Public Meeting on New Plan for Government Ctr.Garage Set

June 18, 2013
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is currently reviewing a proposal by HYM Investment Group to build a mixed use development on the site of the Government Center Garage. As currently proposed, the project will consist of the construction of six new buildings and the reuse of a portion of the existing parking garage for car...

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BHV to Host Reception for New Residents

June 18, 2013
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Are you new to downtown Boston? Have you lived here a long time and want to make your life more interesting and engaged? Are you 50 years old or older? Do you want to remain in your neighborhood and your own home as you get older? Have you heard about this thing called Beacon...

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Bina-Seibel Returns from Iranian Visit

June 18, 2013
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Upon returning from a recent trip to Iran, Lala Rokh restaurateur Azita Bina-Seibel sat down with the hosts of WBUR’s “Here & Now” radio show last week to discuss her first trip to her native land in half a decade. “I’m even more energized now after not being there for five years,” said Bina-Seibel,...

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West End’s Most Famous Resident Comes Home

June 18, 2013
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Acclaimed actor, author and photographer Leonard Nimoy recently returned to the West End, where he grew up last week. Traveling with his son, Adam, Nimoy visited the West End Museum to shoot footage for a family film and view the current exhibit of photographs from Jules Aarons. According to museum curator Duane Lucia, Nimoy...

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Police Briefs 06-18-2013

June 18, 2013
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Breaking and Entering – Non-Residence 06/04/13  – A Charles Street boutique reports unknown person(s) broke into the store and removed numerous purses and handbags at around 2 a.m. Incidents June 4 103 Charles St.  – Breaking and Entering, Non-Residence, Night – Force June 6 158 Cambridge St. – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene...

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A Literary Honor: Hill Author, Shelly Dickson Carr’s Debut Novel Named Best First Book

June 11, 2013
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A Literary Honor: Hill Author, Shelly Dickson Carr’s Debut Novel Named Best First Book

Beacon Hill resident and writer Shelly Dickson Carr’s debut novel “Ripped: a Jack the Ripper Time-Travel Thriller” was named Best First Book (YA Fiction) at the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Awards last month in New York City. Held at the Astor Ballroom in Times Square, the awards ceremony kicked off Book Expo...

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Eye and Ear Seeks Public Support as It Eyes Expansion for Campus

June 11, 2013
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Massachusetts Ear and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) is seeking the public’s support in securing the state legislation necessary for the proposed expansion of its Boston campus. According to hospital officials, MEEI intends to partner with Meridiam Infrastructure of New York City to build a six-level, approximately 1,000-space garage beneath two at-grade parking lots that the...

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Police Release Video of Man Wanted for Questioning in May 30 Sexual Assault

June 11, 2013
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The Boston Police Department have released a new video and still photos of an individual wanted for questioning in connection to a sexual assault that occurred on Beacon Hill on Thursday, May 30. The video is viewable at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOn3ekALkiM&feature=youtu.be. At about 2:15 p.m., on, May 30, police responded to a call for a sexual...

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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Gives Green Light to New Shop

June 11, 2013
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A gourmet sandwich shop came one step closer to opening on Charles Street on Wednesday when the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted not to oppose granting the necessary permits and variances to the prospective restaurateur. At that time, the applicant outlined his proposal to convert an approximately 500 square-foot...

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Being Proactive is Always a Good Idea

June 11, 2013
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Living on Beacon Hill, one realizes just how close everybody can be. As dawn starts to break there is the natural sound of birds – blue jays, robins, sparrows and even an owl can be heard.  Glancing out the window, the reality hits that the houses and backyards seem to be on top of...

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Police Briefs 06-11-2013

June 11, 2013
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Rape 05/31/13 – A female victim reported she was sexually assaulted entering her Phillips Street residence at around 11:28 p.m. The male suspect fled on foot. Indecent Assault and Battery 05/31/13 – A female victim reported while she was walking on Phillips Street at around 11:30 p.m., a male suspect approached her from behind...

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Running on Water

Running on Water

The Charles River Swimming Club held it’s Fifth Annual Master Swim on June 1. With temperatures in the 90′s, more than 150 people swam more than a mile in the Charles River. The swim started on the River Dock on the Esplanade.

