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Overall District Crime is Up

June 6, 2012
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The pre-summer months have seen a seven–percent spike in violent and property crimes in Area A-1, compared with last year, according to Boston Police. Between Jan. 1 and May 28 of this year, 1,104 incidents of Part One crime were reported in Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and downtown, as opposed...

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Louisburg Square Home: Focus for BHCA Meeting Tomorrow

A total rehab of a classic Louisburg Square townhouse is on the BHCA’s agenda this week. The owner/occupant of 12 Louisburg will appear before the zoning and licensing committee on Wednesday, June 6, to present a proposal to renovate extensively the townhouse in conjunction with its conversion from a three-family to a one-family home. ...

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More Museums, Please

Everyone knows the Museum of Fine Arts with its unique collections in their dazzling settings. The Science Museum, the Children’s Museum, the Peabody Essex are attractions that both locals and tourists enjoy. But one of the best things about Boston’s museums is their great numbers. Most are small. Visits take only an hour or...

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Civic Association Holds 90th Annual Meeting

May 31, 2012
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Civic Association Holds 90th Annual Meeting

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) held its 90th annual meeting at the Union Club on Monday, May 21. At that time, the BHCA swore in its new officers for its 2012-2013 fiscal year, including Steve Young, who replaces Ania Camargo as chair and Keeta Gilmore, who takes over for Young as president. Pel...

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Peaceful Places Around Boston

How many tranquil places can you name in Boston? Back Bay resident, Lynn Schweikart can tell you about dozens. In fact, she does in her book, Peaceful Places Boston: 121 Tranquil Sites in the City and Beyond. Seeing with Fresh Eyes Schweikart has a gift for finding words that make you look at a...

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Captain Tom Lee Joins BHCA Safety Committee for First Time

May 23, 2012
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Captain Tom Lee Joins BHCA Safety Committee for First Time

After taking over the command of Area A-1 in March, Captain Tom Lee made his first appearance at a quarterly meeting of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Safety Committee Thursday. Lee, a 30-year veteran of the Boston Police Department (BPD), joined Sgt. Tom Lema, Safety Committee Chair Paula O’Keeffe and around 25 neighborhood...

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Sharon Malt Honored with Beacon Award

Sharon Malt Honored with Beacon Award

Twenty-two years ago Sharon Malt made the decision to devote her time and skills to non-profits rather than to continue her career in marketing. It was a decision that benefitted so many cultural, environmental and horticultural organizations both on and beyond Beacon Hill that last night she was presented with the sixteenth annual Beacon...

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Public Input Sought Regarding Proposed Charlesgate: Greenway Path Linking Emerald Necklace to Esplanade

May 15, 2012
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Community input is being sought as a long anticipated public-private partnership gets underway to design the possible first step in reclaiming a pedestrian and bicycle route between the Emerald Necklace and Charles River Esplanade displaced by highway construction a half century ago. The Lawrence and Lillian Solomon Foundation, in partnership with the Department of...

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New Executive Director for BHCA

New Executive Director for BHCA

MaryLee Halpin, a South End resident experienced in both corporate and nonprofit work, will assume the position of executive director of the Beacon Hill Civic Association on May 29. With her long roots in Boston and relevant professional and volunteer experiences, MaryLee will bring great talent to the BHCA, said President Steve Young when...

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Future Uncertain for Villa Mexico After City Denies Zoning Request

May 15, 2012
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The owners of Villa Mexico Café are uncertain of the Mexican restaurant’s future after the city effectively blocked its proposed move to 12 Grove St. last week. “We have no next steps, no leads, so it’s back to the drawing board,” said Betsy King, who operates the small take-out restaurant with her mother Julie....

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