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Team Friends Preserves Parks for the Long Run

April 7, 2015
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Team Friends Preserves Parks for the Long Run

The Boston Marathon, a city staple for 118 years, is quickly approaching. The event showcases the strength and determination of the local and global community, joining together to support the participants—amongst whom are the two women running this year in support of the Friends of the Public Garden. Deborah Howe and Lina Hristova are...

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Spring is Your Chance to Beautify Beacon Hill

April 7, 2015
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After what has seemed like an endless winter, we’re finally starting to see the first signs of spring emerging. As the last of the snow disappears and flowers begin to bloom, we hope that you’ll take the opportunity to recognize neighbors during the spring edition of “Beautify Beacon Hill.” The Beacon Hill Civic Association,...

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Creative Kitchens Tour 2015

April 7, 2015
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Rarely seen behind the brick facades of Boston’s 19th century townhouses are the kitchens within.  A special event to be held Saturday, April 11, offers a rare opportunity to do just that. The Creative Kitchens Tour 2015 welcomes guests to step into the heart of eight distinctive homes on Beacon Hill and the Back...

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Charles Bank Playground and Lee Pool Closed for Construction

April 7, 2015
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Beginning Thursday, April 2, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has closed both the Charles Bank Playground and the Lee Wading Pool, located at 280 Charles St., to assist with construction at both facilities. DCR will be replacing the surface of the playground and is constructing a spray deck at the pool. The...

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BHAC Agenda

April 7, 2015
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, 16 April 2015 starting at 4:00p.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...

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Obituaries 04-07-2015

April 7, 2015
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Ronald Knudsen Boston Symphony Violinist After a long life and rich career filled with wonderful colleagues and incredible music, Ronald Knudsen passed away peacefully in the comfort of his beloved home surrounded by family at nearly the age of 84. As a highly respected member of Boston’s professional musical community, Ron was known as...

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BLC Anniversary Celebrations Start on Boston Common

April 1, 2015
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BLC Anniversary Celebrations Start on Boston Common

On a recent brisk evening in March, a group of hearty Bostonians relished the opportunity to take a “Spin in the Park” to kick off the Boston Landmarks Commission’s (BLC) 40th anniversary. The tour of Boston Common, a designated landmark since 1977, was co-hosted by BLC and the Friends of the Public Garden. Friends...

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Water and Sewer Increases Are Part of Larger Story

April 1, 2015
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Anyone who gets a bill from the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) might have noticed over the last few years that those bills have steadily gone up. In fact, since 2013, rates have increased by nearly 14 percent, and by 5.05 percent just this year. For the average homeowner in Charlestown, that can...

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Beacon Hill Architectural Commission

April 1, 2015
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission held  a public hearing on Thursday, March 19  The following determinations were made: APPROVED Application 15.722 BH Applicant: 66 Charles Street (continued review) Persona Jewelry (tenant): Install fascia sign and blade sign DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE Application 15.859 BH Applicant: 28-30 Mount Vernon Street (continued review) Grassi Design Group (architect):...

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Beacon Award Nominations Requested

March 25, 2015
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association invites the community to nominate candidates for the 19th 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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