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Star-Spangled Window Box at the Historic Charles Street Station Post Office

Star-Spangled Window Box at the Historic Charles Street Station Post Office

Susan Birkett, a resident of Charles River Square and a member of the Beacon Hill Garden Club, created a star-spangled window box in honor of Independence Day at the historic Charles Street Station post office. Beacon Hill Garden Club mem­bers, especially Birkett, regularly plant the window box, and the post office staff maintains it.

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Locals Graduate from BLS

Locals Graduate from BLS

Beacon Hill residents Emma Turner and Andrew Zick graduated from Boston Latin School (BLS) on June 10. Turner was a member of the Boston Latin School girls varsi­ty soccer team and the National Honor Society. During the BLS Prize Ceremony, she was awarded The Roy E. Larson Scholarship. Turner is a graduate of The...

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Ross Against Fisher’s Plan on Expansion

July 9, 2013
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City Councilor Mike Ross is opposing Fisher College’s controversial plan to expand student housing in the Back Bay. “Fisher College is a proud institution with a long history, but ultimately, I don’t think increasing residential housing in the Back Bay is a smart move,” said Ross, who is stepping down as District 8 city...

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Public Garden Rated Among Top Parks

Readers using the TripAdvisor Web site have just ranked the top 10 public parks in the United States, and the Boston Public Garden is ranked seventh. The site has posted some of the comments made by those who participated in the survey and the comments about the Public Garden include: “a gorgeous setting”; “very...

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Zoning & Licensing Meets Weds.

Due to the July Fourth Holiday the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning & Licensing Committee has delayed their July meeting until, tomorrow, July 10. The Zoning & Licensing Committee will discuss several properties that are scheduled to appear before the Zoning Board of Appeals in late July. The details on these properties and projects...

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Downtown North Association (DNA) Annual Meeting

Downtown North Association (DNA) Annual Meeting

At the Downtown North Association (DNA) annual meeting, Mayor Thomas M. Menino (left) was presented an award for civic leadership in recognition of his efforts over the past 20 years in the neighborhood. Menino is seen receiving the award from Bob O’Brien, executive director of DNA.

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Residents Get a Sneak Preview of New Project

July 2, 2013
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Residents Get a Sneak Preview of New Project

The neighborhood got an exclusive look at the proposed redevelopment plan for the Government Center Garage at a June 24 meeting sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association. Boston-based developer HYM Investment Group LLC intends to raze major portions of the existing 11-story garage to clear the way for six new buildings, including a...

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Neighbors Invited to Harvest on the Hill

Crisp autumn air, farm-fresh foods, Beacon Hill friends and neighbors – sound good? So thought Beacon Hill residents James Houghton and Gordon Burnes, who last year enjoyed a dinner served on a Berkshire farm so much that they cooked up the idea of holding a three-course feast of locally grown and harvested foods right...

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UClub Awards Scholarships to Three Boston Students

June 25, 2013
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UClub Awards Scholarships to Three Boston Students

On June 12,  the University Club of Boston announced the recipients of its “Future Leaders of Boston” scholarship awards.  The winners include three Boston Public High Schools graduating seniors:  Adaeze Nduaguba of the John D. O’Bryant School; Nikiander Pelari of Boston Latin Academy; and Brianna Venus of City of a Hill Charter Public School. ...

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Kingsley Montessori 6th Grade Graduation

June 25, 2013
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Kingsley Montessori 6th Grade Graduation

Alex Manioudakis tosses his cap after graduation ceremonies for the 6th grade at Kingsley Montessori on June 13.

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