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DeLuca’s Market to Appear Before BHCA Zoning and Licensing Comm.

January 29, 2013
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The Zoning and Licensing Committee of the Beacon Hill Civic Association will have a special meeting this evening, Tuesday, January 29 to discuss DeLuca’s Market, 7-17 Charles Street. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at 74 Joy Street. The applicant seeks to have the new basement area used for retail space, thus...

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BPS Looking at Three Options for School Choice

January 29, 2013
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Last Wednesday the Boston Public School Department (BPS) presented the External Advisory Committee (EAC) on School Choice’s results for an improved school choice system. Beacon Hill children  would be first grouped in the schools that are in the North End and Charlestown. At the meeting members of the EAC said they will be looking...

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The Way of the Future

January 29, 2013
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In the days before Proposition 2 ½ crippled local cities and towns, the thought of having private funds being raised to maintain and improve public recreational spaces would have been considered ludicrous.  However as the expression goes: that was then and this is now. What brings this to mind is the recent positive local...

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Police Briefs 01-29-2013

January 29, 2013
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Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Knife 01/17/13 – A male suspect was arrested on Beacon Street at 9:47 p.m. for six counts of assault with a dangerous weapon after threatening six male victims with a knife. Incidents Jan. 15 42 Charles St.  – Larceny, Other, Under $50 Charles Street  – Larceny, Non-Accessory from...

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Police Meet and Greet on Jan. 24

January 22, 2013
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Police Meet and Greet on Jan. 24

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Safety Committee welcomes local law enforcement at a police meet-and-greet at 74 Joy St. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. “We encourage residents to bring their concerns and get to know Sgt. Tom Lee and Captain Tom Lema, who will both be on hand to discuss the...

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Residential Taxes and Exemptions Are on the Rise

January 22, 2013
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While the average tax bill for a single-family home in the city has climbed more than 5 percent in fiscal ’13, an increase in residential exemption will help Boston residents alleviate the burden. The average tax bill for a single-family home spiked to $3,480, marking a $175 increase over the previous fiscal year, while...

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BHCA Moonshine and Memories Gala Jan. 26

January 22, 2013
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Moonshine & Memories, Beacon Hill Civic Association’s 41st Annual Winter Gala, looks back at 90 years on Beacon Hill, and takes guests to Prohibition-era Boston. The Winter Gala Committee is excited to announce an exciting new partnership this year. Kickass Cupcakes, located in Somerville, has graciously donated 250 mini-cupcakes to help round out the...

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Lecture on Groundwater on Jan. 23

January 22, 2013
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association and Beacon Hill Village invite you to an early evening lecture tomorrow, Wednesday, January 23 at 6:00 pm at The Firehouse, 127 Mount Vernon Street. Elliott Laffer, Executive Director of the Boston Groundwater Trust, will explain the history of the groundwater in Boston and its particular relevance to the...

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Remembering Rev. King: A Great Man Who Stood Up for the Rights of Everybody

January 22, 2013
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For those of us of a certain age, it is hard to imagine that 2013 will mark 45 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis while he was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Recalling the news of his murder still brings chills and a deep sense...

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Not a Great Idea: Regional Housing Authorities a Disservice

January 22, 2013
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Everything in life has its pluses and minuses. But in our view, whatever the pluses may be of Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposal to eliminate the 240 local housing authorities and consolidate them into six regional offices are far outweighed by the negatives. We simply would note that it has been our experience that corruption...

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