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Walz wins another term

November 3, 2010
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Representative Marty Walz defeated Brad Marston by a wide margin in balloting today. Walz won 77% of the vote. Unofficial results show Walz with 9148 and Marston with 2669. In addition, she received 1704 in Beacon Hill to Marston’s 745. Her victory party is being held at Deux Ave on Massachusetts Avenue.

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BBGC funds planting of new willow trees

November 2, 2010
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BBGC funds planting of new willow trees

The Esplanade Association’s Executive Director Sylvia Salas and Chair Margo Newman, from the left, accepted a check from the Beacon Hill Garden Club for $7,200 to plant new willow trees around Otis Grove on the Esplanade. Garden Club President Trudi Fondren and horticulture chair Marty Keating presented the check last week.

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DCR gives public first glimpse of proposed Esplanade Playspace

November 2, 2010
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DCR gives public first glimpse of proposed Esplanade Playspace

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) sponsored the first public meeting at the State Transportation Building last week to vet the proposed Esplanade Playspace. According to Joe Orfant, chief of the DCR’s Bureau of Planning and Resource Protection, members of the non-profit Friends of the Esplanade Playspace approached the agency nearly two years...

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Craigie repairs will ramp up Nov. 6

November 2, 2010
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If you think the morning commute using the Craigie Drawbridge into Boston is bad now, just wait until November 6. That is when the dismantling and reconstruction of the old bridge will start in earnest and the 45,000 cars and motorists that use this route can expect detours, confusion and traffic jams. This was...

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Woman with mental issues threatens to blow up State House

October 28, 2010
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Wednesday morning, the State Police reported that an apparently mentally unstable woman threatened to blow up the State House. The woman allegedly called Boston Police and told them she was walking with a bomb up to the State House. Boston Police notified the State Police, who searched for the suspect, located her and ultimately...

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Craigie Drawbridge repairs a traffic disaster

October 28, 2010
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Starting November 6, the Craigie Drawbridge by the Museum of Science is going to be dismantled and repaired creating a traffic nightmare for commuters. It is believed the traffic conditions caused by the bridge repairs will also effect greatly the Storrow Drive entrance and on the Cambridge side, the entrance onto Memorial Drive. Only...

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Hill residents show their support for MGH at Storybook Ball

October 26, 2010
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Hill residents show their support for MGH at Storybook Ball

A number of Beacon Hill residents were among the more than 450 guests in attendance at the 2010 Storybook Ball – a black-tie fundraiser and auction for the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children that took place at The Castle at the Park Plaza Hotel on Oct. 2.

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DCR breaks ground on Community Boating docks

October 26, 2010
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DCR breaks ground on Community Boating docks

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) broke ground on its $2.8 million rehabilitation of the Community Boating docks on the Charles River Esplanade Thursday at a ceremony that included the state’s Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles, DCR Commissioner Richard Sullivan Jr. and Community Boating Executive Director Charles Zechel....

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BHAC approves antenna; cell reception should improve on Hill

October 26, 2010
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Cell phone reception should become stronger now that the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission voted at their monthly meeting on Thursday to allow an antenna on the roof at the Union Boat Club. The antenna will be placed on the roof of the boat club where it can receive signals but not be seen, thus...

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President Sargent resigns

October 21, 2010
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Suffolk University President David Sargent has retired. His resignation was put in yesterday at a meeting of the university’s board of trustees. After accepting it, the university announced it would be seeking a new president. Board of Trustees Chairman Andrew Meyer praised Sargent. He called him an institution. In fact, he has been at...

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