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School Choice Decision Process Delayed Until January

December 11, 2012
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It looks as though a decision on how the city and Boston Public Schools will reorganize the school choice system for students and families will be delayed. Mayor Thomas Menino’s External Advisory Committee on School Choice (EAC) was to make its recommendations to the Boston School Committee this month. The School Committee was to...

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Fulfilling a Mission

December 11, 2012
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Some of the most remarkable and beautiful architecture in our neighborhood are the buildings of worship.  These buildings in many ways not only define our neighborhood, but also give them and the residents character.  In many cases, their steeples dominate the landscape as they soar toward the heavens. Built in a different era and...

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Maeve Westover Voted League MVP

December 11, 2012
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Eastern Independent League coaches voted Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart junior Maeve Westover of Mount Vernon Street the Varsity Cross Country Most Valuable Player. This is a second league MVP Cross Country Award for the Beacon Hill resident. Westover was first voted the EIL MVP in her freshman year. At the...

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Police Briefs 12-11-2012

December 11, 2012
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Larceny – Shoplifting 11/29/12 – A Charles Street clothing store reports unknown person(s) stole a cashmere sweater between 6 and 7 p.m. Unarmed Robbery 12/02/12 – A victim reported being pulled off his bike on Joy Street by a male suspect, who stole his satchel containing a MacBook laptop and eyeglasses at around 11:20...

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Holiday Cheer

December 4, 2012
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Holiday Cheer

David Jones was out on Sunday decorating the lampposts on Joy Street as part of the annual Decorate the Hill event.

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DCR Changes Operator for Storrow Dr. Parking Lot

December 4, 2012
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The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced Monday that LAZ Parking is the winning bidder of a five-year permit for operation of the Charles River Reservation Storrow Drive parking lot – previously rented and used by Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary. The winning bidder also promised more access to the lot in off...

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Developers Brief IAG on Nashua Street Residence Project

December 4, 2012
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Developers of a fairly large project in Beacon Hill briefed the Impact Advisory Group (IAG) last Tuesday during the first meeting sponsored by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) concerning the Nashua Street Residence project. This was the first meeting with the newly formed IAG since Avalon Bay took over the project in August from...

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Thank You to All Volunteers

December 4, 2012
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Over this past weekend, Beacon Hill was a beehive of holiday decorating activity. Neighbors on the Hill and students from MIT, Suffolk, Emerson and Northeastern gave up their time on Saturday and Sunday to help decorate the lampposts with holiday laurel and bows.  Wherever one walked on the Hill on Sunday, people with ladders...

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Suffolk University Made the Right Decision

December 4, 2012
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The announcement last week by Suffolk University officials to start the process of moving classrooms out of the neighborhood and shifting toward a downtown campus is a win-win for both the university and the residents of Beacon Hill.  Over the last forty years, both the residences of the neighborhoods of the north side of...

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Mayor Menino

December 4, 2012
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No matter where any Boston resident goes, the talk ultimately turns to the health and future of Mayor Thomas Menino, who has been hospitalized for the last five weeks and is now at the Spaulding Rehab Center.  This Sunday, parishioners at St. Cecilia’s in the Back Bay included the Mayor in their prayer of...

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