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‘Antiques Roadshow’ Appraiser Views Rare Piece in Nichols House Museum Collection

October 11, 2011
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‘Antiques Roadshow’ Appraiser Views Rare Piece in Nichols House Museum Collection

Leigh Keno – an American antiques expert, author and on-air furniture appraiser for the PBS series “Antiques Roadshow”- was on hand at the Nichols House Museum last Tuesday to view a rare piece in its collection. Keno came to see a painted pier table crafted by famed cabinet-makers John and Thomas Seymour that Robert...

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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee Vote Not to Oppose Variance for 3 Sentry Place

October 11, 2011
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee unanimously voted Wednesday not to oppose a Floor Area Ratio (FAR) variance requested by the homeowner of 3 Sentry Place on the conditions that the applicant reach an agreement with abutters on the design of a proposed head-house and enter into a “good neighbor”...

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Meeting House Square Proposal Meets with Less Than Enthusiastic Response

October 4, 2011
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Meeting House Square Proposal Meets with Less Than Enthusiastic Response

Meeting House Square plans met with a less than enthusiastic response from the standing-room crowd at Hill House last Tuesday during the first public meeting to vet the proposal. The Joint Charles Street Committee, co-chaired by Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) board member John Corey and Beacon Hill Business Association (BHBA) President Susan Symonds,...

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Lush and Lovely

September 27, 2011
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Lush and Lovely

This side garden on Chestnut Street beckons to passersby with its inviting pathways, ivy covered walls, and splashes of yellow. (Penny Cherubino photo.)  

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Mayor to Reopen the Myrtle Street Playground on Oct. 5

September 27, 2011
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Mayor to Reopen the Myrtle Street Playground on Oct. 5

Mayor Thomas M. Menino will join Beacon Hill residents to unveil more than $75,000 in improvements to the Myrtle Street Playground on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 5 p.m. Improvements to the park located at 50 Myrtle St. included removing the existing sand and wood chips and installing rubber surfacing in the play areas.  In...

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Hill Business Owner Serves Alongside Celebrity Chefs at Men of Boston

September 27, 2011
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Hill Business Owner Serves Alongside Celebrity Chefs at Men of Boston

Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester held its 14th annual “Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health,” on Sept. 22. The event featured celebrity chefs, such as New England Patriot’s defensive lineman, Vince Wilfork, CNN’s John King and Gov. Deval Patrick, who cooked alongside Boston-area talent, like chef Tony Bettencourt of 62 Restaurant &...

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Safety in These Numbers: Area A-1 Sees a Big Reduction in Violent and Property Crimes

September 27, 2011
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Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and downtown, has experienced an approximately 18-percent reduction in violent and property crimes to date as opposed to last year, according to Boston Police. Between Jan. 1 and Sept. 18 of this year, 1,976 incidents of Part One crime were reported, compared with 2,397 during the...

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Block Party

September 20, 2011
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Block Party

Sami Norton makes spin art at the Spruce Street Nursery School table during the Beacon Hill Civic Association Block Party. MORE PHOTOS, PAGE 16. (Christine Cloutier photo).

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Advent School Celebrates 50th with Tree Planting in Public Garden

September 20, 2011
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Advent School Celebrates 50th with Tree Planting in Public Garden

The Advent School planted a Princeton Elm tree in the Public Garden Wednesday to commemorate the opening of the school 50 years ago. The event marked the golden anniversary of the first school day – Sept. 14, 1961 – and included 213 first- through six-graders, faculty members, and representatives of the non-profit Friends of...

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BHCA Board Votes to Fund Project Place

September 20, 2011
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The Beacon Hill Civic Assoc-iation (BHCA) board of directors voted unanimously last week to use the general fund to underwrite its share of the Project Place program for the upcoming year. Through a partnership with the Beacon Hill Business Association (BHBA), the BHBA contracted the Boston non-profit Project Place to provide a supervisor and...

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