21st Amendment Launches its Winter Cocktail Series

December 4, 2014
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21st Amendment Launches its Winter Cocktail Series

To commemorate the 81st anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment, which mandated a nationwide prohibition on alcohol, the popular Beacon Hill tavern of the same name launches a 12-week cocktail series on Dec. 5.                 “We began as a speakeasy tavern during the Prohibition era and wanted to tap into history,” Darius...

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Boston Common Tree Lighting Scheduled for this Thursday

December 4, 2014
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An updated talent lineup for Boston’s 73rd Annual Official Tree Lighting has been announced.  Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia will host the festive event on Boston Common on Thursday, December 4, from 6 p.m. to 8...

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BHCA Zoning & Licensing will meet on December 3rd

December 4, 2014
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On Wednesday, December 3rd, the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning & Licensing Committee will hold a meeting to continue the discussion of the proposed parking at 39-41 Mount Vernon and revised plans for the rear of 58 Beacon.  Additionally, there will be a discussion...

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Volunteers Needed to Decorate Beacon Hill

December 4, 2014
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Nothing signals the beginning of the holiday season more than the annual Holiday Decorating Days sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association. It is a way to enjoy friends...

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Still Time to Enter Home Holiday Contest Here

December 4, 2014
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The Holiday Season on Beacon Hill is special.  So many neighbors decorate their door, steps and window boxes. “Beautify Beacon Hill” is your chance to recognize those who are...

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Downtown View Interesting Passageways are Returning

December 4, 2014
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In 2010 in this column, I urged developers to create permeability at the ground level of big buildings. I especially wanted them to replicate the historic little lanes of...

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Garlands and Green at Hampshire House

November 27, 2014
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Garlands and Green at Hampshire House

Nearly 200 guests were on hand Wednesday when “Garlands and Green: A Holiday Gathering” returned to Hampshire House. Thomas A. Kershaw, owner of the Hampshire House Corporation, sponsors the...

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Suffolk University Law Receives $1.1M Grant

November 27, 2014
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A new $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will allow Suffolk University Law School to expand its fight against housing discrimination, in part...

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TEA Receives Award

November 27, 2014
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On Tuesday, Nov.18, The Esplanade Association was honored with the Helmsman Award at Community Boating Inc.’s annual “Raise the Sails Gala.”  Community Boating Inc. presented the award to the...

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Marinovich Named as Director

November 27, 2014
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The Esplanade Association, the non-profit friends’ group that helps to support the landmark Charles River Esplanade park, has named Tani Marinovich to be its new Executive Director.  Tani has...

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Letter to the Editor

November 27, 2014
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Thank you to the residents of Boston Dear Editor: I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for their very generous outpouring of support for my family and...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014
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Another Thanksgiving is upon us, a day for schoolboy football, family gatherings, and not much else to do other than enjoy a great dinner that reminds us how fortunate...

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Extreme Books

November 27, 2014
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You have heard people say books are going away, that we’ll all be reading on Kindles, etc. for the foreseeable future. The more extreme prognosticators declare that whole libraries...

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Residents Help Raise Funds for Autism

November 19, 2014
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Residents Help Raise Funds for Autism

On Tuesday, November 4, the Lurie Center for Autism at Massachusetts General Hospital and MassGeneral Hospital for Children hosted a special benefit evening called A Seat at the Table...

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Making the Switch

November 19, 2014
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As a leader of the growing Mothers Out Front organization that works to switch society from fossil fuels to clean energy, Beacon Hiller Muriel Finegold keeps her eye on...

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Downtown View Shade or Shadow?

November 19, 2014
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When I was 19 years old, I went to Wall Street. It was narrow, dark, secretive—worthy of the cash that I imagined rested behind those vault-like façades. It was...

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Downtown School Night Reveals Numerous Options

November 19, 2014
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The volunteer parent organization Downtown Schools for Boston sponsored its second annual “Downtown Schools Night” at 74 Joy St. on Thursday, allowing parents of prospective students to learn more...

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BRA Okays Zoning to Limit Offices

November 19, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board of directors voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a proposed zoning amendment that aims to limit the number of professional offices on Charles...

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Gael Mahony: A Beacon Hill Legendary Advocate

November 18, 2014
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Gael Mahony: A Beacon Hill Legendary Advocate

Gael Mahony, a gentleman whose vision and leadership shaped Beacon Hill for more than 50 years, died at home on November 4.  He passed away “as elegantly and peacefully...

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Always Active in State and Local GOP Politics

November 18, 2014
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Always Active in State and Local GOP Politics

John Winthrop Sears was a legendary figure in state politics and public service. He held positions in Boston, Suffolk County and state government, carrying on a family tradition of...

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Garlands and Greens on Nov. 19

November 18, 2014
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Join the magic as Tom Kershaw graciously hosts Garlands and Green: A Holiday Gathering at The Hampshire House on Wednesday, November 19 from 6-9pm. This popular holiday party helps...

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Public Schools Making Strides

November 18, 2014
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Boston Public Schools are an excellent choice for Boston families. Steady improvement in academic achievement by BPS students, combined with the increase in families wishing to stay in the...

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From Skating Skirts to Chic Couture

November 18, 2014
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Beacon Hiller Chynna Pope, the sequin-clad young figure skater cheered by neighbors for years as she jumped and twirled on the frozen Frog Pond, has leaped into the fashion...

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Police Briefs 11-11-2014

November 18, 2014
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Robbery – Knife 10/28/14 – A male victim reported that six male suspects approached him on the Boston Common on the...

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