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Residents Get a Sneak Preview of New Project

July 2, 2013
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Residents Get a Sneak Preview of New Project

The neighborhood got an exclusive look at the proposed redevelopment plan for the Government Center Garage at a June 24 meeting sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association. 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...

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Eye and Ear Seeks Public Support as It Eyes Expansion for Campus

June 11, 2013
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Massachusetts Ear and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) is seeking the public’s support in securing the state legislation necessary for the proposed expansion of its Boston campus. According to hospital officials, MEEI intends to partner with Meridiam Infrastructure of New York City to build a six-level, approximately 1,000-space garage beneath two at-grade parking lots that the...

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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Gives Green Light to New Shop

June 11, 2013
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A gourmet sandwich shop came one step closer to opening on Charles Street on Wednesday when the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted not to oppose granting the necessary permits and variances to the prospective restaurateur. At that time, the applicant outlined his proposal to convert an approximately 500 square-foot...

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Livingstone Wins Democratic Primary in 8th Suffolk State Rep. Contest

June 4, 2013
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Livingstone Wins Democratic Primary in 8th Suffolk State Rep. Contest

Beacon Hill resident Jay Livingstone was victorious in last Tuesday’s Democratic primary race for the 8th Suffolk District state representative seat vacated by Marty Walz. Livingstone, a 39-year-old attorney, defeated Josh Dawson, a 30-year-old Back Bay resident who previously served as executive director of State Treasurer Steve Grossman’s campaign committee, in the election for...

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Blackstone’s Owners Receive Beacon Award

May 21, 2013
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Blackstone’s Owners Receive Beacon Award

The Beacon Civic Association (BHCA) has presented the 17th annual Beacon Award to Mark Duffield and Jennifer Hill, proprietors of Blackstone’s on Beacon Hill, in recognition of their many philanthropic contributions to the neighborhood. After meeting as co-workers at the New England Conservatory, Duffield and Hill took ownership of Blackstone’s on April 1, 2006,...

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BHCA Supports Proposal for Parking Spaces on and Around Charles Street

May 21, 2013
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) board of directors voted unanimously last week to support a proposal to change some of the traffic spaces on and around Charles Street. At last Monday’s board meeting, John Corey, a BHCA director and co-chair of the Joint Charles Street Committee – a collaboration between the BHCA and...

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TEA Outlines Memorable Achievements During Year

May 14, 2013
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The Esplanade Association (TEA) outlined its noteworthy achievements of fiscal ’13, recapping a fruitful business year that included a merger with another non-profit dedicated to enhancing park life, the completion of planning for the revitalization of the Charles Eliot Memorial and the establishment of the park’s first composting program. In its recently published Report...

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Shop Local Movement Underway

May 8, 2013
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) partnered with the Beacon Hill Business Association (BHBA) last Tuesday to co-sponsor a presentation at Hampshire House on the Shop Local movement, which promotes the hidden benefits of patronizing locally owned businesses and purchasing locally sourced goods. Moxie owner Karen Fabbri moderated a panel discussion, including Blackstone’s of...

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75 on Cambridge Slated to Open at Former Grampy’s Gas Station Site

May 8, 2013
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75 on Cambridge – the newest addition to the burgeoning 75 Chestnut restaurant chain – is slated to open on the former site of Grampy’s gas station at 209 Cambridge St. in the fall of 2014. “It gives us an opportunity to take this emerging brand we have to other side of Beacon Hill...

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State Rep. Candidates Discuss City’s Biggest Challenges, Issues

May 1, 2013
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Two Democratic candidates vying for the state representative seat vacated by Marty Walz discussed their views on the city’s biggest challenges and issues when they faced off in a debate at the First Church in Boston last Tuesday. Josh Dawson, a 30-year-old Back Bay resident who previously served as executive director of State Treasurer...

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