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Developers Plan 75 Condos at Old Suffolk University Buildings

January 7, 2016
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Two years ago Suffolk University put the Frank J. Donahue Building at 41 Temple St. and the Archer Building at 20 Derne St. up for sale as part of its consolidation plans and to reduce its impact on Beacon Hill. Last week developers filed plans with the Boston Redevelopment Authority to convert the two...

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Massachusetts State Police Data from 2015

January 7, 2016
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Massachusetts State Police have investigated 64 homicides across the state in 2015. State troopers, who investigate homicides in the vast majority of Massachusetts communities with the assistance of local police, have solved 47 of those, for a 73 percent clearance rate. The homicides run the full gamut of circumstances, from outdoor shootings at all...

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BHCA Names Patricia Tully as New Executive Director

December 31, 2015
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BHCA Names Patricia Tully as New Executive Director

Patricia Tully expects her new role as executive director of the Beacon Hill Civic Association will allow her to draw on all aspects of her extensive professional career, which includes a 17-year stint working for the British government in Puerto Rico. “I’m looking forward to fulfilling what I feel is a perfect synthesis of...

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Christmas Eve Fire a Nightmare for Beacon Hill Family

December 31, 2015
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Christmas Eve Fire a Nightmare for Beacon Hill Family

A Beacon Hill couple’s Christmas turned into a nightmare last Wednesday when their apartment caught fire, killing two of the dogs that were inside. According to the Boston Fire Department, firefighters responded to 80 Revere St., a five story brick apartment building and found a fire had started in the kitchen of the second...

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Downtown View:The Clover Club

December 31, 2015
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Dear Reader, I am taking a break from this column since this holiday deadline is earlier than usual. I’ve retrieved a column from December, 2009, that you might enjoy revisiting. I don’t know if women can now join the Clover Club. Karen Just when you think you know everything about Boston, you discover some...

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Boston First Night

December 31, 2015
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First Night 2016 entertainment, ice sculptures, and other special attractions will take place in 3 areas in the heart of the city:  Copley Square, Boston Common, and Boston Harbor. All official First Night entertainment and attractions will be free this year. Festivities include: Ice sculptures and light shows in Copley Square, along with plenty...

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New Bridge Planned on North Washington Street

December 24, 2015
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New Bridge Planned on North Washington Street

The architect who designed the city’s iconic Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge was on hand at the West End Museum on Wednesday to present preliminary plans for the estimated $125-million replacement of the North Washington Street Bridge. Miguel Rosales, president and founder of Boston-based Rosales + Partners Transportation Design, outlined the Massachusetts Department...

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Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro Joins Saunders Family

December 24, 2015
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Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro Joins Saunders Family

Peter and Cecilia Rait, owners of the Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro, are scheduled to sell the Charles Street business and building to the Saunders Hotel Group at noon today, December 22. The decision to sell came partly from the Raits’ idea that they were still young enough to explore other possibilities. “We still...

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Downtown View:North Station Transportation Troubles

December 24, 2015
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Consider North Station. The Boston Redevelopment Authority has defined its area as extending from the river to New Sudbury Street and from Cambridge Street to North Washington Street. Parts of that area, especially around the terminal itself, used to offer cheap office rents and, except in the West End, not much housing. Some streets...

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The Campaign Trail for the State Senate

December 24, 2015
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Rep. Livingstone announces campaign for State Senate State Representative Jay Livingstone, of Boston’s 8th Suffolk District, announced today that he will be a Democratic candidate in the upcoming special election to fill the State Senate seat soon to be vacated by Anthony Petruccelli, which includes parts of Boston and Cambridge, the city of Revere...

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