The Occupiers of Boston

December 6, 2011
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The protesters in Dewey Square have been put on notice by the city that their days might very well be numbered. With the onset of winter – and temperatures about to drop – the protesters will be hard pressed to struggle through the difficulties imposed upon by the New England winter. The city has...

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Police Briefs 12-06-2011

December 6, 2011
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Larceny from Motor Vehicle 11/22/11 – A victim reported his 2006 Acura 32 TL had its right rear window broken and a laptop, touch pad and computer accessories were removed from the vehicle between 6:20 and 1 p.m.  The car was parked on Charles Street. Larceny from Motor Vehicle 11/24/11 – A victim reported...

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He Beat a Conservative Republican to Get His Real Start in Congress

December 5, 2011
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In 1980, Barney Frank defeated conservative Republican Congresswoman Margaret Heckler decisively. Heckler, an 8 term Republican did not believe she could lose. After all, she confided to me, “I have all the veterans. I have this wonderful family of mine to roll out for all to see and Barney Frank is just a fat,...

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The Green Room Offers Unique, Customized Hair Care

December 2, 2011
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The Green Room Offers Unique, Customized Hair Care

Passersby walking down River Street could easily overlook The Green Room, but the salon’s owner and sole hairdresser believes its small storefront is conducive to offering each patron a truly unique and customized experience. “I like working by myself and think should be very intimate and personal. That gets lost in...

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Eleanor Score: an Artist with Her Own Vocabulary

December 2, 2011
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Eleanor Score: an Artist with Her Own Vocabulary

Color, it’s all about the color. Eleanor Scores paintings are full of life, energy and a beautiful sense of color that is a pure expression of her joie de vivre. She lives her art. As a longtime resident of Beacon Hill and Provincetown, Eleanor reflects both city life and the seaside with a freshness...

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Nichols House Museum Announces a Festive 2011 Holiday Schedule

December 2, 2011
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Nichols House Museum Announces a Festive 2011 Holiday Schedule

What are some of the traditions that make for festive holidays on Beacon Hill? The Nichols House Museum, located at 55 Mount Vernon St. on Beacon Hill, has some suggestions with its seasonal offerings that have proved popular and much anticipated throughout the year. These include themed holiday decorations, the Beacon Hill Bell Ringers’...

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Downtown View: It Takes a Village

December 2, 2011
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That’s what our streetside litter basket has required. Some readers may remember that in June the city installed a mesh litter basket on the lamp post in front of our house at my request. It was an experiment. Would our sidewalk and tree pit be free of cups, crumpled paper and those little plastic...

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Charles Street Market Owner Buys Beacon Hill Market

November 23, 2011
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Charles Street Market Owner Buys Beacon Hill Market

The owner of Charles Street Market has purchased the Beacon Hill Market at 55 Anderson St. Tracy L. Hollander bought the market from Victor and Dee Patel, the husband and wife who have owned the convenience store since 2006. The Patels have relocated to Queens N.Y., where they will own and operate the Winchester...

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A Little Touch of Color

November 23, 2011
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A Little Touch of Color

Brilliant leaves seen from the Longfellow Bridge help brighten the view of the Mass. Eye and Ear and The Liberty Hotel on a grey November morning.

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Proposed Shuttering of State House Post Office Draws Fiery Public Response

November 23, 2011
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Nearly 50 Beacon Hill residents and State House employees were on hand last week at a public meeting to oppose shuttering the post office at the state capitol. According to United States Postal Service (USPS) spokesman Dennis Tarmey, The State Office branch is among the 31 postal outlets being evaluated for “possible discontinuance” out...

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Police Briefs 11-22-2011

November 23, 2011
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Larceny in a Building 11/08/11 – A Charles Street restaurant/bar owner reported that U.S. currency went missing from a cash box and a second cash box was removed from the establishment between 1 and 11:30 a.m. There was no sign of forced entry. Larceny from Motor Vehicle 11/08/11 – A victim reported that she...

