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Photo Appeal: Man Catches Proposal on Film by Accident, Finds Couple

October 31, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There are few better places in Boston that the Public Garden to catch the beauty of the foliage at this time of year, and one Tufts University student caught that and then some last weekend. Not only did he catch the bright foliage, but from a distance and unknowingly, he caught...

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Ed Flynn Endorsed by Former City Councillor John Connolly

October 31, 2017
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Ed Flynn, candidate for Boston City Council District 2, has been endorsed by former Boston City Councilor At-Large and Mayoral candidate John Connolly.  Connolly served on the City Council from 2008-2014, and finished a close second place in the 2013 Mayoral election, earning 82% of the vote in Beacon Hill. Just last week, Flynn...

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DCR to Present Design for Proposed Esplanade Riverfront Pavilion

October 31, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Department of Conservation and Recreation will unveil the schematic design for the proposed Esplanade Riverfront Pavilion at the third and final public meeting on this project at the State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, second-floor Conference Rooms 1-3, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. At this time, Watertown-based Maryann...

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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee Reviews Policies

October 31, 2017
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Members of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee and the board of directors met Wednesday to discuss the organization’s and city’s policies, guidelines and trends that may influence decision-making in the future. First on the agenda was a review of the committee’s guidelines, which were first drafted in 1975 and...

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Police Briefs 10-31-2017

October 31, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from a Building 10/17/17  – A victim and her coworker report that they were attending to a dog in the rear examining area of a Charles Street veterinary office. At this time, they heard the front door open and someone enter the waiting area.. The...

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Letters to the Editor

October 31, 2017
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Looking at the ‘millionaire tax’ Dear Editor: I was disappointed to read the letter to the editor from Dola Hamilton Stemberg employing incorrect data to argue against the proposed “millionaire’s tax.” I’ll ignore for now that Ms. Stemberg incorrectly believes in some Ayn Rand fiction that we live in a pure meritocracy or that...

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday

October 31, 2017
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Tuesday, November 7, marks municipal election day in cities and towns across Massachusetts. Although the turmoil and generally crazy state of affairs on the national level has distracted all of us from what is going on in our own backyards, every voter must refocus their attention on the election of local officials whose actions...

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Dads and Donuts

October 24, 2017
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Dads and Donuts

Hutch Walsh, 6, who said his character name was Lloyd (a super ninja), with his dad, Michael. Dad and son are shown working on a car and building up Hutch’s hammer skills during the Dads and Donuts event at the Hill House on Sunday morning, Oct. 22.

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Marquee Building Sells on Corner of Charles and Beacon

October 24, 2017
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Marquee Building Sells on Corner of Charles and Beacon

By Seth Daniel One of the most iconic buildings on Beacon Hill’s Charles Street – well-known to residents and visitors alike – has passed ownership from one mutual insurance company to another, and the new owner says they’re in it for the long haul. Within the last month, Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance Company (QuincyMutual)...

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Short-Term Rentals are Disrupting the Housing Market in Downtown Boston Neighborhoods

October 24, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Tucked away in all of the neighborhoods in Boston, short-term rental units are spreading – unregulated by the city or state – crunching the housing market and disrupting the communities that make up the city’s neighborhoods. In a collection of research done over the past two years by the Alliance of...

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