Monthly Archives: December 2011

Looking Back at the Year 2011

December 28, 2011
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Looking Back at the Year 2011

• In January, the city began taking steps to make public safety improvements to Codman Island at Charles and Beacon streets in response to concerns from the Beacon Hill Civic Association and City Councilor Mike Ross’ office. • On Jan. 16, state Environmental Police killed a coyote that was spotted near the Frog Pond...

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Out with the Old; In with the New

December 28, 2011
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It was a turbulent and tumultuous year in some parts of the world. In this nation, it was, above all, a year when we got more of the same rather than the dramatic change needed to alter our course. The economy improved just a bit but millions remain unemployed, businesses refuse to hire new...

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Police Briefs 12-27-2011

December 28, 2011
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Larcency in a Building 12/14/11 – A victim reported unknown person(s) stole her wallet, contained U.S. currency, credit cards and personal papers, from a Temple Place office at around 1 p.m. Larceny/ Shoplifting 12/15/11 – A Charles Street clothing store reported a female suspect stole a pink beaded dress at around 7:30 a.m. Incidents...

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Gingerbread House Decorating at 75 Chestnut Street

December 20, 2011
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Gingerbread House Decorating at 75 Chestnut Street

A Christmas tradition continued on Saturday afternoon at 75 Chestnut Street Restaurant where residents came to decorate their Gingerbread Houses. In addition to having a fun time, a portion of the proceeds was donat­ed to the local charity, Cheers for Children. In the top photo Jon Lopez helps his daughter Sadie Lopez by putting...

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BRA Head Outlines Key City Projects

December 20, 2011
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At its monthly member-ship meeting last week, the Downtown North Association welcomed Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Director Peter Meade, who provided an optimistic outlook on the future of the city. “We want a city where people work, live and enjoy themselves – a city that people are proud of,” Meade said. “I think we...

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Informative Talk Planned at African Meeting House, Jan. 5

December 20, 2011
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In celebration of the 180th anniversary of the New England Anti-Slavery Society, Horace Seldon on January 5 at 6 p.m. will lead a discussion on William Lloyd Garrison at the newly reopened African Meeting House where this seminal abolitionist group was formed.  Following the program, tour Don West’s magnificent exhibition, Portraits of Purpose, which...

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Merry Christmas Happy Holiday

December 20, 2011
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Christmas 2011 is days away. Most of us are busy preparing for the holiday. All of us this year are receiving a great present – the official end of the war in Iraq. Nine Christmas celebrations have come and gone since we invaded Iraq. Thousands of brave Americans died there and tens of thousands...

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Blackstone’s Concludes Popular Five-year Mystery Ornament Series

December 20, 2011
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This Christmas Eve, Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill will conclude its five-year “Mystery Ornament Project,” with a two-day celebration in partnership with Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Smolak Farms, the Wang Theatre and Cambridge Trust Company Bank to benefit cancer research at Mass. General Hospital for Children Cancer Center (MGHCC). Hundreds of people from all over...

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Magical Night

December 13, 2011
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Magical Night

With less than two weeks until ­Christmas, the annual Charles Street Stroll was held on last Thursday night. For three hours Charles Street was turned into a pedestrian mall. In the above photo from left Lisa Osterfeld, Susan Symonds, President of the Beacon Hill Civic Association and Ian Moorhouse, Executive Director of Hill House...

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Villa Mexico on Grove St. Not Approved: BHCA Zoning Votes Down Request 12-3-3

December 13, 2011
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Villa Mexico Café failed to win the support of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee last week for the restaurant’s proposed move to a new location at 12 Grove St. The committee decided by a vote of 12-3-3 Wednesday to oppose the applicant’s request for the zoning relief and licenses...

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