‘Taste of Alsace’ at the Colonade Hotel

November 16, 2010
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‘Taste of Alsace’ at the Colonade Hotel

Guests gathered at the Colonnade Hotel on Nov. 9 to celebrate all things French with the “Taste of Alsace.” Regional gastronomic specialties were featured from 20 of Boston’s finest restaurants, including the Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro, Sel de la Terre and Market. At left, Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro co-owner Cecilia Rait is...

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BHCA board outlines a list of aspirations for the Hill

November 16, 2010
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) board of directors voted unanimously last Monday to adopt six aspirations outlined in its community plan for the neighborhood. Michelle Vilms, a former BHCA board member and current Planning and Research Committee member, described the community plan as a “living document” that was created following interviews with more...

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Menino shows strength and common sense on crucial issues

November 16, 2010
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Last week, Boston’s mayor showed why he remains relevant after all these years to the vast majority of residents living and working in this city. First, he issued a major statement indicating that he will be going to the State House to argue for health insurance reform for public employees that could save the...

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Police Blotter 11-15-2010

November 16, 2010
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 11/03/10 – Victims reported that an unknown male entered their Joy Street apartment at around 5 a.m. while they were home in the bedroom. One victim stated that he spotted the reflection of the suspect walking around the apartment in a mirror and called 911. The suspect then fled...

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Obituaries 11-15-2010

November 16, 2010
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Disque D. Deane Innovative financier and developer of Starrett City Disque D. Deane died in Boston on Nov. 8. He was 89. Mr. Deane was one of the most innovative and creative financiers on Wall Street. One of his more prestigious accomplishments was his revolutionary approach to sale-leaseback transactions. He was a senior partner...

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Bridge repairs

November 9, 2010
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Bridge repairs

Traffic is shown flowing nicely over the Craigie Street Bridge by the Museum of Science on Saturday morning as construction crews begin to dismantle the old bridge. Saturday began a month of detours for commuters heading from Cambridge to Boston who use this route. Monday morning, first reports from the State Police indicated that...

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White Hen’s sudden departure from Cambridge Street a mystery to landlord

November 9, 2010
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White Hen’s sudden departure from Cambridge Street a mystery to landlord

The closure of the White Hen Pantry at 250 Cambridge St. last Monday came without notice and left many wondering what led to its sudden departure, including the convenience store’s longtime landlord. “We were in negotiations to renew lease, which was up on Dec. 31, when the tenant abruptly chose to...

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Victim robbed at knifepoint outside 7-Eleven

November 9, 2010
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A victim was robbed at knifepoint Wednesday night outside 7-Eleven at 66 Charles St., police said. At around 11:30 p.m., Area A-1 officers responded to the area of the convenience store for an armed-robbery report. On arrival, police spoke with a male victim, who stated he had parked his car on Chestnut Street and...

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Beacon Hill, West End voters favor Patrick and other incumbents in mid-term election

November 9, 2010
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Like voters statewide, Beacon Hill and the West End supported Gov. Deval Patrick in the mid-term election last Tuesday. According to the city’s unofficial election results, approximately 60 percent of Beacon Hill voters in Ward 3, Precinct 6 and Ward 5, Precincts 3, 4, 5 and 11 reelected the incumbent Democrat to a second...

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The election

November 9, 2010
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Representative Marty Walz and State Senator Anthony Petruccelli who both faced opponents in last week’s election and both won resounding victories. Both Walz and Petruccelli were the recipients of solid election victories because they are highly visible, pro-active, hard-working and respond to the call every time for Hill residents – almost without exception. We...

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Craigie Bridge repairs

November 9, 2010
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First traffic reports Monday morning indicated that the closure to incoming traffic into Boston from Cambridge over the Craigie Bridge was not the end of the world. The State Police reported normal traffic flows in and around the area, which, all things considered, was a miracle. Officials are urging those who use the route...

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The Esplanade Play Space

November 9, 2010
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The Department of Conservation and Recreation plans for a Esplanade Play Space for five- to 12-year-olds were released last week. The drawings and architect’s sketches of the proposed play space reveal the physical wonderland for kids to be situated on 10,000 square feet of land. The $1.5 million cost for the play space is...

