Polling Locations for Nov. 5 Election

October 29, 2013
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In the city’s Nov. 5 municipal election, Beacon Hill and the West End’s registered voters can cast their ballots at the following polling locations: Ward 3, Precinct 5: Amy Lowell House, 65 Martha Road (The voter entrance for Charles Street Park residents is located in the rear function room, and voting takes place in...

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Don’t Forget to Vote November 5

October 29, 2013
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During the City of Boston municipal primary election and in the final election, the Beacon Hill Times has continuously encouraged residents to make it their business to get out and vote. Two candidates are vying to become Mayor of Boston and eight candidates are attempting to secure Boston City Council At Large seats. Polls...

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Police Briefs 10-29-2013

October 29, 2013
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Larceny – Bicycle 10/18/13 – A victim reports his locked, black, one-speed Motobecane bike was stolen on Charles Street sometime between 10 p.m. on Oct. 17 and 8 a.m. on Oct. 18. Incidents Oct. 17 77 Phillips St.  – Towed Motor Vehicle 50 River St.  – Investigate Person Charles Street  – Larceny, Non-Accessory from...

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Opera Opening Night

October 25, 2013
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Opera Opening Night

Suki and Miguel de Braganca of Beacon Hill attended the opening night of the Boston Lyric Opera Company.

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Rep. Livingstone Resigns Positions on BHCA Bds.

October 25, 2013
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Rep. Livingstone Resigns Positions on BHCA Bds.

State Rep. Jay Livingstone resigned from the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) board of directors and his role as clerk of BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee last week. “I have been honored to serve as a board member of this organization and clerk of the Zoning and Licensing Committee and will always appreciate the...

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Downtown View: A Life Well Lived

October 25, 2013
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Katharine Kane died last week at age 78. She lived in downtown Boston almost all her adult years. If there was a person who showed how one should live a full life, it was Katharine Elizabeth Fitzhugh Daniels Kane. I know her full name and much about her, not because we were good friends,...

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ADA Ramps Application Postponed

October 25, 2013
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The Public Works Department (PDW) opted to postpone its application to construct ADA-compliant ramps at brick and concrete sidewalks within the Historic Beacon Hill District on Thursday, according to Joel Pierce, chairman of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission. The PDW is seeking conceptual approval for conceptual approval of concrete ramps with brick-red, composite tactile-strips....

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At-large City Council Candidates Discuss Parks at Forum

October 25, 2013
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All eight at-large city council candidates gathered in the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse on Oct. 15 for a content rich forum on parks and open space with the Boston Park Advocates. During the same night as the Red Sox ACLS playoff and first mayoral televised debate, more than 75 voters from all neighborhoods attended...

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Hill-o-ween Is Just Around the Corner

October 25, 2013
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The annual Hill-o-ween fundraiser for Hill House is set for October 25 at The Beehive. For those of our readers who maybe unfamiliar, Hill House is a true community resource for all residents.  This organization has become an integral part of what makes living in the city more enjoyable. For our children, Hill House...

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Letters to the Editor

October 25, 2013
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Local constituents support Connolly for mayor Dear Editor: We support John Connolly to be the next mayor of Boston and urge our neighbors to vote for him on Tuesday, Nov. 5. John is well known for his work to improve Boston Public Schools (BPS). He doesn’t just talk about making sure every child in...

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Police Briefs 10-22-2013

October 25, 2013
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From Boston Police Area A-1 COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICE: 617-343-4627 • DRUG UNIT: 617-343-4879 • EMERGENCIES: 911 Breaking and Entering – Residence 10/10/13 – Between 2:30 and 6 p.m., an Anderson Street resident reports unknown person(s) removed U.S. currency, two laptops and an iPad from his apartment.   Incidents Oct. 10 Charles Street  – Motor...

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Private Funds to Beautify Putnam Ave.

October 15, 2013
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Private Funds to Beautify Putnam Ave.

If, as he expects, the public is granted right-of-way access to Putnam Avenue through the imminent settlement of a case currently in the state’s Land Court, a neighborhood business owner proposes to brick and otherwise beautify the walkway between West Cedar and Charles streets. Chris Pederson, proprietor of Charles Street Liquors at 143 Charles...

