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Appalachian Mountain Club to Leave Beacon Hill After a Century on Joy Street

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) announced last week it had purchased a new organizational headquarters in Charlestown and will move from its long time Beacon Hill headquarters after nearly 100 years of planting its flag on the Hill. The $13.1 million purchase in Charlestown followed the September sale of AMC’s headquarters...

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Winthrop Square Project Draws Large Crowd Over Shadows

December 16, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen A packed courtroom at the Suffolk Law School laid the stage for the first public meeting held for the proposed tower at 115 Winthrop Square by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) on Monday, December 5. Members of the community voiced their concerns over amending the current Shadow Laws to...

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December Thieves Places First in Storefront Decorating Competition

December 16, 2016
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By Dan Murphy December Thieves was awarded first place Thursday in the annual Charles Street Storefront Decorating Competition. “The contest really shows the diversity of the street and brings something different to the neighborhood,” said Lana Barakat, owner of the boutique at 88 Charles St. Second place went to Sweet Bakery at 75 Charles...

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#FixBigGasLeaks

December 16, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser Last Saturday, members and supporters of Mothers Out Front, a grassroots organization dedicated to addressing climate change, turned to the streets to raise awareness about the estimated 215 methane gas leaks from Boston’s aging pipes. They want National Grid to replace the pipes or fix the leaks because methane, a greenhouse...

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Holiday Wassail Party at BHWF

December 12, 2016
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On Tuesday, December 20th, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) will celebrate “A Lively Evening of Merriment” with music and songs of the season. Local jazz singer Lisa Macalaster, founder and former president of the young organization, will lead the sing along, accompanied by Boston conservatory pianist Chris McCarthy. Ms. Paula Stookey will conduct...

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Skating Spectacular

December 9, 2016
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Skating Spectacular

Frog Pond Freddy was escorted out onto the ice in style last Thursday evening, Dec. 1, just prior to the Ice Skating Spectacular. The Skating Club of Boston transformed the Frog Pond into an ice skating stadium for the evening. Numerous amateurs and professionals performed.

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Decorating Days

December 9, 2016
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Decorating Days

Mt. Vernon Street residents David Jones and Allison Ryder hung garlands and greens on more than 100 gas lamps on Sunday for the annual holiday decorating days.

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‘Holiday Stroll’ Returns Thursday

December 9, 2016
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One of the neighborhood’s most highly anticipated, seasonal events, the “Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll,” sponsored by the Beacon Hill Business Association, returns on Thursday. Between 6 and 9 p.m., both sides of the five blocks of Charles Street between Cambridge and Beacon streets will be closed to traffic, clearing the way for holiday shoppers...

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Downtown View:Questions You’ve Wanted Answered

December 9, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor The trash is picked up early on trash days. But the recycling trucks come by later—sometimes much later. This problem occurs most frequently in the North End and South End and on Beacon Hill among the downtown neighborhoods. But all downtown neighborhoods, obsessed with cleanliness, have tried to get bags...

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BHCA Community Corner

December 9, 2016
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Downtown Boston Gas Leak Tagging Event To raise awareness about the estimated 215 methane gas leaks located downtown, BHCA Green Committee members will join volunteers from all over Boston at noon on Saturday, December 10 at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Arlington Street. Other residents are welcome to participate in this event being...

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