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BHAC Approves Application for Automatic Doors at DeLuca’s

July 24, 2012
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission approved an application Thursday to install two new automatic doors at the shuttered DeLuca’s Market on Charles Street with provisos, according to commission spokesperson Caitlin Greeley. The applicant, Robert Aiello, had applied for the installation of “two auto swing push-button door openers at the façade.” The commission also reviewed...

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Police Briefs 07-24-2012

July 24, 2012
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Incidents July 10 10 Chestnut St. – Property – Found July 12 76 Beacon St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $50 to $199 Chestnut Street – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over July 13 26 Garden St. – Towed Motor Vehicle Spectacle Island – Harbor Incidents July 14 52 Temple St. – Investigate...

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The Summer of 2012

July 24, 2012
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The tragedy in Colorado has touched Americans in different ways everywhere during this otherwise lovely summer of 2012. The mass murder and shooting of so many innocents last week at a movie-plex in Aurora goes to prove once again how chance and fate often mix and with the worst possible results. However, it is...

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City Deploying Big Bellys to Be Greener and to Save Money

July 18, 2012
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Boston is deploying another 400 Big Belly solar powered trash compactors, the mayor reported over the weekend. By doing so, Boston will manage to be a cleaner city and to be a greener place while saving money. All of this is achieved with the barrels, which are enclosed and immune from the elements and...

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Police Briefs 07-17-2012

July 18, 2012
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Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (Bottle) 07/04/12 – A female victim reported while walking on Pinckney Street at around 10 p.m., she was struck in the forehead by a thrown bottle. The victim had severe swelling to the forehead area and was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment. Breaking and Entering...

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Last Call for Evening on the Esplanade

July 16, 2012
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Last Call for Evening on the Esplanade

Tomorrow’s the night and the weather looks great for the fifth annual Evening on the Esplanade. Join friends and neighbors for an old-fashioned evening of summer fun, tasty food and classical music at the Landmark Orchestra’s opening night, Wednesday, July 11, at DCR’s Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. The event hosted by the Beacon...

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How Sweet It Is!: Lemonade Stand Raises Money for a Good Cause

July 16, 2012
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How Sweet It Is!: Lemonade Stand Raises Money for a Good Cause

Sisters Mae and Andie Morelli of Charlestown, along with Grace and Maeve Devine of the Sound End, took their passion for the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary to the streets of Charlestown to help raise funds for pediatric programs at the hospital, according to a Mass. Eye and Ear spokesperson. The four girls set...

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12 Louisburg Square & 107 Myrtle Street on Tonight’s BHCA Agenda

July 16, 2012
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A total rehab of a classic Louisburg Square townhouse and a Myrtle Street kitchen addition will come before the BHCA’s Zoning and Licensing Committee tonight. The committee will meet Tuesday, July 10 at 7:30pm at 74 Joy Street. Please note the change in date. The owner/occupant of 12 Louisburg Square will return before the...

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The Empty Neighborhood

July 16, 2012
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The surest sign that the full blossom of the summer is upon us following the July 4 holiday is that one can find a parking space more easily just about everywhere. Anecdotal evidence suggests strongly what many Beacon Hill and Back Bay residents have known for decades – that after the July 4 holiday...

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Naming Public Places in Return for Payment

July 16, 2012
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The T has decided to sell naming rights for its various stations throughout the city in order to bring in more income. It is probably bad public policy to begin naming our public places for a price to virtually any corporation who wishes to pay it. Like everything else having to do with policy,...

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