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Cool Globes at the Brewer Fountain Plaza

August 20, 2013
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Cool Globes at the Brewer Fountain Plaza

The traveling art exhibit, co-sponsored by Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s Greenovate Boston initiative, had its grand open­ing near Brewer Fountain Plaza on the Boston Common Thursday. Other globes are on display at the John Hancock Tower and the Massachusetts Statehouse. The globes are each 5 feet in diameter and have been designed by local,...

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Beacon Hill Youths Win BC High Awards

August 20, 2013
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William J. Kemeza, President of Boston College High School, is pleased to announce that the following Beacon Hill students received special awards  at an end of the year assembly to honor BC High undergraduates. James Anderson Ditomassi 2014 won a Model Un Award- Under Secretary General, a Student Council Award and an Excellence award...

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We Must Prepare for Rising Sea Levels

August 20, 2013
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Benjamin Franklin coined the expression 200 years ago, “You should buy land because they are not making it anymore.”  Well, that may not be exactly true for the last 100 years,  as all the communities on the water have been reclaiming low-lying marsh land.  One just has to look at the the Back Bay,...

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Police Briefs 08-20-2013

August 20, 2013
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Attempted Robbery – Bank  08/08/13 – A male suspect entered a Beacon Street bank at around 3:57 p.m. and attempted to rob the teller of U.S. currency. The teller informed the suspect her cash drawer was already emptied for closing time. No weapon shown, and the suspect fled on foot empty-handed. Breaking and Entering...

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Senior Tompkins Dodgers Lose in Playoffs

August 20, 2013
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The NEAA Senior Dodgers (21u) team that included two Beacon Hill residents, James Ditomassi and Jack Ditomassi, fell short of their goal to repeat as champs of the Lou Tompkins All-Star Baseball League as they were tripped up in the semi-finals 3-2 to by the eventual champs from Bedford. The Dodgers were down 3-2...

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Wolverton Trains for Jimmy Fund Walk

August 13, 2013
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Wolverton Trains for Jimmy Fund Walk

Linens on the Hill owner Lynne Wolverton is in serious training mode for the upcoming Jimmy Fund Boston Marathon Walk. The annual fundraiser began 25 years ago – the same year Lynne opened her shop on Charles Street.  The Jimmy Fund Boston Marathon Walk has generated more than $87 million since its inception. “This...

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MassDOT breaks ground on Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation project

August 13, 2013
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) held a groundbreaking ceremony at Lederman Park on the Charles River Reservation on Wednesday for its approximately $255 million restoration of the Longfellow Bridge. Northbound vehicles are now being redirected from Charles Circle to Leverett Circle before traveling on Monsignor O’Brien Highway to Land Boulevard in Cambridge. The detour...

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Fireworks Returning to Harbor

August 13, 2013
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After their absence for over a decade, the City of Boston officials announced that fireworks on the Boston Harbor would return for the first time this century. The fireworks will be set off Saturday, August 31 at 9:00 p.m. as part of the final Summer on the Waterfront celebration—a summer long program aimed at...

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Police Briefs 08-13-2013

August 13, 2013
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Larceny – Shoplifting 08/05/13 – A Charles Street liquor store reports an unknown male suspect stole cans of beer from the refrigerated shelves at around 9:15 p.m. The suspect then fled the store on foot. Incidents July 31  75 Chestnut St.  – Investigate Person 84 West Cedar St.  – Investigate Person Aug. 1  41...

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Beacon Hill Village to Visit Cuba

August 7, 2013
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Over the years Beacon Hill Village, the membership organization devoted to enriching and enhancing the experience of growing older in downtown Boston, has taken day trips to destinations like western Massachusetts or Salem and overnight trips to New Haven. Now the program committee has expanded its offerings. Next January’s destination? Cuba. Beacon Hill Village...

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