Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

June 21, 2018
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SUMMER EVENING AT OTIS HOUSE THIS THURSDAY

Get your tickets online at www.bhcivic.org or call the BHCA office at 617-227-1922.

 

The Beacon Hill Civic Association has various committees that focus on a targeted range of issues and initiatives aligning with the BHCA mission. Committee chairs volunteer their time and share their expertise to implement plans that relate to the goals of the organization for the good of our neighborhood. The BHCA welcomes interested neighbors to join any of our Committees.

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING COMMITTEE

Over the past year the Traffic & Parking Committee has focused on safety across all modes of transportation while attempting to stay out in front of disruptive technological advances. While more residents are abandoning their cars for bicycles, even more are utilizing car share services such as Lyft and Uber to move throughout the city. As a result, we are working closely with neighbors and the Mayor’s team to manage the impact of these changes which can be beneficial for some while causing commotion and safety issues for many others.

And, of course, the challenge of contractor parking is always on the agenda as we continue to work with the city to fine tune and enforce the codes while seeking to add to resident parking opportunities throughout the community.

At the BHCA we will continue to work closely with the Boston Transportation Department and the leadership at City Hall to ensure that rapid changes in transportation and technology are appropriately managed to keep in character with our neighborhood while maintaining our focus on safety and sustainability.

 

CAMBRIDGE STREET COMMITTEE

The Cambridge Street Committee was established last year to address concerns of residents and businesses near and along Cambridge Street related to safety, cleanliness and a desire for more teaming among the Cambridge Street business community, the Charles Street business community and the Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Over the past year, we collaborated with the Boston Police, Suffolk University Police and MGH Police to address ongoing safety issues on Cambridge Street, worked with Massachusetts General Hospital to promote improvements at the North Anderson Street Park, and expanded the BHCA’s participation in the city’s Love Your Block cleanup program to Cambridge Street.  We have also engaged with Boston Public Works to re-establish weekly street cleaning on Cambridge Street similar to current street cleaning on Bowdoin, Beacon and Charles Streets, and are working with neighbors and local liquor stores on reducing nip litter.  In 2018, we will continue these efforts as well as efforts to support the West End Library, Healthcare for the Homeless, Pine Street Inn and other local groups with ongoing outreach programs along Cambridge Street.  We also intend to provide more assistance to the West End Library with its food pantry program.

Additionally, we will work more with the Cambridge Street businesses to assess their ongoing needs in the Beacon Hill community, will expand Garland & Greens to include the Cambridge Street businesses and will promote more joint activities with the businesses participating in the Joint Charles Street Committee.

Come join us!

Beacon Hill Civic Association committees and special events bring together volunteers and neighbors, working together to assure a good quality of life on the Hill. All residents are welcome to become members and participate.

 Meetings

Tuesday, June 26: Events Committee Meeting. 6:30 p.m. 74 Joy Street.

 

 

Upcoming Special Events

Summer Evening at Otis House – June 21

Young Friends Social – June 27

Evening on the Esplanade – July 18

Fall HillFest – September 23

Founders Reception – September 27

Visit the Beacon Hill Civic Association website bhcivic.org and/or call the office (617-227-1922) for more information on how to get involved.

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