Monthly Archives: November 2016

Councilors Start Looking at Parking Meter Rates

November 4, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Parking in the city of Boston continues to draw sharp criticism from both people who argue that the city needs more parking and those who think it needs less. At the hearing to discuss parking in the City of Boston that was at the City Council held on October 18, the...

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Early Voting is a Success in Boston

November 4, 2016
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By John Lynds According to Mayor Martin Walsh and elections officials the city’s new early voting program has exceeded expectations. “Ensuring all Boston voters are able to vote conveniently, and on their own schedule, is paramount to ensuring voter turnout,” said Mayor Walsh. “Voting is core to our democracy, and I encourage Boston voters...

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BHCA Community Corner

November 4, 2016
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Another Halloween has passed What makes Halloween on Beacon Hill so special is more than the hoards of trick or treaters, colorful and lavish door and window decorations, and scores of visitors on themed walking tours that thrill with spine-chilling stories about the grisly Parkman House murder and terrifying tales of the Boston Strangler....

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Local Group Looks to Raise Awareness of City Gas Leaks

November 4, 2016
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By Dan Murphy With the problem reportedly costing Boston-area consumers $90 million a year as utilities companies routinely bill them for the expense, a group of 350 concerned mothers, grandmothers and other children’s caretakers statewide are now working to bring the issue of natural-gas leaks to the forefront. Ania Camargo, who is leading the...

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Yes on 5 A:Better Boston Holds Fundraiser at the Hampshire House

November 4, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen During a breakfast reception, residents from Beacon Hill and the surrounding neighborhoods gathered together to learn more about the Community Preservation Act for Boston (CPA), during a fundraiser to help promote the November 8, ballot question. Yes on 5 A Better Boston hopes to raise funds to promote residents of the...

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Fashion Design Entrepreneur at BHWF on November 8

November 4, 2016
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By Kathy Hull On Tuesday, November 8, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) welcomes Sara Campbell, founder and creative spirit behind the retail boutiques which bear her name.  An avid sewing-machine whiz by age seven, Ms. Campbell went on to study Design at UCDavis, Art Education at Lesley College, and Textile Arts at Mass...

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City Plans Capital Improvements to Common

November 4, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Boston Parks Department will undertake several capital-improvement projects on the Boston Common in the coming months. Michele Folts, project manager, said the biggest endeavor would be the $3.5 million renovation of Parkman Plaza and the park’s Tremont Street edge, including the redesigning the semi-circular plaza, restoring interior pathways and relocating...

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Police Briefs 11-01-2016

November 4, 2016
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from a Building 10/22/16 – A Charles Street South hotel reported an unknown male suspect stole property from the building between 8:32 and 9 a.m. A surveillance video shows the suspect stealing U.S. currency, a Kindle, bankcards and a suitcase from the front desk and...

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Letter to the Editor

November 4, 2016
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Careless cyclist pose real danger Dear Editor On Wednesday, Oct. 19, at approximately 5:30 p.m., I witnessed a serious accident when a pedestrian, legally in the crosswalk, with the walk light on, was hit by a bicyclist. The cyclist riding west on Cambridge Street ran the red light at the corner of Cambridge and...

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Boston Parents Say No on 2

November 4, 2016
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Mary Battenfeld and Odette Williamson As Boston parents with deep commitments to improving educational opportunities for all children, we oppose ballot Question 2.  This extreme lift of the state charter cap will destroy opportunities for many children, in order to create options for some others. Our children have been Boston Public Schools students since...

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