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The Beauty and the Reality

February 1, 2011
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The incredible amount of snow that has fallen this winter has added a touch of New England beauty to the neighborhood. With more snow predicted for the middle of the week, there is the chance for even more beauty. But the beauty, in reality, is a beast – and the beast has caused business...

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Turner Sentenced

February 1, 2011
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Former Boston City Councillor Chuck Turner was sentenced to three years in federal prison last week in Federal District Court. He has received exactly what he deserves – and residents of this city and voters should be pleased with the decision. Our public officials may not be saints but they cannot be allowed to...

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Police Briefs 02-01-2011

February 1, 2011
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 01/20/11 – At about 10:32 p.m., a South Russell Street resident reported that the front glass window panel and front door of his home were damaged. Unknown person(s) then gained entry to the residence and removed laptops, TVs and other electronic devices. Vandalism 01/20/11 – At about 8:06 p.m., a...

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Hill Businesses Named ‘A-list’ Winners

January 25, 2011
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Hill Businesses Named ‘A-list’ Winners

Two Beacon Hill businesses, Bin 26 Enoteca and Anna’a Taqueria, won “best” in Boston in Cambridge-based CityVoter’s recently completed competition, “The Boston A-List.” The Boston A-List featured more than 2,500 local businesses in over 230 categories, all contending for the title of “best” in Boston as decided by the voting public. Launched in 2005,...

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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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