Monday, September 17, 2012
Hundreds turned out for the neighborhood's biggest outdoor party.
Beacon Hill residents, neighbors and nonprofit groups were blessed with perfect weather once again for the annual Neighborhood Block Party on Sunday. Patch was there to capture the festivies.
Friday, September 14, 2012
The Patriots game will be broadcast at the event.
Catch up with hundreds of your neighbors this Sunday at Beacon Hill's social event of the fall, the Neighborhood Block Party. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. on lower Mt. Vernon St. and will include dozens of activities for children and adults. It is open to everyone. And don't worry about missing the game: the Beacon Hill Civic Association, which hosts the party, is broadcasting The Pats game at the firehouse, at 127 Mt. Vernon St., where they will also have a beer garden. Free food, including burritos, chips and salsa courtesy of Anna's Taqueria, and hot dogs courtesy of Charles Street Market, will be available. Harpoon Brewery is donating beer, which will cost $5 a glass; lemonade will be $1. JP Licks is donating the ice cream, …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
City councilor candidates forum; winter dance prices raise; block party attendance down; police arrest 141 at Occupy Boston; and back to fall.
1. The 4th Biennial Boston Neighborhoods City Councilor-at-Large Candidates Forum will be held on Beacon Hill Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Seven city councilors will discuss neighborhood issues, ranging from busing to large-scale developments. It will be at auditorium at the Park Street School, 67 Brimmer St. Massachusetts General Hospital has volunteered a shuttle to bring people living at Beacon House and the Amy Lowell House. 2. After much discussion at the Beacon Hill Civic Association meeting Tuesday night, board members agreed to raise ticket prices for the winter dance by $25 (instead of an originally proposed $50) for people who are not members of the association. However, the $25 can be credited toward a BHCA membership. Prices …
Monday, September 19, 2011
Civic association executive director Suzanne Besser talks about the success of her organization's annual late-summer party.
The Beacon Hill Civic Association's annual Neighborhood Block Party brought out hundreds of people Sunday. See Beacon Hill Patch's full story.
Neighborhood Block Party a success; getting ready for the Boston Book Festival; your opinion on casinos in Massachusetts; Hispanic Heritage Month begins; and highs in the lower 60s.
1. Hundreds of Beacon Hill residents turned out for the Beacon Hill Civic Association's Neighborhood Block Party Sunday to play games with the kids, shop or have a drink with a friend. Check out Beacon Hill Patch later today for photos and more. 2. Haven't picked up your copy of the Boston Book Festival's featured story, Richard Russo's The Whore's Child? The West End branch of the Boston Public Library has free copies. Boston Book Festival organizers expect to distribute 30,000 booklets so that Bostonians have enough time to read and discuss the short story before the Oct. 15 festival, which Russo will attend. The story can also be downloaded. 3. Patch has polls! It's a new feature, and one we hope you'll enjoy. Check out the first poll …
Friday, September 16, 2011
A guide to Beacon Hill committees; Freedom Rally to bring as many as 50,000 people; Beacon Hill Institute says "Romneycare" cost jobs; don't forget the block party; and rain likely today.
1. Confused about the numerous committees that get things done on Beacon Hill? Beacon Hill Civic Association President Steve Young created an organizational chart to help clarify the roles and responsibilities of different committees. Also, the group formerly known as the City Services Committee is now called Streets and Sidewalks. 2. This Saturday the Boston Common will host up to 50,000 people for the Freedom Rally, also known as HempFest. There will be speakers and two venues for live music. See Beacon Hill Patch's story on how Beacon Hill plans to cope with the event. 3.The Boston Herald has reported that "Romneycare" has cost the state more than 18,000 jobs. The study, conducted at Suffolk University's Beacon Hill Institute, found …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Ideas for family-friendly outings around town this weekend.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Beacon Hill Neighborhood Block Party & Beer Garden Where/When: Sunday, September 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the firehouse on Mt. Vernon Street and at the Church of the Advent. Why Go: Hot dogs sizzling on the grill, beer and burritos in a hidden garden, dogs parading in a circle, bicycles decorated with streamers and stars, popcorn popping, used book and children’s clothing sales, live music, crafts for kids, a fire truck, and lots for adults. Pricing: Admission is free. The New England Pop Music Festival Where/When: Friday, September 16 at 7 p.m. at the Rosebud Diner in Somerville Why Go: A festival celebrating and showcasing the pop music of New England musicians. All the proceeds from the festival will benefit nonprofit …
Beacon Hill Block Party Sunday; Boston one of top-growing economies in the country; Hubway announces reduced fee; Vilna Shul shows movie about displaced persons' orchestra; and another warm day.
1. Save the date: The Beacon Hill Civic Association's annual Neighborhood Block Party is this Sunday starting at 1 p.m. Join neighbors for some free food and entertainment on Mt. Vernon street and at the Church of the Advent. 2. Recession? Unemployment? Sure, but the Boston-Cambridge area is one of three metro regions in the country with the fastest real GDP growth in 2010. This, according to the US Department of the Bureau of Economic Analysis. (Props to Universal Hub for publishing this tidbit first.) 3. Hubway, the city's bike-share program, has introduced a reduced membership fee for lower-income residents. The Boston Public Health Commission is subsidizing the annual fee – reducing it from $60 to $15 – for qualifying individuals. The …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The once-a-year extravaganza will feature kids' games, massages, manicures, a Patriots party and free food!
Join neighbors this Sunday for some hot dogs, games, music and New England Patriots at the Beacon Hill outdoor party of the year. The Beacon Hill Civic Assocation's annual Neighborhood Block Party is chockful of activities from 1 p.m. to the end of the football game. The party will stretch from lower Mt. Vernon Street, near the firehouse, to the Mosley Hall in the Church of the Advent. The party is open to everyone. Free food, including burritos, chips and salsa courtesy of Anna's Taqueria; chips from Food Should Taste Good; Zico coconut water; and hot dogs will be available. Harpoon Brewery is donating beer, which will cost $5 a glass; lemonade will be $1. Ben and Jerry's ice cream will be $2 each. The day is packed with stuff for the …