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92nd Year at the BHCA: Kiefer Selected to Lead Board for Fiscal 2015

May 20, 2014
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92nd Year at the BHCA: Kiefer Selected to Lead Board for Fiscal 2015

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) has announced its proposed officers and directors for fiscal ’15. Mark Kiefer, an aviation industry expert who served as a BHCA director from 2000 to 2006 and is currently a Historic New England council member, has been recommended as president. Outgoing President Keeta Gilmore is slated to succeed...

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Stahl Receives Beacon Award

May 20, 2014
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At its 92nd annual meeting on Monday, the Beacon Hill Civic Center (BHCA) honored the late Frederick A. “Tad” Stahl with the 18th annual Beacon Award for his “significant and sustained” contribution to the community. “It’s unusual for me to be speaking for Tad, but I have no hesitation in saying that he would...

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Rosales Is Architect for Leverett Cir. Foot Bridge

May 13, 2014
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has selected Beacon Hill resident Miguel Rosales as lead architect for the Leverett Circle pedestrian bridge. Rosales, who designed the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge and has served as lead architect on the rehabilitation of the Longfellow Bridge, among other projects, has been contracted by the...

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New Cupcake Shop to Open on Charles St.

May 5, 2014
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A new cupcake shop is coming to the Charles Street storefront formerly occupied by Isabelle’s CurlyCakes. Courtney Forrester, owner of Sweet, said the Boston-based chain’s sixth location at 81 Charles St. would offer 20 varieties of cupcakes baked fresh each day at its Hyde Park bakery, as well as a selection of coffee and...

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Farmers’ Market Receives Mixed Response

April 21, 2014
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While plans for a farmers’ market on Beacon Hill were largely applauded in theory during a presentation at Hill House on Wednesday, its proposed location at Mt. Vernon and Charles streets gave some would-be neighbors reason for concern. Colin Kreik, a Beacon Hill resident and Boston Architectural College student who would serve as general...

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Friends of the Public Garden Seeking ‘Duckling Day’ Memories

April 7, 2014
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With its annual “Duckling Day” coming up on Sunday, May 11, the Friends of the Public Garden is seeking personal anecdotes from families who have made the event an annual Mother’s Day tradition, as well as those who have attended it with multiple generations of their kin in the past. “It seems whenever I...

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Businesses Impacted by Bombings Unite to Support Medical Center

April 7, 2014
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This weekend, a two-day shopping event in the Back Bay will bring together some of the businesses impacted by the tragic events of last year’s Boston Marathon, with participating stores donating a portion of their proceeds to the Boston Medical Center. Sikara & Co. Modern Fusion Jewelry, located at 250 Newbury St., and Bonobos...

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Mack Joins BHCA Staff

March 18, 2014
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Chase Mack might be a fresh face on Beacon Hill, but as the Civic Association’s newly hired administrative assistant, he won’t remain a stranger to the neighborhood for long. “I’m looking forward to getting to know the Beacon Hill community better,” Mack said. “I’ve met a few people in my short time here, and...

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Boylston St. Bike Kiosks Won’t Open until after Running of the Marathon

March 10, 2014
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Boston Bikes could launch its season by early next month, but for security reasons, four to six stations in the Back Bay won’t open until after the Boston Marathon, according to Nicole Freedman, director of bicycle programs for the city. Four impacted stations on Boylston Street are located near City Sports, the Apple Store,...

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Civic Groups Unite to Voice Concerns over Proposed Redevelopment of the Government Center Garage

March 10, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association, the West End Civic Association and the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association joined together last month to weigh in on the proposed redevelopment of the Government Center Garage. Boston-based developer HYM Investment Group LLC intends to raze major portions of the existing 11-story garage to clear the way for six...

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