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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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Thanksgiving 2012

November 20, 2012
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This Thanksgiving, as we pause to reflect, there are mixed signs of where we as a nation are headed.  First for the good news: The presidential election showed more minorities participated in the voting process. The home mortgage crisis that triggered the real estate free fall of price values has seen stabilization and housing...

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Police Briefs 11-20-2012

November 20, 2012
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Larceny – Bicycle 11/07/12 – A Grove Street resident reported her pink-and-black Sandracer bicycle was locked to a lamppost in front of her home between 9 p.m. on Nov. 6 and 9 a.m. Nov. 7 when unknown person(s) sawed the lock off and stole it. Incidents Nov. 6 70 Mt. Vernon St.  – Towed...

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Police Seeking Help to Locate Suspect in Assault

November 13, 2012
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Police Seeking Help to Locate Suspect in Assault

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect wanted for a home invasion and sexual assault in the area of Joy and Myrtle streets early Saturday morning. At about 3:15 a.m. on Nov. 10, District A-1 officers responded to a call for a sexual assault. On arrival, police spoke to the...

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Local Resident Lorie Conway Produces and Directs Movie

November 13, 2012
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Local Resident Lorie Conway Produces and Directs Movie

Thirty-two years ago, Robert Mugabe, the great “liberation hero,” became prime minister, then president, of Zimbabwe, the country once called the “bread basket of Africa.” Mugabe’s decade long rule has brought the democratic process into question.  In opposition to Mugabe’s rule has brought  to the fore human rights attorney Beatrice Mtetwa. Her story is...

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Garlands and Green Fundraiser on Weds

November 13, 2012
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Ring in the holiday season tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14, when Tom Kershaw hosts Garlands and Green: a Holiday Gathering. This popular Beacon Hill Civic Association holiday party helps raise the $12,000 needed for the laurel garlands and red bows that magically transform Beacon Hill’s lamp posts. Enjoy live music by local jazz musicians Lisa...

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Fine Arts and Craft Sale This Weekend

November 13, 2012
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Pick up the perfect holiday gift at the Beacon Hill Holiday Fine Art and Craft Sale which will be held on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 at the Hill House (the old firehouse) at 127 Mt. Vernon Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The event is free and open to the...

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Veteran’s Day

November 13, 2012
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This past weekend Americans stopped to remember the veterans of the wars in which we as a country have been engaged. Our debt to these men and women can never be repaid for their service.  For those of us, who never have been in the heat of battle, heard the terrifying sounds of bullets...

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This Weekend

November 13, 2012
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Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas is quickly approaching. There are two events this week that can get us into the Christmas spirit and help with some unique gifts. On Wednesday, Tom Kershaw and the Beacon Hill Civic Association are hosting the annual Garlands and Green: A Holiday Gathering on Wednesday night starting at...

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A Good Proposal

November 13, 2012
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The recent hearing on a noise control ordinance by City Councilor Sal LaMattina is in order and overdue.  LaMattina is seeking to put some teeth into a law to make bad neighbors or landlords pay for being a repeated disruption in the neighborhood. The charm of living in Back Bay, Beacon Hill or the...

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