Making Gingerbread Houses

December 2, 2016
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Making Gingerbread Houses

Meghan Cleary and her son Gus, 3, worked to add decorations to their gingerbread house roof during the Hampshire House’s Gingerbread House Brunch on Sunday, Nov. 27. Gus carefully squeezed frosting on before adding marshmallows and gumdrops. The Hampshire House on Chestnut Street will hold Gingerbread House Brunches every Saturday and Sunday through Christmas.

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‘Decorating Days’ Return Dec 3 and 4

December 2, 2016
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By Dan Murphy As she has for the past 21 years, Ivy A. Turner will help lead this weekend’s volunteer effort to adorn 1,100 gas lamps throughout the neighborhood with garlands and bows. On Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at 9 a.m., Turner asks neighbors...

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Winthrop Sq Project Meeting on December 5

December 2, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston Planning Development Agency (BPDA) will be holding a meeting regarding the controversial proposed building for 115 Winthrop Square in Downtown Boston  on Monday December 5, from 6:30  to 8:30 pm at the Suffolk Law School at 120 Tremont Street....

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Nichols House Museum to Celebrate 20th Holiday House Tour Dec 11

December 2, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser In 1995 three Beacon Hillers put their heads together to devise a creative fundraising scheme that would support the small house museum on Mt. Vernon Street...

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Downtown View:Good Reads

December 2, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Every year about this time I recommend a few books about Boston or by Boston authors that might make good holiday gifts for your friends...

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BHCA Community Corner

December 2, 2016
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200 Holiday Decorators needed this weekend Come for as long or little as you can to help decorate 1100 gas lamps with garlands of green cedar and red bows....

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Karol Named COO of Watermill Group

December 2, 2016
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Beacon Hill resident Julia Karol was recently appointed president and COO of the Watermill Group, a Lexington-based strategy-driven, private-investment firm. In her new role, Karol is responsible for overall...

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Bike Courier Industry Transitions to Compete in Modern Times

December 2, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen For two years bike courier Mike Oakhem, 33, from Quincy, has been zig-zagging throughout Boston’s downtown streets to hand off various goods from piping hot pizza...

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A One-Woman Show:Jill Donahue has Built A Successful Public Relations Agency on Newbury Street

December 2, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Jill Donahue took over a decade to get to the field of public relations but her clients are sure glad she got there. “I wasn’t really...

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SoWa Market this Weekend

December 2, 2016
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Shop outside-the-box this holiday season at SoWa Boston’s Winter Festival.  Beginning Friday, December 2nd through Sunday, December 4th, 2016, SoWa Boston is kicking off the seasonal festivities with its...

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Police Briefs 11-29-2016

December 2, 2016
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Vandalism 11/09/16 – At about 8:06 a.m., a victim reported he went out to his Volkswagen Jetta, which was parked on...

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Letter to the Editor

December 2, 2016
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The homeless: who are they — but more important, who are we? Dear Editor: In a recent  edition of The Boston Globe (Nov. 18, 2016) cited successes in finding...

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Garlands and Greens Holiday Fundraiser

November 24, 2016
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Garlands and Greens Holiday Fundraiser

Lindy Roethlisberger, Tom Kershaw, and Lisa and Spencer Macalaster during the Garlands and Greens Holiday Fundraiser on Wednesday., Nov. 16, at the Hampshire House. The proceeds from the event...

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BHCA Supports Campaign to ‘Tag’ Natural Gas Leaks

November 24, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Beacon Hill Civic Association is getting behind an upcoming awareness campaign to “tag” 215 known natural-gas leaks in aging infrastructure in Beacon Hill, Back Bay...

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Downtown View:Winter Ahead

November 24, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor This is the week that seems to begin winter even though we know December 21 is the actual date. So after the turkey is finished...

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BHCA Community Corner

November 24, 2016
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ANNUAL APPEAL Next week the Beacon Hill Civic Association will kick off its Annual Appeal, which provides vital funding for the BHCA’s ongoing operations. For 94 years, the BHCA...

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Residents Speak Out on 45 Temple St Project

November 24, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The controversial 45 Temple Street proposal, which includes the Archer building and Donahue Building formally owned by Suffolk University, was brought in front of the Beacon...

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Hamersley Table Tips and the ‘Beast’ that is a Thanksgiving Day Turkey

November 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Popular writer and former restaurateur Gordon Hamersley made a name for himself cooking in the South End, often also appearing with early culinary celebrities like Lydia...

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Friends of the Public Garden Completes Restoration of White Memorial Fountain

November 24, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Following a multi-year fundraising campaign, the Friends of the Public Garden has completed its restoration of the George Robert White Memorial fountain in the park. “Thanks...

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Letter to the Editor

November 24, 2016
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An open letter to Karen Cord Taylor Dear Editor Your article in last week’s BHT was surprisingly well-balanced in terms of the Nov. 8 election and the responses from...

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Remember Those in Need

November 24, 2016
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016
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Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. Thanksgiving has no religious connotations, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It asks nothing more from each of us than just showing...

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Local Teacher Debuts Work at BPL Series

November 18, 2016
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Local Teacher Debuts Work at BPL Series

By Beth Treffeisen The first Composer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library, Beau Kenyon, a teacher at Kingsley Montessori School debuted his first free concert on Saturday, November 12, in...

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Homeless Focus of BHCA Meeting

November 18, 2016
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Homeless Focus of BHCA Meeting

by Dan Murphy At a “town meeting” sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association, around 50 residents joined police and other officials for a discussion on the issue of...

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