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Vilna Shul Engages Community To Help Restore Historic Mosaic

November 12, 2015
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By Dan Murphy The once-radiant flowers had faded from oxidation, moisture and other elements when Deborah Feinstein conceived a plan to give another life to the mosaic in the Vilna Shul community room while emphasizing the Phillips Street non-profit’s contemporary function as an all-inclusive community and cultural center. “It came from the idea of...

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Halloween on Beacon Hill

November 5, 2015
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Halloween on Beacon Hill

Jai Undavia, 1, as a bat during the Hill House Halloween Party last Thursday evening, Oct. 29. Several children and families turned out for the annual Halloween party at the Firehouse – a neighborhood tradition.

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Longfellow Bridge Traffic Shift Postponed Until November 9

November 5, 2015
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The previously announced traffic shift on the Longfellow Bridge will now begin on Monday, November 9. MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli (WSC), will shift traffic on the downstream side of the Longfellow Bridge to accommodate modified Stage 2 construction of the temporary outbound Red Line track (called a “shoo-fly”) on the roadway. WSC is beginning the...

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Police Briefs 11-03-2015

November 5, 2015
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Disturbing the Peace 10/23/15 – At around 8:05 p.m., a male suspect was arrested at a Park Plaza restaurant for disturbing the peace and defrauding an innkeeper. The suspect was sitting at the bar, intoxicated, and was unruly and belligerent to staff and customers. At that...

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At MGH Storybook Ball

October 29, 2015
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At MGH Storybook Ball

Alli and Bill Achtmeyer. at MassGeneral Hospital Storynook Ball that was held on October 17 and raised more than $1.6M.

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Dave Poutre Set to Debut His Own Artwork, Oct 29

October 29, 2015
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Dave Poutre Set to Debut His Own Artwork, Oct 29

After 30 years of framing and showcasing the talents of many local artists, Dave Poutré, proprietor of Beacon Hill’s popular Boston Art & Framing, will debut his own artwork with a wine-and-cheese reception at Boston Art & Framing, 100 Charles St., on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. Dave will feature 30...

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Sexual Abuse Victims to Tell Their Stories on Nov12

October 29, 2015
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by Suzanne Besser One in four girls and one in six boys will be abused by the age of eighteen, according to The Mama Bear Effect, an organization working to prevent sexual abuse to children. That means four of the twelve little girls at a birthday party or four little boys in a Boy...

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Local Couple ‘Raises the Roof’ on Polish Synagogues

October 29, 2015
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By Penny Schwartz Almost 10 years ago, the Vilna Shul hosted an exhibit, “Continuity:  Traditions of Jewish Art and Architecture,” that featured handmade models of one of Poland’s historic 17th-century wooden synagogues. It was accompanied by a series of newly recreated half-scale panels of the intricately painted, richly colored ceiling of another wooden synagogue,...

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Beacon Hill Voters Will be Heading to the Polls Next Tuesday

October 29, 2015
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By John Lynds Beacon Hill residents will head to the polls on Tuesday, November 3 in what city officials are saying will be a quiet election. With no mayoral race this year, only five candidates vying for one of the four At-Large seats, and Beacon Hill’s incumbent City Councilors running unopposed, voter turnout here...

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Police Briefs 10-27-2015

October 29, 2015
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BEACON HILL BEAT Larceny – Purse 10/16/15 – At about 11 p.m., a victim reported that her purse, containing credit cards, keys, a wallet, gift cards and a cell phone, was stolen from a Beacon Street building. Larceny from Motor Vehicle 10/17/15 – Between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., a victim reported that her...

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