Archive for November, 2017

21st Garlands & Greens Fundraiser

November 25, 2017
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21st Garlands & Greens Fundraiser

Lindy Roethlisberger, (left) Ivy A. Turner, event organizer, and Tom Kershaw, sponsor, during the 21st annual Garlands and Greens Fundraiser at the Hampshire House last week. The annual fundraiser helps to raise funds to purchase the bows and garland that decorate the Hill’s 1,100 gas lamps for the holidays. Volunteers will perform the decorations...
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The Red Wagon Celebrates 20 Years

November 25, 2017
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The Red Wagon Celebrates 20 Years

The Red Wagon celebrated it’s 20th Birthday on Thursday Nov. 16. Local shop owners stopped by to join in celebrating this milestone. There are many years of retail longevity between this group.Pictured left to right, Nina Castillion, of E.R Butler, Suzy O’Brien, of The Red Wagon, Lynne Wolverton, of Linens on the Hill, Jennifer...
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Master Plan for Boston:City Hall and Plaza Works to Revitalize Area

November 25, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The final Master Plan for re-imaging how City Hall and City Hall Plaza can be reshaped into a vibrant, civic hub has been completed, with early implementation of Phase 1 renovations set to begin soon. “It is time that we re-imagine City Hall Plaza as the thriving, healthy, innovative space that...
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BHCA Community Corner

November 25, 2017
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Public Forum on Bicycling held Nov. 16   By Suzanne Besser, BHCA President Last week the Beacon Hill Civic Association Traffic & Parking Committee looked toward the future when it turned to the Boston Cyclists Union representatives for a discussion about how to make bicycling safer in the downtown neighborhoods. “With our dense urban...
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SoWa Winter Fest Looks to Build on Successes in its Third Year

November 25, 2017
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By Seth Daniel With the chill in the air, the colored lights blinking – and even the simulated snow – the SoWa Winter Festival was a hand’s down success last year, and organizers are ready to build on that and bring the holiday shopping market and good time into the regular lexicon of Boston’s...
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Area A-1 Sees Slight Uptick in Part One Crime

November 25, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Area A-1 has seen a 2-percent increase in violent and property crime in 2017, compared to last year. According to Boston Police, 2,084 incidents of Part One crime were reported between Jan. 1 and Oct. 15 of this year in the area, which includes Beacon Hill, Chinatown Downtown and the North...
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Chris Sinclair, Local Businessman and Bistro Owner, Wins National Award

November 25, 2017
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Chris Sinclair, “owner of the beloved The Charles River Bistro, serial entrepreneur and philanthropist with countless personal and professional ties to Beacon Hill, was recently honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. Sinclair, president of The Anthem Group, which includes a local neighborhood office and...
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Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill and Hampshire House to Co-Host NYT Best-Selling Author

November 25, 2017
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Looking for a great holiday book to read or gift idea for that bookworm on your list?  A signed copy of Elin Hilderbrand’s books could be just the thing. She will be signing copies of her newest book ~ “Winter Solstice”  ~ the fourth and final installment in her “Winter Street” series ~ at...
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West End Branch Librarian Honored as Community Hero

November 25, 2017
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By Dan Murphy At a Nov. 9 reception at the Boston Marriot Copley Place that drew around 1,100 attendees, West End branch librarian Helen Bender was among 21 Community Heroes honored by ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development). A lifelong Boston resident with two master’s degrees, she joined the Boston Public Library staff in...
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BHWF Hosts Evening with Architect, Ann Beha

November 25, 2017
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By Christine Thuy-Anh Vu The Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) hosted a scintillating evening of convivial company at the Hampshire House, featuring renowned architect Ann Beha as the honored speaker on Nov. 14. Introduced by friend and Program Director Debbie Smith, Beha discussed the evolution of Boston, the distinguished projects from her firm Ann...
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