Scores of people made their way through Beacon Hill on an annual stroll that took on new meaning in 2021 now that the street and its shops and restaurants can reopen fully for business. Organizer Mark Duffield noted that the glorious weather helped those gathered to celebrate Beacon Hill, a city neighborhood that measures just a mile square. Joining Bill Brett was event emcee radio host Jordan Rich and Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, a…

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REPORT: Smoki Bacon, a well-known part of and reporter on Boston’s social scene, has died. Smoki marked her 90th birthday with a party at her daughter’s Beacon Hill home in 2018, where Bill Brett took these photographs. Among those who turned out were Marvin Gilmore, who marked his 90th birthday a few years ago. Smoki and her husband Dick Concannon are well-known to so many through their TV show “The Literati Scene,” airing on Boston’s…

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