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Civic Groups Unite to Voice Concerns over Proposed Redevelopment of the Government Center Garage

March 10, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association, the West End Civic Association and the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association joined together last month to weigh in on the proposed redevelopment of the Government Center Garage. Boston-based developer HYM Investment Group LLC intends to raze major portions of the existing 11-story garage to clear the way for six...

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Joy Street Pedestrian Improvements Get Favorable Response

March 3, 2014
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The latest concept design for improving pedestrian accessibility on Joy Street drew a largely favorable response at a standing-room public hearing at City Hall on Wednesday. Connect Historic Boston – an initiative between the National Park Service and the Boston Transportation Department to improve walking, biking and public-transit routes to destinations of interest citywide...

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Civic Association board votes to support Rep. Livingstone’s proposed Mass. Eye and Ear legislation

March 3, 2014
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At its Feb. 10 meeting, the Beacon Hill Civic Association board of directors voted to support legislation proposed by State Rep. Jay Livingstone that would allow the Massachusetts Ear and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) to expand its Boston campus. The legislation would authorize the hospital to enter into a long-term agreement with the state to...

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Samantha Goudreau Steps Down from Civic Association

February 18, 2014
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Samantha Goudreau Steps Down from Civic Association

After more than three years on the job, Samantha Goudreau stepped down today as assistant to the executive director of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) to assume the role of public programs and events coordinator for the Rose F. Kennedy Conservancy. Goudreau, a 26-year-old native of Richmond, Vt., graduated from the University of...

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Summer Offers Wide Range of Programs for Local Kids

February 18, 2014
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While winter is still upon us, it’s already time for parents to look past the current school year and begin considering summer alternatives for their children. Boston-area kids can choose from a wide selection of offerings this year, including some half- and extended-day options, but enrollment for the unique programs described below is limited....

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DCR to Explore Reopening of Lee Pool

February 10, 2014
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DCR to Explore Reopening of Lee Pool

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has affirmed its willingness to reopen the Lee Memorial Wading Pool on the Charles River Esplanade, but more than 15 years after the facility’s closure, the timeline for this remains uncertain. “DCR has been meeting with various groups and associations dedicated to promoting use and beautification of...

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Dust off Your Skates and Head to the Frog Pond

February 3, 2014
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Dust off Your Skates and Head to the Frog Pond

National Hockey League hopefuls and novice skaters alike are invited to the second annual “Young Friends on Ice” on the Boston Common’s Frog Pond on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Young Friends of the Public Garden in cooperation with the Mayor’s Office and the Boston Parks...

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Comments Sought on Government Ctr. Garage

February 3, 2014
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The state is accepting public comments on the proposed redevelopment of the Government Center Garage until Friday, Feb. 7. Boston-based developer HYM Investment Group LLC intends to raze major portions of the existing 11-story garage to clear the way for six new buildings, including a 528-foot office tower and two residential high-rises, standing 480...

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Hill Sees 20% Drop in Crime

January 30, 2014
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Beacon Hill saw an approximate 20-percent decrease in violent and property crimes in 2013 from the previous year. According to Boston Police, 208 Part One crimes were reported in the neighborhood last year, compared with 259 in 2012. No homicides were reported in either year, while the number of rapes and attempted rapes dropped...

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Remembering Herb Gleason

January 21, 2014
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Remembering Herb Gleason

Herbert “Herb” Parsons Gleason, the city’s former corporation counsel and a Beacon Hill resident since the 1950s, died at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Dec. 9, 2013. He was 85. Born on Oct. 22, 1928, Mr. Gleason was raised in Cohasset, Mass., as the youngest of four children born to Hollis Tidd Gleason,...

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