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Recalling a Visit to Mary Baker Eddy Library

June 21, 2012
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Ten years ago, I traveled from my agrarian hometown in Washington State to the big city of Boston. After the trip, our local newspaper, the Tri-city Herald, ran an article on my excursion, probably to prove I’d survived the 6,000-mile airline trip. With the New York City Twin-Towers attack of Sept. 11, 2001, still...

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The Sad State of Architecture in Boston

June 21, 2012
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It’s exciting to look at the drawings of Millennium Partners’ skyscraper superimposed on the Filene’s hole. Its interesting shape and slender profile make it look like a building in 2012 should look—at least in conservative Boston. I wish the building had a more interesting top, and I wonder why city officials tolerate these flat-topped...

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Good Luck BHCA

June 21, 2012
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association announced several weeks ago it is starting a fund for new tree guards on Charles Street .  The goal is $90,000.  This drive coincides with its 90th anniversary. Bob Owens and Alyson Lindsey are heading up the committee charged with raising the funds. It is the belief of the...

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Fighting Back

June 21, 2012
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A 98 year-old Beacon Hill resident escaped an attack by a neighbor last week and defended himself with vigor and strength and held out until police arrived an arrested the neighbor. The 98 year- old was apparently in his Joy Street apartment and sleeping when his next-door neighbor, apparently intoxicated, according to Boston Police,...

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Police Briefs 06-19-2012

June 21, 2012
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From Boston Police Area A-1 Breaking and Entering – Residence 06/05/12 – A Mt. Vernon Street resident reported his residence was broken into through a rear deck window between 3:30 and 6:50 p.m., and that U.S. currency, gold coins and jewelry were removed. Witnesses identified a suspect. Detectives were to further investigate the incident....

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Fashion Show ‘Sparkles’ for Rosie’s Place

June 12, 2012
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Fashion Show ‘Sparkles’ for Rosie’s Place

Left to right: Sparkle V models (Top Row) Bianca de la Garza, Cheryl Fenton, Alexandra Hall, Lisa Pierpont: (Bottom Row) Megan Johnson. Kelly Malone, Jenny Johnson and Ami Albernaz.

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UClub Awards 3 Scholarships to BPS Students

June 12, 2012
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UClub Awards 3 Scholarships to BPS Students

The University Club of Boston announced recipients of its “Future Leaders of Boston” scholarship awards.  The winners include three Boston Public High Schools students:  Nancy Figueroa of East Boston High School; Samuel Obanla of Boston Preparatory Charter School and Joana Rosa of Madison Park High School..  Each will receive $5,000 annually for four years...

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Myrtle Street Playground Kicks off Summer Programming Thursday

June 12, 2012
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The Friends of the Myrtle   Street Playground kick off its summer programming on Thursday, June 14, at 4 p.m., with a visit from the owners of Sweet Georgia P’s organic farm in Scituate. Former Beacon Hill residents Joe and Rebecca Pimentel will be on hand with live baby chicks, eggs and seedlings to help...

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Bunker Hill Day a National Holiday?

June 12, 2012
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History tells us several hundred onlookers clambered to the top of Beacon Hill and watched the Battle of Bunker Hill  as it unfolded in June 1775. It was, of all days in this immediate area, a historic moment that froze in time forever the bravery and the boldness of Americans who fought the British...

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Marilyn Lee Richardson

June 12, 2012
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The death of Marilyn Lee Richardson at 54 is a loss for the Beacon Hill neighborhood. She was a resident here for many, many years and she loved living on Beacon Hill. She particularly enjoyed the annual trick or treating activities at Halloween and always helped with neighborhood decorations at Christmas. Her many friends...

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