Monthly Archives: December 2017

Advent Students Decorate Lamp Posts

December 22, 2017
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Advent Students Decorate Lamp Posts

Graeme, Lucas, and Amir decorating a lamp post across the street from the Church of the Advent.

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Advent School Winter Concert

December 22, 2017
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Advent School Winter Concert

The Advent School celebrated the beauty of nature during an Annual Winter Concert on December 15, at The Church of the Advent. Pictured, ECC students singing, “Itty-Bitty Birdie.”

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Heritage Night

December 22, 2017
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Heritage Night

The West End Museum held its First Annual Heritage Night on December 5 to recognize the more than 20 ethnic groups that lived in the old West End. Pictures is original West Ender, Joe McDonald, member of the West End Museum Board of Directors.

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Teaming Up to Shed Light on Cambridge St Recess

December 22, 2017
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By Dan Murphy A once-darkened recess on Cambridge Street is looking a lot brighter and less daunting to passersby, thanks to a concerted effort involving a neighbor, the city and a responsive landlord. Last summer, John Corey, a member of the Beacon Hill Civic Association board of directors and its then-newly launched Cambridge Street...

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Boston City Council Appoints Four Members to Guide Community Preservation Act Funds

December 22, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council voted to elect four members to the Community Preservation Committee (CPA) who will work to allocate funds collected from the Community Preservation Act at a hearing on December 13. In November 2016, Boston voters approved adoption of the CPA, which will generate millions of dollars of revenue...

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BHCA Community Corner

December 22, 2017
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By Suzanne Besser, BHCA President BHCA asks for community support By now Beacon Hill Civic Association members and friends should have received packets of information about the Annual Appeal in the mail. Donations received during this Appeal provide vital funding for the BHCA staff and facilities, and enables ongoing efforts in community building, civic...

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Campbell to Head Boston City Council

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Mattapan Councilor Andrea Campbell – in just the beginning of her second term in office – announced on Saturday, Dec. 9, night that she had secured the votes to become the next City Council president, and the first African American woman to hold that role. She will replace – if the...

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Looking at Whom is Being Honored with Public Statues

December 22, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The majority of public statues and monuments found throughout the city memorialize white men while few depict women and people of color, and this discrepancy was the subject of a presentation and panel discussion on Monday, Dec. 11, at the Central Library of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. “Boston...

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City Council Addresses BPS New Start Times

December 22, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council filed for a hearing order to address the Boston Public Schools new start and end times. Council members shared that they have received numerous phone calls on the matter that has raised many questions on how it will impact both students and their families. Councilor Matt O’Malley...

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Police Briefs 12-19-2017

December 22, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Robbery 12/06/17 – A victim reported he was sleeping in his car on Charles Street South at around 3:45 a.m., when a male suspect approached his vehicle. The victim opened his car door to confront the suspect, who kicked the victim and threw him to the...

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