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BHCA Zoning and Licensing to Hear About Proposed Work at 7 Smith Ct.

March 5, 2013
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The owner/occupants of a single-family home at 7 Smith Court will appear before the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning and Licensing Committee, to present a proposal to construct a head house. This structure would allow walk-up access to a re-built roof deck on the 2 ½-story building. The committee will meet Wednesday, March 6...

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DOT Officials Approve Longfellow Bridge Work

March 5, 2013
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) board of directors approved the construction contract for the Longfellow Bridge Wednesday. The contract for the rehabilitation for the Longfellow Bridge, which carries Route 3 over the Charles River between Boston and Cambridge, was awarded to J. F. White/Skanska Koch/Consigli, in the amount of $255,489,000, and construction is...

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Thank You

March 5, 2013
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In our neighborhood, there is nothing more scarce than open, safe and appealing public spaces.  For too long, we have seen how municipal and recent state budget cuts have had a negative impact on our parks with necessary repairs often being postponed. The recent action of the following businesses, Lenox Hotel, LAZ Parking, Panificio...

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Federal Sequestration

March 5, 2013
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The deadline passed last Friday when mandated cuts to the federal programs started to take place. While many entitlements that are the budget busters were spared, the across the board budget cuts hit programs in public schools, transportation, the military and Head Start.  Mayor Thomas M. Menino is assessing the impact of the cuts...

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Police Briefs 03-05-2013

March 5, 2013
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 02/20/13 – Victims reported unknown person(s) broke into their Otis Place residence at around 11:41p.m. and removed a laptop, as well as six pairs of cufflinks and other  jewelry. Larceny in a Building 02/21/13 – A victim reported unknown person(s) stole her pocketbook, containing a wallet, bankcards, personal papers,...

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Scampo Raised $5,000 for the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Curing Kids Fund

March 1, 2013
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Scampo Raised $5,000 for the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Curing Kids Fund

With this check presentation, Scampo raised $5,000 for the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Curing Kids Fund this past holiday season. By donating a portion of every gift card purchase to its neighbor, Scampo helps this wonderful hospital continue its important work of helping people fully experience life. Both Scampo and Massachusetts Eye and Ear...

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The Today Show

March 1, 2013
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The Today Show

Mass. Eye and Ear employees Lauren Mackay and Kate Horstkotte showed their enthusiasm for “The Today Show” the day after Valentine’s Day at the live taping at Faneuil Hall. The dynamic duo, who work with Drs. Jessica Fewkes and Robin Lindsey, were featured as part of the local weather report.

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Beacon Hill Receives Beautify Boston Grants

March 1, 2013
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STEPHEN S. YOUNG, BOARD chair of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA), announced last week that the City of Boston recently awarded two Beautify Boston Grants to projects on Beacon Hill. The Beautify Boston Grant Program was created by Mayor Thomas M. Menino to “support significant community initiated beautification and infrastructure projects that will...

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Expanded Street-sweeping Program Begins March 1

March 1, 2013
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BEGINNING FRIDAY, MARCH 1, the city’s Public Works Department (DPW) will expand its street-sweeping program on Beacon Hill to include two additional months. The program typically ended on Nov. 30 and resumed April 1, but starting this year, sweeping begins March 1 and ends Dec. 31. Existing posted schedules, as well as parking restrictions...

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Street Sweeping Starts This Friday

March 1, 2013
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Well, we dodged another snow bullet over the weekend.  And if the weatherman is accurate then we will be getting some rain on Wednesday.  This is exactly what we need to get rid of those snow piles that  take away the far too scarce parking spaces on streets like Chestnut Street or Mt. Vernon...

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