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King’s Chapel to Honor Rev Scovel

September 13, 2017
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The Reverend Carl Scovel was the admired – let’s say beloved – minister of King’s Chapel for 32 years, beginning in 1967. He was a part of the Beacon Hill community, living with his wife, Faith, and raising their children, Helen, Rebecca and Christopher, in the church’s parsonage next to the parish house at...

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Downtown View:Ingredients for A Successful City

September 13, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor What makes small cities successful? I’ve asked that question as I’ve gotten to know Portsmouth, New Hampshire, over a couple of visits. If you’ve not been to this lovely, vibrant place less than an hour and a half from Boston up Route 1 and I-95, put in on your list....

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BHCA Community Corner

September 13, 2017
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Crosswalks newly painted Concerned that lack of maintenance of the crosswalks at the intersections of Beacon Hill streets and Cambridge Street was an important safety issue that needed to be addressed, longtime Beacon Hill Civic Association member Linda Jordan Dow turned to 311 to get the city’s attention. Now, Irving, South Russell and Garden...

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Welcome Back Section

September 13, 2017
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Welcome back to Beacon Hill As the summer begins to turn into autumn Beacon Hill residents are gearing for another packed-filled season. To make sure that nobody on the Hill is missing out on some awesome events happening right in your neighborhood, the Beacon Hill Times have highlighted some of the happenings downtown.  ...

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Police Briefs 09-12-2017

September 13, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat Vandalism 09/03/17 – A victim parked her 2015 Chevrolet Cruze on Charles Street on Sept. 2 at around 11 p.m., but when she returned the next day at about 12:30 p.m., the right, rear window was broken.   Larceny from Moto Vehicle 09/03/17 – A victim reported parking her 2014 Nissan...

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Letter to the Editor

September 13, 2017
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Commercial speech Dear Editor, We are writing with our concerns about the request by the organizers of Hempfest (the oddly named “Freedom Rally”) for three days of what amounts to (unlawful) smoking and naked commercial activity on Boston Common, covered in a thin veneer of free speech. Over the last several years, this event...

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Obituaries 09-12-2017

September 13, 2017
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Francis Lowell Coolidge Law partner with Ropes & Gray LLP Francis Lowell Coolidge died peacefully on Aug. 31. Mr. Coolidge was born on Aug. 4, 1945, in Waltham, Mass., to Francis Lowell and Helen Read Curtis Coolidge. He spent most of his life in Boston until retiring to Charlottesville, Va., in 2013. A graduate...

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Kicking It With New England Revolution

September 7, 2017
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Kicking It With New England Revolution

Local students participating in a soccer clinic with New England Revolution players on the Charlies River Esplanade on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

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Colorful Mural Comes to the Charles River Esplanade

September 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen What was once a dark, graffiti-ridden, sore patch along the beautiful Esplanade is in the midst of being rejuvenated through a colorful, dynamic mural that is currently in the works. The brightly colored mural will reflect the daily cacophony of fast paced bicyclists, skaters, joggers, boat traffic, and the rhythm of...

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Students Return to Boston as Summer Comes to its End

September 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen September 1, for many in the City means it is time to pack up and move into new apartments. Across the downtown neighborhoods of Beacon Hill and the Back Bay, many movers dealt with moving belongings for the new school year up numerous flights of stairs and driving U-Haul’s around tight...

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