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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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Park Street School/Park Street Kids Students Unveil a Bit Of Solace for Future Families Staying at Christopher’s Haven

On May 7 at Park Street School on Brimmer Street, Park Street School (PSS) and Park Street Kids (PSK) students, parents and staff unveiled eight pieces of art, lovingly created to hang on the walls of Christopher’s Haven, a home away from home for families who have traveled to Boston for their child’s treatment...

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Hill House’s Backyard Dash

Hill House’s Backyard Dash

Hill House’s Annual Backyard Dash was held last Saturday on the Esplanade. In the photo to the left children start the dash.

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Beacon Hill Nursery School Holds Annual Spring Auction

Beacon Hill Nursery School Holds Annual Spring Auction

Beacon Hill Nursery School (BHNS) held its Annual Spring Auction on Friday, April 27, at the Four Seasons Hotel, across from the Public Garden. Six  parents – Lauren Strik, Kristi Amendolare, Carey Hennigar, Kristy Kelleher, Annie Ketchen and April Bradshaw – served as co-chairs for the event, alongside BHNS staff including Micki Rowaan, development...

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Stories of BHCA’s Past, Beacon Award, Elections at Annual Meeting

Historian Robert Allison will kick off the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s 90th Anniversary year-long celebration at its May 21 Annual Meeting with an engaging talk on “90 Years of Civic Engagement on Beacon Hill.” Allison holds both a MA and a Ph.D. in History from Harvard University, chairs the history department at Suffolk University,...

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Councilor Arroyo Exploring Citywide Public Recycling On-the-go Program

In an effort to expand recycling in the city, City Councilor at-Large Felix G. Arroyo has introduced a hearing order to look into ways to provide public recycling bins on Boston’s streets at no cost to the city. “Introducing recycling bins to our streets, gives our residents and visitors an opportunity to recycle on-the-go,”...

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Captain Thomas Lee to Appear at Police ‘Meet and Greet’

May 2, 2012
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Captain Thomas Lee to Appear at Police ‘Meet and Greet’

Neighbors will have a chance to introduce themselves to Captain Thomas Lee of Area A-1 on May 17 when the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Safety Committee sponsors a police “meet-and-greet” at the Firehouse. A 30-year veteran of the Boston Police Department (BPD), Lee took over the captain’s post in March after his predecessor,...

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Residents Make Beacon Hill Shine

Residents Make Beacon Hill Shine

The Neighborhood Spring Clean Up Day, sponsored Saturday by the Beacon Hill Civic Association in conjunction with Boston Shines, featured several special projects this year. Both the Myrtle Street Playground and the Phillips Street Playground received a fresh load of mulch, which volunteers – including hard-working Suffolk University students – spread among the flowers...

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Angelina and Me

I can’t remember when I first took note of Angelina Jolie, but it was probably when I was flipping through magazines at a hair or nail salon, since that’s where Angelina magazines reside. I gradually became aware that she had supposedly stolen another actress’s husband, that the husband was Brad Pitt, that Angelina and...

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