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Fourth Annual Creative Kitchen Tour Scheduled for April 8

March 31, 2017
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An added perk for guests visiting some of the neighborhood’s most distinctive kitchens during the upcoming Creative Kitchen Tour 2017 is the sneak peek at jaunty spring buds unfolding in several of Beacon Hill’s Hidden Gardens that comes along with it. In fact, it was the garden view from the kitchen windows in some...

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Esplanade Association Scheduled to Hold 5K Sunset Run on May 18

March 31, 2017
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The Charles River Esplanade will be the place to be for athletic feats and doggie treats at the Esplanade 5K Sunset Run on Thursday evening, May 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm.  Presented by the Esplanade Association, the 100% privately funded friends group for the Charles River Esplanade, the 5K race (3.2 miles) will be...

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Police Briefs 03-28-2017

March 31, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 03/14/17 – A victim parked her 2016 Ford F150 at Myrtle and Grove streets at around 12:15 p.m., after which time a male suspect broke the rear passenger’s side window and stole a laptop from the vehicle before fleeing on foot.  ...

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Letter to the Editor

March 31, 2017
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Estimating natural-gas leaks is not the solution Dear Editor Every day natural gas spews from our aging and corroding pipeline infrastructure into the air we and our children breathe. The utilities report 1,462 gas leaks in Boston and more than 20,000 statewide. Natural gas is 95-percent methane, a far more potent greenhouse gas than...

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25th Anniversary

March 24, 2017
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25th Anniversary

Upstairs Downstairs Antiques shop owner Laura Cousineau with family and friends outside the store on Saturday, March 18, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the store. Former owner Rebecca Hackler, Joan O’Brien, Moley Manning, Cousineau with Quinn and Bob Cousineau, Former owner Lauren Decatur and Peggy Glynn.

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AMC Buildings Returning to Condominiums

March 24, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The current home of the Appalachian Mountain Club  (AMC) headquarters on Joy Street in Beacon Hill will soon be condos. The architect Guy Grassi, who is behind the major renovations and restoration of these three brick row houses, presented the changes at last week’s Beacon Hill Architectural Commission meeting. Due to...

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Downtown View:Where Things Stand: Winthrop Square

March 24, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor The proposed 775-foot tower to be built on the site of a grungy city garage started out nicely when plans were unveiled last summer. The developer, Millennium Partners, was largely responsible for revitalization of Washington Street with the Ritz complex, Millennium Place and the Millennium Tower that filled in Vornado’s...

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Nichols House Receives Accreditation from AAM

March 24, 2017
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The Nichols House Museum has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public. Executive Director Victoria McKay is “ecstatic about the commission’s decision and very grateful to the...

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BHCA Community Corner

March 24, 2017
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Public Forum on Millennium Partners’ proposal April 3  The Beacon Hill Civic Association will host a public forum on April 3 at which the Millennium Partners will present their plans for a mixed use tower at the location currently occupied by the Winthrop Square Garage. The presentation will include the developer’s animated imaging studies...

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MassDOT Seeks Comments on Five-Year CIP Plan

March 24, 2017
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Neighborhood organizations, as well as individual residents should take full advantage of expressing comments and suggestions on potential transportation projects which could be included in the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) upcoming five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP). Now in the process of updating the CIP for fiscal years 2018-2021 and adding on fiscal year...

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