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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2014

December 31, 2013
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New Year’s Day really isn’t different than any other day of the year.  It is a day that has no real significance other than its place on the calendar. However, that lack of meaningfulness also is New Year’s greatest asset.  New Year’s Day belongs to everyone because it has no particular religious or political...

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Police Briefs 12-31-2013

December 31, 2013
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Larceny 12/19/13 – A Joy Street resident reported unknown person(s) stole a UPS delivery from his building between 3:50 and 4:25 p.m. The delivery contained a silver necklace, an iPad cover and a keyboard. Incidents Dec. 19 Garden Street Motor Vehicle Accident – Other 60 Joy St. Larceny, Other, $50 to $199 85 Phillips...

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McWhinney-morse Receives National Recognition Award

December 24, 2013
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McWhinney-morse Receives National Recognition Award

Susan McWhinney-Morse, one of the founders of the Beacon Hill Village, has been honored nationally for her leadership in the ‘aging in place’ movement that is rapidly spreading across the country and abroad. At the Fifth Annual National Conference for Villages held mid-November in St Louis, McWhinney-Morse was presented with the first Beacon Award...

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Merry Christmas: We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Safe Holiday

December 24, 2013
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The holiday season is here, which for most of us means the traditional gatherings with family, friends, and co-workers to share the joy of Christmas and the New Year. For many, the Christmas holiday season marks the only time of the year when we will have the opportunity to see each other and catch...

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It’s Not Too Late: Please Remember Those in Need

December 24, 2013
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The economists may tell us that we finally have turned a corner in the recovery from the debacle of the Great Recession of the Bush years, but  statistics only tell part of the story. The cold, harsh reality for many Americans is that economic recovery still is only a dream in a world where...

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Police Briefs 12-24-2013

December 24, 2013
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Dec. 11 30 Charles St. Fire Report – House, Building, etc. 109 Mt. Vernon St. Investigate Person Anderson Street Vandalism Dec. 12 38 Anderson St. Vandalism Irving Street  Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage Dec. 13 65 Martha Road Investigate Property 1 Charles St. South Investigate Person

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Room to Breathe Program to Sponsor a Holiday Girl Scout Cookie Sale

December 17, 2013
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Room to Breathe Program to Sponsor a Holiday Girl Scout Cookie Sale

The newly-formed Brownie troop #65321 partnered with the Mass Coalition for the Homeless – Room to Breathe program to sponsor a holiday Girl Scout cookie sale and linen drive outside Starbucks Saturday.

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Making Beacon Hill Inviting to Young Families

December 17, 2013
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Jacqueline and Matt Freeman loved Beacon Hill. They met, married and made their home here. They loved walking everywhere, seeing neighbors, being near the Charles River, Starbucks and the shops on Charles Street. But only a year and a half after the first of their three sons was born, they left. “The first and...

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Nelson Mandela: A Truly Unique and Wonderful Man

December 17, 2013
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The outpouring of world-wide respect for Nelson Mandela, the former leader of South Africa who passed away this week, is unprecedented in the world we live in today. No one reading this editorial can even begin to imagine or comprehend the hardships he encountered during his long life: Here was a man who was...

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Police Briefs 12-17-2013

December 17, 2013
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Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon 12/05/13 – At around 4 p.m., a male suspect struck a city meter-maid in the face with his iPhone after she issued him a parking violation ticket on Beacon Street. The suspect then fled in his motor vehicle on Beacon Street. The suspect’s registration information was handed...

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