Shapiro to Be Keynote Speaker at BHCA Meeting

Barbara Shapiro will speak at the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s (BHCA) 91st Annual Meeting on May 20 with an engaging talk about her widely acclaimed novel, The Art Forger.  Shapiro’s latest book is a literary thriller about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist that spans three centuries of forgers, art thieves, and obsessive collectors,...

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Not to Be Missed

Living on the Hill, the small size of private outdoor spaces is very noticeable. The South End has many public squares that residents tend as their front yards.  Back Bay has many homes with small front yards and the Commonwealth Mall which is lined with trees and shrubs.  With very few exceptions, we do...

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Police Briefs 05-14-2013

Drugs – Possession of a Class D Substance (Marijuana) 05/01/13 – A male suspect was walking on Charles Street near Mt. Vernon Street at around 6 p.m., at which time a police officer performing a paid detail in the area noticed a plastic bag in the suspect’s mouth containing marijuana. The suspect was stopped...

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Hill House Backyard Dash

Hill House Backyard Dash

Laura from KIND shares some healthy snacks with GOTR participants Dr. Deb Bean and Violet stop by for a photo op.

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Shop Local Movement Underway

May 8, 2013
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) partnered with the Beacon Hill Business Association (BHBA) last Tuesday to co-sponsor a presentation at Hampshire House on the Shop Local movement, which promotes the hidden benefits of patronizing locally owned businesses and purchasing locally sourced goods. Moxie owner Karen Fabbri moderated a panel discussion, including Blackstone’s of...

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Soiree en Blanc Set for May 31

The Beacon Hill Civic Association Young Friends invite you to attend the Third Annual Soirée en Blanc on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Union Club, 8 Park Street. Come out and kick-off the summer with your Beacon Hill neighbors of all ages. Enjoy live music, cocktails, hors...

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TEA to hold Annual Meeting on May 7

The Esplanade Association (TEA) will host its 12th annual meeting at the Hampshire House, 84 Beacon St. in Boston, On Tuesday, May 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. The meeting will highlight the work done by The Esplanade Association over the past year, as well as discus future goals and projects. Some of this...

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75 on Cambridge Slated to Open at Former Grampy’s Gas Station Site

May 8, 2013
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75 on Cambridge – the newest addition to the burgeoning 75 Chestnut restaurant chain – is slated to open on the former site of Grampy’s gas station at 209 Cambridge St. in the fall of 2014. “It gives us an opportunity to take this emerging brand we have to other side of Beacon Hill...

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Police Briefs 05-08-2013

Breaking and Entering – Residence 04/24/13 – A Phillips Street resident reported unknown person(s) entered her apartment between 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. There were no signs forced entry, and jewelry, binoculars, laptop, camera and keys were removed from the residence. Breaking and Entering – Residence  04/29/13  – A Phillips Street resident reported unknown...

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Beacon Hill Shines

Beacon Hill Shines

The Annual Boston Shines Cleanup was held on Saturday. Volunteers took time to give many streets on Beacon Hill a thorough sweeping of the winter’s dirt and sand. In the above photo volunteers gave some much needed TLC at Phillips Street Playground.

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Hearing Set on West Cedar St. Shed Dormer

On May 1, the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning & Licensing Committee will meet to discuss the proposed addition of a shed dormer to 5 West Cedar Street.  The proposed scope of work is to add a 12-foot wide shed dormer to the garden courtyard (southfacing) side of the existing gable roof and replace...

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Input Sought for Types of Businesses Here

The Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Retail Vacancy Task Force’s mission is to identify types of stores and businesses the residents want and that will complement the existing retail mix, and then encourage such businesses to open a location in Beacon Hill as vacancies occur. Almost 400 people have already completed the survey that lets the task...

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State Rep. Candidates Discuss City’s Biggest Challenges, Issues

May 1, 2013
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Two Democratic candidates vying for the state representative seat vacated by Marty Walz discussed their views on the city’s biggest challenges and issues when they faced off in a debate at the First Church in Boston last Tuesday. Josh Dawson, a 30-year-old Back Bay resident who previously served as executive director of State Treasurer...

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Forum Set for State Rep. Candidates

On Tuesday, May 7,   beginning at  6:30 pm, the Beacon Hill Civic Association, the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay, the Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association and the West End Civic Association will present a State Representative Candidates Forum for the 8th Suffolk District, which is made up of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and the West End...

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Annual Duckling Day Parade, May 12

The Friends of the Public Garden will celebrate Mother’s Day with Boston-area families during its annual “Duckling Day” parade on Sunday, May 12.  Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Parkman Bandstand in the Boston Common, and the parade will begin at noon. Based on the children’s classic “Make Way for Ducklings” by...

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Police Briefs 04-30-2013

Incidents April 17 16 Hancock St. – Towed Motor Vehicle April 19 77 Charles St – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person April 20 37 Branch St. – Towed Motor Vehicle Mt. Vernon Street – Investigate Property April 21 34 Mt. Vernon St. – Investigate Person 58 Myrtle St. – Investigate Person Beacon Street – Property –...

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Meals and Snacks Throughout the Week

April 23, 2013
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Meals and Snacks Throughout the Week

This group of Boston Police officers were carrying their lunches in the Boston Public Garden. Area restaurants and food trucks have been treating first responders to meals and snacks throughout the week.

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Local ‘Run for the Roses’ Starts April 25

April 23, 2013
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Local ‘Run for the Roses’ Starts April 25

Beginning April 25 through May 4, The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) is joining forces with five neighborhood businesses to pay homage to The Kentucky Derby by providing their own “Run for the Roses”.  This event will encourage locals to explore the neighborhood and learn more about the unique partnership between the BHCA and...

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Marathon Flags

April 23, 2013
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Marathon Flags

Boston Marathon flags remained aloft this week, flying from the steeple of the Old South Church in Copley Square.

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Local Group Sees New School as First Step

April 23, 2013
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Downtown Schools for Boston has welcomed the news of the city’s plans to open a new public elementary school at 585 Commercial St. in September of 2016, but the recently established group of families, residents and supporters views the announcement as merely an important step on a long journey. “The school helps the Back...

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Neighborhood Cleanup is Sat.

April 23, 2013
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In conjunction with “Boston Shines” – the city’s annual spring cleanup – the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) and the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) are organizing volunteer efforts to beautify their respective neighborhoods on Saturday. The BHCA Streets and Sidewalks Committee asks interested citizens to take part in the Hill cleanup...

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Beacon Hill Womens’ Forum Kicks off May 6

April 23, 2013
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All neighborhood women are invited to attend the launch of the Beacon Hill Womens Forum, a group designed to bring local women together on a monthly basis. The initial meeting, which will take place on Monday, May 6, at the Hampshire House, kicks off at 6:00 pm with a cocktail reception in the library....

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A Despicable Act an Unspeakable Tragedy

April 23, 2013
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Perhaps I am still in sense of shock as the details and the reality of the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday sink into my mind. One is almost immune when one hears about civilian targeted  bombs exploding in those places of unrest like the Middle East or Africa....

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Police Briefs 04-23-2013

April 23, 2013
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 04/12/13 – A Chestnut Street resident reported the lock on the front door to his apartment isn’t working properly, and unknown person(s) entered his home between 1 and 3 p.m. and removed an iPad and a laptop. Detectives were scheduled to follow up on the report. Incidents April 10...

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