Archive for December, 2017

Enjoy the Holidays — Safely

December 22, 2017
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Christmas this year is part of a three-day weekend, which means that for many of us, we will be indulging in the “Christmas spirt” early and often. By no means do we wish to cast negative thoughts, but we would be remiss if we did not remind all of our readers to enjoy the...
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Enjoy the Holiday Season

December 22, 2017
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This is a wonderful time of the year, to paraphrase the song, with holiday music playing in the malls and on our car radios, resurrecting our earliest childhood memories — even for the younger set — of Christmases-past. We choose just the right tree, decorate it carefully with our family-heirloom ornaments, and when we...
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A Family Christmas

December 13, 2017
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A Family Christmas

A REQUEST FROM THE WHOLE FAMILY: Molly, Matt, and little Caroline Bechtel, Gary W. Koch, and Lois Schramek talk to Santa about what they hope is under the tree on Christmas morning. The fun moment came during the Hill House’s Party with Santa just before the grand tree lighting on Charles Street.
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First Snowfall

December 13, 2017
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First Snowfall

The first snowfall over the weekend left Beacon Hill looking like true winter scene as snow hung from the trees and motorists had to remove the snow from their cars. Boston received between 3 to 4 inches of snow.
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Charles Street Holiday Stroll

December 13, 2017
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Charles Street Holiday Stroll

Ottavia Pomazon and Stefanie Gardener looking at scented candles and blankets at Whitney & Winston as they do some holiday shopping during the annual Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll on Thursday, Dec. 7. The annual event drew hundreds to Charles Street for shopping and ringing in the season with Mayor Martin Walsh for the tree...
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Tower May Soon Sit Over Garage on Stuart Street

December 13, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Los Angeles based CIM Group plans to build a residential tower on top of the existing Motor Mart Garage located at 201 Stuart Street in downtown Boston. The tower is currently planned to be 278 feet tall, and if built would be higher than the proposed 212 Stuart Street tower...
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BHCA Community Corner

December 13, 2017
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by Suzanne Besser, BHCA President Annual Appeal It’s that time of year again –  time when the Beacon Hill Civic Association turns to the community to ask for support of the work it does to enhance the quality of life for all residents. Members are asked to watch for a packet of information about...
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Boston City Council Updates

December 13, 2017
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The Boston City Council met on Wednesday, December 6 at at Boston City Hall. • The City Council’s Special Committee on the Community Preservation Act to appoint four finalists to the Community Preservation Committee has been pushed to the following hearing date, Wednesday, Dec. 23. City Councilor Michael Flaherty said that City Council is...
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Overnight Lane Closures on Storrow Drive Posted

December 13, 2017
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MassDOT will implement overnight lane closures on Storrow Drive east and westbound in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge through Friday, December 15. Single lane closures will be from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM and double lane closures will be from 11:00 PM each night until 5:00 AM the following morning. The closures are...
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Black Ink Takes Home First-Place in Charles St Storefront Decorating Contest

December 13, 2017
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By Dan Murphy During the Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll on Thursday evening, Black Ink was named the first-place winner in the 2017 Charles Street annual Storefront Decorating Contest. The shop at 101 Charles St. specializing in greeting cards, stationary and unique gift items took top prize in the competition sponsored by the Joint Charles...
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