Monthly Archives: February 2013

Hatch Shell Home to Impromptu Snowman Contest

February 19, 2013
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Hatch Shell Home to Impromptu Snowman Contest

The Esplanade Association (TEA) joined the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to sponsor an impromptu snowman contest at the Hatch Shell Oval on the Charles River Esplanade last Tuesday, Feb. 12. Winners received tickets to the July 3 Boston Pops rehearsal concert. In the photo: Back Bay residents Sarah Knotts and her mother...

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Charles Street Inn Clears Last Hurdle in Sale

February 19, 2013
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Charles Street Inn Clears Last Hurdle in Sale

After receiving approval for its proposed change of usage, the Charles Street Inn has cleared the last hurdle in its sale and will close its doors on April 16 to make way for short-term rental units, co-owner Louise Venden said. “It’s been a pleasure to run a business in such a fabulous neighborhood, where...

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BRA Approves Suffolk University Academic Building for Somerset St.

February 19, 2013
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Last Thursday, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board unanimously approved Suffolk University’s plans to move forward with a new campus building at 20 Somerset St. that will feature general-use and science classrooms, a light-filled cafeteria/function space and indoor and outdoor lounging areas. The BRA determined that the building is in accord with the university’s...

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BHCA Expresses Concern with Proposed Citywide Arts Festival’s Impact

February 19, 2013
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In a formal letter to event organizers, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) board of directors expressed concern with the potential impact on the Boston Common of  “Outside the Box” – an inaugural citywide arts festival planned for July 12 to 21. Besides four locations on the Common, the proposed festival would bring programming...

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Thank You, Ian

February 19, 2013
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Continuity is the key to success in any endeavor. At Hill House, this principle is all the more important.  At a community and non-profit organization, it is often very easy for very good people to leave very quickly.  Often, their tenure does not last with completion of ideas and programs that they have started...

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“Outside of the Box”

February 19, 2013
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One only has to look at the Boston Common and know that the health of this fragile resource is still in jeopardy.  It was only a few years ago that we heard from members of Friends of the Public Garden, how the earth that the grass grew on was so packed down because of...

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The Cold Temperatures

February 19, 2013
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We were spoiled after last week’s balmy temperatures.  We agree that the Blizzard of 2013 was not much fun especially if you had to do the snow shoveling, but the temperatures last week were enjoyable.  But Sunday and Monday came and back into the deep freeze we went. Of course for many of us,...

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Police Briefs 02-19-2013

February 19, 2013
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Larceny in a Building 02/09/13 – A victim reported that he brought an unknown person back to his Joy Street apartment between 4 and 7 a.m. during the storm. When the victim woke up, the male suspect was gone, along with the victim’s laptop. Incidents Feb. 5 84 Beacon St.  – Larceny, Non-Accessory from...

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The Blizzard of 2013

February 12, 2013
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The Blizzard of 2013

In the  photo the Whitneys, Jordan (left) and Adam get a free ride from their parents Rob and marcy on Charles Street Saturday afternoon.

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Green light for Hancock Street apt. conversion

February 12, 2013
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday not to oppose granting the necessary zoning relief and variances to convert a lodging house at 61 Hancock St. into apartments. David Watson, the applicant and building owner, proposes changing the legal occupancy of the 20-person rooming house to “seven apartments plus...

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