Monthly Archives: January 2013

Whitebarked Himalayan Birch Shines in the Winter.

January 8, 2013
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Whitebarked Himalayan Birch Shines in the Winter.

The Whitebarked Himalayan Birch shines in the winter. It is said to have the whitest and most beautiful bark of all the birches. This variety was discovered by Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker during a mid-1800s trip to Tibet.

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Young Professionals Recognize Outstanding Neighbors on Hill

January 8, 2013
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Young Professionals Recognize Outstanding Neighbors on Hill

The Beacon Hill Civic Association Young Professionals have recognized two individuals who have made a significant contribution to the community of Beacon Hill. The Young Professionals Award was formally presented to Jason Winmill and Ingrid Calder in December 2012 by Meghan Haggerty, the group’s president. The Beacon Hill Civic Association Young Professionals, a group...

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Esplanade Playspace Gains National Prominence

January 8, 2013
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Esplanade Playspace Gains National Prominence

The Esplanade Playspace opened a little more than a year ago, but the state-of-the-art playground has already gained national prominence, even gracing the pages of the Wall Street Journal in November. “This is now becoming the new standard for play in this country,” said Tani Marinovich, who co-founded the Playspace with Jean Egan and...

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Murphy to lead Council

January 8, 2013
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At-Large City Councilor Stephen Murphy was unanimously elected by the council Monday to serve another two-year term as the body’s president. After being elected Murphy immediately appointed Beacon Hill City Councilor Sal LaMattina to serve another two-year term as his vice president. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to again lead the body,” said...

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Welcome Back, Mayor Menino: It’s Nice to Have Tom Menino Back on the Job

January 8, 2013
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We wish to add our voice to the chorus of residents who have been delighted to see the return of Mayor Tom Menino  to his office at City Hall. For one thing, it will be a relief to see an end to the speculation about this or that possible scenario by the pundits and...

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Decorations Were Great: Thanks to the Volunteers and Tom Kershaw for Brightening the Holiday Season

January 8, 2013
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We wish to take this opportunity to thank the many volunteers Sunday who helped take down the garlands and other festive decorations that adorned the street lamps  throughout Beacon Hill during this past holiday season. We wish also to thank Hampshire House proprietor Tom Kershaw for providing breakfast to those who did the work...

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Police Briefs 01-08-2013

January 8, 2013
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Larceny from a Motor Vehicle 12/29/12 – At around 2 a.m., a victim reported the passenger’s side window of his 2006 Toyota was broken and an iPhone, laptop and backpack were stolen from the vehicle. Incidents Dec. 26 42 Beacon St.  – Vandalism Dec. 27 Charles Street       Violation of the Auto Laws –...

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2012: The Year in Review

January 1, 2013
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2012: The Year in Review

• On Jan. 4, nearly 200 citizens braved the cold to voice their strong opposition to Capital One Bank’s proposed move to the home of the Charles Street Market at 62-66 Charles St. at a Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee meeting. • On Jan. 6, William Onuoha stepped down as...

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Undecorating Day Schedule for January 6

January 1, 2013
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Meet at 10 a.m. on Sunday, January 6 for a delicious Pancake Breakfast hosted by Tom Kershaw, at the Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street. Then, join neighbors as they take down the gas lamp post decorations. No skill is required, and helpers are greatly appreciated. It’s half the time and half the trouble to...

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Christmas Tree Collection on Until Jan. 18

January 1, 2013
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With the holidays in the rear view mirror, Beacon Hill residents can kick their trees to the curb for composting during the next two weeks. Boston’s Public Works Department will collect Christmas trees for composting from January 7 to January 18. Remove all ornaments, decorations, and stands from trees and do not put trees...

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