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Helping To Fight Breast Cancer

January 14, 2014
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Helping To Fight Breast Cancer

During the weekend of Feb. 1, Boston Consignment, located at 238 Highland Ave. in Needham, will donate 10 percent of all sales to support the Ellie Fund, which assists breast-cancer patients and their families. Visit www.elliefund.org for more information. Pictured are Boston Consignment proprietors and former Beacon Hill residents Real and Sheila Roy.

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Golden Named Interim Acting BRA Director

January 14, 2014
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In his inaugural address Mayor Marty Walsh pledged to take an innovative approach when it came to investments in job creation and economic development. This included a plan to restructure the Boston Redevelopment Authority in order to streamline development and spur economic benefits. “I am committed to permitting and licensing reforms that streamline what...

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BHCA Winter Gala Feb. 1

January 14, 2014
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BHCA Winter Gala Feb. 1

Join friends and neighbors to celebrate 92 years of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) and the special neighborhood we all call home at the BHCA’s 42nd Annual Winter Gala, There Is No Place Like Home, Saturday, February 1, 2014. This year’s Gala promises to be like none other!  The BHCA is bringing the...

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Green Living On Beacon Hill

January 14, 2014
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The Beacon Hill community loves its historic gas lamps, brick sidewalks, 18- and 19th century homes and neighborly feel. For decades it has worked to preserve and maintain them. But the community also wants to stay current with the best green practices and technological advances. For that reason, it aspired to integrate green living...

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New England Weather

January 7, 2014
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New England Weather

The Mark Twain adage, “if you don’t like the weather now in New England, just wait a few ominutes,” certainly seems apt as the frigid tempertaures and blizzard on Thursday and Friday gave way to rain on Monday with temperatures making it to the 50’s. But fear not, for the rest of the week...

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Deadline Is Weds. For Beautify Beacon Hill

January 7, 2014
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Tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 8, is the deadline to submit photos of winter window and garden displays for consideration in the first seasonal installment of the “Beautify Beacon Hill Awards.” “We’re trying to get people to decorate throughout the year,” said MaryLee Halpin, executive director of the Beacon Hill Civic Association. “Our hope is that...

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Maeve Westover Closes Career For Newton Country Day Track

January 7, 2014
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Mount Vernon Street resident Maeve Westover, senior co-captain of Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart varsity cross-country team, closed her four-year career hoisting Eastern Independent League and New England Championship trophies. Westover’s team swept the season with a 16-0 overall and a 10-0 league record highlighted with four perfect meets. Westover, who...

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2013 Recorded Many Changes

December 31, 2013
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2013 Recorded Many Changes

On Jan. 7, City Councilor at-Large Stephen Murphy was unanimously nominated by the council to serve another two-year term as its president and appointed District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina to serve as its vice president for the same duration. On Jan. 31, the popular Mexican eatery Villa Mexico Café closed its location at...

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Building Boom in Beacon Hill’s Backyard at Jan 7 Women’s Forum

December 31, 2013
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Building Boom in Beacon Hill’s Backyard at Jan 7 Women’s Forum

The city’s first director of business development at the Boston Redevelopment Authority will talk about exciting new projects planned for the city of Boston at the January 7 meeting of the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum, an organization formed last May to connect and inspire neighborhood women. A leader in both the city and in...

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BHAC Rejects DPW Plan for ADA – Accessible Ramps

December 31, 2013
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A public hearing was held before the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission (“BHAC”) on Thursday, Dec. 19, on the Boston Department of Public Works’ (“DPW”) proposal to use poured cement and plastic tactile warning panels in hundreds of wheelchair-accessible sidewalk curb cuts that the DPW is planning to construct over the coming years throughout Beacon...

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