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State Considering Electronic Billboards at ‘T’ Stations

December 3, 2015
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By Dan Murphy The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Office of Outside Advertising is now considering a proposal to install electronic billboards at MBTA stations citywide. The billboards would be located near station entrances and exits, and measure 42 inches long, 56 inches wide and 7.5 inches deep. They would transmit information on train departure...

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Downtown View:Good Books for Gift Giving

December 3, 2015
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By Karen Cord Taylor It’s December. Time for a holiday gift book roundup. Two recommendations are the works of Massachusetts authors whose books, no matter what the titles, are really about relationships. No One Ever Told Us That: Money and Life Lessons for Young Adults, published by John Wiley & Sons, is downtown Boston...

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Women and Wine at BHWF

December 3, 2015
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By Kathy Hull Tonight, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) presents “Women and Wine,” featuring Nancy Parker Wilson of Greenvale Vineyards in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Ms. Wilson is an owner of the family business and manages its day-to-day operations. Along with a history of Greendale, she will share a slide show of her beautiful...

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Holiday Celebrations are Being Planned in Beacon Hill Area

December 3, 2015
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For more than 10 years, the Beacon Hill Business Association (BHBA) has sponsored the Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll, a highly anticipated festive kick off to the holiday shopping season.  On Thursday December 10th, starting at 6PM we will close off Charles St to traffic, allowing for holiday shoppers to stroll through all of it’s...

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Police Briefs 12-01-2015

December 3, 2015
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Assault and Battery 11/22/15 – At around 9:50 a.m., officers responded to Beacon and Charles streets on Boston Common for a fight. On arrival, police were met by one of the male parties involved, who said another dog walker’s dog urinated on his dog and he...

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Increase in Stolen or Missing Drugs

December 3, 2015
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Outlined in a new State Department of Public Health report, opioid pills and other prescription pills have been missing or stolen from hospitals and clinics across the state at a 15 percent increase over all of last year. The jump in the report could be a trend as addicts continue to seek these pills,...

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Banning Replica Handguns in Public Places a Positive Move

December 3, 2015
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An ordinance banning replica handguns in public spaces throughout the City of Boston, aimed at increasing public safety, has been signed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh with support from the Boston City Council. The measure will make residents aware of the danger of replicas and hopefully will increase the dialogue about the consequences...

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BHCA Prepares Response on Sidewalk Litigation

November 26, 2015
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By Dan Murphy After consulting with attorneys, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) is now preparing a response to the city, which has challenged a court order mandating that it file an Environmental Notification Form (ENF) with the state to continue the installation of sidewalk ramps in the neighborhood. “The ENF requires a public...

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BRA and BTD to Work on Action Plan

November 26, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and Boston Transportation Department (BTD) announced last week that they would begin working on a transportation action plan for the area around North Station before the end of the year. The plan, which will also cover the West End, Bullfinch Triangle and Government Center, will provide a comprehensive analysis...

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Handbells to Ring at Nichols Museum Holiday House Tour

November 26, 2015
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by Suzanne Besser On December 13 bells will be ringing at the Nichols House Museum’s annual Holiday House Tour, a much anticipated Beacon Hill tradition that annually welcomes hundreds of neighbors to visit the museum and six private Beacon Hill homes festively decorated for the season. From 1 to 3 pm the Back Bay...

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