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Police Briefs 05-10-2016

BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 4/30/16 – A victim reported she parked her 2004 Jeep at Boylston and Charles streets at 10:30 p.m. on April 29. When she returned to the vehicle at 2:35 a.m. on April 30, it was locked, but items were thrown around the...

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Charles St Supply is the Best in the US

Charles St Supply is the Best in the US

The industry publication “The Hardware Connection” recently named Charles Street Supply Co. “the best little store in America.” “I’m totally pumped, and was happily surprised,” said owner Jack Gurnon. Gurnon said the publisher happened upon his store by chance while visiting Boston before bestowing the prize on it. “We’ve been here for so long...

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Downtown View:Ducklings Then and Now

Downtown View:Ducklings Then and Now

By Karen Cord Taylor Duckling Day is coming up. On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, starting at 10 a.m., the Harvard Marching Band will lead hundreds of parents and children dressed like ducklings from the Boston Common’s Parkman Bandstand into the Public Garden in a re-creation—sort of—of Mrs. Mallard’s trip to the Public Garden...

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Beacon Hill Fire Displaces 25 Residents

By John Lynds The Boston Fire Department responded at 12:10 a.m. Saturday to a fire at 11 Temple St. on Beacon Hill. On arrival firefighters observed smoke billowing from the five-story brick apartment building. A second alarm was ordered once firefighters realized the fire was on the top floor of the building. A third...

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Beacon Hill Not Included in New BYOB Vote

By John Lynds Following the Boston City Council’s lead, the Boston Licensing Board (BLB) voted unanimously last Thursday lifting the long-standing ban on BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) in small neighborhood restaurants. However, Beacon Hill would not be included in the plan. According to a statement from the BLB, the board will work on...

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Park Boston App Surges in Use,Producing Huge Revenue Numbers

By Seth Daniel Drivers looking to avoid a parking ticket would do well to pick up their smart phones, and put away the rolls of quarters. City officials, and most especially thousands of drivers, are hailing the new ParkBoston smart phone application this spring, just as the convenient piece of technology looks to break...

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Police Body Camera Pilot Program Set to Start This Summer

By Seth Daniel Members of the Boston City Council have held hearings all over the city the past week to field concerns and comments regarding the police body camera program that will begin in all neighborhoods this summer, and the leader of that effort now says she has doubts as to whether serious issues...

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Police Briefs 05-03-2016

BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 04/24/16 – A victim reported she parked her 2007 Subaru Outback at Arlington and Beacon streets at 9:45 p.m. When she returned an hour later, its rear driver’s side window was smashed and a laptop, iPad, computer tablet and sunglasses were removed...

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Charles Street

Driving down Charles Street recently, two bicyclists were going the wrong way heading towards Cambridge Street.  While there is nothing new in these bicyclists or skateboards going down the wrong way on Charles St. or for that matter on Bowdoin Street, action needs to be taken as there is an accident waiting to happen....

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Dropped Call:Architectural Commission Stops any Additional Antennas on Beacon Hill

April 28, 2016
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Dropped Call:Architectural Commission Stops any Additional Antennas on Beacon Hill

By Stephen Quigley The wireless connection could be getting a little weaker in the Beacon Hill area following the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission’s (BHAC) unanimous vote to deny without prejudice a request from a wireless provider to put an antenna at 122-126 Charles Street and allowing Cingular Wireless to withdraw without prejudice their two...

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