Editorials

Letter to the Editor

Good Neighbor Dear Editor: I have a very bad knee and icy sidewalks scare me to death. Needless to say, this winter on Beacon Hill I rarely ventured outside. I live next door to Fil A Buster, a small eatery next to the State House. Their food is excellent, the prices right but most...

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Letter to the Editor

Thanks from the BHCA Young Friends Dear Editor: A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the April 16th Third Thursday at Beacon Hill Pub. In only two hours, the BHCA Young Friends raised $277 in cash as donation for Christopher’s Haven, a local nonprofit which provides housing, amongst other things, to...

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Hill Named ‘Most Beautiful Neighborhood in America’

April 23, 2015
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Thrillist – a popular travel Web site on social media – recently named Beacon Hill the “most beautiful neighborhood in America,” ranking it top among 10 contenders. “Between the red brick sidewalks, the classic Georgian architecture, and the gaslights casting their amber glow down the narrow streets, this gorgeous colonial ‘hood stands out from...

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BHAC Agenda

April 7, 2015
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, 16 April 2015 starting at 4:00p.m. 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...

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Beacon Hill Architectural Commission

April 1, 2015
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission held  a public hearing on Thursday, March 19  The following determinations were made: APPROVED Application 15.722 BH Applicant: 66 Charles Street (continued review) Persona Jewelry (tenant): Install fascia sign and blade sign DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE Application 15.859 BH Applicant: 28-30 Mount Vernon Street (continued review) Grassi Design Group (architect):...

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A Challenging Winter, a Strong City

March 25, 2015
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With the cycle of what seemed like never-ending snowstorms, this winter has tested me as a Mayor, and Boston as a community. I’ve been struck by how Bostonians have pulled together throughout this record-breaking season of storms, which surpassed the 1995-1996 figure with a current total of 108.6 inches this winter. Tackling these storms...

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Okay Enough, We Set a New Record

March 17, 2015
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Sunday night’s snowfall was enough to set a new record for snow accumulation in Boston in a single season. This winter will be something to tell our grandchildren as we will recount the bitter cold for days on end, the constant snow shoveling, the bags of rock salt that we bought to keep our...

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Electricity Rates Just Keep Going up for Boston Users

February 25, 2015
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Boston faces some of the highest electricity prices in the nation, and in January, rates increased by 29 percent. This puts many Boston residents in a very tough spot, in particular, those residents who heat with electricity. While the City does not have control over these prices, we are using every lever we can...

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Don’t Be Fooled

February 18, 2015
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Like an annoying alarm clock that predictably shouts its tone, late last week and this week several establishment lawmakers and transportation pundits began blaming the MBTA’s implosion on a lack of taxes and on the majority of voters who repealed the automatic gas tax increases last November. Don’t be fooled, please. In the daily...

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More Snow

February 12, 2015
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We’ve seen record-setting snowfall in the past two weeks in Boston, creating difficult challenges for Department of Public Works crews who have been working around the clock to remove the snow from the streets and roadways. During last week’s snowstorm, Chestnut Street looked barely plowed.  During this week’s snowstorm, the street on Monday was...

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