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Letter to the Editor

December 23, 2016
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Reader seeks to raise awareness of MS My name is Alex Saunders, and I’m a Beacon Hill resident. This April, I’m going to be running the London Marathon with the MS-UK charity team. I wanted to use this opportunity to tell you a bit about multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a degenerative disease that...

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Why I Voted “No” on the 2% Tax on the Sale of Alcohol in Boston

December 23, 2016
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By Annissa Essaibi-George I want to start by thanking the Makers of this Order. Councilors Bill Linehan and Frank Baker have been passionate forces of advocacy and support for families that are struggling to connect their loved ones to treatment. I’m proud to be their colleague and I’m grateful for their work. Substance use...

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Remember Those in Need

December 23, 2016
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Although the holiday season for most of us will be filled with fun and joy, it is incumbent upon all of us who are fortunate to be doing well in our lives to remember that there are many among us, our neighbors and fellow citizens, for whom this holiday season is neither joyous nor...

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Enjoy A Happy — and Safe — Holiday Weekend

December 23, 2016
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By a coincidence of the calendar, both Chanukah and Christmas arrive this weekend, and we wish to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers of the Jewish and Christian faiths (and those of no faith at all) a happy and joyous holiday weekend. The eight-day Festival of Lights gets underway after sundown...

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Obituaries 12-20-2016

December 23, 2016
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Mark R. Saewert longtime fixture of Charles Street 7-Eleven Mark R. Saewert of Weston passed away in his home on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24. Mr. Saewert’s customers at the Charles Street 7-Eleven on Beacon Hill and later at the small market on Anderson Street loved him and looked forward to seeing him. In 35...

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Christmas Tree Lightning on Beacon Hill

December 16, 2016
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Christmas Tree Lightning on Beacon Hill

State Rep. Jay Livingstone and Santa counted down for the Beacon Hill tree lighting on Thursday, Dec. 8, on Charles Street. Hundreds of families gathered with neighbors and Santa Claus to ring in the season properly.

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This Is Not Ghostbusters

December 16, 2016
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This Is Not Ghostbusters

Gas leak impersonator Chris Owens leads a team of Beacon Hillers who tagged trees injured by the methane gas

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Zakim Gets Street Parking Permits an Upgrade

December 16, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Street parking in neighborhoods like Beacon Hill just got some extra needed relief with the passage of the updated version of the City’s street occupancy permit program this past Wednesday, December 14 during the Boston City Council Hearing. Boston’s street occupancy permit program allows residents, contractors, and utilities to perform construction,...

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BHCA Community Corner

December 16, 2016
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ANNUAL APPEAL As in the years past, December is when the Beacon Hill Civic Association turns to the community to ask for its support of the work being done to enhance the quality of life for all residents. All members should have received a packet of information on the Annual Appeal in last week’s...

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Appalachian Mountain Club to Leave Beacon Hill After a Century on Joy Street

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) announced last week it had purchased a new organizational headquarters in Charlestown and will move from its long time Beacon Hill headquarters after nearly 100 years of planting its flag on the Hill. The $13.1 million purchase in Charlestown followed the September sale of AMC’s headquarters...

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