Blog Archives

DCR Opens Bids for Eliot Memorial

April 2, 2013
By

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) opened construction bids Wednesday for a project to revitalize the Charles Eliot Memorial on the Charles River Esplanade. Through its Partnership Matching Funds Program, DCR has partnered with The Esplanade Association (TEA) to underwrite the estimated $388,040 construction cost of the project. Its scope includes “parkland renovation...

Read more »

Unitarian Universalist Assoc. to Sell Hill Properties

March 26, 2013
By
Unitarian Universalist Assoc. to Sell Hill Properties

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) plans to sell its Beacon Hill properties and relocate to Boston’s Innovation District, representatives from the religious organization announced. On March 14, the UUA’s board of trustees authorized the purchase of a building at 24 Farnsworth St. and subsequent sale of four buildings on the Hill. Among the properties...

Read more »

Villa Mexico Cafe in Somerville

March 19, 2013
By

Less than two months after shuttering its storefront at Grampy’s gas station on Cambridge Street, Villa Mexico Café will return as a “pop-up” restaurant, setting up shop at a Somerville’s Daddy Jones next Wednesday, March 27. According to an e-mail from Julie King, who owned and operated the popular eatery with her daughter Bessie,...

Read more »

Eliot Memorial Project Bids Expected to Open March 20

March 12, 2013
By
Eliot Memorial Project Bids Expected to Open March 20

Bids for a project to revitalize the Charles Eliot Memorial and surrounding parkland near the Community Boating facility on the Charles River Esplanade are expected to open on March 20, according to Fritz Casselman, vice chair of The Esplanade Association (TEA). “Completion of this project will benefit the entire community by restoring an amazing...

Read more »

Smith Court-head House Gets Nod from BHCA Committee

March 12, 2013
By

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted unanimously Wednesday not to oppose granting the zoning variance necessary to build a head-house that would provide access to a roof-deck at 7 Smith Court. The homeowner of the single-family dwelling intends to build a covered structure to allow walk-up access to a...

Read more »

Fallon Named Senior Minister at King’s Chapel

March 5, 2013
By
Fallon Named Senior Minister at King’s Chapel

As she looks forward to assuming the role of senior minister at King’s Chapel on March 18, Joy Fallon said she views the position as one she shares with the entire congregation. “We value everyone there and see every member of the church as being one of its ministers,” Fallon said. A minister’s daughter,...

Read more »

DeLuca’s Granted Zoning Relief Eliefelief

March 1, 2013
By

DELUCA’S MARKET ON Charles Street moved another step closer to a grand reopening  when the city’s Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) voted unanimously on Feb. 13 to grant its request for variances. Applicant and proprietor Virgil Aiello had applied for zoning relief to allow the market use of a non-conforming, recently excavated portion of...

Read more »

Charles Street Inn Clears Last Hurdle in Sale

February 19, 2013
By
Charles Street Inn Clears Last Hurdle in Sale

After receiving approval for its proposed change of usage, the Charles Street Inn has cleared the last hurdle in its sale and will close its doors on April 16 to make way for short-term rental units, co-owner Louise Venden said. “It’s been a pleasure to run a business in such a fabulous neighborhood, where...

Read more »

BHCA Expresses Concern with Proposed Citywide Arts Festival’s Impact

February 19, 2013
By

In a formal letter to event organizers, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) board of directors expressed concern with the potential impact on the Boston Common of  “Outside the Box” – an inaugural citywide arts festival planned for July 12 to 21. Besides four locations on the Common, the proposed festival would bring programming...

Read more »

Green light for Hancock Street apt. conversion

February 12, 2013
By

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday not to oppose granting the necessary zoning relief and variances to convert a lodging house at 61 Hancock St. into apartments. David Watson, the applicant and building owner, proposes changing the legal occupancy of the 20-person rooming house to “seven apartments plus...

Read more »

Full Print Edition