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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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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee Opposes Proposed Cambridge Street Restaurant

January 11, 2011
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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee Opposes Proposed Cambridge Street Restaurant

By Dan Murphy Following an outpouring of opposition from neighbors, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday to oppose without prejudice granting the variances that would permit a newrestaurant to open at the former location of The Spotted Apron at 326 Cambridge St. Roger and William Zeghibe, the owners...

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City Taking Steps to Improve Safety Conditions at Codman Island

January 11, 2011
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City Taking Steps to Improve Safety Conditions at Codman Island

-By Dan Murphy Codman Island — the small triangular garden at Charles and Beacon streets — has a long history of accidents involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists, but the city is now taking steps to remedy this problem. On. Dec. 17, 2010, Boston Transportation Department (BTD) Commissioner Tom Tinlin and other city officials toured...

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Year in Review

January 4, 2011
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Year in Review

On Jan. 4, Felix G. Arroyo was sworn in as a Boston city councilor at-large. On Jan. 30, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) held its 38th Annual Winter Dance at the Mandarin Hotel. In February, the MBTA board of directors approved $10.3 million in accessibility improvements to the Science Park/West End Station. In...

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