Thanking Veterans Today, and Every Day

November 9, 2018
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Every year on Nov. 11, we remember the armistice, signed on November 11th, 1918, that ended the First World War. One hundred years later, it can be easy to forget why we celebrate this day of all days, as the living memory of that war fades. The fact is, thousands of young men from...
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Be Sure to Thank Our Veterans

November 9, 2018
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Its was 100 years ago this Sunday, on Nov. 11, 1918, that World War I formally came to a conclusion on what is famously referred to as the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. Americans observed the first anniversary of the end of the war the following year when the...
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Halloween at Hill House

November 2, 2018
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Halloween at Hill House

Elizabeth Velander, Iris Fahy, Louisa and Emma Kirk, Rosie Angelone, Skylar Hartshorne, and Coco Fischoder – all in costume – celebrate Halloween during the Hill House’s Fright Night last Friday, Oct. 26.
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BHCA Tree Committee Discusses Ways to Improve Urban Canopy

November 2, 2018
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BHCA Tree Committee Discusses Ways to Improve Urban Canopy

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Tree and Civic Beautification Committee met to discuss ways to improve the urban canopy and enhance the beauty of the neighborhood on Oct. 15 at 74 Joy St. The meeting agenda included notification that the city’s Parks Department would plant new trees this fall at 31 Charles St....
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Hill Voters Still Have Early Voting Option

November 2, 2018
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Beacon Hill voters can cast their ballots in the Commonwealth’s general election at their assigned polling locations on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, or take advantage of early voting ending on Nov. 2. Republican Charlie Baker will be seeking a second term as governor in the race against Democratic candidate Jay Gonzales, who served...
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BWSC Finishing Up Design Phase of Hill Contract

November 2, 2018
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The Boston Water and Sewer Commission is currently finishing the design phase on a contract for the water-main replacement and drainage upgrades on Bowdoin, Derne, Hancock, Cambridge and Lynde streets, as well as a small portion of Mt. Vernon Street near Hancock Street. BWSC spokesman Stephen Mulloney wrote that the project’s scope includes replacement...
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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

November 2, 2018
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Living in a Historic District – a Guide for Beacon Hill Homeowners What is the difference between the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission and the Beacon Hill Civic Association? The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission (BHAC) is a division of the City of Boston’s Environment Department and shares offices and staff with the Boston Landmarks Commission....
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The 16th Annual Beacon Hill Holiday Fine Art & Craft Sale Starts Nov 17

November 2, 2018
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On the weekend before Thanksgiving local visual artists and fine artisans will sell a variety of hand-crafted holiday gift items at Hill House, 127 Mt. Vernon Street (the old Firehouse).  10 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days. The annual event provides a unique holiday shopping experience, offering one-of-a-kind jewelry, ceramics, photography, handmade baby items...
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Two-Part Program Highlights Traditional Turkish Music, Cuisine and Culture

November 2, 2018
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In partnership with the Beacon Hill Civic Association, the Beacon Hill Friends House, located at 6 Chestnut St., presents “East of the Sun, West of the Moon” – a two-part program highlighting traditional Turkish music, cuisine and culture – on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Featured musicians include CerenTurkmenoglu (violin, voice...
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Upstairs Downstairs Antiques Sponsors Artists’ Reception

November 2, 2018
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Upstairs Downstairs Antiques on Charles Street feted local artists during a festive reception on the evening of Oct. 20. Featured talent included Andrea Guay, Niki Farrell, John Young, Robert Douglas Hunter, Marcia Corey, Nancy O’Hearn and Pearl McCarthy, as well as William Cloutman, Cate Hunter Kashem and Liz Hunter – an artist and former...
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Bridburg of GrubStreet to Speak at BHWF

November 2, 2018
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Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHFW) will welcome Eve Bridburg, Founder and Executive Director of GrubStreet on Tuesday, November 13, at the Hampshire House.  Cocktail mingling hour will start at 6 p.m, followed by Bridburg’s talk, “Grubstreet: A National Literary Powerhouse and Connected Writing Community” beginning at 6:45 p.m sharp. Named among Boston Magazine’s “50...
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Millennium Partners Break Ground on Winthrop Center

