Monthly Archives: June 2017

Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...

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Dogs Rule

Dogs Rule

Kate Wann, with Queenie, experienced tongue-wagging excitement last Saturday, May 20, during the City’s 3rd Annual Barks & Bagels event at the Boston Common Frog Pond. The event drew hundreds of dogs and their humans to socialize and enjoy doggie treats.

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Court Okays City’s ADA Ramps:Citizen Lawsuit Plantiffs Mull Options; Seek to Work with Officials on Sidewalks

By Dan Murphy Suffolk Superior Court has ruled on a summary judgment in the city’s favor, allowing it to resume installing the remaining 215 ADA-compliant ramps on Beacon Hill. According to a May 15 docket entry, the Hon. Rosemary Connolly ruled against the opposition filed by the Beacon Hill Civic Association and 10 neighborhood...

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Latest Plans for Jeffries House Project Unveiled

By Dan Murphy The development team behind the proposed expansion of the John Jeffries House unveiled its latest plans Thursday at a public meeting of the Beacon Hill Civic Association Traffic and Parking Committee. Boston development firm Related Beal intends to build an approximately 12,000 square-foot extension to the existing Jeffries House on the...

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Downtown View:Summer Reading

By Karen Cord Taylor Have you kept up with contemporary authors? They get praise from reviewers, but some are challenging. Their books are admired for convoluted structure and no plot line. You search for the good writing the reviewers say they demonstrate, but you find it hard to determine what certain sentences mean. The...

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BHCA Community Corner

Neighbors reached out to firemen Recently members of the BHCA Cambridge Street Quality of Life Committee dropped by the Boston Fire Department (District 3 Ladder 24 Engine 4) on Cambridge Street to give the fireman a big round of applause for all they do for the neighborhood. Several residents nearby joined them as they...

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Opposing Sides Put Community Preservation Committee on Hold

By Beth Treffeisen More work has yet to be done to make the Community Preservation Committee (CPA), that will designate the funds put forth by the Community Preservation Act (CPA), a reality. After back and forth between the advocates Yes for a Better Boston and business groups, Boston City Council members believe there needs...

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BHCA Historic Preservation Roundtable Wednesday

May is Preservation Month in Boston, and the Beacon Hill Civic Association invites members of the community to celebrate with them at a Historic Preservation Roundtable and Reception to be held tomorrow, May 31, at the Museum of African American History. BHCA Chairman Mark Kiefer will moderate a lively discussion with three nationally-recognized preservationists...

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TV Filming Takes Place in Public Garden

On Wednesday May 24 in the Boston Public Garden Boston’s own Ray Brown, host of Ray Brown’s Talkin’ Birds radio show, along with his Executive Producer, Mark Duffield of Beacon Hill took part in a NHPTV (New Hampshire Public television) filming of an episode of “Windows to the Wild”  The NHPTV crew and famed...

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Police Briefs 05-30-2017

Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 05/17/17 – The victim reported she parked her company vehicle – a 2017 Ford Explorer – on Winchester Street on May 13 at about 10 p.m., but when she returned to it at approximately 10 a.m. on May 17, she realized her...

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