Fine Arts and Craft Sale This Weekend

November 13, 2012
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Pick up the perfect holiday gift at the Beacon Hill Holiday Fine Art and Craft Sale which will be held on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 at the Hill House (the old firehouse) at 127 Mt. Vernon Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The event is free and open to the...

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Veteran’s Day

November 13, 2012
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This past weekend Americans stopped to remember the veterans of the wars in which we as a country have been engaged. Our debt to these men and women can never be repaid for their service.  For those of us, who never have been in the heat of battle, heard the terrifying sounds of bullets...

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This Weekend

November 13, 2012
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Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas is quickly approaching. There are two events this week that can get us into the Christmas spirit and help with some unique gifts. On Wednesday, Tom Kershaw and the Beacon Hill Civic Association are hosting the annual Garlands and Green: A Holiday Gathering on Wednesday night starting at...

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A Good Proposal

November 13, 2012
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The recent hearing on a noise control ordinance by City Councilor Sal LaMattina is in order and overdue.  LaMattina is seeking to put some teeth into a law to make bad neighbors or landlords pay for being a repeated disruption in the neighborhood. The charm of living in Back Bay, Beacon Hill or the...

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Hill House Wrapping Up Successful Soccer Season

November 13, 2012
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As Thanksgiving approaches, the Youth Soccer Season for Hill House winds down.  This week was the close of the season for the younger teams and next week will be the last games for many of the older teams.  As parents who watch their children play in this league know only too well how the...

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Police Briefs 11-13-2012

November 13, 2012
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Robbery – Firearm 11/02/12 – A male victim reported being robbed at gunpoint at Mt. Vernon and Joy streets at around midnight by an unknown male suspect, who stole his wallet, U.S. currency, an iPhone, credit cards and personal papers. The suspect struck the victim in the face with the weapon before fleeing on...

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22nd Annual Raise the Sails Gala

November 6, 2012
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22nd Annual Raise the Sails Gala

Community Boating, Inc. (CBI) is hosting their 22nd Annual Raise the Sails Gala at the Liberty Hotel in Boston, on Wednesday, November 7th at 6:30pm. The funds raised during the festivities will benefit youth and universal access sailing programs. “We’re celebrating a successful year and great program,” says Marcin Kunicki, Development Director. This is...

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BHCA Holiday Party on Nov. 14

November 6, 2012
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BHCA Holiday Party on Nov. 14

Come join the magic at the kick off to the Holiday Season when Tom Kershaw hosts Garlands and Green: A Holiday Gathering, Wednesday, November 14. The Beacon Hill Civic Association’s popular holiday party that helps raise the nearly $12,000 needed to magically transform the 1,100 lamp posts with 2,860 yards of laurel garlands and...

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Brazen Thief Breaks into Charles St. Shop and Steals $12,000 Lamp

November 6, 2012
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A brazen thief broke into  Cynthia Driscoll Interiors last week, stealing just one item – an Italian mid-century floor lamp valued at more than $12,000, said proprietor Cynthia Driscoll. Driscoll said a store employee left the shop at 70 Charles St. at around 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, and returned the next day...

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Sahin Designs Acclaimed Sushi Roll

November 6, 2012
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A Beacon Hill resident successfully tried his hand as a sushi chef last month, ranking top in a competition that allowed Whole Foods Market customers to design their own rolls. Ned T. Sahin submitted his award-winning roll in the contest held by the Cambridge Street store and was named among three finalists. Sabin then...

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Halloween

November 6, 2012
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Sandy had blown in on Monday, but by Wednesday the day and night were perfect for Halloween.  Thousands of children, many with their parents, made their way through the neighborhoods to threaten their tricks, but get their treats.  They were not disappointed. Every year, Halloween just seems to get better in our neighborhoods.  We...

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Speaking of Sandy

November 6, 2012
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Looking at the devastation on Wednesday morning of New York City and the coastline, one cannot help but be amazed at how one of the most advanced cities in the world can be humbled in less than 24 hours by Hurricane Sandy. What is most amazing is that this was just a  Category 1 ...

