Monthly Archives: January 2014

Behind the Glass Windows: A Dream Comes True for Two Best Friends

January 30, 2014
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Behind the Glass Windows: A Dream Comes True for Two Best Friends

Laura Macris and Rebecca Penner are two striking, stylish and business-savvy young women who have helped transform Charles Street into a Mecca for fashion-conscious shoppers. They are the co-owners of Crush Boutique, which they opened in 2007 at 131 Charles Street with a carefully chosen collection of contemporary women’s fashions by both emerging and...

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Karol to Speak at Women’s Forum

January 30, 2014
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Karol to Speak at Women’s Forum

Michelle Karol, author of Ripped, an award-winning Jack the Ripper time travel mystery, will thrill and inspire Beacon Hill Women’s Forum members at their February 4 meeting. Ripped is Karol’s first novel, a young adult thriller published last year under the pen name of Shelley Dickson Carr. Ever since she was ten years old...

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Hill Sees 20% Drop in Crime

January 30, 2014
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Beacon Hill saw an approximate 20-percent decrease in violent and property crimes in 2013 from the previous year. According to Boston Police, 208 Part One crimes were reported in the neighborhood last year, compared with 259 in 2012. No homicides were reported in either year, while the number of rapes and attempted rapes dropped...

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Repeat Rapist Gets 20 Years

January 30, 2014
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The man who robbed and raped a Beacon Hill woman after his release from prison on an earlier sexual assault could die behind bars, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Facing charges of aggravated rape, kidnapping, armed robbery, armed burglary, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, Anthony G. Williams, age...

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Police Briefs 01-28-2014

January 30, 2014
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Jan. 15 65 Martha Road – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 250 Cambridge St. – Verbal Dispute Jan. 16 200 Cambridge St. – Towed Motor Vehicle Charles Park Road – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over Jan. 17 20 Charles St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over Boylston Street    – Violation of the...

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SOX Nation Goes Local

January 21, 2014
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SOX Nation Goes Local

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute pediatric patient Bennett Olson, 9, of Beacon Hill gets his jersey signed by Rubby De La Rosa of the Red Sox on Jan. 11 at the Jimmy Fund’s “New Stars for Young Stars IX” event at Jillian’s Boston. All proceeds from the event benefit adult and pediatric cancer care and research...

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Remembering Herb Gleason

January 21, 2014
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Remembering Herb Gleason

Herbert “Herb” Parsons Gleason, the city’s former corporation counsel and a Beacon Hill resident since the 1950s, died at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Dec. 9, 2013. He was 85. Born on Oct. 22, 1928, Mr. Gleason was raised in Cohasset, Mass., as the youngest of four children born to Hollis Tidd Gleason,...

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Beacon Hill Gets New Police Captain

January 21, 2014
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Veteran Boston Police officer Kenneth Fong was named to the captain’s post of Area A-1 on Wednesday – less than four months after James Hasson assumed the position. “People living in the district are lucky to have Kenneth Fong as their new captain,” Hasson said of his successor. “He’s very approachable and smart, and...

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Alternative Mobility Choices

January 21, 2014
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Beacon Hill gives residents a head start when it comes to adopting greener lifestyles. It’s a neighborhood whose convenient location and MBTA accessibility spawns walkers and transit users alike; its limited parking spaces often make Zipcars and taxis seem preferable to vehicle ownership. And yet there is much more residents can do to reduce...

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He Had a Dream Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

January 21, 2014
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Despite the countless number of times that we have heard Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches on TV news shows and specials over the past 50 years (okay, we’re revealing how old we are), we never fail to feel a chill run through us when we listen to his words in that distinctive voice and...

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