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Hill House and TEA Partner on 5K Dash

On Saturday, May 31st, the Esplanade Association will partner with Hill House to host the first-ever Esplanade 5K Dash. This exciting new race is open to just 350 runners, and takes place along some of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River Esplanade.  Runners of all ages can compete for medals, enjoy the...

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Myrtle St. Playground Clean-up

Myrtle St. Playground Clean-up

On Saturday, local residents took to the streets and playgrounds in Beacon Hill as part of the Boston Shines campaign. Rain may have dampened a few, but not these people who took to cleaning and mulching the beds in the Myrtle St. Playground. Shown are from left Jaime Horgan, Rita Horgan, Ashley Harmon, Kristina...

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Rosales Is Architect for Leverett Cir. Foot Bridge

May 13, 2014
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has selected Beacon Hill resident Miguel Rosales as lead architect for the Leverett Circle pedestrian bridge. Rosales, who designed the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge and has served as lead architect on the rehabilitation of the Longfellow Bridge, among other projects, has been contracted by the...

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Suffolk Students Find a Green Way to Help People in Need

On Move Out Day, May 2, Suffolk University undergrads cleaned out their dorm rooms and headed home for the summer break. Left behind were items they no longer needed, like clothing, bedding, microwaves, shelving units, plastic bins and non-perishable foods. All of that gear didn’t end up as trash littering Boston streets or waste...

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Mass. Eye and Ear Helps Kids Breathe Easier

Mass. Eye and Ear Helps Kids Breathe Easier

Jack Gurnon, owner of Charles Street Supply, used his handy drill to “tweak” the hospital’s new teaching dolls so they could be outfitted with breathing and feeding tubes. The dolls are used to teach the parents of children with airway problems that cause difficulty breathing and swallowing how to care for their infants. The...

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Antonio’s Marks 20th Anniversary

Antonio’s Marks 20th Anniversary

Antonio’s Cucina Italiana celebrated the anniversary of its 20th anniversary in business at 288 Cambridge St. on Friday, serving more than 100 customers during a bustling lunchtime shift. The traditional Italian eatery has received numerous accolades over the past two decades, including Boston magazine’s first-prize winner in 2006 for “Best Quick Bite” in the...

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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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New Cupcake Shop to Open on Charles St.

May 5, 2014
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A new cupcake shop is coming to the Charles Street storefront formerly occupied by Isabelle’s CurlyCakes. Courtney Forrester, owner of Sweet, said the Boston-based chain’s sixth location at 81 Charles St. would offer 20 varieties of cupcakes baked fresh each day at its Hyde Park bakery, as well as a selection of coffee and...

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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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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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