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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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Holiday Celebrations

December 1, 2017
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BEACON HILL Hill House will be holding their annual tree and wreath sale on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Firehouse, 127 Mt. Vernon St. The Nicholas House will host its annual Holiday House Tour of Beacon Hill on Dec. 10 beginning at 55 Beacon...

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Building Community Through Music

December 1, 2017
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By Suzanne Besser Working hand in hand with the Longy School of Music of Bard College and Beacon Hill Civic Association, Joy Street resident and artist Emily Weiskopf recently reinvented how neighbors can experience the arts and by doing so build community among each other. More than 50 neighbors came together at An Evening...

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King’s Chapel to Hold Decorating Time on Dec 3

December 1, 2017
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The King’s Chapel Parish House at 64 Beacon Street will once again be decorated with the spirit of the holidays as we welcome all families to our second floor parlor for a time of fun creation and delicious goodies including hot cocoa, coffee, tea, and an assortment of snacks. Our doors will be open...

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Beacon Gallery Opens Along Harrison Ave Creating a Warm Little Oasis Filled with Art

December 1, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In what used to be a run down office space tucked away in an underground location along Harrison Ave., in the South End, a warm oasis filled with art has taken its place, transforming the barren corner into a welcoming art gallery. The newly opened Beacon Gallery at 524B Harrison Ave....

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21st Garlands & Greens Fundraiser

November 25, 2017
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21st Garlands & Greens Fundraiser

Lindy Roethlisberger, (left) Ivy A. Turner, event organizer, and Tom Kershaw, sponsor, during the 21st annual Garlands and Greens Fundraiser at the Hampshire House last week. The annual fundraiser helps to raise funds to purchase the bows and garland that decorate the Hill’s 1,100 gas lamps for the holidays. Volunteers will perform the decorations...

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The Red Wagon Celebrates 20 Years

November 25, 2017
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The Red Wagon Celebrates 20 Years

The Red Wagon celebrated it’s 20th Birthday on Thursday Nov. 16. Local shop owners stopped by to join in celebrating this milestone. There are many years of retail longevity between this group.Pictured left to right, Nina Castillion, of E.R Butler, Suzy O’Brien, of The Red Wagon, Lynne Wolverton, of Linens on the Hill, Jennifer...

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