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New Polling Location Input Being Sought

December 10, 2013
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Upon learning of the increasing difficulty that some registered voters in Ward 5, Precinct 3 have faced while attempting to cast their ballots at the State House annex, State Rep. Jay Livingstone is soliciting feedback from his constituents on alternate polling locations. Voters were previously allowed to access the site at the entrance off...

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Pedestrian Improvements Eyed for Joy St.

December 10, 2013
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Representatives from Connect Historic Boston outlined a preliminary plan to make Joy Street more pedestrian friendly at a meeting sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) on Thursday. Connect Historic Boston – an initiative between the National Park Service and the Boston Transportation Department – proposes building a pedestrian entrance at Joy and...

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Celebrating Home Gala Feb. 1

December 10, 2013
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On February 1, 2014, the Beacon Hill Civic Association invites all to attend the 42nd Annual Winter Gala. “There’s No Place Like HOME” will be the night to celebrate 92 years of the Beacon Hill Civic Association and the special neighborhood we all call home. This year’s Gala promises to be like none other!...

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Boston Common Tree Lighting Coming Dec. 5

December 2, 2013
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Boston Common Tree Lighting Coming Dec. 5

Mayor Thomas M. Menino joins the Honourable Andrew Younger, Minister with the Government of Nova Scotia, for Boston’s 72nd annual Official Tree Lighting on Boston Common on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. The celebration is hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, title sponsor the Province of Nova Scotia, lead...

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Charles Street Businesses Encouraged to Join in Holiday Decorating Contest

December 2, 2013
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Charles Street businesses now have an added incentive to dress up their display windows, following the announcement of the first annual Holiday Storefront Decorating Contest. First- second and third-place winners in the inaugural competition, sponsored by the Joint Charles Street Committee of the Beacon Hill Civic Association and the Beacon Hill Business Association, will...

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Two Free Hours of Parking Are Now Available at Spaces

December 2, 2013
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Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced that the City of Boston will once again be providing parking incentives for local drivers during the holiday season.  Boston drivers will be offered two hours of free parking at the City’s 9,000 metered spaces, the opportunity to participate in the popular “Toys for Tickets” program and the...

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Decorating the Hill Is Sunday

December 2, 2013
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This weekend neighbors will be out on the the various streets of Beacon Hill with ladders and garlands and bows to decorate the lamp posts. This annual tradition is a lot of fun and transforms our streets into a winter wonderland. We are printing the notice from the Beacon Hill Civic Association and urge...

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On the Set of the Movie “The Forger”

November 25, 2013
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On the Set of the Movie “The Forger”

Beacon Hill’s Noelle Champoux-Olson and her son Bennett Olson, 9, joined John Travolta on the set of the movie “The Forger” in Natick on Tuesday. Bennett is a patient at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. He and some other pediatric patients served as extras in the film.

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Crime Rate Still Dropping on the Hill

November 25, 2013
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Beacon Hill has seen an approximately 18-precent decrease in violent and property crimes in 2013 since to last year. According to Boston Police, 169 Part One crimes were reported through the end of October 2013, compared with 205 during the same timeframe in 2012. No homicides were reported in either year, while one rape...

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Seeking Holiday Helpers for Decorating Days Here

November 25, 2013
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Nothing signals the beginning of the holiday season more than the annual Holiday Decorating Days sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association. It is a way to enjoy friends and neighbors while hanging 2,680 yards of laurel garlands and 2,400 red bows on Beacon Hill’s 1,100 gas lamps. Every year it takes hundreds of...

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