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Charles Street Holiday Stroll

Ottavia Pomazon and Stefanie Gardener looking at scented candles and blankets at Whitney & Winston as they do some holiday shopping during the annual Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll on Thursday, Dec. 7. The annual event drew hundreds to Charles Street for shopping and ringing in the season with Mayor Martin Walsh for the tree lighting.

    Charles Street Holiday Stroll
    Ottavia Pomazon and Stefanie Gardener looking at scented candles and blankets at Whitney & Winston as they do some holiday shopping during the annual Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll on Thursday, Dec. 7. The annual event drew hundreds to Charles Street for shopping and ringing in the season with Mayor Martin Walsh for the tree lighting.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

31 hours ago

First Snowfall

The first snowfall over the weekend left Beacon Hill looking like true winter scene as snow hung from the trees and motorists had to remove the snow from their cars. Boston received between 3 to 4 inches of snow.

    First Snowfall
    The first snowfall over the weekend left Beacon Hill looking like true winter scene as snow hung from the trees and motorists had to remove the snow from their cars. Boston received between 3 to 4 inches of snow.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

31 hours ago

Tower May Soon Sit Over Garage on Stuart Street

By Beth Treffeisen

    Tower May Soon Sit Over Garage on Stuart Street
    The Los Angeles based CIM Group plans to build a residential tower on top of the existing Motor Mart Garage located at 201 Stuart Street in downtown Boston. The tower is currently planned to be 278 feet tall, and if built would be higher than the proposed 212 Stuart Street tower across the street at 199 feet.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

31 hours ago

A Family Christmas

A REQUEST FROM THE WHOLE FAMILY: Molly, Matt, and little Caroline Bechtel, Gary W. Koch, and Lois Schramek talk to Santa about what they hope is under the tree on Christmas morning. The fun moment came during the Hill House’s Party with Santa just before the grand tree lighting on Charles Street.

    A Family Christmas
    A REQUEST FROM THE WHOLE FAMILY: Molly, Matt, and little Caroline Bechtel, Gary W. Koch, and Lois Schramek talk to Santa about what they hope is under the tree on Christmas morning. The fun moment came during the Hill House's Party with Santa just before the grand tree lighting on Charles Street.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

32 hours ago

Boston City Council Updates

The Boston City Council met on Wednesday, December 6 at at Boston City Hall.

    Boston City Council Updates
    The City Council's Special Committee on the Community Preservation Act to appoint four finalists to the Community Preservation Committee has been pushed to the following hearing date, Wednesday, Dec. 23. City Councilor Michael Flaherty said that City Council is expecting the five from the administration and want to hold off until those are received.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

32 hours ago

BHCA Community Corner

by Suzanne Besser, BHCA President

    BHCA Community Corner
    Annual Appeal It's that time of year again - time when the Beacon Hill Civic Association turns to the community to ask for support of the work it does to enhance the quality of life for all residents. Members are asked to watch for a packet of information about the Annual Appeal in this week's mail.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

32 hours ago

Thank You to All the Volunteers

For those of us living on Beacon Hill, the gas street lights are part of the charm of this historic neighborhood.  For most of the year, these black poles remain a throwback to a quaint earlier century.

    Thank You to All the Volunteers
    For those of us living on Beacon Hill, the gas street lights are part of the charm of this historic neighborhood. For most of the year, these black poles remain a throwback to a quaint earlier century. However, during the holidays, these poles are transformed into beautiful ornaments as garlands and red bows are placed on the more than 1,100 street poles.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

32 hours ago

Police Briefs 12-12-2017

Beacon Hill Beat

    Police Briefs 12-12-2017
    From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Building 11/30/17 - A victim reported she put her wallet inside her locker at a Stuart Street hostel at about 10 a.m., but when she returned at around 4 p.m., she realized U.S. currency had been removed from the wallet.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

32 hours ago

Kodomo Annex Hosts Children’s Book Launch

Kodomo Annex on River Street, hosted an exclusive VIP Launch Party to celebrate the publication of Ben and Tonya Mezrich’s first book together: Charlie Num3ers and The Man in the Moon. This is the first time in three years that Mezrich has released a children’s book, his last title-Bringing Down the Mouse graced the bestseller lists, and Charlie is slated to do the same with Ellen Pompeo ready to turn it into a TV show.

    Kodomo Annex Hosts Children's Book Launch
    Kodomo Annex on River Street, hosted an exclusive VIP Launch Party to celebrate the publication of Ben and Tonya Mezrich's first book together: Charlie Num3ers and The Man in the Moon.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

32 hours ago

BHAC Agenda

The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday, December 21, 2017 starting at 5:00 p.m. in Piemonte Room City Hall.

