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Officials React Positively to Sidewalk Settlement

February 21, 2018
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Neighborhood elected officials are responding positively to news of the legal settlement between the city and the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA), which will allow the Public Works Department (PWD) to continue installing ADA-compliant curb-ramps at sidewalks throughout the Historic Beacon Hill District. “I want to thank the mayor, Rep. Livingstone, the Beacon Hill...

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Navigation Apps Bring More Traffic to Previously Quiet Streets

February 21, 2018
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Due to the rapidly growing usage of Google Maps, WAZE and other navigation apps, once-quiet, residential streets on Beacon Hill are now seeing unprecedented increases in traffic as they become common crossovers on the most recommended routes. “Neighbors are struggling to adjust to the new traffic patterns…and there are no simple solutions,” said Ben...

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Proposed ‘Digital Urban Panels’ Meeting with Strong Opposition

February 14, 2018
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A capacity crowd was on hand at the State Transportation Building on Thursday, Feb. 8, when the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) Office of Outdoor Advertising reviewed an application to install multiple “digital urban panels” at four MBTA stations. Boston-based Outfront Media, LLC, represented by John Mahoney, the company’s director of business development, filed...

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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Votes Not to Oppose Local Bistro Proposal

February 14, 2018
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Following the applicant’s fourth appearance before the group, the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday not to oppose the Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro’s plans to update the dining concept and reconfigure its ground-floor restaurant and reception areas, with some provisos. Boston’s Saunders Hotel Group, the owners of the 25...

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Boy Scout Troop 74 Re-Established After Decade-Long Lull

February 9, 2018
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Boy Scout Troop 74 was re-established Monday, Jan. 29, after a 10-year absence when its members made the transition from Cub Scouts during a “crossover ceremony” at the Park Street School. Ten Webelos – the oldest and highest-ranking Cub Scouts – were promoted to Boy Scouts – an advancement that occurs when they reach...

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Young Friends Extend Invitation to ‘Young at Heart’ Park Lovers

February 2, 2018
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While the Young Friends from the Friends of the Public Garden specifically targets people under 40, the group welcomes anyone “young at heart” from the city or beyond who is committed to caring for Boston’s public parks. “We’re a very welcoming group,” said Anne Mostue, who co-chairs the Young Friends with Rich Hornblower. “People...

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Suffolk Superior Court rules in city’s favor on ADA ramps

May 24, 2017
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Suffolk Superior Court has ruled on a summary judgment in the city’s favor, allowing it to resume installing the remaining 215 ADA-compliant ramps on Beacon Hill. According to a May 15 docket entry, the Hon. Rosemary Connolly ruled against the opposition filed by the Beacon Hill Civic Association and 10 neighborhood residents that asserted...

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Zoning and Licensing Committee Votes Not to Oppose Full Liquor License for Antonio’s

February 12, 2016
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Citing the restaurant’s more than two decades of exemplary service to the neighborhood, the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday to not oppose an application allowing Antonio’s Cucina Italiano to secure a full liquor license. The Cambridge Street restaurant has held a license for beer, wine and cordials for most...

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MGH Lecture Explores Healing Power of Storytelling

January 22, 2016
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As a lecture sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital on Thursday illustrates, the art of storytelling often holds healing power for those suffering from physical, psychological or spiritual illnesses. “We can only control the physical aspects of health to a certain degree, but we are always in charge of our mindset,” wrote guest speaker Dr....

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BHCA Names Patricia Tully as New Executive Director

December 31, 2015
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BHCA Names Patricia Tully as New Executive Director

Patricia Tully expects her new role as executive director of the Beacon Hill Civic Association will allow her to draw on all aspects of her extensive professional career, which includes a 17-year stint working for the British government in Puerto Rico. “I’m looking forward to fulfilling what I feel is a perfect synthesis of...

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