November 2, 2018
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Millennium Partners broke ground Wednesday, Oct. 24, on the approximately $1.35 billion Winthrop Center, which at 691-feet will be the fourth tallest building in the city and the tallest structure in Downtown Crossing when it opens in 2022. The skyscraper will be erected on the site of a former city-owned garage in Winthrop Square,...
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Police Briefs 10-30-2018

November 2, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat Breaking and Entering – Residential 10/18/18 – A victim reported she returned home to her West Cedar Street residence to find that her house had been broken into between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. The victim said an AC unit had been pushed in to gain entry to the apartment to...
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How We Are Addressing Climate Change in Boston

November 2, 2018
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This year is shaping up to be one of the strongest years in Boston’s history. We’ve continued to add 20,000 new jobs each year, and we’ve brought unemployment down below 4 percent. And perhaps most importantly, we’ve made a plan to ensure that the benefits of Boston’s booming economy are enjoyed by everyone who...
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On the Pittsburg Shootings

November 2, 2018
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In the aftermath of the terrible shooting in a synagogue in Pittsburgh this past Saturday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said, “These senseless acts of violence are not who we are as Americans.” We agree with Governor Tom Wolf . While a majority of Americans still find these senseless acts abhorrent, the fact remains that...
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No Excuses — Be Sure to Vote, Either Early or on Election Day

November 2, 2018
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This Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. Americans across the country will have the opportunity to choose a new House of Representatives in Washington and one-third of the members of the U.S. Senate in what commonly is referred-to as a mid-term election. While every election matters, some are more important than others. Based on...
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Havana Nights

October 26, 2018
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Havana Nights

Mario Signore spins a chip at the roulette table and is feeling lucky during the Hill House’s Havana Nights fundraiser on Friday night, Oct. 19, at the new City Winery in Haymarket. The night featured charity gaming and tons of fun in a wonderful Caribbean setting – and a little bit of luck as...
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Architectural Commission Approves Same Sign for Two Charles St Locations

October 26, 2018
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission faced an unusual quandary at City Hall during its Oct. 18 hearing when an applicant proposed installing two identical signs at storefronts only two doors apart at 122 and 126 Charles St., respectively. Amanda Pratt of Salon intends to add two wood-blade signs made from Spanish cedar and measuring...
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City Council Holds Hearing Regarding Dockless Mobility and Electric Scooters

October 26, 2018
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Dockless scooters are a big question mark in Boston, but the City Council is trying straighten that punctuation into an exclamation point. The City Council Committee on Planning, Development, and Transportation, chaired by Councilor Michelle Wu, held a hearing on Oct. 15 regarding dockless mobility and electric scooters in the City of Boston, indicating...
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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

October 26, 2018
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October and November are busy months for the BHCA as we get ready for the holidays. Mark your calendars and join us in these special community activities! Halloween on the Hill, Wednesday, October 31, 4:30-8 p.m. We have secured Street Closing permits from the City for Halloween on the Hill, an annual tradition that...
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Neighborhood Roundup

October 26, 2018
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Friends of the        West End Branch annual meeting The Friends of the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library will hold its annual meeting at the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 151 Cambridge St., on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)...
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Harvard Travelers Club Seeking New Members to Join Group Dinners

October 26, 2018
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From trekking in the Kalahari to exploring the ghostly ruins of Sable Island, every month the members of the Harvard Travelers Club are transported to another part of the world—from the comfort of the Harvard Club on Commonwealth Avenue. In November, they are inviting other interested travelers to join them for dinner, conversation, and...
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MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s Storybook Ball Raises More than $2.1 Million for Pediatric Care and Research

October 26, 2018
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On Saturday, Oct. 13, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) raised more than $2.1 million in its 19th year of supporting pediatric health via its premier annual event, Storybook Ball. Jennifer and Mark Dolins and Sonja Kelly and Steve Tordone co-chaired the event, which showcased the work of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry...
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Personal Trainer Wants Clients to Feel at Home

October 26, 2018
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When he opened a state-of-the-art gym adjacent to his Back Bay apartment in June, personal trainer Ryan Ankner set out to offer his clientele not only a customized exercise regimen in a comfortable and private atmosphere, but also one that best fits their schedules. “The workouts are client-specific because not everyone has the same...
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