Public Garden Rated Among Top Parks

Readers using the TripAdvisor Web site have just ranked the top 10 public parks in the United States, and the Boston Public Garden is ranked seventh. The site has posted some of the comments made by those who participated in the survey and the comments about the Public Garden include: “a gorgeous setting”; “very...

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Zoning & Licensing Meets Weds.

Due to the July Fourth Holiday the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning & Licensing Committee has delayed their July meeting until, tomorrow, July 10. The Zoning & Licensing Committee will discuss several properties that are scheduled to appear before the Zoning Board of Appeals in late July. The details on these properties and projects...

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Police Briefs 07-09-2013

Larceny in a Building 06/25/13 – A Charles Street boutique employee reported at around 5:17p.m., an unknown female suspect removed the employee’s iPhone from the cash register counter and left the store. Incidents June 25 15 Pinckney St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 53 Charles St.        - Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over...

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Downtown North Association (DNA) Annual Meeting

Downtown North Association (DNA) Annual Meeting

At the Downtown North Association (DNA) annual meeting, Mayor Thomas M. Menino (left) was presented an award for civic leadership in recognition of his efforts over the past 20 years in the neighborhood. Menino is seen receiving the award from Bob O’Brien, executive director of DNA.

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Residents Get a Sneak Preview of New Project

July 2, 2013
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Residents Get a Sneak Preview of New Project

The neighborhood got an exclusive look at the proposed redevelopment plan for the Government Center Garage at a June 24 meeting sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association. Boston-based developer HYM Investment Group LLC intends to raze major portions of the existing 11-story garage to clear the way for six new buildings, including a...

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Neighbors Invited to Harvest on the Hill

Crisp autumn air, farm-fresh foods, Beacon Hill friends and neighbors – sound good? So thought Beacon Hill residents James Houghton and Gordon Burnes, who last year enjoyed a dinner served on a Berkshire farm so much that they cooked up the idea of holding a three-course feast of locally grown and harvested foods right...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

Have fun on the holiday, but do it safely for yourself and your loved ones  Back at the turn of the 20th century, editorial writers would implore their readers to make the Fourth of July “safe and sane.” Americans, especially the young men, would use the Fourth as an excuse to go on a...

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Police Briefs 07-02-2013

Breaking and Entering – Residence 06/20/13 – At around 9:27 a.m. a Phillips Street resident reported an unknown person entered her home. The male suspect, who allegedly stole a gold wedding ring and a gold and diamond chain, fled when he saw the victim. Incidents June 19 Garden Street   – Investigate Property 44...

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Hill House LL Wraps Up Successful Season

The Hill House Majors Baseball League (ages 10-12) recently concluded another successful and fun filled season, one that continued the growth of the individual players and league itself. The season started with all four teams, the Nationals, Astros, Red Sox, and Rangers, playing a fourteen game regular season schedule on the Boston Common little...

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UClub Awards Scholarships to Three Boston Students

June 25, 2013
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UClub Awards Scholarships to Three Boston Students

On June 12,  the University Club of Boston announced the recipients of its “Future Leaders of Boston” scholarship awards.  The winners include three Boston Public High Schools graduating seniors:  Adaeze Nduaguba of the John D. O’Bryant School; Nikiander Pelari of Boston Latin Academy; and Brianna Venus of City of a Hill Charter Public School. ...

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Kingsley Montessori 6th Grade Graduation

June 25, 2013
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Kingsley Montessori 6th Grade Graduation

Alex Manioudakis tosses his cap after graduation ceremonies for the 6th grade at Kingsley Montessori on June 13.

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New Director at Vilna Shul

June 25, 2013
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Barnet Kessel has been named executive director of The Vilna Shul. Kessel, who will begin his post on July 22, brings over 24 years of business experience and exceptional leadership in the Jewish community. He is currently the vice president of commercial products at Mantua Manufacturing Company. Emily Leventhal, incoming board member and leader...

