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Nominations Sought for BHCA Board

February 3, 2014
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The Nominating Committee of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) is currently considering nominations to fill openings for new Board members to be elected at the annual meeting in May 2014.  In particular, BHCA is seeking candidates with interest and expertise in Zoning and Licensing, Development and Membership, Special Events Planning, and Public Relations/Communications/Marketing....

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Envisioning Developments That Will Enhance Downtown Living

February 3, 2014
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Reducing negative impacts by keeping a close eye on development in and around Beacon Hill is important to maintaining our historic residential neighborhood…so much so that the community set as its goal urban development that would enhance downtown living as their sixth, and final, aspiration in the 2011 Plan for the Neighborhood. Just how...

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A Warning

February 3, 2014
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The fire that was caused by the careless disposal of a cigarette on  Saturday afternoon in a multi-family building on Massachusetts Avenue. is a warning for all landlords.  The smoke alarms functioned and no one was injured, but the fire caused extensive damage that will keep the building from being inhabited for several months....

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Police Briefs 02-04-2014

February 3, 2014
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Incidents Jan. 22 49 Mt. Vernon St Towed Motor Vehicle Jan. 23 250 Cambridge St. Investigate Person 19 Garden St. Towed Motor Vehicle 54 Cedar Lane Way Harassing Phone Calls Chestnut Street Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over Jan. 24 11 Charles St. Frauds – All Other Jan. 25 41 Irving St. Towed...

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Behind the Glass Windows: A Dream Comes True for Two Best Friends

January 30, 2014
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Behind the Glass Windows: A Dream Comes True for Two Best Friends

Laura Macris and Rebecca Penner are two striking, stylish and business-savvy young women who have helped transform Charles Street into a Mecca for fashion-conscious shoppers. They are the co-owners of Crush Boutique, which they opened in 2007 at 131 Charles Street with a carefully chosen collection of contemporary women’s fashions by both emerging and...

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Karol to Speak at Women’s Forum

January 30, 2014
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Karol to Speak at Women’s Forum

Michelle Karol, author of Ripped, an award-winning Jack the Ripper time travel mystery, will thrill and inspire Beacon Hill Women’s Forum members at their February 4 meeting. Ripped is Karol’s first novel, a young adult thriller published last year under the pen name of Shelley Dickson Carr. Ever since she was ten years old...

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Repeat Rapist Gets 20 Years

January 30, 2014
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The man who robbed and raped a Beacon Hill woman after his release from prison on an earlier sexual assault could die behind bars, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Facing charges of aggravated rape, kidnapping, armed robbery, armed burglary, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, Anthony G. Williams, age...

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Police Briefs 01-28-2014

January 30, 2014
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Jan. 15 65 Martha Road – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 250 Cambridge St. – Verbal Dispute Jan. 16 200 Cambridge St. – Towed Motor Vehicle Charles Park Road – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over Jan. 17 20 Charles St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over Boylston Street    – Violation of the...

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SOX Nation Goes Local

January 21, 2014
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SOX Nation Goes Local

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute pediatric patient Bennett Olson, 9, of Beacon Hill gets his jersey signed by Rubby De La Rosa of the Red Sox on Jan. 11 at the Jimmy Fund’s “New Stars for Young Stars IX” event at Jillian’s Boston. All proceeds from the event benefit adult and pediatric cancer care and research...

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Alternative Mobility Choices

January 21, 2014
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Beacon Hill gives residents a head start when it comes to adopting greener lifestyles. It’s a neighborhood whose convenient location and MBTA accessibility spawns walkers and transit users alike; its limited parking spaces often make Zipcars and taxis seem preferable to vehicle ownership. And yet there is much more residents can do to reduce...

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