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Residential Taxes and Exemptions Are on the Rise

January 22, 2013
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While the average tax bill for a single-family home in the city has climbed more than 5 percent in fiscal ’13, an increase in residential exemption will help Boston residents alleviate the burden. The average tax bill for a single-family home spiked to $3,480, marking a $175 increase over the previous fiscal year, while...

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BHCA Moonshine and Memories Gala Jan. 26

January 22, 2013
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Moonshine & Memories, Beacon Hill Civic Association’s 41st Annual Winter Gala, looks back at 90 years on Beacon Hill, and takes guests to Prohibition-era Boston. The Winter Gala Committee is excited to announce an exciting new partnership this year. Kickass Cupcakes, located in Somerville, has graciously donated 250 mini-cupcakes to help round out the...

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Lecture on Groundwater on Jan. 23

January 22, 2013
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association and Beacon Hill Village invite you to an early evening lecture tomorrow, Wednesday, January 23 at 6:00 pm at The Firehouse, 127 Mount Vernon Street. Elliott Laffer, Executive Director of the Boston Groundwater Trust, will explain the history of the groundwater in Boston and its particular relevance to the...

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Remembering Rev. King: A Great Man Who Stood Up for the Rights of Everybody

January 22, 2013
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For those of us of a certain age, it is hard to imagine that 2013 will mark 45 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis while he was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Recalling the news of his murder still brings chills and a deep sense...

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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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