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BHCA Community Corner

November 18, 2016
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Clothing Drive to benefit Center Club The Beacon Hill Civic Association is sponsoring a clothing drive to benefit our neighbors at Center Club, a program of Bay Cove Human Services. Center Club (www.centerclubboston.org) is a clubhouse for adults with psychiatric disabilities, located behind the District A-1 Police Station at 31 Bowker Street. Since 1959...

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Two Residents Struck by Truck

November 18, 2016
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Two longtime residents of Temple Street, Denise Hirschel and Harry McCue, were struck by a commercial truck while crossing a street in Woburn on Nov. 1 and seriously injured. Tragically, Denise died from her injuries on Nov. 5. Harry is at Massachusetts General Hospital facing surgery and a long, arduous recovery. A professional landscape...

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Election 2016 Results:Voters Overwhelmingly Support Hillary

November 18, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen For many in Boston the election results for the presidential election did not come out as expected. But in the heart of Beacon Hill and the West End, it is clear that they wanted one candidate over the other. “It’s incredibly disappointing, but I’m proud of the results in Massachusetts, and...

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New Memorial May Soon Come to Lederman Park Along the Charles River Esplanade

November 18, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Situated along the Charles River Esplanade, the Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Field at Lederman Park may soon get an added addition. The Boston Landmarks Commission approved the design concept for a new memorial honoring the Massachusetts General Hospital surgeon and Navy Commander Melvin Lederman who was killed while participating in field...

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Officials,Residents Wrestle with Intrusive Shadows

November 18, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The building proposed redevelopment that might go as high as 775 feet, at the deteriorated Winthrop Square Garage, may cast a shadow as far as a third of a mile away on the Boston Common, the Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall, breaking existing shadow laws. The current laws restrict any...

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SoWa Market Celebrates Successful Summer, Looks to Put District on Map

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The SoWa Market in the South End has wrapped up an extremely successful summer season, and already organizers of the venture are looking to take the next step in making the entire SoWa District the hub for art and design in all of Boston. To that end, as the Market has...

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Light Boston Turns 20

November 18, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, Light Boston seeks to illuminate architectural landmarks and other notable locations by championing for appropriate exterior lighting to enhance the city’s nighttime social vitality, aesthetics and public safety. The origins of the not-for-profit, citizen’s advocacy group dates back to 1996, when longtime Mount Vernon Street resident...

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Police Briefs 11-15-2016

November 18, 2016
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 11/05/16 – A victim reported her 2013 Jeep Wrangler was broken into in a Stuart Street hotel garage between 8 p.m. on Nov. 4 and 4 p.m. on Nov. 5. She said unknown person(s) entered through the vehicle’s soft-top roof and removed...

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Letter to the Editor

November 18, 2016
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Beacon Hill supports ‘Trick or Treat for UNICEF’ Dear Editor: As a volunteer for the New England office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, I’d like to thank businesses, residents and particularly the children of Beacon Hill for supporting “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” this past Halloween. Once again, Hill House distributed the little...

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Voters Approve Question 5

November 18, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Community Preservation Act, that is designed to help Massachusetts cities and towns create affordable housing, preserve open space and develop outdoor recreation opportunities and rehabilitate historic sites passed in Tuesday’s election. “We are thrilled that Boston voters have voted yes for this opportunity to fund affordable housing, parks and open...

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