Hill Establishments Join in Fight Against Breast Cancer

April 21, 2014
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Seven Beacon Hill establishments are taking part in the 15th annual Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer to support the fight against the disease. Participating establishments include Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro, Figs, Mooo…, No. 9 Park, Scampo, the Tip Tap Room and Whole Foods Market at Charles River Plaza. Establishments have the option to...

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Police Briefs 04-22-2014

April 21, 2014
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Unarmed Robbery 4/16/14 – A female victim reported while walking on Hancock Street at around 3:50 p.m., a male suspect pushed her from behind and grabbed her Apple iPhone and fled on foot down Myrtle Street. Incidents April 16 Beacon Street – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 67 Hancock St. – Robbery...

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Livingstone Re-election Campaign

April 14, 2014
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Livingstone Re-election Campaign

State Rep. State Rep. Jay Livingstone (third from right) is seen with supporters at his re-election kickoff event, which took place last Tuesday at Tico restaurant in the Back Bay.

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Paulist Center Welcomes All for Holy Week Services

April 14, 2014
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Paulist Center Welcomes All for Holy Week Services

This week, Christians around the world are celebrating Holy Week. On Beacon Hill, The Paulist Center is using the occasion to echo the welcoming tone of the popular new pope by inviting people to worship with them. The Center’s message: If you like Pope Francis, you’ll love the Paulist Center! As the local Catholic...

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Room with a Vieux to Hold ‘retirement’ Auction April 26

April 14, 2014
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Room with a Vieux to Hold ‘retirement’ Auction April 26

While A Room with a Vieux has closed its Charles Street and Brookline showrooms after more than 30 years as a leading importer and dealer of high-end French antiques, collectors will have the opportunity to bid on its extensive inventory during a one-day, unreserved auction on Saturday, April 26. Grogan and Company, Fine Art...

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Window Box Contest Is Underway

April 14, 2014
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Spring has sprung!  Flowers and greens are starting to be seen in window boxes, planters and gardens throughout the Hill. “Beautify Beacon Hill” is your chance to recognize those who are allowing our neighborhood to flourish. The Beacon Hill Civic Association, the Beacon Garden Club and The Beacon Hill Times are launching the second...

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A Special Easter

April 14, 2014
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This week and especially on Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a...

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Police Briefs 04-15-2014

April 14, 2014
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Incidents April 3 Garden Street – Open and Gross Lewdness Hancock Street    – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, Under $50 April 4 144 Charles St. – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage April 5 15 Louisburg Square – Other Service/Event April 6 15 Louisburg Square  – Other Service/Event

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Spring Fashion

April 7, 2014
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Spring Fashion

Beacon Hill Women’s Forum members were treated to an evening of glamour at last week’s Charles Street Couture, featuring contemporary spring fashions offered by nine women-owned neighborhood boutiques, hair and beauty salons. Owners of boutiques modeling fashions are (left to right) Rebecca Hall of Crush, Amy Bailey of Beauty Mark and Townhouse Beauty Bar,...

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Farmers’ Market Proposed For Hill

April 7, 2014
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On Wednesday, April 16th, a presentation will be given at the Hill House Boston Community Center, proposing a new neighborhood farmers’ market in Beacon Hill. The presentation will be conducted by Colin Kreik and Casey Fox, two Bostonian and Beacon Hill residents who will be joint managing the farmers’ market. The two managers will...

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Friends of the Public Garden Seeking ‘Duckling Day’ Memories

April 7, 2014
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With its annual “Duckling Day” coming up on Sunday, May 11, the Friends of the Public Garden is seeking personal anecdotes from families who have made the event an annual Mother’s Day tradition, as well as those who have attended it with multiple generations of their kin in the past. “It seems whenever I...

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Businesses Impacted by Bombings Unite to Support Medical Center

April 7, 2014
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This weekend, a two-day shopping event in the Back Bay will bring together some of the businesses impacted by the tragic events of last year’s Boston Marathon, with participating stores donating a portion of their proceeds to the Boston Medical Center. Sikara & Co. Modern Fusion Jewelry, located at 250 Newbury St., and Bonobos...

