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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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Mayor Menino joins Downtown North Association for discussion

October 21, 2010
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Mayor Menino joins Downtown North Association for discussion

As the special guest at the Downtown North Association luncheon at the TD Banknorth Garden last Tuesday, Mayor Thomas M. Menino spoke on the prosperous state of the city and the West End area. “Despite the economy, Boston continues to move forward,” Menino said. “We currently have 25 projects underway in the city. By...

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Beacon Hill Garden Club PR chair offers firewood tips to neighbors

October 21, 2010
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With winter soon upon us, Ginger Lawrence, public relations chair of the Beacon Hill Garden Club, wants to remind neighbors that firewood can carry insects and diseases that kill trees. While restrictions are now in place in other states, including New York, which forbids the transport of firewood from more than 50 miles away...

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MBTA outlines Science Park/West End – Station construction plan and schedule

October 15, 2010
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MBTA outlines Science Park/West End – Station construction plan and schedule

The team behind the MBTA’s $22 million investment in accessibility improvements to the Science Park/West End Station outlined its construction plan and project schedule during a public meeting at the Amy Lowell Apartments last week. According to officials, the primary goal of the project is to bring the station, which was built in 1954,...

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Aliens among us

October 15, 2010
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  I’ve got a secret. We have an illegal alien in our family. She lives outside of Massachusetts—that’s all I’ll say. She is my cousin’s mother-in-law. Call her Mary. My cousin’s wife was born outside the U.S. but is now an American citizen. Mary came legally to visit her daughter. She stayed. My cousin’s...

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A vibrant meeting on the viability of Charles Street

October 15, 2010
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By Stephen Quigley The economic viability of the Charles Street business community dominated discussion at the joint Charles Street Committee meeting at the Mt. Vernon Street Firehouse on Thursday night. The meeting that was a collaboration between the Beacon Hill Business Association (BHBA) and the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) drew more than a...

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Task Force unveils alternatives for reconfiguring Longfellow Bridge

October 15, 2010
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The Longfellow Bridge Task Force unveiled several alternatives for reconfiguring the structure to better accommodate all pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists Wednesday at a public meeting at the Shriners Hospital auditorium. At that time, members of the Task Force, which was convened by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) in June, outlined three alternatives for...

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Budding artists at work

October 7, 2010
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Budding artists at work

Chloe Atkinson, age 8, and her mom, Tess of Beacon Hill, paint their masterpieces in the Public Garden after attending a free Landscape Watercolor Painting Workshop, which was presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and sponsored by Blick Art Supplies. (Lauren Patrick photo)

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