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Police Briefs 04-05-2016

April 7, 2016
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny – Shoplifting 03/28/16 – A Charles Street sporting-goods-store clerk reported an unknown male suspect came into the store at around 4:50 p.m. and stole a pair of Power Beats headphones before fleeing on foot.  

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Get Out and Vote

April 7, 2016
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Next Tuesday, seven candidates will be seeking the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat of the First Suffolk and Middlesex District that was held for the last nine years by Anthony Petrucelli of East Boston.  These candidates, including our own State Rep. Jay Livingstone, have been campaigning and meeting the voters during the last...

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Preliminary Design for Proposed Leverett Circle Pedestrian Bridge

April 1, 2016
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Preliminary Design for Proposed Leverett Circle Pedestrian Bridge

By Dan Murphy Members of the design team unveiled preliminary plans for the Leverett Circle Pedestrian Bridge at the West End Museum last Tuesday The concrete, curved footbridge conceived by Miguel Rosales, the Boston architect who designed the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge and the soon-to-be completed Appleton Pedestrian Bridge between Charles Circle...

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New Parking Plan Set for Charles Street

April 1, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Based on recommendations from the Beacon Hill Civic Association and the Beacon Hill Business Association, the city has reconfigured parking on Charles Street. The changes, made in conjunction with the Civic Association Traffic and Parking Committee and the Joint Charles Street Committee, include switching two metered spaces on the east side...

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Nominations are sought for Beacon Award

April 1, 2016
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As part of the Diamond Jubilee Year (1922-1997), The Beacon Hill Civic Association instituted an annual Beacon Award to honor those people or groups deserving of particular recognition for significant and sustained contribution to the Beacon Hill community.  Such a contribution may include working with children or the elderly in the neighborhood, beautifying local...

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A Kitchen for the Whole Family

April 1, 2016
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by Suzanne Besser When they were house hunting several years ago, a young couple living on Charles Street knew exactly what they were looking for. It took them a year to find it. And when they did, they remodeled it to fit their lifestyle so attractively and effectively that it was chosen one of...

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Downtown View:Gobsmacked by the English Language

April 1, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor “Gobsmacked” came to America at just the right time. We needed a word that called to mind being unexpectedly socked in the head with a fistful of some disgusting, muddy substance. It’s what most of us have experienced during the current Republican campaign for president. Thanks, Britain, and Susan Boyle,...

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Livingstone Endorsed by Environmental Groups

April 1, 2016
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Rep. Jay Livingstone, a Boston legislator running to fill Senator Anthony Petruccelli’s vacated senate seat, has been endorsed by the Environmental League of Massachusetts and Massachusetts Voters for Animals.  This announcement follows recent endorsements from a large group of unions representing thousands of voters throughout the district. Livingstone said, “I am honored to have...

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Police Briefs 03-29-2016

April 1, 2016
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From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 03/19/16          A victim reported he parked his 2010 Land Rover at Charles and Beacon streets at 11 p.m. on March 18, and when he returned at 5:50 p.m. the next day, T-shirts and CDs were missing from the vehicle. There was no sign of forced...

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Five Simple Habits to Help Our Children Thrive

April 1, 2016
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By Ron Ferguson, Jeff Howard and Mayor Martin J. Walsh Did you know that 80% of a child’s brain development occurs during the first three years of life? That fact presents a challenge: it means we can’t wait for schools to prepare our kids to learn. But it’s also an opportunity, because much of...

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