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Community Waiting for Meeting on Event at Common

May 7, 2015
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Although “Outside the Box” is scheduled to return to the Boston Common this summer, the event organizer has yet to discuss potential impacts of the free performing arts festival with the Beacon Hill community. “There have been no meetings or communication, and so far, has declined offers to meet with the Beacon...

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Landscape Company Donates Services to Esplanade

May 5, 2015
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Landscape Company Donates Services to Esplanade

As part of the annual Arbor Day of Service, the Cambridge Landscape Company donated its arborist services, expertise and equipment to The Esplanade Association on Thursday to help care for trees along the park. “We pride ourselves on being a locally owned private business with deep ties to the community,” said James Kelley, founder...

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Hill Is in Line with More On-campus Student Housing

April 23, 2015
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The Beacon Hill community is in line with the city’s objective of making more housing available for non-students through the construction of new dormitories, as outlined in a report released by the Department of Neighborhood Development earlier this month. “I think we have strong desire to see more dorms built because Boston overall needs...

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BHCA Files Injunction To Halt Work On Sidewalks

April 23, 2015
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) and 11 residents filed an injunction in Suffolk Super Court on Wednesday to prohibit the city from continuing construction on wheelchair-accessible sidewalk ramps in the Beacon Hill Historic District until the legal requirements of the historic district law and Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act regulations are satisfied. “The BHCA...

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Hill Named ‘Most Beautiful Neighborhood in America’

April 23, 2015
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Thrillist – a popular travel Web site on social media – recently named Beacon Hill the “most beautiful neighborhood in America,” ranking it top among 10 contenders. “Between the red brick sidewalks, the classic Georgian architecture, and the gaslights casting their amber glow down the narrow streets, this gorgeous colonial ‘hood stands out from...

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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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