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Decorating Beacon Hill

December 6, 2011
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Decorating Beacon Hill

Decorating the lamppost at Chestnut and Charles Streets on Saturday were from left: Mike Gilmore, Jenny Valentino, Keeta Gilmore, Mike Valentino and Mike Barnacle.

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Coat Drive: Beacon Hill and Back Bay Residents Asked to Help Their Neighbors by Donating to ‘coats for Kids’ Drive

December 6, 2011
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As yet another brutally cold winter fast approaches, many Beacon Hill and Back Bay families are bracing for a winter season without warm coats. This is why Anton’s  Cleaners’ “Coats for Kids” program is once again calling upon the neighborhoods to  help make  this winter a little warmer for children, teens and adults throughout...

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House Passes Repeat Offender Legislation

December 6, 2011
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State Rep. Marty Walz joined her colleagues in the House of Representatives in recently passing legislation that modifies current law governing cases of repeat criminal offenders. The legislation, which will bring habitual criminals to justice and ensure the security of the Commonwealth, passed with bi-partisan support. “The murders of Melissa Gosule and last year’s...

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He Beat a Conservative Republican to Get His Real Start in Congress

December 5, 2011
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In 1980, Barney Frank defeated conservative Republican Congresswoman Margaret Heckler decisively. Heckler, an 8 term Republican did not believe she could lose. After all, she confided to me, “I have all the veterans. I have this wonderful family of mine to roll out for all to see and Barney Frank is just a fat,...

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The Green Room Offers Unique, Customized Hair Care

December 2, 2011
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The Green Room Offers Unique, Customized Hair Care

Passersby walking down River Street could easily overlook The Green Room, but the salon’s owner and sole hairdresser believes its small storefront is conducive to offering each patron a truly unique and customized experience. “I like working by myself and think should be very intimate and personal. That gets lost in...

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Eleanor Score: an Artist with Her Own Vocabulary

December 2, 2011
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Eleanor Score: an Artist with Her Own Vocabulary

Color, it’s all about the color. Eleanor Scores paintings are full of life, energy and a beautiful sense of color that is a pure expression of her joie de vivre. She lives her art. As a longtime resident of Beacon Hill and Provincetown, Eleanor reflects both city life and the seaside with a freshness...

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Nichols House Museum Announces a Festive 2011 Holiday Schedule

December 2, 2011
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Nichols House Museum Announces a Festive 2011 Holiday Schedule

What are some of the traditions that make for festive holidays on Beacon Hill? The Nichols House Museum, located at 55 Mount Vernon St. on Beacon Hill, has some suggestions with its seasonal offerings that have proved popular and much anticipated throughout the year. These include themed holiday decorations, the Beacon Hill Bell Ringers’...

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Downtown View: It Takes a Village

December 2, 2011
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That’s what our streetside litter basket has required. Some readers may remember that in June the city installed a mesh litter basket on the lamp post in front of our house at my request. It was an experiment. Would our sidewalk and tree pit be free of cups, crumpled paper and those little plastic...

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Charles Street Market Owner Buys Beacon Hill Market

November 23, 2011
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Charles Street Market Owner Buys Beacon Hill Market

The owner of Charles Street Market has purchased the Beacon Hill Market at 55 Anderson St. Tracy L. Hollander bought the market from Victor and Dee Patel, the husband and wife who have owned the convenience store since 2006. The Patels have relocated to Queens N.Y., where they will own and operate the Winchester...

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A Little Touch of Color

November 23, 2011
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A Little Touch of Color

Brilliant leaves seen from the Longfellow Bridge help brighten the view of the Mass. Eye and Ear and The Liberty Hotel on a grey November morning.

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