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BHCA Safety Committee to Welcome Police at Informal ‘Meet and Greet’

October 18, 2011
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BHCA Safety Committee to Welcome Police at Informal ‘Meet and Greet’

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Safety Committee will again welcome police at an informal “meet and greet” later this month, allowing residents the opportunity to talk with local law enforcement. Captain Bernie O’Rourke and Sgt. Tom Lema, both of Boston Police Area A-1, are expected to join Safety Committee Chair Paula O’Keeffe at...

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TEA 10th Anniversary Celebration Will Be Hot, Hot, Hot!

October 18, 2011
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What better way to celebrate 10 years of achievements than to throw a big, fun dance party! The Esplanade Association (TEA) is hosting a festive evening at the lovely Royal Sonesta, which boasts a stunning panoramic view of the Esplanade, on Friday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. It might be getting chilly outside, but...

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Suffolk Students Vacate Holiday Inn

October 18, 2011
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Suffolk University has honored its agreement with the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) by vacating all students from the Holiday Inn at Blossom and Cambridge streets, according to John Nucci, the school’s vice president for government and community affairs. Suffolk began providing housing at the hotel about 10 years ago “due to overages based...

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Farmers’ Market Still Busy!

October 11, 2011
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Farmers’ Market Still Busy!

The City Hall Farmers’ Market is still going strong and will operate for six more weeks. An ever changing selection of produce, specialty foods, meat, baked goods, and flowers will arrive on City Hall Plaza each Monday and Wednesday until Thanksgiving.

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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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