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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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Police Briefs 12-04-2012

December 4, 2012
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Nov. 19 89 Mt. Vernon St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 89 Mt. Vernon St. – Motor Vehicle Accident – Other City Vehicle 39 Bowdoin St     – Trespassing Nov. 20  Beacon Street – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage 74 Joy St. – Dangerous or Hazardous Condition Nov. 21  19 Louisburg Square...

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Obituaries 12-04-2012

December 4, 2012
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Rogina Louisa Haase Jeffries Active volunteer in neighborhood Rogina Louisa Haase Jeffries of Boston, loving wife since 1989 of Stephen Benjamin Jeffries and mother of Julia Preston Faulkner Jeffries, age 12, and Philip John Roosevelt Jeffries, age 10, passed away on Nov. 11, after a long illness. Mrs. Jeffries was devoted to her immediate...

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Scampo Gift Card Benefits Mass Eye and Ear

November 30, 2012
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Scampo Gift Card Benefits Mass Eye and Ear

This year treat a friend of loved one to a Scampo Gift Card and be rewarded yourself! Not only do you get to take home a free Gift Card of $100 for every $100 spent in Gift Card purchases, starting at $200, but you can revel in the spirit of giving back too. 1%...

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Holidays Are in Full Swing

November 30, 2012
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Thanksgiving has come and with it a few added pounds around the waist have been gained.  Now, the race is on for Christmas.  If you drive around the neighborhood, Christmas lights and decorations are already out on homes.  This is only the calm before the storm of events that will get you into the...

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Be Aware of Your Surroundings

November 30, 2012
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With the holiday season now upon us, we urge our readers to remember to be aware of your surroundings as you race from a holiday party to planning for friends and family visiting to just coming back with your Christmas shopping.  This piece of advice is all the more relevant with the recent home...

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Police Briefs 11-30-2012

November 30, 2012
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICE: 617-343-4627 • DRUG UNIT: 617-343-4879 • EMERGENCIES: 911 Larceny in a Building 11/16/12 – A Charles Street jewelry store reported an unknown male suspect entered the establishment at around 6:23 p.m. and stole a diamond and platinum ring from a display cabinet before...

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Holiday Fundraiser at the Hampshire House

November 20, 2012
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Holiday Fundraiser at the Hampshire House

On Wednesday night residents came to the Hampshire House for the Annual Garlands and Green fundraiser. The money raised at this event will go to purchase the laurel gardens and red bows that are put on the lamp posts of Beacon Hill.  In the top photo  are from left Kate Clopeck, Tom Kershaw owner...

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WECA Hears Talk on Future of BRA

November 20, 2012
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The West End Civic Association (WECA) sponsored a meeting Tuesday night to discuss the BRA’s (Boston Redevelopment Association)  role in neighborhood planning and development, the BRA’s Article 80 process and what action residents can take to impact development. The meeting, held at the West End Museum, was titled “Neighborhood Development: Civic Discourse – BRA’s...

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