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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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Police Briefs 01-22-2013

January 22, 2013
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Fire 01/11/13 – A Revere Street resident reported she started a log fire in the fireplace and the chimney caught fire at about 5:07 p.m. Boston firefighters responded to the scene and extinguished the blaze. Minimum damage was reported to the fireplace and chimney. Incidents Jan. 8 7 Phillips St.  – Verbal Dispute Jan....

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Advent School Students’ Artwork Now on Display in JP Licks Store

January 15, 2013
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Advent School Students’ Artwork  Now on Display in JP Licks Store

JP Licks is the local afterschool watering hole for Advent students; and now that their artwork is on display, they’ll be stampeding to the ice cream parlor on Charles St. to behold their creations. Two-hundred and eighteen lion-themed watercolors, crayon drawings, acrylic paintings, and ceramic sculptures were made by Advent students to commemorate their...

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Police Briefs 01-15-2013

January 15, 2013
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Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon 01/04/13 – A victim reported while walking on Grove Street at around 2:30 a.m., he was struck in the head by an unknown object. A search of the area by officers turned up nothing. The victim transported to Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for treatment of a head...

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Hill House Little League Living a Dream

January 15, 2013
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Local kids have been living a dream last season. The Titans, a parent organized youth baseball club has brought the excitement and challenge of U12 travel baseball to downtown Boston. Starting with tryouts that occurred in June, 10-12 year old baseball players from the Hill House Little League, pounded base hits, covered bases, dove...

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Whitebarked Himalayan Birch Shines in the Winter.

January 8, 2013
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Whitebarked Himalayan Birch Shines in the Winter.

The Whitebarked Himalayan Birch shines in the winter. It is said to have the whitest and most beautiful bark of all the birches. This variety was discovered by Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker during a mid-1800s trip to Tibet.

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Young Professionals Recognize Outstanding Neighbors on Hill

January 8, 2013
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Young Professionals Recognize Outstanding Neighbors on Hill

The Beacon Hill Civic Association Young Professionals have recognized two individuals who have made a significant contribution to the community of Beacon Hill. The Young Professionals Award was formally presented to Jason Winmill and Ingrid Calder in December 2012 by Meghan Haggerty, the group’s president. The Beacon Hill Civic Association Young Professionals, a group...

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Murphy to lead Council

January 8, 2013
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At-Large City Councilor Stephen Murphy was unanimously elected by the council Monday to serve another two-year term as the body’s president. After being elected Murphy immediately appointed Beacon Hill City Councilor Sal LaMattina to serve another two-year term as his vice president. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to again lead the body,” said...

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Welcome Back, Mayor Menino: It’s Nice to Have Tom Menino Back on the Job

January 8, 2013
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We wish to add our voice to the chorus of residents who have been delighted to see the return of Mayor Tom Menino  to his office at City Hall. For one thing, it will be a relief to see an end to the speculation about this or that possible scenario by the pundits and...

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Decorations Were Great: Thanks to the Volunteers and Tom Kershaw for Brightening the Holiday Season

January 8, 2013
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We wish to take this opportunity to thank the many volunteers Sunday who helped take down the garlands and other festive decorations that adorned the street lamps  throughout Beacon Hill during this past holiday season. We wish also to thank Hampshire House proprietor Tom Kershaw for providing breakfast to those who did the work...

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