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BHAC Reviews 60 Chestnut Street Violation

September 27, 2018
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A violation for 60 Chestnut St. was among the agenda items at the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission’s public hearing at City Hall on Thursday, Sept. 20.              The applicant, John Holland of the Boston commercial and residential development firm Holland Companies, said work on the single-family home includes the installation of a railing on...
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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

September 27, 2018
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A Great Day on Mt. Vernon Street! Thank you to all the families who came out this Sunday for the BHCA’s 17th annual Fall HillFest, and to our patient neighbors on Mt. Vernon Street! A really great time was had by all. Thank you too to our terrific sponsors: FH Perry, Harpoon Brewery, Jack...
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Rollins Receives Endorsement from the Ward 5 – Boston Democratic Committee

September 27, 2018
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The Ward 5 Boston Democratic Committee announced that they are endorsing Rachael Rollins as their candidate for District Attorney of Suffolk County. In doing so, Ward 5 joins Rachael’s 75 endorsers, which include Boston Wards 4, 11, 12, and 19. The Ward 5 Committee Chair Kenzie Bok stated: “We’re thrilled to be endorsing Rachael...
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J. Mclaughlin, Row 34 and Friends of Dana-Farber Partner for Charitable Shopping Event

September 27, 2018
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On Wednesday, Sept. 12, J. McLaughlin partnered with Row 34 and the Friends of Dana-Farber to host a charitable shopping event with generations of old and new J. McLaughlin fans. A multigenerational crowd sipped wine, enjoyed a raw bar from Row 34, listened to tunes by DJ Liz Ladoux and shopped fall styles in J....
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Esplanade Association’s ‘Moondance Gala’ a Spectacular Success

September 27, 2018
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The Esplanade Association’s glittering annual “Moondance Gala” on Saturday evening, Sept. 15, sparkled with stupendous support and sincere celebration. With profound partnership and generosity from over 600 donors and guests, $1.18 million was raised for the organization’s continued efforts to create a thriving, safe, accessible park, where people come together to share, explore, and...
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Design Team Provides Update on Garden Garage Tower

September 27, 2018
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The design team behind the $409.7 million Garden Garage Tower project provided a community update at the West End Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Developer Equity Residential of Chicago is building a 44-story, approximately 517,700 square-foot residential building on the former garage site at 35 Lomasney Way, which would include 470 units and approximately...
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Freedom Rally Leaves Common Looking Worse for the Wear

September 27, 2018
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An estimated crowd of between 15,000 and 20,000 turned out to the Boston Common for the 29th annual Boston Freedom Rally over the weekend of Sept. 14 to 16, and while the event resulted in not a single arrest, according to Boston Police, the park was left looking a lot worse for the wear...
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BHT Achievements

September 27, 2018
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Arline Isaacson, a Beacon Hill resident and longtime lobbyist for the LGBTQ community, recently received “Heroes in Action” from AIDS Action. Isaacson is co-chair of the Massachusetts Gay & Lesbian Political Caucus, and has advocated on AIDS and LGBTQ issues for three decades. MGLPC led the lobbying effort on marriage equality in Massachusetts and...
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Beacon Hill Seminars Kick-Off

September 20, 2018
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Beacon Hill Seminars Kick-Off

Bill Sherden, Curriculum Chair, and Mark Yessian, president, at the Church of the Advent on Sept. 10 for the Beacon Hill Seminars (BHS) 2018 Fall Kickoff. Participants learned about the 23 courses offered from October 1-November 20. At the event, educators briefly discussed the provocative seminars and lectures on topics such as historic preservation,...
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Joy Street Sidewalk Improvements Mark End of Four-Year Process

September 20, 2018
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Joy Street Sidewalk Improvements Mark End of Four-Year Process

The sidewalk improvements currently being implemented on Joy Street mark the completion of a project that got underway more than four years ago. Kay Barned-Smith, project manager for the city’s Public Works Department, said the project area extends on Joy Street from Smith Court to Cambridge Street, and the work entails replacing the sidewalks...
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