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Garlands and Greens on Nov. 19

November 18, 2014
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Join the magic as Tom Kershaw graciously hosts Garlands and Green: A Holiday Gathering at The Hampshire House on Wednesday, November 19 from 6-9pm. This popular holiday party helps raise the funds needed to support the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s project to decorate Beacon Hill’s 1,100 lamp posts with laurel garlands and red bows....

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Public Schools Making Strides

November 18, 2014
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Boston Public Schools are an excellent choice for Boston families. Steady improvement in academic achievement by BPS students, combined with the increase in families wishing to stay in the city, has led many families living Downtown to choose Boston Public schools for their children’s education. Schools in the downtown area have test scores comparable...

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From Skating Skirts to Chic Couture

November 18, 2014
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Beacon Hiller Chynna Pope, the sequin-clad young figure skater cheered by neighbors for years as she jumped and twirled on the frozen Frog Pond, has leaped into the fashion world. And she’s doing it with the same energy, style and edginess. Now, at age 27 and a student at Boston’s School of Fashion Design,...

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Police Briefs 11-11-2014

November 18, 2014
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Robbery – Knife 10/28/14 – A male victim reported that six male suspects approached him on the Boston Common on the Beacon Street side and attempted to rob him of U.S. currency. At that time, the victim and suspects began to fight and the victim sustained...

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BHAC Agenda

November 18, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, November 20 at 4:00 P.M. in Room 801, Boston City Hall Subject of the hearing will be applications for Certificates of Appropriateness on the agenda below, review of architectural violations, and such business as may come before the commission, in accordance with...

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Letter to the Editor

November 18, 2014
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Neighbors remember        John W. Sears Mr. Sears died early this morning, Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4,  in his 84th year. He probably would have considered that bad timing, since he never ever missed casting his ballot on Election Day.                 He was our neighbor for over 30 years, generously sharing his legendary knowledge of...

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Downtown View Nothing Ventured

November 7, 2014
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The controversy over bringing the Summer Olympics to Boston in 2024 is soooooo Boston. It’s got all the usual characters, all the usual conflicts. It’s the grumps vs. the dreamers. Cautionists (seen as wise) vs. gung-hoists (seen as foolhardy.) Pessimists vs. optimists. Naysayers vs. soothsayers. It is a rich narrative to follow, and it...

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Community Leaders Remember Menino

November 7, 2014
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Beacon Hill community leaders are fondly remembering Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino as an outstanding person and a great friend to the neighborhood during his two-decade tenure as the city’s chief executive. Mr. Menino, the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history, died on Oct. 30, 2014. He was 71. MaryLee Halpern, executive director of...

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BHCA Zoning to Meet on Nov. 5

November 7, 2014
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On Wednesday, November 5, the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning & Licensing Committee will hold a meeting to discuss the proposed change of occupancy from University to residential and parking garage at 28-32 Derne Street, the proposed construction of a roof deck at the rear of 58 Beacon Street, and the proposed conversion to...

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Time to Start Thinking of Christmas

November 7, 2014
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1,100 lamp posts with 2,860 yards of laurel garlands and 2,400 red bows can only mean one thing: it’s time to kick-off the Holiday Season on Beacon Hill.  Join the magic as Tom Kershaw graciously hosts Garlands and Green: A Holiday Gathering at The Hampshire House on Wednesday, November 19 from 6-9 pm. This...

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