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Mass. Eye and Ear Expansion Plans Draw Fiery Response from Neighbors

January 25, 2011
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By Dan Murphy The proposed expansion of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary campus drew a fiery response Wednesday as neighbors asserted that the process lacked sufficient public feedback. “You need the input of the community. Without that, you’ll have a disaster,” Beacon Hill resident Peter Thomson said at the public meeting, sponsored by...

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Below Zero and Dropping

January 25, 2011
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As if the inconvenience caused by the recent heavy snowfall isn’t bad enough, now comes the dramatic drop in temperature. Monday’s near to below zero cold was the stinging kind of cold that reminds us more than we need about the perils of New England weather. On the other hand, there are many, many...

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Posting of Signs Detracts from the Hill’s Esthetic

January 25, 2011
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As reported last week in the Beacon Hill Times, commercial signage is popping up in windows and on the exterior of buildings throughout the neighborhood. The culprits are real estate companies and construction companies. Obviously, this practice, which is against the law, must come to a complete stop if the Hill is to remain...

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Hei Hotels & Resorts Enters Joint Venture for Ownership of the Liberty Hotel

January 25, 2011
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HEI Hotels & Resorts (HEI), the nation’s fastest growing private owner/operator of hotel real estate, recently announced that the company has purchased an ownership interest in the 300-room Liberty Hotel in a joint venture arrangement with Cambridge-based Carpenter & Company, Inc., the original hotel developer and co-owner of the project. HEI acquired the ownership interest...

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Police Briefs 01-25-2011

January 25, 2011
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Breaking and Entering 01/12/11 – At around 12:17 a.m., police officers responded to a Charles Street nail salon for a B&E in progress. On arrival, police observed two males walking away from the store, which had the front door forced open. The male suspects were stopped and brought back to the store, where they...

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Obituaries 01-25-2011

January 25, 2011
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Jean Abrams Roberts Of  Belmont, formerly of Boston Jean Abrams Roberts of Belmont, formerly of Boston, died on Dec. 30, 2010, after a long illness. She was 91 years old. Mrs. Roberts was born in Bradford, Pa., in 1919 and graduated from Skidmore College in 1940 with an English major. She subsequently moved to...

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The Simple Things

January 18, 2011
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The Simple Things

By Amanda Sutherland It all started with a woman with no comb and a man with no razor. These are just simple things, but they are important enough to make a huge difference in someone’s life. I am Amanda Sutherland, a high school junior at the British School of Boston. I have been volunteering...

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Coyote killed after Wandering Beacon Hill

January 18, 2011
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Beacon Hill Times Staff A coyote first spotted near the Frog Pond on Boston Common and later on the streets of Beacon Hill, was euthanized by Environmental Police in an alley off Pinckney Street, according to Lt. Gary Duncan, an official of the Environmental Police. He said the coyote was badly injured and appeared...

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Area A-1 sees Slight Spike in Violent, Property Crimes in ‘10

January 18, 2011
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-By Dan Murphy Boston’s Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and downtown, experienced a 3-percent increase in violent and property crimes in 2010, compared with the previous year, according to Boston Police. Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2010, 3,253 Part One crime incidents were recorded as opposed to 3,161 during the...

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The Mayor’s Address

January 18, 2011
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Mayor Menino touched on what is certain to be one of the major issues confronting Boston and all the cities and towns in Massachusetts this year at his state of the city address given at Faneuil Hall last week. He said that Boston would be fighting to make changes with its union employees who...

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