Police Briefs 10-23-2012

October 23, 2012
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Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon  10/14/12 – A male suspect was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a male victim on Charles Street at around 1:45 a.m. The suspect and another male were involved in an argument with the victim, at which time, the suspect began to punch...

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Attention To Detail

October 16, 2012
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Attention To Detail

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER The doorway in last week’s clue is on 130 Chestnut Street. It was designed by architects Richardson, Barott, and Richardson and constructed in 1916. The building permit states that the original access to this home’s roof was by means of a scuttle – like the hatch on a ship. Do you have a...

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Design Team Unveils Skatepark Plans

October 16, 2012
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Design Team Unveils Skatepark Plans

The team behind the Charles River Skatepark unveiled the latest plans for the $2.5 million skateboarding facility Wednesday at the Boston Public Library. The proposed 40,000 square-foot skatepark will be located beneath the ramps of the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge at the North Point Park in East Cambridge. The facility, which will...

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Window Box Contest Recognizes Neighborhood’s ‘green Thumbs’

October 16, 2012
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One of the most prominent features of Beacon Hill, besides the ornate architecture and leaded glass windows, is the radiant flowers, shrubbery and trees of every color and shape that embellish the brick sidewalks so elegantly. The Beacon Hill Civic Association and the Beacon Hill Garden Club celebrated their 54th Annual Window Box Contest...

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Public Invited to Oct. 16 Meeting on Park St. School’s Proposed Expansion

October 16, 2012
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) will join Park Street School officials Oct. 16 for an informal meeting to vet the school’s proposed expansion into the adjacent building at 124 Chestnut St. The school, located at 67 Brimmer St., intends to purchase and renovate the adjoining residential building to “provide more space for current...

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Walz Joins National Task Force to Forge Consensus on School Disciplinary Policies

October 16, 2012
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State Rep. Marty Walz recently joined with more than 100 policymakers, national experts, educators, law enforcement and court officials, students, parents and other stakeholders committed to improving school disciplinary policies. The diverse, bipartisan national group, convened by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, commenced work on recommendations for approaches to school discipline...

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Voting on Question 2

October 16, 2012
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Beacon Hill residents voting on November 6 will have the option to vote for or against a ballot measure regarding physician prescribed and assisted suicide. It is, obviously, an important ballot question as it goes to the core of how we view life and what we are prepared to do to stop unnecessary suffering...

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A Safe Neighborhood

October 16, 2012
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A recent reading of the statistical analysis of crimes committed in Boston by the Boston Police Department reveals that overall crime on Beacon Hill has again dropped, and dramatically. Violent crimes and property crimes declined by 15-percent compared with the same timeframe last year. There were no homicides and one rape. Residential burglaries were...

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Police Briefs 10-16-2012

October 16, 2012
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Assault and Battery  10/06/12 – A Charles Street liquor store reported an unknown intoxicated male suspect entered the store at around 8:58 p.m. and requested that the clerk open a bottle of wine for him. The clerk recognized that the bottle was stolen from another local store, and a brief struggle ensued; the suspect...

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St. Cecilia’s Parish Honored with Preservation Achievement Award

October 9, 2012
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St. Cecilia’s Parish Honored with Preservation Achievement Award

St. Cecilia’s Parish received an award for Rehabilitation/Restoration of a Religious Property during the October 3rd, 2012 Preservation Achievement Awards.  Pastor Reverend John Unni proudly accepted the certificate from the Boston Preservation Alliance at the Paramount Center, Boston. During the rehabilitation, the Parish House was demolished, but the original foundation was preserved. The interior...

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Collections Inventory Commences at the Nichols House Museum

October 9, 2012
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Collections Inventory Commences at the Nichols House Museum

An important part of a museum’s mission is to preserve its collection, whether it be of fine art or dinosaur bones, for future generations’ study and enjoyment. This month, the Nichols House Museum began an important part of the ongoing preservation process—the collection inventory. Led by Assistant to the Director Ashley Jahrling and Boston-area...

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Greening Your Historic Home

October 9, 2012
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Greening Your Historic Home

For many people, “going green” sounds like a tedious chore which requires plenty of out-of-pocket expenses. Fortunately, it’s a lot easier than it sounds and every small effort makes a difference. One of the first steps towards a cleaner, safer planet starts at home. If you’ve ever wished to maintain your historic Beacon Hill...

