Monthly Archives: December 2016

Appalachian Mountain Club to Leave Beacon Hill After a Century on Joy Street

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) announced last week it had purchased a new organizational headquarters in Charlestown and will move from its long time Beacon Hill headquarters after nearly 100 years of planting its flag on the Hill. The $13.1 million purchase in Charlestown followed the September sale of AMC’s headquarters...

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Winthrop Square Project Draws Large Crowd Over Shadows

December 16, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen A packed courtroom at the Suffolk Law School laid the stage for the first public meeting held for the proposed tower at 115 Winthrop Square by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) on Monday, December 5. Members of the community voiced their concerns over amending the current Shadow Laws to...

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December Thieves Places First in Storefront Decorating Competition

December 16, 2016
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By Dan Murphy December Thieves was awarded first place Thursday in the annual Charles Street Storefront Decorating Competition. “The contest really shows the diversity of the street and brings something different to the neighborhood,” said Lana Barakat, owner of the boutique at 88 Charles St. Second place went to Sweet Bakery at 75 Charles...

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#FixBigGasLeaks

December 16, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser Last Saturday, members and supporters of Mothers Out Front, a grassroots organization dedicated to addressing climate change, turned to the streets to raise awareness about the estimated 215 methane gas leaks from Boston’s aging pipes. They want National Grid to replace the pipes or fix the leaks because methane, a greenhouse...

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Police Briefs 12-13-2016

December 16, 2016
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Beacon Hill Beat Larceny 12/03/16 – At around 11 p.m., the chef of a Charles Street restaurant reported a waiter stole U.S. currency and a bottle of liquor before fleeing on foot.   Breaking and Entering – Residence 12/04/16 – A Piedmont Street resident reported unknown person(s) entered his residence between 4 and 9:18...

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Trump and the Vote

December 16, 2016
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We love how many of the national commentators and pundits always point out that while Donald Trump won the presidency, he didn’t get the popular vote. Well, it’s clear Donald Trump’s strategy was to reach the 270 electoral votes he needed to become the President of the United States. And that’s what he did,...

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The Winthrop Square Project

December 16, 2016
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Few building projects in recent years have generated the neighborhood outcry like the Winthrop Square Project that proposes a 775-foot tower casting shadows over highly used and very environmentally fragile areas like the Public Garden, Boston Common and Commonwealth Mall. That is why we join our voice with those of the neighborhood groups like...

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Holiday Wassail Party at BHWF

December 12, 2016
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On Tuesday, December 20th, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) will celebrate “A Lively Evening of Merriment” with music and songs of the season. Local jazz singer Lisa Macalaster, founder and former president of the young organization, will lead the sing along, accompanied by Boston conservatory pianist Chris McCarthy. Ms. Paula Stookey will conduct...

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Skating Spectacular

December 9, 2016
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Skating Spectacular

Frog Pond Freddy was escorted out onto the ice in style last Thursday evening, Dec. 1, just prior to the Ice Skating Spectacular. The Skating Club of Boston transformed the Frog Pond into an ice skating stadium for the evening. Numerous amateurs and professionals performed.

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Decorating Days

December 9, 2016
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Decorating Days

Mt. Vernon Street residents David Jones and Allison Ryder hung garlands and greens on more than 100 gas lamps on Sunday for the annual holiday decorating days.

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