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Looking at the News: Mayor Menino’s Final Backyard BBQ A Testament to His True Legacy

July 18, 2013
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Way down at the furthest tip of Boston on Hyde Park’s Chesterfield Street last Friday, Mayor Tom Menino and 2,000 of his closest friends gathered for the 21st and final backyard BBQ at his home – a backyard BBQ that over the years has become a block party featuring a unique cross between family-friendly...

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Downtown View: Boom Times Need Infrastructure

July 18, 2013
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Boston’s economy is back. People want to live in the city rather than commute from far off places. That’s the recipe for new office and residential development. But are Boston and the Massachusetts legislature ready to make it happen without burdening us with grid-lock and frustration? A new proposal is from the HYM Investment...

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Letter to the Editor

July 18, 2013
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Public Garden left to ‘many caring hands’ Dear Editor: It was pleasing to learn from your excellent report that the readers of TripAdvisor had ranked the Public Garden among the top 10 public parks in America. The article gave a fine description of the Garden and its place as a special oasis in the...

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Police Briefs 07-16-2013

July 18, 2013
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July 1 563 Boylston St. – Vandalism 86 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 75 Boylston St.          Property – Lost 196 Beacon St.           Auto Theft – Other 76 Marlborough St. – Auto Theft – Other July 2 607 Boylston St. – Larceny, Purse-snatch Including No Force, Under $50 249 Newbury St. –...

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Star-Spangled Window Box at the Historic Charles Street Station Post Office

Star-Spangled Window Box at the Historic Charles Street Station Post Office

Susan Birkett, a resident of Charles River Square and a member of the Beacon Hill Garden Club, created a star-spangled window box in honor of Independence Day at the historic Charles Street Station post office. Beacon Hill Garden Club mem­bers, especially Birkett, regularly plant the window box, and the post office staff maintains it.

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Locals Graduate from BLS

Locals Graduate from BLS

Beacon Hill residents Emma Turner and Andrew Zick graduated from Boston Latin School (BLS) on June 10. Turner was a member of the Boston Latin School girls varsi­ty soccer team and the National Honor Society. During the BLS Prize Ceremony, she was awarded The Roy E. Larson Scholarship. Turner is a graduate of The...

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Public Garden Rated Among Top Parks

Readers using the TripAdvisor Web site have just ranked the top 10 public parks in the United States, and the Boston Public Garden is ranked seventh. The site has posted some of the comments made by those who participated in the survey and the comments about the Public Garden include: “a gorgeous setting”; “very...

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Zoning & Licensing Meets Weds.

Due to the July Fourth Holiday the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning & Licensing Committee has delayed their July meeting until, tomorrow, July 10. The Zoning & Licensing Committee will discuss several properties that are scheduled to appear before the Zoning Board of Appeals in late July. The details on these properties and projects...

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Police Briefs 07-09-2013

Larceny in a Building 06/25/13 – A Charles Street boutique employee reported at around 5:17p.m., an unknown female suspect removed the employee’s iPhone from the cash register counter and left the store. Incidents June 25 15 Pinckney St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 53 Charles St.        – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over...

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Downtown North Association (DNA) Annual Meeting

Downtown North Association (DNA) Annual Meeting

At the Downtown North Association (DNA) annual meeting, Mayor Thomas M. Menino (left) was presented an award for civic leadership in recognition of his efforts over the past 20 years in the neighborhood. Menino is seen receiving the award from Bob O’Brien, executive director of DNA.

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