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Boston Common Memorial Day Service

Boston Common Memorial Day Service

A special service on Boston Common honored people who died in service to the nation since the Sept. 11 terror attacks. On Thursday, 170 names were read as flags were placed in honor of the dead at the ceremony. Gov. Deval Patrick and other officials and family members attended the ceremony. The event was...

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Blackstone’s Owners Receive Beacon Award

May 21, 2013
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Blackstone’s Owners Receive Beacon Award

The Beacon Civic Association (BHCA) has presented the 17th annual Beacon Award to Mark Duffield and Jennifer Hill, proprietors of Blackstone’s on Beacon Hill, in recognition of their many philanthropic contributions to the neighborhood. After meeting as co-workers at the New England Conservatory, Duffield and Hill took ownership of Blackstone’s on April 1, 2006,...

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Annual Tour of the Gardens

Annual Tour of the Gardens

The Beacon Hill Garden Club held their annual tour of the Gardens of Beacon Hill last Thursday. Shown on the right is a gargoyle-mask planter that adorns the multi-level garden at 10 Louisburg Square.

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Beacon Hill Art Walk Returns June 2

The Beacon Hill area is one of Boston’s most beautiful and intriguing neighborhoods. And on only one day each year is the public invited to visit the gardens, alleyways and courtyards that dot the neighborhood. To make these naturally beautiful areas even more enticing, Beacon Hill residents invite visual artists to display their artwork...

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BHCA Supports Proposal for Parking Spaces on and Around Charles Street

May 21, 2013
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) board of directors voted unanimously last week to support a proposal to change some of the traffic spaces on and around Charles Street. At last Monday’s board meeting, John Corey, a BHCA director and co-chair of the Joint Charles Street Committee – a collaboration between the BHCA and...

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City Honors Arborist Henry Davis

City Honors Arborist Henry Davis

On Friday, April 26, the Massachusetts Arborists Association held its annual Arbor Day of Service on Boston Common. More than 50 arborists representing 14 area tree companies were on hand to provide exceptional tree care to the trees of Boston Common. In conjunction with Arbor Day, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the...

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Hill Children Raise Money for One Fund Boston

Hill Children Raise Money for One Fund Boston

On Sunday, May 5, Claire Kenney (right) and Marlie Kass (left) pooled their resources, baked cookies and brownies and sold them along with lemonade. One-hundred percent of sales were then donated to the One Fund Boston for people tragically impacted by the events at the Boston Marathon. Thanks to the generosity of people on...

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TEA Outlines Memorable Achievements During Year

May 14, 2013
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The Esplanade Association (TEA) outlined its noteworthy achievements of fiscal ’13, recapping a fruitful business year that included a merger with another non-profit dedicated to enhancing park life, the completion of planning for the revitalization of the Charles Eliot Memorial and the establishment of the park’s first composting program. In its recently published Report...

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Shapiro to Be Keynote Speaker at BHCA Meeting

Barbara Shapiro will speak at the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s (BHCA) 91st Annual Meeting on May 20 with an engaging talk about her widely acclaimed novel, The Art Forger.  Shapiro’s latest book is a literary thriller about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist that spans three centuries of forgers, art thieves, and obsessive collectors,...

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Hill House Backyard Dash

Hill House Backyard Dash

Laura from KIND shares some healthy snacks with GOTR participants Dr. Deb Bean and Violet stop by for a photo op.

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