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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

Back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900), newspapers exhorted their readers to observe a “safe and sane” Fourth of July. That’s because in communities big and small all across America, the founding of our nation had become a popular excuse for roving groups of young men to engage in mayhem of...

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Civic-minded Couple Rescues Unsightly Corner

June 24, 2014
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Civic-minded Couple Rescues Unsightly Corner

Once, more than 100 years ago, a garden, walled in with a classic Beacon Hill brick wall, distinguished the corner of David G. Mugar Way and Beaver Place. But subsequent changes in the property use led to years of neglect, abuse and controversy. The site became a woeful hole in the ground, enclosed by...

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Annual Evening on the Esplanade Event Hosted by BHCA

June 24, 2014
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Beacon Hill residents are invited to a summer evening filled with camaraderie and gourmet food at the opening night of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra on Wednesday, July 16, at DCR’s Hatch Shell on the Esplanade.  Music Director Christopher Wilkins will lead the orchestra in Larry Bell’s adaptation of At the River (the orchestra’s unofficial...

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Police Briefs 06-24-2014

June 24, 2014
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Larceny – Shoplifting 06/10/14- A Charles Street clothing store reported that an unknown female stole three purses from the store at around 4:53 p.m. before fleeing in a waiting motor vehicle.  Incidents June 10 Charles Street – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 82 Charles St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & over 15...

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Behind the Glass Windows: Meet Arakel Arakelian, Owner of Ares Shoe Repair

June 16, 2014
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Behind the Glass Windows:  Meet Arakel Arakelian, Owner of Ares Shoe Repair

Ares Shoe Repair has been around a long time but now there’s a new guy inside. In March, Arakel Arakelian stepped behind the glass windows of the ancient-looking tiny shop that for forty years has kept Beacon Hillers well heeled. He may be new at 84 Charles Street but he’s no novice – he’s...

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Achievements

June 16, 2014
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Achievements

Beacon Hill residents Hallie Black and Amanda Howard graduated from the Brimmer and May School of Chestnut Hill at its 134th commencement ceremony. Black was a member of the school’s Scholars Society and received the Alumni Award, which is presented to a senior who, in the opinion of the faculty, combine academic excellence with...

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Walsh Hosts Hill Coffee Hour on June 24

June 16, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced that the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s Annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts will hold an additional date at Myrtle Street Playground on Beacon Hill on Tuesday, June 24, from 9 to 10 a.m. The Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents a unique opportunity to speak...

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July 11 Deadline Set for Mayor’s Garden Contest

June 16, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh reminds Boston’s green thumbs that they have until Friday, July 11, to register for Mayor Walsh’s 2014 Garden Contest, presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department with a grand prize provided by JetBlue. Now in its 18th year, the contest recognizes gardeners who have landscaped, planted flowers, trees and...

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Police Briefs 06-17-2014

June 16, 2014
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Possession of a Dangerous Weapon 06/06/14 – At around 10:55 p.m., officers on patrol rode came upon a large fight at Irving and Cambridge streets. Police broke up the altercation, and one suspect was arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon (brass knuckles) and possession of a Class D substance (marijuana) with intent to...

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Obituaries 06-17-2014

June 16, 2014
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Charles J. ‘Charlie’ Donnelly Jr. Craftsman known throughout neighborhood Charles J. “Charlie” Donnelly Jr. died suddenly on June 5. He was 72. Born and raised in Dorchester, Mr. Donnelly lived in Weymouth for 44 years before moving to Hanover. He graduated from the now-defunct Don Bosco Technical High School, formerly of Boston, and Wentworth...

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