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21st Garlands & Greens Fundraiser

Lindy Roethlisberger, (left) Ivy A. Turner, event organizer, and Tom Kershaw, sponsor, during the 21st annual Garlands and Greens Fundraiser at the Hampshire House last week. The annual fundraiser helps to raise funds to purchase the bows and garland that decorate the Hill’s 1,100 gas lamps for the holidays. Volunteers will perform the decorations of the posts on Dec. 3.

    21st Garlands & Greens Fundraiser
    Lindy Roethlisberger, (left) Ivy A. Turner, event organizer, and Tom Kershaw, sponsor, during the 21st annual Garlands and Greens Fundraiser at the Hampshire House last week. The annual fundraiser helps to raise funds to purchase the bows and garland that decorate the Hill's 1,100 gas lamps for the holidays.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

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Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill and Hampshire House to Co-Host NYT Best-Selling Author

Looking for a great holiday book to read or gift idea for that bookworm on your list?  A signed copy of Elin Hilderbrand’s books could be just the thing.

    Blackstone's of Beacon Hill and Hampshire House to Co-Host NYT Best-Selling Author
    Looking for a great holiday book to read or gift idea for that bookworm on your list? A signed copy of Elin Hilderbrand's books could be just the thing. She will be signing copies of her newest book ~ "Winter Solstice" ~ the fourth and final installment in her "Winter Street" series ~ at the Hampshire House (84 Beacon St.)
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 hours ago

Master Plan for Boston:City Hall and Plaza Works to Revitalize Area

By Beth Treffeisen

    Master Plan for Boston:City Hall and Plaza Works to Revitalize Area
    The final Master Plan for re-imaging how City Hall and City Hall Plaza can be reshaped into a vibrant, civic hub has been completed, with early implementation of Phase 1 renovations set to begin soon. "It is time that we re-imagine City Hall Plaza as the thriving, healthy, innovative space that it should be," said Mayor Martin Walsh.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 hours ago

Police Briefs 11-21-2017

Beacon Hill Beat

    Police Briefs 11-21-2017
    From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny/Shoplifting 11/10/17 - At about 10:28 a.m., a male suspect was arrested for larceny/shoplifting and trespassing. A Charles Street sporting-goods store employee chased down the suspect when he fled on foot after stealing three vests and three jackets from the store. Auto Theft 11/12/17 - A Mt.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 hours ago

SoWa Winter Fest Looks to Build on Successes in its Third Year

By Seth Daniel

    SoWa Winter Fest Looks to Build on Successes in its Third Year
    With the chill in the air, the colored lights blinking - and even the simulated snow - the SoWa Winter Festival was a hand's down success last year, and organizers are ready to build on that and bring the holiday shopping market and good time into the regular lexicon of Boston's overall celebration.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 hours ago

BHCA Community Corner

Public Forum on Bicycling held Nov. 16

    BHCA Community Corner
    By Suzanne Besser, BHCA President Last week the Beacon Hill Civic Association Traffic & Parking Committee looked toward the future when it turned to the Boston Cyclists Union representatives for a discussion about how to make bicycling safer in the downtown neighborhoods.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 hours ago

West End Branch Librarian Honored as Community Hero

By Dan Murphy

    West End Branch Librarian Honored as Community Hero
    At a Nov. 9 reception at the Boston Marriot Copley Place that drew around 1,100 attendees, West End branch librarian Helen Bender was among 21 Community Heroes honored by ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development). A lifelong Boston resident with two master's degrees, she joined the Boston Public Library staff in 1982 and has served as its West End librarian since 2007.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 hours ago

The Red Wagon Celebrates 20 Years

The Red Wagon celebrated it’s 20th Birthday on Thursday Nov. 16. Local shop owners stopped by to join in celebrating this milestone. There are many years of retail longevity between this group.Pictured left to right, Nina Castillion, of E.R Butler, Suzy O’Brien, of The Red Wagon, Lynne Wolverton, of Linens on the Hill, Jennifer Hill, of Blackstones of Beacon Hill, and Lana Barakat, of December Thieves.

    The Red Wagon Celebrates 20 Years
    The Red Wagon celebrated it's 20th Birthday on Thursday Nov. 16. Local shop owners stopped by to join in celebrating this milestone. There are many years of retail longevity between this group.Pictured left to right, Nina Castillion, of E.R Butler, Suzy O'Brien, of The Red Wagon, Lynne Wolverton, of Linens on the Hill, Jennifer Hill, of Blackstones of Beacon Hill, and Lana Barakat, of December Thieves.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 hours ago

Chris Sinclair, Local Businessman and Bistro Owner, Wins National Award

Chris Sinclair, “owner of the beloved The Charles River Bistro, serial entrepreneur and philanthropist with countless personal and professional ties to Beacon Hill, was recently honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business.

    Chris Sinclair, Local Businessman and Bistro Owner, Wins National Award
    Chris Sinclair, "owner of the beloved The Charles River Bistro, serial entrepreneur and philanthropist with countless personal and professional ties to Beacon Hill, was recently honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 hours ago

BHWF Hosts Evening with Architect, Ann Beha

By Christine Thuy-Anh Vu

    BHWF Hosts Evening with Architect, Ann Beha
    The Beacon Hill Women's Forum (BHWF) hosted a scintillating evening of convivial company at the Hampshire House, featuring renowned architect Ann Beha as the honored speaker on Nov. 14. Introduced by friend and Program Director Debbie Smith, Beha discussed the evolution of Boston, the distinguished projects from her firm Ann Beha Architects, and the social impact of urban design and architecture.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

3 hours ago

Area A-1 Sees Slight Uptick in Part One Crime

By Dan Murphy

    Area A-1 Sees Slight Uptick in Part One Crime
    Area A-1 has seen a 2-percent increase in violent and property crime in 2017, compared to last year. According to Boston Police, 2,084 incidents of Part One crime were reported between Jan. 1 and Oct. 15 of this year in the area, which includes Beacon Hill, Chinatown Downtown and the North End, as opposed to 2,045 during the same timeframe in 2016.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

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Pelham, NH Police: Woman charged with DUI after driving 20-feet down an embankment

According to officials, the crash happened near 30 Bridge Street after the driver, Joelle Bissell, of Billerica, MA, pulled out of the BP Gas Station, crossed the double yellow line and drove down the embankment.

    Pelham, NH Police: Woman charged with DUI after driving 20-feet down an embankment
    PELHAM, NH (WHDH) - Pelham, New Hampshire Police said a woman was charged with DUI after driving her vehicle 20-feet down an embankment around 5 p.m. on Friday. According to officials, the crash happened near 30 Bridge Street after the driver, Joelle Bissell, of Billerica, MA, pulled out of the BP Gas Station, crossed the double yellow line and drove down the embankment.
    http://whdh.com

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