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‘Public’ Pianos Coming to the Hill

September 15, 2016
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Between Sept. 23 and Oct. 10, the sight and sounds of passersby tickling the ivories will be commonplace on Beacon Hill with the installation of two “public” pianos. The pianos located at King’s Chapel and the State House in Ashburton Park on Bowdoin Street will be part of the Celebrity Series of Boston’s “Street...

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A Distinguished New Neighbor:Cross Takes Over Consul’s Role,Residence in Beacon Hill

September 15, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Harriet Cross, a career diplomat with extensive experience in international relations, is the new British Consul General of Boston and New England. Mrs. Cross began her work on Aug. 22 in the esteemed position as the leader and liaison for the 70,000 British nationals living in the region, succeeding former Consul...

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Pop-Up Farmers Market at the Fall HillFest

September 15, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser No need for Beacon Hillers to trek their way up and down a grocery aisle this weekend. Instead, they can make their way to Mt Vernon and Brimmer streets where a Farmers Market will pop up Sunday between noon and 4 pm at the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Fall HillFest. At...

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Biergarten, Farmers Market, Family Activities at Fall HillFest

September 15, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser This Sunday, September 18, marks the fifteenth year the Beacon Hill Civic Association has welcomed residents back to the Hill by throwing a block party on Mt. Vernon Street between Charles and Brimmer streets from noon to four. This year, though, it’s far more than a block party. It’s new name,...

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Thursday’s Primary Results are Posted

September 15, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Last Thursday, Massachusetts voters cast their ballots in the state primaries. Due to the Labor Day holiday, the election was held later in the week, landing on the first day of school for Boston Public Schools. Due these events and the fact that there were few contested races the voter turnout...

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‘Awakening to Joy’ Class Set at First Church Boston

September 15, 2016
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First Church Boston is offering a class “Awakening to Joy” beginning on Tuesday, October 11 from 6:30 – 8 pm.  It will be presented by H. Constance Hill, author, artist, and Inner Life coach, on the second Tuesday of every month in the relaxed setting of Hale Chapel. First Church Boston is located at...

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Genealogical Society Holds Open House

September 8, 2016
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Genealogical Society Holds Open House

Tricia Labbe, an education assistant at the New England Genealogical Society, speaks with Cheyenne Thompson, the center’s youngest member, outside the open house on Friday, Aug. 19. The Open House attracted record numbers to the Society and the free event was sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.

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State Primaries to be Held on September 8

September 8, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen In Beacon Hill, the Massachusetts state primary will be held on Thursday, September 8. Polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Below is a guide to who is running, where you can vote, and where you can find additional information on the candidates running for office: Voting...

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Spark Boston Holds “Chief Chat” with Boston’s Chief Information Office and Chief Digital Officer

September 8, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen On Thursday evening, young professionals and students crowded into Bill’s Bar on Lansdowne Street next to Fenway Park during an otherwise quite away game night. As people got after work drinks and snacked on appetizers, conversations on digital technology and government filled the room. During the second “Chief Chat,” hosted by...

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Beacon Hill Women’s Forum Kicks Off New Season

September 8, 2016
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By Kathy Hull On Tuesday September 13 at 6:00 p.m., the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) welcomes everyone back to town with its first speaker’s event:  “On the Media: Straight Up with Emily Rooney, Margery Eagan, and Jadiann Thompson.”  In a panel format, these three prominent, award-winning Boston journalists will share their experiences in...

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