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Esplanade Playspace Welcomes New Sculpture

November 4, 2013
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On Oct. 28, the Esplanade Playspace welcomed a playful new sculpture. Created by artist David Phillips, the latest sculpture depicts a series of frogs, turtles and other critters crawling on geometric shapes. Phillips also created the much beloved turtle sculpture that has adorned the Playspace since its opening in 2011. His new sculpture is...

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Captain Hasson District A-1’s New Commanding Officer

November 4, 2013
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Boston Police District A-1 has a new Commanding Officer, Captain James G. Hasson who was a Lieutenant in the district years ago. Captain Hasson replaces Captain Thomas Lee who has moved on to take a Chief’s position in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. The new captain will be at the Beacon Hill Civic Association Safety Committee...

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Police Briefs 11-05-2013

November 4, 2013
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Larceny – Shoplifting 10/23/13 – At about 11:57 a.m., a Charles Street sports-apparel store reported two unknown male suspects entered the store and stole a Mittellegi Pro women’s rain jacket and fled on foot up Pinckney Street. Incidents Oct. 23 Beacon Street  – Assault and Battery on a Police Officer 250 Cambridge St.  –...

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Obituaries 11-05-2013

November 4, 2013
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Grace Ashwell Yeomans Thaler Prominent Decorative Arts Appraiser and Consultant Grace Ashwell Yeomans Thaler of Beacon Hill and Wellfleet, Massachusetts, died of pancreatic cancer on Sunday, October 27, with her devoted husband, Thomas W. Thaler, at her side. She was 58 years old. Grace loved being part of the community of Beacon Hill and...

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Brewer Fountain

October 29, 2013
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Brewer Fountain

Brewer Fountain, a gift of Gardner Brewer to the City of Boston in 1867, is now illuminated with redesigned and improved lighting, thanks to the Friends of the Public Garden. The lighting will remain on throughout the year, enabling the remarkable details of the fountain’s sculptural features to be beautifully visible after dark.

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Halloween on the Hill: Street Closures Listed as Officials Get Ready for Trick-or-treaters

October 29, 2013
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To ensure a safe Halloween, the Beacon Hill Civic Association has arranged to close Pinckney Street and Mount Vernon Street from Joy Street to Charles Street on Thursday, October 31. Please note that these official road closures will prevent access to Chestnut, Spruce, Walnut, and Willow streets, as well as Louisburg Square and sections...

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Longfellow Bridge Closed to Auto Traffic This Weekend

October 29, 2013
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will close the Longfellow Bridge to all motor vehicle travel, except MBTA buses, this weekend, Saturday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 3. The closures are to implement Red Line-related work associated with ongoing bridge construction. Buses will replace Red Line trains for service between Kendall/MIT Station and Park...

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Civic Groups to Hold City Council Forum

October 29, 2013
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association in conjunction with the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay and the West End Civic Association will be hosting a Candidates Forum for the two District 8 City Councilors, Michael Nichols and Josh Zakim. This forum will be held on Wednesday, October 30th at 7pm at the Church of...

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Polling Locations for Nov. 5 Election

October 29, 2013
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In the city’s Nov. 5 municipal election, Beacon Hill and the West End’s registered voters can cast their ballots at the following polling locations: Ward 3, Precinct 5: Amy Lowell House, 65 Martha Road (The voter entrance for Charles Street Park residents is located in the rear function room, and voting takes place in...

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Don’t Forget to Vote November 5

October 29, 2013
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During the City of Boston municipal primary election and in the final election, the Beacon Hill Times has continuously encouraged residents to make it their business to get out and vote. Two candidates are vying to become Mayor of Boston and eight candidates are attempting to secure Boston City Council At Large seats. Polls...

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