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BHCA Zoning & Licensing Committee Will Meet January 13

January 14, 2015
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January 13, the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning & Licensing Committee will hold a meeting to discuss a proposal to demolish the existing 2-story building between Hancock and Joy Streets (156 Cambridge Street) and replace it with an 8-story building. The project is in the planning stages, so the purpose of this meeting will...

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BHAC Agenda

January 14, 2015
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 Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold a public hearing: on in Room 801, Boston City Hall Subject of the hearing will be applications for Certificates of Appropriateness on the agenda below, review of architectural violations, and such business as may come before the commission, in accordance with Ch. 616 of the Acts of 1955,...

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Forum on Charter Schools Set for Jan 20

January 14, 2015
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A forum organized and hosted by The Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee will be held on January 20   at Suffolk University Law School Auditorium, 120 Tremont St.  from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For information visitwww.bostonward5dems.org In response to widespread concerns regarding the state of public education in America, many states and cities, including Massachusetts...

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Letter to the Editor

January 14, 2015
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Commenting on the recent article on disruption or consequences Dear Editor: As an individual requiring door to door transportation service during the work week, I will share with you my six month Uber experience with that of the local cab companies.  1)  An Uber X vehicle is a comparable model to that of a...

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Obituaries 01-13-2015

January 14, 2015
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Eileen Fitzpatrick Longtime Gary Drug employee Eileen Fitzpatrick lost her courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Dec. 18, 2014. She passed away surrounded by close family and friends who loved her deeply. The youngest daughter of seven children, Eileen was born to Dorothy and Thomas Fitzpatrick on April 3, 1957, in West Hempstead, N.Y. She was predeceased...

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Brian Golden to Head Redevelopment Authority

January 8, 2015
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Brian Golden was recently named permanent director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and Economic Development Industrial Corporation (EDIC). Having served as acting director since last January, Golden will continue to lead the efforts to reform and modernize the agency, which has already undergone a significant transformation in the last 11 months. He has...

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BHCA Celebrates with a Secret Garden Gala

January 8, 2015
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association invites the community to attend the 43rd Annual Winter Gala themed ”Secret Garden”, celebrating the historic neighborhood on Saturday, February 7, 2015. An evening of friendship and community will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel with dinner and dancing included in the ticket price. The event will feature one...

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A Bridge for All Seasons

January 8, 2015
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A Bridge for All Seasons

Winter, spring, summer, or fall the lagoon bridge in the Public Garden is a favorite spot to preserve the memory of a day with a photo.

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Passing of the Gentle Giants

December 31, 2014
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Beacon Hill has just suffered a major shock, with the deaths during the past year of six of our long-time, highly respected community leaders. Although of different stripes politically and socially, these six — five men and one woman — all were tied to a commitment to the “commonweal”;  Republican or Democrat, maverick or...

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Turning a Neglected Pit into a Garden

December 31, 2014
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The pit’s filled, walls bricked, perimeter reinforced and bricks laid. On Friday two dim lanterns were installed to illuminate the 45 Beaver Place garden project, and outdoor work ceased for the holidays. In mid-January, though, construction workers will be back to ensure that by spring plantings will green and trees bloom in the 1500-square-foot...

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