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BHCA Community Corner

March 31, 2017
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Community Invited to Nominate Candidates for Beacon Award As part of its Diamond Jubilee Year (1922-1997), the Beacon Hill Civic Association instituted an annual community award to honor those people and groups deserving of particular recognition for their significant and sustained contributions to the Beacon Hill community. It was named the Beacon Award. This...

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Debate Over Proposed Tower in the Bay Village Continues

March 31, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Looming over the minds of many in Bay Village and surrounding neighborhoods, is a proposed 19-story building that is slated to fill in the gap of a current surface parking lot, between the Revere Hotel and South Cove, an elderly assistant living facility. For years this eyesore has welcomed many in...

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Mayor Walsh Opens Swan Boats on April 15

March 31, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh will host the first ride of the season on the popular Boston Swan Boats as they open at the Public Garden lagoon on Saturday, April 15, at 11:30 a.m. “This will be the 141st year the Swan Boats have entertained residents and visitors in the Boston Public Garden,” said Mayor...

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MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s Aspire Gala Supports Essential Autism Spectrum Programs

March 31, 2017
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On Thursday, March 30, 2017, MassGeneral Hospital for Children will celebrate its 17th annual Aspire Spring Gala and aim to raise more than $2 million to support Aspire, the hospital’s highly successful, therapeutically-based program of the Lurie Center for Autism. Aspire helps children, teens and adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder or a...

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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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