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Rosales Is Architect for Leverett Cir. Foot Bridge

May 13, 2014
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has selected Beacon Hill resident Miguel Rosales as lead architect for the Leverett Circle pedestrian bridge. Rosales, who designed the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge and has served as lead architect on the rehabilitation of the Longfellow Bridge, among other projects, has been contracted by the...

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New Cupcake Shop to Open on Charles St.

May 5, 2014
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A new cupcake shop is coming to the Charles Street storefront formerly occupied by Isabelle’s CurlyCakes. Courtney Forrester, owner of Sweet, said the Boston-based chain’s sixth location at 81 Charles St. would offer 20 varieties of cupcakes baked fresh each day at its Hyde Park bakery, as well as a selection of coffee and...

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Farmers’ Market Receives Mixed Response

April 21, 2014
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While plans for a farmers’ market on Beacon Hill were largely applauded in theory during a presentation at Hill House on Wednesday, its proposed location at Mt. Vernon and Charles streets gave some would-be neighbors reason for concern. Colin Kreik, a Beacon Hill resident and Boston Architectural College student who would serve as general...

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Friends of the Public Garden Seeking ‘Duckling Day’ Memories

April 7, 2014
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With its annual “Duckling Day” coming up on Sunday, May 11, the Friends of the Public Garden is seeking personal anecdotes from families who have made the event an annual Mother’s Day tradition, as well as those who have attended it with multiple generations of their kin in the past. “It seems whenever I...

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Businesses Impacted by Bombings Unite to Support Medical Center

April 7, 2014
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This weekend, a two-day shopping event in the Back Bay will bring together some of the businesses impacted by the tragic events of last year’s Boston Marathon, with participating stores donating a portion of their proceeds to the Boston Medical Center. Sikara & Co. Modern Fusion Jewelry, located at 250 Newbury St., and Bonobos...

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Mack Joins BHCA Staff

March 18, 2014
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Chase Mack might be a fresh face on Beacon Hill, but as the Civic Association’s newly hired administrative assistant, he won’t remain a stranger to the neighborhood for long. “I’m looking forward to getting to know the Beacon Hill community better,” Mack said. “I’ve met a few people in my short time here, and...

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Boylston St. Bike Kiosks Won’t Open until after Running of the Marathon

March 10, 2014
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Boston Bikes could launch its season by early next month, but for security reasons, four to six stations in the Back Bay won’t open until after the Boston Marathon, according to Nicole Freedman, director of bicycle programs for the city. Four impacted stations on Boylston Street are located near City Sports, the Apple Store,...

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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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