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Safety in These Numbers: Area A-1 Sees a Big Reduction in Violent and Property Crimes

September 27, 2011
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Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and downtown, has experienced an approximately 18-percent reduction in violent and property crimes to date as opposed to last year, according to Boston Police. Between Jan. 1 and Sept. 18 of this year, 1,976 incidents of Part One crime were reported, compared with 2,397 during the...

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Advent School Celebrates 50th with Tree Planting in Public Garden

September 20, 2011
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Advent School Celebrates 50th with Tree Planting in Public Garden

The Advent School planted a Princeton Elm tree in the Public Garden Wednesday to commemorate the opening of the school 50 years ago. The event marked the golden anniversary of the first school day – Sept. 14, 1961 – and included 213 first- through six-graders, faculty members, and representatives of the non-profit Friends of...

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BHCA Board Votes to Fund Project Place

September 20, 2011
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The Beacon Hill Civic Assoc-iation (BHCA) board of directors voted unanimously last week to use the general fund to underwrite its share of the Project Place program for the upcoming year. Through a partnership with the Beacon Hill Business Association (BHBA), the BHBA contracted the Boston non-profit Project Place to provide a supervisor and...

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Devonia Antiques to Celebrate Reopening with Cocktail Reception

September 13, 2011
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Devonia Antiques to Celebrate Reopening with Cocktail Reception

More than 14 months after it was displaced by the fire at DeLuca’s Market, Devonia Antiques for Dining has reopened at 15 Charles St. and is commemorating the occasion with a cocktail reception this Thursday. “We were an established business for 16 years so after being out of business for more than a year,...

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Power of Music: Pinckney Street Resident Aims to Get Word out About Community Music Center of Boston

September 13, 2011
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Power of Music: Pinckney Street Resident Aims to Get Word out About Community Music Center of Boston

Pinckney Street resident Bill Knowlton first learned of Community Music Center of Boston (CMCB) around seven years ago during his family’s search to find an appropriate program for their autistic daughter Hope. His wife Deb read about the South End-based non-profit in a local community newspaper and enrolled Hope, who was not yet 2...

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State House Post Office Considered for Closure

September 13, 2011
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The fate of the State House post office now hinges on the outcome of a study being undertaken by the United States Postal Service (USPS), said USPS spokesman Dennis Tarmey. The State Office branch is among the 31 postal outlets being evaluated for “possible discontinuance” out of a total of 330 in the Greater...

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Renovations Underway at Myrtle Street Playground

September 6, 2011
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Through a partnership between the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Friends of the Myrtle Street Playground, the Beacon Hill play area is receiving an approximately $75,000 makeover. Friends group board member Tara Gohlmann said the project entails constructing a permanent playhouse at the location, as well as installing new  “rubber safety surfacing” on...

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Puppet Shows Return to Common After 16-year Absence

August 3, 2011
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Puppet Shows Return to Common After 16-year Absence

This month marks the return of a unique tradition as Friends of the Public Garden brings puppet shows back to the Boston Common for the first time in 16 years. “Puppet theatre is popular globally, and it’s great to bring it back to the Common after all these years,” said Liz Vizza, executive director...

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City Bike Czar Confident Hubway Program will include Hill Stations

July 26, 2011
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Following an 11th-hour meeting with the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Traffic and Parking Committee Thursday, Boston bike czar Nicole Freedman said she is confident that New Balance Hubway will include stations in and around the neighborhood when the city’s bike share program gets underway today. “Everyone wants to see the system come to...

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Public Gets First Look at Government Center Garage Redevelopment Plans

July 26, 2011
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The public got its first look at the redevelopment plans for the Government Center Garage during an Impact Advisory Group working session meeting at City Hall last week. HYM Investment Group LLC – a firm headed by former Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Director Thomas O’Brien – has proposed building a seven-building complex of retail,...

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