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The Fire on Beacon Street

March 31, 2014
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With two major fires in the same number of months in the Back Bay, the need to change the residential codes for multi-unit buildings is a fact that can no longer be ignored. Wednesday’s fire took a tragic turn when two firefighters lost their lives battling the 9-alarm fire in the eight-unit townhouse and...

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Final Stretch

March 25, 2014
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Final Stretch

The Esplanade Association held a celebration event marking the end of a long winter on March 6. Committee members Christian Stephen and Laura Bange with Jude Weiskopf, Suzanne Finn, and Tony Case.

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2014 Boston Marathon Banners

March 25, 2014
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2014 Boston Marathon Banners

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the unveiling of the 2014 Boston Marathon banners on Boylston Street outside of Marathon Sports last week. Marathon Sports Manager Shane O’ Hara and four-time Boston Marathon Champion Bill Rodgers were on hand to unveil the banners.

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Annual Beacon Award Nominations Requested

March 25, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association invites the community to nominate candidates for the 18th Annual Beacon Award. Instituted in 1997 by the BHCA as part of its Diamond Jubilee Year, the Beacon Award annually honors those individuals or groups deserving of particular recognition for significant and sustained contribution to the Beacon Hill community. Nomination...

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Meet Author Ben Bradlee Jr. At Hampshire House

March 25, 2014
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Calling all Ted Williams baseball fans: Hosts Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill and the Hampshire House invite you to start baseball season off with a hit by meeting local author Ben Bradlee Jr. on Monday, March 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hampshire House (84 Beacon St.) for a book signing of his...

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Boston Public Garden Receives Award from Yankee Magazine

March 25, 2014
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The Public Garden, located in the heart of Boston, has been recognized as a 2014 “Editors’ Choice 2014 Home and Garden Award” winner in Yankee Magazine’s March/April issue. This exclusive designation recognizes Yankee’s editors’ favorite New England home and garden shops, public gardens, garden ornaments and furniture, garden accessories and restaurant gardens. “This special...

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Our Prayers Are with Mayor Menino

March 25, 2014
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The news last week that former Mayor Tom Menino once again is engaged in a battle with cancer brought a great deal of sadness to everybody in the Boston community. There never has been a mayor of Boston who earned the universal respect of people from all walks of life as did Mayor Menino....

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Police Briefs 03-25-2014

March 25, 2014
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Larceny – Over $200 03/16/14 – A male victim reported while he was at Soldiers and Sailors Monument on the Boston Common at around 5:14 p.m., he put down his bag, which contained U.S. currency and an iPad to take pictures. When the victim returned to retrieve his bag, it was gone, as were...

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Cheers for Children

March 18, 2014
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Cheers for Children

The Cheers for Children check presentation to the Jimmy Fund took place on Tuesday, March 11th. The funds were raised during the annual Hampshire House Anniversary Gala in November, benefitting Cheers for Children. The 2013 Gala took place on November 13th at 84 Beacon Street. In addition to the Jimmy Fund, Cheers for Children...

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Dogs Are Welcome

March 18, 2014
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Dogs Are Welcome

noa jewelry, fine handcrafts and gifts, located at 88 Charles St., recently put out a bowl of fresh water and a sign welcoming dogs (and their owners) into the store, which also offers gourmet dog treats.

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