Police Briefs 10-25-2016

October 28, 2016
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Beaocn Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Breaking and Entering – Residence 10/14/16 – A Hancock Street resident reports unknown person(s) entered his apartment between 8:40 a.m. and 4:50 p.m. There were no signs of forced entry, but the suspect(s) stole a bicycle, laptop and charger, numerous watches and jewelry and bankcards. Detectives...

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Why I Am Yes on 2

October 28, 2016
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By Marty Walz If all you know about Question 2, the ballot question that would lift the cap on public charter schools, is what you’ve seen on TV – chances are good you’re confused about how to vote. As the author of the current charter school law when I was a state Representative and...

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Have A Safe and Happy Halloween

October 28, 2016
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Halloween will be observed this Monday, and that means that  scores of children and others will be roaming our streets during the early-evening hours as they go about their ritual of trick-or-treating in our neighborhoods. It is up to each one of us to be extra-observant if we are operating a  motor vehicle during...

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Horses in Back Bay

October 21, 2016
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Horses in Back Bay

Leonora Hailer enjoys a horse ride as her mother, Maureen, looks on at the 50th Annual John Winthrop School Street Fair that was held last Saturday.

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Anne Brooke,Former FOPG Chair,Succumbs to Illness

October 21, 2016
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Anne Brooke,Former FOPG Chair,Succumbs to Illness

Anne Brooke who was the Chair of the Board of the Friends of the Public Garden for the past four years up until June 2016, has passed away on October 13 after a lengthy illness. She resided with her husband Peter in the Back Bay. As Chair of  The Friends of the Public Garden,...

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Charles St Clean-Up Set for Wednesday

October 21, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Joint Charles Street Committee is spearheading a fall clean up on Wednesday, Oct. 19, to not only beautify the street, but also to raise awareness of its tree-pits. “We want residents to get involved and adopt a tree-pit, and for businesses to become stewards of the tree-pits in front of...

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Fundraiser Aims to Call Attention to Gas Leaks

October 21, 2016
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By Dan Murphy An upcoming fundraising event at Hampshire House intends to bring the issue of natural-gas leaks throughout Massachusetts to the forefront. Ania Camargo, who is heading the statewide gas-leak campaign for Mothers Out Front, which she describes as a  “grassroots movement made up of mothers, grandmothers and other caregivers who care passionately...

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Downtown View:A Poligrip Ad: Is this Us?

October 21, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Some pundits investigate the culture of America though our political system, which shows us as basically nuts. I prefer advertisements—television advertisements during the 6:30 evening news to be exact. I watch those shows because I expect them to be fairly neutral in coverage. Fox News is out of the question—all...

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BHCA Community Corner

October 21, 2016
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Our Homeless Population Who are they? Boston’s downtown area is home to one of the city’s largest homeless populations, according to the Boston Police Department Street Outreach Team’s semi-annual census. Conducted last summer and winter during the night, officers gather demographic information by conducting interviews with homeless individuals they encounter in parks, garages, alleys,...

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McCarthy Works to Connect Schools Through Creating College and University Engagement Office

October 21, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen In an effort to increase collaboration, communication and partnerships between the colleges and universities, the City of Boston, and various non-profits throughout the city, Councilor Timothy McCarthy is working with the other councilors to create a College and University Engagement Office. The order that was brought forward at the September 28...

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Adoption Made Easier:Baker-Polito Administration Highlight Progress on Regulatory Reform Efforts at the Animal Rescue League of Boston

October 21, 2016
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The Baker-Polito   Admin-istration highlighted significant changes in the state regulations as part of the extensive regulatory review process, at the Animal Rescue League located in the South End, which resulted in improving the lives of shelter animals and increasing space and flexibility for animal shelters around the state. The change in regulations made it...

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Refugee Exhibit Now Going On at Long Wharf

October 21, 2016
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Most Americans do not know what it is like to have to leave your home, your neighborhood and your country and undertake a perilous journey that you do not know what awaits you if you are lucky enough to survive the crossing. However, for more than 65 million people in places like South Sudan,...

