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Proposed Redistricting Could Mean New Elected Officials on Beacon Hill

October 25, 2011
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The Proposed redistricting of Massachusetts’ U.S. house and Senate seats could mean changes in the elected officials representing Beacon Hill and the Back Bay. According to a map unveiled by the state legislature’s Special Joint Committee on Redistricting last Tuesday, Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz would lose districts in Beacon Hill, and the Back Bay, while...

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Happy Halloween

October 25, 2011
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To ensure the safety of goblins and ghosts from Beacon Hill, the Beacon Hill Civic Association annually arranges for Pinckney Street and Mount Vernon Street to be closed from Joy Street to Charles Street on Halloween, October 31. Please note that these official road closures prevent access to Chestnut, Spruce, Walnut and Willow Streets,...

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Students Not Using Hotel Housing

October 25, 2011
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In recent years, Suffolk University has been housing students at the nearby Holiday Inn on Cambridge Street raising the concern of the Beacon Hill Civic Association and others who take an interest in the life and times of this neighborhood. Neighbors and city planners felt that the use of hotels for university housing does...

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Police Briefs 10-25-2011

October 25, 2011
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Breaking and Entering – Non-Residence 10/10/11 – At about 7:03 a.m., police officers responded to a Cambridge Street liquor store alarm and found the glass front door broken and items thrown on the floor. Store employee arrived and said they would estimate the value of merchandise removed. Larceny/Shoplifting 10/14/11 – A Charles Street fashion...

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Obituaries 10-25-2011

October 25, 2011
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Barbara Livingston Hally Contributing writer for Beacon Hill Times Barbara Livingston Hally of Boston died on October 18. She was 93 years old. Born to Mary Bolles Livingston and Harry Angus Livingston in Jamaica Plain, she was the loving widow of the late John R. Hally, Esquire. Mrs. Hally was a graduate of Holyoke High...

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TEA 10th Anniversary Celebration Will Be Hot, Hot, Hot!

October 18, 2011
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What better way to celebrate 10 years of achievements than to throw a big, fun dance party! The Esplanade Association (TEA) is hosting a festive evening at the lovely Royal Sonesta, which boasts a stunning panoramic view of the Esplanade, on Friday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. It might be getting chilly outside, but...

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State Police Must Make Esplanade a Safer Place

October 18, 2011
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It is impossible to know exactly how many thousands of people use the Esplanade on an average day for running, bicycling, boating, walking babies in carriages, walking dogs, playing with children in the small areas reserved for them and on and on. Arguably, the number resides somewhere in the thousands. During an average weekend...

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Farmers’ Market Still Busy!

October 11, 2011
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Farmers’ Market Still Busy!

The City Hall Farmers’ Market is still going strong and will operate for six more weeks. An ever changing selection of produce, specialty foods, meat, baked goods, and flowers will arrive on City Hall Plaza each Monday and Wednesday until Thanksgiving.

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Columbus Day 2011

October 11, 2011
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At the time he lived and sailed during the 15th Century there was no man dead or alive who was more gifted at navigating the seas than Christopher Columbus. When speaking or writing about him, the same things have been chronicled about him throughout the centuries. He was brave. He was bold. He was...

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Steve Jobs

October 11, 2011
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The death of Steve Jobs at 56 brings to an end the life of an extraordinary American inventor. Ironically, the i-Phones held by so many millions across the face of the earth announcing his death were designed by him. He was an artist in a way. He chose to work outside the box, was...

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