Monthly Archives: December 2015

Coalition is Being Formed to Save Local Elm Trees

December 17, 2015
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By Suzanne Besser When earlier this year Harvard University published a study showing the amount of methane leaking from Greater Boston’s aging pipelines to be three times what was previously thought, members of the downtown environmental group Mothers Out Front moved methane to the top of their agenda. And when new information surfaced last...

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Farewell to Beacon Hill’s Callie

December 17, 2015
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By Dan Murphy Perhaps the most famous dog on what is as touted as the most photographed street in the U.S. died Dec. 5. Callie, a 9-year-old golden retriever belonging to Joe and Kristin Casey of Acorn Street, apparently passed in her sleep. “She died peacefully and restfully,” Kristin said. “She was such a...

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Boston to Host Citywide Meeting About the Flood Insurance Rate Maps

December 17, 2015
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By John Lynds The City of Boston Community Engagements Director for Environment, Energy and Open Space Lauren Zingarelli appeared at a recent community meeting to announce Boston will host a citywide meeting concerning the Flood Insurance Rate Maps that go into effect on March 16, 2016. The Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) and city officials...

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Winners Named in Charles Street ‘Storefront Decorating Contest’

December 17, 2015
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By Dan Murphy As part of the “Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll” on Thursday, the Joint Charles Street Committee selected the winners in its second bi-annual “Storefront Decorating Contest.” Holiday Boutique, located at 53 Charles St., was awarded first place, while Fastachi at 83 Charles St. and Soodee Women’s Boutique at 63 Charles St. won...

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Police Briefs 12-15-2015

December 17, 2015
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 12/06/2015 – Between 7 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 9:59 a.m. on Dec. 6, a victim reported that she parked her Subaru crossover at Brimmer and Mt. Vernon streets. When she returned, the front passenger’s side window was smashed and her wallet,...

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Decorating Beacon Hill

December 10, 2015
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Decorating Beacon Hill

From left, Catherine Morey, Fiona O’Keeffe and Annie O’Keeffe were busy on Saturday decorating the lamp posts on Chestnut Street.

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‘Holiday Stroll’ is Thursday

December 10, 2015
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By Dan Murphy One of the neighborhood’s most highly anticipated, seasonal events, the “Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll,” returns on Thursday. “Charles Street is magical at the holidays, and this is a wonderful time to come out and celebrate with our business community,” said Nina Castellion, president of the Beacon Hill Business Association, which has...

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Beacon Hill Athletes Honored at NCD

December 10, 2015
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Five Beacon Hill residents were honored at the Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart fall Athletic Awards Assembly. Senior Caroline Diggins (West Cedar Street), a co-captain of Varsity Crew, was voted the team’s MVP. Diggins has rowed all four years with the crew team and raced three of those years in the...

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Two Hour Free Parking Available if Motorists use ParkBoston App

December 10, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Transportation Department are inviting residents and visitors to use the ParkBoston app and receive two hours of free parking at all metered spaces in the City this holiday season.  The two free hours may be used from Friday, November 27th through the end of the day on...

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Downtown View:My people

December 10, 2015
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It’s when I ride the crowded subway that I feel most Bostonian. “These are my people,” I think. Not that they are much like me. They are younger than I am for the most part. Sometimes one will get up from his seat and motion to me that I should take it. I know...

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