Monthly Archives: November 2017

Downtown View:Thanks for the Memories

November 10, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Dear Readers, U.S. Representative Niki Tsongas is retiring. Harvard President Drew Faust and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also are doing so. I’m following their lead. I’m retiring. This is the last Downtown View column I will write. I’ve enjoyed creating them. I’ve enjoyed interviewing the people who participate in...

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BHCA Community Corner

November 10, 2017
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By Suzanne Besser, BHCA President An Evening at 74 A celebration of music, performance, artisan food, Beacon Hill artistic heritage and the sense of community will take place on Thursday, November 9, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at 74 Joy Street. Called An Evening at 74, the event is a collaboration of Beacon Hill...

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Boston’s Christmas Tree Arrives on Nov 21

November 10, 2017
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The annual gift of an evergreen Christmas tree from Nova Scotia will arrive by police escort at Boston Common on Tuesday, Nov. 21. This year commemorates 100 years of friendship between Nova Scotia and the people of Boston after our city provided emergency assistance when Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital, was devastated by a wartime...

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Small Wireless Antennas are Causing A Stir in Neighborhoods Across Boston

November 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Popping up across the city, small antennas attached to streetlights, utility poles, traffic lights and on the sides of buildings are causing some concern among residents who don’t know where they are coming from. In order to shed some light on this issue, Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty has called for...

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Appleton Pedestrian Bridge Comes Closer to Completion

November 10, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Construction is one step closer to completion on the $12.5-million Frances “Fanny” Appleton Pedestrian Bridge with the recent installation of a soaring arch over Storrow Drive. “The installation of the elegant arch over Storrow Drive marks an important milestone for the completion of this critical and beautiful link to the Esplanade and...

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Ann Beha,Distinguished Boston Architect and Historic Preservationist, to Speak at BHWF

November 10, 2017
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By Amy Tsurumi It is hard to believe that the Liberty Hotel, a popular Beacon Hill landmark, was once an overcrowded prison facility notorious for its appalling conditions.  Its inmate roster included infamous criminals, as well as important political figures such as Malcom X. Today, this chic luxury hotel houses trendy restaurant/bars bustling with...

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BHCA Zoning Agenda

November 10, 2017
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The Zoning and Licensing Committee of the Beacon Hill Civic Association will meet on Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. at 74 Joy Street. All meetings are open to the public. If you have any questions or comments regarding the matters to be heard, please attend. If you are unable to attend but would...

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Police Briefs 11-07-2017

November 10, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from a Motor Vehicle 10/27/17 – A victim reported she parked her 2005 Honda CRV at Charles and Mt. Vernon streets at around 6 p.m. on Oct. 26, and when she returned to it the next day at about 10 a.m., the rear passenger’s side...

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Building A Future for All of Us

November 10, 2017
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By Mayor Marty Walsh I’m lucky to call Boston home. My parents immigrated here with little more than their hope for a better life. They raised me in Dorchester, where I learned the value of hard work, second chances, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter what. And this city made...

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The Person You Have to Fear Is the Guy Next Door with a Gun

November 10, 2017
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The mass-shooting-of-the-week in America that took place in a church in a rural Texas town Sunday morning follows what has become an all-too-familiar pattern in our nation these days: An unhappy white guy, with no particular axe-to-grind, decides to slaughter a bunch of innocent people who are in a church, at a country music...

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