Monthly Archives: October 2010

Beacon Hill Garden Club PR chair offers firewood tips to neighbors

October 21, 2010
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With winter soon upon us, Ginger Lawrence, public relations chair of the Beacon Hill Garden Club, wants to remind neighbors that firewood can carry insects and diseases that kill trees. While restrictions are now in place in other states, including New York, which forbids the transport of firewood from more than 50 miles away...

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NEAA holds its annual Baseball Banquet at the TD Garden

October 21, 2010
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The North End Athletic Association held it’s annual Baseball Banquet at the TD Garden. Over 350 children and their families attended along with league coaches, commissioners, directors and sponsors. NEAA Baseball Coordinator John Romano was the Master of Ceremonies and thanked all of the sponsors for their generous contributions to held make the league...

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What does our clothing say about ourselves?

October 21, 2010
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Governor Deval Patrick, his Republican opponent Charlie Baker and independent candidate Tim Cahill represent three different constituencies – and the clothing they wear apparently reveals that. A recent Boston Globe piece detailing the clothes the gubernatorial candidates are wearing as they make their case to the residents of Massachusetts pointed out that Governor Patrick...

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Police Blotter 10-21-2010

October 21, 2010
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Oct. 12 Larceny — Female victim reports she was confronted by 4 unknown males on Chestnut St., and they grabbed her purse containing her wallet, driver’s license, credit and bank cards and fled on foot. Unarmed Robbery Female victim reports on the Public Garden at the Beacon St., side 2 females stole her cell...

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MBTA outlines Science Park/West End – Station construction plan and schedule

October 15, 2010
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MBTA outlines Science Park/West End – Station construction plan and schedule

The team behind the MBTA’s $22 million investment in accessibility improvements to the Science Park/West End Station outlined its construction plan and project schedule during a public meeting at the Amy Lowell Apartments last week. According to officials, the primary goal of the project is to bring the station, which was built in 1954,...

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Aliens among us

October 15, 2010
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  I’ve got a secret. We have an illegal alien in our family. She lives outside of Massachusetts—that’s all I’ll say. She is my cousin’s mother-in-law. Call her Mary. My cousin’s wife was born outside the U.S. but is now an American citizen. Mary came legally to visit her daughter. She stayed. My cousin’s...

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A vibrant meeting on the viability of Charles Street

October 15, 2010
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By Stephen Quigley The economic viability of the Charles Street business community dominated discussion at the joint Charles Street Committee meeting at the Mt. Vernon Street Firehouse on Thursday night. The meeting that was a collaboration between the Beacon Hill Business Association (BHBA) and the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) drew more than a...

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Task Force unveils alternatives for reconfiguring Longfellow Bridge

October 15, 2010
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The Longfellow Bridge Task Force unveiled several alternatives for reconfiguring the structure to better accommodate all pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists Wednesday at a public meeting at the Shriners Hospital auditorium. At that time, members of the Task Force, which was convened by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) in June, outlined three alternatives for...

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Budding artists at work

October 7, 2010
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Budding artists at work

Chloe Atkinson, age 8, and her mom, Tess of Beacon Hill, paint their masterpieces in the Public Garden after attending a free Landscape Watercolor Painting Workshop, which was presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and sponsored by Blick Art Supplies. (Lauren Patrick photo)

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New initiative aims to transform empty storefronts into gallery space

October 7, 2010
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Frustrated landlords and up-and-coming artists rejoice: A Revere Street resident is now spearheading an effort to transform empty storefronts on the Hill into new gallery space. David Greenwold recently proposed establishing the “Roving Gallery” – a non-profit initiative that would allow landlords to donate unoccupied retail space for use as a temporary gallery. This...

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