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Historic New England Raises Funds to Support New England History

October 21, 2016
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Historic New England hosted “A Century on The Hill” on Sept. 30, with Committee Co-chairs Joan and Ernst Berndt, Karen and Warren McFarlan, and Gina and Steve White. Beacon Hill residents Joan and Ernst Berndt served as co-chairs of the event and welcomed more than 100 guests to the historic Otis House for an...

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Police Briefs 10-18-2016

October 21, 2016
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Robbery 10/02/16 – A victim walked into District A-1 headquarters on Oct. 9 to report he was robbed at gunpoint on Oct. 2 at around 2:30 p.m. The victim further stated he didn’t call 911 to report it at the time. Three suspects pointed a handgun...

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Letter to the Editor

October 21, 2016
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‘What ever happened to  affordable housing?’ Years ago, I wrote an article about affordable housing, or lack thereof, in the City of Boston. Now, 14 years later, I’m still wondering, “What ever happened to affordable housing?” “Luxury Condos” are going up everywhere. Here on the West End, we were told that residents “requested” more...

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Sad State of America

October 21, 2016
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We know we join with all of our fellow Boston-area citizens in praying for the speedy recovery of East Boston police officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris, as well as the two year-old Roxbury girl, who were shot this past week in separate incidents. The East Boston police officers were responding to a domestic...

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Polo in Boston

October 14, 2016
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Polo in Boston

Players competed on the open field, muddy and wet, making control of the ball difficult at times during Boston’s inaugural Polo team match against New York on Sunday, Oct. 2, in Georgetown. Players from the neighborhood hope to get Boston on the map as a competitive polo city. Boston lost its opening match, 9-11,...

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“Cook with a Fire in Her Soul” at the BHWF Tonight

October 14, 2016
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“Cook with a Fire in Her Soul” at the BHWF Tonight

By Kathy Hull Tonight, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) welcomes Azita Bina-Seibel, one of Boston’s top chefs and restauranteurs, for her talk “Cooking: The Recipe for Success.”  Included in Esquire’s “Female Universe of Culinary Bostonians,” Ms. Bina-Seibel is co-owner of the Beacon Hill gems LaLa Rokh and Bin 26 Enoteca.  She cultivated her...

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Florina Pizzeria Gets Nod for License Transfer

October 14, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday not to oppose the transfer of a conditional-use permit from the former Derne St. Deli to a pizzeria that now occupies the storefront. John Cucinatti, who opened Florina Pizzeria and Paninioteca at the corner of Derne and Temple streets about...

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Downtown View:A Look at the Library

October 14, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Summer has ended. We’re back. The renovations to the 1972 Johnson building at the Central Library are finished. You must see the results. They are scrumptious. It was the former library president, Amy Ryan, whose experience in other parts of the country helped her envision a happier and more serviceable...

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BHCA Community Corner

October 14, 2016
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Membership in the Beacon Hill Civic Association offers many benefits, including the opportunity to meet and connect with neighbors. To that end, the BHCA hosts a monthly gathering at one of the neighborhood’s most popular local watering holes, 75 Chestnut, on the first Monday of every month from 6 pm-8 pm. “Our First Monday...

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‘Canine Promenade’ Returns to the Esplanade Oct 23

October 14, 2016
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On Sunday, Oc. 23, the Esplanade Association, in partnership with Pawsh Boutique, will host their sixth annual “Canine Promenade” on Fiedler Field from noon to 2 p.m. The Promenade is a 1/2‐mile Halloween costume parade around the Esplanade to benefit the park, highlight the park as a resource for dog owners and celebrate the...

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Play Set at Huntington Theatre for City’s Parks and Open Spaces

October 14, 2016
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On Thursday, Oct. 13, guests will have the opportunity to see a performance of “Sunday in the Park with George” at the Huntington Theatre while supporting Boston’s parks and open space. Stephen Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical focuses French post-Impressionist painter and draftsman Georges Seurat and his search for love, inspiration, and “the art of making...

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Boston House Museums Present “Bostonians at Home: Servant Life in Downtown Boston

October 14, 2016
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On Saturday, October 22, three Boston house museums draw on their rich stories and collections to illuminate domestic life in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Otis House Museum, Gibson House Museum, and Nichols House Museum offer a series of special guided tours focusing on servant life at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Tickets are...

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