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Boston Shines Is This Sat.

Spring is here and it’s once again time for Boston Shines! The annual city-wide clean-up is coming to Beacon Hill on Saturday, May 10th. To make this event a success and make our neighborhood truly shine, volunteers are needed! Boston Shines in Beacon Hill is looking for volunteers to help with several locations, including...

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BHCA 92nd Annual Meeting Is on May 19

Save the date for the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s 92nd Annual Meeting on Monday, May 19th at The Union Club of Boston, Eight Park Street at 6pm. Stephanie Schorow, author of Drinking Boston: A History of the City and its Spirits, will be the keynote speaker, presenting “Drinking Boston History in a Cocktail Glass,”...

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Cleanup This Saturday

The warmer temperatures of the last few days have people anxious to just get outside.  For some of us the warmer temperatures had us planting window boxes or for others raking and sweeping our yards. Still for others, it was time to enjoy taking the dog out for a long, very long walk. Being...

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Friends of MGH Cancer Center Hold Annual Spring Luncheon

The Friends of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center – a group of active volunteers who raise funds to bridge exceptional medical and supportive cancer care through innovative programs that promote whole-person healing – recently held its annual Spring Luncheon, which drew a crowd of nearly 400 supporters. The event included a reception, luncheon...

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Charles St. Building Damaged in Fire

April 29, 2014
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Charles St. Building Damaged in Fire

The Boston Fire Department is investigating the cause of a Beacon Hill fire Saturday night that sent one firefighter to the hospital and displaced five people. The two-alarm fire began at 10 p.m. at 119 Charles St., a 4-story brick building. The first floor of the building was a clothing business while floors 2-3-4...

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Beacon Hill Repairs in Mayor’s Budget

April 29, 2014
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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh unveiled his $2.7 billion fiscal year 2015 budget to the City Council.  Walsh and the city’s five year $1.9 billion capital plan includes monies for Beacon Hill. The five year capital plan, which will span from FY15 to FY19, has an underlying framework for the strategic use of infrastructure to...

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Otis House Museum Has Walking Tours of Hill

April 29, 2014
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The Otis House Museum will offer walking tours of Boston’s Beacon Hill each Saturday, May through October. Go beyond the brick sidewalks and charming gardens and learn about Beacon Hill’s development in the Federal era. The fortunes, ambitions and struggles of Beacon Hill’s early residents, both wealthy and working-class, shaped the streets, architecture and...

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More Collections for Leaf and Yard Waste in Effect

April 29, 2014
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New in 2014, the City of Boston’s Department of Public Works (DPW) is adding four summer collections of leaf and yard waste to its spring and fall yard waste collection program. DPW will collect residents’ yard waste curbside, and it will be composted. Spring collection runs for four weeks from April 28 to May...

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Police Briefs 04-29-2014

April 29, 2014
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 04/24/14 – Between 8 a.m. and midnight, a Phillips Street resident reports unknown person(s) forced open the front door of his apartment and removed two laptops, two home radios and a jewelry chest. Incidents April 23 61 Phillips St. -  Investigate Property April 24 122 Charles St. – Dangerous...

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Marathon Runner Finds Ideal Training Ground Here

April 29, 2014
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As he prepared to run his first Boston Marathon this year, Reed Juckett discovered his ideal training ground on Beacon Hill Juckett, a 30-year-old marketing and consulting specialist for the Boston firm Revenue Architects, also found camaraderie among fellow runners, regardless of the elements, as he sprinted across the steep hills of Anderson and...

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