Living on Beacon Hill, one realizes just how close everybody can be. As dawn starts to break there is the natural sound of birds – blue jays, robins, sparrows and even an owl can be heard. Glancing out the window, the reality hits that the houses and backyards seem to be on top of each other. Roof decks take away any privacy that one might have enjoyed one hundred years ago.
What brings this to mind is the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) is seeking community support in their initial planning process for their expansion.
While the area involved in construction will not directly affect many homes, nonetheless, any construction in our neighborhood does affect us. We will not comment on the plan itself at this juncture, but we do thank the MEEI for being proactive and seeking community input at this stage.
We encourage all interested residents to attend The Beacon Hill Civic Association Traffic and Parking Committee meeting to see the proposal and express their opinion on June 11.
In the end, we live in a quaint but very crowded neighborhood. One remembers the words of Robert Frost, “Good fences make good neighbors.” We thank MEEI for being a good neighbor.