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Downtown View:Pots and Kettles

December 17, 2015
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Opposition to Don Chiofaro’s Harbor Garage Project has heated up. But some of it is the pot calling the kettle black. Or people in glass houses throwing stones.  Hypocrisy is addressed in the New Testament. “why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in...

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Neighborhood Guide Goes Digital

December 17, 2015
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With its recently published 17th edition, the Beacon Hill Neighborhood Guide is now available digitally for the first time. Compiled each year by the Beacon Hill Civic Association staff in response to the most common inquiries its office receives, the guide offers contact information for elected officials, local police and fire departments, and city...

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Remember to Shop Local this Holiday Season

December 17, 2015
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association encourages neighbors and residents to remember to shop local during the upcoming Holiday Season. Here are 10 great reasons why supporting your local businesses allows our special Beacon Hill community to thrive: Community Support: Significantly more money stays in a neighborhood when purchases are made at locally owned, rather...

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Coalition is Being Formed to Save Local Elm Trees

December 17, 2015
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By Suzanne Besser When earlier this year Harvard University published a study showing the amount of methane leaking from Greater Boston’s aging pipelines to be three times what was previously thought, members of the downtown environmental group Mothers Out Front moved methane to the top of their agenda. And when new information surfaced last...

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Farewell to Beacon Hill’s Callie

December 17, 2015
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By Dan Murphy Perhaps the most famous dog on what is as touted as the most photographed street in the U.S. died Dec. 5. Callie, a 9-year-old golden retriever belonging to Joe and Kristin Casey of Acorn Street, apparently passed in her sleep. “She died peacefully and restfully,” Kristin said. “She was such a...

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Boston to Host Citywide Meeting About the Flood Insurance Rate Maps

December 17, 2015
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By John Lynds The City of Boston Community Engagements Director for Environment, Energy and Open Space Lauren Zingarelli appeared at a recent community meeting to announce Boston will host a citywide meeting concerning the Flood Insurance Rate Maps that go into effect on March 16, 2016. The Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) and city officials...

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Winners Named in Charles Street ‘Storefront Decorating Contest’

December 17, 2015
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By Dan Murphy As part of the “Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll” on Thursday, the Joint Charles Street Committee selected the winners in its second bi-annual “Storefront Decorating Contest.” Holiday Boutique, located at 53 Charles St., was awarded first place, while Fastachi at 83 Charles St. and Soodee Women’s Boutique at 63 Charles St. won...

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Decorating Beacon Hill

December 10, 2015
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Decorating Beacon Hill

From left, Catherine Morey, Fiona O’Keeffe and Annie O’Keeffe were busy on Saturday decorating the lamp posts on Chestnut Street.

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‘Holiday Stroll’ is Thursday

December 10, 2015
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By Dan Murphy One of the neighborhood’s most highly anticipated, seasonal events, the “Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll,” returns on Thursday. “Charles Street is magical at the holidays, and this is a wonderful time to come out and celebrate with our business community,” said Nina Castellion, president of the Beacon Hill Business Association, which has...

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Beacon Hill Athletes Honored at NCD

December 10, 2015
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Five Beacon Hill residents were honored at the Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart fall Athletic Awards Assembly. Senior Caroline Diggins (West Cedar Street), a co-captain of Varsity Crew, was voted the team’s MVP. Diggins has rowed all four years with the crew team and raced three of those years in the...

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