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Henry Wood, Boston Architect and Long-Time South End Resident, Dead at 87

March 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Henry Austin Wood III, a Boston architect and a long-time South End resident, who was behind the makings of Boston City Hall, passed away in his home in Boston on Jan. 27 at the age of 87. Henry Wood’s architecture that spans throughout the Boston region and beyond will have a...

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Police Briefs 02-28-2017

March 3, 2017
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 02/14/17  – A victim reported she parked her 2011 Subaru Forrester at Mugar Way and Mt. Vernon Street at around 3 p.m. on Feb. 13, but when she returned at about 6 p.m. the next day, the passenger’s side window was broken...

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How We’re Making Boston’s Streets Safer

March 3, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh In January, the busy streets of Boston became safer. As we dig out from this month’s snowstorms and prepare for spring, I want to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians about our City’s newest initiative to make our streets safer: reducing the speed limit on streets in Boston from 30...

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BHWF Thanks Tom Kershaw

February 28, 2017
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BHWF Thanks Tom Kershaw

At this month’s Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF), all the group members signed a giant Valentine’s Day Card and presented it to Tom Kershaw, along with a heart-shaped box of chocolates and red roses. Kershaw has generously underwritten the room rental cost for the organization from its inception four years ago in May 2013....

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BHAC Approves Temple St Project

February 28, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission (BHAC) unanimously green-lit the biggest residential redevelopment project in the neighborhood’s history on Thursday, with some stipulations. Dedham-based JDMD Owner, LLC, plans to reconvert the Hiriaam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue buildings at Temple and Derne streets into a 75-unit condominium complex, with rooftop additions...

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Downtown View:Snow Fear in Boston

February 28, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Are we Bostonians pusillanimous, spineless milquetoasts? It’s easy to conclude that we are, given our recent behavior over snowstorms. The weather forecasters announce ominously that a snowstorm is on the way. The newscasters lament snow in the same way they’d view a plague of locusts. Suburbanites rush to the grocery...

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Judge Takes Summary Judgment on Sidewalk Ramps under Advisement

February 28, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Following a hearing at Suffolk County Courthouse last Tuesday, a judge said she would take an argument under consideration that could potentially allow the city to resume installing ADA-compliant ramps on Beacon Hill. The Hon. Rosemary Connolly will then determine whether to rule on a summary judgment in the city’s favor,...

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BHCA Community Corner

February 28, 2017
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BHCA argues in court for historically appropriate,ADA-compliant ramps Accessibility is and will continue to be an important issue to the Beacon Hill Civic Association, particularly in light of our many senior residents, multiple housing facilities for persons with disabilities, and difficulties of navigating our historic neighborhood for those with mobility or visual challenges. The...

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Hill Sees Spike in Residential Breaking and Entry

February 28, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Beacon Hill has seen an uptick in residential breaking-and-enterings in 2017, according to Boston Police. Seven incidents have been reported in the neighborhood since Jan. 1, five of which in the first two weeks of February. Three took place during the daylight hours of Feb. 7, when the New England Patriots...

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Pedestrian and Bike Traffic to be Diverted for TLC along the Charles River Esplanade

February 28, 2017
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The Esplanade Association (EA) has announced that it recently received an anonymous donation specifically designated to be used for tree care on the Charles River Esplanade Park. With this grant and in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Esplanade Association has scheduled the tree maintenance and care to be completed...

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