Monthly Archives: October 2011

‘Top Dish’ Serves Healthy Food for a Good Cause

October 25, 2011
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‘Top Dish’ Serves Healthy Food for a Good Cause

On Friday, Oct. 14, Exhale Magazine and Billy Costa of NECN’s “TV Diner” hosted the first annual “Top Dish” event, which brought together local chefs, farmers and producers at the Epi Center in South Boston to raise funds for The Greater Boston Food Bank and celebrate local, healthy food. The event featured samplings from...

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A Memorable Dining Experience

October 25, 2011
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Despite the scores of autographed photos and countless other pieces of sports memorabilia that adorn the walls of West Side Johnnie’s, owner John Caron insists the Portland Street establishment isn’t a sports bar. “There’s a lot of nostalgia here, but not just sports,” Caron said. “It’s also politics religion, movies and music.” A Melrose...

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Proposed Redistricting Could Mean New Elected Officials on Beacon Hill

October 25, 2011
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The Proposed redistricting of Massachusetts’ U.S. house and Senate seats could mean changes in the elected officials representing Beacon Hill and the Back Bay. According to a map unveiled by the state legislature’s Special Joint Committee on Redistricting last Tuesday, Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz would lose districts in Beacon Hill, and the Back Bay, while...

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Happy Halloween

October 25, 2011
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To ensure the safety of goblins and ghosts from Beacon Hill, the Beacon Hill Civic Association annually arranges for Pinckney Street and Mount Vernon Street to be closed from Joy Street to Charles Street on Halloween, October 31. Please note that these official road closures prevent access to Chestnut, Spruce, Walnut and Willow Streets,...

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Students Not Using Hotel Housing

October 25, 2011
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In recent years, Suffolk University has been housing students at the nearby Holiday Inn on Cambridge Street raising the concern of the Beacon Hill Civic Association and others who take an interest in the life and times of this neighborhood. Neighbors and city planners felt that the use of hotels for university housing does...

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Police Briefs 10-25-2011

October 25, 2011
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Breaking and Entering – Non-Residence 10/10/11 – At about 7:03 a.m., police officers responded to a Cambridge Street liquor store alarm and found the glass front door broken and items thrown on the floor. Store employee arrived and said they would estimate the value of merchandise removed. Larceny/Shoplifting 10/14/11 – A Charles Street fashion...

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Obituaries 10-25-2011

October 25, 2011
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Barbara Livingston Hally Contributing writer for Beacon Hill Times Barbara Livingston Hally of Boston died on October 18. She was 93 years old. Born to Mary Bolles Livingston and Harry Angus Livingston in Jamaica Plain, she was the loving widow of the late John R. Hally, Esquire. Mrs. Hally was a graduate of Holyoke High...

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BHCA Safety Committee to Welcome Police at Informal ‘Meet and Greet’

October 18, 2011
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BHCA Safety Committee to Welcome Police at Informal ‘Meet and Greet’

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Safety Committee will again welcome police at an informal “meet and greet” later this month, allowing residents the opportunity to talk with local law enforcement. Captain Bernie O’Rourke and Sgt. Tom Lema, both of Boston Police Area A-1, are expected to join Safety Committee Chair Paula O’Keeffe at...

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TEA 10th Anniversary Celebration Will Be Hot, Hot, Hot!

October 18, 2011
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What better way to celebrate 10 years of achievements than to throw a big, fun dance party! The Esplanade Association (TEA) is hosting a festive evening at the lovely Royal Sonesta, which boasts a stunning panoramic view of the Esplanade, on Friday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. It might be getting chilly outside, but...

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State Police Must Make Esplanade a Safer Place

October 18, 2011
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It is impossible to know exactly how many thousands of people use the Esplanade on an average day for running, bicycling, boating, walking babies in carriages, walking dogs, playing with children in the small areas reserved for them and on and on. Arguably, the number resides somewhere in the thousands. During an average weekend...

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