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‘Hill House Tour’ Returns Dec 9

December 6, 2018
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“The Beacon Hill Holiday House” tour returns on Sunday, Dec. 9, from noon to 4 p.m. For more than 20 years, the Nichols House Museum has organized and hosted the tour, which offers the public a rare opportunity to experience a select group of private residences. “The ‘House Tour’ has been annual tradition, which is...
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‘Holiday Stroll’ Returns Dec 6

November 29, 2018
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One of the neighborhood’s most anticipated annual events, the “Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll” returns Thursday, Dec. 6. “The Beacon Hill Business Association is excited to present the Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll again for the 16th year, with many returning crowd-pleasers, including the Back Bay Ringers, the Brass Quartet, the Apollo Club, Kings Chapel carolers...
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Santa Goes to the Dogs for Holiday Pet Photos on Sunday

November 29, 2018
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What better is there to get into the holiday spirit than to have your dog photographed with Santa Claus? In partnership with the Friends of the Public Garden and the Unit Realty Group of Boston, Infinity Portrait Design will be offering “Happy Howlidays,” pet photos with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m....
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BHAC Denies Application To Equip Charles Street Streetlights with Cell Nodes

November 26, 2018
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission shot down a proposal to replace three Charles Street streetlights with new ones equipped with cell-phone nodes during its Nov. 15 hearing at City Hall. The commission denied three separate applications submitted by Joseph Shannon of Crown Castle, a Hingham-based provider of wireless infrastructure, to remove existing, single-arorn streetlights...
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Think Small on Small Business Saturday

November 26, 2018
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Small Business Saturday, coming Nov. 24, is the perfect opportunity to get started on your holiday shopping while supporting the neighborhood’s unique mix of retailers. “As far as the Beacon Hill Business Association is concerned, every day is ‘Small Business Day,’ and we feel very fortunate to be part of a small-business dominated community,”...
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City Council Holds Hearing to Discuss Freedom Rally’s Future

November 26, 2018
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The City Council held an at-times contentious hearing to discuss the future of the Boston Freedom Rally – the event, formerly known as “Hempfest,” held each year on the Boston Common to promote marijuana legalization and advocacy  – on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at City Hall. “We’re looking for a way this popular event can...
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Beacon Hill Voters Support Gov Baker in Midterms

November 19, 2018
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Unlike voters citywide who narrowly favored Democrat Jay Gonzales, Beacon Hill showed its support for Gov. Charlie Baker in the Nov. 6 midterm election. According to the city’s unofficial results, 64 percent of voters in Ward 3, Precinct 6 and Ward 5, Precinct 3-5 and 11 opted for GOP Baker and Karyn Polito in...
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BHCA Tree Committee Discusses Ways to Improve Urban Canopy

November 2, 2018
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BHCA Tree Committee Discusses Ways to Improve Urban Canopy

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Tree and Civic Beautification Committee met to discuss ways to improve the urban canopy and enhance the beauty of the neighborhood on Oct. 15 at 74 Joy St. The meeting agenda included notification that the city’s Parks Department would plant new trees this fall at 31 Charles St....
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Hill Voters Still Have Early Voting Option

November 2, 2018
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Beacon Hill voters can cast their ballots in the Commonwealth’s general election at their assigned polling locations on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, or take advantage of early voting ending on Nov. 2. Republican Charlie Baker will be seeking a second term as governor in the race against Democratic candidate Jay Gonzales, who served...
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Two-Part Program Highlights Traditional Turkish Music, Cuisine and Culture

November 2, 2018
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In partnership with the Beacon Hill Civic Association, the Beacon Hill Friends House, located at 6 Chestnut St., presents “East of the Sun, West of the Moon” – a two-part program highlighting traditional Turkish music, cuisine and culture – on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Featured musicians include CerenTurkmenoglu (violin, voice...
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