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NY Times-Bestselling Author Ben and Tonya Mezrich Release Newest Children’s Book

December 5, 2017
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Kodomo Annex will host an exclusive VIP Launch Party to celebrate the publication of Ben and Tonya Mezrich’s first book together, “Charlie Numbers and The Man in the Moon.” This is the first time in three years that Mezrich has released a children’s book, his last title, “Bringing Down the Mouse,” graced the bestseller...

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Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim Announces His Campaign for Secretary of State

December 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim announced last week that he is going to be a candidate for Secretary of State, promising broad new expansions of voting rights, greater transparency in government, and stronger oversight of businesses across the state. Zakim will be running against the current officeholder Democrat William F. Galvin...

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Beacon Hill Women’s Forum to Host Gatsby-Themed Holiday Event

December 5, 2017
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By Amy Tsurumi “The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun and now the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music and the opera of voices pitches a key higher,” says Fitzgerald’s Nick Carraway, describing a night at one of Gatsby’s lavish parties. Let Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) take you...

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Upstairs Downstairs Antiques Helps Conceive Beloved, Neighborhood Holiday Tradition

December 5, 2017
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The annual Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll unites Charles Street merchants who collectively open their doors for one festive afternoon each December, but the beloved holiday tradition can actually be traced back to the efforts of Upstairs Downstairs Antiques. In the early ‘90s, the Charles Street antiques store held an annual open house in December,...

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Remembering the Cocoanut Grove Fire 75 Years Later

December 5, 2017
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By Dan Murphy On Tuesday, Nov. 28 – the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Cocoanut Grove fire – the most deadly tragedy in the city’s history was commemorated recently with a special program at the Copley Branch of the Boston Public Library. Stephanie Schorow, a former Boston Herald reporter and author of...

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Tree’s Company

December 1, 2017
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Tree’s Company

A tree that fell in last week’s windstorm made for a unique play-scape for some local boys.

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BHWF ‘Chestnuts’ Embrace the Pre-Holiday Season

December 1, 2017
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BHWF ‘Chestnuts’ Embrace the Pre-Holiday Season

The Beacon Hill Women’s Forum “Chestnuts” held a pre-holiday gathering on Nov. 16 to “connect, inspire, and enjoy.”

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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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