Monthly Archives: September 2017

When Will We Be Next?

September 21, 2017
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The superstorm hurricanes of the past two weeks, Harvey and Irma, that have ravaged the southern part of our country, have made us all aware of two things. First, climate change is for real. The record rainfall that inundated Houston and the winds that obliterated the U.S. Virgin Islands and other islands in the...

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Beacon Hill Women’s Forum Executive Board

September 13, 2017
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Beacon Hill Women’s Forum Executive Board

The Beacon Hill Women’s Forum Executive Board meets on President Sandra Gilpatrick’s deck in preparation for tonight’s forum at the Hampshire House at 6 p.m. Pictured, left to right, are Lisa Macalaster, Senaida Currie, Kathy Judge, Elisabeth Malin, Sandra Gilpatrick, Lisa Cleary, Jackie McBride, Therese Byrne and Pat Carucci.

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Artist Julia Powell to Kick-Start BHWF’s Fifth Season

September 13, 2017
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By Amy Tsurumi The opening event of the fifth season of the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF), “Artist on the Rise with Julia S. Powell,” will take place on Tuesday, September 12, at the Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street.  The evening will commence with a cash-bar cocktail hour at 6 p.m, followed by the...

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MGH Marks Recovery Month with Education Series Events

September 13, 2017
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Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) will join millions of people across America in recognizing National Recovery Month. Led by the MGH Substance Use Disorders Initiative (SUDs) – a group devoted to enhancing SUD treatment in the inpatient and outpatient setting – MGH will host a series of events throughout September to raise awareness of prevention,...

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King’s Chapel to Honor Rev Scovel

September 13, 2017
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The Reverend Carl Scovel was the admired – let’s say beloved – minister of King’s Chapel for 32 years, beginning in 1967. He was a part of the Beacon Hill community, living with his wife, Faith, and raising their children, Helen, Rebecca and Christopher, in the church’s parsonage next to the parish house at...

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Downtown View:Ingredients for A Successful City

September 13, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor What makes small cities successful? I’ve asked that question as I’ve gotten to know Portsmouth, New Hampshire, over a couple of visits. If you’ve not been to this lovely, vibrant place less than an hour and a half from Boston up Route 1 and I-95, put in on your list....

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BHCA Community Corner

September 13, 2017
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Crosswalks newly painted Concerned that lack of maintenance of the crosswalks at the intersections of Beacon Hill streets and Cambridge Street was an important safety issue that needed to be addressed, longtime Beacon Hill Civic Association member Linda Jordan Dow turned to 311 to get the city’s attention. Now, Irving, South Russell and Garden...

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Welcome Back Section

September 13, 2017
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Welcome back to Beacon Hill As the summer begins to turn into autumn Beacon Hill residents are gearing for another packed-filled season. To make sure that nobody on the Hill is missing out on some awesome events happening right in your neighborhood, the Beacon Hill Times have highlighted some of the happenings downtown.  ...

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Police Briefs 09-12-2017

September 13, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat Vandalism 09/03/17 – A victim parked her 2015 Chevrolet Cruze on Charles Street on Sept. 2 at around 11 p.m., but when she returned the next day at about 12:30 p.m., the right, rear window was broken.   Larceny from Moto Vehicle 09/03/17 – A victim reported parking her 2014 Nissan...

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Letter to the Editor

September 13, 2017
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Commercial speech Dear Editor, We are writing with our concerns about the request by the organizers of Hempfest (the oddly named “Freedom Rally”) for three days of what amounts to (unlawful) smoking and naked commercial activity on Boston Common, covered in a thin veneer of free speech. Over the last several years, this event...

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