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BHCA Winter Gala Feb. 1

January 14, 2014
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BHCA Winter Gala Feb. 1

Join friends and neighbors to celebrate 92 years of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) and the special neighborhood we all call home at the BHCA’s 42nd Annual Winter Gala, There Is No Place Like Home, Saturday, February 1, 2014. This year’s Gala promises to be like none other!  The BHCA is bringing the...

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Green Living On Beacon Hill

January 14, 2014
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The Beacon Hill community loves its historic gas lamps, brick sidewalks, 18- and 19th century homes and neighborly feel. For decades it has worked to preserve and maintain them. But the community also wants to stay current with the best green practices and technological advances. For that reason, it aspired to integrate green living...

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New England Weather

January 7, 2014
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New England Weather

The Mark Twain adage, “if you don’t like the weather now in New England, just wait a few ominutes,” certainly seems apt as the frigid tempertaures and blizzard on Thursday and Friday gave way to rain on Monday with temperatures making it to the 50′s. But fear not, for the rest of the week...

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Deadline Is Weds. For Beautify Beacon Hill

January 7, 2014
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Tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 8, is the deadline to submit photos of winter window and garden displays for consideration in the first seasonal installment of the “Beautify Beacon Hill Awards.” “We’re trying to get people to decorate throughout the year,” said MaryLee Halpin, executive director of the Beacon Hill Civic Association. “Our hope is that...

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Maeve Westover Closes Career For Newton Country Day Track

January 7, 2014
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Mount Vernon Street resident Maeve Westover, senior co-captain of Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart varsity cross-country team, closed her four-year career hoisting Eastern Independent League and New England Championship trophies. Westover’s team swept the season with a 16-0 overall and a 10-0 league record highlighted with four perfect meets. Westover, who...

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2013 Recorded Many Changes

December 31, 2013
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2013 Recorded Many Changes

On Jan. 7, City Councilor at-Large Stephen Murphy was unanimously nominated by the council to serve another two-year term as its president and appointed District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina to serve as its vice president for the same duration. On Jan. 31, the popular Mexican eatery Villa Mexico Café closed its location at...

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Building Boom in Beacon Hill’s Backyard at Jan 7 Women’s Forum

December 31, 2013
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Building Boom in Beacon Hill’s Backyard at Jan 7 Women’s Forum

The city’s first director of business development at the Boston Redevelopment Authority will talk about exciting new projects planned for the city of Boston at the January 7 meeting of the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum, an organization formed last May to connect and inspire neighborhood women. A leader in both the city and in...

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BHAC Rejects DPW Plan for ADA – Accessible Ramps

December 31, 2013
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A public hearing was held before the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission (“BHAC”) on Thursday, Dec. 19, on the Boston Department of Public Works’ (“DPW”) proposal to use poured cement and plastic tactile warning panels in hundreds of wheelchair-accessible sidewalk curb cuts that the DPW is planning to construct over the coming years throughout Beacon...

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McWhinney-morse Receives National Recognition Award

December 24, 2013
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McWhinney-morse Receives National Recognition Award

Susan McWhinney-Morse, one of the founders of the Beacon Hill Village, has been honored nationally for her leadership in the ‘aging in place’ movement that is rapidly spreading across the country and abroad. At the Fifth Annual National Conference for Villages held mid-November in St Louis, McWhinney-Morse was presented with the first Beacon Award...

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Charles St. Storefronts Were Full of Holiday Cheer

December 24, 2013
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Charles St. Storefronts Were Full of Holiday Cheer

Neighborhood merchants rose to the occasion for the Charles Street First Annual Holiday Storefront Decorating Contest on Dec. 12, even outdoing their lavish seasonal window displays of past years. “The stores did a great job on the street anyways, and we just added friendly competition,” said John Corey, chair of the Beacon Hill Civic...

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