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Crime Going Down in Area

January 3, 2012
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Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and downtown, saw an approximately 13-percent reduction in violent and property crimes by year’s end as compared to 2010, according to Boston Police. Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 26 of 2011, 2,843 incidents of Part One crime were reported, compared with 3,254 during the same timeframe...

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Looking Back at the Year 2011

December 28, 2011
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Looking Back at the Year 2011

• In January, the city began taking steps to make public safety improvements to Codman Island at Charles and Beacon streets in response to concerns from the Beacon Hill Civic Association and City Councilor Mike Ross’ office. • On Jan. 16, state Environmental Police killed a coyote that was spotted near the Frog Pond...

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BRA Head Outlines Key City Projects

December 20, 2011
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At its monthly member-ship meeting last week, the Downtown North Association welcomed Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Director Peter Meade, who provided an optimistic outlook on the future of the city. “We want a city where people work, live and enjoy themselves – a city that people are proud of,” Meade said. “I think we...

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Villa Mexico on Grove St. Not Approved: BHCA Zoning Votes Down Request 12-3-3

December 13, 2011
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Villa Mexico Café failed to win the support of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee last week for the restaurant’s proposed move to a new location at 12 Grove St. The committee decided by a vote of 12-3-3 Wednesday to oppose the applicant’s request for the zoning relief and licenses...

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The Green Room Offers Unique, Customized Hair Care

December 2, 2011
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The Green Room Offers Unique, Customized Hair Care

Passersby walking down River Street could easily overlook The Green Room, but the salon’s owner and sole hairdresser believes its small storefront is conducive to offering each patron a truly unique and customized experience. “I like working by myself and think should be very intimate and personal. That gets lost in...

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Charles Street Market Owner Buys Beacon Hill Market

November 23, 2011
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Charles Street Market Owner Buys Beacon Hill Market

The owner of Charles Street Market has purchased the Beacon Hill Market at 55 Anderson St. Tracy L. Hollander bought the market from Victor and Dee Patel, the husband and wife who have owned the convenience store since 2006. The Patels have relocated to Queens N.Y., where they will own and operate the Winchester...

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Proposed Shuttering of State House Post Office Draws Fiery Public Response

November 23, 2011
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Nearly 50 Beacon Hill residents and State House employees were on hand last week at a public meeting to oppose shuttering the post office at the state capitol. According to United States Postal Service (USPS) spokesman Dennis Tarmey, The State Office branch is among the 31 postal outlets being evaluated for “possible discontinuance” out...

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The in Crowd

November 15, 2011
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As was the case throughout the city, Beacon Hill and West End voters favored the four incumbent candidates for city councilor at-large in last Tuesday’s election. According to the city’s unofficial election results, Ayanna Pressley topped the polls in both neighborhoods, garnering approximately 23 percent of ballots cast in Beacon Hill (Ward 3, Precinct...

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Councilor At-large Candidates Engage in Lively Forum on Citywide Issues, Personal Priorities

November 1, 2011
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Councilor At-large Candidates Engage in Lively Forum on Citywide Issues, Personal Priorities

The seven candidates vying for four at-large city council seats took the center stage last week during a lively forum at the Park Street School that highlighted their positions on major issues now facing the city, as well as their priorities if elected. The incumbents – current City Council President Stephen Murphy and Councilors...

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‘Boston Public Library’ a Story Worth Telling

November 1, 2011
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Catherine J. Willis first devised the idea for “Boston Public Library” – the most recent addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America book series – as a way to help the library as it struggled with budgetary cutbacks. “I thought, ‘What can one person do to help the library?’” said Willis, a Charles River...

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