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Schranghamer Design Group Creates ‘livable Art’ to Reflect Clients’ Character

July 24, 2012
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Schranghamer Design Group Creates ‘livable Art’ to Reflect Clients’ Character

As the principal and head designer of Schranghamer Design Group, Joy Schranghamer creates residential spaces to reflect the character of their occupants, as well as their needs. “This type of livable art reflects what the clients wants and their personalities,” Schranghamer said. “My goal is that it is comfortable and customized for the client...

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Future of Red Hat Billboards Uncertain

July 18, 2012
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Future of Red Hat Billboards Uncertain

The future of two billboards on the Red Hat building hangs in the balance after both the city’s Inspectional Service Department (ISD) and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) cited the principal owner of a local ad agency for not securing proper permits for the signage. In a notice issued June 28, ISD served...

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Zoning and Licensing Committee Tables Decision on 12 Louisburg Square Again

July 18, 2012
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After the applicant and abutters again failed to reach a consensus on the project, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday to table its decision on 12 Louisburg Square for the second month in a row. The applicant has undertaken construction to convert the three-family house into a single-family...

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear Expansion Plans Elicit Critical Public Response

July 16, 2012
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Massachusetts Ear and Ear Infirmary’s latest expansion plans elicited a largely critical public response on June 27 at the first public meeting to vet the proposal. The $343 million project includes the construction of a 1,065-car garage below two existing parking lots, which would be converted into a 3-acre park, as well as a...

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Motor Vehicle Uproots Tree Outside 20 West Cedar St.

June 26, 2012
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Motor Vehicle Uproots Tree Outside 20 West Cedar St.

A tree outside 20 West Cedar St. was uprooted by a passing vehicle Wednesday, according to Boston Police. An officer responded to the scene for a report of a motor vehicle accident and observed a large tree lying on the ground, with a white box-truck parked at an angle near its base. The vehicle’s...

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State Issues Blue-Green Algae Advisory for Charles River

June 26, 2012
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The state has issued an advisory on the levels of blue-green algae in the Charles River that recommends limiting contact with river water and rinsing with fresh water should contact occur. According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), algae blooms of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) can grow quickly in fresh water and produce...

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Eye and Ear Infirmary Solicits Public Feedback as It Eyes Campus Expansion

June 21, 2012
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As the hospital begins exploring new options for the expansion of its campus, the Massachusetts Ear and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) is soliciting the public’s input at an informational meeting next week. Hospital spokesperson Jennifer Street said this new effort is a departure from last year’s proposal, which included three development projects and drew criticism...

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Louisburg Sq. Renovation Tabled by Bhca

June 12, 2012
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In light of serious concerns raised by abutters to the project, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday to table its decision on the planned rehabilitation of a townhouse at 12 Louisburg Square. The homeowner intends to convert the three-family house into a single-family unit in multiple phases, resulting...

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Overall District Crime is Up

June 6, 2012
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The pre-summer months have seen a seven–percent spike in violent and property crimes in Area A-1, compared with last year, according to Boston Police. Between Jan. 1 and May 28 of this year, 1,104 incidents of Part One crime were reported in Area A-1, which includes Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown and downtown, as opposed...

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Civic Association Holds 90th Annual Meeting

May 31, 2012
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Civic Association Holds 90th Annual Meeting

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) held its 90th annual meeting at the Union Club on Monday, May 21. At that time, the BHCA swore in its new officers for its 2012-2013 fiscal year, including Steve Young, who replaces Ania Camargo as chair and Keeta Gilmore, who takes over for Young as president. Pel...

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