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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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Farewell, St. John the Evangelist

September 25, 2015
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Farewell, St. John the Evangelist

St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church held a farewell liturgy on Sunday morning, Sept. 13, as the diocese prepares to close the church and relocate to a renovated St. Paul Episcopal Cathedral on Tremont Street on Sept. 27. The St. John building was built in 1831 for the Bowdoin Street Congregational Society, which was...

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Police Briefs 09-22-2015

September 25, 2015
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Beacon Hill Beat (from Boston Police Area 1-A) Drugs – Possession of a Class B Substance (Cocaine) 09/11/15 – At around 7:19 p.m., members of the Area A-1 Drug Unit observed three individuals on the Boston Common in the vicinity of Beacon and Walnut streets purchase crack cocaine. The suspects will be summonsed to...

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The Red Coat: Think Downton Abbey, But Set in the Heart of Boston

September 25, 2015
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Looking for a good book to curl up with this fall?  Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill and Back Bay are excited to welcome back their good friend, former Bostonian and author of The Red Coat, Dolley Carlson. Reminiscent of the gripping British TV period drama, Downton Abbey, The Red Coat explores the societal and cultural...

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Livingstone Releases List of Names of Residents with Unclaimed Property

September 25, 2015
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In partnership with the Unclaimed Property Division of the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office and State Treasurer Deb Goldberg, State Representative Jay Livingstone is releasing the names of 8th Suffolk District residents with unclaimed property. Any citizen who is currently owed more than $250 worth of unclaimed property will receive a letter with specific instructions...

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