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Thanksgiving 2011

November 23, 2011
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The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and we begin to wonder – where has the year gone and my, isn’t it flying by? What has it brought us and do we have anything to give thanks for? For those of you reading this, you should be grateful for having been given another year of...

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November Sunset

November 15, 2011
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November Sunset

A view of the Longfellow Bridge from the eighth floor of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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The in Crowd

November 15, 2011
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As was the case throughout the city, Beacon Hill and West End voters favored the four incumbent candidates for city councilor at-large in last Tuesday’s election. According to the city’s unofficial election results, Ayanna Pressley topped the polls in both neighborhoods, garnering approximately 23 percent of ballots cast in Beacon Hill (Ward 3, Precinct...

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The Hidden Story of the Science Park/West End T-stop Restoration

November 15, 2011
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Ten years ago, the only means of reaching the tracks of the Green Line’s “Science Park/West End” Station, on a historic viaduct was an exhausting climb of three sets of stairs. It presented a serious challenge for the handicapped, the elderly and mothers with children in strollers living in the nearby buildings of Boston’s...

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Election Results

November 15, 2011
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Last week’s citywide election results prove that the times are changing and that the electorate is changing with them. The top two vote-getters in the citywide At-Large race were Ayanna Pressley and Felix Arroyo, two incumbents with extremely varied constituencies throughout the city. Although topping the ticket or coming in second in balloting doesn’t...

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Police Briefs 11-15-2011

November 15, 2011
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Larceny/Shoplifting 11’03/11 – A male suspect was arrested for shoplifting items from a Charles Street hardware store at around 11:15 a.m. Larceny/Shoplifting 11/04/11 – A Charles Street jewelry store reported that an unknown male suspect stole a ring at around 4:30 p.m. OTHER INCIDENTS Nov. 1 180 Cambridge St., Motor Vehicle Recovered in Boston...

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Esplanade Playspace Opens to Help Boston Fight Childhood Obesity

November 8, 2011
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Esplanade Playspace Opens to Help Boston Fight Childhood Obesity

Beacon Hill’s new 10,000 square-foot Esplanade Playspace is as exciting to the doctors as it is to the kids; experts say the park will play a leading role in helping Boston fight childhood obesity. Until now, 5-to 12-year-olds in Beacon Hill, Back Bay and the West End have not had a designated space to...

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Involvement Key to Bullying Prevention

November 8, 2011
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Involvement Key to Bullying  Prevention

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, more than 50 parents, teachers and members of the Greater Boston community gathered at the Kingsley Montessori School to learn more about the problem of bullying and cyber-bullying in schools which has received increased media attention in recent years.  As we have come to know, this is a serious issue,...

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Get Out and Vote

November 8, 2011
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Today is Election Day and if you are a registered voter you should get out to vote. Although no political positions directly representing Beacon Hill, Back Bay and the North End are being contested, Tuesday’s municipal election features a very hotly contested At-Large City Council race. Beacon Hill’s city council representatives, District 8’s Mike...

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The Turning Back of the Clocks

November 8, 2011
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This weekend marked the turning back of our clocks one hour as all of us know. That one hour taken away causes the sunset in the weeks to come near to 4:30 p.m. – a truly ungodly hour for a sunset. What’s worse is the hour of sunrise. At this point in time, we...

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Police Briefs 11-08-2011

November 8, 2011
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 10/26/11 – A Pinckney Street resident reported that unknown person(s) broke his front glass entryway window between 3 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. No property was known missing at the time of the report. Vandalism 10/27/11 – A victim reported that his 2000 Ford Focus was parked on Charles Street,...

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Street Scene

November 1, 2011
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Street Scene

A street musician delights a young listener at the Charles/MGH MBTA station.

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Councilor At-large Candidates Engage in Lively Forum on Citywide Issues, Personal Priorities

November 1, 2011
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Councilor At-large Candidates Engage in Lively Forum on Citywide Issues, Personal Priorities

The seven candidates vying for four at-large city council seats took the center stage last week during a lively forum at the Park Street School that highlighted their positions on major issues now facing the city, as well as their priorities if elected. The incumbents – current City Council President Stephen Murphy and Councilors...

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