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Boston Common Memorial Day Service

Boston Common Memorial Day Service

A special service on Boston Common honored people who died in service to the nation since the Sept. 11 terror attacks. On Thursday, 170 names were read as flags were placed in honor of the dead at the ceremony. Gov. Deval Patrick and other officials and family members attended the ceremony. The event was...

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Congratulations BHCA

The front page story in today’s Beacon Hill Times says it all. For 91 years, the Beacon Hill Civic Association has been watching out for our neighborhood. We may take the quaintness and character of our neighborhood as something that should just exist. But this effort takes dedicated work and perserverance of a committed...

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Police Briefs 05-28-2013

Larceny (Bike) 05/18/13 – At around 3 p.m., a victim reported her gold-and-silver Schwinn mountain bike was stolen from Irving Street, where it was chained to an iron fence. Incidents May 15 84 Beacon St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 27 Ridgeway Lane  – Property – Missing May 16 126 Charles...

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Annual Tour of the Gardens

Annual Tour of the Gardens

The Beacon Hill Garden Club held their annual tour of the Gardens of Beacon Hill last Thursday. Shown on the right is a gargoyle-mask planter that adorns the multi-level garden at 10 Louisburg Square.

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Beacon Hill Art Walk Returns June 2

The Beacon Hill area is one of Boston’s most beautiful and intriguing neighborhoods. And on only one day each year is the public invited to visit the gardens, alleyways and courtyards that dot the neighborhood. To make these naturally beautiful areas even more enticing, Beacon Hill residents invite visual artists to display their artwork...

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day usually is the unofficial start of the all too brief summer in New England.  Temperatures become hotter and days also become longer.   For many grade school students, Memorial Day means that the end of the school year is in sight with only weeks remaining of books, teachers and homework. The deeper meaning...

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Special Primary is on Tuesday

Given the timing following the three day weekend, we remind local voters that there will be a special Democratic Primary on Tuesday, May 28  to fill the State Representative seat left vacant when Marty Walz left office a few months ago. The Democratic primary will be between Jeff Dawson and Jay Livingston. There has...

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City Honors Arborist Henry Davis

City Honors Arborist Henry Davis

On Friday, April 26, the Massachusetts Arborists Association held its annual Arbor Day of Service on Boston Common. More than 50 arborists representing 14 area tree companies were on hand to provide exceptional tree care to the trees of Boston Common. In conjunction with Arbor Day, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the...

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Hill Children Raise Money for One Fund Boston

Hill Children Raise Money for One Fund Boston

On Sunday, May 5, Claire Kenney (right) and Marlie Kass (left) pooled their resources, baked cookies and brownies and sold them along with lemonade. One-hundred percent of sales were then donated to the One Fund Boston for people tragically impacted by the events at the Boston Marathon. Thanks to the generosity of people on...

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Shapiro to Be Keynote Speaker at BHCA Meeting

Barbara Shapiro will speak at the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s (BHCA) 91st Annual Meeting on May 20 with an engaging talk about her widely acclaimed novel, The Art Forger.  Shapiro’s latest book is a literary thriller about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist that spans three centuries of forgers, art thieves, and obsessive collectors,...

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