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Course offers Tactics on not Falling Prey to Crime

February 8, 2011
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-By Dan Murphy If there’s one lesson that Sgt. Gary Eblan hopes to instill in people who attend the class he is teaching on street smarts later this month, it’s to follow their gut feelings. “If you don’t trust your instincts, you increase your chance of becoming a victim,” said Eblan, a 22-year veteran...

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Snow Day

February 1, 2011
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Snow Day

Adam Whitney, 3½, shovels the sidewalk in front of his Phillips Street home Thursday morning.

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Landmarks Commission Approves Conceptual Design for the Proposed Esplanade Playspace

February 1, 2011
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Landmarks Commission Approves Conceptual Design for the Proposed Esplanade Playspace

-By Dan Murphy The Boston Landmarks Commission approved the conceptual design for the proposed Esplanade Playspace last week. Landmark Commission Executive Director Ellen Lipsey said the general design and the playground site, located a short distance from a short distance from the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge near the Hatch Shell café, were approved, pending a...

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The Boston Athenaeum to Reopen Today After Flooding

February 1, 2011
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The Boston Athenaeum to Reopen Today After Flooding

-By Dan Murphy The Boston Athenaeum is scheduled to reopen today after the private library fell prey to flooding last week. On Jan. 24 at about 3 p.m., the library experienced a water leak on the first floor, damaging several paintings, a few pieces of wooden furniture and five large Oriental rugs. Water also...

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Hill Businesses Named ‘A-list’ Winners

January 25, 2011
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Hill Businesses Named ‘A-list’ Winners

Two Beacon Hill businesses, Bin 26 Enoteca and Anna’a Taqueria, won “best” in Boston in Cambridge-based CityVoter’s recently completed competition, “The Boston A-List.” The Boston A-List featured more than 2,500 local businesses in over 230 categories, all contending for the title of “best” in Boston as decided by the voting public. Launched in 2005,...

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Mass. Eye and Ear Expansion Plans Draw Fiery Response from Neighbors

January 25, 2011
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By Dan Murphy The proposed expansion of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary campus drew a fiery response Wednesday as neighbors asserted that the process lacked sufficient public feedback. “You need the input of the community. Without that, you’ll have a disaster,” Beacon Hill resident Peter Thomson said at the public meeting, sponsored by...

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Hei Hotels & Resorts Enters Joint Venture for Ownership of the Liberty Hotel

January 25, 2011
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HEI Hotels & Resorts (HEI), the nation’s fastest growing private owner/operator of hotel real estate, recently announced that the company has purchased an ownership interest in the 300-room Liberty Hotel in a joint venture arrangement with Cambridge-based Carpenter & Company, Inc., the original hotel developer and co-owner of the project. HEI acquired the ownership interest...

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The Simple Things

January 18, 2011
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The Simple Things

By Amanda Sutherland It all started with a woman with no comb and a man with no razor. These are just simple things, but they are important enough to make a huge difference in someone’s life. I am Amanda Sutherland, a high school junior at the British School of Boston. I have been volunteering...

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Coyote killed after Wandering Beacon Hill

January 18, 2011
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Beacon Hill Times Staff A coyote first spotted near the Frog Pond on Boston Common and later on the streets of Beacon Hill, was euthanized by Environmental Police in an alley off Pinckney Street, according to Lt. Gary Duncan, an official of the Environmental Police. He said the coyote was badly injured and appeared...

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Area A-1 sees Slight Spike in Violent, Property Crimes in ‘10

January 18, 2011
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-By Dan Murphy Boston’s Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and downtown, experienced a 3-percent increase in violent and property crimes in 2010, compared with the previous year, according to Boston Police. Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2010, 3,253 Part One crime incidents were recorded as opposed to 3,161 during the...

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