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BHCA Moonshine and Memories Gala Jan. 26

January 22, 2013
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Moonshine & Memories, Beacon Hill Civic Association’s 41st Annual Winter Gala, looks back at 90 years on Beacon Hill, and takes guests to Prohibition-era Boston. The Winter Gala Committee is excited to announce an exciting new partnership this year. Kickass Cupcakes, located in Somerville, has graciously donated 250 mini-cupcakes to help round out the...

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Lecture on Groundwater on Jan. 23

January 22, 2013
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association and Beacon Hill Village invite you to an early evening lecture tomorrow, Wednesday, January 23 at 6:00 pm at The Firehouse, 127 Mount Vernon Street. Elliott Laffer, Executive Director of the Boston Groundwater Trust, will explain the history of the groundwater in Boston and its particular relevance to the...

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Advent School Students’ Artwork Now on Display in JP Licks Store

January 15, 2013
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Advent School Students’ Artwork  Now on Display in JP Licks Store

JP Licks is the local afterschool watering hole for Advent students; and now that their artwork is on display, they’ll be stampeding to the ice cream parlor on Charles St. to behold their creations. Two-hundred and eighteen lion-themed watercolors, crayon drawings, acrylic paintings, and ceramic sculptures were made by Advent students to commemorate their...

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Hill Sees Drop in Crime Rate

January 15, 2013
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Beacon Hill experienced an approximately 6-percent reduction in violent and property crimes in 2012 from the previous year, faring slightly better than the city as a whole, which saw a 5-percent drop during the same timeframe. “We saw a good decrease in crime on Beacon Hill, although there were a couple of violent incidents,...

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BHCA Zoning Supports Plan for Office Space

January 15, 2013
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday not to oppose the zoning relief necessary to convert a long vacant storefront in a residential building at 31 Phillips St. into office space. Michelle Nolan, an occupant of the eight-unit apartment building at Anderson and Phillips streets and legal guardian for...

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Whitebarked Himalayan Birch Shines in the Winter.

January 8, 2013
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Whitebarked Himalayan Birch Shines in the Winter.

The Whitebarked Himalayan Birch shines in the winter. It is said to have the whitest and most beautiful bark of all the birches. This variety was discovered by Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker during a mid-1800s trip to Tibet.

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Young Professionals Recognize Outstanding Neighbors on Hill

January 8, 2013
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Young Professionals Recognize Outstanding Neighbors on Hill

The Beacon Hill Civic Association Young Professionals have recognized two individuals who have made a significant contribution to the community of Beacon Hill. The Young Professionals Award was formally presented to Jason Winmill and Ingrid Calder in December 2012 by Meghan Haggerty, the group’s president. The Beacon Hill Civic Association Young Professionals, a group...

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Esplanade Playspace Gains National Prominence

January 8, 2013
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Esplanade Playspace Gains National Prominence

The Esplanade Playspace opened a little more than a year ago, but the state-of-the-art playground has already gained national prominence, even gracing the pages of the Wall Street Journal in November. “This is now becoming the new standard for play in this country,” said Tani Marinovich, who co-founded the Playspace with Jean Egan and...

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Murphy to lead Council

January 8, 2013
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At-Large City Councilor Stephen Murphy was unanimously elected by the council Monday to serve another two-year term as the body’s president. After being elected Murphy immediately appointed Beacon Hill City Councilor Sal LaMattina to serve another two-year term as his vice president. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to again lead the body,” said...

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2012: The Year in Review

January 1, 2013
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2012: The Year in Review

• On Jan. 4, nearly 200 citizens braved the cold to voice their strong opposition to Capital One Bank’s proposed move to the home of the Charles Street Market at 62-66 Charles St. at a Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee meeting. • On Jan. 6, William Onuoha stepped down as...

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