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How We’re Creating Affordable Housing

August 16, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Boston is a diverse city made up of residents of all backgrounds, all education levels and job sectors spread out over 23 neighborhoods. Some of us were born and bred here, some with families that have been here for decades, some received a wonderful education or job here and...

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Obituaries 08-15-2017

August 16, 2017
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Annie Caroline Flaherty  She leaves this world a brighter place Annie Caroline Flaherty of Beacon Hill died on on August 8. She was 7 years old. Annie had a zest for life like no other.  She will be missed by her friends near and far and most importantly those at the Eliot School.  She...

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Caturday on the Common

August 9, 2017
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Caturday on the Common

Riker, an exceptionally social cat, was eager to explore the Boston Common with his owner, Chris Felice, manning the leash during Boston’s inaugural First Caturday event on the Common. Hundreds of local cat owners from the neighborhoods and beyond converged with hundreds of cats to socialize and talk feline philosophy.

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Residents Disappointed by Rejection in Boston’s Slow Streets Program

August 9, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen and Dan Murphy In future though, please refer to the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) and the BHCA Traffic and Parking Committee, whose Chair is Ben Starr.  BHC and Beacon Hill Parking and Transportation Committee are incorrect. The five neighborhoods that will join the Neighborhood Slow Streets program in 2017 were announced in mid-July,...

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Galvin says New Shadow Law Removes Layer of Protection for Historic Parks

August 9, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Gov. Charlie Baker recently signed a home-rule petition into law that would allow Millennium Partners to move forward with building a 775-foot tower on the site of the city-owned Winthrop Square Garage, bypassing two existing state laws that protect the Boston Common and Public Garden from new shadows. Mayor Martin Walsh...

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Downtown View:A Modest Proposal

August 9, 2017
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Karen is taking a break. Here is a column from last fall that needs more consideration. By Karen Cord Taylor The noise is always a surprise. Your cab stops in the street to let you out. The driver can’t pull over because parked cars line both sides of the narrow street. A short time...

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BHCA Community Corner

August 9, 2017
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Keep exterior doors well lit When the BHCA Cambridge Street Quality of Life Committee members walked down Cambridge Street last fall to identify problem areas impacting residents’ quality of life and safety, they noted that several property owners had not replaced burned out bulbs in light fixtures mounted above their doorways. It is a...

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City Council Motions

August 9, 2017
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CITY COUNCIL ESTABLISHES COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE The Boston City Council passed an amended ordinance to create the Community Preservation Committee (CPC), as required by State law to make recommendations regarding the use of the funds generated by the one percent surcharge on real estate property. The ordinance requires that the CPC study the needs...

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Local Restaurants Taking Part in Dine Out Boston

August 9, 2017
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By Phil Orlandella Seven Beacon Hill Restaurants will participate in the 2017 Dine Out Boston program that is celebrating its 16th year of providing diners an opportunity to enjoy Beacon Hill’s atmosphere and the fine eateries that exist on the Hill. Formally Restaurant Week, over 156 restaurants are taking part in the multi-day, specially...

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Police Briefs 08-08-2017

August 9, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Aggravated Assault and Battery 07/26/17 – At approximately 9:30 p.m., a male suspect was arrested on the Boston Common around Beacon Street for aggravated assault and battery. The suspect was swinging a knife at the male victim after an argument and slashed him in the jaw...

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