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Street Scene

November 1, 2011
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Street Scene

A street musician delights a young listener at the Charles/MGH MBTA station.

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In Dewey Square

November 1, 2011
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The protestors in Dewey Square are finding out exactly what kind of devotion to task it takes to camp outside in Boston as the winter sets in. We are reminded of General George Washington’s troops doing the same here and in Cambridge during the winter of 1775 and during a number of winters that...

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Does Weekend Storm Speak Volumes About Winter to Come?

November 1, 2011
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Most of us heard the lament loudly and clearly over the weekend about the snow coming so early, preceding even this week’s Halloween celebration. In more ways than we care to conjure up, snow this early and so plentiful in nearly all of Massachusetts except for Boston and the coastal area, is a bad...

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Police Briefs 11-01-2011

November 1, 2011
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Larceny from Motor Vehicle 10/19/11 = A victim reported he left his 2000 Dodge Caliber unlocked on Beacon Street between 2:30 and 3:35 p.m., at which time, unknown person(s) removed a cell phone, camera, telephoto lenses and sunglasses from the vehicle. Larceny from Motor Vehicle 10/23/11 – A victim reported that unknown person(s) removed...

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‘Top Dish’ Serves Healthy Food for a Good Cause

October 25, 2011
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‘Top Dish’ Serves Healthy Food for a Good Cause

On Friday, Oct. 14, Exhale Magazine and Billy Costa of NECN’s “TV Diner” hosted the first annual “Top Dish” event, which brought together local chefs, farmers and producers at the Epi Center in South Boston to raise funds for The Greater Boston Food Bank and celebrate local, healthy food. The event featured samplings from...

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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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