The More Women, the Better

November 19, 2018
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Say what you will about the state of politics in our country these days, one thing that is undeniable is that Americans have become more engaged in the political process than at any time in our recent history. The recent election of scores of women, of diverse backgrounds, to public office has signified that...
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Shriners Hospital Holds 50th Anniversary Gala

November 9, 2018
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Shriners Hospital Holds 50th Anniversary Gala

The Selby Family presented the Shriners Hospital with a $26,510 check they raised for the hospital’s School Re-Entry Program. Posing with the check are Selby Family members Stephanie Biffle, Becci Sutphin, and Potentate Frank Selby (second from right) with Shriners Hospital chairman Robert Baker (center) and administrator Eileen Skinner (far right). Meanwhile, a bust...
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Former Charles St Inn to Become Hotel Again

November 9, 2018
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The city’s Zoning Board of Appeals voted to support an application that would allow the former Charles Street Inn to revert from short-term rentals back to its previous use as a hotel on Oct. 30 at City Hall. The applicant, 94 Charles Street Residential LLC, has proposed changing the use of nine residential apartments...
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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

November 9, 2018
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Holiday Decorating – An annual tradition on Beacon Hill The Garland and Greens cocktail party, to be held at the Hampshire House on Nov. 14, annually raises funds for the 2,680 yards of garlands and 2,400 red bows needed for the community to decorate Beacon Hill’s 1,100 historic gas lamps. This year will mark...
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Beacon Hill Architectural Commission Agenda

November 9, 2018
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday, November 15, at 5 p.m.   PUBLIC TESTIMONY BEGINS AT 5:00PM DISCUSSION TOPICS Violations 19.176 BH 60 Chestnut Street: (CONTINUED FROM 9-20-2018 & 10-18-2018 PUBLIC HEARINGS) Installation of deck railing at rooftop deck at rear garage; installation of HVAC condensers at garage...
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Harvest Fest and Halloween Costume Party Returns to Phillips Street Play Area

November 9, 2018
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On Sunday, Oct. 28, the sky stayed rain-free while the Friends of the Phillips Street Play Area held their 10th annual Harvest Fest and Halloween Costume Party at the Phillips Street Play Area, located on Phillips Street between Anderson and Garden streets on Beacon Hill. For the many kids in attendance, there was face-painting, games, a...
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Red-Blue Line Connector Cheaper than Once Thought

November 9, 2018
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Last week MBTA officials announced that the project to connect Red and Blue Lines thus ending the only two train lines that currently do not intersect might be a lot cheaper than once thought. In 2010 the MBTA released a study on the viability of connecting the Red Line to the Blue Line at...
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Mayor Walsh Lights Columbus Park Trellis Nov 19

November 9, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will join together to celebrate the 16th annual lighting of the park’s signature trellis on Monday, Nov. 19, beginning at 5 p.m. Located at 110 Atlantic Avenue on Boston’s historic waterfront, Christopher Columbus Park is transformed into...
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Esplanade Association Board says ‘Thank You’ to Rep Livingstone

November 9, 2018
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The board of the Esplanade Association hosted a reception to thank State Rep. Jay Livingstone for his contributions to the Charles River Esplanade, and to the neighborhoods of Back Bay and Beacon Hill on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the home of T.K. and Lianne Ankner. At this intimate gathering, Livingstone met with EA supporters...
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Dr Adam Wolfberg Honored by the March of Dimes at Annual Gala

November 9, 2018
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For his tireless efforts to improve the health of babies and mothers, the March of Dimes is proud to recognize Beacon Hill resident Dr. Adam Wolfberg, MD, MPH, with the 2018 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Humanitarian Award. Dr. Wolfberg was honored at the March of Dimes’ annual Black Ties for Babies gala on October 20...
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Police Briefs 11-06-2018

November 9, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Burglary – Commercial 10/22/18 – A victim reported unknown person(s) kicked in a plywood entrance to a Charles Street construction site some time between 9 a.m. on Oct. 21 and 5 a.m. the next day. Several power tools and numerous copper fittings were reportedly stolen from...
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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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