August is Here

August 7, 2013
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Yes, the days have become noticeably shorter and there has been a chill in the air at night. And when the calendar turns to August, as it has, it’s sort of a signal that the new school year is not that far away and soon another summer will be in the books. But the...

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There is a Boston City Council Race

August 7, 2013
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While all the attention has been given to the Mayor of Boston race, let’s not forget there are Boston City Council at Large and District races as well. Surely, the race to become the City’s top politician deserves top billing but it is important to recognize there are many candidates seeking to serve on...

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Police Briefs 08-06-2013

August 7, 2013
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Larceny in a Building  07/23/13 – A victim reported while she was inside a Charles Street boutique between 5 and 6 p.m., an unknown female suspect stole her cell phone, which was placed on a table in the store. Incidents July 23  Beacon Street       – Violation of the Auto Laws – Refusing to...

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FOPG Offer Tour of Brewer Plaza

July 30, 2013
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FOPG Offer Tour of Brewer Plaza

Friends of the Public Garden is offering the public a tour of its $4 million renovation of the Brewer Fountain Plaza on the Boston Common on Thursday, Aug. 1, beginning at 4 p.m. “This is an opportunity for residents, neighbors and visitors to learn about the transformative project at southeast corner of Common, which...

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BHAC Denies Front Design at 124 Chestnut St.

July 30, 2013
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BHAC Denies  Front Design at 124 Chestnut St.

The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission denied the front-elevation design for a single-family house at 124 Chestnut St. without prejudice at its July 18 hearing, “with direction that the degree of replication be determined for design of the new building,” according to William Young, the city’s assistant director for historic districts. “The Commission directed only...

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Public Garden is a True Gem

July 30, 2013
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Wanting to be outdoors in the summer is not unusual. What makes our walk home or to the office all the more enjoyable in these lazy days of summer is a walk through the Public Garden. The green of the grass, the statues, the flowers, the trees and lagoon are a visual splendor and...

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Police Briefs 07-30-2013

July 30, 2013
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Unarmed Robbery 07/16/13 – A male victim reported while he was walking home at around 10:41p.m., two male suspects approached him at Derne and Hancock streets. One of the suspects said, “This is a robbery. Empty your pockets.” At this time, the victim handed over his sunglasses, a wallet containing a driver’s license, bankcards...

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Strike Out Cancer

July 23, 2013
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Strike Out Cancer

From left: Beacon Hill resident and Jimmy Fund Clinic patient Bennett Olson, 9, with his mom and dad, Noelle Champoux-Olson and Ken Olson, and his sister, Lilly Olson, 11, hang out with Wally at Fenway Park during the “Strike Out Cancer” with the Jimmy Fund Rally. From July 24 through Aug. 7, customers at...

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New Photo of Suspect in Sexual Assault Released

July 23, 2013
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New  Photo of Suspect in Sexual Assault Released

Boston Police have released new photos of a man they think is responsible for the last sexual assault in Beacon Hill and could be connected to other similar assaults that have been occurring in the neighborhood since the spring. Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect wanted for the most...

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New Executive Director at Hill House Starts

July 23, 2013
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The Hill House Community Center recently appointed Lauren Hoops-Schmieg as their new executive director, so we decided to sit down with Lauren in order to find out more about her past experiences as well as her future plans for Hill House. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she earned a B.A....

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Young Friends to Hold Workshop on Healthier Lifestyle

July 23, 2013
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A healthful lifestyle is easier than you might think, and on July 30th you will find out why at the Beacon Hill Civic Association Young Friend’s Health & Exercise Event! The staff from Fitness Together will be at 74 Joy Street to guide members of the Beacon Hill community down the path to better...

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Be Aware of Your Surroundings

July 23, 2013
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In wake of the recent assault in Beacon Hill neighborhood, we urge all our readers to read the list of safety tips provided by the Boston Police Women walking alone in the area should observe the following safety tips: • Always be aware of your surroundings especially at night. When parking or returning to...

