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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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BRA and BTD to Work on Action Plan

November 26, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and Boston Transportation Department (BTD) announced last week that they would begin working on a transportation action plan for the area around North Station before the end of the year. The plan, which will also cover the West End, Bullfinch Triangle and Government Center, will provide a comprehensive analysis...

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Handbells to Ring at Nichols Museum Holiday House Tour

November 26, 2015
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by Suzanne Besser On December 13 bells will be ringing at the Nichols House Museum’s annual Holiday House Tour, a much anticipated Beacon Hill tradition that annually welcomes hundreds of neighbors to visit the museum and six private Beacon Hill homes festively decorated for the season. From 1 to 3 pm the Back Bay...

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West End Museum to Host ‘8 Nights, 8 Windows’Talk

November 26, 2015
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The West End Museum will participate in Boston’s first seasonal Jewish public art project. “8Nights, 8 Windows” is a juried art venture created to brighten the holiday season with the essence of the Festival of Lights, and to bring a fresh understanding of Hanukkah to the entire community. The project is sponsored by New...

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Downtown View:Giving Thanks

November 26, 2015
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You will probably be sitting around a table soon telling friends and family what you are thankful for. We think about the big things—those friends and family members, the good food, good health, a satisfying job. We can easily forget other enjoyments, amenities and endeavors that enrich our lives. I’m here to remind you...

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Committee Members Gather in Anticipation of ‘Beacon Hill Gala’

November 26, 2015
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By Dan Murphy In anticipation of the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s upcoming 44th annual “Beacon Hill Gala,” the Sloane Merrill Gallery on Charles Street played host to members of the event committee last week for an intimate gathering featuring wine and hors devours, courtesy of 75 Chestnut. “We’re looking for it to be a...

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Heard It through the Grapevine at BHWF

November 26, 2015
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By Kathy Hull Who does not love wine, women and song?  On December 1, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) will present “Women and Wine,” featuring Nancy Parker Wilson of Greenvale Vineyards in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Ms. Wilson, who splits her time between Boston and Portsmouth, started the business with her husband and parents...

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Police Briefs 11-24-2015

November 26, 2015
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From Boston Police Area A-1 Breaking and Entering – Commercial 11/13/15 – Officers responded to a breaking and entering at a Charles Street sporting-goods store, which was committed between 1 and 5:35 a.m. On arrival, police observed the front glass-door was smashed and, they met with the manager, who reported a rack of winter...

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Appreciation:Remembering Dick Gurnon

November 19, 2015
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Appreciation:Remembering Dick Gurnon

By Dan Murphy The first stop that many newcomers made to the neighborhood was Charles Street Supply, and Dick Gurnon was always more than happy to help. “He loved coming to work and the families around here,” said hos son Jack Gurnon, who now owns the Charles Street hardware. “He would do anything for...

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