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Celebrating 50 Years

April 16, 2013
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Celebrating 50 Years

Seated at last week’s Beacon Hill Circle for Charity 50th annual meeting are three former presidents. (left to right) Kate Enroth, who served from 2011-2013; Sharon Beardsley Clarke, who was president 2001-2003; and, Deborah Hanley, president in 2003-2005. Fancy Zilberfarb (not pictured) was elected its 27th president.

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Longfellow Bridge Project to Impact Traffic, MBTA Service

April 16, 2013
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Longfellow Bridge Project  to Impact Traffic, MBTA Service

When construction on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT)  $255 million rehabilitation of the Longfellow Bridge gets underway in July, impacts will include extensive traffic diversions and interruptions to MBTA Red Line service. At a public meeting last week, representatives from White-Skanska-Consigli – the joint venture firm awarded the design/build contract for the project...

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Project Gets Green Light by BHCA Comm.: Would Combine Two Residences into One

April 16, 2013
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday not to oppose the city granting a variance that would allow for the proposed combination of two residences into a one-parcel, single-family home at 87 Chestnut St. The applicant intends to unify existing properties at 87 Chestnut St. and 58 Brimmer St.,...

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Tracy Drops out of State Rep. Race

April 16, 2013
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Candidate for state representative Nils Tracy announced last week that he is ending his bid for the 8th Suffolk seat and throwing his support behind fellow Democrat Jay Livingstone. “I chose to run for state representative because I believe the 8th Suffolk District deserves a strong progressive leader. I now believe Jay Livingstone is...

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Nominations Sought for Beacon Award

April 16, 2013
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) welcomes the community to nominate candidates for this year’s Annual Beacon Award. Nominations will be accepted through end of day Friday, April 19. The Beacon Award was instituted in 1997 by the, as part of its Diamond Jubilee Year. of the BHCA.  The award annually honors individuals or...

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Boston Conservatory’s 13th Annual Gala

April 9, 2013
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Boston Conservatory’s 13th Annual Gala

Beacon Hill resident and Boston Conservatory Director of Development Eileen Meny is shown with Larry Jacobs at the Boston Conservatory’s 13th annual gala, Reaching for the Stars that was held on March 16. More than 300 guests enjoyed the festivities.

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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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