    BHAC Agenda
    The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday, December 21, 2017 starting at 5:00 p.m. in Piemonte Room City Hall. (Use Congress Street as an entrance and exit after 5:30pm) Violations 18.098 BH 81 Mount Vernon Street (VIO.BH.116): Paint front door; install two light fixtures flanking front entrance; replace all storm windows on front elevation.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

32 hours ago

Homelessness Among Senior Citizens is a Form of ‘Elder Abuse’

By Dan Weber

    Homelessness Among Senior Citizens is a Form of 'Elder Abuse'
    Here's a startling statistic from the Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD]: "the homeless population is aging faster than the general population in the United States." It's a shameless embarrassment in a country with a tradition of helping the needy. Growing old is a condition we all have to live with.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

32 hours ago

Overnight Lane Closures on Storrow Drive Posted

MassDOT will implement overnight lane closures on Storrow Drive east and westbound in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge through Friday, December 15. Single lane closures will be from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM and double lane closures will be from 11:00 PM each night until 5:00 AM the following morning.

    Overnight Lane Closures on Storrow Drive Posted
    MassDOT will implement overnight lane closures on Storrow Drive east and westbound in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge through Friday, December 15. Single lane closures will be from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM and double lane closures will be from 11:00 PM each night until 5:00 AM the following morning.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

32 hours ago

Black Ink Takes Home First-Place in Charles St Storefront Decorating Contest

By Dan Murphy

    Black Ink Takes Home First-Place in Charles St Storefront Decorating Contest
    During the Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll on Thursday evening, Black Ink was named the first-place winner in the 2017 Charles Street annual Storefront Decorating Contest. The shop at 101 Charles St. specializing in greeting cards, stationary and unique gift items took top prize in the competition sponsored by the Joint Charles Street Committee of the Beacon Hill Civic Association and the Beacon Hill Business Association.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

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Where to Eat on Christmas Day in Boston

...and an eggnog crème brûlée for dessert. Reservations can be made online. (215 Charles St., Beacon Hill, Boston...

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...m., $50 for adults and $19 for kids under 12. Kids under three eat free. (40 Edwin H Land Blvd., Cambridge...

...from 5 to 10 p.m. as well. Reservations available by phone — (617) 574-7295. (10 Avery St., Downtown, Boston...

...7 to 10:30 a.m. and dinner service from 5 to 8 p.m. (776 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston...

...with three courses available for $65. The restaurant also serves specialty cocktails, wine, and beer. (528 Commonwealth Ave., Kenmore Square, Boston...

Reservations are still open for Christmas Day dining at Fin Point, which offers New England seafood and raw bar options, plus pizza, pasta, and some classics like lobster rolls and burgers. (89 Broad St., Downtown, Boston)

Out by the harbor, Meritage will serve a prix fixe Christmas menu (with or without wine pairings) from 4 to 9 p.m., with a la carte options for children under six. Call (617) 439-3995 to make a reservation. (70 Rowes Wharf, Boston)

The Christmas spread at Miel includes a rabbit and mushroom soup, prime rib, seared scallops, and a smoked pheasant breast with acorn squash. For dessert, there will be peppermint cheesecake and a classic bouche de noel. Menu available for $65 per person. (510 Atlantic Ave., Waterfront, Boston)

...11 a.m. to 4 p.m., for $75 per person and $25 per child. (1 Seaport Ln., Seaport, Boston...

A lobster Christmas is in store for diners at Abe & Louie’s. The restaurant will offer a boiled lobster dinner with two, three, or four pounds worth of meat, in addition to baked lobster with breadcrumbs and Maine lobster casserole. (793 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston)

Go Mediterranean for Christmas dinner with a four-course meal with two entrees for the table and a special dessert tasting. Dinner priced at $65 per person. (79 Park Plaza, Back Bay, Boston)

Open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Ma Maison has both prix fixe and a la carte options available, including butternut squash soup, wild mushroom risotto, grilled rack of lamb, duck, and a traditional bouche de noel for dessert, along with many other items. (272 Cambridge St., Boston)

...open the rest of the day without the specials as well. Reservations recommended; check Reserve. (1 Kendall Sq., Kendall Square, Cambridge...

Dig into some pumpkin tortelli or veal ossobuco at Bricco in the North End. The restaurant is taking reservations for Christmas Day and has plenty of wine, cognac, and whiskey to round out a special occasion. (241 Hanover St., North End, Boston)

Cube toasts and chinwiches and cola wings, oh my! Feast on Hong Kong-inspired dishes at this Chinatown spot, and don’t forget to save room for dessert. Reservations are still available on OpenTable. (86 Harrison Ave., Chinatown, Boston)

Taste the Caribbean in Cambridge this holiday, with options ranging from plantain balls with pork belly to ceviche, yucca fritters, and various empanadas. Main courses feature seafood, hearty cuts of meat, and rotisserie chicken. (450 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge)

The restaurant’s menu of French dishes includes fois gras, mussels, ribeye, cheese, and desserts, and reservations are still available on OpenTable. (1627 Beacon St., Brookline)

This new spot in Southie has dinner reservations available for Christmas Day, serving its American menu of small bites, burgers and sandwiches, and wood-fired pizzas. (726 E Broadway, South Boston)

    Where to Eat on Christmas Day in Boston
    This holiday season, let Boston's restaurants do all the work. While many restaurants are closed for Christmas Day, various spots around the city will be in full swing, offering brunch, breakfast, and/or dinner. Whether you're looking for something traditional (a la honey-glazed ham) or something a little out of the ordinary (all-you-can-eat meat feast, perhaps?), it's not too late to snag a reservation somewhere.
    https://boston.eater.com

6 days ago

Josh Zakim is at j.pace&sons.

