Monthly Archives: October 2012

Harvest Festival

October 31, 2012
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Harvest Festival

Junior Girl Scouts are shown at the fourth annual Phillips Street Play Area Harvest Festival that was held recently.

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Happy Halloween : Beacon Hill Will Spring to Life on Halloween Night as Thousands Come to Annual Extravaganza

October 31, 2012
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Witches, ghosts, and goblins may embark on their spooky trick-or-treating escapade on Beacon Hill this year free from any oncoming traffic. To ensure a safe Halloween, the Beacon Hill Civic Association has arranged to close Pinckney Street and Mount Vernon Street from Joy Street to Charles Street on Wednesday, October 31. Please note that...

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Hill Sees 13-percent Decrease in Violent and Property Crimes in ‘12

October 31, 2012
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Beacon Hill has seen a 13-percent decrease in violent and property crimes to date in 2012, compared with the same timeframe last year, according to Boston Police. Between January and August of this year, 176 incidents of Part One crime were reported in the neighborhood as opposed to 203 in 2011. No homicides were...

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Be Sure to Vote : It’s Your Choice….and It’s a Big One

October 31, 2012
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The pundits have proclaimed that the upcoming Presidential election presents the starkest contrast between the candidates of the major parties in generations. And for once, we agree with the pundits. The gaping chasm separating Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on virtually every issue facing our nation, and their vision...

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Police Briefs 10-30-2012

October 31, 2012
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 10/16/12 – A West Cedar Street resident reported unknown person(s) forced her front door open and removed two laptops, two iPods, an iPad, cameras and miscellaneous jewelry between 10 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. Breaking and Entering – Residence 10/18/12 – A West Cedar Street resident reported unknown person(s) possibly...

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Fourth annual Concierge Stroll

October 23, 2012
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Fourth annual Concierge Stroll

Donna Petro, (left) a BHBA board member, event organizer and vice president of the Beacon Street branch of the Cambridge Trust Company; with Betty Salemme, chef concierge of the Seaport Hotel/World Trade Center during the Fourth annual Concierge Stroll.

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Esplanade Association Transforms Dead Tree into Work of Art

October 23, 2012
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Esplanade Association Transforms Dead Tree into Work of Art

Work was completed last week on the new sculpture and landscape project at the Esplanade’s Stoneman Playground, the site of the first project completed by The Esplanade Association (TEA) 11 years ago near the intersection of Hereford Street and Storrow Drive. Mitch Ryerson was commissioned this past spring to transform a dead oak tree...

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Neighborhood Weighs in on Park St. School Expansion Plan

October 23, 2012
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While the Park Street School’s plan to expand into the adjoining single-family home at 124 Chestnut St. met with a largely favorable response at a public meeting last Tuesday, several Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) board members expressed concern that the precedent could jeopardize the residential quality of the neighborhood. “The Civic Association has...

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Ross Talks on Possible District Shape

October 23, 2012
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With the November 2 deadline for the City Council and Mayor to approve a redistricting plan for Boston looming, Back Bay/Beacon Hill City Councilor Michael Ross said he’s taking a less parochial approach and will support a plan that meets the needs of the city before his own political needs. “I’d like it to...

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Boston Public School Goals

October 23, 2012
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At the Charlestown community meeting on school choice options that was held last week by Boston Public School (BPS) officials, two goals that will affect the children in our neighborhood who attend or might attend the public schools were brought to light. The first goal dealt with the commitment of BPS and Mayor Menino...

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