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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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Beacon Hill Gets New Police Captain

January 21, 2014
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Veteran Boston Police officer Kenneth Fong was named to the captain’s post of Area A-1 on Wednesday – less than four months after James Hasson assumed the position. “People living in the district are lucky to have Kenneth Fong as their new captain,” Hasson said of his successor. “He’s very approachable and smart, and...

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Alternative Mobility Choices

January 21, 2014
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Beacon Hill gives residents a head start when it comes to adopting greener lifestyles. It’s a neighborhood whose convenient location and MBTA accessibility spawns walkers and transit users alike; its limited parking spaces often make Zipcars and taxis seem preferable to vehicle ownership. And yet there is much more residents can do to reduce...

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Helping To Fight Breast Cancer

January 14, 2014
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Helping To Fight Breast Cancer

During the weekend of Feb. 1, Boston Consignment, located at 238 Highland Ave. in Needham, will donate 10 percent of all sales to support the Ellie Fund, which assists breast-cancer patients and their families. Visit www.elliefund.org for more information. Pictured are Boston Consignment proprietors and former Beacon Hill residents Real and Sheila Roy.

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BHCA Winter Gala Feb. 1

January 14, 2014
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BHCA Winter Gala Feb. 1

Join friends and neighbors to celebrate 92 years of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) and the special neighborhood we all call home at the BHCA’s 42nd Annual Winter Gala, There Is No Place Like Home, Saturday, February 1, 2014. This year’s Gala promises to be like none other!  The BHCA is bringing the...

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Golden Named Interim Acting BRA Director

January 14, 2014
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In his inaugural address Mayor Marty Walsh pledged to take an innovative approach when it came to investments in job creation and economic development. This included a plan to restructure the Boston Redevelopment Authority in order to streamline development and spur economic benefits. “I am committed to permitting and licensing reforms that streamline what...

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