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The Weather

Cab drivers share cab stories. Cops trade cop stories. New Englanders talk about the weather. For the past ten days we have experienced nothing but rain, cold, dreariness and more dreariness. This spate of bad weather at a time when things are supposed to be looking up tends to bring down even the heartiest...

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Police Briefs 05-24-2011

Unarmed Robbery 05/11/11 – A victim reported he was standing in front of a Beacon Street building at around 1:37 p.m. when three male suspects approached him and grabbed his Sprint cell phone out of his hand before fleeing the area. Robbery/Firearm Bank 05/14/11 – A male suspect entered a Beacon Street bank at...

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A Beacon of Hope

A Beacon of Hope

Gael Mahony, the BHCA’s first president, receives the organization’s highest honor At its 89th Annual Meeting held last night at the Union Club, the Beacon Hill Civic Association honored an individual whose vision was instrumental in shaping our community more than 50 years ago and continues to guide us today. Gael Mahony, a ‘legal...

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Mass. Eye and Ear Honors Media Entrepreneur Norman Knight at Opening of Nursing Center

Mass. Eye and Ear Honors Media Entrepreneur Norman Knight at Opening of Nursing Center

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary nurses paid tribute to media entrepreneur Norman Knight at the opening of the hospital’s new Norman Knight Nursing Center in Boston.The benefactor was joined by his buddies Peter Smyth of Greater Media and wife Cathy, Carol Sawyer Parks of Sawyer Enterprises and Keith Leighton, lawyer Wendy Murphy, State Fire...

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The TEA Turns 10

Beginning with an effort to rebuild a dilapidated playground, a group determined to restore the Esplanade in its entirety formed The Esplanade Association (TEA) in 2001. Since then, TEA has been working to protect, restore and enhance this iconic century old park. With thanks to their many donors, volunteers, partner organizations and the Department...

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Gael Mahony Honored, and Rightfully So

This year’s 15th annual Beacon Award, given by the Beacon Hill Civic Association, went to Gael Mahony, the BHCA’s first president. Mr. Mahony for 50 years has been an inspiration to those he served with as well as a friend to the many people living on Beacon Hill. Over the years, his sage legal...

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Police Briefs 05-17-2011

Explosion 05/07/11 – Officers responded to a Joy Street manhole explosion at around 10:47 a.m. Homes in the area had their windows blown out.  Firefighters and NStar were on the scene. Assault and Battery 05/08/11 – A patron reported a staff member of a Charles Street pub punched him in the face at about...

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Advent School Reps Address Community Concerns with Cedar Street Expansion

Advent School Reps Address Community Concerns with Cedar Street Expansion

-By Dan Murphy Advent School representatives met with members of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) and the community last Tuesday to address their concerns with the school’s planned expansion to a former office building at 99 West Cedar St. The school has entered into a multi-year lease for the 5,400 square-foot, two-story building,...

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Hidden Gardens Tour returns May 19

-By Dan Murphy In the 82 years since its inception, the Beacon Hill Garden Club’s Hidden Gardens Tour has become one of the neighborhood’s most eagerly anticipated events. In May and June of 1929, 11 members of the fledgling Garden Club opened their gardens to the public for the first time at the inaugural...

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Henry Lee’s Example

Henry Lee has stepped down as the Chairman of the Friends of the Public Garden. He has become its president emeritus. His departure after 41 years leaves a void as Mr. Lee came to personify the idea that example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. In every...

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