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Merry Christmas Happy Holiday

December 20, 2011
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Christmas 2011 is days away. Most of us are busy preparing for the holiday. All of us this year are receiving a great present – the official end of the war in Iraq. Nine Christmas celebrations have come and gone since we invaded Iraq. Thousands of brave Americans died there and tens of thousands...

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Blackstone’s Concludes Popular Five-year Mystery Ornament Series

December 20, 2011
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This Christmas Eve, Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill will conclude its five-year “Mystery Ornament Project,” with a two-day celebration in partnership with Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Smolak Farms, the Wang Theatre and Cambridge Trust Company Bank to benefit cancer research at Mass. General Hospital for Children Cancer Center (MGHCC). Hundreds of people from all over...

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Magical Night

December 13, 2011
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Magical Night

With less than two weeks until ­Christmas, the annual Charles Street Stroll was held on last Thursday night. For three hours Charles Street was turned into a pedestrian mall. In the above photo from left Lisa Osterfeld, Susan Symonds, President of the Beacon Hill Civic Association and Ian Moorhouse, Executive Director of Hill House...

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TEA Announces $1M Landscape Grant

December 13, 2011
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The Esplanade Association’s efforts to significantly improve the landscape of one of Boston’s most treasured parks have been given a big boost. The organization has announced that it has received an award in the amount of $1 million to help revitalize and re-landscape the Eliot Memorial area on the Esplanade, as well as aid...

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Police Briefs 12-13-2011

December 13, 2011
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Attempted Robbery (Knife) 11/29/11 – A male victim reported while walking through the Public Garden on the Charles Street side at around 7:20 p.m., an unknown male suspect placed a knife to his neck and demanded money. At this time, the victim refused and pushed the suspect away without relinquishing any property. The suspect...

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The End of Occupy Boston

December 13, 2011
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Mayor Thomas Menino did the right thing in the end, evicting without incident the remaining numbers of those who will go down in local folklore for many years to come as the Occupiers of Boston. As nearly everyone in Boston knows, the end did not come with a bang, as TS Eliot so brilliantly...

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Decorating Beacon Hill

December 6, 2011
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Decorating Beacon Hill

Decorating the lamppost at Chestnut and Charles Streets on Saturday were from left: Mike Gilmore, Jenny Valentino, Keeta Gilmore, Mike Valentino and Mike Barnacle.

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Coat Drive: Beacon Hill and Back Bay Residents Asked to Help Their Neighbors by Donating to ‘coats for Kids’ Drive

December 6, 2011
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As yet another brutally cold winter fast approaches, many Beacon Hill and Back Bay families are bracing for a winter season without warm coats. This is why Anton’s  Cleaners’ “Coats for Kids” program is once again calling upon the neighborhoods to  help make  this winter a little warmer for children, teens and adults throughout...

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House Passes Repeat Offender Legislation

December 6, 2011
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State Rep. Marty Walz joined her colleagues in the House of Representatives in recently passing legislation that modifies current law governing cases of repeat criminal offenders. The legislation, which will bring habitual criminals to justice and ensure the security of the Commonwealth, passed with bi-partisan support. “The murders of Melissa Gosule and last year’s...

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Remembering the Past

December 6, 2011
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This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor surprise attack by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. Most Americans alive today cannot recall that day and year. They can’t even recall what the surprise attack was about nor is there the sense that this one attack galvanized a sleeping giant – the...

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