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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Boston Public Garden Receives Award from Yankee Magazine

March 25, 2014
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The Public Garden, located in the heart of Boston, has been recognized as a 2014 “Editors’ Choice 2014 Home and Garden Award” winner in Yankee Magazine’s March/April issue. This exclusive designation recognizes Yankee’s editors’ favorite New England home and garden shops, public gardens, garden ornaments and furniture, garden accessories and restaurant gardens. “This special...

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Our Prayers Are with Mayor Menino

March 25, 2014
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The news last week that former Mayor Tom Menino once again is engaged in a battle with cancer brought a great deal of sadness to everybody in the Boston community. There never has been a mayor of Boston who earned the universal respect of people from all walks of life as did Mayor Menino....

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Police Briefs 03-25-2014

March 25, 2014
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Larceny – Over $200 03/16/14 – A male victim reported while he was at Soldiers and Sailors Monument on the Boston Common at around 5:14 p.m., he put down his bag, which contained U.S. currency and an iPad to take pictures. When the victim returned to retrieve his bag, it was gone, as were...

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Cheers for Children

March 18, 2014
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Cheers for Children

The Cheers for Children check presentation to the Jimmy Fund took place on Tuesday, March 11th. The funds were raised during the annual Hampshire House Anniversary Gala in November, benefitting Cheers for Children. The 2013 Gala took place on November 13th at 84 Beacon Street. In addition to the Jimmy Fund, Cheers for Children...

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Dogs Are Welcome

March 18, 2014
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Dogs Are Welcome

noa jewelry, fine handcrafts and gifts, located at 88 Charles St., recently put out a bowl of fresh water and a sign welcoming dogs (and their owners) into the store, which also offers gourmet dog treats.

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Women’s Forum

March 18, 2014
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Women’s Forum

Emotions were stirred at the Women’s Forum talk given by Boston Marathon bombing survivor Alison Bryne. Shown are Liz Vizza (left) and Mary Halpin of the Friends of the Public Garden with Allison Byrne (center) at the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum in early March.

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Task Force Outlines Measures for Greener Economy

March 18, 2014
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Before a standing-room only crowd, the Boston Zero Waste Task Force, a multi-stakeholder group made up of labor and business leaders, community and neighborhood groups, Zero Waste and recycling experts, and environmental and social justice advocates, held a briefing at City Hall last week to release a set of recommendations for Mayor Walsh and...

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Mack Joins BHCA Staff

March 18, 2014
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Chase Mack might be a fresh face on Beacon Hill, but as the Civic Association’s newly hired administrative assistant, he won’t remain a stranger to the neighborhood for long. “I’m looking forward to getting to know the Beacon Hill community better,” Mack said. “I’ve met a few people in my short time here, and...

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Gourmet Shop Opening on Charles Street

March 18, 2014
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Beacon Hillers are getting just what they wanted on Charles Street. A shop offering cheeses and other favorite foods ranked right up on the top of the list of responses from residents when asked what stores they’d like to see there. That message was heard by Gene and Rebecca Beraldi, owners of the Beacon...

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Police Briefs 03-18-2014

March 18, 2014
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Larceny – Shoplifting 03/05/14 – A Charles Street boutique reported that a female suspect stole several items of women’s clothing before fleeing the store at around 6:30 p.m. Incidents March 5 49 Charles St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 61 Beacon St. – Investigate Property Charles Street – Vandalism March 6 Branch Street...

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Let’s Dance

March 10, 2014
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Let’s Dance

Members of Girls Scout Troop #65321 stepped out on the dance floor with their “dates’ that included dads, grandfathers, uncles and friends.

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Boylston St. Bike Kiosks Won’t Open until after Running of the Marathon

March 10, 2014
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Boston Bikes could launch its season by early next month, but for security reasons, four to six stations in the Back Bay won’t open until after the Boston Marathon, according to Nicole Freedman, director of bicycle programs for the city. Four impacted stations on Boylston Street are located near City Sports, the Apple Store,...

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Civic Groups Unite to Voice Concerns over Proposed Redevelopment of the Government Center Garage

March 10, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association, the West End Civic Association and the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association joined together last month to weigh in on the proposed redevelopment of the Government Center Garage. Boston-based developer HYM Investment Group LLC intends to raze major portions of the existing 11-story garage to clear the way for six...

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