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New Director at Nichols House

April 15, 2015
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Following an extensive search, Victoria Glazomitsky was recently named the new executive director of the Nichols House Museum (NHM). “I could not be more thrilled to join the Nichols House Museum team,” Glazomitsky said. “It is not only an architectural and cultural treasure, but also has an amazing story, particularly as reflected through the...

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BPD’s Captain Fong Meets with Hill Community

April 15, 2015
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Captain Kenneth Fong of Boston Police Area A-1 was on hand at the Mt. Vernon Street firehouse Wednesday for a meeting of the Beacon Hill Civic Association Safety Committee. At this time, Fong reported the Part One crime (property and violent crimes) statistics from Jan. 1 through April 7 of this year, compared with...

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Court Upholds BHAC’s Position in Ramp Case

March 31, 2015
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Suffolk Superior Court weighed in last week on the city’s motion to dismiss a complaint brought by the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) and 12 residents.  The initial complaint asserted that the process the city used to bring the sidewalks into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act circumvented the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission...

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Livingstone’s State House Assignments Announced

March 10, 2015
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State Rep. Jay Livingstone was recently assigned to serve on four of the Commonwealth’s bipartisan Joint Committees. Livingstone will return to the Joint Committee on Housing, which he said underwent an extensive overhaul last term to address public-housing needs, provide better oversight and give more incentives to build in the state. This term, he...

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Beacon Hill Market Suddenly Shutters

March 4, 2015
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Beacon Hill Market Suddenly Shutters

The Beacon Hill Market suddenly shuttered last week, with a posted notice citing the business for more than $54,000 in unpaid rent. Waltham-based Empire Realty Trust has apparently seized the property at 55 Anderson St., following an October court ruling in Boston Municipal Court. Market owner Tracy Holland, who vacated the Charles Street Market,...

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Snowfall Brings Challenges For Many Hill Businesses

February 25, 2015
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With the city seeing record amounts of snowfall this season, day-to-day operations bring unprecedented and unforeseen challenges for Beacon Hill businesses. “As the owners of neighborhood restaurants, we tend to never want to close, but with the T shutting down so often, we’ve had a very hard time getting staff to and from work,”...

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Hampshire House Will Host ‘Oscar Night Cocktail Party’

February 18, 2015
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Movie-lovers rejoice: Hampshire House is rolling out the red carpet on Sunday for an “Oscar Night Cocktail Party” to benefit the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA). “It’s going to be fun celebration for people who love movies to get together with their neighbors,” said Michele Giacomozzi, Hampshire House’s director of catering. The evening begins...

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Olympic Debate: City Sponsors First Meeting to Discuss Bid

February 12, 2015
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The city sponsored the first of nine public meetings at Suffolk University Law School on Wednesday to discuss its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.                 Before more than 300 citizens, a team led by Boston 2024’s Chairman John Fish and President Richard Davey, chairman and CEO of Boston-based Suffolk Construction and the state’s...

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Proposed Volleyball Stadium on Common Raises Concerns

February 12, 2015
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A plan to erect a temporary volleyball stadium on the Boston Common if the city wins its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics already has some civic leaders fearing it would greatly reduce public access to the national landmark and potentially cause long-term damage to the park.                 Elizabeth Vizza, executive director of...

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Remodeled Lala Rokh Reopens

February 12, 2015
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Remodeled Lala Rokh Reopens

After closing on Jan. 1 for an extensive remodeling, the popular Beacon Hill restaurant Lala Rokh has reopened with a new look and an expanded menu.                 “We wanted to open the space up in feel while keeping its coziness,” said Babak Bina, who owns and operates the eatery with his sister, Azita Bina-Seibel....

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