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BHCA and Garden Club Plan Year-round Window Box Competition

April 9, 2013
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association and the Beacon Hill Garden Club are partnering to launch “Beautify Beacon Hill”  – a new program that transforms the annual window-box contest into a year-round competition. “The window-box contest only focuses on one period of time, but we’re making it a four-season program,” said MaryLee Halpin, executive director...

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Beacon Award Nominations Wanted

April 9, 2013
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association invites the community to nominate candidates for the 17th Annual Beacon Award. Instituted in 1997 by the BHCA as part of its Diamond Jubilee Year, the Beacon Award annually honors those individuals or groups deserving of particular recognition for significant and sustained contribution to the Beacon Hill community. Past...

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BHCA Zoning & Licensing Postponed

April 9, 2013
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Projects at 3 Charles River Sq, 87 Chestnut St, and 106 Cambridge St are slated to come before the BHCA’s Zoning & Licensing Committee Wednesday, April 10.  The committee postponed their initial meeting, April 3 and will now meet tomorrow at 7:30pm at 74 Joy Street. The first applicant/owner of 3 Charles River Square...

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April is Designated as Membership Month at the Civic Association

April 9, 2013
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA), now in its 91st year of working with the Beacon Hill community, is devoting the month of April to encourage residents, businesses, and non-profit organizations to join or renew their membership. There are many important reasons to join the BHCA: to amplify residents’ voices, to act as an...

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FOPG Offers Incentive to Join

April 4, 2013
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FOPG Offers Incentive to Join

The Friends of the Public Garden has launched its spring membership drive with an enticing incentive: Anyone who joins the Friends by May 1 will be entered into a drawing to win lunch for two at the Four Seasons Hotel’s Bristol Lounge. “We look forward to welcoming new members to our organization, and we...

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Room to Grow Benefit on May 10

April 4, 2013
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To celebrate Mother’s Day, Room to Grow is honoring four inspirational Boston women at a benefit breakfast at the Taj Boston Hotel on Friday, May 10, at 8 a.m. Sheila Marcelo, founder and CEO of Care.com; Sharon McNally, chief of staff at Connors Family Office; and Kelli Pedroia, community volunteer and wife of Red...

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Zoning and Licensing Comm. on April 3

April 4, 2013
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On April 3, the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning and Licensing Committee will meet to discuss several properties that are scheduled to appear before the Zoning Board of Appeals in late April. The details on these properties and projects are listed on our website, www.bhcivic.org. Anyone with questions and comments regarding these matters are...

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Mayor Menino Announces Decision Not to Seek Another Term

April 4, 2013
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With an approval rating of over 70 percent and a better than 50 percent chance of beating any opponent that dared run against him in November, Mayor Thomas Menino, the only mayor a majority of Bostonians have ever known, gracefully bowed out of running for a unprecedented sixth term last Thursday at Faneuil Hall....

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Public Market Plans Moving Forward

April 2, 2013
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While plans are moving forward to open an indoor public food market adjacent to the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, its opening date remains unclear. “We’re going to open as soon as we can, but we don’t want to open prematurely and badly,” said Brian Kinney, chairman of the non-profit Boston Public Market Association (BPMA),...

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DCR Opens Bids for Eliot Memorial

April 2, 2013
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The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) opened construction bids Wednesday for a project to revitalize the Charles Eliot Memorial on the Charles River Esplanade. Through its Partnership Matching Funds Program, DCR has partnered with The Esplanade Association (TEA) to underwrite the estimated $388,040 construction cost of the project. Its scope includes “parkland renovation...

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