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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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Everything is Sprouting

Despite the recent chill in the air, everything green and colorful coming out of the ground all over the hill, is sprouting brilliantly. Everywhere you look, whether a flowerbox, a spit of grass, a row of trees and budding bushes like those lining Mt. Vernon Street, are something to behold. There are a few...

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Police Briefs 05-01-2012

From Boston Police Area A-1 Breaking and Entering – Non-Residence 04/17/12 – A Cambridge Street café reported unknown(s) person broke the front glass window and entered the building between 9 p.m. on April 16 and 9:20 a.m. the following day. The suspect removed U.S. currency and the cash register. Drugs/ Trafficking Cocaine 04/19/12 –...

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Neighborhood Spring Clean Up Day Saturday

April 24, 2012
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Neighborhood Spring Clean Up Day Saturday

The Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Streets and Sidewalks Committee asks all residents to step outside and give the sidewalk in front of their homes a good spring cleaning during Boston Shines, Saturday, April 28. “Cleaning up is everybody’s responsibility – every resident, every shopkeeper, every business,” said committee member Keeta Gilmore, who does her...

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Welcome the Season at the Nichols House Museum

April 24, 2012
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Welcome the Season at the Nichols House Museum

This popular party has become a rite of spring for Beacon Hill. Welcome spring with your friends and neighbors, while enjoying delicious food and fun and creative cocktails. Guests are invited to bid on an exquisite selection of silent auction items, including a holiday house in London, Patriots tickets, Ted Muehling candlesticks and stunning...

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Spring Rain, Finally

April 24, 2012
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In an odd way, the heavy rain that lashed much of the East Coast late Sunday evening and Monday felt good. The rain soaked nearly everything outside and in such a way that some of us believed we could feel a collective sigh of relief coming from plants and everything living and trying to...

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