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Meals and Snacks Throughout the Week

April 23, 2013
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Meals and Snacks Throughout the Week

This group of Boston Police officers were carrying their lunches in the Boston Public Garden. Area restaurants and food trucks have been treating first responders to meals and snacks throughout the week.

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Local ‘Run for the Roses’ Starts April 25

April 23, 2013
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Local ‘Run for the Roses’ Starts April 25

Beginning April 25 through May 4, The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) is joining forces with five neighborhood businesses to pay homage to The Kentucky Derby by providing their own “Run for the Roses”.  This event will encourage locals to explore the neighborhood and learn more about the unique partnership between the BHCA and...

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Marathon Flags

April 23, 2013
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Marathon Flags

Boston Marathon flags remained aloft this week, flying from the steeple of the Old South Church in Copley Square.

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Local Group Sees New School as First Step

April 23, 2013
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Downtown Schools for Boston has welcomed the news of the city’s plans to open a new public elementary school at 585 Commercial St. in September of 2016, but the recently established group of families, residents and supporters views the announcement as merely an important step on a long journey. “The school helps the Back...

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Neighborhood Cleanup is Sat.

April 23, 2013
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In conjunction with “Boston Shines” – the city’s annual spring cleanup – the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) and the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) are organizing volunteer efforts to beautify their respective neighborhoods on Saturday. The BHCA Streets and Sidewalks Committee asks interested citizens to take part in the Hill cleanup...

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Beacon Hill Womens’ Forum Kicks off May 6

April 23, 2013
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All neighborhood women are invited to attend the launch of the Beacon Hill Womens Forum, a group designed to bring local women together on a monthly basis. The initial meeting, which will take place on Monday, May 6, at the Hampshire House, kicks off at 6:00 pm with a cocktail reception in the library....

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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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