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Downtown School Night Reveals Numerous Options

November 19, 2014
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The volunteer parent organization Downtown Schools for Boston sponsored its second annual “Downtown Schools Night” at 74 Joy St. on Thursday, allowing parents of prospective students to learn more about nearby public elementary-, middle- and high-school options.                 The evening began as a panel of parents of students attending the Eliot School in Jamaica...

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BRA Okays Zoning to Limit Offices

November 19, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board of directors voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a proposed zoning amendment that aims to limit the number of professional offices on Charles Street and the south side of Cambridge Street at the ground- and basement-levels.                 The proposed amendment, sponsored by City Councilor Josh Zakim, would designate...

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Hill Voters Back Coakley for Gov.

November 18, 2014
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While GOP Charlie Baker narrowly edged out Martha Coakley in last Tuesday’s state election, Beacon Hill voters backed his Democratic rival in the gubernatorial race.                 According to the city’s unofficial election results, approximately 49 percent of voters in 3, Precinct 6 and Ward 5, Precincts 3, 4, 5 and 11 supported Coakley, the...

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Councilor Zakim Opens Door to Constituents During Office Hours

October 22, 2014
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Councilor Zakim Opens Door to Constituents During Office Hours

City Councilor Josh Zakim estimates that 90 percent of the issues that Beacon Hill constituents bring to him during his monthly office hours can be resolved with a phone call. “It’s a nice forum for people to talk about parking, traffic, public safety and other issues we’re working on,” Zakim said. “There are usually...

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Somerset Club Gets City’s Nod to Expand

October 14, 2014
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The city’s Board of Appeals voted last Tuesday to grant zoning relief to the Somerset Club allowing it to fill in its exterior courtyard for the purposes of creating a chef’s office and storage space. The Somerset Club, a private organization located at 42-43 Beacon St., intends to enclose an approximately 458 square-foot area...

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Civic Association Proceeds with Litigation Against City over Hill Sidewalk Curb-cuts

October 6, 2014
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After failing to reach a compromise on bringing the neighborhood’s sidewalks into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) announced last week that it would proceed with litigation against the city over the ongoing construction of curb-cuts.                 “We understand and share the city’s commitment to the disabled...

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Suffolk University to Launch Free Online Course on City’s Rich History

October 6, 2014
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When Suffolk University launches its first free online course entitled “History of Boston” next month, participants worldwide can take a virtual tour of the “Hub,” visiting significant landmarks and meeting the noteworthy people that help define the character of the city.                 Robert Allison, chair of the university’s history department, will serve as the...

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Taste of Beacon Hill On Oct.5

September 23, 2014
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When the Beacon Hill Business Association’s 13th annual “Taste of Beacon Hill” returns to the Revere Hotel on Oct. 5 after a two-year hiatus, the eagerly anticipated event will again showcase favorite dishes from some of the neighborhood’s most popular restaurants. “The ‘Taste’ is one of the most successful and enjoyable events that the...

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Hill Voters back Gubernatorial Candidates: Grossman and Baker in State Primary

September 20, 2014
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While voters across the state and city supported Martha Coakley in her victorious bid for Democratic gubernatorial candidate in last Tuesday’s state primary election, Beacon Hill voters largely supported her rival Steven Grossman in the race. According to the city’s unofficial election results, approximately 39 percent of voters in 3, Precinct 6 and Ward...

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More Open Space Is Now On the Way

September 3, 2014
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Gov. Deval Patrick has signed into law state legislation that will allow the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) to expand its Boston campus while restoring public parkland in the Charles River Esplanade. The legislation, filed by State Rep. Jay Livingstone and co-sponsored by Sens. Anthony Petrucelli, Sal DiDomenico and Will Brownsbereger and State...

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