Monthly Archives: April 2017

Fight for Light at City Council

April 29, 2017
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Fight for Light at City Council

By Beth Treffeisen A packed Boston City Council Chamber played home to a hearing to discuss a Home Rule Petition on Monday, April 24, to discuss making a one-time exemption to the State laws that govern shadow on the Boston Common and the Public Garden for the developers behind the proposed 775-foot Winthrop Square...

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Esplanade Association to Host 16th Annual Meeting

April 29, 2017
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Esplanade Association to Host 16th Annual Meeting

The Esplanade Association will be hosting it’s 16th Annual Meeting on Tuesday evening, May 2 at the Algonquin Club in Boston. The public is invited to attend the meeting at which the organization will share what they have accomplished over the past year in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and...

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Downtown View:Being Left Out

April 29, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Are you working hard? Paying attention? Being involved? Some people apparently believe you aren’t. You are not worthy of their attention. They are leaving you out. The Boston Water and Sewer Commission is one of the perpetrators. Its recent flyer listed the sites in each neighborhood to which Boston residents...

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BHCA Community Corner

April 29, 2017
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SPRING IS MEMBERSHIP SEASON AT BHCA Along with window boxes overflowing with colorful flowers, spring on Beacon Hill brings a renewed appreciation of the neighborhood’s carefully preserved historic homes, newly-swept brick sidewalks, green play spaces for children and, perhaps most of all, the friendly camaraderie of its residents. Much of this is due to...

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Beacon Hill to Get Improvements in Budget

April 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Thursday, Mayor Martin Walsh released his $2.08 billion five-year capital budget plan. Flanked by his cabinet and elected officials, Walsh made a commitment to start, continue and complete several projects around the Beacon Hill neighborhood. “This Capital Plan prioritizes investments in Boston’s neighborhoods and is a direct reflection of the...

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Organist Peter Krasinski to Create Live Improvised Musical Score for ‘BEN-HUR’ at St Cecilia’s

April 29, 2017
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A sweeping silent film drama set during the time of Christ will be shown in a landmark Boston church. Organist Peter Krasinski will accompany BEN-HUR, A Tale of the Christ” (1925) on Thursday, April 27, at Saint Cecelia Parish, 18 Belvidere St. The screening is at 7 p.m. and is open to the public....

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TEA Officials Announce September 23 as Date for the Moonlight Gala

April 29, 2017
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Flowers and trees blooming, runners filling the pathways, and children with their mitts on the baseball fields are all signs that the spring has finally arrived on the esplanade. It also means that the planning of the Esplanade Association’s (TEA) annual Gala to benefit the Charles River Esplanade is well under way. One of the most...

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Revere Hotel Replaces Storefront Before BVAC Approval

April 29, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Tucked away on the corner of Piedmont and Broadway Street in the Bay Village, the Revere Hotel upgraded a much forgotten storefront that runs beneath the concrete parking garage. But, at the Bay Village Architectural Commission (BVAC) hearing this past Tuesday, April 11, Joe Cornish the City of Boston preservation planner...

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Architectural Commission Approves 45 Temple Street Redevelopment Project with Provisos

April 29, 2017
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission approved the latest, revised plans for the controversial 45 Temple St. project at its monthly hearing on Thursday with some stipulations. Dedham-based JDMD Owner, LLC, plans to convert the Hiriaam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue buildings at Temple and Derne streets into a 75-unit condominium complex, with rooftop...

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Fictional Podcast Tells Story of Millennial Who Dreams of Settling on Beacon Hill

April 29, 2017
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By Dan Murphy To mark the launch of her podcast “Red Line,” which tells the story of a Millennial woman who dreams of settling in Beacon Hill in the shadow of the MBTA subway line, creator G. D. Spilsbury will be on hand with the series’ lead actress and producer as part of the...

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