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Sergeant Tom Lema Will Be Missed

April 7, 2014
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After 18 years of dedicated work in Boston Police District A-1, Sergeant Tom Lema will be moving on to another assignment as a Lieutenant. Sergeant Lema has worked hard has worked with the community to reduce crime. He was committed and dedicated to make the neighborhood safe and was available 24/7 to respond to...

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West End Museum Features a Trip Back in Time

April 7, 2014
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Visiting the West End Museum is a trip back in time that examines the history and culture of the old neighborhood. The Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of the once diverse community that simply went away during Urban Renewal in 1959. A permanent exhibit “The Last Tenement” highlights the immigration...

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Police Briefs 04-08-2014

April 7, 2014
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 03/27/14 – Between 6:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m., a Revere Street resident reports unknown person(s) forced open the front door to her apartment and removed a ring, bracelet and a purse. Breaking and Entering – Residence 03/28/14  – Sometime between 8:30 a.m. on March 27 and 9 p.m. on...

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Creative Kitchens Tour 2014

March 31, 2014
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Creative Kitchens Tour 2014

New this spring is a Saturday afternoon walking tour through some remarkable kitchens in Beacon Hill and the Back Bay. ‘Creative Kitchens Tour 2014’, to be held this Saturday, April 5, offers a rare opportunity for guests to step inside eight 19th century townhouses to glimpse their gracious and distinctive kitchens, ranging in décor...

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Fundraising Event Honors Youngest Victim of Marathon

March 31, 2014
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A fundraising event at Beacon Street’s Carrie Nation on April 13 will honor Martin Richard, who at age 8, was the youngest victim in the Boston Marathon bombings. Vicky Shen, who coached Martin, along with his siblings Jane and Henry Richard, in track and field through the Youth Enrichment Services (YES) track and field...

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Red Sox Opener to Be Celebrated on Charles Street

March 31, 2014
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On Friday, April 4, from noon to 3 p.m., many Charles Street stores will celebrate the Boston Red Sox home opener with an opening celebration of their own. Stores will offer food, fun and springtime promotions. “It’s been a long winter for all of us in our community. Spring heralds renewal with warmer weather,...

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April Is Membership Month at the BHCA

March 31, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association, now in its 92nd year of working with the Beacon Hill community, is devoting the month of April to encourage residents, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to join or renew their membership. Serving as an organized voice for the approximately 9,000 residents of Beacon Hill, the BHCA strives to preserve...

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The Fire on Beacon Street

March 31, 2014
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With two major fires in the same number of months in the Back Bay, the need to change the residential codes for multi-unit buildings is a fact that can no longer be ignored. Wednesday’s fire took a tragic turn when two firefighters lost their lives battling the 9-alarm fire in the eight-unit townhouse and...

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Final Stretch

March 25, 2014
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Final Stretch

The Esplanade Association held a celebration event marking the end of a long winter on March 6. Committee members Christian Stephen and Laura Bange with Jude Weiskopf, Suzanne Finn, and Tony Case.

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2014 Boston Marathon Banners

March 25, 2014
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2014 Boston Marathon Banners

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the unveiling of the 2014 Boston Marathon banners on Boylston Street outside of Marathon Sports last week. Marathon Sports Manager Shane O’ Hara and four-time Boston Marathon Champion Bill Rodgers were on hand to unveil the banners.

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Annual Beacon Award Nominations Requested

March 25, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association invites the community to nominate candidates for the 18th Annual Beacon Award. Instituted in 1997 by the BHCA as part of its Diamond Jubilee Year, the Beacon Award annually honors those individuals or groups deserving of particular recognition for significant and sustained contribution to the Beacon Hill community. Nomination...

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Meet Author Ben Bradlee Jr. At Hampshire House

March 25, 2014
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Calling all Ted Williams baseball fans: Hosts Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill and the Hampshire House invite you to start baseball season off with a hit by meeting local author Ben Bradlee Jr. on Monday, March 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hampshire House (84 Beacon St.) for a book signing of his...

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