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From Nothing to Something – How BHV Made It Happen

From Nothing to Something – How BHV Made It Happen

By Karen Cord Taylor Entrepreneurship is trendy these days. It requires innovation. Everyone wants to be the person who takes an idea, gets it going, and comes out a winner. Downtown Boston has such a winner. Beacon Hill Village, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, serves 375 members 50 years or older who live...

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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee Votes Not to Opposed Head-house Proposed for 33 Branch St.

By Dan Murphy The Beacon Hill Civic  Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee decided by a vote of 11-1-2 Wednesday not to oppose granting the zoning variances that would allow the owners of a single-family house at 33 Branch St. to build a head-house, with the stipulation that the new structure’s roof is opaque....

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Gas Lamps Going Green

The period gas lanterns that give so much charm to our neighborhood are now being fitted with automatic igniters that will cause them to go on only in the evenings at nightfall rather than flickering wastefully all day. The city will save approximately $140,000 a year in fuel costs for the 2,800 lamps which...

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The Budget

Mayor Menino has presented his $2.4 billion Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2012 and he has also presented a five year $1.7 billion Capital Plan, including $168.7 million in new FY 2012 project authorizations. He has presented this to the Boston City Council. Every important base in a big city budget is tweaked and...

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Police Briefs 06-07-2011

Larceny from a Motor Vehicle 05/25/11 – A victim reported her 2005 Volvo S80 parked had its front driver’s side window broken and a plastic radio holder was removed while the vehicle was parked on Lime Street between 8 p.m. and 6:20 a.m. Larceny/Shoplifting 05/30/11 – A male suspect stole a pair of white...

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Joint Charles Street Committee to Launch Tree-guard Pilot Program

Joint Charles Street Committee to Launch Tree-guard Pilot Program

-By Dan Murphy The Joint Charles Street Committee is launching a pilot program to install new tree-guards on Charles Street. Two metal guards, which will measure 66 inches long, 36 inches wide and 18 inches high, will be installed outside of tree pits at 119 and 143 Charles St. and modeled after an existing...

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Construction Workers Help Save Woman Pinned Beneath a Car on Charles Street

-By Dan Murphy A woman who was pinned beneath an unoccupied car on Charles Street Wednesday has alert construction workers working at a nearby site to thank for helping to rescue her. According to published reports, a BMW that was double-parked on Mt. Vernon Street rolled backwards about 200 yards at about 3:15 p.m.,...

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Much to look forward to

It was an America at peace with itself this long Memorial Day weekend. The kick-off to the Summer of 2011 went smoothly in New England and here in the Greater Boston area where the weather finally, fully, wonderfully cooperated, sending tens of thousands to our beaches and into the streets of our neighborhoods for...

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Police Briefs 05-31-2011

Breaking and Entering – Residence 05/20/11 – A victim reported her Chestnut Street basement apartment was broken into between 8 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Golf clubs, jewelry and a laptop were removed from the apartment. Larceny/Shoplifting 05/22/11 – A Charles Street store reported a female suspect stole dresses and fled the area at around...

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MGH Official Provides Latest Update on Museum

MGH Official Provides Latest Update on Museum

-By Dan Murphy As the keynote of the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s 89th annual meeting last week, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Museum Director Peter Johnson provided an update on the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation. The 8,000 square-foot, two-story building, including a rooftop garden, is currently under construction at...

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