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Passing of the Gentle Giants

December 31, 2014
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Beacon Hill has just suffered a major shock, with the deaths during the past year of six of our long-time, highly respected community leaders. Although of different stripes politically and socially, these six — five men and one woman — all were tied to a commitment to the “commonweal”;  Republican or Democrat, maverick or...

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Turning a Neglected Pit into a Garden

December 31, 2014
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The pit’s filled, walls bricked, perimeter reinforced and bricks laid. On Friday two dim lanterns were installed to illuminate the 45 Beaver Place garden project, and outdoor work ceased for the holidays. In mid-January, though, construction workers will be back to ensure that by spring plantings will green and trees bloom in the 1500-square-foot...

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DCR Announces Study of Parkway System for Bike Lanes

December 31, 2014
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Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Commissioner Jack Murray recently announced that the agency will conduct a comprehensive study of its parkway system to identify locations where bike lanes and improvements could be installed. “Cycling has seen a significant expansion, both as a method of transportation and recreation,” Murray said. “As an agency that...

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Ring Out The Old….

December 31, 2014
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The New Year always provides us with a time of reflection, both upon the year that has passed and upon the one to come. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at this time of year: Ring out, wild bells, to the wild...

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Holiday Stroll

December 23, 2014
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Holiday Stroll

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Letter to the Editor

December 23, 2014
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Goodwill among men and women of Beacon Hill Dear Citizens of and Visitors to Beacon Hill, This letter is addressed to the honest and kind person who found my wallet somewhere on Beacon Hill last Thursday evening. I had no idea where I had left it, despite my retracing my steps… my father’s tried...

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Holiday Time in the City

December 23, 2014
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Holiday Time in the City

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Charles St. Holiday Stroll on Thursday

December 23, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Business Association (BHBA) will hold its annual “Holiday Stroll” on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. At this time, participating neighborhood businesses will help rein in the holiday, and the event features the Apollo Club Singers, a brass ensemble, two horse-drawn carriages and Victorian carolers. Also, the neighborhood tree-lighting...

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Thank You To All The Volunteers

December 23, 2014
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Walking along the streets on Beacon Hill, on Monday morning, the lampposts are all decorated with garlands and bows.  Every year this happens but not without effort.  This effort is the work of countless local volunteers who climb ladders and carry the garlands up and down the streets of our neighborhood. For some residents,...

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Letter to the Editor

December 23, 2014
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Advent is upon us Dear Editor: As consumerism reaches the manic pitch of Black Friday and post-Thanksgiving sales, Christendom marks the beginning of Advent—a time designated for slowing down and preparing ourselves internally. I asked staff at King’s Chapel about their own experiences in Advent and about some of the clashes between liturgical teachings...

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