92nd Year at the BHCA: Kiefer Selected to Lead Board for Fiscal 2015

May 20, 2014
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92nd Year at the BHCA: Kiefer Selected to Lead Board for Fiscal 2015

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) has announced its proposed officers and directors for fiscal ’15. Mark Kiefer, an aviation industry expert who served as a BHCA director from 2000 to 2006 and is currently a Historic New England council member, has been recommended as president. Outgoing President Keeta Gilmore is slated to succeed...

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Memorial Day Ceremonies Planned

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department have announced Memorial Day observances taking place in City-owned parks and cemeteries. On Thursday, May 22, the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to the families of military service personnel from Massachusetts fallen in service to the United States, will host a...

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Stahl Receives Beacon Award

May 20, 2014
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At its 92nd annual meeting on Monday, the Beacon Hill Civic Center (BHCA) honored the late Frederick A. “Tad” Stahl with the 18th annual Beacon Award for his “significant and sustained” contribution to the community. “It’s unusual for me to be speaking for Tad, but I have no hesitation in saying that he would...

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Hill House and TEA Partner on 5K Dash

On Saturday, May 31st, the Esplanade Association will partner with Hill House to host the first-ever Esplanade 5K Dash. This exciting new race is open to just 350 runners, and takes place along some of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River Esplanade.  Runners of all ages can compete for medals, enjoy the...

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Observe Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend is quickly approaching.  For many residents, this weekend symbolizes the beginning of the summer.  There will be a day off from work or school.  There will be cookouts and celebrations.  There will be a respite from our harried schedules of work and life with our children. However, Memorial Day has a...

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Police Briefs 05-20-2014

Larceny—Shoplifting 5/8/14—At about 12:45 p.m., a male suspect was arrested for shoplifting a hooded sweatshirt from a Cambridge Street bookstore. Incidents May 7 70 Mt. Vernon St. – Parking Violation 14 Myrtle St. – Sick/Injured/Medical-Person May 8 101 Chestnut St. – Parking Violation 148 Cambridge St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 May 10...

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Myrtle St. Playground Clean-up

Myrtle St. Playground Clean-up

On Saturday, local residents took to the streets and playgrounds in Beacon Hill as part of the Boston Shines campaign. Rain may have dampened a few, but not these people who took to cleaning and mulching the beds in the Myrtle St. Playground. Shown are from left Jaime Horgan, Rita Horgan, Ashley Harmon, Kristina...

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Rosales Is Architect for Leverett Cir. Foot Bridge

May 13, 2014
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has selected Beacon Hill resident Miguel Rosales as lead architect for the Leverett Circle pedestrian bridge. Rosales, who designed the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge and has served as lead architect on the rehabilitation of the Longfellow Bridge, among other projects, has been contracted by the...

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Suffolk Students Find a Green Way to Help People in Need

On Move Out Day, May 2, Suffolk University undergrads cleaned out their dorm rooms and headed home for the summer break. Left behind were items they no longer needed, like clothing, bedding, microwaves, shelving units, plastic bins and non-perishable foods. All of that gear didn’t end up as trash littering Boston streets or waste...

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Beacon Hill Garden Club Hosts a Special Event Thursday

We welcome the opportunity to remind our readers about a very special event, the 85th “Hidden Garden Tour of Beacon Hill” that is scheduled for this Thursday, May 15. This is one of the most anticipated events of the year in our neighborhood. As Amy Wilson, communications chair for the Garden Club, told the...

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Downtown Mothers Make the Switch to Clean Energy

If the activity of millions of people around the world has been the main cause of global warming, as leading climate scientists contend, how likely is it that the actions of a single person can help reverse climate change? Very likely, say a growing group of downtown mothers who believe that each step each...

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Hill House Little League Celebrates MBL Opening Day

The Hill House family and Greater Boston community celebrated Majors Baseball League’s Opening Day at the Boston Common Little League Fields on Monday, April 28. The guest list included the Red Sox Foundation, Friends of the Public Garden and TD Bank. “The Friends is delighted to support Hill House’s work to improve ball fields...

