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Don’t Forget Those in Need

December 24, 2015
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While the vast majority of us are able to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest, and take for granted holiday traditions such as the sharing of gifts, the warm embrace at holiday gatherings of friends and family, and a nice Christmas dinner, the reality for too many among us is far different. So...

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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015
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Another Christmas is at hand and families will gather, as they have done for generations, to celebrate the holiday season with our friends and loved ones. Peace on earth, joy to the world, and the like may be platitudinous phrases when spoken at any other time of the year, but during the Christmas season...

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Ready for the Holidays

December 17, 2015
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Ready for the Holidays

Santa was taking requests all evening at the Hill House, where he is shown here holding Kolton and Kane Kelleher after the boys assured St. Nick they’d been good all year.

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Rep Livingstone Considering a Run for State Senate Seat

December 17, 2015
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Rep Livingstone Considering  a Run for State Senate Seat

 By Cary Shuman Beacon Hill’s State Rep. Jay Livingstone said he is “seriously considering” a run for the State Senate seat held by Anthony Petruccelli, who has announced that he will be stepping down from the position in January. “I’m seriously considering it and evaluating all my options right now and I will make...

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Remember to Shop Local this Holiday Season

December 17, 2015
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association encourages neighbors and residents to remember to shop local during the upcoming Holiday Season. Here are 10 great reasons why supporting your local businesses allows our special Beacon Hill community to thrive: Community Support: Significantly more money stays in a neighborhood when purchases are made at locally owned, rather...

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Coalition is Being Formed to Save Local Elm Trees

December 17, 2015
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By Suzanne Besser When earlier this year Harvard University published a study showing the amount of methane leaking from Greater Boston’s aging pipelines to be three times what was previously thought, members of the downtown environmental group Mothers Out Front moved methane to the top of their agenda. And when new information surfaced last...

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Farewell to Beacon Hill’s Callie

December 17, 2015
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By Dan Murphy Perhaps the most famous dog on what is as touted as the most photographed street in the U.S. died Dec. 5. Callie, a 9-year-old golden retriever belonging to Joe and Kristin Casey of Acorn Street, apparently passed in her sleep. “She died peacefully and restfully,” Kristin said. “She was such a...

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Boston to Host Citywide Meeting About the Flood Insurance Rate Maps

December 17, 2015
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By John Lynds The City of Boston Community Engagements Director for Environment, Energy and Open Space Lauren Zingarelli appeared at a recent community meeting to announce Boston will host a citywide meeting concerning the Flood Insurance Rate Maps that go into effect on March 16, 2016. The Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) and city officials...

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Winners Named in Charles Street ‘Storefront Decorating Contest’

December 17, 2015
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By Dan Murphy As part of the “Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll” on Thursday, the Joint Charles Street Committee selected the winners in its second bi-annual “Storefront Decorating Contest.” Holiday Boutique, located at 53 Charles St., was awarded first place, while Fastachi at 83 Charles St. and Soodee Women’s Boutique at 63 Charles St. won...

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Police Briefs 12-15-2015

December 17, 2015
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 12/06/2015 – Between 7 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 9:59 a.m. on Dec. 6, a victim reported that she parked her Subaru crossover at Brimmer and Mt. Vernon streets. When she returned, the front passenger’s side window was smashed and her wallet,...

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