Police Briefs 02-25-2014

February 24, 2014
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Larceny – Shoplifting 02/11/14 – At around 6:50 p.m., a Charles Street boutique reported that a female suspect fled the store with a light blue, button-down shirt, a grey T-shirt and a blue-printed blouse. Incidents Feb. 11 103 Revere St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 49 Charles St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over Cambridge...

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Writers’ Circle

February 18, 2014
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Beacon Hill has it all, we like to think. Its own chiropractor, its own pharmacy, its own chocolate shop. And now, it even has its very own writing group, which is looking for just a few more dedicated members. The brand new Beacon Hill Writing Group held its first-ever meeting this past Wednesday. Its...

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Samantha Goudreau Steps Down from Civic Association

February 18, 2014
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Samantha Goudreau Steps Down from Civic Association

After more than three years on the job, Samantha Goudreau stepped down today as assistant to the executive director of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) to assume the role of public programs and events coordinator for the Rose F. Kennedy Conservancy. Goudreau, a 26-year-old native of Richmond, Vt., graduated from the University of...

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Summer Offers Wide Range of Programs for Local Kids

February 18, 2014
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While winter is still upon us, it’s already time for parents to look past the current school year and begin considering summer alternatives for their children. Boston-area kids can choose from a wide selection of offerings this year, including some half- and extended-day options, but enrollment for the unique programs described below is limited....

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Snow and Cold: A Tough Winter, but We’re up for It

February 18, 2014
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When we were younger, we never truly understood what our grandmother meant when she would say, “It’s been a long, hard winter.” In a child’s world, a big snowstorm meant no school, which would leave us free to go sledding, build igloos in the mounds of snow created by the snow plows, and roam...

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Police Briefs 02-18-2014

February 18, 2014
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Unarmed Robbery 02/04/14 – At around 10 p.m., a female victim reported while she was walking on Pinckney Street, an unknown male suspect came up from behind her and grabbed her Apple iPhone. Incidents Feb. 4  20 Pinckney St. – Robbery – Unarmed – Street Feb. 5 36 River St. – Breaking and Entering,...

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DCR to Explore Reopening of Lee Pool

February 10, 2014
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DCR to Explore Reopening of Lee Pool

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has affirmed its willingness to reopen the Lee Memorial Wading Pool on the Charles River Esplanade, but more than 15 years after the facility’s closure, the timeline for this remains uncertain. “DCR has been meeting with various groups and associations dedicated to promoting use and beautification of...

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Celebrity Snowman

February 10, 2014
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Celebrity Snowman

Last week’s snow brought out the artist in some neighbors. This giant snowman and his tiny companions became Boston’s latest celebrities. Tourists and locals took turns posing while he smiled patiently for the cameras.

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‘Beautify Beacon Hill’ Winter Winners Named

February 10, 2014
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‘Beautify Beacon Hill’ Winter Winners Named

‘The Beacon Hill Civic Association, the Beacon Hill Garden Club and The Beacon Hill Times would like to thank all those who submitted pictures to the “Beautify Beacon Hill Awards” – Winter Session. The submissions demonstrated the exemplary effort many Beacon Hill residents put into their seasonal displays including window boxes, containers, tree pits,...

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Ward 5 Democratic Committee Elects Delegates for State Convention

February 10, 2014
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The Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee held a caucus at the Community Church of Boston on Saturday to elect delegates to represent Democrats in the ward at the 2014 Massachusetts State Democratic Convention, scheduled for June 13 and 14 in Worcester. Female delegates include Pat Amend, Nina Bollag, Fran Burke, Stefane Desmond, Emelia Encallado,...

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Police Briefs 02-11-2014

February 10, 2014
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Larceny – Shoplifting 01/29/14 – At approximately 1:03 p.m., a male suspect was arrested for shoplifting four bottles of Tide detergent from a Charles Street pharmacy. Incidents Jan. 28 Charles Street – Auto Theft Jan. 29 155 Charles St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, Under $50 103 Charles St. – Verbal Dispute Jan. 30 14 Brimmer...

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Girl Scout Cookie Sale

February 3, 2014
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Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Members of Junior Girl Scout Troop 65321 were selling Girl Scout cookies recently in front of Starbucks at the corner of Beacon and Charles Streets. Shown from left are Grace Sanborn, Gwendolyn Tuckett, Holly Sullivan, Ciara King, Georgia Brucato and Troop Leader Cindy Sullivan.

