Monthly Archives: December 2017

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 traced back to the efforts of Upstairs Downstairs Antiques. In the early ‘90s, the Charles Street antiques store held an annual open house in December,...

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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 commemorated recently with a special program at the Copley Branch of the Boston Public Library. Stephanie Schorow, a former Boston Herald reporter and author of...

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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 him. At this time, the suspects knocked the victim to the ground and stole his cellphone, as well as his wallet containing bank and credit...

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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 and local businesses. For years, these local landmarks have carried on the traditions of my neighborhood, and generated the prosperity that’s helping Dorchester thrive to...

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America as We Know It Is Over

December 5, 2017
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It is difficult to understate the impact upon the future of our country of the Republican tax bill proposals that have been passed by the House and Senate and await a reconciliation between the two versions for a final vote by both. The most complex piece of tax legislation to be enacted in more...

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Tree’s Company

December 1, 2017
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Tree’s Company

A tree that fell in last week’s windstorm made for a unique play-scape for some local boys.

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BHWF ‘Chestnuts’ Embrace the Pre-Holiday Season

December 1, 2017
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BHWF ‘Chestnuts’ Embrace the Pre-Holiday Season

The Beacon Hill Women’s Forum “Chestnuts” held a pre-holiday gathering on Nov. 16 to “connect, inspire, and enjoy.”

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Developer Calls for John Jeffries House to be Repurposed into Boutique Hotel

December 1, 2017
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Developer Calls for John Jeffries House to be Repurposed into Boutique Hotel

By Dan Murphy The John Jeffries House at 170 Charles St. will be repurposed into a 66-room, boutique hotel, according to a press release issued by Related Beal last week. The Boston development firm plans to undertake an extensive renovation and redesign of the existing building and construct a 12,000-square foot addition on the site...

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Old North Church and Historic Site Receives Mars Grant

December 1, 2017
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The Old North Church and Historic Site announced it has received a $13,000 grant as one of the recipients of the Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Chocolate History Research Grant. Winners were announced this past week at the 14th Annual banquet dinner of the Heritage Chocolate Society held at the...

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BHCA Community Corner

December 1, 2017
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by Suzanne Besser, BHCA President BHCA supports Esplanade Riverfront Pavilion Design   The Beacon Hill Civic Association board of directors gave full support to the Esplanade Riverfront Pavilion Planning Project at a meeting held earlier in the month. According to a letter written to the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) by Chair Mark...

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