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Meet Local Police at the Firehouse Next Week

October 9, 2012
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Beacon Hill residents are again invited to make the acquaintance of local law enforcement at another informal “meet and greet” sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Safety Committee. “It’s a chance to get to know everyone in the neighborhood,” Captain Tom Lee. “I’m sure they’ll have concerns, and that’s why I’m doing...

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Of Canines and Things

October 9, 2012
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A few months ago, the state enacted a new law to modernize animal-control laws, which includes the first statewide rules for tethering canines. The bill signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick is especially aimed at those who are convicted of cruelty to animals. The law also bans a person from keeping a dog...

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Police Briefs 09-10-2012

October 9, 2012
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Larceny in a Building 09/26/12 – A male suspect was arrested in a River Street building at around 10:30 a.m. for larceny in a building of a bicycle. Breaking and Entering – Residence 09/26/12 – A Joy Street resident reported unknown person(s) entered his apartment and removed clothing and the apartment key sometime between...

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Moon Dance Gala

October 2, 2012
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Moon Dance Gala

More than 400 people attended The Esplanade Association’s Moon Dance Gala on Saturday night. The event took place under a tent on the Esplanade.

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Plans Underway for BHCA Winter Dance

October 2, 2012
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Plans Underway for BHCA Winter Dance

It was early afternoon on Mt. Vernon St., following an early snowstorm. The leaves had not yet shivered off the branches and onto the quiet road, which was covered in mountains of snow. In front of Suffolk Law School was a puddle that pooled into a dip in the cobblestones. This seldom publicized image...

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Beacon Hill Sees Drop in Crime

October 2, 2012
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Beacon Hill has seen a 15-percent decrease in violent and property crimes to date in 2012, compared with the same timeframe last year, according to Boston Police. Between January and August of this year, 143 incidents of Part One crime were reported in the neighborhood as opposed to 179 in 2011. No homicides were...

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Improvements Planned for Storrow Drive

October 2, 2012
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The Department of Conser-vation and Recreation (DCR) unveiled plans for its approximately $3.1 million roadway and tunnel improvements project to Storrow Drive last week. According to DCR officials, construction will commence next month and is slated for completion in April, depending on the weather. Work hours will be from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.,...

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New Director at Beacon Hill Village Brings Experience to Helping Seniors

October 2, 2012
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When older adults and seniors live by themselves, it’s easy to become complacent and set in their schedules. Maybe they wake at a specific time to watch their morning program on TV, with a cup of tea in one hand and a newspaper on the kitchen table. Laura Connors, Executive Director at Beacon Hill...

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Columbus Day

October 2, 2012
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Monday the 8this the annual celebration of Columbus Day – which commemorates the achievements of Christopher Columbus, chief among them, the discovery of America. No 15thCentury explorer matched the heroism and daring that Christopher Çolumbus brought onto the world stage at a time when most people believed the world was flat. He was, according...

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Register to Vote

October 2, 2012
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Massachusetts voters have until October 13, to register to vote. The presidential election coming up in November is among the most important in decades. In order to vote, one must be registered to make themselves heard and felt – as a single vote has great value in our society. We urge all those who...

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‘Ducklings’ Sculptor to Preside over 25th-birthday Celebration in Public Garden on Saturday

September 25, 2012
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‘Ducklings’ Sculptor to Preside over 25th-birthday Celebration in Public Garden on Saturday

The sculptor who brought Mrs. Mallard and her family of aquatic birds from Robert McCloskey’s “Make Way for Ducklings” to life in the Public Garden will preside over a 25th-birthday celebration for the Boston landmark this Saturday. “It’s unbelievable what an important part of Boston has become, Nancy Schön said. “I can’t...

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Neighborhood Favors Helping Charles St. Mkt.

September 25, 2012
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A plan that would enable the Charles Street Market to stay in its current location met with a favorable public response at the Firehouse Wednesday during an informal meeting sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA). Market proprietor Tracy Hollander and Joel Kadis, a partner at Burlington-based Linear Retail Properties, which owns the...

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