Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

Seagle headlines BHCA Annual Meeting May 21

James F. Seagle, Jr., president of Rogerson Communities and a recognized leader in the field of housing and services for elders, will give the keynote address at the BHCA’s 96th Annual Meeting and Reception to be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Monday, May 21, at the Union Club, 8 Park Street.

Seagle, joined Rogerson Communities in 1973 and initiated its transition from managing the Beacon House, formerly a single rest home for older men on Myrtle Street, to the multidimensional organization it is today. Its scope includes management of 21 communities and five adult day programs that serve more than 1,500 families.

In his presentation entitled ‘Yes in My Back Yard,’ Seagle will talk about its three properties on Beacon Hill. In addition to the Beacon House, which offers 85 rent-subsidized and 32 rent-moderated apartments for persons age 55 and over, are the Peter Fanueil School, with 48 affordable apartments for low-income individuals and families, and the Joy Street Residence with 20 affordable apartments for low-income persons who are disabled by HIV/AIDS.

In addition to Seagle’s’ address, the meeting will include the presentation of the 21st annual Beacon Award as well as the election of the group’s officers and directors for the 2018-2019 term.


It’s time for all BHCA

members to renew

The Beacon Hill Civic Association wishes to remind its members that Spring on Beacon Hill means it’s time for everyone to renew their membership.

Membership dues support the operation of the association that was first established in 1922 by neighbors whose goal was to protect Beacon Hill’s historic and residential character. Today, it continues as a primarily volunteer organization that helps preserve and enhance the quality of life in the neighborhood.

Individual dues are $50 ($30 for members up to age 35 and over 65). Supporting membership dues are $100. Dues for the Founders Circle, which comprises BHCA’s highest level of membership giving, are $500 annually. Founder Circle members are invited to special events and receptions in appreciation of their generosity.

Membership also offer individuals and their families discounts to local shops and the many special BHCA events, including Evening on the Esplanade, special lectures, roundtables and other programs.

For more information membership in the Beacon Hill Civic Association, call 617-227-1922, email [email protected] or go to


Cambridge Street

Clean Up Day.

Members of the BHCA Cambridge Street Committee are looking for volunteers to help give Cambridge Street a good spring cleaning on Saturday, May 12. Anyone willing and able to help is invited to meet at 74 Joy Street at 11 a.m. to pick up gloves and trash bags before heading out with the clean up team. Chair Rachel Thurlow said the committee hopes to clean both sides of the street if enough people help. When finished, participants are invited to stop by Harvard Gardens for lunch and beverages. For more information and to sign up, email [email protected].

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, May 14: BHCA Architectural Committee Meeting. 5 p.m., 74 Joy Street

Monday, May 14: BHCA Board of Directors Meeting. 7 p.m., 74 Joy Street


Upcoming Special Events

Wednesday, May 9: Historic Preservation Roundtable. 6 – 8 p.m., Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street. Speaker: Architect Katherine Truman.

Saturday, May 12: BHCA Cambridge Street Clean Up Day.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sponsored by the BHCA Cambridge Street Committee.

Monday, May 21: Beacon Hill Civic Association 96th Annual Meeting & Reception. 6 – 8 p.m., The Union Club, 8 Park Street. The keynote speaker is James F. Seagle, Jr., President of Rogerson Communities, whose talk is entitled ‘Yes in My Back Yard….’.

June 21: Summer Evening at Otis House. 6-8 p.m., 141 Cambridge Street.

Visit the Beacon Hill Civic Association website and/or call the office (617-227-1922) for more information on how to get involved.

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