Archive for September, 2018

Commonwealth Avenue Resident, Joan Diver Pens Memoir

September 20, 2018
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Commonwealth Avenue resident and author Joan Diver, profiled in the Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Common Ground”, is available for interviews regarding her new memoir in which Boston plays a key role.  She will be reading from her book, which was recently featured on the cover of “Publishers Weekly”, at the Trident Booksellers and Cafe,...
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Police Briefs 09-18-2018

September 20, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 09/06/18 – A victim reported unknown person(s) smashed the front driver’s side window of his 2014 Dodge van with a brick some time between 5:15 p.m. on Sept. 5 and 6:15 a.m. the next day.  The victim stated a set of work and...
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Getting to the Heart of America’s Diabetes Crisis

September 20, 2018
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About 30 million Americans have diabetes, and an estimated 1.5 million more are diagnosed each year. More than 25 percent of seniors have diabetes, and minority populations are at the greatest risk of developing this disease. African Americans, for instance, have a 77 percent higher risk of developing diabetes compared to White Americans. Hispanic...
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Neighborhood Events Planned

September 20, 2018
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While the weather outside may still seem like summer, the fall activities in our neighborhood are getting underway. On Saturday night, The Esplanade Association Gala was held under beautiful skies. The event was another success raising funds for the Esplanade. Two other events happening this Sunday, September 23, are the Hill House Pancake Breakfast...
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Esplanade Supporters Enjoy a Special “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Celebration:Benefit Gala Set for Sept 15

September 14, 2018
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Esplanade Supporters Enjoy a Special  “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Celebration:Benefit Gala Set for Sept 15

Tiffany’s & Co. hosted a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” celebration for the Esplanade Association’s Moondance Gala committee at their Newbury Street location on Friday morning, September 7.  The committee came together to preview the spectacular Tiffany Paper Flowers Pave Diamond Pendant that Tiffany’s & Co. generously donated to the upcoming annual benefit gala which is...
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Hill Businesses Gear Up for Fall

September 14, 2018
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Hill Businesses Gear Up for Fall

With autumn upon us, many Beacon Hill stores are gearing up for the season. Jack Gurnon, owner of Charles Street Supply, a hardware store located at 54 Charles St., said most of his business at this time of year comes from returning college students who typically purchase items like tool kits, picture hooks and...
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Frances Appleton Pedestrian Bridge Across Storrow Opens to the Public

September 14, 2018
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The $12.5 million Frances Appleton Pedestrian Bridge – a 230-foot-long, steel arch span that links Beacon Hill/Charles Circle to the Charles River Esplanade – is now open to the public. The 14-foot-wide, 750-foot-long, multi-use bridge was constructed as part of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) $300-million renovation of the Longfellow Bridge, which links Charles...
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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

September 14, 2018
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New DOT data after the re-opening of the Longfellow Bridge On September 6th, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation held a public meeting to present data now that the Longfellow Bridge has been fully re-opened for two months. Upon the re-opening many stakeholders, including local politicians, advocacy groups and neighborhood organizations such as the BHCA,...
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Michael Grogan Elected to Beacon Hill Village Board

September 14, 2018
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Michael P. Grogan, who moved his business, Grogan & Company, to 20 Charles Street in 2013, is nationally recognized for his skills in appraising and auctioning heirloom furnishings and jewelry of value. But not as well known is how highly he values being part of a community. For example, during the 30 years in...
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Students are Invited to Apply for City’s Exam Schools

September 14, 2018
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The Boston Public Schools (BPS) will offer the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) for admission to the city’s three examination schools on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 8 a.m. Testing will take place at seven locations across the city. The deadline for registration is Sept. 21. Students must currently be in Grades 6, 8 or...
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