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City Wins Truck Ban: to Take Effect June 13

The city has won its fight with MassDot, the state’s transportation authority, which has ruled that trucks carrying hazardous materials will be banned from Boston’s streets between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. They will instead be forced to use Interstate 95 around the city, unless making a local pickup or delivery. Mayor Thomas Menino...

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NSTAR, Again

In March, a fire at an electrical sub-station in Back Bay caused a costly and potentially dangerous electrical outage for much of Back and parts of Beacon Hill. About 21,000 NSTAR electric customers were without electricity for two days. An unrepentant NSTAR said then it would not reimburse businesses of residential consumers for their...

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Hill House’s Backyard Dash

Hill House’s Backyard Dash

Hill House’s Annual Backyard Dash was held last Saturday on the Esplanade. In the photo to the left children start the dash.

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Beacon Hill Nursery School Holds Annual Spring Auction

Beacon Hill Nursery School Holds Annual Spring Auction

Beacon Hill Nursery School (BHNS) held its Annual Spring Auction on Friday, April 27, at the Four Seasons Hotel, across from the Public Garden. Six  parents – Lauren Strik, Kristi Amendolare, Carey Hennigar, Kristy Kelleher, Annie Ketchen and April Bradshaw – served as co-chairs for the event, alongside BHNS staff including Micki Rowaan, development...

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Stories of BHCA’s Past, Beacon Award, Elections at Annual Meeting

Historian Robert Allison will kick off the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s 90th Anniversary year-long celebration at its May 21 Annual Meeting with an engaging talk on “90 Years of Civic Engagement on Beacon Hill.” Allison holds both a MA and a Ph.D. in History from Harvard University, chairs the history department at Suffolk University,...

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Councilor Arroyo Exploring Citywide Public Recycling On-the-go Program

In an effort to expand recycling in the city, City Councilor at-Large Felix G. Arroyo has introduced a hearing order to look into ways to provide public recycling bins on Boston’s streets at no cost to the city. “Introducing recycling bins to our streets, gives our residents and visitors an opportunity to recycle on-the-go,”...

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Swans Return to Public Garden

The return of the swans to the Public Garden is one of those rights of spring that makes life worth living, especially if you transit from Beacon Hill into the Public Garden for your morning walk to work. The return of the swans following a winter at the Franklin Park Zoo is just what...

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Police Briefs 05-08-2012

From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny in a Building 04/24/12 – A victim reported while walking on Charles Street at around 4:15 p.m., her wallet was removed from her purse, which was hanging from her baby carriage. The handbag contained a wallet, along with credit cards and personal papers. Larceny Over $200 04/27/12 –...

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Residents Make Beacon Hill Shine

Residents Make Beacon Hill Shine

The Neighborhood Spring Clean Up Day, sponsored Saturday by the Beacon Hill Civic Association in conjunction with Boston Shines, featured several special projects this year. Both the Myrtle Street Playground and the Phillips Street Playground received a fresh load of mulch, which volunteers – including hard-working Suffolk University students – spread among the flowers...

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Angelina and Me

I can’t remember when I first took note of Angelina Jolie, but it was probably when I was flipping through magazines at a hair or nail salon, since that’s where Angelina magazines reside. I gradually became aware that she had supposedly stolen another actress’s husband, that the husband was Brad Pitt, that Angelina and...

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