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Remembrance: Nancy Aub Gleason Longtime Hill Resident

June 25, 2013
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Nancy Aub Gleason, a longtime resident of Beacon Hill and Francestown, N.H., died of a brain hemorrhage on June 5. She was 79. Born and raised in Belmont, Mass., Mrs. Gleason was a psychiatric social worker by training and served for 20 years in that capacity at Wellesley College’s Stone Center, where she specialized...

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Don’t Forget to Vote-Today

June 25, 2013
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Today, Tuesday, June 25, 2013 is the special election to replace former US Senator John Kerry in Washington DC. The eventual winner will serve a two-year term until the regular six-year term election is held. We urge all  registered voters to make the time to get to the polls to cast a vote in...

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Even George is a Bruins Fan

June 18, 2013
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Even George is a Bruins Fan

Bruins fever is sweeping Boston. In the Public Garden, not only did George Washington have his Bruins jersey on Monday, but the Ducklings were also decked out.

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Public Meeting on New Plan for Government Ctr.Garage Set

June 18, 2013
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is currently reviewing a proposal by HYM Investment Group to build a mixed use development on the site of the Government Center Garage. As currently proposed, the project will consist of the construction of six new buildings and the reuse of a portion of the existing parking garage for car...

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BHV to Host Reception for New Residents

June 18, 2013
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Are you new to downtown Boston? Have you lived here a long time and want to make your life more interesting and engaged? Are you 50 years old or older? Do you want to remain in your neighborhood and your own home as you get older? Have you heard about this thing called Beacon...

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Bina-Seibel Returns from Iranian Visit

June 18, 2013
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Upon returning from a recent trip to Iran, Lala Rokh restaurateur Azita Bina-Seibel sat down with the hosts of WBUR’s “Here & Now” radio show last week to discuss her first trip to her native land in half a decade. “I’m even more energized now after not being there for five years,” said Bina-Seibel,...

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West End’s Most Famous Resident Comes Home

June 18, 2013
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Acclaimed actor, author and photographer Leonard Nimoy recently returned to the West End, where he grew up last week. Traveling with his son, Adam, Nimoy visited the West End Museum to shoot footage for a family film and view the current exhibit of photographs from Jules Aarons. According to museum curator Duane Lucia, Nimoy...

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Police Briefs 06-18-2013

June 18, 2013
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Breaking and Entering – Non-Residence 06/04/13  – A Charles Street boutique reports unknown person(s) broke into the store and removed numerous purses and handbags at around 2 a.m. Incidents June 4 103 Charles St.  – Breaking and Entering, Non-Residence, Night – Force June 6 158 Cambridge St. – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene...

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A Literary Honor: Hill Author, Shelly Dickson Carr’s Debut Novel Named Best First Book

June 11, 2013
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A Literary Honor: Hill Author, Shelly Dickson Carr’s Debut Novel Named Best First Book

Beacon Hill resident and writer Shelly Dickson Carr’s debut novel “Ripped: a Jack the Ripper Time-Travel Thriller” was named Best First Book (YA Fiction) at the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Awards last month in New York City. Held at the Astor Ballroom in Times Square, the awards ceremony kicked off Book Expo...

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Eye and Ear Seeks Public Support as It Eyes Expansion for Campus

June 11, 2013
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Massachusetts Ear and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) is seeking the public’s support in securing the state legislation necessary for the proposed expansion of its Boston campus. According to hospital officials, MEEI intends to partner with Meridiam Infrastructure of New York City to build a six-level, approximately 1,000-space garage beneath two at-grade parking lots that the...

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Police Release Video of Man Wanted for Questioning in May 30 Sexual Assault

June 11, 2013
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The Boston Police Department have released a new video and still photos of an individual wanted for questioning in connection to a sexual assault that occurred on Beacon Hill on Thursday, May 30. The video is viewable at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOn3ekALkiM&feature=youtu.be. At about 2:15 p.m., on, May 30, police responded to a call for a sexual...

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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Gives Green Light to New Shop

June 11, 2013
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A gourmet sandwich shop came one step closer to opening on Charles Street on Wednesday when the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted not to oppose granting the necessary permits and variances to the prospective restaurateur. At that time, the applicant outlined his proposal to convert an approximately 500 square-foot...

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