Monthly Archives: November 2010

Garden Club makes a big gift

November 23, 2010
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Garden Club makes a big gift

The Beacon Hill Garden Club made the largest donation in its 82-year history last week to benefit the Boston Common. The club gave $55,000 to the Friends of the Public Garden, which, with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, will oversee the planting of a grove of disease-resistant Homestead Elms around the Brewer Fountain...

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Mayfair on the Hill gets in holiday spirit with gift drive

November 23, 2010
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Mayfair on the Hill gets in holiday spirit with gift drive

With help from neighbors, Mayfair on the Hill is doing its part to make this holiday season brighter for patients at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. The salon, located at 81a West Cedar St., will hold its eighth annual gift drive for children in need on Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., featuring...

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Playspace planning

November 23, 2010
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Members of the Friends of the Esplanade Playspace were on hand at the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Parks and Public Spaces Committee meeting last week to discuss their playground proposal. The non-profit intends to build an approximately 10,000 square-foot playground for 5- to 12-year-olds a short distance from the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge on...

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Thanksgiving 2010

November 23, 2010
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Everything about our lives and about the well-being of our nation has been put in question by the nagging recession that has cost so many jobs and our belief in the banking system and even our belief in our ability as a nation to overcome economic adversity. With Thanksgiving upon us, we agree there...

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Police Briefs 11-22-2010

November 23, 2010
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Larceny – Pickpocket 11/11/10 – At around 2:45 p.m., a female victim reported that an unknown person removed her purse, containing U.S. currency, bankcards and personal items, from her bag while she was sitting in a Charles Street coffee shop. Robbery – knife 11/14/10 – At approximately 9:34 p.m., a male victim reported while...

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Hill House launches inaugural Girls on the Run program

November 16, 2010
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Hill House launches inaugural Girls on the Run program

By John O’Hara The Hill House’s newest children’s program received a great boon recently as local sneaker manufacturer New Balance announced its desire to bestow a ten thousand dollar grant upon Girls on the Run (GOTR) of Suffolk County. GOTR, International is a renowned group, founded in North Carolina in 1996, which uses running...

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‘Taste of Alsace’ at the Colonade Hotel

November 16, 2010
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‘Taste of Alsace’ at the Colonade Hotel

Guests gathered at the Colonnade Hotel on Nov. 9 to celebrate all things French with the “Taste of Alsace.” Regional gastronomic specialties were featured from 20 of Boston’s finest restaurants, including the Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro, Sel de la Terre and Market. At left, Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro co-owner Cecilia Rait is...

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BHCA board outlines a list of aspirations for the Hill

November 16, 2010
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) board of directors voted unanimously last Monday to adopt six aspirations outlined in its community plan for the neighborhood. Michelle Vilms, a former BHCA board member and current Planning and Research Committee member, described the community plan as a “living document” that was created following interviews with more...

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Menino shows strength and common sense on crucial issues

November 16, 2010
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Last week, Boston’s mayor showed why he remains relevant after all these years to the vast majority of residents living and working in this city. First, he issued a major statement indicating that he will be going to the State House to argue for health insurance reform for public employees that could save the...

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Police Blotter 11-15-2010

November 16, 2010
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 11/03/10 – Victims reported that an unknown male entered their Joy Street apartment at around 5 a.m. while they were home in the bedroom. One victim stated that he spotted the reflection of the suspect walking around the apartment in a mirror and called 911. The suspect then fled...

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