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Window Box Contest Recognizes Neighborhood’s ‘green Thumbs’

October 16, 2012
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One of the most prominent features of Beacon Hill, besides the ornate architecture and leaded glass windows, is the radiant flowers, shrubbery and trees of every color and shape that embellish the brick sidewalks so elegantly. The Beacon Hill Civic Association and the Beacon Hill Garden Club celebrated their 54th Annual Window Box Contest...

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Public Invited to Oct. 16 Meeting on Park St. School’s Proposed Expansion

October 16, 2012
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) will join Park Street School officials Oct. 16 for an informal meeting to vet the school’s proposed expansion into the adjacent building at 124 Chestnut St. The school, located at 67 Brimmer St., intends to purchase and renovate the adjoining residential building to “provide more space for current...

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Walz Joins National Task Force to Forge Consensus on School Disciplinary Policies

October 16, 2012
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State Rep. Marty Walz recently joined with more than 100 policymakers, national experts, educators, law enforcement and court officials, students, parents and other stakeholders committed to improving school disciplinary policies. The diverse, bipartisan national group, convened by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, commenced work on recommendations for approaches to school discipline...

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Voting on Question 2

October 16, 2012
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Beacon Hill residents voting on November 6 will have the option to vote for or against a ballot measure regarding physician prescribed and assisted suicide. It is, obviously, an important ballot question as it goes to the core of how we view life and what we are prepared to do to stop unnecessary suffering...

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A Safe Neighborhood

October 16, 2012
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A recent reading of the statistical analysis of crimes committed in Boston by the Boston Police Department reveals that overall crime on Beacon Hill has again dropped, and dramatically. Violent crimes and property crimes declined by 15-percent compared with the same timeframe last year. There were no homicides and one rape. Residential burglaries were...

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Police Briefs 10-16-2012

October 16, 2012
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Assault and Battery  10/06/12 – A Charles Street liquor store reported an unknown intoxicated male suspect entered the store at around 8:58 p.m. and requested that the clerk open a bottle of wine for him. The clerk recognized that the bottle was stolen from another local store, and a brief struggle ensued; the suspect...

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St. Cecilia’s Parish Honored with Preservation Achievement Award

October 9, 2012
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St. Cecilia’s Parish Honored with Preservation Achievement Award

St. Cecilia’s Parish received an award for Rehabilitation/Restoration of a Religious Property during the October 3rd, 2012 Preservation Achievement Awards.  Pastor Reverend John Unni proudly accepted the certificate from the Boston Preservation Alliance at the Paramount Center, Boston. During the rehabilitation, the Parish House was demolished, but the original foundation was preserved. The interior...

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Collections Inventory Commences at the Nichols House Museum

October 9, 2012
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Collections Inventory Commences at the Nichols House Museum

An important part of a museum’s mission is to preserve its collection, whether it be of fine art or dinosaur bones, for future generations’ study and enjoyment. This month, the Nichols House Museum began an important part of the ongoing preservation process—the collection inventory. Led by Assistant to the Director Ashley Jahrling and Boston-area...

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Greening Your Historic Home

October 9, 2012
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Greening Your Historic Home

For many people, “going green” sounds like a tedious chore which requires plenty of out-of-pocket expenses. Fortunately, it’s a lot easier than it sounds and every small effort makes a difference. One of the first steps towards a cleaner, safer planet starts at home. If you’ve ever wished to maintain your historic Beacon Hill...

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Of Canines and Things

October 9, 2012
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A few months ago, the state enacted a new law to modernize animal-control laws, which includes the first statewide rules for tethering canines. The bill signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick is especially aimed at those who are convicted of cruelty to animals. The law also bans a person from keeping a dog...

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