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Mass. Eye and Ear Helps Kids Breathe Easier

Mass. Eye and Ear Helps Kids Breathe Easier

Jack Gurnon, owner of Charles Street Supply, used his handy drill to “tweak” the hospital’s new teaching dolls so they could be outfitted with breathing and feeding tubes. The dolls are used to teach the parents of children with airway problems that cause difficulty breathing and swallowing how to care for their infants. The...

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Antonio’s Marks 20th Anniversary

Antonio’s Marks 20th Anniversary

Antonio’s Cucina Italiana celebrated the anniversary of its 20th anniversary in business at 288 Cambridge St. on Friday, serving more than 100 customers during a bustling lunchtime shift. The traditional Italian eatery has received numerous accolades over the past two decades, including Boston magazine’s first-prize winner in 2006 for “Best Quick Bite” in the...

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Boston Shines Is This Sat.

Spring is here and it’s once again time for Boston Shines! The annual city-wide clean-up is coming to Beacon Hill on Saturday, May 10th. To make this event a success and make our neighborhood truly shine, volunteers are needed! Boston Shines in Beacon Hill is looking for volunteers to help with several locations, including...

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New Cupcake Shop to Open on Charles St.

May 5, 2014
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A new cupcake shop is coming to the Charles Street storefront formerly occupied by Isabelle’s CurlyCakes. Courtney Forrester, owner of Sweet, said the Boston-based chain’s sixth location at 81 Charles St. would offer 20 varieties of cupcakes baked fresh each day at its Hyde Park bakery, as well as a selection of coffee and...

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BHCA 92nd Annual Meeting Is on May 19

Save the date for the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s 92nd Annual Meeting on Monday, May 19th at The Union Club of Boston, Eight Park Street at 6pm. Stephanie Schorow, author of Drinking Boston: A History of the City and its Spirits, will be the keynote speaker, presenting “Drinking Boston History in a Cocktail Glass,”...

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Cleanup This Saturday

The warmer temperatures of the last few days have people anxious to just get outside.  For some of us the warmer temperatures had us planting window boxes or for others raking and sweeping our yards. Still for others, it was time to enjoy taking the dog out for a long, very long walk. Being...

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Friends of MGH Cancer Center Hold Annual Spring Luncheon

The Friends of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center – a group of active volunteers who raise funds to bridge exceptional medical and supportive cancer care through innovative programs that promote whole-person healing – recently held its annual Spring Luncheon, which drew a crowd of nearly 400 supporters. The event included a reception, luncheon...

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Charles St. Building Damaged in Fire

April 29, 2014
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Charles St. Building Damaged in Fire

The Boston Fire Department is investigating the cause of a Beacon Hill fire Saturday night that sent one firefighter to the hospital and displaced five people. The two-alarm fire began at 10 p.m. at 119 Charles St., a 4-story brick building. The first floor of the building was a clothing business while floors 2-3-4...

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Beacon Hill Repairs in Mayor’s Budget

April 29, 2014
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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh unveiled his $2.7 billion fiscal year 2015 budget to the City Council.  Walsh and the city’s five year $1.9 billion capital plan includes monies for Beacon Hill. The five year capital plan, which will span from FY15 to FY19, has an underlying framework for the strategic use of infrastructure to...

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Otis House Museum Has Walking Tours of Hill

April 29, 2014
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The Otis House Museum will offer walking tours of Boston’s Beacon Hill each Saturday, May through October. Go beyond the brick sidewalks and charming gardens and learn about Beacon Hill’s development in the Federal era. The fortunes, ambitions and struggles of Beacon Hill’s early residents, both wealthy and working-class, shaped the streets, architecture and...

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More Collections for Leaf and Yard Waste in Effect

April 29, 2014
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New in 2014, the City of Boston’s Department of Public Works (DPW) is adding four summer collections of leaf and yard waste to its spring and fall yard waste collection program. DPW will collect residents’ yard waste curbside, and it will be composted. Spring collection runs for four weeks from April 28 to May...

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Police Briefs 04-29-2014

April 29, 2014
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 04/24/14 – Between 8 a.m. and midnight, a Phillips Street resident reports unknown person(s) forced open the front door of his apartment and removed two laptops, two home radios and a jewelry chest. Incidents April 23 61 Phillips St. -  Investigate Property April 24 122 Charles St. – Dangerous...

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