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Open House for Chestnut St. Project

August 7, 2013
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A community open house on the proposed redevelopment plans for 124 Chestnut St. will take place at the Thayer Room at Hampshire House, located at 84 Beacon St., on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. An informational presentation on the project takes place at 6:30 p.m., and refreshments will be served. Visit...

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FOPG Offer Tour of Brewer Plaza

July 30, 2013
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FOPG Offer Tour of Brewer Plaza

Friends of the Public Garden is offering the public a tour of its $4 million renovation of the Brewer Fountain Plaza on the Boston Common on Thursday, Aug. 1, beginning at 4 p.m. “This is an opportunity for residents, neighbors and visitors to learn about the transformative project at southeast corner of Common, which...

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BHAC Denies Front Design at 124 Chestnut St.

July 30, 2013
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BHAC Denies  Front Design at 124 Chestnut St.

The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission denied the front-elevation design for a single-family house at 124 Chestnut St. without prejudice at its July 18 hearing, “with direction that the degree of replication be determined for design of the new building,” according to William Young, the city’s assistant director for historic districts. “The Commission directed only...

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Strike Out Cancer

July 23, 2013
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Strike Out Cancer

From left: Beacon Hill resident and Jimmy Fund Clinic patient Bennett Olson, 9, with his mom and dad, Noelle Champoux-Olson and Ken Olson, and his sister, Lilly Olson, 11, hang out with Wally at Fenway Park during the “Strike Out Cancer” with the Jimmy Fund Rally. From July 24 through Aug. 7, customers at...

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New Photo of Suspect in Sexual Assault Released

July 23, 2013
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New  Photo of Suspect in Sexual Assault Released

Boston Police have released new photos of a man they think is responsible for the last sexual assault in Beacon Hill and could be connected to other similar assaults that have been occurring in the neighborhood since the spring. Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect wanted for the most...

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New Executive Director at Hill House Starts

July 23, 2013
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The Hill House Community Center recently appointed Lauren Hoops-Schmieg as their new executive director, so we decided to sit down with Lauren in order to find out more about her past experiences as well as her future plans for Hill House. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she earned a B.A....

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Young Friends to Hold Workshop on Healthier Lifestyle

July 23, 2013
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A healthful lifestyle is easier than you might think, and on July 30th you will find out why at the Beacon Hill Civic Association Young Friend’s Health & Exercise Event! The staff from Fitness Together will be at 74 Joy Street to guide members of the Beacon Hill community down the path to better...

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Window Washing, the Musical

July 18, 2013
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Window Washing, the Musical

These three window washers displayed a rhythm and seemed to be choreographed as they worked at 360 Newbury Street.

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Star-Spangled Window Box at the Historic Charles Street Station Post Office

Star-Spangled Window Box at the Historic Charles Street Station Post Office

Susan Birkett, a resident of Charles River Square and a member of the Beacon Hill Garden Club, created a star-spangled window box in honor of Independence Day at the historic Charles Street Station post office. Beacon Hill Garden Club mem­bers, especially Birkett, regularly plant the window box, and the post office staff maintains it.

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Locals Graduate from BLS

Locals Graduate from BLS

Beacon Hill residents Emma Turner and Andrew Zick graduated from Boston Latin School (BLS) on June 10. Turner was a member of the Boston Latin School girls varsi­ty soccer team and the National Honor Society. During the BLS Prize Ceremony, she was awarded The Roy E. Larson Scholarship. Turner is a graduate of The...

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