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Dorothy Weinstein (1908–2011)

June 14, 2011
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Dorothy Weinstein (1908–2011)

By Sue Bridge Dorothy Weinstein died quietly at the age of 102 at her home at 48 Temple St., where she had lived for 58 years.  Her two surviving sons, Arthur of Northridge, Calif., and Jordan of Arlington, her large extended family, many Beacon Hill neighbors and other well-wishers bid her farewell at services...

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Roadwork Underway in Temple St. Area

June 14, 2011
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Temple Street residents are facing extensive roadwork as Veolia Energy replaces expansion joints there and on Cambridge and Staniford streets, according to a spokesperson for the Cambridge firm. The company will replace four expansion joints in its steam pipes, which run from Cambridge Street to the Suffolk University’s Donahue Building through June 30. The work,...

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Masked Gunman Robs Cambridge Trust Co. Twice in Past Month

June 14, 2011
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-By Dan Murphy The Cambridge Trust Company at 65 Beacon St. was robbed by a masked gunman twice in the past month, police said. On June 2 at about 5 p.m., a male suspect, dressed in a mask and jumpsuit, entered the bank, brandished a handgun and demanded money. The suspect fled on Beacon...

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The Rev. John Unni Sets a Wonderful Precedent

June 14, 2011
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Father John Unni delivered a homily of historic proportion for a Catholic church in Boston at Sunday’s Mass at St. Cecilia’s Church in the Back Bay, The homily supported St. Cecilia’s gay and lesbian churchgoers as members of the much larger and more diverse congregation. Reverend Unni did not disappoint the men and women...

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Congressman Anthony Weiner

June 14, 2011
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New York Congressman Weiner has apparently checked himself into a rehab of some kind to give him counseling on how to better control himself from doing the kinds of things he has been doing. He has basically ruined his life and has shown himself to be damaged material. What he did is not normal....

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Police Briefs 06-14-2011

June 14, 2011
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Robbery – Bank 06/02/11 – A male suspect robbed a Beacon Street bank at gunpoint at around 5 p.m. The suspect fled the area with an undetermined amount of U.S. currency. Rape 06/05/11 – A female victim reported while walking on Cambridge Street at around 1:45 a.m., two male suspects grabbed her. At that...

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From Nothing to Something – How BHV Made It Happen

From Nothing to Something – How BHV Made It Happen

By Karen Cord Taylor Entrepreneurship is trendy these days. It requires innovation. Everyone wants to be the person who takes an idea, gets it going, and comes out a winner. Downtown Boston has such a winner. Beacon Hill Village, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, serves 375 members 50 years or older who live...

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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee Votes Not to Opposed Head-house Proposed for 33 Branch St.

By Dan Murphy The Beacon Hill Civic  Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee decided by a vote of 11-1-2 Wednesday not to oppose granting the zoning variances that would allow the owners of a single-family house at 33 Branch St. to build a head-house, with the stipulation that the new structure’s roof is opaque....

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Gas Lamps Going Green

The period gas lanterns that give so much charm to our neighborhood are now being fitted with automatic igniters that will cause them to go on only in the evenings at nightfall rather than flickering wastefully all day. The city will save approximately $140,000 a year in fuel costs for the 2,800 lamps which...

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The Budget

Mayor Menino has presented his $2.4 billion Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2012 and he has also presented a five year $1.7 billion Capital Plan, including $168.7 million in new FY 2012 project authorizations. He has presented this to the Boston City Council. Every important base in a big city budget is tweaked and...

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