Top Ten Events of 2014

December 31, 2014
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On Jan. 6, Marty Walsh was sworn in as the mayor of Boston and Josh Zakim as the District 8 city councilor.

On Jan. 15, Kenneth Fong was named captain of the Boston Police Department Area A-1.

On Feb. 1, the Beacon Hill Civic Association held its annual Winter Gala entitled ‘There’s No Place Like Home” at the Four Seasons.

In March, Chase Mack was named the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s administrative assistant.

On May 11, Friends of the Public Garden, in partnership with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, held its annual “Duckling Day” in commemoration of Robert McCloskey’s classic children’s book “Make Way for Ducklings.”

On May 15, the Beacon Hill Garden Club held its 85th “Hidden Gardens Tour of Beacon Hill.”

On May 16, the Friends of the Public Garden held its annual “Green and White Ball” at Taj Boston.

On May 19, Frederick A. “Tad” Stahl was posthumously awarded the 18th annual Beacon Award at the 92 annual meeting of the Beacon Hill Civic Association, which took place at the Union Club.

On May 19, Mark Kiefer was sworn in as president of the Beacon Hill Civic Association.

On May 31, Hill House and The Esplanade Association hosted their annual 5K Dash and Backyard Family Dash event at the Charles River Esplanade.

On June 1, the annual “Beacon Hill Art Walk” featured the work of more than 100 artists.

On June 5, the Nichols House Museum’s Spring Fête took place at the Boston Athenæum.

On June 13, the Beacon Hill Civic Association Young Friends held its “Summer Soirée” at the Hampshire House.

On June 17, the Esplanade Friends Council hosts its fourth annual “Esplanade Summer Dock Party” at the Community Boating docks.

On June 23, the Friends of the Public Garden held its annual “Summer Party” at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

On July 17, Mayor Marty Walsh announced before a standing-room crowd at Suffolk University that the city would move forward with installing wheelchair-accessible curb cuts on Beacon Hill sidewalks.

On Aug. 12, the Beacon Hill Civic Association filed a lawsuit asserting that wheelchair-accessible curb cuts on Beacon Hill sidewalks could jeopardize the historic character of the neighborhood.

On Sept. 14, the Beacon Hill Civic Association hosted its annual “Neighborhood Block Party.”

On Sept. 20, The Esplanade Association held its annual “Moondance Gala” at the park.

On Oct. 5, the Beacon Hill Business Association held its 13th annual “Taste of Beacon Hill” at the Revere Hotel.

On Oct. 24, Hill House held its annual “Hill-o-Ween” fundraiser at Sip Wine Bar and Kitchen.

On Oct. 30, former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino died at 71.

On Nov. 4, Charlie Baker was elected governor of Massachusetts.

On Nov. 19, the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s annual “Garlands and Green: A Holiday Gathering” returned to Hampshire House.

On Dec. 11, the Beacon Hill Business Association held its annual “Holiday Stroll.”

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