King’s Chapel to Hold Decorating Time on Dec 3

December 1, 2017
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The King’s Chapel Parish House at 64 Beacon Street will once again be decorated with the spirit of the holidays as we welcome all families to our second floor parlor for a time of fun creation and delicious goodies including hot cocoa, coffee, tea, and an assortment of snacks. Our doors will be open...

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Beacon Gallery Opens Along Harrison Ave Creating a Warm Little Oasis Filled with Art

December 1, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In what used to be a run down office space tucked away in an underground location along Harrison Ave., in the South End, a warm oasis filled with art has taken its place, transforming the barren corner into a welcoming art gallery. The newly opened Beacon Gallery at 524B Harrison Ave....

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Police Briefs 11-28-2017

December 1, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Auto Theft 11/16/17 – The victim reported he ran into an on old friend while driving down Stuart Street at around midnight. The victim pulled over, picked up his friend and decided to book a hotel room at a Stuart Street hotel. When the victim returned to...

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Creating Homes, and Giving Thanks

December 1, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh During this time of the year, it  is not only a time to gather around the table with family, friends, and loved ones; it’s also a time to reflect on the year past and to consider all the things we have to be grateful for. I know I have...

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Remember Those in Need

December 1, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are homeless or...

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Old North Church Celebrates 20th Anniversary

December 1, 2017
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Reverend Stephen T. Ayres was recently honored by the Old North Church on his 20th anniversary as Vicar of the historical church located in the heart of the North End. He also serves as an Executive Director of the Old North Foundation, the cultural arm of the historic landmark property. Even with all his...

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Grinches are Lurking to Steal Packages

December 1, 2017
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Robbery seems to increase during the Christmas season, especially with packages being taken out of doorways and deliveries left in plain view. Residents should be aware of delivery times so that items won’t disappear, including expensive goods. Don’t kid yourself, there are plenty of grinches working out there ready to take whatever they can...

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21st Garlands & Greens Fundraiser

November 25, 2017
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21st Garlands & Greens Fundraiser

Lindy Roethlisberger, (left) Ivy A. Turner, event organizer, and Tom Kershaw, sponsor, during the 21st annual Garlands and Greens Fundraiser at the Hampshire House last week. The annual fundraiser helps to raise funds to purchase the bows and garland that decorate the Hill’s 1,100 gas lamps for the holidays. Volunteers will perform the decorations...

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The Red Wagon Celebrates 20 Years

November 25, 2017
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The Red Wagon Celebrates 20 Years

The Red Wagon celebrated it’s 20th Birthday on Thursday Nov. 16. Local shop owners stopped by to join in celebrating this milestone. There are many years of retail longevity between this group.Pictured left to right, Nina Castillion, of E.R Butler, Suzy O’Brien, of The Red Wagon, Lynne Wolverton, of Linens on the Hill, Jennifer...

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Master Plan for Boston:City Hall and Plaza Works to Revitalize Area

November 25, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The final Master Plan for re-imaging how City Hall and City Hall Plaza can be reshaped into a vibrant, civic hub has been completed, with early implementation of Phase 1 renovations set to begin soon. “It is time that we re-imagine City Hall Plaza as the thriving, healthy, innovative space that...

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BHCA Community Corner

November 25, 2017
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Public Forum on Bicycling held Nov. 16   By Suzanne Besser, BHCA President Last week the Beacon Hill Civic Association Traffic & Parking Committee looked toward the future when it turned to the Boston Cyclists Union representatives for a discussion about how to make bicycling safer in the downtown neighborhoods. “With our dense urban...

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SoWa Winter Fest Looks to Build on Successes in its Third Year

November 25, 2017
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By Seth Daniel With the chill in the air, the colored lights blinking – and even the simulated snow – the SoWa Winter Festival was a hand’s down success last year, and organizers are ready to build on that and bring the holiday shopping market and good time into the regular lexicon of Boston’s...

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Area A-1 Sees Slight Uptick in Part One Crime

November 25, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Area A-1 has seen a 2-percent increase in violent and property crime in 2017, compared to last year. According to Boston Police, 2,084 incidents of Part One crime were reported between Jan. 1 and Oct. 15 of this year in the area, which includes Beacon Hill, Chinatown Downtown and the North...

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Chris Sinclair, Local Businessman and Bistro Owner, Wins National Award

November 25, 2017
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Chris Sinclair, “owner of the beloved The Charles River Bistro, serial entrepreneur and philanthropist with countless personal and professional ties to Beacon Hill, was recently honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. Sinclair, president of The Anthem Group, which includes a local neighborhood office and...

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Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill and Hampshire House to Co-Host NYT Best-Selling Author

November 25, 2017
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Looking for a great holiday book to read or gift idea for that bookworm on your list?  A signed copy of Elin Hilderbrand’s books could be just the thing. She will be signing copies of her newest book ~ “Winter Solstice”  ~ the fourth and final installment in her “Winter Street” series ~ at...

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West End Branch Librarian Honored as Community Hero

November 25, 2017
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By Dan Murphy At a Nov. 9 reception at the Boston Marriot Copley Place that drew around 1,100 attendees, West End branch librarian Helen Bender was among 21 Community Heroes honored by ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development). A lifelong Boston resident with two master’s degrees, she joined the Boston Public Library staff in...

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BHWF Hosts Evening with Architect, Ann Beha

November 25, 2017
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By Christine Thuy-Anh Vu The Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) hosted a scintillating evening of convivial company at the Hampshire House, featuring renowned architect Ann Beha as the honored speaker on Nov. 14. Introduced by friend and Program Director Debbie Smith, Beha discussed the evolution of Boston, the distinguished projects from her firm Ann...

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Police Briefs 11-21-2017

November 25, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny/Shoplifting 11/10/17 – At about 10:28 a.m., a male suspect was arrested for larceny/shoplifting and trespassing. A Charles Street sporting-goods store employee chased down the suspect when he fled on foot after stealing three vests and three jackets from the store.   Auto Theft 11/12/17 –...

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Building a Future for all of Us

November 25, 2017
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By Mayor Marty Walsh I’m lucky to call Boston home. My parents immigrated here with little more than their hope for a better life. They raised me in Dorchester, where I learned the value of hard work, second chances, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter what. And this city made...

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Letter to the Editor

November 25, 2017
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Deplorable, unsafe state of Beacon Hill brick sidewalks Dear Editor, This letter is addressed to everyone on Beacon Hill. I am an 82-year-old man in good health. In the last two years, I have tripped on the bricks and I fallen down at these locations: At Toscanos, the valet people picked me up having...

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Remember Those in Need

November 25, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2017
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Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a thought of a United States of America. Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. It has no religious meaning, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It lacks the commercialism, religiosity, solemnity, and...

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Bina Farm Fundraiser

November 16, 2017
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Bina Farm Fundraiser

Bina Farm held their annual gala at the Ritz Carlton on Nov. 4. The fundraiser is to continue the work of equine therapy and care of the horses. Shown are Teen Ambassadors Front: Lillian Ellmore and Paris Arffa Back: Rebecca Snow, Anika Ruberti and Paris Noble.

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CRWA Gala

November 16, 2017
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CRWA Gala

At the Champion of the Charles Gala hosted by the Charles River Watershed Association(CRWA) that was held on Nov. 2, are from left Tani Marinovich, CRWA director of philanthropy, with Champions of the Charles host committee members Greta Meszoely and Sharon Malt.

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