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Senator Anthony Petruccelli Set to Resign in January

December 10, 2015
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli, who served first in the Massachusetts House and later the Senate, announced he will resign from his Senate seat effective sometime in January to take a job in the private sector. Petruccelli, who is currently the Senate’s Majority Whip, will go to work for Kearney, Donovan and McGee as a new...

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Latest Plans for Gov.Center Garage Project

December 3, 2015
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Latest Plans for Gov.Center Garage Project

By Dan Murphy A developer recently unveiled its latest plans to redevelop the Government Center Garage, which will raze portions of the existing nine-story structure at One Congress St. to make way for a sprawling, 2.3-million square-foot mixed-use complex. Boston-based HYM Investment Group proposes six buildings for the location, including 812 residential units, 1.1...

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State Considering Electronic Billboards at ‘T’ Stations

December 3, 2015
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By Dan Murphy The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Office of Outside Advertising is now considering a proposal to install electronic billboards at MBTA stations citywide. The billboards would be located near station entrances and exits, and measure 42 inches long, 56 inches wide and 7.5 inches deep. They would transmit information on train departure...

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Downtown View:Good Books for Gift Giving

December 3, 2015
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By Karen Cord Taylor It’s December. Time for a holiday gift book roundup. Two recommendations are the works of Massachusetts authors whose books, no matter what the titles, are really about relationships. No One Ever Told Us That: Money and Life Lessons for Young Adults, published by John Wiley & Sons, is downtown Boston...

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Women and Wine at BHWF

December 3, 2015
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By Kathy Hull Tonight, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) presents “Women and Wine,” featuring Nancy Parker Wilson of Greenvale Vineyards in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Ms. Wilson is an owner of the family business and manages its day-to-day operations. Along with a history of Greendale, she will share a slide show of her beautiful...

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Holiday Celebrations are Being Planned in Beacon Hill Area

December 3, 2015
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For more than 10 years, the Beacon Hill Business Association (BHBA) has sponsored the Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll, a highly anticipated festive kick off to the holiday shopping season.  On Thursday December 10th, starting at 6PM we will close off Charles St to traffic, allowing for holiday shoppers to stroll through all of it’s...

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Police Briefs 12-01-2015

December 3, 2015
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Assault and Battery 11/22/15 – At around 9:50 a.m., officers responded to Beacon and Charles streets on Boston Common for a fight. On arrival, police were met by one of the male parties involved, who said another dog walker’s dog urinated on his dog and he...

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Increase in Stolen or Missing Drugs

December 3, 2015
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Outlined in a new State Department of Public Health report, opioid pills and other prescription pills have been missing or stolen from hospitals and clinics across the state at a 15 percent increase over all of last year. The jump in the report could be a trend as addicts continue to seek these pills,...

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Banning Replica Handguns in Public Places a Positive Move

December 3, 2015
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An ordinance banning replica handguns in public spaces throughout the City of Boston, aimed at increasing public safety, has been signed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh with support from the Boston City Council. The measure will make residents aware of the danger of replicas and hopefully will increase the dialogue about the consequences...

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BHCA Prepares Response on Sidewalk Litigation

November 26, 2015
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By Dan Murphy After consulting with attorneys, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) is now preparing a response to the city, which has challenged a court order mandating that it file an Environmental Notification Form (ENF) with the state to continue the installation of sidewalk ramps in the neighborhood. “The ENF requires a public...

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