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Hill Residents Host Benefit for National Theatre of Ireland

November 12, 2013
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Hill Residents Host Benefit for National Theatre of Ireland

Beacon Hill residents Tom and Shelly O’Neill hosted a dinner for the Abbey Theatre Foundation at Number 9 Park on Oct. 28. The Abbey Foundation supports the National Theatre of Ireland, which was founded in Dublin in 1904 to invest in and promote new Irish writers. The theatre is still a prominent presence in...

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An Aging Garden Bed Gets a Splashy Makeover

November 12, 2013
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An Aging Garden Bed Gets a Splashy Makeover

Come spring, tiny crocuses of purple, yellow and white will signal new life to an aging garden bed that had gradually tired of its work sustaining giant Elm trees nearby and plantings that had outgrown their spaces along the Boylston Street edge of the Public Garden. The installation of three new benches mark the...

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Hill Voters Back Connolly in Mayoral Election

November 12, 2013
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While registered voters citywide supported State Rep. Marty Walsh in his victorious bid to succeed Thomas M. Menino as the 54th mayor of Boston, Beacon Hill voters favored his rival candidate, City Councilor John Connolly, in last Tuesday’s municipal election. According to the city’s unofficial election results, an average of approximately 83 percent of...

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Halloween 2013

November 4, 2013
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Halloween 2013

Annica, Katya, Eugenie, Juliette, Amandine, Sabrina, and Laura were just a few of the trick or treaters that were on Beacon Hill during halloween last Thursday. Thousands of children of all ages came to the Hill for their annual fill of candy and a haunting good time.

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Fall Pumpkin Festival

November 4, 2013
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Fall Pumpkin Festival

This smiling jack-o’-lantern was one of hundreds that were floated on the Boston Common Frog Pond during Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s Fall Pumpkin Festival hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department on Oct. 27. The free event drew an estimated 2,000 revelers of all ages who enjoyed a Halloween parade, ParkSCIENCE activities, and puppet,...

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Esplanade Playspace Welcomes New Sculpture

November 4, 2013
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On Oct. 28, the Esplanade Playspace welcomed a playful new sculpture. Created by artist David Phillips, the latest sculpture depicts a series of frogs, turtles and other critters crawling on geometric shapes. Phillips also created the much beloved turtle sculpture that has adorned the Playspace since its opening in 2011. His new sculpture is...

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Hasson to Be at Safety Committee Meeting

November 4, 2013
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Hasson to Be at Safety Committee Meeting

Next week’s Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Safety Committee meeting includes a visit from Area A-1’s new captain, James Hasson, as well as a self-defense class for women. Hasson, a 25-year veteran of the Boston Police Department who assumed the captain’s post last month, will be on hand at the meeting to share recent...

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Brewer Fountain

October 29, 2013
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Brewer Fountain

Brewer Fountain, a gift of Gardner Brewer to the City of Boston in 1867, is now illuminated with redesigned and improved lighting, thanks to the Friends of the Public Garden. The lighting will remain on throughout the year, enabling the remarkable details of the fountain’s sculptural features to be beautifully visible after dark.

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Halloween on the Hill: Street Closures Listed as Officials Get Ready for Trick-or-treaters

October 29, 2013
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To ensure a safe Halloween, the Beacon Hill Civic Association has arranged to close Pinckney Street and Mount Vernon Street from Joy Street to Charles Street on Thursday, October 31. Please note that these official road closures will prevent access to Chestnut, Spruce, Walnut, and Willow streets, as well as Louisburg Square and sections...

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Longfellow Bridge Closed to Auto Traffic This Weekend

October 29, 2013
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will close the Longfellow Bridge to all motor vehicle travel, except MBTA buses, this weekend, Saturday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 3. The closures are to implement Red Line-related work associated with ongoing bridge construction. Buses will replace Red Line trains for service between Kendall/MIT Station and Park...

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