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Police Briefs 11-29-2016

December 2, 2016
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Vandalism 11/09/16 – At about 8:06 a.m., a victim reported he went out to his Volkswagen Jetta, which was parked on Arlington Street, and discovered it had been broken into. The unknown suspect(s) forced the driver’s side door open and ransacked the vehicle. The victim reported...

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Letter to the Editor

December 2, 2016
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The homeless: who are they — but more important, who are we? Dear Editor: In a recent  edition of The Boston Globe (Nov. 18, 2016) cited successes in finding housing for many of our homeless—and the valiant efforts of compassionate Bostonians who have worked for years on this issue.  Yes, there is more work...

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Garlands and Greens Holiday Fundraiser

November 24, 2016
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Garlands and Greens Holiday Fundraiser

Lindy Roethlisberger, Tom Kershaw, and Lisa and Spencer Macalaster during the Garlands and Greens Holiday Fundraiser on Wednesday., Nov. 16, at the Hampshire House. The proceeds from the event go towards the 21st Annual Beacon Hill Holiday Decorating – which has 1,100 gas lamps decorated with 2,860 yards of garland and some 2,400 red...

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BHCA Supports Campaign to ‘Tag’ Natural Gas Leaks

November 24, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Beacon Hill Civic Association is getting behind an upcoming awareness campaign to “tag” 215 known natural-gas leaks in aging infrastructure in Beacon Hill, Back Bay and parts of the South End. In a letter to elected officials, the BHCA board of directors voiced its support for the Dec. 10 effort,...

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Downtown View:Winter Ahead

November 24, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor This is the week that seems to begin winter even though we know December 21 is the actual date. So after the turkey is finished and the guests have gone, some people look ahead and see months of cold and bleakness. I may have mentioned that I’m not that way...

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BHCA Community Corner

November 24, 2016
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ANNUAL APPEAL Next week the Beacon Hill Civic Association will kick off its Annual Appeal, which provides vital funding for the BHCA’s ongoing operations. For 94 years, the BHCA has worked to enhance the quality of life for our residents through community building, civic engagement and historic preservation. “Through community events and volunteer opportunities...

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Residents Speak Out on 45 Temple St Project

November 24, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The controversial 45 Temple Street proposal, which includes the Archer building and Donahue Building formally owned by Suffolk University, was brought in front of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission (BHAC) this past Thursday, November 17, to transform the former institutional buildings into residential units. The proposal includes modifying the north, east,...

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Hamersley Table Tips and the ‘Beast’ that is a Thanksgiving Day Turkey

November 24, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Popular writer and former restaurateur Gordon Hamersley made a name for himself cooking in the South End, often also appearing with early culinary celebrities like Lydia Shire and Julia Child, and always with a Red Sox cap on and  a wonderful recipe for chicken. This week, however, he talked turkey. In...

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Friends of the Public Garden Completes Restoration of White Memorial Fountain

November 24, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Following a multi-year fundraising campaign, the Friends of the Public Garden has completed its restoration of the George Robert White Memorial fountain in the park. “Thanks to the generous support of many community members, the fountain is now fully operational after being dry since the 1980s,” wrote Elizabeth Vizza, executive director...

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Letter to the Editor

November 24, 2016
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An open letter to Karen Cord Taylor Dear Editor Your article in last week’s BHT was surprisingly well-balanced in terms of the Nov. 8 election and the responses from both sides…sort of. The election did not “produce fear and despair,” but rather relief that perhaps the most divisive, mean-spirited national election in our lifetime...

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