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When Will DeLuca’s Market Reopen?

July 26, 2011
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When Will DeLuca’s Market Reopen?

It was on July 8 last year that a basement electrical fire closed DeLuca’s Market, the grocery store that Beacon Hillers have loved or hated, sometimes at the same time, for more than 100 years. The market is still not open, and Virgil Aiello, whose uncle started the market and who owns it now...

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City Bike Czar Confident Hubway Program will include Hill Stations

July 26, 2011
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Following an 11th-hour meeting with the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Traffic and Parking Committee Thursday, Boston bike czar Nicole Freedman said she is confident that New Balance Hubway will include stations in and around the neighborhood when the city’s bike share program gets underway today. “Everyone wants to see the system come to...

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Public Gets First Look at Government Center Garage Redevelopment Plans

July 26, 2011
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The public got its first look at the redevelopment plans for the Government Center Garage during an Impact Advisory Group working session meeting at City Hall last week. HYM Investment Group LLC – a firm headed by former Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Director Thomas O’Brien – has proposed building a seven-building complex of retail,...

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BHCA Requests Removal of Synthetic Material from Mt. Vernon St. Tree-pits in Fall

July 19, 2011
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BHCA Requests Removal of Synthetic Material from Mt. Vernon St. Tree-pits in Fall

The Beacon Hill Civic Association is asking the city to remove a synthetic, porous material from tree-pits on Mt. Vernon Street this fall. “We request the removal of the new material from the two tree pits at 91 Mt. Vernon, on the corner of Louisburg Square, as soon as it is deemed safe by...

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First Golden Brooms Awarded

July 19, 2011
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First Golden Brooms Awarded

Jack and Mary Fitzgerald of Irving Street and Anna’s Taqueria of Cambridge Street were presented with the first Golden Broom Awards by the Beacon Hill Civic Association at a ceremony held last week on Charles Street. “We are all here because we care about our neighborhood,” said Mayor Thomas Menino, who presented the awards....

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Blackstone’s Presents ‘the Last Shepard and Tales of the Tenth Ornament’

July 19, 2011
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“The Last Shepard and Tales of the Tenth Ornament” is a timely Christmas tale about faith and hope. On Christmas Eve a young and cynical Boston reporter is sent to cover the demolition of Blackstone’s, a small store in Boston’s Beacon Hill, and to investigate the unexpected death of its owner, Jack Shepard. Though at...

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Cast Your Ballot for Hill Child’s Tie Design

July 12, 2011
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Cast Your Ballot for Hill Child’s Tie Design

Beacon Hill resident Daniel Bittner was selected by Vineyard Vines as one of the top 10 finalists for the “Design a Tie for Dad” contest. The 7-year-old’s “Doctor Dad” tie was selected from hundreds of other applicants. The winning tie design will be made into a tie and sold at Vineyard Vine stores and...

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BLO Launches ‘Breaking Down Barriers’ Initiative to Welcome People with Disabilities to Summer Concerts

July 12, 2011
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The board of trustees and overseers of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra recently announces a new initiative for its 2011 season entitled “Breaking Down Barriers” designed to remove barriers for people with visual, hearing and mobility disabilities to attend its concerts. “Boston Landmarks Orchestra is serious about making great music accessible to everyone,” said Charles...

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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee Votes not to Oppose Two Modified Proposals

July 12, 2011
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday not to oppose modified versions of two proposals it had previously vetted last month. The owners of a single-family townhouse at 3 Spruce St. and 5-7 Spruce Court – two adjacent single-family townhouses being converted into one single-family residence – have jointly...

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Cooling off at Beacon Hill Nursery School

Cooling off at Beacon Hill Nursery School

The hot summer days have finally arrived in Boston, but the campers at Beacon Hill Nursery School (BHNS) are enjoying some cool wet fun in the school’s newly renovated back playground. This new outdoor natural playscape is a perfect opportunity for your child to watch a piece of nature change through the season –...

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