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Theft on Charles Street

November 6, 2012
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On page one of today’s newspaper is a story of a break into a Charles Street business.  The thieves made off with $12,000 of goods during the Hurricane.  While this is a new type of looting to affect Charles St. businesses, shoplifting has always been an issue for many store owners. Sgt. Tom Lenna...

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Police Briefs 11-06-2012

November 6, 2012
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 10/24/12 – A Pinckney Street resident reported unknown person(s) forced the front door lock to their residence between 7:40 a.m. and 6 p.m. The apartment was ransacked, but no property was reported missing at that time. Incidents Oct. 23 40 Beacon St.  – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 &...

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Harvest Festival

October 31, 2012
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Harvest Festival

Junior Girl Scouts are shown at the fourth annual Phillips Street Play Area Harvest Festival that was held recently.

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Happy Halloween : Beacon Hill Will Spring to Life on Halloween Night as Thousands Come to Annual Extravaganza

October 31, 2012
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Witches, ghosts, and goblins may embark on their spooky trick-or-treating escapade on Beacon Hill this year free from any oncoming traffic. To ensure a safe Halloween, the Beacon Hill Civic Association has arranged to close Pinckney Street and Mount Vernon Street from Joy Street to Charles Street on Wednesday, October 31. Please note that...

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Hill Sees 13-percent Decrease in Violent and Property Crimes in ‘12

October 31, 2012
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Beacon Hill has seen a 13-percent decrease in violent and property crimes to date in 2012, compared with the same timeframe last year, according to Boston Police. Between January and August of this year, 176 incidents of Part One crime were reported in the neighborhood as opposed to 203 in 2011. No homicides were...

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Be Sure to Vote : It’s Your Choice….and It’s a Big One

October 31, 2012
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The pundits have proclaimed that the upcoming Presidential election presents the starkest contrast between the candidates of the major parties in generations. And for once, we agree with the pundits. The gaping chasm separating Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on virtually every issue facing our nation, and their vision...

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Police Briefs 10-30-2012

October 31, 2012
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 10/16/12 – A West Cedar Street resident reported unknown person(s) forced her front door open and removed two laptops, two iPods, an iPad, cameras and miscellaneous jewelry between 10 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. Breaking and Entering – Residence 10/18/12 – A West Cedar Street resident reported unknown person(s) possibly...

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Fourth annual Concierge Stroll

October 23, 2012
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Fourth annual Concierge Stroll

Donna Petro, (left) a BHBA board member, event organizer and vice president of the Beacon Street branch of the Cambridge Trust Company; with Betty Salemme, chef concierge of the Seaport Hotel/World Trade Center during the Fourth annual Concierge Stroll.

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Esplanade Association Transforms Dead Tree into Work of Art

October 23, 2012
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Esplanade Association Transforms Dead Tree into Work of Art

Work was completed last week on the new sculpture and landscape project at the Esplanade’s Stoneman Playground, the site of the first project completed by The Esplanade Association (TEA) 11 years ago near the intersection of Hereford Street and Storrow Drive. Mitch Ryerson was commissioned this past spring to transform a dead oak tree...

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Neighborhood Weighs in on Park St. School Expansion Plan

October 23, 2012
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While the Park Street School’s plan to expand into the adjoining single-family home at 124 Chestnut St. met with a largely favorable response at a public meeting last Tuesday, several Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) board members expressed concern that the precedent could jeopardize the residential quality of the neighborhood. “The Civic Association has...

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Ross Talks on Possible District Shape

October 23, 2012
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With the November 2 deadline for the City Council and Mayor to approve a redistricting plan for Boston looming, Back Bay/Beacon Hill City Councilor Michael Ross said he’s taking a less parochial approach and will support a plan that meets the needs of the city before his own political needs. “I’d like it to...

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Boston Public School Goals

October 23, 2012
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At the Charlestown community meeting on school choice options that was held last week by Boston Public School (BPS) officials, two goals that will affect the children in our neighborhood who attend or might attend the public schools were brought to light. The first goal dealt with the commitment of BPS and Mayor Menino...

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