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Ban on Thin Plastic Bags Begins Dec 14

November 19, 2018
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Boston residents will have to say good-bye to flimsy plastic bags starting in just a few weeks. Last December, Mayor Martin Walsh signed an ordinance to ban single-use plastic bags in the city, which goes into effect on December 14. Thin plastic bags used to hold produce, newspapers, and dry cleaning will be exempt...
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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

November 19, 2018
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A Turkish Delight! The Beacon Hill Civic Association, in conjunction with Beacon Hill Friends House, presented “East of the Sun, West of the Moon” last Thursday evening. Ceren Turkmenolgu played violin and instruments native to Turkey, recited Turkish poetry and sang songs of her homeland, delighting a packed audience in the House’s grand Meeting...
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Neighborhood Roundup

November 19, 2018
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‘Deciding About Driving as We      Grow Older’ Are you worried about your driving abilities or are you getting hassled by others about handing over your car keys? Beacon Hill Village invites the public to a presentation about how you can develop objective information, based on expert assessments of many drivers, that will help you...
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Red Cross Issues Immediate Call for Blood and Platelet Donations

November 19, 2018
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The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage from worsening this winter. During September and October, the Red Cross collected over...
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The Peanuts Gang Comes to the Shubert Theatre

November 19, 2018
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Just in time for the holiday season, the Peanuts gang will be coming to the Boch Center Shubert Theatre from November 29 – December 2, 2018 for A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage. Tickets are on sale and can purchased at the Boch Center Box Office, online at www.bochcenter.org, or by phone: 866.348.9738....
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Boston’s Christmas Tree Arrives Nov 20

November 19, 2018
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The annual gift of an evergreen Christmas tree from Nova Scotia will arrive by police escort at Boston Common at approximately 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20.  This year commemorates 101 years of friendship between Nova Scotia and the people of Boston after our city provided emergency assistance when Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital, was...
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Gym Proposed above Harvard Gardens

November 19, 2018
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REPS Fitness Studio intends to open its third gym above Harvard Gardens at 316 Cambridge St. Renvil Doman, owner and manager of REFS, which also has locations at 125 Charles St. on Beacon Hill and 781 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, as well as Beacon Hill Yoga at 57 Phillips St., intends to open...
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Copley Square Tree Lighting Set for Nov 26

November 19, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and The Friends of Copley Square welcome the holidays with the annual Copley Square Tree Lighting on Monday, Nov. 26, from 5 to 6 p.m. The free event will feature appearances by Mayor Walsh, NECN’s Jenny Johnson, Santa Claus and Rudolph along with musical...
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An Emerald Evening for Emerald Necklace Conservancy

November 19, 2018
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On November 8, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy honored former Board member and long-time volunteer and supporter Janet Atkins with the Olmsted Award of Excellence. The event was held at the Museum of Fine Arts’ Koch Gallery, which neighbors on the Emerald Necklace, with over 180 members of Conservancy leadership, civic leaders, the honoree’s friends and family, and representatives from...
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Police Briefs 11-13-2018

November 19, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Vandalism 10/29/18  – A male suspect was arrested at around 1:02 a.m. at Charles and Boylston streets on the Boston Common. The suspect allegedly climbed a city light-pole and began punching the plastic lens cover, causing it to break. The suspect was transported to Area A-1...
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