Archive for February, 2018

Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

February 9, 2018
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Supporting efforts to reduce nips littering neighborhood streets Among other initiatives to improve the cleanliness and safety of Cambridge Street, the BHCA Cambridge Street Committee has been addressing the littering of nips sold at the street’s liquor stores. Toward that end, members encourage residents to support House Bill 3528 that subjects alcoholic beverages sold...
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Below Stairs at the Ayer Mansion

February 9, 2018
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Standing out amongst the Victorian styled brick row houses in the Back Bay, the Ayer Mansion located at 395 Commonwealth Avenue sticks out like a sore thumb with its white marble exterior and mosaic stained glass. At a special event hosted by the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB), Jeanne Pelletier the preservation...
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BHAC Agenda

February 9, 2018
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday, February 15 starting at 5 p.m. in the Piemonte Toom fifth floor City Hall . Design Review 18.582 BH 67 Mount Vernon Street: Paint previously painted lintels, sills and door surround. 18.588 BH 112 Revere Street (Continued from 12-2017 hearing): Construct two enclosures...
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African-American Patriots Tours Help Celebrate Black History Month

February 9, 2018
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Freedom Trail® Foundation’s acclaimed African-American Patriots Tours celebrate the African-American patriots that played a vital role in the start of the American Revolution in Boston and in the formation of our country. Led by 18th-century costumed guides, tour-goers have the opportunity to view history through the eyes of these courageous men and women throughout...
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Boy Scout Troop 74 Re-Established After Decade-Long Lull

February 9, 2018
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Boy Scout Troop 74 was re-established Monday, Jan. 29, after a 10-year absence when its members made the transition from Cub Scouts during a “crossover ceremony” at the Park Street School. Ten Webelos – the oldest and highest-ranking Cub Scouts – were promoted to Boy Scouts – an advancement that occurs when they reach...
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Police Briefs 02-06-2018

February 9, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny 01/24/18  – A victim reported he was eating in a Cambridge Street restaurant at around 2:10 p.m., when he went to the restroom and unknown person(s) stole his iPad, iPhone and backpack.   Auto Theft 01/24/18 – At about 5:30 p.m., a Park Plaza car-rental...
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Letter to the Editor

February 9, 2018
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Support for Cognitive Rehabilitation for Brain Injury Survivors Dear Editor, I am writing to support important legislation that will help survivors of brain injury. In 2009, my life came to a halt when I was hit by a snowboarder in Aspen, Colorado. The snowboarder ran into eight instructors and went straight through us like...
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A Deserving Appointment for Senator Boncore

February 9, 2018
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We wish to make note of the appointment of Senator Joseph Boncore of Winthrop as the new Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee by Acting Senate President Harriette Chandler. Although Senator Boncore is only in his first full term, his appointment is recognition of the high-esteem with which he he is held by his...
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We Will Never Forget the Blizzard of ’78

February 9, 2018
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This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’78, the momentous storm that wreaked havoc and devastation across Eastern Massachusetts during a 32-hour period on February 6-7. There have been many remembrances of that catastrophic event in the media this week, but photos and archival film can only tell  so much. Those...
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Hill House Dads and Donuts

February 2, 2018
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Hill House Dads and Donuts

Little ones bounced on a trampoline and painted donuts with colorful shaving cream during Hill House’s Dads and Donuts event on January 21. Children enjoyed a breakfast of donuts and juice, and a morning of playing on gym equipment with their fathers and friends. In the top photo Daniel Bahcheli and his daughter, Serea.
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