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Peaceful Places Around Boston

How many tranquil places can you name in Boston? Back Bay resident, Lynn Schweikart can tell you about dozens. In fact, she does in her book, Peaceful Places Boston: 121 Tranquil Sites in the City and Beyond. Seeing with Fresh Eyes Schweikart has a gift for finding words that make you look at a...

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Captain Tom Lee Joins BHCA Safety Committee for First Time

May 23, 2012
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Captain Tom Lee Joins BHCA Safety Committee for First Time

After taking over the command of Area A-1 in March, Captain Tom Lee made his first appearance at a quarterly meeting of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Safety Committee Thursday. Lee, a 30-year veteran of the Boston Police Department (BPD), joined Sgt. Tom Lema, Safety Committee Chair Paula O’Keeffe and around 25 neighborhood...

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Sharon Malt Honored with Beacon Award

Sharon Malt Honored with Beacon Award

Twenty-two years ago Sharon Malt made the decision to devote her time and skills to non-profits rather than to continue her career in marketing. It was a decision that benefitted so many cultural, environmental and horticultural organizations both on and beyond Beacon Hill that last night she was presented with the sixteenth annual Beacon...

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Public Input Sought Regarding Proposed Charlesgate: Greenway Path Linking Emerald Necklace to Esplanade

May 15, 2012
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Community input is being sought as a long anticipated public-private partnership gets underway to design the possible first step in reclaiming a pedestrian and bicycle route between the Emerald Necklace and Charles River Esplanade displaced by highway construction a half century ago. The Lawrence and Lillian Solomon Foundation, in partnership with the Department of...

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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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