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Plans Underway for BHCA Winter Dance

October 2, 2012
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Plans Underway for BHCA Winter Dance

It was early afternoon on Mt. Vernon St., following an early snowstorm. The leaves had not yet shivered off the branches and onto the quiet road, which was covered in mountains of snow. In front of Suffolk Law School was a puddle that pooled into a dip in the cobblestones. This seldom publicized image...

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Beacon Hill Sees Drop in Crime

October 2, 2012
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Beacon Hill has seen a 15-percent decrease in violent and property crimes to date in 2012, compared with the same timeframe last year, according to Boston Police. Between January and August of this year, 143 incidents of Part One crime were reported in the neighborhood as opposed to 179 in 2011. No homicides were...

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Improvements Planned for Storrow Drive

October 2, 2012
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The Department of Conser-vation and Recreation (DCR) unveiled plans for its approximately $3.1 million roadway and tunnel improvements project to Storrow Drive last week. According to DCR officials, construction will commence next month and is slated for completion in April, depending on the weather. Work hours will be from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.,...

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New Director at Beacon Hill Village Brings Experience to Helping Seniors

October 2, 2012
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When older adults and seniors live by themselves, it’s easy to become complacent and set in their schedules. Maybe they wake at a specific time to watch their morning program on TV, with a cup of tea in one hand and a newspaper on the kitchen table. Laura Connors, Executive Director at Beacon Hill...

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‘Ducklings’ Sculptor to Preside over 25th-birthday Celebration in Public Garden on Saturday

September 25, 2012
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‘Ducklings’ Sculptor to Preside over 25th-birthday Celebration in Public Garden on Saturday

The sculptor who brought Mrs. Mallard and her family of aquatic birds from Robert McCloskey’s “Make Way for Ducklings” to life in the Public Garden will preside over a 25th-birthday celebration for the Boston landmark this Saturday. “It’s unbelievable what an important part of Boston has become, Nancy Schön said. “I can’t...

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Neighborhood Favors Helping Charles St. Mkt.

September 25, 2012
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A plan that would enable the Charles Street Market to stay in its current location met with a favorable public response at the Firehouse Wednesday during an informal meeting sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA). Market proprietor Tracy Hollander and Joel Kadis, a partner at Burlington-based Linear Retail Properties, which owns the...

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Color is issue on curb cuts

September 25, 2012
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When city officials sought public input on the materials used to construct pedestrian ramps within Boston’s historical districts Wednesday, the conversation at City Hall quickly turned to the most appropriate color for the tactile strips in the curb cuts. The Public Works Department is currently repaving streets citywide and required under federal law to...

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BHCA Campaign Drawing to a Close

September 25, 2012
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At its annual meeting on May 21st, the BHCA Board of Directors announced that it was launching a 90th Anniversary capital campaign to enhance Charles Street.  The goal of the campaign was to celebrate the organization’s anniversary by raising funds to install uniform tree guards and planting for the 53 trees on Charles Street,...

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EAC Fails to Address New School : Downtown Grammar School Not on Agenda

September 18, 2012
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EAC Fails to Address New School : Downtown Grammar School Not on Agenda

While many applauded the efforts to date of the External Advisory Committee (EAC) on Improving School Choice and School Assignment at Wednesday’s community meeting, a resounding concern among those in attendance was that their work doesn’t address the need for a new grammar school to serve downtown neighborhoods. “We very frustrated again in this...

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Mass. Eye and Ear Teams Up with Joslin Center on Research

September 18, 2012
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Mass. Eye and Ear Teams Up with Joslin Center on Research

The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Joslin Diabetes Center announced last week that they have reached agreement to form a clinical and research alliance, aimed toward providing coordinated high-quality care to eye patients throughout Greater Boston, especially those with or at-risk for diabetes-related eye disease. The new collaboration brings together Boston’s two...

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