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Get a Charge at Common

October 15, 2013
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Get a Charge at Common

James Rooney, Executive Director of Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, and Gordon Burnes, local volunteer with the Environmental League of Massachusetts, celebrating the new charging stations for electric vehicles (EV), including Zipcars, in the Boston Common Garage. There are now 16 spaces reserved for electric and hybrid cars on the middle level.

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Lights, Camera and Action

October 15, 2013
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Lights, Camera and Action

Cast and crew were on location at West Cedar and Acorn streets and Joy and Myrtle streets on Friday night filming the pilot for the ABC Family production of “Chasing Life,” which is slated to air in 2014. According to the network’s Web site at www.abcfamily.com, the series stars Italia Ricci as a young...

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Hasson Named to Head A-1 Dept.

October 15, 2013
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James Hasson, a 25-year veteran of the Boston Police Department (BPD), assumed the captain’s post of Area A-1 last week. Hasson, who joined the BPD in 1988, previously served as captain of District E-5, which includes West Roxbury and Roslindale. He was also the shift commander of Area A-1 from 1998 to 2004, at...

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Police Briefs 10-15-2013

October 15, 2013
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Oct. 2 8 Joy St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 75 Hancock St. – Towed Motor Vehicle   Oct. 3 38 Irving St. – Towed Motor Vehicle   Oct. 4 109 Chestnut St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 1 Charles St.         – Larceny, Other, $200 & Over Charles Street – Investigate Property   Oct. 5 35...

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FOPG Making Mall a Greener Thoroughfare

October 11, 2013
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FOPG Making Mall a Greener Thoroughfare

The Friends of the Public Garden has launched a major turf restoration project in the Massachusetts Avenue to Charlesgate block of the Commonwealth Avenue Mall with the goal of transforming the bare, compacted soil into a lush, green lawn once again. The Friends is building upon their recent success in 2011 with restoring the...

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Play Me, I’m Yours: the Street Pianos Boston Festival

October 11, 2013
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Play Me, I’m Yours: the Street Pianos Boston Festival

Wbeimer Tejada tickled the ivories in the courtyard outside of the Yawkey building at Mass. General on a beautiful Sept. 27 afternoon. Tejada had stopped at the Yawkey to get a bite to eat while waiting for a friend. He was drawn to the piano, which is part of a current interactive exhibit. Celebrity...

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Downtown View: The Challenges of Housing

October 11, 2013
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Mayor Menino has set a goal of building 30,000 more units of housing by 2020, even though he won’t be mayor for most of that time. Governor Patrick set a goal last year of building 10,000 new units of multi-family housing during the same time period. So Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School and the...

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Crime Is down on the Hill in ’13

October 11, 2013
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Beacon Hill has seen an approximately 12-precent decrease in violent and property crimes year to date in 2013 as opposed to last year. According to Boston Police, 157 Part One crimes were reported between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2013, compared with 178 during the same timeframe in 2012. No homicides or rapes and...

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Motorcyclist Dies in Storrow Drive Crash

October 11, 2013
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A motorcyclist who crashed on Storrow Drive on Wednesday has died of his injuries, and State Police are investigating the incident, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. The single-vehicle collision took place yesterday at about 2:50 p.m. on Storrow Drive eastbound near the Bowker Overpass. Preliminary evidence suggests that the operator, a...

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Captain Lee Got the Job Done

October 11, 2013
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District A-1 Commanding Officer Captain Thomas Lee did an outstanding job working closely with the residents of the North End/Waterfront community before he decided to take another position as Chief of the Portsmouth, Rhode Island Police Department. During his time in District A-1 the crime rate in the Beacon Hill neighborhood continuously decreased. His...

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Letters to the Editor

October 11, 2013
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Reader pleads for owners to clean up after their dogs Dear Editor: Here we go again. It’s the dog poop issue. Every day as I stroll through Beacon Hill, there are poop bags or poop everywhere. All over Beacon Hill and in fact throughout the city are doggies, small, large, Shepherds, Cocker Spaniels, lots...

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Judge Russo to Be Honored by WEM

October 11, 2013
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On Tuesday Oct. 8, at 7 p.m., the West End Museum,(WEM) located at 150 Staniford St., Suite 7, will host its new honoree for this year’s Italian Heritage Month: Judge Domenic J.F. Russo, the retired First Justice of the East Boston division of the District Court. Each year, the museum recognizes and honors current...

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