Monthly Archives: October 2017

BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee Reviews Policies

October 31, 2017
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Members of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee and the board of directors met Wednesday to discuss the organization’s and city’s policies, guidelines and trends that may influence decision-making in the future. First on the agenda was a review of the committee’s guidelines, which were first drafted in 1975 and...

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Police Briefs 10-31-2017

October 31, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from a Building 10/17/17  – A victim and her coworker report that they were attending to a dog in the rear examining area of a Charles Street veterinary office. At this time, they heard the front door open and someone enter the waiting area.. The...

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Letters to the Editor

October 31, 2017
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Looking at the ‘millionaire tax’ Dear Editor: I was disappointed to read the letter to the editor from Dola Hamilton Stemberg employing incorrect data to argue against the proposed “millionaire’s tax.” I’ll ignore for now that Ms. Stemberg incorrectly believes in some Ayn Rand fiction that we live in a pure meritocracy or that...

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday

October 31, 2017
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Tuesday, November 7, marks municipal election day in cities and towns across Massachusetts. Although the turmoil and generally crazy state of affairs on the national level has distracted all of us from what is going on in our own backyards, every voter must refocus their attention on the election of local officials whose actions...

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Dads and Donuts

October 24, 2017
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Dads and Donuts

Hutch Walsh, 6, who said his character name was Lloyd (a super ninja), with his dad, Michael. Dad and son are shown working on a car and building up Hutch’s hammer skills during the Dads and Donuts event at the Hill House on Sunday morning, Oct. 22.

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Marquee Building Sells on Corner of Charles and Beacon

October 24, 2017
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Marquee Building Sells on Corner of Charles and Beacon

By Seth Daniel One of the most iconic buildings on Beacon Hill’s Charles Street – well-known to residents and visitors alike – has passed ownership from one mutual insurance company to another, and the new owner says they’re in it for the long haul. Within the last month, Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance Company (QuincyMutual)...

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Short-Term Rentals are Disrupting the Housing Market in Downtown Boston Neighborhoods

October 24, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Tucked away in all of the neighborhoods in Boston, short-term rental units are spreading – unregulated by the city or state – crunching the housing market and disrupting the communities that make up the city’s neighborhoods. In a collection of research done over the past two years by the Alliance of...

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Downtown View:What Makes Good Public Art?

October 24, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor You know it when you see it. For Lucas Cowan, public art curator for the Greenway, it is the bean, or, more formally, “Cloud Gate” by Anish Kapoor in Chicago’s Millennium Park. For Julie Burros, chief of arts and culture for the City of Boston, it is the 1971 Corita...

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BHCA Community Corner

October 24, 2017
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Happy Haunting! Please bring your trick or treaters to join in the fun of the annual Halloween on the Hill event from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31. The following streets will be closed: Pinckney Street from Joy Street to Charles Street Mt Vernon Street from Joy to Charles streets Chestnut Street...

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Storrow Drive Nighttime Traffic Restrictions Due to Bridge Installation

October 24, 2017
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MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli (WSC), will install steel arches for the new Frances “Fanny” Appleton Bridge overnight on Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28, marking a major milestone. This work will require overnight lane and road closures in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge on Storrow Drive east and westbound and the Mugar Way...

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