Happening right now- West End Office Hours! Come by with any questions, suggestions, or just to say hi! We’re here until 9:30! #BosPoli #MaPoli

    Josh Zakim
    Happening right now- West End Office Hours! Come by with any questions, suggestions, or just to say hi! We're here until 9:30! #BosPoli #MaPoli
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Police Briefs 12-05-2017

Beacon Hill Beat

    Police Briefs 12-05-2017
    From Boston Police Area A-1 Robbery - Street 11/20/17- A victim reported while walking on Beacon Street at around 1:04 a.m., two unknown male suspects approached him. At this time, the suspects knocked the victim to the ground and stole his cellphone, as well as his wallet containing bank and credit cards, U.S.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Dec 05

Remembering the Cocoanut Grove Fire 75 Years Later

By Dan Murphy

    Remembering the Cocoanut Grove Fire 75 Years Later
    On Tuesday, Nov. 28 - the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Cocoanut Grove fire - the most deadly tragedy in the city's history was commemorated recently with a special program at the Copley Branch of the Boston Public Library.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Dec 05

Beacon Hill Women’s Forum to Host Gatsby-Themed Holiday Event

By Amy Tsurumi

    Beacon Hill Women's Forum to Host Gatsby-Themed Holiday Event
    "The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun and now the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music and the opera of voices pitches a key higher," says Fitzgerald's Nick Carraway, describing a night at one of Gatsby's lavish parties.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Dec 05

City Unveils Final Report for “Action Plan” to Improve Mobility Around North Station

By Dan Murphy

    City Unveils Final Report for "Action Plan" to Improve Mobility Around North Station
    Following an extensive public process that began last summer, the city unveiled the final report for its "action plan" last week, which aims to improve accessibility for various modes of transportation around North Station.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Dec 05

Upstairs Downstairs Antiques Helps Conceive Beloved, Neighborhood Holiday Tradition

The annual Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll unites Charles Street merchants who collectively open their doors for one festive afternoon each December, but the beloved holiday tradition can actually be traced back to the efforts of Upstairs Downstairs Antiques.

    Upstairs Downstairs Antiques Helps Conceive Beloved, Neighborhood Holiday Tradition
    The annual Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll unites Charles Street merchants who collectively open their doors for one festive afternoon each December, but the beloved holiday tradition can actually be traced back to the efforts of Upstairs Downstairs Antiques.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Dec 05

Decking Out Beacon Hill

Volunteers sort out the garlands for the decorators at Otis House on Saturday morning.

    Decking Out Beacon Hill
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    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Dec 05

BHCA Community Corner

By Suzanne Besser, BHCA President

    BHCA Community Corner
    Cambridge Street included in Action Plan The North Station Area Mobility Action Plan, a set of proposed transportation improvements and initiatives for the West End, North End, and Bulfinch Triangle neighborhoods as well as Cambridge Street and Charles Circle, has been finalized.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Dec 05

Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee Agenda

The Zoning and Licensing Committee of the Beacon Hill Civic Association will meet on Wednesday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. at 74 Joy Street. All meetings are open to the public. If you have any questions or comments regarding the matters to be heard, please attend. If you are unable to attend but would like to express an opinion, please call (617.227.1922), write (74 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02114) or send an email to the BHCA office (patricia.tully@bhcivic.org) prior to the meeting. Design plans and additional information and updates on these matters are posted on the BHCA website at www.bhcivic.org.

    Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee Agenda
    The Zoning and Licensing Committee of the Beacon Hill Civic Association will meet on Wednesday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. at 74 Joy Street. All meetings are open to the public. If you have any questions or comments regarding the matters to be heard, please attend.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Dec 05

NY Times-Bestselling Author Ben and Tonya Mezrich Release Newest Children’s Book

Kodomo Annex will host an exclusive VIP Launch Party to celebrate the publication of Ben and Tonya Mezrich’s first book together, “Charlie Numbers and The Man in the Moon.”

    NY Times-Bestselling Author Ben and Tonya Mezrich Release Newest Children's Book
    Kodomo Annex will host an exclusive VIP Launch Party to celebrate the publication of Ben and Tonya Mezrich's first book together, "Charlie Numbers and The Man in the Moon."
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

Dec 05

Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim Announces His Campaign for Secretary of State

By Beth Treffeisen

    Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim Announces His Campaign for Secretary of State
    Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim announced last week that he is going to be a candidate for Secretary of State, promising broad new expansions of voting rights, greater transparency in government, and stronger oversight of businesses across the state. Zakim will be running against the current officeholder Democrat William F.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

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