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Below Stairs at the Ayer Mansion

February 9, 2018
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Standing out amongst the Victorian styled brick row houses in the Back Bay, the Ayer Mansion located at 395 Commonwealth Avenue sticks out like a sore thumb with its white marble exterior and mosaic stained glass. At a special event hosted by the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB), Jeanne Pelletier the preservation...

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BHAC Agenda

February 9, 2018
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday, February 15 starting at 5 p.m. in the Piemonte Toom fifth floor City Hall . Design Review 18.582 BH 67 Mount Vernon Street: Paint previously painted lintels, sills and door surround. 18.588 BH 112 Revere Street (Continued from 12-2017 hearing): Construct two enclosures...

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African-American Patriots Tours Help Celebrate Black History Month

February 9, 2018
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Freedom Trail® Foundation’s acclaimed African-American Patriots Tours celebrate the African-American patriots that played a vital role in the start of the American Revolution in Boston and in the formation of our country. Led by 18th-century costumed guides, tour-goers have the opportunity to view history through the eyes of these courageous men and women throughout...

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Boy Scout Troop 74 Re-Established After Decade-Long Lull

February 9, 2018
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Boy Scout Troop 74 was re-established Monday, Jan. 29, after a 10-year absence when its members made the transition from Cub Scouts during a “crossover ceremony” at the Park Street School. Ten Webelos – the oldest and highest-ranking Cub Scouts – were promoted to Boy Scouts – an advancement that occurs when they reach...

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Hill House Dads and Donuts

February 2, 2018
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Hill House Dads and Donuts

Little ones bounced on a trampoline and painted donuts with colorful shaving cream during Hill House’s Dads and Donuts event on January 21. Children enjoyed a breakfast of donuts and juice, and a morning of playing on gym equipment with their fathers and friends. In the top photo Daniel Bahcheli and his daughter, Serea.

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Dr Chivian at Garden Club

February 2, 2018
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Dr Chivian at Garden Club

The Beacon Hill Garden Club is inviting members of the public to join them at their February 7 meeting to hear Dr. Eric Chivian speak about the impact of global environmental change on human health. The talk will take place at 2 p.m. at the African Meeting House at the Museum of African American...

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Regulating Short Term Rentals:Council Files Walsh’s Motion Establishing Guidelines

February 2, 2018
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Boston City Council filed Mayor Martin J. Walsh ordinance on Wednesday, Jan. 24, establishing guidelines and regulations to better track and regulate short-term rentals in the City of Boston. As a new global industry that has a strong presence in Boston, short-term rentals provide both economic opportunities for residents and alternative temporary accommodation options...

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Livingstone Seeking Regulations for Local Airbnbs

February 2, 2018
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State Rep. Jay Livingstone of Beacon Hill will be focusing his legislative efforts on a number of bills this year, including the regulation of Airbnbs in the city. Airbnb, which began in 2008, is a company that helps people rent short-term lodging in apartments, homes, and other residences through an online service. “What’s happening,...

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Boston City Council Notes

February 2, 2018
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The first Boston City Council hearing of the new year took place last week at Boston City Hall. The Council welcomed the new City Council President Andrea Campbell of District 4, and three new City Councilors including Lydia Edwards District 1, Ed Flynn District 2, and Kim Janey District 7. The council considered the...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

February 2, 2018
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Beacon Hill Gala this Saturday Neighbors attending the 46th annual Beacon Hill Gala Saturday night will enjoy not only an elegant evening of dining and dancing but also have a chance to bid on an exciting array of special silent auction items. Thanks to the support of many local businesses, these items include enticing...

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