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Developer Calls for John Jeffries House to be Repurposed into Boutique Hotel

December 1, 2017
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Developer Calls for John Jeffries House to be Repurposed into Boutique Hotel

By Dan Murphy The John Jeffries House at 170 Charles St. will be repurposed into a 66-room, boutique hotel, according to a press release issued by Related Beal last week. The Boston development firm plans to undertake an extensive renovation and redesign of the existing building and construct a 12,000-square foot addition on the site...

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Old North Church and Historic Site Receives Mars Grant

December 1, 2017
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The Old North Church and Historic Site announced it has received a $13,000 grant as one of the recipients of the Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Chocolate History Research Grant. Winners were announced this past week at the 14th Annual banquet dinner of the Heritage Chocolate Society held at the...

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BHCA Community Corner

December 1, 2017
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by Suzanne Besser, BHCA President BHCA supports Esplanade Riverfront Pavilion Design   The Beacon Hill Civic Association board of directors gave full support to the Esplanade Riverfront Pavilion Planning Project at a meeting held earlier in the month. According to a letter written to the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) by Chair Mark...

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Holiday Celebrations

December 1, 2017
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BEACON HILL Hill House will be holding their annual tree and wreath sale on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Firehouse, 127 Mt. Vernon St. The Nicholas House will host its annual Holiday House Tour of Beacon Hill on Dec. 10 beginning at 55 Beacon...

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Building Community Through Music

December 1, 2017
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By Suzanne Besser Working hand in hand with the Longy School of Music of Bard College and Beacon Hill Civic Association, Joy Street resident and artist Emily Weiskopf recently reinvented how neighbors can experience the arts and by doing so build community among each other. More than 50 neighbors came together at An Evening...

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King’s Chapel to Hold Decorating Time on Dec 3

December 1, 2017
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The King’s Chapel Parish House at 64 Beacon Street will once again be decorated with the spirit of the holidays as we welcome all families to our second floor parlor for a time of fun creation and delicious goodies including hot cocoa, coffee, tea, and an assortment of snacks. Our doors will be open...

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Beacon Gallery Opens Along Harrison Ave Creating a Warm Little Oasis Filled with Art

December 1, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In what used to be a run down office space tucked away in an underground location along Harrison Ave., in the South End, a warm oasis filled with art has taken its place, transforming the barren corner into a welcoming art gallery. The newly opened Beacon Gallery at 524B Harrison Ave....

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Police Briefs 11-28-2017

December 1, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Auto Theft 11/16/17 – The victim reported he ran into an on old friend while driving down Stuart Street at around midnight. The victim pulled over, picked up his friend and decided to book a hotel room at a Stuart Street hotel. When the victim returned to...

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Creating Homes, and Giving Thanks

December 1, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh During this time of the year, it  is not only a time to gather around the table with family, friends, and loved ones; it’s also a time to reflect on the year past and to consider all the things we have to be grateful for. I know I have...

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Remember Those in Need

December 1, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are homeless or...

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