strong Foundation for DA Run

Evandro Carvalho believes his campaign for Suffolk County District Attorney is picking up momentum with just under three months to go before the Democratic primary is held on Sept. 4.

    Carvalho Sees His Public Service as Setting Strong Foundation for DA Run
    Evandro Carvalho believes his campaign for Suffolk County District Attorney is picking up momentum with just under three months to go before the Democratic primary is held on Sept. 4.
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Jun 21

Police Briefs 06-19-2018

Beacon Hill Beat

    Police Briefs 06-19-2018
    Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Assault and Battery 06/03/18 - A Charles Street restaurant worker reported another employee assaulted him at around 4 p.m. The supervisor said the victim got into a verbal altercation with an employee over doing his side work before it escalated into a physical assault.
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Jun 21

Residents Lack Access to Primary and Specialty Care

While Massachusetts has led the nation with health care reform, residents of the Commonwealth continue to lack basic access to primary and specialty care across the state. Poor patient access to care, an uncontrolled opioid epidemic and rising healthcare costs together present a perfect storm.  Many states however, have been proactive about removing practice barriers to increase access to NP driven care.

    Residents Lack Access to Primary and Specialty Care
    While Massachusetts has led the nation with health care reform, residents of the Commonwealth continue to lack basic access to primary and specialty care across the state. Poor patient access to care, an uncontrolled opioid epidemic and rising healthcare costs together present a perfect storm.
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Jun 21

City Council Adopts Amended Short-Term Rental Ordinance:Eliminates Investor Units, Leeway on Owner-Occupants

The Boston City Council voted late Wednesday afternoon to adopt Mayor Martin Walsh’s amended short-term rental ordinance by a vote of 11-2, eliminating the controversial investor units that have been described as “de facto hotels,” but also giving some new leeway to owner-occupants to rent out their units for short-term platforms.

    City Council Adopts Amended Short-Term Rental Ordinance:Eliminates Investor Units, Leeway on Owner-Occupants
    The Boston City Council voted late Wednesday afternoon to adopt Mayor Martin Walsh's amended short-term rental ordinance by a vote of 11-2, eliminating the controversial investor units that have been described as "de facto hotels," but also giving some new leeway to owner-occupants to rent out their units for short-term platforms. "We have eliminated the investor units that are putting pressure on our housing market, and we're also allowing this industry to operate and grow," said Councilor Michael Flaherty, who chaired the committee that looked at the new effort.
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Jun 21

Emerald Necklace Conservancy to Celebrate 20 Years with Art Exhibition

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy turns 20 this year, and to celebrate, they have proposed a 12-week art exhibition in the parks. This is one of three initiatives the Conservancy is pursuing to honor the anniversary.

    Emerald Necklace Conservancy to Celebrate 20 Years with Art Exhibition
    The Emerald Necklace Conservancy turns 20 this year, and to celebrate, they have proposed a 12-week art exhibition in the parks. This is one of three initiatives the Conservancy is pursuing to honor the anniversary. Exhibition Curator and Project Manager Jen Mergel presented the proposal at a Boston Art Commission hearing on June 12.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Jun 21

Kingsley Montessori Graduation

Dorothy Elizabeth Russell and Ceva Gabrielle Stanley embrace and remember some great memories from elementary school during the Kingsley Montessori School graduation on Thursday, June 13, in the Back Bay Events Center. Graduates were encouraged by Kingsley alumnus Max Aboko-Cole, who delivered the alumni address, and is now a student at American University.

    Kingsley Montessori Graduation
    Dorothy Elizabeth Russell and Ceva Gabrielle Stanley embrace and remember some great memories from elementary school during the Kingsley Montessori School graduation on Thursday, June 13, in the Back Bay Events Center. Graduates were encouraged by Kingsley alumnus Max Aboko-Cole, who delivered the alumni address, and is now a student at American University.
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Jun 21

Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

SUMMER EVENING AT OTIS HOUSE THIS THURSDAY

    Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner
    SUMMER EVENING AT OTIS HOUSE THIS THURSDAY Get your tickets online at www.bhcivic.org or call the BHCA office at 617-227-1922. The Beacon Hill Civic Association has various committees that focus on a targeted range of issues and initiatives aligning with the BHCA mission.
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Jun 21

Charles River Watershed Association Welcomes New Executive Director

The Charles River Watershed Association announced that it has named Emily Norton, who is currently director of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Sierra Club, as CRWA’s new executive director. She succeeds longtime CRWA Executive Director Bob Zimmerman.

    Charles River Watershed Association Welcomes New Executive Director
    The Charles River Watershed Association announced that it has named Emily Norton, who is currently director of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Sierra Club, as CRWA's new executive director. She succeeds longtime CRWA Executive Director Bob Zimmerman. Norton, of Newton, brings widespread experience in both politics and environmental advocacy to CRWA.
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Jun 15

Chinatown meeting roundup: CSC, CRA

Plainclothes police patrols are monitoring drug activity and making many arrests at Washington, Beach and Oxford streets, Fong said.

Gourmet China House at 55 Beach Street will apply for a beer and wine license, said owner Michael Chen.

...Block project was given by the developers of the three buildings. The project site encompasses 112 Shawmut Avenue, owned by the Davis Companies; 50 Herald Street, owned by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association...

...by the Davis Companies; 50 Herald Street, owned by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association; and 120 Shawmut Avenue, owned by Boston Chinese Evangelical Church. Pending a July 12 BPDA vote, the planned development...

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...the three buildings. The project site encompasses 112 Shawmut Avenue, owned by the Davis Companies; 50 Herald Street, owned by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association; and 120 Shawmut Avenue, owned by Boston Chinese...

    Chinatown meeting roundup: CSC, CRA
    The Chinatown Safety Committee (CSC) and Chinatown Resident Association (CRA) held their monthly meetings on June 6. CSC [caption id=attachment_47088 align=alignnone width=800] Boston Police Department District A-1 Capt. Ken Fong spoke about local crime June 6 during the Chinatown Safety Committee at the Doubletree Hotel.
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