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Democrats to Caucus on February 23 to Elect Delegates

January 29, 2013
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Democrats in Boston’s Ward 5, which includes the neighborhoods of Beacon Hill and Back Bay and portions of the Fenway, Bay Village and Chinatown, will caucus at the Community Church of Boston, located at 565 Boylston St. in the Back Bay, on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. The caucus will elect delegates to...

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Villa Mexico Café to Close, but Plans Return to New Cambridge St. Location

January 29, 2013
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Villa Mexico Café is scheduled to close its original location at Grampy’s gas station Thursday, Jan. 31, but the popular Mexican restaurant could reopen at another Cambridge Street location later this year. The restaurant will lose its location of nearly six years at 296 Cambridge St. when the gas station is redeveloped as a...

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DeLuca’s Market to Appear Before BHCA Zoning and Licensing Comm.

January 29, 2013
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The Zoning and Licensing Committee of the Beacon Hill Civic Association will have a special meeting this evening, Tuesday, January 29 to discuss DeLuca’s Market, 7-17 Charles Street. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at 74 Joy Street. The applicant seeks to have the new basement area used for retail space, thus...

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BPS Looking at Three Options for School Choice

January 29, 2013
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Last Wednesday the Boston Public School Department (BPS) presented the External Advisory Committee (EAC) on School Choice’s results for an improved school choice system. Beacon Hill children  would be first grouped in the schools that are in the North End and Charlestown. At the meeting members of the EAC said they will be looking...

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Police Meet and Greet on Jan. 24

January 22, 2013
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Police Meet and Greet on Jan. 24

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Safety Committee welcomes local law enforcement at a police meet-and-greet at 74 Joy St. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. “We encourage residents to bring their concerns and get to know Sgt. Tom Lee and Captain Tom Lema, who will both be on hand to discuss the...

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Residential Taxes and Exemptions Are on the Rise

January 22, 2013
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While the average tax bill for a single-family home in the city has climbed more than 5 percent in fiscal ’13, an increase in residential exemption will help Boston residents alleviate the burden. The average tax bill for a single-family home spiked to $3,480, marking a $175 increase over the previous fiscal year, while...

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Fresh Approach to Opening New Public School

January 22, 2013
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A group of families, residents and supporters are taking a proactive approach to bringing a new public elementary school to serve downtown neighborhoods, even helping the city to identify possible sites for the proposed educational institute. The newly established Downtown Schools for Boston focuses on neighborhoods that currently have no primary schools, including Back...

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BHCA Moonshine and Memories Gala Jan. 26

January 22, 2013
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Moonshine & Memories, Beacon Hill Civic Association’s 41st Annual Winter Gala, looks back at 90 years on Beacon Hill, and takes guests to Prohibition-era Boston. The Winter Gala Committee is excited to announce an exciting new partnership this year. Kickass Cupcakes, located in Somerville, has graciously donated 250 mini-cupcakes to help round out the...

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Lecture on Groundwater on Jan. 23

January 22, 2013
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association and Beacon Hill Village invite you to an early evening lecture tomorrow, Wednesday, January 23 at 6:00 pm at The Firehouse, 127 Mount Vernon Street. Elliott Laffer, Executive Director of the Boston Groundwater Trust, will explain the history of the groundwater in Boston and its particular relevance to the...

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Advent School Students’ Artwork Now on Display in JP Licks Store

January 15, 2013
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Advent School Students’ Artwork  Now on Display in JP Licks Store

JP Licks is the local afterschool watering hole for Advent students; and now that their artwork is on display, they’ll be stampeding to the ice cream parlor on Charles St. to behold their creations. Two-hundred and eighteen lion-themed watercolors, crayon drawings, acrylic paintings, and ceramic sculptures were made by Advent students to commemorate their...

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