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BHCA Holiday Party on Nov. 14

November 6, 2012
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BHCA Holiday Party on Nov. 14

Come join the magic at the kick off to the Holiday Season when Tom Kershaw hosts Garlands and Green: A Holiday Gathering, Wednesday, November 14. The Beacon Hill Civic Association’s popular holiday party that helps raise the nearly $12,000 needed to magically transform the 1,100 lamp posts with 2,860 yards of laurel garlands and...

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Brazen Thief Breaks into Charles St. Shop and Steals $12,000 Lamp

November 6, 2012
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A brazen thief broke into  Cynthia Driscoll Interiors last week, stealing just one item – an Italian mid-century floor lamp valued at more than $12,000, said proprietor Cynthia Driscoll. Driscoll said a store employee left the shop at 70 Charles St. at around 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, and returned the next day...

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Sahin Designs Acclaimed Sushi Roll

November 6, 2012
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A Beacon Hill resident successfully tried his hand as a sushi chef last month, ranking top in a competition that allowed Whole Foods Market customers to design their own rolls. Ned T. Sahin submitted his award-winning roll in the contest held by the Cambridge Street store and was named among three finalists. Sabin then...

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Harvest Festival

October 31, 2012
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Harvest Festival

Junior Girl Scouts are shown at the fourth annual Phillips Street Play Area Harvest Festival that was held recently.

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Happy Halloween : Beacon Hill Will Spring to Life on Halloween Night as Thousands Come to Annual Extravaganza

October 31, 2012
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Witches, ghosts, and goblins may embark on their spooky trick-or-treating escapade on Beacon Hill this year free from any oncoming traffic. To ensure a safe Halloween, the Beacon Hill Civic Association has arranged to close Pinckney Street and Mount Vernon Street from Joy Street to Charles Street on Wednesday, October 31. Please note that...

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Hill Sees 13-percent Decrease in Violent and Property Crimes in ‘12

October 31, 2012
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Beacon Hill has seen a 13-percent decrease in violent and property crimes to date in 2012, compared with the same timeframe last year, according to Boston Police. Between January and August of this year, 176 incidents of Part One crime were reported in the neighborhood as opposed to 203 in 2011. No homicides were...

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Fourth annual Concierge Stroll

October 23, 2012
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Fourth annual Concierge Stroll

Donna Petro, (left) a BHBA board member, event organizer and vice president of the Beacon Street branch of the Cambridge Trust Company; with Betty Salemme, chef concierge of the Seaport Hotel/World Trade Center during the Fourth annual Concierge Stroll.

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Esplanade Association Transforms Dead Tree into Work of Art

October 23, 2012
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Esplanade Association Transforms Dead Tree into Work of Art

Work was completed last week on the new sculpture and landscape project at the Esplanade’s Stoneman Playground, the site of the first project completed by The Esplanade Association (TEA) 11 years ago near the intersection of Hereford Street and Storrow Drive. Mitch Ryerson was commissioned this past spring to transform a dead oak tree...

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Neighborhood Weighs in on Park St. School Expansion Plan

October 23, 2012
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While the Park Street School’s plan to expand into the adjoining single-family home at 124 Chestnut St. met with a largely favorable response at a public meeting last Tuesday, several Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) board members expressed concern that the precedent could jeopardize the residential quality of the neighborhood. “The Civic Association has...

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Ross Talks on Possible District Shape

October 23, 2012
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With the November 2 deadline for the City Council and Mayor to approve a redistricting plan for Boston looming, Back Bay/Beacon Hill City Councilor Michael Ross said he’s taking a less parochial approach and will support a plan that meets the needs of the city before his own political needs. “I’d like it to...

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