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Michael Grogan Elected to Beacon Hill Village Board

September 14, 2018
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Michael P. Grogan, who moved his business, Grogan & Company, to 20 Charles Street in 2013, is nationally recognized for his skills in appraising and auctioning heirloom furnishings and jewelry of value. But not as well known is how highly he values being part of a community. For example, during the 30 years in...
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Seagle to Speak at BHCA Annual Meeting

May 17, 2018
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Seagle to Speak at BHCA Annual Meeting

James F. Seagle, Jr., president of Rogerson Communities and a recognized leader in the field of housing and services for elders, will give the keynote address at the BHCA’s 96th Annual Meeting and Reception to be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Monday, May 21, at the Union Club, 8 Park Street. In...
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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

April 13, 2018
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Beacon Award Nominations due April 16 Every year at its annual meeting, the Beacon Hill Civic Association gives out an annual community award that honors those people and groups deserving of particular recognition for their significant and sustained contributions to the Beacon Hill community. Called the Beacon Award, this year’s presentation will take place...
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Unique Kitchens Attract Visitors to Beacon Hill

April 13, 2018
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The sun shone brightly on the nearly 400 neighbors and friends who toured eight kitchens in Beacon Hill and Back Bay homes during the fifth annual Creative Kitchens Tour, sponsored by Beacon Hill Village (BHV) on Saturday. All unique, the kitchens reflected the lifestyle and vitality of the families that make them the center...
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‘Molasses Disaster’ Featured at Evening at 74

April 6, 2018
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Emerging young performers about to launch their careers in the arts will steal the spotlight at the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s second celebration of music, performance and food on April 12. This time the Evening at 74 is all about Boston’s ‘molasses disaster,’ which promises to make it a rich and lively night at 74...
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Unique Kitchens Showcased on Creative Kitchens Tour April 7

March 30, 2018
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When her spouse suggested moving to a home with an elevator, a Beacon Hill lover of cooking and antiques replied in no uncertain terms that she was not moving anywhere unless she could bring her kitchen table with her. Which was no small thing because the table is a long and heavy 9-foot 3-inch...
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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

March 23, 2018
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Community Invited to Nominate Candidates for 21st annual 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...
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A Tribute:John Nucci: A Good Friend and Neighbor

March 10, 2018
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A Tribute:John Nucci: A Good Friend and Neighbor

When we first met John Nucci in 2006, we weren’t quite sure about him. He seemed nice enough, but, then again, he did work for Suffolk University. And, in those days that could indeed be problematic. Since its 1906 founding, Suffolk University had kept growing, as had its impact on the neighborhood. Classrooms in...
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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

March 10, 2018
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Abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ photographs at MAAH Massachusetts was a hub of activism at the height of the abolitionist movement in the mid-1850s. Anyone interested in learning more about Frederick Douglass, one of the most famous activists with many ties in Boston, are encouraged to attend an exhibit of his photographs at the Museum of...
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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

March 1, 2018
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BHCA urges City Council to amend Ordinance regarding short-term rentals downtown Following a discussion by the BHCA Board of Directors, Chairman Mark Kiefer, wrote the following letter to City Councilor Michael F. Flaherty, who chairs the Committee on Government Operations. In the letter, Kiefer urged the Council to amend the proposed Ordinance regarding AirBnB...
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