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Window Box Contest Recognizes Neighborhood’s ‘green Thumbs’

October 16, 2012
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One of the most prominent features of Beacon Hill, besides the ornate architecture and leaded glass windows, is the radiant flowers, shrubbery and trees of every color and shape that embellish the brick sidewalks so elegantly. The Beacon Hill Civic Association and the Beacon Hill Garden Club celebrated their 54th Annual Window Box Contest...

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Public Invited to Oct. 16 Meeting on Park St. School’s Proposed Expansion

October 16, 2012
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) will join Park Street School officials Oct. 16 for an informal meeting to vet the school’s proposed expansion into the adjacent building at 124 Chestnut St. The school, located at 67 Brimmer St., intends to purchase and renovate the adjoining residential building to “provide more space for current...

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Walz Joins National Task Force to Forge Consensus on School Disciplinary Policies

October 16, 2012
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State Rep. Marty Walz recently joined with more than 100 policymakers, national experts, educators, law enforcement and court officials, students, parents and other stakeholders committed to improving school disciplinary policies. The diverse, bipartisan national group, convened by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, commenced work on recommendations for approaches to school discipline...

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St. Cecilia’s Parish Honored with Preservation Achievement Award

October 9, 2012
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St. Cecilia’s Parish Honored with Preservation Achievement Award

St. Cecilia’s Parish received an award for Rehabilitation/Restoration of a Religious Property during the October 3rd, 2012 Preservation Achievement Awards.  Pastor Reverend John Unni proudly accepted the certificate from the Boston Preservation Alliance at the Paramount Center, Boston. During the rehabilitation, the Parish House was demolished, but the original foundation was preserved. The interior...

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Collections Inventory Commences at the Nichols House Museum

October 9, 2012
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Collections Inventory Commences at the Nichols House Museum

An important part of a museum’s mission is to preserve its collection, whether it be of fine art or dinosaur bones, for future generations’ study and enjoyment. This month, the Nichols House Museum began an important part of the ongoing preservation process—the collection inventory. Led by Assistant to the Director Ashley Jahrling and Boston-area...

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Greening Your Historic Home

October 9, 2012
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Greening Your Historic Home

For many people, “going green” sounds like a tedious chore which requires plenty of out-of-pocket expenses. Fortunately, it’s a lot easier than it sounds and every small effort makes a difference. One of the first steps towards a cleaner, safer planet starts at home. If you’ve ever wished to maintain your historic Beacon Hill...

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Meet Local Police at the Firehouse Next Week

October 9, 2012
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Beacon Hill residents are again invited to make the acquaintance of local law enforcement at another informal “meet and greet” sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Safety Committee. “It’s a chance to get to know everyone in the neighborhood,” Captain Tom Lee. “I’m sure they’ll have concerns, and that’s why I’m doing...

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Moon Dance Gala

October 2, 2012
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Moon Dance Gala

More than 400 people attended The Esplanade Association’s Moon Dance Gala on Saturday night. The event took place under a tent on the Esplanade.

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Plans Underway for BHCA Winter Dance

October 2, 2012
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Plans Underway for BHCA Winter Dance

It was early afternoon on Mt. Vernon St., following an early snowstorm. The leaves had not yet shivered off the branches and onto the quiet road, which was covered in mountains of snow. In front of Suffolk Law School was a puddle that pooled into a dip in the cobblestones. This seldom publicized image...

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Beacon Hill Sees Drop in Crime

October 2, 2012
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Beacon Hill has seen a 15-percent decrease in violent and property crimes to date in 2012, compared with the same timeframe last year, according to Boston Police. Between January and August of this year, 143 incidents of Part One crime were reported in the neighborhood as opposed to 179 in 2011. No homicides were...

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