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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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Lions Keep Mass. Eye and Ear Pediatrics ‘hopping’

Lions Keep Mass. Eye and Ear Pediatrics ‘hopping’

Things were hopping last week at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary when the Boston Host Lions stopped in to donate $1,250 and lots of cute stuffed animals to the hospital’s pediatric department.          The Lions raised the money from sales at their annual “Bunnies for Babies” fundraiser, where they sold chocolate bunnies earlier...

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Area A-1 Sees 16-percent Reduction in Violent and Property Crimes in ‘11

July 8, 2011
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Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and downtown, has experienced a 16-percent reduction in violent and property crimes to date in 2011, compared with last year, Boston police said. Between Jan. 1 and June 26, 1,277 incidents of Part One crime were reported as opposed to 1,528 in the same timeframe in...

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‘Fighter’ Micky Ward helps Combat Blindness at Mass. Eye and Ear Golf Tournament

June 28, 2011
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‘Fighter’ Micky Ward helps Combat Blindness at Mass. Eye and Ear Golf Tournament

Boxer Micky Ward, inspiration for the hit 2010 movie “The Fighter,” helped raise funds to fight blindness and hearing loss at Massachusetts Eye and Ear’s Third Annual Golf Classic at the Weston Golf Club on June 20. This tournament was the hospital’s most successful tournament to date, raising $264,150 to support the hospital’s mission....

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