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Historic New England Raises Funds to Support New England History

October 21, 2016
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Historic New England hosted “A Century on The Hill” on Sept. 30, with Committee Co-chairs Joan and Ernst Berndt, Karen and Warren McFarlan, and Gina and Steve White. Beacon Hill residents Joan and Ernst Berndt served as co-chairs of the event and welcomed more than 100 guests to the historic Otis House for an...

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Police Briefs 10-18-2016

October 21, 2016
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Robbery 10/02/16 – A victim walked into District A-1 headquarters on Oct. 9 to report he was robbed at gunpoint on Oct. 2 at around 2:30 p.m. The victim further stated he didn’t call 911 to report it at the time. Three suspects pointed a handgun...

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Letter to the Editor

October 21, 2016
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‘What ever happened to  affordable housing?’ Years ago, I wrote an article about affordable housing, or lack thereof, in the City of Boston. Now, 14 years later, I’m still wondering, “What ever happened to affordable housing?” “Luxury Condos” are going up everywhere. Here on the West End, we were told that residents “requested” more...

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Sad State of America

October 21, 2016
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We know we join with all of our fellow Boston-area citizens in praying for the speedy recovery of East Boston police officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris, as well as the two year-old Roxbury girl, who were shot this past week in separate incidents. The East Boston police officers were responding to a domestic...

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Polo in Boston

October 14, 2016
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Polo in Boston

Players competed on the open field, muddy and wet, making control of the ball difficult at times during Boston’s inaugural Polo team match against New York on Sunday, Oct. 2, in Georgetown. Players from the neighborhood hope to get Boston on the map as a competitive polo city. Boston lost its opening match, 9-11,...

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“Cook with a Fire in Her Soul” at the BHWF Tonight

October 14, 2016
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“Cook with a Fire in Her Soul” at the BHWF Tonight

By Kathy Hull Tonight, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) welcomes Azita Bina-Seibel, one of Boston’s top chefs and restauranteurs, for her talk “Cooking: The Recipe for Success.”  Included in Esquire’s “Female Universe of Culinary Bostonians,” Ms. Bina-Seibel is co-owner of the Beacon Hill gems LaLa Rokh and Bin 26 Enoteca.  She cultivated her...

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Florina Pizzeria Gets Nod for License Transfer

October 14, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday not to oppose the transfer of a conditional-use permit from the former Derne St. Deli to a pizzeria that now occupies the storefront. John Cucinatti, who opened Florina Pizzeria and Paninioteca at the corner of Derne and Temple streets about...

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Downtown View:A Look at the Library

October 14, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Summer has ended. We’re back. The renovations to the 1972 Johnson building at the Central Library are finished. You must see the results. They are scrumptious. It was the former library president, Amy Ryan, whose experience in other parts of the country helped her envision a happier and more serviceable...

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BHCA Community Corner

October 14, 2016
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Membership in the Beacon Hill Civic Association offers many benefits, including the opportunity to meet and connect with neighbors. To that end, the BHCA hosts a monthly gathering at one of the neighborhood’s most popular local watering holes, 75 Chestnut, on the first Monday of every month from 6 pm-8 pm. “Our First Monday...

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‘Canine Promenade’ Returns to the Esplanade Oct 23

October 14, 2016
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On Sunday, Oc. 23, the Esplanade Association, in partnership with Pawsh Boutique, will host their sixth annual “Canine Promenade” on Fiedler Field from noon to 2 p.m. The Promenade is a 1/2‐mile Halloween costume parade around the Esplanade to benefit the park, highlight the park as a resource for dog owners and celebrate the...

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