Livingstone Wins Democratic Primary in 8th Suffolk State Rep. Contest

June 4, 2013
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Livingstone Wins Democratic Primary in 8th Suffolk State Rep. Contest

Beacon Hill resident Jay Livingstone was victorious in last Tuesday’s Democratic primary race for the 8th Suffolk District state representative seat vacated by Marty Walz. Livingstone, a 39-year-old attorney, defeated Josh Dawson, a 30-year-old Back Bay resident who previously served as executive director of State Treasurer Steve Grossman’s campaign committee, in the election for...

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Friends of the Public Garden Held Their Annual Green and White Ball

Friends of the Public Garden Held Their Annual Green and White Ball

Friends of the Public Garden held their annual Green and White Ball on May 17, Shown above from left are: Barbara Hostetter, Katherine O’Keeffe, Alli Achtmeyer, Anne Brooke, Kate Gilbane and Nina Doggett.

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3 Sexual Assaults Reported Last Week

Boston Police have issued a community alert after three women were sexually assaulted on Beacon Hill on Thursday and Friday. The suspect is described by victims as a white male in his early- to mid-20s, with medium build, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall. The suspect has dark chin-length...

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BHCA Zoning to Vote on Two Proposals

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) will vote on two properties and hear about a third at tomorrow’s Zoning and Licensing Committee Meeting, Wednesday, June 5 at 7:30PM at 74 Joy Street. The committee will see a revised dormer plan from 5 West Cedar Street, a proposal for an artisanal sandwich shop “Eva’s” at...

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Be Aware of Your Surroundings

The sexual attacks on three women last week are a major cause for concern by many in our neighborhood.  We just do not expect this type of crime to happen here as it did last Thursday and Friday. We will not attribute this type of crime to living in the city and move on....

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Congratulations Charles River Swimming Club

Perhaps it is growing up in the 70s and hearing the song by Standells, “Love That Dirty Water,” referring to the Charles River, so when David Jaye of the Back Bay mentioned that he was going to take part in a swim five years ago in the Charles River, we were incredulous, remembering the...

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Police Briefs 06-04-2013

Drugs – Possession of a Class D Substance with Intent to Distribute 05/23/13 – At around 10:45a.m., two male suspects were arrested on the Charles Street side of the Boston Common for possession of a Class D substance (marijuana) with intent to distribute. Incidents May 22 130 Myrtle St.  – Motor Vehicle Accident –...

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Civic Association Holds Its 91st Annual Meeting

Civic Association Holds Its 91st Annual Meeting

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) held its 91st annual meeting at the Union Club on Monday. May 20, which drew more than 100 attendees. The meeting included keynote speaker Barbara Shapiro, who discussed her New York Times bestselling novel “The Art Forger,’ as well as the presentation of the 17th annual Beacon Award...

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Beacon Hill Nursery School Graduates… Graduate from College Together!

Beacon Hill Nursery School Graduates… Graduate from College Together!

Beacon Hill resident Chelsea Lennox Karol and former Boston resident Bader Abu Eid graduated from Tufts University on May 19th. Chelsea and Bader have been life-long friends and classmates since graduating from Beacon Hill Nursery School and then Southfield/Dexter school together. Bader went to Belmont Hill High School, and Chelsea to Tabor Academy. They...

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Boston Common Memorial Day Service

Boston Common Memorial Day Service

A special service on Boston Common honored people who died in service to the nation since the Sept. 11 terror attacks. On Thursday, 170 names were read as flags were placed in honor of the dead at the ceremony. Gov. Deval Patrick and other officials and family members attended the ceremony. The event was...

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Congratulations BHCA

The front page story in today’s Beacon Hill Times says it all. For 91 years, the Beacon Hill Civic Association has been watching out for our neighborhood. We may take the quaintness and character of our neighborhood as something that should just exist. But this effort takes dedicated work and perserverance of a committed...

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Police Briefs 05-28-2013

Larceny (Bike) 05/18/13 – At around 3 p.m., a victim reported her gold-and-silver Schwinn mountain bike was stolen from Irving Street, where it was chained to an iron fence. Incidents May 15 84 Beacon St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 27 Ridgeway Lane  – Property – Missing May 16 126 Charles...

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Blackstone’s Owners Receive Beacon Award

May 21, 2013
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Blackstone’s Owners Receive Beacon Award

The Beacon Civic Association (BHCA) has presented the 17th annual Beacon Award to Mark Duffield and Jennifer Hill, proprietors of Blackstone’s on Beacon Hill, in recognition of their many philanthropic contributions to the neighborhood. After meeting as co-workers at the New England Conservatory, Duffield and Hill took ownership of Blackstone’s on April 1, 2006,...

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Annual Tour of the Gardens

Annual Tour of the Gardens

The Beacon Hill Garden Club held their annual tour of the Gardens of Beacon Hill last Thursday. Shown on the right is a gargoyle-mask planter that adorns the multi-level garden at 10 Louisburg Square.

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Beacon Hill Art Walk Returns June 2

The Beacon Hill area is one of Boston’s most beautiful and intriguing neighborhoods. And on only one day each year is the public invited to visit the gardens, alleyways and courtyards that dot the neighborhood. To make these naturally beautiful areas even more enticing, Beacon Hill residents invite visual artists to display their artwork...

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BHCA Supports Proposal for Parking Spaces on and Around Charles Street

May 21, 2013
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) board of directors voted unanimously last week to support a proposal to change some of the traffic spaces on and around Charles Street. At last Monday’s board meeting, John Corey, a BHCA director and co-chair of the Joint Charles Street Committee – a collaboration between the BHCA and...

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day usually is the unofficial start of the all too brief summer in New England.  Temperatures become hotter and days also become longer.   For many grade school students, Memorial Day means that the end of the school year is in sight with only weeks remaining of books, teachers and homework. The deeper meaning...

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Special Primary is on Tuesday

Given the timing following the three day weekend, we remind local voters that there will be a special Democratic Primary on Tuesday, May 28  to fill the State Representative seat left vacant when Marty Walz left office a few months ago. The Democratic primary will be between Jeff Dawson and Jay Livingston. There has...

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City Honors Arborist Henry Davis

City Honors Arborist Henry Davis

On Friday, April 26, the Massachusetts Arborists Association held its annual Arbor Day of Service on Boston Common. More than 50 arborists representing 14 area tree companies were on hand to provide exceptional tree care to the trees of Boston Common. In conjunction with Arbor Day, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the...

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Hill Children Raise Money for One Fund Boston

Hill Children Raise Money for One Fund Boston

On Sunday, May 5, Claire Kenney (right) and Marlie Kass (left) pooled their resources, baked cookies and brownies and sold them along with lemonade. One-hundred percent of sales were then donated to the One Fund Boston for people tragically impacted by the events at the Boston Marathon. Thanks to the generosity of people on...

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TEA Outlines Memorable Achievements During Year

May 14, 2013
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The Esplanade Association (TEA) outlined its noteworthy achievements of fiscal ’13, recapping a fruitful business year that included a merger with another non-profit dedicated to enhancing park life, the completion of planning for the revitalization of the Charles Eliot Memorial and the establishment of the park’s first composting program. In its recently published Report...

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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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