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Police Briefs 07-23-2013

July 23, 2013
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 07/13/13 – A Myrtle Street resident reported after returning from vacation, he had trouble with a front door lock. Once inside, he discovered U.S. currency was removed from a deposit bag left on the kitchen table. There was o sign of forced entry at the time of the report....

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Window Washing, the Musical

July 18, 2013
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Window Washing, the Musical

These three window washers displayed a rhythm and seemed to be choreographed as they worked at 360 Newbury Street.

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Looking at the News: Mayor Menino’s Final Backyard BBQ A Testament to His True Legacy

July 18, 2013
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Way down at the furthest tip of Boston on Hyde Park’s Chesterfield Street last Friday, Mayor Tom Menino and 2,000 of his closest friends gathered for the 21st and final backyard BBQ at his home – a backyard BBQ that over the years has become a block party featuring a unique cross between family-friendly...

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Downtown View: Boom Times Need Infrastructure

July 18, 2013
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Boston’s economy is back. People want to live in the city rather than commute from far off places. That’s the recipe for new office and residential development. But are Boston and the Massachusetts legislature ready to make it happen without burdening us with grid-lock and frustration? A new proposal is from the HYM Investment...

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Letter to the Editor

July 18, 2013
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Public Garden left to ‘many caring hands’ Dear Editor: It was pleasing to learn from your excellent report that the readers of TripAdvisor had ranked the Public Garden among the top 10 public parks in America. The article gave a fine description of the Garden and its place as a special oasis in the...

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Police Briefs 07-16-2013

July 18, 2013
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July 1 563 Boylston St. – Vandalism 86 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 75 Boylston St.          Property – Lost 196 Beacon St.           Auto Theft – Other 76 Marlborough St. – Auto Theft – Other July 2 607 Boylston St. – Larceny, Purse-snatch Including No Force, Under $50 249 Newbury St. –...

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Star-Spangled Window Box at the Historic Charles Street Station Post Office

Star-Spangled Window Box at the Historic Charles Street Station Post Office

Susan Birkett, a resident of Charles River Square and a member of the Beacon Hill Garden Club, created a star-spangled window box in honor of Independence Day at the historic Charles Street Station post office. Beacon Hill Garden Club mem­bers, especially Birkett, regularly plant the window box, and the post office staff maintains it.

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Locals Graduate from BLS

Locals Graduate from BLS

Beacon Hill residents Emma Turner and Andrew Zick graduated from Boston Latin School (BLS) on June 10. Turner was a member of the Boston Latin School girls varsi­ty soccer team and the National Honor Society. During the BLS Prize Ceremony, she was awarded The Roy E. Larson Scholarship. Turner is a graduate of The...

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Ross Against Fisher’s Plan on Expansion

July 9, 2013
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City Councilor Mike Ross is opposing Fisher College’s controversial plan to expand student housing in the Back Bay. “Fisher College is a proud institution with a long history, but ultimately, I don’t think increasing residential housing in the Back Bay is a smart move,” said Ross, who is stepping down as District 8 city...

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Public Garden Rated Among Top Parks

Readers using the TripAdvisor Web site have just ranked the top 10 public parks in the United States, and the Boston Public Garden is ranked seventh. The site has posted some of the comments made by those who participated in the survey and the comments about the Public Garden include: “a gorgeous setting”; “very...

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Zoning & Licensing Meets Weds.

Due to the July Fourth Holiday the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning & Licensing Committee has delayed their July meeting until, tomorrow, July 10. The Zoning & Licensing Committee will discuss several properties that are scheduled to appear before the Zoning Board of Appeals in late July. The details on these properties and projects...

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Police Briefs 07-09-2013

Larceny in a Building 06/25/13 – A Charles Street boutique employee reported at around 5:17p.m., an unknown female suspect removed the employee’s iPhone from the cash register counter and left the store. Incidents June 25 15 Pinckney St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 53 Charles St.        - Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over...

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