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Crime Rate Still Dropping on the Hill

November 25, 2013
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Beacon Hill has seen an approximately 18-precent decrease in violent and property crimes in 2013 since to last year. According to Boston Police, 169 Part One crimes were reported through the end of October 2013, compared with 205 during the same timeframe in 2012. No homicides were reported in either year, while one rape...

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Seeking Holiday Helpers for Decorating Days Here

November 25, 2013
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Nothing signals the beginning of the holiday season more than the annual Holiday Decorating Days sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association. It is a way to enjoy friends and neighbors while hanging 2,680 yards of laurel garlands and 2,400 red bows on Beacon Hill’s 1,100 gas lamps. Every year it takes hundreds of...

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Another Look at the Bicycle Track

November 25, 2013
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Neighborhood residents got another look at the city’s preliminary plans to install a two-way bicycle track around the Public Garden last week at a meeting sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA). Nick Jackson of Toole Design Group, a national planning, engineering and landscape architecture firm, said the concept proposes eliminating one traffic...

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Patronize Local Merchants During This Holiday Season

November 25, 2013
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Each year after we gather with friends and family to enjoy a turkey dinner and some pumpkin pie, we set our minds on the Holidays. The hustle and bustle set-in and the list of gifts and gatherings continue to grow. This year, The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) wants to remind residents to shop...

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Suffolk Univ. Officially Starts 20 Somerset

November 19, 2013
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Suffolk Univ. Officially Starts 20 Somerset

Suffolk University broke ground on a new academic building at 20 Somerset St. on Thursday. The building, designed by NBBJ architects, will provide a new academic home for Suffolk students and provide technology-enhanced instructional space for science and general study. Eight floors of the 10-story building will hold flexible classrooms designed to support active...

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Garlands and Green Event Is This Wednesday Night

November 19, 2013
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Join friends and neighbors as you ring in the holiday season at Garlands and Green: A Holiday Gathering, tomorrow Wednesday, November 20. Tom Kershaw sponsors this annual fun and festive Beacon Hill Civic Association party, that helps raise the $12,000 in funds needed to support the magical transformation of gas lamp posts on Beacon...

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‘There’s No Place like Home’ at BHCA Fundraiser

November 19, 2013
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“There’s No Place Like Home” and Beacon Hill Civic Association’s 42nd annual Winter Gala Committee invite neighbors to celebrate the historic jewel we all call home. Join the Honorary Winter Gala Committee at the Civic Association’s annual fundraiser benefiting the Beacon Hill Civic Association, as the group fetes friendship and community on Saturday, Feb....

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Hill Residents Host Benefit for National Theatre of Ireland

November 12, 2013
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Hill Residents Host Benefit for National Theatre of Ireland

Beacon Hill residents Tom and Shelly O’Neill hosted a dinner for the Abbey Theatre Foundation at Number 9 Park on Oct. 28. The Abbey Foundation supports the National Theatre of Ireland, which was founded in Dublin in 1904 to invest in and promote new Irish writers. The theatre is still a prominent presence in...

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An Aging Garden Bed Gets a Splashy Makeover

November 12, 2013
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An Aging Garden Bed Gets a Splashy Makeover

Come spring, tiny crocuses of purple, yellow and white will signal new life to an aging garden bed that had gradually tired of its work sustaining giant Elm trees nearby and plantings that had outgrown their spaces along the Boylston Street edge of the Public Garden. The installation of three new benches mark the...

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Hill Voters Back Connolly in Mayoral Election

November 12, 2013
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While registered voters citywide supported State Rep. Marty Walsh in his victorious bid to succeed Thomas M. Menino as the 54th mayor of Boston, Beacon Hill voters favored his rival candidate, City Councilor John Connolly, in last Tuesday’s municipal election. According to the city’s unofficial election results, an average of approximately 83 percent of...

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