Suffolk DA Conley’s Top Staff Lead Mandatory Training on Witness Protection

October 14, 2016
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Members of Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s top legal, advocacy, and organizational staff yesterday led prosecutors on a training in use of the state’s Witness Protection Fund to ensure that they have the tools necessary to keep victims, witnesses, and their loved ones safe. Deputy Chief of Staff Catherine Rodriguez, Chief Trial...

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Local Riders, Rancher Hope to Make Boston a Polo City

October 14, 2016
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By Joseph Prezioso Around 30 horses and six riders gathered on a rainy Sunday afternoon, Oct. 2, to take part in the first inaugural Boston Professional Polo Match, with riders hailing from all over the area neighborhoods to play the sport draped in prestige and honor. The match featured Boston taking on their favorite...

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Letter to the Editor

October 14, 2016
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A point of correction on Athenaeum’s D.C. French exhibit Dear Editor: Regarding your recent article announcing the opening of a new exhibit at the Boston Athenaeum on Daniel Chester French, it is important for your readers to know that Daniel Chester French — “one of America’s foremost sculptors of public monuments, best known for...

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News 09/27/2016

September 29, 2016
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Downtown View Infrastructure. Investment. Interesting. By Karen Cord Taylor Throughout the 1990s and into the early 2000s, Boston boldly invested in itself. It cleaned up the harbor, spending $3.8 billion on the Deer Island Treatment Plant alone. It spent from $650 to $850 million, depending on how you count, in state money for the...

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News 09/27/2016

September 29, 2016
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Longfellow Bridge to be closed at nights MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic overnight from Monday, September 26, through Friday, September 30. The bridge will be closed from 11:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM the following morning. The closures are necessary to perform utility work...

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News 09/27/2016

September 29, 2016
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MassDOT installs two pedestrian hybrid beacons to improve pedestrian safety Beacon Hill Times Report The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has installed two new pedestrian hybrid beacons at the intersection of Land Boulevard and Cambridge Parkway in Cambridge, which are intended to improve pedestrian safety in the area. A pedestrian hybrid beacon is designed...

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News 09/27/2016

September 29, 2016
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BHCA COMMUNITY CORNEr For 95 years the Beacon Hill Civic Association has worked to enhance and protect the quality of life for our residents through community building, civic engagement and historic preservation. With this regular column, we’d like to let you know more about what we are doing to accomplish these goals, a little about our past...

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Police Briefs – 09/27/2016

September 29, 2016
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Larceny from Motor Vehicle 09/18/16 – A victim reported the rear window of her 2015 Mini Cooper was smashed while parked on Charles Street between around 8 p.m. on Sept. 17 and 11:26 p.m. the next day. The victim said clothing was stolen from the motor vehicle.  

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Police Briefs – 09/27/2016

September 29, 2016
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Assault and Battery, Disorderly Person 09/18/16 – At approximately 12:26 a.m., a male suspect was arrested at the Park Plaza Hotel for assault and battery and being a disorderly person after an altercation with hotel staff and guests.

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Hill House Pancake Breakfast

September 22, 2016
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Hill House Pancake Breakfast

Maddie Schmieg, Taylor Hauff, Charlie and Amelia Perkins, and Lele and Tattie Gibbs at the Hill House Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 18. The annual breakfast is a way for the Hill House to give back to the community, which supports the institution wholeheartedly. The Hill House also used the event to let the community...

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He Ain’t Heavy

September 22, 2016
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He Ain’t Heavy

Not to be missed is the annual dog show sponsored by the Common Canine, a sub group of the Friends of the Public Garden. Prizes were awarded for such distinctions as smallest, biggest, friendliest and best trick. Left, Ana and her dog Seychellois won for dog and owner who most look alike; also competing were...

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Mean Homeless Age in A-1 is 42

September 22, 2016
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By Dan Murphy In a recent census conducted by the Boston Police of the overnight homeless population in Area A-1 during the summer months, the mean age of those interviewed was approximately 42 years old. Between Aug. 24 and 26, officers under the supervision of Captain Kenneth Fong of Area A-1, along with a...

