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On Thursday, Meet Local Author Karen Cord Taylor at Blackstone’s

September 10, 2014
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If Beacon Hill could talk, it would tell you stories — stories of unique individuals and groups, past and present — who’ve had a lasting impact on the community throughout its history. Beacon Hill resident Karen Cord Taylor shares many of these stories in her new local history book, “Legendary Locals of Beacon Hill.”...

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Charles River Gets High Marks

September 10, 2014
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EPA has given a grade of “A-” for water quality in the Charles River during 2013. It is the highest grade EPA has issued since the 1995 inception of the Clean Charles River Initiative. Reflecting nearly twenty years of focused efforts by EPA, state and local officials, private environmental advocacy groups and concerned citizens,...

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State Issues RFP for Air Rights

September 10, 2014
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The state issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) on Wednesday for the design and development of an air-rights project at Boylston Street and Massachusetts Avenue. Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the MBTA are seeking development proposals for Parcel 13, which consists of approximately 54,500 square feet of air rights over the Massachusetts Turnpike...

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Block Party Is This Sunday On The Hill

September 10, 2014
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Don’t miss the neighborhoods biggest party, this Sunday, September 14! The Beacon Hill Civic Association will once again host the Neighborhood Block Party from 12noon to 4pm in-front of The Firehouse, 127 Mt. Vernon Street. The annual event welcomes back the community after each summer for a fun-filled afternoon of hot dogs sizzling on...

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Local Volunteers for HOTC

September 3, 2014
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Interested in volunteering at the Head of The Charles Regatta (HOTC) this fall? The Beacon Hill Civic Association Young Friends will be staffing the awards table on Saturday, October 18th from 11:30am – 2:30pm and are looking for members of the Beacon Hill community to join! Spots are filling up quickly;contact Tori Hay at...

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Beacon Hill Leaders Supporting Tolman for Attorney General Post

September 3, 2014
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State Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Boston) and former State Rep. Paul Demakis announced their endorsements of Warren Tolman to be the next Massachusetts attorney general. Livingstone and Demakis joined Tolman at the Paramount Restaurant, where Tolman met with Beacon Hill-area voters during Tolman’s three-day Boston Tour. “Warren Tolman has earned my support because he has...

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BHCA Zoning & Licensing to Meet

September 3, 2014
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On Wednesday, August 27th, the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning & Licensing Committee will hold a meeting to discuss the proposed change of occupancy at 62-66 Charles Street to a Peet’s Coffee &Tea. The meeting will take place at 127 Mount Vernon Street at 7:30pm. Further details on the projectcan be viewed at www.bhcivic.org....

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Storrow Drive Roadwork Going On

September 3, 2014
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Through Thursday, August 28 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM, the Storrow Drive EB off-ramp at Fenway will be closed for Rapid set concrete repairs. Additional eastbound left lane closures will take place on those same days as needed at Commonwealth Avenue from 7 AM to 3 PM for project deliveries. Monday through Thursday...

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More Open Space Is Now On the Way

September 3, 2014
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Gov. Deval Patrick has signed into law state legislation that will allow the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) to expand its Boston campus while restoring public parkland in the Charles River Esplanade. The legislation, filed by State Rep. Jay Livingstone and co-sponsored by Sens. Anthony Petrucelli, Sal DiDomenico and Will Brownsbereger and State...

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A New Trail to Follow

September 3, 2014
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I love it when one person decides to do a good deed for the rest of us just because he or she is  interested in a topic. Vincent Licenziato, 64, of Phillips Street on Beacon Hill, decided to celebrate art, social justice and education by calling attention to the many statues and memorials around...

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