Monthly Archives: December 2013

Room to Breathe Program to Sponsor a Holiday Girl Scout Cookie Sale

December 17, 2013
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Room to Breathe Program to Sponsor a Holiday Girl Scout Cookie Sale

The newly-formed Brownie troop #65321 partnered with the Mass Coalition for the Homeless – Room to Breathe program to sponsor a holiday Girl Scout cookie sale and linen drive outside Starbucks Saturday.

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Making Beacon Hill Inviting to Young Families

December 17, 2013
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Jacqueline and Matt Freeman loved Beacon Hill. They met, married and made their home here. They loved walking everywhere, seeing neighbors, being near the Charles River, Starbucks and the shops on Charles Street. But only a year and a half after the first of their three sons was born, they left. “The first and...

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Further Safety Improvements Considered for Codman Island

December 17, 2013
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In the aftermath of another vehicular accident at Codman Island, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) has again partnered with the city to explore further safety improvements to the small, triangular garden at Charles and Beacon streets. According to Boston Police, on Nov. 10 at around 3:30 a.m., a grey Mercedes struck the center...

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BHAC to Review Applications for Streetscape Modifications

December 17, 2013
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission is scheduled to review two applications this Thursday that aim to improve pedestrian and wheelchair accessibility on neighborhood streets and sidewalks. The city’s Public Works Department is proposing changes to make Joy Street more pedestrian friendly, including the replacement of sidewalks, the installation of ADA-accessible ramps at Beacon Street...

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Nelson Mandela: A Truly Unique and Wonderful Man

December 17, 2013
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The outpouring of world-wide respect for Nelson Mandela, the former leader of South Africa who passed away this week, is unprecedented in the world we live in today. No one reading this editorial can even begin to imagine or comprehend the hardships he encountered during his long life: Here was a man who was...

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Police Briefs 12-17-2013

December 17, 2013
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Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon 12/05/13 – At around 4 p.m., a male suspect struck a city meter-maid in the face with his iPhone after she issued him a parking violation ticket on Beacon Street. The suspect then fled in his motor vehicle on Beacon Street. The suspect’s registration information was handed...

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Businesses, Residents Work to Support a Vibrant Local Business Community

December 10, 2013
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Businesses, Residents Work to Support a Vibrant Local Business Community

Beacon Hill businesses would like to see the neighborhood flourish and residents would like to see its businesses flourish. By working together, they are making this happen. Individually or jointly, both have launched new initiatives to support a vibrant and diverse business community of non-franchised, locally owned businesses that meet residents’ needs, as envisioned...

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New Polling Location Input Being Sought

December 10, 2013
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Upon learning of the increasing difficulty that some registered voters in Ward 5, Precinct 3 have faced while attempting to cast their ballots at the State House annex, State Rep. Jay Livingstone is soliciting feedback from his constituents on alternate polling locations. Voters were previously allowed to access the site at the entrance off...

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Pedestrian Improvements Eyed for Joy St.

December 10, 2013
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Representatives from Connect Historic Boston outlined a preliminary plan to make Joy Street more pedestrian friendly at a meeting sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) on Thursday. Connect Historic Boston – an initiative between the National Park Service and the Boston Transportation Department – proposes building a pedestrian entrance at Joy and...

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Celebrating Home Gala Feb. 1

December 10, 2013
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On February 1, 2014, the Beacon Hill Civic Association invites all to attend the 42nd Annual Winter Gala. “There’s No Place Like HOME” will be the night to celebrate 92 years of the Beacon Hill Civic Association and the special neighborhood we all call home. This year’s Gala promises to be like none other!...

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