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Common Elm Gets New Life in Art Auction

October 8, 2015
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Common Elm Gets New Life in Art Auction

After a large Belgian elm located near the corner of Beacon and Charles streets on the Boston Common fell prey to Hurricane Irene in August of 2011, Friends of the Public Garden board member Margaret Pokorny had a novel idea for giving the tree another life. Taking her inspiration the onetree project, which salvaged...

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37 Trees Slated for Removal as Part of Longfellow Bridge Rehab

October 8, 2015
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Thirty-seven trees are slated for removal as part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Longfellow Bridge, state officials said. White-Skanska-Consigli, the project contractor, has begun the final phase of tree removals to prepare for construction of the new pedestrian bridge connecting the Charles River Esplanade with Charles Circle, and to accommodate construction activities in...

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Police Briefs 10-06-2015

October 8, 2015
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Disorderly Person 09/27/15 – At around 2:50 a.m., a male suspect was arrested for being a disorderly person at Charles Street South and Stuart Street, following a verbal altercation with a security guard and the responding officer.

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BRA Apologizes for West End Urban Renewal

October 1, 2015
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BRA Apologizes for West End Urban Renewal

By Dan Murphy During the opening reception of an exhibit exploring the impact of urban renewal on the West End in the 1950s and ‘60s, the director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority issued the first formal apology on behalf of the city agency for its role in demolishing vast sections of the old neighborhood....

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Wu Campaigning on Housing and Education Issues

October 1, 2015
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Wu Campaigning on Housing and Education Issues

When Boston City Councillor Michelle Wu entered the race for her first term in office two years ago, she hoped to be able to gain a seat on the Council so she could help people and help them immediately. Wu, 30, is one of four children born to immigrants from Taiwan that came to...

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Downtown View:Your House? Think Again.

October 1, 2015
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It is September so my thoughts naturally turn to property rights. It’s not so outlandish. In September, downtown Boston has many new permanent residents—new owners of houses, condominiums, lofts. Those new to downtown Boston may have to learn new attitudes toward their property. You may be one of these new owners. You may have...

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Changing the World…Leak by Leak

October 1, 2015
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By Suzanne Besser At a City Council public hearing held last week, a group of moms from Beacon Hill and beyond demonstrated how concerned, active citizens could make a difference in this world and, by doing so, help its residents breathe a lot easier. The moms are members of Boston Mothers Out Front (MOF),...

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Police Briefs 09-29-2015

October 1, 2015
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Beacon Hill Beat from Boston Police Area A-1 Attempted Larceny/Shoplifting 09/23/15 – A Charles Street market reported two unknown male suspects attempted to steal bottles of beer and wine at around 2:42 p.m. The owner confronted the suspects, who fled on foot onto Charles Street and entered a grey Chrysler PT cruiser. The merchandise...

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Storybook Ball to Raise Funds for Brain Research

October 1, 2015
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This year’s Storybook Ball, the annual megawatt fundraiser for MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), will put the spotlight on advances being made every day at MGHfC to treat complex conditions that affect a child’s developing brain. With more than 500 guests expected and a fundraising target of $1.7 million, the event will be held...

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Harold Carroll Elected BHV President

October 1, 2015
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Harold Carroll was elected president of Beacon Hill Village at the organization’s board meeting in June. He replaces retiring president Daniel A. Taylor. Carroll became involved in Beacon Hill Village about seven years ago, when a member called asking him to join. “I was the classic ‘not ready yet’ person,” he said. “Then, I...

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