A Family Christmas

December 13, 2017
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A Family Christmas

A REQUEST FROM THE WHOLE FAMILY: Molly, Matt, and little Caroline Bechtel, Gary W. Koch, and Lois Schramek talk to Santa about what they hope is under the tree on Christmas morning. The fun moment came during the Hill House’s Party with Santa just before the grand tree lighting on Charles Street.

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First Snowfall

December 13, 2017
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First Snowfall

The first snowfall over the weekend left Beacon Hill looking like true winter scene as snow hung from the trees and motorists had to remove the snow from their cars. Boston received between 3 to 4 inches of snow.

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Charles Street Holiday Stroll

December 13, 2017
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Charles Street Holiday Stroll

Ottavia Pomazon and Stefanie Gardener looking at scented candles and blankets at Whitney & Winston as they do some holiday shopping during the annual Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll on Thursday, Dec. 7. The annual event drew hundreds to Charles Street for shopping and ringing...

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Tower May Soon Sit Over Garage on Stuart Street

December 13, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Los Angeles based CIM Group plans to build a residential tower on top of the existing Motor Mart Garage located at 201 Stuart Street in...

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BHCA Community Corner

December 13, 2017
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by Suzanne Besser, BHCA President Annual Appeal It’s that time of year again –  time when the Beacon Hill Civic Association turns to the community to ask for support...

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Boston City Council Updates

December 13, 2017
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The Boston City Council met on Wednesday, December 6 at at Boston City Hall. • The City Council’s Special Committee on the Community Preservation Act to appoint four finalists...

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Overnight Lane Closures on Storrow Drive Posted

December 13, 2017
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MassDOT will implement overnight lane closures on Storrow Drive east and westbound in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge through Friday, December 15. Single lane closures will be from...

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Black Ink Takes Home First-Place in Charles St Storefront Decorating Contest

December 13, 2017
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By Dan Murphy During the Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll on Thursday evening, Black Ink was named the first-place winner in the 2017 Charles Street annual Storefront Decorating Contest. The...

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BHAC Agenda

December 13, 2017
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday, December 21, 2017 starting at 5:00 p.m. in Piemonte Room City Hall. (Use Congress Street as...

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Kodomo Annex Hosts Children’s Book Launch

December 13, 2017
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Kodomo Annex on River Street, hosted an exclusive VIP Launch Party to celebrate the publication of Ben and Tonya Mezrich’s first book together: Charlie Num3ers and The Man in...

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Police Briefs 12-12-2017

December 13, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Building 11/30/17 – A victim reported she put her wallet inside her locker at a Stuart Street hostel at...

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Homelessness Among Senior Citizens is a Form of ‘Elder Abuse’

December 13, 2017
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By Dan Weber Here’s a startling statistic from the Department of Housing and Urban Development : “the homeless population is aging faster than the general population in the United...

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Thank You to All the Volunteers

December 13, 2017
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For those of us living on Beacon Hill, the gas street lights are part of the charm of this historic neighborhood.  For most of the year, these black poles...

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Decking Out Beacon Hill

December 5, 2017
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Decking Out Beacon Hill

Volunteers sort out the garlands for the decorators at Otis House on Saturday morning.

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City Unveils Final Report for “Action Plan” to Improve Mobility Around North Station

December 5, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Following an extensive public process that began last summer, the city unveiled the final report for its “action plan” last week, which aims to improve accessibility...

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BHCA Community Corner

December 5, 2017
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By Suzanne Besser, BHCA President Cambridge Street included in Action Plan   The North Station Area Mobility Action Plan, a set of proposed transportation improvements and initiatives for the...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee Agenda

December 5, 2017
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The Zoning and Licensing Committee of the Beacon Hill Civic Association will meet on Wednesday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. at 74 Joy Street. All meetings are open to...

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NY Times-Bestselling Author Ben and Tonya Mezrich Release Newest Children’s Book

December 5, 2017
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Kodomo Annex will host an exclusive VIP Launch Party to celebrate the publication of Ben and Tonya Mezrich’s first book together, “Charlie Numbers and The Man in the Moon.”...

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Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim Announces His Campaign for Secretary of State

December 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim announced last week that he is going to be a candidate for Secretary of State, promising broad new expansions of voting...

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Beacon Hill Women’s Forum to Host Gatsby-Themed Holiday Event

December 5, 2017
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By Amy Tsurumi “The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun and now the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music and the opera of voices...

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Upstairs Downstairs Antiques Helps Conceive Beloved, Neighborhood Holiday Tradition

December 5, 2017
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The annual Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll unites Charles Street merchants who collectively open their doors for one festive afternoon each December, but the beloved holiday tradition can actually be...

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Remembering the Cocoanut Grove Fire 75 Years Later

December 5, 2017
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By Dan Murphy On Tuesday, Nov. 28 – the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Cocoanut Grove fire – the most deadly tragedy in the city’s history was...

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Police Briefs 12-05-2017

December 5, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Robbery – Street 11/20/17- A victim reported while walking on Beacon Street at around 1:04 a.m., two unknown male suspects approached...

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How We’re Supporting Small Businesses During the Holidays to Keep Our Neighborhoods Thriving All Year Long

December 5, 2017
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh I grew up in a neighborhood of hardworking families, where everything seemed within reach. It was thanks in large part to our incredible small...

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