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Victim robbed at knifepoint outside 7-Eleven

November 9, 2010
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A victim was robbed at knifepoint Wednesday night outside 7-Eleven at 66 Charles St., police said. At around 11:30 p.m., Area A-1 officers responded to the area of the convenience store for an armed-robbery report. On arrival, police spoke with a male victim, who stated he had parked his car on Chestnut Street and...

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Beacon Hill, West End voters favor Patrick and other incumbents in mid-term election

November 9, 2010
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Like voters statewide, Beacon Hill and the West End supported Gov. Deval Patrick in the mid-term election last Tuesday. According to the city’s unofficial election results, approximately 60 percent of Beacon Hill voters in Ward 3, Precinct 6 and Ward 5, Precincts 3, 4, 5 and 11 reelected the incumbent Democrat to a second...

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Saturday’s faces on Beacon Hill

November 6, 2010
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Saturday’s faces on Beacon Hill

Some of the activities on Saturday on Beacon Hill included the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s clean-up and Hill House Soccer.  In right photo from left Keeta Gilmore, Janet Terlizzi, Joe Walsh and Bob White are ready to distribute brooms, rakes and bags outside Charles Street Supply.

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Beacon Hill Fall Clean Up Day Saturday, November 6

November 5, 2010
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Before the winter sets in with ice and snow, tomorrow is a time to join your neighbors and friends in cleaning up the neighborhood.  The clean-up program is run by the Beacon Hill Civic Association in conjunction with the Boston Department of Public Works.  Rakes, trash bags and other supplies can be picked up...

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Craigie Bridge traffic change starts Saturday

November 5, 2010
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Traffic heading into Boston from Cambridge over the Craigie Bridge is ending Saturday for at least a month as repairs to the bridge. Traffic will only be allowed over the Craigie Bridge heading out of Boston. The road generally carries about 25,000 cars a day.

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Petruccelli wins impressively

November 3, 2010
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Beacon Hill’s Senator Anthony Petruccelli won an impressive victory in Tuesday’s balloting against his opponent, Republican Frank Addivinola. Petruccelli’s total vote districtwide was 23,670 to Addivinola’s 8,548.

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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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