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The 16th Annual Beacon Hill Holiday Fine Art & Craft Sale Starts Nov 17

November 2, 2018
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On the weekend before Thanksgiving local visual artists and fine artisans will sell a variety of hand-crafted holiday gift items at Hill House, 127 Mt. Vernon Street (the old Firehouse).  10 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days. The annual event provides a unique holiday shopping experience, offering one-of-a-kind jewelry, ceramics, photography, handmade baby items...
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Two-Part Program Highlights Traditional Turkish Music, Cuisine and Culture

November 2, 2018
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In partnership with the Beacon Hill Civic Association, the Beacon Hill Friends House, located at 6 Chestnut St., presents “East of the Sun, West of the Moon” – a two-part program highlighting traditional Turkish music, cuisine and culture – on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Featured musicians include CerenTurkmenoglu (violin, voice...
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Upstairs Downstairs Antiques Sponsors Artists’ Reception

November 2, 2018
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Upstairs Downstairs Antiques on Charles Street feted local artists during a festive reception on the evening of Oct. 20. Featured talent included Andrea Guay, Niki Farrell, John Young, Robert Douglas Hunter, Marcia Corey, Nancy O’Hearn and Pearl McCarthy, as well as William Cloutman, Cate Hunter Kashem and Liz Hunter – an artist and former...
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Bridburg of GrubStreet to Speak at BHWF

November 2, 2018
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Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHFW) will welcome Eve Bridburg, Founder and Executive Director of GrubStreet on Tuesday, November 13, at the Hampshire House.  Cocktail mingling hour will start at 6 p.m, followed by Bridburg’s talk, “Grubstreet: A National Literary Powerhouse and Connected Writing Community” beginning at 6:45 p.m sharp. Named among Boston Magazine’s “50...
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Millennium Partners Break Ground on Winthrop Center

November 2, 2018
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Millennium Partners broke ground Wednesday, Oct. 24, on the approximately $1.35 billion Winthrop Center, which at 691-feet will be the fourth tallest building in the city and the tallest structure in Downtown Crossing when it opens in 2022. The skyscraper will be erected on the site of a former city-owned garage in Winthrop Square,...
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Havana Nights

October 26, 2018
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Havana Nights

Mario Signore spins a chip at the roulette table and is feeling lucky during the Hill House’s Havana Nights fundraiser on Friday night, Oct. 19, at the new City Winery in Haymarket. The night featured charity gaming and tons of fun in a wonderful Caribbean setting – and a little bit of luck as...
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Architectural Commission Approves Same Sign for Two Charles St Locations

October 26, 2018
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission faced an unusual quandary at City Hall during its Oct. 18 hearing when an applicant proposed installing two identical signs at storefronts only two doors apart at 122 and 126 Charles St., respectively. Amanda Pratt of Salon intends to add two wood-blade signs made from Spanish cedar and measuring...
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City Council Holds Hearing Regarding Dockless Mobility and Electric Scooters

October 26, 2018
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Dockless scooters are a big question mark in Boston, but the City Council is trying straighten that punctuation into an exclamation point. The City Council Committee on Planning, Development, and Transportation, chaired by Councilor Michelle Wu, held a hearing on Oct. 15 regarding dockless mobility and electric scooters in the City of Boston, indicating...
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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

October 26, 2018
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October and November are busy months for the BHCA as we get ready for the holidays. Mark your calendars and join us in these special community activities! Halloween on the Hill, Wednesday, October 31, 4:30-8 p.m. We have secured Street Closing permits from the City for Halloween on the Hill, an annual tradition that...
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Neighborhood Roundup

October 26, 2018
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Friends of the        West End Branch annual meeting The Friends of the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library will hold its annual meeting at the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 151 Cambridge St., on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)...
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