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A Literary Honor: Hill Author, Shelly Dickson Carr’s Debut Novel Named Best First Book

June 11, 2013
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A Literary Honor: Hill Author, Shelly Dickson Carr’s Debut Novel Named Best First Book

Beacon Hill resident and writer Shelly Dickson Carr’s debut novel “Ripped: a Jack the Ripper Time-Travel Thriller” was named Best First Book (YA Fiction) at the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Awards last month in New York City. Held at the Astor Ballroom in Times Square, the awards ceremony kicked off Book Expo...

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Police Release Video of Man Wanted for Questioning in May 30 Sexual Assault

June 11, 2013
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The Boston Police Department have released a new video and still photos of an individual wanted for questioning in connection to a sexual assault that occurred on Beacon Hill on Thursday, May 30. The video is viewable at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOn3ekALkiM&feature=youtu.be. At about 2:15 p.m., on, May 30, police responded to a call for a sexual...

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Being Proactive is Always a Good Idea

June 11, 2013
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Living on Beacon Hill, one realizes just how close everybody can be. As dawn starts to break there is the natural sound of birds – blue jays, robins, sparrows and even an owl can be heard.  Glancing out the window, the reality hits that the houses and backyards seem to be on top of...

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Police Briefs 06-11-2013

June 11, 2013
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Rape 05/31/13 – A female victim reported she was sexually assaulted entering her Phillips Street residence at around 11:28 p.m. The male suspect fled on foot. Indecent Assault and Battery 05/31/13 – A female victim reported while she was walking on Phillips Street at around 11:30 p.m., a male suspect approached her from behind...

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Running on Water

Running on Water

The Charles River Swimming Club held it’s Fifth Annual Master Swim on June 1. With temperatures in the 90′s, more than 150 people swam more than a mile in the Charles River. The swim started on the River Dock on the Esplanade.

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Friends of the Public Garden Held Their Annual Green and White Ball

Friends of the Public Garden Held Their Annual Green and White Ball

Friends of the Public Garden held their annual Green and White Ball on May 17, Shown above from left are: Barbara Hostetter, Katherine O’Keeffe, Alli Achtmeyer, Anne Brooke, Kate Gilbane and Nina Doggett.

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3 Sexual Assaults Reported Last Week

Boston Police have issued a community alert after three women were sexually assaulted on Beacon Hill on Thursday and Friday. The suspect is described by victims as a white male in his early- to mid-20s, with medium build, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall. The suspect has dark chin-length...

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BHCA Zoning to Vote on Two Proposals

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) will vote on two properties and hear about a third at tomorrow’s Zoning and Licensing Committee Meeting, Wednesday, June 5 at 7:30PM at 74 Joy Street. The committee will see a revised dormer plan from 5 West Cedar Street, a proposal for an artisanal sandwich shop “Eva’s” at...

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Be Aware of Your Surroundings

The sexual attacks on three women last week are a major cause for concern by many in our neighborhood.  We just do not expect this type of crime to happen here as it did last Thursday and Friday. We will not attribute this type of crime to living in the city and move on....

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Congratulations Charles River Swimming Club

Perhaps it is growing up in the 70s and hearing the song by Standells, “Love That Dirty Water,” referring to the Charles River, so when David Jaye of the Back Bay mentioned that he was going to take part in a swim five years ago in the Charles River, we were incredulous, remembering the...

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