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Beacon Hill Seminars Kick-Off

September 20, 2018
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Beacon Hill Seminars Kick-Off

Bill Sherden, Curriculum Chair, and Mark Yessian, president, at the Church of the Advent on Sept. 10 for the Beacon Hill Seminars (BHS) 2018 Fall Kickoff. Participants learned about the 23 courses offered from October 1-November 20. At the event, educators briefly discussed the provocative seminars and lectures on topics such as historic preservation,...

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BHCA Fall HillFest Returns Sunday

September 20, 2018
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The 17th annual Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Fall HillFest takes place on the flat of Mt. Vernon Street on Sunday, Sept. 23, from noon to 4 p.m. The event will feature 20 neighborhood non-profits, and this year’s sponsors include Harpoon, F.H. Perry, Hampshire House, Panificio, Florina Pizzeria and Paninioteca and more. It will also...

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TEA is Named an Official Charity of 2019 Marathon

September 20, 2018
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The Charles River Esplanade has long been Boston’s most popular – and beautiful – running route for casual runners and elite athletes alike. Now, 15 runners will have the opportunity to give back to the park as they train for the 123rd Boston Marathon. The Esplanade Association (TEA) the nonprofit partner to the Massachusetts...

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BLC Discusses New Guidelines for Bay Village, Ex Comm Votes on Licensing Matters

September 20, 2018
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At the Bay Village Executive Committee meeting on September 10, Joe Cornish, director of Design Review for the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC), gave a presentation regarding the updating of the Bay Village Historic District guidelines. Cornish said that Bay Village ”probably has the most vague and confusing guidelines,” and currently only the front facades...

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Commonwealth Avenue Resident, Joan Diver Pens Memoir

September 20, 2018
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Commonwealth Avenue resident and author Joan Diver, profiled in the Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Common Ground”, is available for interviews regarding her new memoir in which Boston plays a key role.  She will be reading from her book, which was recently featured on the cover of “Publishers Weekly”, at the Trident Booksellers and Cafe,...

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Police Briefs 09-18-2018

September 20, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 09/06/18 – A victim reported unknown person(s) smashed the front driver’s side window of his 2014 Dodge van with a brick some time between 5:15 p.m. on Sept. 5 and 6:15 a.m. the next day.  The victim stated a set of work and...

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Getting to the Heart of America’s Diabetes Crisis

September 20, 2018
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About 30 million Americans have diabetes, and an estimated 1.5 million more are diagnosed each year. More than 25 percent of seniors have diabetes, and minority populations are at the greatest risk of developing this disease. African Americans, for instance, have a 77 percent higher risk of developing diabetes compared to White Americans. Hispanic...

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Neighborhood Events Planned

September 20, 2018
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While the weather outside may still seem like summer, the fall activities in our neighborhood are getting underway. On Saturday night, The Esplanade Association Gala was held under beautiful skies. The event was another success raising funds for the Esplanade. Two other events happening this Sunday, September 23, are the Hill House Pancake Breakfast...

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Esplanade Supporters Enjoy a Special “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Celebration:Benefit Gala Set for Sept 15

September 14, 2018
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Esplanade Supporters Enjoy a Special  “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Celebration:Benefit Gala Set for Sept 15

Tiffany’s & Co. hosted a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” celebration for the Esplanade Association’s Moondance Gala committee at their Newbury Street location on Friday morning, September 7.  The committee came together to preview the spectacular Tiffany Paper Flowers Pave Diamond Pendant that Tiffany’s & Co. generously donated to the upcoming annual benefit gala which is...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

September 14, 2018
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New DOT data after the re-opening of the Longfellow Bridge On September 6th, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation held a public meeting to present data now that the Longfellow Bridge has been fully re-opened for two months. Upon the re-opening many stakeholders, including local politicians, advocacy groups and neighborhood organizations such as the BHCA,...

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