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BHAC Approves Temple St Project

February 28, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission (BHAC) unanimously green-lit the biggest residential redevelopment project in the neighborhood’s history on Thursday, with some stipulations. Dedham-based JDMD Owner, LLC, plans to reconvert the Hiriaam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue buildings at Temple and Derne streets into a 75-unit condominium complex, with rooftop additions...

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Downtown View:Snow Fear in Boston

February 28, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Are we Bostonians pusillanimous, spineless milquetoasts? It’s easy to conclude that we are, given our recent behavior over snowstorms. The weather forecasters announce ominously that a snowstorm is on the way. The newscasters lament snow in the same way they’d view a plague of locusts. Suburbanites rush to the grocery...

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Judge Takes Summary Judgment on Sidewalk Ramps under Advisement

February 28, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Following a hearing at Suffolk County Courthouse last Tuesday, a judge said she would take an argument under consideration that could potentially allow the city to resume installing ADA-compliant ramps on Beacon Hill. The Hon. Rosemary Connolly will then determine whether to rule on a summary judgment in the city’s favor,...

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BHCA Community Corner

February 28, 2017
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BHCA argues in court for historically appropriate,ADA-compliant ramps Accessibility is and will continue to be an important issue to the Beacon Hill Civic Association, particularly in light of our many senior residents, multiple housing facilities for persons with disabilities, and difficulties of navigating our historic neighborhood for those with mobility or visual challenges. The...

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Hill Sees Spike in Residential Breaking and Entry

February 28, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Beacon Hill has seen an uptick in residential breaking-and-enterings in 2017, according to Boston Police. Seven incidents have been reported in the neighborhood since Jan. 1, five of which in the first two weeks of February. Three took place during the daylight hours of Feb. 7, when the New England Patriots...

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Pedestrian and Bike Traffic to be Diverted for TLC along the Charles River Esplanade

February 28, 2017
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The Esplanade Association (EA) has announced that it recently received an anonymous donation specifically designated to be used for tree care on the Charles River Esplanade Park. With this grant and in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Esplanade Association has scheduled the tree maintenance and care to be completed...

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Local Students Named to Honor Roll at BC High

February 28, 2017
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The following students have been named to the Honor Roll at Boston College High School. For High Honors a Soph., Jr.,Sr. must have at least a 3.80 quality point average and all grades ‘”C+” or higher. Freshmen need a 3.6 quality point average and all grades ‘”C+” or higher. For Honors a Soph., Jr.,Sr....

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Boston City Council Calls for A Home Rule:Petition to Add Additional Polling Locations

February 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council last week called for a hearing to discuss filling a home rule petition to add additional polling locations in the six largest precincts in Boston. Filed by City Councilor Bill Linehan of District 2 and City Council President Michelle Wu, this home rule petition would allow the...

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Councilor Essaibi-George Wants to Make Applying for Affordable Housing Easier

February 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen At-large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George last week filed for a hearing order to determine strategies for streamlining the process to apply for affordable housing. “I’ve been working on this issue now for the last 14 months and the most important solution to homelessness is housing,” said Councilor Essaibi-George at the meeting....

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Sledding Is Not Just for Kids

February 17, 2017
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Sledding Is Not Just for Kids

Romeo, Sloane and Kim Furmonavicius ride together in style in the Common on Friday afternoon.

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