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Water and Sewer Increases Are Part of Larger Story

April 1, 2015
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Anyone who gets a bill from the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) might have noticed over the last few years that those bills have steadily gone up. In fact, since 2013, rates have increased by nearly 14 percent, and by 5.05 percent just this year. For the average homeowner in Charlestown, that can...

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Beacon Hill Architectural Commission

April 1, 2015
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission held  a public hearing on Thursday, March 19  The following determinations were made: APPROVED Application 15.722 BH Applicant: 66 Charles Street (continued review) Persona Jewelry (tenant): Install fascia sign and blade sign DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE Application 15.859 BH Applicant: 28-30 Mount Vernon Street (continued review) Grassi Design Group (architect):...

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Beacon Award Nominations Requested

March 25, 2015
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association invites the community to nominate candidates for the 19th Annual Beacon Award. Instituted in 1997 by the BHCA as part of its Diamond Jubilee Year, the Beacon Award annually honors those individuals or groups deserving of particular recognition for significant and sustained contribution to the Beacon Hill community. Nomination...

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Mayor Walsh Receives Key to Beacon House

March 25, 2015
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On Tuesday, March 10, Rogerson Communities presented Mayor Martin J. Walsh with the key to Beacon House on Myrtle Street in appreciation for his administration’s support of affordable housing for elders, and specifically for making it possible for Rogerson to obtain the financing needed to purchase the property. James Seagle, Rogerson’s president, thanked MassHousing...

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A Challenging Winter, a Strong City

March 25, 2015
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With the cycle of what seemed like never-ending snowstorms, this winter has tested me as a Mayor, and Boston as a community. I’ve been struck by how Bostonians have pulled together throughout this record-breaking season of storms, which surpassed the 1995-1996 figure with a current total of 108.6 inches this winter. Tackling these storms...

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BHBA Officers

March 17, 2015
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BHBA Officers

The Beacon Hill Business Association (BHBA) held its annual election of officers last week at the the Hampshire. Shown above, from left, are Charles Abrahams, Vice President, Ali Ringenburg, Clerk, Josh Zakim, City Councilor and guest speaker, Nina Castellion, President, and Basharat Sheikh,Tresurer.

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Nature’s Ice Sculpture

March 17, 2015
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Nature’s Ice Sculpture

Jim Bordewick submitted this photo of melting ice on Pinckney Street, which he and his family thought bore a strong resemblance to a jellyfish.

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Beacon Hill Market Reopens Under New Management

March 17, 2015
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Beacon Hill Market Reopens Under New Management

The Beacon Hill Market, which shuttered suddenly three weeks ago, has reopened under new management. Ramesh and Gautam Patel of Hampden, who also operate markets in Brighton and Watertown, had a soft opening for the business at 55 Anderson St. last week. Ramesh said more products would be stocked over the next month as...

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BHCA Young Friends Gear Up for Spring

March 17, 2015
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As we cross our fingers and wish for spring, the Young Friends are gearing up for a Third Thursday Indoor Bike Class at B/Spoke Studios on Thursday, March 19th.  There are 35 bikes available and the cost is only $30 per person. This includes shoes, water, towel and use of showers & locker room...

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FOPG Seeks New Venues for Olympics

March 17, 2015
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The Friends of the Public Garden Board of Directors voted on March 2 to request that Olympic events and ancillary structures proposed by Boston 2024 for Boston Common and Public Garden be relocated. The board vote stated that plans to construct a 16,000-seat beach volleyball stadium on Boston Common constitutes exclusive use of what...

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