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Dust off Your Skates and Head to the Frog Pond

February 3, 2014
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Dust off Your Skates and Head to the Frog Pond

National Hockey League hopefuls and novice skaters alike are invited to the second annual “Young Friends on Ice” on the Boston Common’s Frog Pond on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Young Friends of the Public Garden in cooperation with the Mayor’s Office and the Boston Parks...

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Comments Sought on Government Ctr. Garage

February 3, 2014
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The state is accepting public comments on the proposed redevelopment of the Government Center Garage until Friday, Feb. 7. Boston-based developer HYM Investment Group LLC intends to raze major portions of the existing 11-story garage to clear the way for six new buildings, including a 528-foot office tower and two residential high-rises, standing 480...

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Nominations Sought for BHCA Board

February 3, 2014
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The Nominating Committee of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) is currently considering nominations to fill openings for new Board members to be elected at the annual meeting in May 2014.  In particular, BHCA is seeking candidates with interest and expertise in Zoning and Licensing, Development and Membership, Special Events Planning, and Public Relations/Communications/Marketing....

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Envisioning Developments That Will Enhance Downtown Living

February 3, 2014
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Reducing negative impacts by keeping a close eye on development in and around Beacon Hill is important to maintaining our historic residential neighborhood…so much so that the community set as its goal urban development that would enhance downtown living as their sixth, and final, aspiration in the 2011 Plan for the Neighborhood. Just how...

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Behind the Glass Windows: A Dream Comes True for Two Best Friends

January 30, 2014
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Behind the Glass Windows: A Dream Comes True for Two Best Friends

Laura Macris and Rebecca Penner are two striking, stylish and business-savvy young women who have helped transform Charles Street into a Mecca for fashion-conscious shoppers. They are the co-owners of Crush Boutique, which they opened in 2007 at 131 Charles Street with a carefully chosen collection of contemporary women’s fashions by both emerging and...

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Karol to Speak at Women’s Forum

January 30, 2014
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Karol to Speak at Women’s Forum

Michelle Karol, author of Ripped, an award-winning Jack the Ripper time travel mystery, will thrill and inspire Beacon Hill Women’s Forum members at their February 4 meeting. Ripped is Karol’s first novel, a young adult thriller published last year under the pen name of Shelley Dickson Carr. Ever since she was ten years old...

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Hill Sees 20% Drop in Crime

January 30, 2014
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Beacon Hill saw an approximate 20-percent decrease in violent and property crimes in 2013 from the previous year. According to Boston Police, 208 Part One crimes were reported in the neighborhood last year, compared with 259 in 2012. No homicides were reported in either year, while the number of rapes and attempted rapes dropped...

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Repeat Rapist Gets 20 Years

January 30, 2014
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The man who robbed and raped a Beacon Hill woman after his release from prison on an earlier sexual assault could die behind bars, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Facing charges of aggravated rape, kidnapping, armed robbery, armed burglary, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, Anthony G. Williams, age...

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SOX Nation Goes Local

January 21, 2014
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SOX Nation Goes Local

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute pediatric patient Bennett Olson, 9, of Beacon Hill gets his jersey signed by Rubby De La Rosa of the Red Sox on Jan. 11 at the Jimmy Fund’s “New Stars for Young Stars IX” event at Jillian’s Boston. All proceeds from the event benefit adult and pediatric cancer care and research...

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Remembering Herb Gleason

January 21, 2014
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Remembering Herb Gleason

Herbert “Herb” Parsons Gleason, the city’s former corporation counsel and a Beacon Hill resident since the 1950s, died at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Dec. 9, 2013. He was 85. Born on Oct. 22, 1928, Mr. Gleason was raised in Cohasset, Mass., as the youngest of four children born to Hollis Tidd Gleason,...

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