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Mayfair on the Hill gets in holiday spirit with gift drive

November 23, 2010
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Mayfair on the Hill gets in holiday spirit with gift drive

With help from neighbors, Mayfair on the Hill is doing its part to make this holiday season brighter for patients at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. The salon, located at 81a West Cedar St., will hold its eighth annual gift drive for children in need on Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., featuring...

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Playspace planning

November 23, 2010
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Members of the Friends of the Esplanade Playspace were on hand at the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Parks and Public Spaces Committee meeting last week to discuss their playground proposal. The non-profit intends to build an approximately 10,000 square-foot playground for 5- to 12-year-olds a short distance from the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge on...

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Hill House launches inaugural Girls on the Run program

November 16, 2010
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Hill House launches inaugural Girls on the Run program

By John O’Hara The Hill House’s newest children’s program received a great boon recently as local sneaker manufacturer New Balance announced its desire to bestow a ten thousand dollar grant upon Girls on the Run (GOTR) of Suffolk County. GOTR, International is a renowned group, founded in North Carolina in 1996, which uses running...

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‘Taste of Alsace’ at the Colonade Hotel

November 16, 2010
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‘Taste of Alsace’ at the Colonade Hotel

Guests gathered at the Colonnade Hotel on Nov. 9 to celebrate all things French with the “Taste of Alsace.” Regional gastronomic specialties were featured from 20 of Boston’s finest restaurants, including the Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro, Sel de la Terre and Market. At left, Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro co-owner Cecilia Rait is...

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BHCA board outlines a list of aspirations for the Hill

November 16, 2010
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) board of directors voted unanimously last Monday to adopt six aspirations outlined in its community plan for the neighborhood. Michelle Vilms, a former BHCA board member and current Planning and Research Committee member, described the community plan as a “living document” that was created following interviews with more...

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Bridge repairs

November 9, 2010
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Bridge repairs

Traffic is shown flowing nicely over the Craigie Street Bridge by the Museum of Science on Saturday morning as construction crews begin to dismantle the old bridge. Saturday began a month of detours for commuters heading from Cambridge to Boston who use this route. Monday morning, first reports from the State Police indicated that...

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White Hen’s sudden departure from Cambridge Street a mystery to landlord

November 9, 2010
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White Hen’s sudden departure from Cambridge Street a mystery to landlord

The closure of the White Hen Pantry at 250 Cambridge St. last Monday came without notice and left many wondering what led to its sudden departure, including the convenience store’s longtime landlord. “We were in negotiations to renew lease, which was up on Dec. 31, when the tenant abruptly chose to...

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Victim robbed at knifepoint outside 7-Eleven

November 9, 2010
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A victim was robbed at knifepoint Wednesday night outside 7-Eleven at 66 Charles St., police said. At around 11:30 p.m., Area A-1 officers responded to the area of the convenience store for an armed-robbery report. On arrival, police spoke with a male victim, who stated he had parked his car on Chestnut Street and...

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Beacon Hill, West End voters favor Patrick and other incumbents in mid-term election

November 9, 2010
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Like voters statewide, Beacon Hill and the West End supported Gov. Deval Patrick in the mid-term election last Tuesday. According to the city’s unofficial election results, approximately 60 percent of Beacon Hill voters in Ward 3, Precinct 6 and Ward 5, Precincts 3, 4, 5 and 11 reelected the incumbent Democrat to a second...

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Saturday’s faces on Beacon Hill

November 6, 2010
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Saturday’s faces on Beacon Hill

Some of the activities on Saturday on Beacon Hill included the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s clean-up and Hill House Soccer.  In right photo from left Keeta Gilmore, Janet Terlizzi, Joe Walsh and Bob White are ready to distribute brooms, rakes and bags outside Charles Street Supply.

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