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Swan Boats to Open Season on Saturday

April 14, 2016
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Celebrating the end of winter and the onset of spring in New England, Mayor Martin J. Walsh will host the first ride of the season as the popular Boston Swan Boats open at the Public Garden lagoon at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 16. “We are proud to celebrate the 140th year that the...

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Police Briefs 04-12-2016

April 14, 2016
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Breaking and Entering – Residence 04/03/16 – A female victim reported she left her Beacon Street apartment at around noon, and when she returned approximately two hours later, her silver bracelet and debit card were missing. The victim’s bank notified her that transactions were subsequently made...

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April Snow

April 7, 2016
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April Snow

The spring flowers in this windowbox on Chestnut St. might seem out of season as Monday’s snowstorm dumped a few more inches in Beacon Hill.`

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Walsh Discusses Small-Business Report at BHBA Annual Meeting

April 7, 2016
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Walsh Discusses Small-Business Report at BHBA Annual Meeting

By Dan Murphy Mayor Martin J. Walsh detailed findings from the city’s recently released report on small businesses during the Beacon Hill Business Association’s annual meeting at Hampshire House on Monday, March 28. According to the “Small Business Plan – Summary Report,” Boston’s 40,000 small business generate about $15 billion in revenue and 170,000...

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Developer Unveils Temple Street Complex Plans

April 7, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The public got a look at the latest plans for what would be the largest redevelopment project in the neighborhood’s history during a special meeting sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association on Monday, March 28. The proposed project would transform the interconnected, six-story Hiriam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue...

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Special Senate Election is Next Tuesday

April 7, 2016
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By Cary Shuman Beacon Hill residents will head to the polls next Tuesday (April 12) to cast their ballots in the State Senate special election primary for the First Suffolk and Middlesex District. Seven Democratic candidates, including Beacon Hill State Representative Jay Livingstone, are competing for the seat previously held by Anthony Petruccelli of...

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Community Leaders Express Outrage at BRA’s 6-Year Extension of Powers

April 7, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Following the city council’s decision last week to grant the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) a six-year extension of its urban renewal powers, some community leaders have expressed indignation with the decision. While the Beacon Hill neighborhood is not within the zone for teh BRA decision, nevertheless the development in the conigious...

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Downtown View:Heroic

April 7, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Mayor John Hynes was elected in 1949, John Collins in 1960. Collins brought in Ed Logue as the director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, established in 1957. These men faced a problem. Boston was in trouble. After a depression, two wars, long-time corruption and a changing industrial base, the city...

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Dearth of a Small Space:Theatre Groups are Getting Squeezed Out of Boston

April 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It’s never easy on the cutting edge, or else it wouldn’t be the cutting edge. But at the same time, when it comes to the cutting edge and fringe small theatre companies in Boston, it also shouldn’t be impossible – say theatre company participants and advocates. Yet such is the case,...

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Officials Announce Five Goals for Cultural Plan

April 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Creates team held its final Town Hall meeting at Bunker Hill Community College on Monday night, March 28, and revealed five goals that will be used to form the upcoming Boston Cultural Plan – due out on June 17. Julie Burros, chief of arts and culture, moderated the meeting,...

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