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Looking Back at the Year 2011

December 28, 2011
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Looking Back at the Year 2011

• In January, the city began taking steps to make public safety improvements to Codman Island at Charles and Beacon streets in response to concerns from the Beacon Hill Civic Association and City Councilor Mike Ross’ office. • On Jan. 16, state Environmental Police killed a coyote that was spotted near the Frog Pond...

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Gingerbread House Decorating at 75 Chestnut Street

December 20, 2011
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Gingerbread House Decorating at 75 Chestnut Street

A Christmas tradition continued on Saturday afternoon at 75 Chestnut Street Restaurant where residents came to decorate their Gingerbread Houses. In addition to having a fun time, a portion of the proceeds was donat­ed to the local charity, Cheers for Children. In the top photo Jon Lopez helps his daughter Sadie Lopez by putting...

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BRA Head Outlines Key City Projects

December 20, 2011
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At its monthly member-ship meeting last week, the Downtown North Association welcomed Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Director Peter Meade, who provided an optimistic outlook on the future of the city. “We want a city where people work, live and enjoy themselves – a city that people are proud of,” Meade said. “I think we...

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Informative Talk Planned at African Meeting House, Jan. 5

December 20, 2011
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In celebration of the 180th anniversary of the New England Anti-Slavery Society, Horace Seldon on January 5 at 6 p.m. will lead a discussion on William Lloyd Garrison at the newly reopened African Meeting House where this seminal abolitionist group was formed.  Following the program, tour Don West’s magnificent exhibition, Portraits of Purpose, which...

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Magical Night

December 13, 2011
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Magical Night

With less than two weeks until ­Christmas, the annual Charles Street Stroll was held on last Thursday night. For three hours Charles Street was turned into a pedestrian mall. In the above photo from left Lisa Osterfeld, Susan Symonds, President of the Beacon Hill Civic Association and Ian Moorhouse, Executive Director of Hill House...

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Villa Mexico on Grove St. Not Approved: BHCA Zoning Votes Down Request 12-3-3

December 13, 2011
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Villa Mexico Café failed to win the support of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee last week for the restaurant’s proposed move to a new location at 12 Grove St. The committee decided by a vote of 12-3-3 Wednesday to oppose the applicant’s request for the zoning relief and licenses...

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TEA Announces $1M Landscape Grant

December 13, 2011
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The Esplanade Association’s efforts to significantly improve the landscape of one of Boston’s most treasured parks have been given a big boost. The organization has announced that it has received an award in the amount of $1 million to help revitalize and re-landscape the Eliot Memorial area on the Esplanade, as well as aid...

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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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