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King’s Chapel Lectures to Examine Islam

September 22, 2016
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King’s Chapel, through its Adult Religious Education Committee, will sponsor three free evening lectures in October called “Islam beyond the Stereotypes.” This program is offered to interested neighbors as well as the King’s Chapel community to present an informed view of Islam that avoids stereotypes and acknowledges the wide variety of cultural, social and...

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Downtown View:How to Succeed in Downtown Boston

September 22, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor You moved in a couple of weeks ago. Welcome. You’ll love it here. You can walk to everything—work, concerts, shopping, the dentist, the river, the harbor. It’s easy to meet new people because all the downtown neighborhoods have plenty of organizations that are sure to tap into some interest you...

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Pres Debate Gathering at Lala Rokh

September 22, 2016
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Babak Bina, owner of Beacon Hill restaurants Lala Rokh and BIN 26, has an entertaining way for residents to prepare in the hours leading up to the Presidential Debate. Bina invites people to attend a pre-debate gathering “in the neutral zone” at Lala Rokh, 97 Mount Vernon St., on Monday, Sept. 26. Guests can...

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MassDOT Unveils Latest Plans for N Washington St Bridge

September 22, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has unveiled the latest plans for the new North Washington Street Bridge. Miguel Rosales, president and founder of Boston-based Rosales + Partners Transportation Design, is the architect behind the estimated $125-million bridge, which will replace the existing structurally deficient crossing that links City Square in...

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BPMA to Hold Harvest Festival on Oct 20

September 22, 2016
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On Thursday, October 20, the not-for-profit Boston Public Market Association (BPMA) will hold its first annual Harvest Party, a special night for friends and fans of the city’s local food marketplace to savor and sip the best of New England and enjoy live music and engaging experiences, all while supporting the BPMA’s mission-driven work:...

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Second Hackathon Event to take Place,October 1 as Part of HUBweek

September 22, 2016
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The Girl Hackathon, a program founded by Beacon Hill residents to spark a lifelong interest for girls in technology, is hosting its second program at MassChallenge as part of HUBweek on October 1, 2016.  Limited spaces to this free program are still available at https://hubweek.org/events/girl-hackathon/. The Girl Hackathon is a two-hour program that empowers...

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Kate Bell at Home as Councilor Zakim’s New Neighborhood Liaison

September 22, 2016
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By Dan Murphy When she assumed the role of City Councilor Josh Zakim’s neighborhood liaison in July, Kate Bell admits her previous exposure to Beacon Hill and the Back Bay was primarily as a tourist, but she quickly felt at home in his district, which also includes Fenway, Kenmore Square, Mission Hill, Audubon Circle...

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Police Briefs 09-20-2016

September 22, 2016
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny – Shoplifting 09/07/16 – At about 7:19 p.m., a Charles Street boutique store-clerk reported two unknown suspects – a male and a female – came into the store and stole a handbag of unknown value. The suspects fled on foot. Larceny – Purse-snatch  09/10/16 –...

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Letters to the Editor

September 22, 2016
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New students arriving Dear Editor: It is fall on Beacon Hill and time to welcome new residents with some important reminders!  75% of all rental apartments in Boston change hands in early September. So to you, new neighbors – welcome to the wonderful world of Beacon Hill! We hope you are here because you love our...

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Fall Is Here — Make the Most of It

September 22, 2016
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Although those of us who are fortunate to live near the coast may choose the summer as our favorite time of year, fall is the top choice of many of our fellow New Englanders — and a close second for the rest of us — when we are asked what is our favorite season....

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At BHWF on Tuesday, Sept 13

September 15, 2016
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At BHWF on Tuesday, Sept 13

From left: Award-winning newswomen Jadiann Thompson, Emily Rooney and Margery Eagan – each at a different stage of their storied careers – will share their perspectives on life & the 2016 Presidential election coverage during “Sensation Over Substance: The Challenges of Being A Newswoman Today,” which takes place at the UMass Club, 1 Beacon...

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Meeting Held on Improving North Station Transportation

September 15, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The city held a second public meeting at the West End Museum on Wednesday to discuss its “action plan” that intends to improve various modes of transportation accessibility around North Station. “This is not a study,” said Josh Weiland, senior transportation planner for the Boston Redevelopment Authority. “The goal is to...

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