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Dust off Your Skates and Head to the Frog Pond

February 3, 2014
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Dust off Your Skates and Head to the Frog Pond

National Hockey League hopefuls and novice skaters alike are invited to the second annual “Young Friends on Ice” on the Boston Common’s Frog Pond on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Young Friends of the Public Garden in cooperation with the Mayor’s Office and the Boston Parks...

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Comments Sought on Government Ctr. Garage

February 3, 2014
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The state is accepting public comments on the proposed redevelopment of the Government Center Garage until Friday, Feb. 7. Boston-based developer HYM Investment Group LLC intends to raze major portions of the existing 11-story garage to clear the way for six new buildings, including a 528-foot office tower and two residential high-rises, standing 480...

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Nominations Sought for BHCA Board

February 3, 2014
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The Nominating Committee of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) is currently considering nominations to fill openings for new Board members to be elected at the annual meeting in May 2014.  In particular, BHCA is seeking candidates with interest and expertise in Zoning and Licensing, Development and Membership, Special Events Planning, and Public Relations/Communications/Marketing....

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Envisioning Developments That Will Enhance Downtown Living

February 3, 2014
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Reducing negative impacts by keeping a close eye on development in and around Beacon Hill is important to maintaining our historic residential neighborhood…so much so that the community set as its goal urban development that would enhance downtown living as their sixth, and final, aspiration in the 2011 Plan for the Neighborhood. Just how...

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A Warning

February 3, 2014
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The fire that was caused by the careless disposal of a cigarette on  Saturday afternoon in a multi-family building on Massachusetts Avenue. is a warning for all landlords.  The smoke alarms functioned and no one was injured, but the fire caused extensive damage that will keep the building from being inhabited for several months....

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Police Briefs 02-04-2014

February 3, 2014
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Incidents Jan. 22 49 Mt. Vernon St Towed Motor Vehicle Jan. 23 250 Cambridge St. Investigate Person 19 Garden St. Towed Motor Vehicle 54 Cedar Lane Way Harassing Phone Calls Chestnut Street Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over Jan. 24 11 Charles St. Frauds – All Other Jan. 25 41 Irving St. Towed...

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Behind the Glass Windows: A Dream Comes True for Two Best Friends

January 30, 2014
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Behind the Glass Windows: A Dream Comes True for Two Best Friends

Laura Macris and Rebecca Penner are two striking, stylish and business-savvy young women who have helped transform Charles Street into a Mecca for fashion-conscious shoppers. They are the co-owners of Crush Boutique, which they opened in 2007 at 131 Charles Street with a carefully chosen collection of contemporary women’s fashions by both emerging and...

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Karol to Speak at Women’s Forum

January 30, 2014
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Karol to Speak at Women’s Forum

Michelle Karol, author of Ripped, an award-winning Jack the Ripper time travel mystery, will thrill and inspire Beacon Hill Women’s Forum members at their February 4 meeting. Ripped is Karol’s first novel, a young adult thriller published last year under the pen name of Shelley Dickson Carr. Ever since she was ten years old...

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Hill Sees 20% Drop in Crime

January 30, 2014
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Beacon Hill saw an approximate 20-percent decrease in violent and property crimes in 2013 from the previous year. According to Boston Police, 208 Part One crimes were reported in the neighborhood last year, compared with 259 in 2012. No homicides were reported in either year, while the number of rapes and attempted rapes dropped...

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Repeat Rapist Gets 20 Years

January 30, 2014
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The man who robbed and raped a Beacon Hill woman after his release from prison on an earlier sexual assault could die behind bars, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Facing charges of aggravated rape, kidnapping, armed robbery, armed burglary, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, Anthony G. Williams, age...

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Police Briefs 01-28-2014

January 30, 2014
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Jan. 15 65 Martha Road – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 250 Cambridge St. – Verbal Dispute Jan. 16 200 Cambridge St. – Towed Motor Vehicle Charles Park Road – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over Jan. 17 20 Charles St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over Boylston Street    – Violation of the...

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SOX Nation Goes Local

January 21, 2014
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SOX Nation Goes Local

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute pediatric patient Bennett Olson, 9, of Beacon Hill gets his jersey signed by Rubby De La Rosa of the Red Sox on Jan. 11 at the Jimmy Fund’s “New Stars for Young Stars IX” event at Jillian’s Boston. All proceeds from the event benefit adult and pediatric cancer care and research...

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