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BHCA Community Corner

April 29, 2017
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SPRING IS MEMBERSHIP SEASON AT BHCA Along with window boxes overflowing with colorful flowers, spring on Beacon Hill brings a renewed appreciation of the neighborhood’s carefully preserved historic homes, newly-swept brick sidewalks, green play spaces for children and, perhaps most of all, the friendly camaraderie of its residents. Much of this is due to...

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Beacon Hill to Get Improvements in Budget

April 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Last Thursday, Mayor Martin Walsh released his $2.08 billion five-year capital budget plan. Flanked by his cabinet and elected officials, Walsh made a commitment to start, continue and complete several projects around the Beacon Hill neighborhood. “This Capital Plan prioritizes investments in Boston’s neighborhoods and is a direct reflection of the...

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Organist Peter Krasinski to Create Live Improvised Musical Score for ‘BEN-HUR’ at St Cecilia’s

April 29, 2017
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A sweeping silent film drama set during the time of Christ will be shown in a landmark Boston church. Organist Peter Krasinski will accompany BEN-HUR, A Tale of the Christ” (1925) on Thursday, April 27, at Saint Cecelia Parish, 18 Belvidere St. The screening is at 7 p.m. and is open to the public....

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TEA Officials Announce September 23 as Date for the Moonlight Gala

April 29, 2017
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Flowers and trees blooming, runners filling the pathways, and children with their mitts on the baseball fields are all signs that the spring has finally arrived on the esplanade. It also means that the planning of the Esplanade Association’s (TEA) annual Gala to benefit the Charles River Esplanade is well under way. One of the most...

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Revere Hotel Replaces Storefront Before BVAC Approval

April 29, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Tucked away on the corner of Piedmont and Broadway Street in the Bay Village, the Revere Hotel upgraded a much forgotten storefront that runs beneath the concrete parking garage. But, at the Bay Village Architectural Commission (BVAC) hearing this past Tuesday, April 11, Joe Cornish the City of Boston preservation planner...

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Architectural Commission Approves 45 Temple Street Redevelopment Project with Provisos

April 29, 2017
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission approved the latest, revised plans for the controversial 45 Temple St. project at its monthly hearing on Thursday with some stipulations. Dedham-based JDMD Owner, LLC, plans to convert the Hiriaam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue buildings at Temple and Derne streets into a 75-unit condominium complex, with rooftop...

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Fictional Podcast Tells Story of Millennial Who Dreams of Settling on Beacon Hill

April 29, 2017
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By Dan Murphy To mark the launch of her podcast “Red Line,” which tells the story of a Millennial woman who dreams of settling in Beacon Hill in the shadow of the MBTA subway line, creator G. D. Spilsbury will be on hand with the series’ lead actress and producer as part of the...

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Moving Winthrop Square Proposal Out of the Shadows

April 29, 2017
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By Michael Dukakis and Michelle Wu When a new building emerges from the regulatory dance that weighs economic growth against loss of open space or increased density, the physical landscape of our city changes forever. Amid pressures facing each generation to grow our tax base and our constricted housing stock, the protection of open...

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Beacon Hillers Deliver Daffodils

April 22, 2017
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Beacon Hillers Deliver Daffodils

Joey and Daisy Gulla sit on the delivery wagon to distribute daffodils with other volunteers throughout Beacon Hill last Friday, April 14, as part of the Marathon Daffodil project. The project began in 2014 after the Marathon Bombing as a symbol of Boston Strong. This year, the Beacon Hill Garden Club joined in to...

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City Council Ponders Change to Shadow Law

April 22, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen A Home Rule Petition that will make a one-time exemption to the State laws that governs shadow on the Boston Common and the Public Garden for the developers behind the proposed 775-foot Winthrop Square tower was filed with the Boston City Council at the hearing on Wednesday, April 12. The Home...

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