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Livingstone Wins Democratic Primary in 8th Suffolk State Rep. Contest

June 4, 2013
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Livingstone Wins Democratic Primary in 8th Suffolk State Rep. Contest

Beacon Hill resident Jay Livingstone was victorious in last Tuesday’s Democratic primary race for the 8th Suffolk District state representative seat vacated by Marty Walz. Livingstone, a 39-year-old attorney, defeated Josh Dawson, a 30-year-old Back Bay resident who previously served as executive director of State Treasurer Steve Grossman’s campaign committee, in the election for...

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Friends of the Public Garden Held Their Annual Green and White Ball

Friends of the Public Garden Held Their Annual Green and White Ball

Friends of the Public Garden held their annual Green and White Ball on May 17, Shown above from left are: Barbara Hostetter, Katherine O’Keeffe, Alli Achtmeyer, Anne Brooke, Kate Gilbane and Nina Doggett.

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3 Sexual Assaults Reported Last Week

Boston Police have issued a community alert after three women were sexually assaulted on Beacon Hill on Thursday and Friday. The suspect is described by victims as a white male in his early- to mid-20s, with medium build, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall. The suspect has dark chin-length...

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BHCA Zoning to Vote on Two Proposals

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) will vote on two properties and hear about a third at tomorrow’s Zoning and Licensing Committee Meeting, Wednesday, June 5 at 7:30PM at 74 Joy Street. The committee will see a revised dormer plan from 5 West Cedar Street, a proposal for an artisanal sandwich shop “Eva’s” at...

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Be Aware of Your Surroundings

The sexual attacks on three women last week are a major cause for concern by many in our neighborhood.  We just do not expect this type of crime to happen here as it did last Thursday and Friday. We will not attribute this type of crime to living in the city and move on....

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Congratulations Charles River Swimming Club

Perhaps it is growing up in the 70s and hearing the song by Standells, “Love That Dirty Water,” referring to the Charles River, so when David Jaye of the Back Bay mentioned that he was going to take part in a swim five years ago in the Charles River, we were incredulous, remembering the...

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Police Briefs 06-04-2013

Drugs – Possession of a Class D Substance with Intent to Distribute 05/23/13 – At around 10:45a.m., two male suspects were arrested on the Charles Street side of the Boston Common for possession of a Class D substance (marijuana) with intent to distribute. Incidents May 22 130 Myrtle St.  – Motor Vehicle Accident –...

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Civic Association Holds Its 91st Annual Meeting

Civic Association Holds Its 91st Annual Meeting

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) held its 91st annual meeting at the Union Club on Monday. May 20, which drew more than 100 attendees. The meeting included keynote speaker Barbara Shapiro, who discussed her New York Times bestselling novel “The Art Forger,’ as well as the presentation of the 17th annual Beacon Award...

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Beacon Hill Nursery School Graduates… Graduate from College Together!

Beacon Hill Nursery School Graduates… Graduate from College Together!

Beacon Hill resident Chelsea Lennox Karol and former Boston resident Bader Abu Eid graduated from Tufts University on May 19th. Chelsea and Bader have been life-long friends and classmates since graduating from Beacon Hill Nursery School and then Southfield/Dexter school together. Bader went to Belmont Hill High School, and Chelsea to Tabor Academy. They...

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Boston Common Memorial Day Service

Boston Common Memorial Day Service

A special service on Boston Common honored people who died in service to the nation since the Sept. 11 terror attacks. On Thursday, 170 names were read as flags were placed in honor of the dead at the ceremony. Gov. Deval Patrick and other officials and family members attended the ceremony. The event was...

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Congratulations BHCA

The front page story in today’s Beacon Hill Times says it all. For 91 years, the Beacon Hill Civic Association has been watching out for our neighborhood. We may take the quaintness and character of our neighborhood as something that should just exist. But this effort takes dedicated work and perserverance of a committed...

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Police Briefs 05-28-2013

Larceny (Bike) 05/18/13 – At around 3 p.m., a victim reported her gold-and-silver Schwinn mountain bike was stolen from Irving Street, where it was chained to an iron fence. Incidents May 15 84 Beacon St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 27 Ridgeway Lane  – Property – Missing May 16 126 Charles...

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