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‘Beautify Beacon Hill’ Winter Winners Named

February 10, 2014
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‘Beautify Beacon Hill’ Winter Winners Named

‘The Beacon Hill Civic Association, the Beacon Hill Garden Club and The Beacon Hill Times would like to thank all those who submitted pictures to the “Beautify Beacon Hill Awards” – Winter Session. The submissions demonstrated the exemplary effort many Beacon Hill residents put into their seasonal displays including window boxes, containers, tree pits,...

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Ward 5 Democratic Committee Elects Delegates for State Convention

February 10, 2014
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The Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee held a caucus at the Community Church of Boston on Saturday to elect delegates to represent Democrats in the ward at the 2014 Massachusetts State Democratic Convention, scheduled for June 13 and 14 in Worcester. Female delegates include Pat Amend, Nina Bollag, Fran Burke, Stefane Desmond, Emelia Encallado,...

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Girl Scout Cookie Sale

February 3, 2014
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Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Members of Junior Girl Scout Troop 65321 were selling Girl Scout cookies recently in front of Starbucks at the corner of Beacon and Charles Streets. Shown from left are Grace Sanborn, Gwendolyn Tuckett, Holly Sullivan, Ciara King, Georgia Brucato and Troop Leader Cindy Sullivan.

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Dust off Your Skates and Head to the Frog Pond

February 3, 2014
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Dust off Your Skates and Head to the Frog Pond

National Hockey League hopefuls and novice skaters alike are invited to the second annual “Young Friends on Ice” on the Boston Common’s Frog Pond on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Young Friends of the Public Garden in cooperation with the Mayor’s Office and the Boston Parks...

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Comments Sought on Government Ctr. Garage

February 3, 2014
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The state is accepting public comments on the proposed redevelopment of the Government Center Garage until Friday, Feb. 7. Boston-based developer HYM Investment Group LLC intends to raze major portions of the existing 11-story garage to clear the way for six new buildings, including a 528-foot office tower and two residential high-rises, standing 480...

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Nominations Sought for BHCA Board

February 3, 2014
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The Nominating Committee of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) is currently considering nominations to fill openings for new Board members to be elected at the annual meeting in May 2014.  In particular, BHCA is seeking candidates with interest and expertise in Zoning and Licensing, Development and Membership, Special Events Planning, and Public Relations/Communications/Marketing....

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Envisioning Developments That Will Enhance Downtown Living

February 3, 2014
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Reducing negative impacts by keeping a close eye on development in and around Beacon Hill is important to maintaining our historic residential neighborhood…so much so that the community set as its goal urban development that would enhance downtown living as their sixth, and final, aspiration in the 2011 Plan for the Neighborhood. Just how...

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Behind the Glass Windows: A Dream Comes True for Two Best Friends

January 30, 2014
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Behind the Glass Windows: A Dream Comes True for Two Best Friends

Laura Macris and Rebecca Penner are two striking, stylish and business-savvy young women who have helped transform Charles Street into a Mecca for fashion-conscious shoppers. They are the co-owners of Crush Boutique, which they opened in 2007 at 131 Charles Street with a carefully chosen collection of contemporary women’s fashions by both emerging and...

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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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