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Victorian Summer: Good Friends, Tasty Food and Cold Beer

FHET welcomes author and historian Dee Morris for a Sunday afternoon historic walking tour to celebrate summer in the city. A Victorian Summer: Good Friends, Tasty Food and a Cold Beer

The tree-shaded landscape of Forest Hills Cemetery is the eternal home of Victorians who enhanced the social life of Boston.  Jacob Wirth (1840-1892) and his family established a legendary eating and drinking emporium that is a landmark today.  The fresh shellfish at the oyster saloon of Richard “Rich” Higgins (1830-1904) and the lager beer of Henry Pfaff (1826-1893) drew a loyal following.  Events at Roxbury estates featured fresh flowers or fruit from Marshall P. Wilder (1789-1886). Continue Reading →

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Casey Arborway Milestone: Shea Square Stoplights to Go Live Thursday

Casey Arborway, Dec. 11, 2016

Jamaica Plain’s “Little Dig” — AKA the Casey Aborway — is scheduled to pass a key benchmark this week. Shea Circle, the part of the Arborway where Franklin Park meets the main entrance to Forest Hills Cemetery, will take a giant step toward becoming Shea Square. The stop lights in the new configuration are to be turned on for the first time on Thursday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Did You Know? Home For Aged Couples Has Plot at Forest Hills Cemetery

One of the joys of living in JP is taking walks in Forest Hills Cemetery and discovering something new. While many residents visit the graves of the famous — perhaps most notably poet e.e. cummings — the cemetery also honors the forgotten. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Firefighter Kennedy Not Forgotten Amid Historic Snow

Fireman’s Lot, Forest Hills, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Credit: Richard Heath

Forest Hills Cemetery, where the snow stays white and there are no arguments over space savers, remains a refuge during this historic winter. Someone even cleared a path to the Fireman’s Lot, where most recently Firefighter Michael Kennedy was laid to rest. (more…) Continue Reading →

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