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ABCD NE/WE NSC Celebrates Independence Day

July 13, 2018
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The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) held its Independence Day Party to celebrate America’s birthday. Special guests included Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, who visited with his constituents and passed out flags in honor of the day, as well as City Councilor Lydia Edwards who brought cupcakes.  As usual, Victor Brogna, advisory...

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Police Briefs 07-10-2018

July 13, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Breaking and Entering – Commercial 06/27/17 – At about 12:05 a.m., officers responded to a breaking and entering at a Chestnut Street boutique. The suspect broke the glass front and removed a handbag from the store before fleeing towards Beacon Street in a motor vehicle.  ...

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Curing Alzheimer’s in America

July 13, 2018
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Imagine waking up one morning and not knowing whether you’re in your own home, let alone your hometown. The faces around you are unfamiliar, and you don’t know who to ask for help — or what to say. This is a daily reality for more than 5.7 million Americans. These people suffer from Alzheimer’s...

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Make the Most of Summer

July 13, 2018
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Our father who lived an extraordinary life, used to say, “When you look back on your life, you realize that all you really have is a lot of memories.” What brings these words to mind is the realization that the long, hot summer is upon us. With school out and the excitement of the...

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BHCA Approves Security Cameras, But Not Without Several Caveats

June 28, 2018
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The number and placement of exterior security cameras at 34 Beacon Street became a topic for debate at the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission’s monthly meeting on June 21. In a continuation from a hearing in February, Applicant Mona Bonnott is proposing a total of four exterior cameras at the front, side, and rear, one...

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Vilna Shul is Awarded $500,000 from Community Preservation Committee

June 28, 2018
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Last week, the Boston City Council unanimously approved the recommendation by Boston’s Community Preservation Committee and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh to fund a grant for the Vilna Shul for $500,000. This prestigious grant will help to defray costs associated with universal accessibility and HVAC upgrades in the historic landmark building and is made possible...

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

June 28, 2018
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Summer Evening at Otis House Over 50 friends and neighbors attended the 3rd Annual Summer Evening at Otis House on Thursday. The evening is a collaboration between Historic New England and the Beacon Hill Civic Association, bringing together historic preservation discussion and community development in this elegant setting. Guests were treated to appetizers from...

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Charles St Merchant Acquires Revolutionary War Ribbons

June 28, 2018
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Period Americana – a merchant of historical artifacts, images and documents located at 139A Charles St. – recently acquired three Revolutionary War ribbons, two of which appear to be previously unknown. According to Kenneth J. Olson, president of Period Americana and a Mt. Vernon Street resident, the ribbons date back to the 1820s, and...

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The Race for Suffolk County District Attorney

June 28, 2018
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Henning receivesendorsement of Tim McCarthy Candidate for Suffolk County District Attorney Greg Henning today received the endorsement of Boston City Councilor Tim McCarthy, who represents the neighborhoods of Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Roslindale. “Above all else, the people of Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Roslindale want to feel safe in their neighborhoods. Greg Henning has...

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Dorothy Curran Returns on July 25

June 28, 2018
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The Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series returns from July 25 to August 22 for another great season of outdoor music to entertain music fans of all ages on City Hall Plaza with Strictly Sinatra by Michael Dutra, Disco Night with Stardust, the classic soul of Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, and the grand finale featuring...

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