Editorials

Good Luck BHCA

June 21, 2012
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association announced several weeks ago it is starting a fund for new tree guards on Charles Street .  The goal is $90,000.  This drive coincides with its 90th anniversary. Bob Owens and Alyson Lindsey are heading up the committee charged with raising the funds. It is the belief of the...

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Fighting Back

June 21, 2012
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A 98 year-old Beacon Hill resident escaped an attack by a neighbor last week and defended himself with vigor and strength and held out until police arrived an arrested the neighbor. The 98 year- old was apparently in his Joy Street apartment and sleeping when his next-door neighbor, apparently intoxicated, according to Boston Police,...

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Bunker Hill Day a National Holiday?

June 12, 2012
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History tells us several hundred onlookers clambered to the top of Beacon Hill and watched the Battle of Bunker Hill  as it unfolded in June 1775. It was, of all days in this immediate area, a historic moment that froze in time forever the bravery and the boldness of Americans who fought the British...

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Marilyn Lee Richardson

June 12, 2012
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The death of Marilyn Lee Richardson at 54 is a loss for the Beacon Hill neighborhood. She was a resident here for many, many years and she loved living on Beacon Hill. She particularly enjoyed the annual trick or treating activities at Halloween and always helped with neighborhood decorations at Christmas. Her many friends...

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Thank You, Attorney Thurlow

Beacon Hill Attorney Lisa Thurlow wants the state to remove three Clear Channel billboards and two giant Blue Moon signs that are on Cambridge Street for nearly everyone to see. Her fight to maintain Beacon Hill as a truly unblemished historic neighborhood has grown dramatically with recent news that the state Department of Transportation...

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The Rain

The full weekend of rain – at times torrential rain – is being followed by steady rain at the beginning of the week and expected as well to linger into the week. Monday was a gray, rainy day. The roads appeared gray. The sky appeared gray. The entire world we awakened to appeared covered...

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The Summer of 2012

It is impossible to know what awaits us at the beginning of another summer of our lives. With Memorial Day past us, the mystery of the coming summer is upon us in full force. Every generation comes to know great songs that last the test of time and remind us of where we were...

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Of Commencements … and Things

It was a weekend of commencements in Boston and throughout the nation – a weekend for parents, friends, relatives and for all those connected with universities and colleges to celebrate the newest batch of graduates. Beacon Hill shared two notable direct connections with commencements the past weekend. Alan Solomont, ambassador of the United States...

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City Wins Truck Ban: to Take Effect June 13

The city has won its fight with MassDot, the state’s transportation authority, which has ruled that trucks carrying hazardous materials will be banned from Boston’s streets between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. They will instead be forced to use Interstate 95 around the city, unless making a local pickup or delivery. Mayor Thomas Menino...

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NSTAR, Again

In March, a fire at an electrical sub-station in Back Bay caused a costly and potentially dangerous electrical outage for much of Back and parts of Beacon Hill. About 21,000 NSTAR electric customers were without electricity for two days. An unrepentant NSTAR said then it would not reimburse businesses of residential consumers for their...

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