‘Common’ Stabbing Suspect Being Held on $1 Million Bail

October 23, 2014
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The man who allegedly stabbed two park rangers in the Boston Common last Tuesday was held on $1 million cash bail at his arraignment on attempted murder and related charges, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Boston Municipal Court Judge Robert McKenna imposed that bail on Bodio Hutchinson, age 34, at the...

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Bowker Overpass Closure to Continue this Week

October 23, 2014
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The Storrow Drive eastbound offramp for the Fenway, Boylston Street, and the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, across the the Bowker Overpass will be closed between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. through October 24.  The closure will also be on Saturday,...

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Yes on Question 2

October 22, 2014
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Fenway Park filled to the brim with plastic bottles. That dramatic image conveys the volume of bottle litter we throw away in Massachusetts each year. Most of it gets deposited in landfills. Some litter lingers in our gutters, along the roads, across the beaches...

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Councilor Zakim Opens Door to Constituents During Office Hours

October 22, 2014
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Councilor Zakim Opens Door to Constituents During Office Hours

City Councilor Josh Zakim estimates that 90 percent of the issues that Beacon Hill constituents bring to him during his monthly office hours can be resolved with a phone...

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On Thursday Meet Local Author Karen Cord Taylor at Blackstone’s

October 17, 2014
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If Beacon Hill could talk, it would tell you stories — stories of unique individuals and groups, past and present — who’ve had a lasting impact on the community...

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Charles River Gets High Marks

October 17, 2014
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EPA has given a grade of “A-” for water quality in the Charles River during 2013. It is the highest grade EPA has issued since the 1995 inception of...

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State Issues RFP for Air Rights

October 17, 2014
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The state issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) on Wednesday for the design and development of an air-rights project at Boylston Street and Massachusetts Avenue. Massachusetts Department of Transportation...

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Hill Couple’s Hobby Honored by Washington, D.C., Museum

October 17, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Times has neighborhood competition, but not competition that should cause much concern. “I call it the world’s smallest newspaper, with the world’s smallest circulation,” says Bowdoin...

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Block Party is This Sunday On the Hill

October 17, 2014
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Don’t miss the neighborhoods biggest party, this Sunday, September 14! The Beacon Hill Civic Association will once again host the Neighborhood Block Party from 12noon to 4pm in-front of...

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Letters to the Editor

October 17, 2014
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Maura Healey for state AG  Maura Healey is also running as a Democrat to be Attorney General of Massachusetts. Healey has represented Massachusetts citizens for the past several years,...

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Remember This: Caregiving and Long-Term Illness

October 14, 2014
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Remember This: Caregiving and Long-Term Illness

Let’s suppose your mother has Alzheimer’s.  You’ve found her a lovely Assisted Living Facility with an Alzheimer’s Unit and a view of the ocean—that eases your mind.  One evening,...

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Restrictions: Scheduled for MassPike

October 14, 2014
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Effective Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, MassDOT will be implementing a lane restriction on the Turnpike/I-90 in the westbound direction between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in...

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Somerset Club Gets City’s Nod to Expand

October 14, 2014
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The city’s Board of Appeals voted last Tuesday to grant zoning relief to the Somerset Club allowing it to fill in its exterior courtyard for the purposes of creating...

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Worldwide Sexual and Gender Violence to be Tonight’s Topic at Women’s Forum

October 14, 2014
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Beacon Hill resident AK Goodman, an obstetrician and gynecologist, will discuss sexual and gender violence around the world at tonight’s meeting of the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum, an organization...

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The Bridges of Suffolk County

October 14, 2014
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Everyone knows the Longfellow Bridge is being rebuilt. It is scheduled for completion in late 2016. But other bridges across the Charles and other waterways are also undergoing changes....

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Downtown View: This is a Column of Sidewalk Pictures

October 6, 2014
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Downtown View: This is a Column of Sidewalk Pictures

I want to show you what a good job the City of Boston’s Public Works Department can do. I learned this several years ago when I was a member...

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BHAC Determinations

October 6, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission met on Thursday, September 18.  The following determinations were made: APPROVED WITH PROVISIONS Application 15.366 BH Putnam Avenue Applicant: Lawrence Hayden (property manager): Replace...

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Letter to the Editor

October 6, 2014
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Reader says ‘no’ to Question 2 It is my hope that all Beacon Hill residents are taking a close look at Question   2,which will appear on this November’s...

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Civic Association Proceeds with Litigation Against City over Hill Sidewalk Curb-cuts

October 6, 2014
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After failing to reach a compromise on bringing the neighborhood’s sidewalks into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) announced last week that...

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Suffolk University to Launch Free Online Course on City’s Rich History

October 6, 2014
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When Suffolk University launches its first free online course entitled “History of Boston” next month, participants worldwide can take a virtual tour of the “Hub,” visiting significant landmarks and...

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Beautify Beacon Hill Award Winners

September 23, 2014
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Beautify Beacon Hill Award Winners

The Beacon Hill Civic Association, the Beacon Hill Garden Club and the Beacon Hill Times would like to thank all those who submitted pictures to the Beautify Beacon Hill...

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New Administrator At Gibson House Museum

September 23, 2014
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After a focused search, the Gibson House Museum has appointed Michelle Marchetti Coughlin as its new museum administrator, according to a press release. Coughlin is a historian and the...

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Letters To The Editor

September 23, 2014
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The BHCA thanks all who participated in the Neighborhood Block Party! Dear Editor: Beacon Hill residents and friends gathered on sunny Mount Vernon Street on September 14 to participate...

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Downtown View: Seeing Boston From The Water

September 23, 2014
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If you’re a traveler and an architecture enthusiast, you may have been on the Chicago River architectural boat tour. It is splendid, with good stories about the Windy City’s...

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