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West End’s Most Famous Resident Comes Home

June 18, 2013
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Acclaimed actor, author and photographer Leonard Nimoy recently returned to the West End, where he grew up last week. Traveling with his son, Adam, Nimoy visited the West End Museum to shoot footage for a family film and view the current exhibit of photographs from Jules Aarons. According to museum curator Duane Lucia, Nimoy...

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A Literary Honor: Hill Author, Shelly Dickson Carr’s Debut Novel Named Best First Book

June 11, 2013
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A Literary Honor: Hill Author, Shelly Dickson Carr’s Debut Novel Named Best First Book

Beacon Hill resident and writer Shelly Dickson Carr’s debut novel “Ripped: a Jack the Ripper Time-Travel Thriller” was named Best First Book (YA Fiction) at the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Awards last month in New York City. Held at the Astor Ballroom in Times Square, the awards ceremony kicked off Book Expo...

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Eye and Ear Seeks Public Support as It Eyes Expansion for Campus

June 11, 2013
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Massachusetts Ear and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) is seeking the public’s support in securing the state legislation necessary for the proposed expansion of its Boston campus. According to hospital officials, MEEI intends to partner with Meridiam Infrastructure of New York City to build a six-level, approximately 1,000-space garage beneath two at-grade parking lots that the...

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Police Release Video of Man Wanted for Questioning in May 30 Sexual Assault

June 11, 2013
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The Boston Police Department have released a new video and still photos of an individual wanted for questioning in connection to a sexual assault that occurred on Beacon Hill on Thursday, May 30. The video is viewable at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOn3ekALkiM&feature=youtu.be. At about 2:15 p.m., on, May 30, police responded to a call for a sexual...

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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Gives Green Light to New Shop

June 11, 2013
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A gourmet sandwich shop came one step closer to opening on Charles Street on Wednesday when the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted not to oppose granting the necessary permits and variances to the prospective restaurateur. At that time, the applicant outlined his proposal to convert an approximately 500 square-foot...

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Running on Water

Running on Water

The Charles River Swimming Club held it’s Fifth Annual Master Swim on June 1. With temperatures in the 90′s, more than 150 people swam more than a mile in the Charles River. The swim started on the River Dock on the Esplanade.

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Livingstone Wins Democratic Primary in 8th Suffolk State Rep. Contest

June 4, 2013
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Livingstone Wins Democratic Primary in 8th Suffolk State Rep. Contest

Beacon Hill resident Jay Livingstone was victorious in last Tuesday’s Democratic primary race for the 8th Suffolk District state representative seat vacated by Marty Walz. Livingstone, a 39-year-old attorney, defeated Josh Dawson, a 30-year-old Back Bay resident who previously served as executive director of State Treasurer Steve Grossman’s campaign committee, in the election for...

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Friends of the Public Garden Held Their Annual Green and White Ball

Friends of the Public Garden Held Their Annual Green and White Ball

Friends of the Public Garden held their annual Green and White Ball on May 17, Shown above from left are: Barbara Hostetter, Katherine O’Keeffe, Alli Achtmeyer, Anne Brooke, Kate Gilbane and Nina Doggett.

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3 Sexual Assaults Reported Last Week

Boston Police have issued a community alert after three women were sexually assaulted on Beacon Hill on Thursday and Friday. The suspect is described by victims as a white male in his early- to mid-20s, with medium build, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall. The suspect has dark chin-length...

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BHCA Zoning to Vote on Two Proposals

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) will vote on two properties and hear about a third at tomorrow’s Zoning and Licensing Committee Meeting, Wednesday, June 5 at 7:30PM at 74 Joy Street. The committee will see a revised dormer plan from 5 West Cedar Street, a proposal for an artisanal sandwich shop “Eva’s” at...

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