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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Remembering Herb Gleason

January 21, 2014
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Remembering Herb Gleason

Herbert “Herb” Parsons Gleason, the city’s former corporation counsel and a Beacon Hill resident since the 1950s, died at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Dec. 9, 2013. He was 85. Born on Oct. 22, 1928, Mr. Gleason was raised in Cohasset, Mass., as the youngest of four children born to Hollis Tidd Gleason,...

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Beacon Hill Gets New Police Captain

January 21, 2014
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Veteran Boston Police officer Kenneth Fong was named to the captain’s post of Area A-1 on Wednesday – less than four months after James Hasson assumed the position. “People living in the district are lucky to have Kenneth Fong as their new captain,” Hasson said of his successor. “He’s very approachable and smart, and...

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Alternative Mobility Choices

January 21, 2014
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Beacon Hill gives residents a head start when it comes to adopting greener lifestyles. It’s a neighborhood whose convenient location and MBTA accessibility spawns walkers and transit users alike; its limited parking spaces often make Zipcars and taxis seem preferable to vehicle ownership. And yet there is much more residents can do to reduce...

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He Had a Dream Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

January 21, 2014
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Despite the countless number of times that we have heard Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches on TV news shows and specials over the past 50 years (okay, we’re revealing how old we are), we never fail to feel a chill run through us when we listen to his words in that distinctive voice and...

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Police Briefs 01-21-2014

January 21, 2014
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Larceny in a Building 01/08/14 – A victim reported that she left her iPhone on the bar at a Charles Street restaurant between 8:15 and 8:45 p.m., and when she returned it was gone. Incidents Jan. 8 20 Charles St.  - Auto Theft 42 Charles St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over...

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Helping To Fight Breast Cancer

January 14, 2014
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Helping To Fight Breast Cancer

During the weekend of Feb. 1, Boston Consignment, located at 238 Highland Ave. in Needham, will donate 10 percent of all sales to support the Ellie Fund, which assists breast-cancer patients and their families. Visit www.elliefund.org for more information. Pictured are Boston Consignment proprietors and former Beacon Hill residents Real and Sheila Roy.

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Golden Named Interim Acting BRA Director

January 14, 2014
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In his inaugural address Mayor Marty Walsh pledged to take an innovative approach when it came to investments in job creation and economic development. This included a plan to restructure the Boston Redevelopment Authority in order to streamline development and spur economic benefits. “I am committed to permitting and licensing reforms that streamline what...

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BHCA Winter Gala Feb. 1

January 14, 2014
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BHCA Winter Gala Feb. 1

Join friends and neighbors to celebrate 92 years of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) and the special neighborhood we all call home at the BHCA’s 42nd Annual Winter Gala, There Is No Place Like Home, Saturday, February 1, 2014. This year’s Gala promises to be like none other!  The BHCA is bringing the...

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Green Living On Beacon Hill

January 14, 2014
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The Beacon Hill community loves its historic gas lamps, brick sidewalks, 18- and 19th century homes and neighborly feel. For decades it has worked to preserve and maintain them. But the community also wants to stay current with the best green practices and technological advances. For that reason, it aspired to integrate green living...

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Walsh Has Full Agenda And He Deserves Our Support

January 14, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has taken over the reins of power at Boston City Hall, and he has set high goals for his administration. These goals are never easy to attain under the best of circumstances, and these are not the best of circumstances. As a new administration, many residents are expecting quick changes,...

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Police Briefs 01-14-2014

January 14, 2014
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Attempted Breaking and Entering – Non-Residence 01/02/14 – At around 1:53 a.m., a male suspect was arrested on Charles Street for the attempted breaking and entering of a sporting goods store that had been targeted on several occasions. Once apprehended, the suspect was found in possession of a brick, which was used to break...

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New England Weather

January 7, 2014
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New England Weather

The Mark Twain adage, “if you don’t like the weather now in New England, just wait a few ominutes,” certainly seems apt as the frigid tempertaures and blizzard on Thursday and Friday gave way to rain on Monday with temperatures making it to the 50′s. But fear not, for the rest of the week...

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Deadline Is Weds. For Beautify Beacon Hill

January 7, 2014
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Tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 8, is the deadline to submit photos of winter window and garden displays for consideration in the first seasonal installment of the “Beautify Beacon Hill Awards.” “We’re trying to get people to decorate throughout the year,” said MaryLee Halpin, executive director of the Beacon Hill Civic Association. “Our hope is that...

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Maeve Westover Closes Career For Newton Country Day Track

January 7, 2014
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Mount Vernon Street resident Maeve Westover, senior co-captain of Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart varsity cross-country team, closed her four-year career hoisting Eastern Independent League and New England Championship trophies. Westover’s team swept the season with a 16-0 overall and a 10-0 league record highlighted with four perfect meets. Westover, who...

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Thank You to All the Volunteers

January 7, 2014
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Maybe we are just getting old. Or maybe we are just too busy. But we are left wondering where did the holiday season go.  No sooner had it started than it seemed to have ended. One reason was that Thanksgiving came late this year. Just remember that two weeks ago it was Christmas Eve...

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Police Briefs 01-07-2014

January 7, 2014
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Incidents Dec. 24 Charles Street- Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage Dec. 26 149 Charles St. – Investigate Person 64 West Cedar St. – Larceny, Other, $50 To $199 Beacon Street  -Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, Under $50 Dec. 27 95 Beacon St. – Investigate Person 42 South Russell St. – Investigate...

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