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Park Boston App Surges in Use,Producing Huge Revenue Numbers

By Seth Daniel Drivers looking to avoid a parking ticket would do well to pick up their smart phones, and put away the rolls of quarters. City officials, and most especially thousands of drivers, are hailing the new ParkBoston smart phone application this spring, just as the convenient piece of technology looks to break...

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Police Body Camera Pilot Program Set to Start This Summer

By Seth Daniel Members of the Boston City Council have held hearings all over the city the past week to field concerns and comments regarding the police body camera program that will begin in all neighborhoods this summer, and the leader of that effort now says she has doubts as to whether serious issues...

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Dropped Call:Architectural Commission Stops any Additional Antennas on Beacon Hill

April 28, 2016
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Dropped Call:Architectural Commission Stops any Additional Antennas on Beacon Hill

By Stephen Quigley The wireless connection could be getting a little weaker in the Beacon Hill area following the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission’s (BHAC) unanimous vote to deny without prejudice a request from a wireless provider to put an antenna at 122-126 Charles Street and allowing Cingular Wireless to withdraw without prejudice their two...

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Garden Club Adds Events to Annual Tour

April 28, 2016
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Garden Club Adds Events to Annual Tour

In less than one month, the garden gates will open on Thursday May 19, when the Beacon Hill Garden Club will host its 87th annual tour of the Hidden Gardens. New this year is the addition of a special twilight viewing of three private gardens for working professionals and neighborhood friends. The Garden Soirée...

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Public Gets Another Look at New Plans for 33-61 Temple Street

April 28, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The public got another look at the updated plans for what is slated to be the largest residential redevelopment project in Beacon Hill’s history on Thursday at a public meeting sponsored by the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Dedham-based JDMD Owner, LLC intends to transform the interconnected, six-story Hiriam J. Archer and Frank...

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Downtown View:1,200 New Street Trees

April 28, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor The City of Boston started planting 1,200 trees along city streets in mid-April and will continue to do so until June. Every neighborhood gets them. Their hired contractor might grind out the stump of a dead tree. Then he’ll refresh the soil in the tree pit, dig the hole, water...

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Get Your Brooms:Annual Street Cleaning is this Weekend

April 28, 2016
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As part of an annual effort to beautify the streets of Boston in time for the spring season, Mayor Martin J. Walsh has asked for Boston residents’ to participate in Boston Shines, a citywide initiative to clean the neighborhoods across the city. Boston Shines will bring together thousands of volunteers, including businesses, community groups...

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Boncore Wins Senate Election,Livingstone Carries Beacon Hill

April 22, 2016
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Boncore Wins Senate Election,Livingstone Carries Beacon Hill

By Cary Shuman Winthrop attorney Joseph Boncore won the Democratic nomination for the State Senate seat in the First Suffolk and Middlesex District that includes Beacon Hill. Boncore received 4,013 votes to take first place in the field of seven candidates in the April 12 Democratic Primary. He carried his hometown of Winthrop by...

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Esplanade Association Outlines Year’s Goals at Annual Meeting

April 22, 2016
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By Dan Murphy At the group’s 15th annual meeting at Hampshire House on Monday, April 11, representatives from the Esplanade Association outlined their major goals for 2016, including the restoration of the historic Lotta Fountain and the launch of the park’s “wayfinding system.” Tani Marinovich, executive director of the Esplanade Association, said work on...

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Postal Worker Helps Police Thwart Package Thief

April 22, 2016
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By Dan Murphy An observant postal worker led officers to a thief who was seen stealing delivery packages on Beacon Hill, Boston Police said. On April 7, at around 1 p.m., the mailman flagged down officers on detail in the neighborhood after witnessing the suspect steal a package from a doorway in the Mt....

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