Monthly Archives: February 2013

Fewer Taxpayers File for Abatements

February 12, 2013
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Despite an increase in prop-erty tax bills and assessed property values for fiscal year 2013 there have been fewer abatements filed so far this year when compared to 2010. The cutoff date to file abatement with the City of Boston’s Accessing Department was February 1 and to date only 2,200 abatements have been filed....

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Two Hill Residents Running for State Representative Seat

February 12, 2013
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Two Beacon Hill residents have announced their candidacies as Democrats in the race for State Rep. Marty Walz’s soon-to-be vacated seat. Jay Livingstone and Nils Tracy will both run for the 8th Suffolk District, which includes the Back Bay and portions of Beacon Hill, the West End and Cambridge. The primary election takes place...

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Police Briefs 02-12-2013

February 12, 2013
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Larceny from Motor Vehicle 01/31/13 – A victim reported he parked his 2010 Land Rover on Beaver Place between 7:15 p.m. on Jan. 30 and 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 31 and unknown person(s) broke the rear driver’s side window and removed an iPad, with the modem and charger, as well as personal papers. Incidents...

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The Art of Fencing

February 5, 2013
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The Art of Fencing

Cody Waterfall, 10 gets a tip from Fencing Instructor Fritz Chang at the Hill House Fencing Clinic.

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The Heavy Winds on Last Wednesday Night

February 5, 2013
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The Heavy Winds on Last Wednesday Night

The heavy winds on last Wednesday night snapped this tree on Branch St. Cleanup crews had removed the tree by Thursday morning.

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61 Hancock St. to Be Before BHCA Zoning

February 5, 2013
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On Feb. 6, the owner      of 61 Hancock Street will appear before the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning & Licensing Committee, to present a proposal that includes changing the legal occupancy of this building from a 20-person lodging house to 7 apartments and 4 rooms. As the applicant states, the property near the corner...

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Myrtle Street Tree Hearing Set for Feb. 21

February 5, 2013
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host a public hearing to discuss the proposed removal of one public shade tree at 81 Myrtle St. on Beacon Hill. The hearing will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 21, in the 3rd floor Conference Room of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department located...

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Rep. Walz Steps Down from Office to Lead Planned Parenthood of Mass.

February 5, 2013
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State Rep. Marty Walz will step down from office in mid-February to assume the role of president and CEO of the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (PPLM). “I’ve loved serving in legislature, but opportunity to lead Planned Parenthood was something I couldn’t pass by, given my passion for women’s healthcare and women’s reproductive rights,”...

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DeLuca’s Market Again Fails to Win Support of Zoning and Licensing Comm.

February 5, 2013
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More than two and a half years after the Charles Street landmark fell prey to a four-alarm fire, DeLuca’s Market has again failed to win the support of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee with its latest plans. The committee voted last Tuesday to oppose granting the zoning relief necessary...

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Thank You, Rep. Walz

February 5, 2013
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We in the 8th Suffolk District have been the recipients of excellent representation in the State House of Representatives.   Rep. Marty Walz, who will be leaving in February, and her predecessor, Rep. Paul Demakis, both have given extraordinary service to their constituents. For too many political office seekers, being in the State Senate or...

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