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Arrest Report 11-08-2010

November 9, 2010
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Larceny from Motor Vehicle 10/26/10 – A victim reported unknown person(s) broke the left rear side window of his 2009 Nissan Altima, which was parked on Revere Street, and stole a laptop and computer bag. Vandalism 10/28/10 – A security guard at the Boston Common garage on Charles Street reported unknown person(s) broke the...

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Obituaries 11-08-2010

November 9, 2010
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Sheila Joan Herbert Boston resident early and late in life Sheila Herbert died on July 7, 2010, at the age of 81. A Boston resident both early and late in life, she spent the majority of her adult years living and working in New York City. Ms. Herbert was born on June 29, 1929,...

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Saturday’s faces on Beacon Hill

November 6, 2010
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Saturday’s faces on Beacon Hill

Some of the activities on Saturday on Beacon Hill included the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s clean-up and Hill House Soccer.  In right photo from left Keeta Gilmore, Janet Terlizzi, Joe Walsh and Bob White are ready to distribute brooms, rakes and bags outside Charles Street Supply.

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Beacon Hill Fall Clean Up Day Saturday, November 6

November 5, 2010
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Before the winter sets in with ice and snow, tomorrow is a time to join your neighbors and friends in cleaning up the neighborhood.  The clean-up program is run by the Beacon Hill Civic Association in conjunction with the Boston Department of Public Works.  Rakes, trash bags and other supplies can be picked up...

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Craigie Bridge traffic change starts Saturday

November 5, 2010
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Traffic heading into Boston from Cambridge over the Craigie Bridge is ending Saturday for at least a month as repairs to the bridge. Traffic will only be allowed over the Craigie Bridge heading out of Boston. The road generally carries about 25,000 cars a day.

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Petruccelli wins impressively

November 3, 2010
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Beacon Hill’s Senator Anthony Petruccelli won an impressive victory in Tuesday’s balloting against his opponent, Republican Frank Addivinola. Petruccelli’s total vote districtwide was 23,670 to Addivinola’s 8,548.

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Walz wins another term

November 3, 2010
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Representative Marty Walz defeated Brad Marston by a wide margin in balloting today. Walz won 77% of the vote. Unofficial results show Walz with 9148 and Marston with 2669. In addition, she received 1704 in Beacon Hill to Marston’s 745. Her victory party is being held at Deux Ave on Massachusetts Avenue.

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BBGC funds planting of new willow trees

November 2, 2010
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BBGC funds planting of new willow trees

The Esplanade Association’s Executive Director Sylvia Salas and Chair Margo Newman, from the left, accepted a check from the Beacon Hill Garden Club for $7,200 to plant new willow trees around Otis Grove on the Esplanade. Garden Club President Trudi Fondren and horticulture chair Marty Keating presented the check last week.

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DCR gives public first glimpse of proposed Esplanade Playspace

November 2, 2010
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DCR gives public first glimpse of proposed Esplanade Playspace

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) sponsored the first public meeting at the State Transportation Building last week to vet the proposed Esplanade Playspace. According to Joe Orfant, chief of the DCR’s Bureau of Planning and Resource Protection, members of the non-profit Friends of the Esplanade Playspace approached the agency nearly two years...

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Craigie repairs will ramp up Nov. 6

November 2, 2010
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If you think the morning commute using the Craigie Drawbridge into Boston is bad now, just wait until November 6. That is when the dismantling and reconstruction of the old bridge will start in earnest and the 45,000 cars and motorists that use this route can expect detours, confusion and traffic jams. This was...

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Get out and vote

November 2, 2010
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The election is upon us. Go out and do your duty. Do it in the knowledge that things in this nation and in this state must change. Understand that whomever you choose to vote for in this election, the winner will not be panacea for everything that is wrong with the economy. Nor will...

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Woman with mental issues threatens to blow up State House

October 28, 2010
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Wednesday morning, the State Police reported that an apparently mentally unstable woman threatened to blow up the State House. The woman allegedly called Boston Police and told them she was walking with a bomb up to the State House. Boston Police notified the State Police, who searched for the suspect, located her and ultimately...

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