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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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Undecorating Day Schedule for January 6

January 1, 2013
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Meet at 10 a.m. on Sunday, January 6 for a delicious Pancake Breakfast hosted by Tom Kershaw, at the Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street. Then, join neighbors as they take down the gas lamp post decorations. No skill is required, and helpers are greatly appreciated. It’s half the time and half the trouble to...

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Christmas Tree Collection on Until Jan. 18

January 1, 2013
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With the holidays in the rear view mirror, Beacon Hill residents can kick their trees to the curb for composting during the next two weeks. Boston’s Public Works Department will collect Christmas trees for composting from January 7 to January 18. Remove all ornaments, decorations, and stands from trees and do not put trees...

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Boston Athenaeum 2013 Concert Series Features Piano Music of the 20th Century

January 1, 2013
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The Winter 2013 Concert Series at the Boston Athenæum, featuring pianist and composer Aaron Jackson, will include music of Beethoven, Smetana, Bartók, Janácek, Berg, Gorecki, Babbitt, Shifrin and Jackson, among others. The Capital Trio will perform on Feb. 8, and cellist Adrienne Taylor will join Jackson on March 16. All concerts will take place...

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Helping out At The Senior Dinner

December 25, 2012
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Helping out At The Senior Dinner

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, Girl Scout Brownie Troop #65321 from Beacon Hill volunteered at the Hill House Senior Dinner. The Brownies helped with set up, decorating, serving dinner to the seniors and clean up. The girls also provided entertainment and warmed hearts by singing holiday classics like “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and “Deck the Halls.” The...

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TEA and DCR Seek Input on Concessions

December 25, 2012
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The Esplanade Association (TEA) joined the Department of Conservation and Recreation for two meetings Wednesday to gather public input on future food concessions and other facilities on the Charles River Esplanade. The meetings followed the recent announcement that DCR would issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a vendor permit to operate the food...

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