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City Breaks Ground on Common Renovations

April 7, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has broken ground on its $3.3 million renovation of Parkman Plaza at the Visitor Information Center and Tremont Street edge on the Boston Common. The project includes improvements to Parkman Plaza (Visitor Information Center Plaza), Tremont Street sidewalk reconstruction, and Lafayette Mall enhancements through the...

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Related Beal Launches Parking Space Sales at Charles Street Garage for Beacon Hill and West End Residents:Select Parking at 144 Charles Street Converting to Deeded Condominium Spaces

April 7, 2017
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Related Beal, a fully integrated real estate firm focused on development opportunities in Boston and its surrounding areas, today announced the launch of sales for deeded parking spaces at the Charles Street Garage located at 144 Charles Street in Beacon Hill.  Earlier this year, Related Beal notified the Beacon Hill neighbors of their plan...

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Hill Applies for City’s ‘Neighborhood Slow Streets’ Program

April 7, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Under the auspices of the Beacon Hill Traffic and Parking Committee, the neighborhood has applied to participate in the city’s “Neighborhood Slow Streets” program. Each year, residents, neighborhood associations and other community-based organizations can apply for traffic calming in a specific neighborhood. Selected neighborhoods will work with the Boston Transportation Department and...

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Max Reger Gala

March 31, 2017
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Max Reger Gala

Haig Hovsepian performed a Max Reger solo on the violin during the annual Max Reger Gala at the Church on the Hill Saturday night, March 25. Residents and performers gathered at the church to support the cause of providing support to disadvantaged children involved in the serious study of music.

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Certificate Issued for Temple Street

March 31, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The city’s Environment Department issued a certificate of appropriateness on March 15 for the proposed residential redevelopment of the Hiriam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue buildings at Temple and Derne streets. Dedham-based JDMD Owner, LLC, plans to convert the two, interconnected buildings previously owned and occupied by Suffolk University into...

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Re-Shaping the BPDA:Women Now Make Up the Majority of Workers at the Agency

March 31, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) formerly the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) was formed in 1957. Throughout the years, this agency has decided in many ways what direction the City should go in by having a tight fingertip on every major development that has come through Boston over the past...

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Downtown View:Where Things Stand:Allston Interchange

March 31, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor If you live in downtown Boston, you probably know this place from your car only. This is where either you paid your first toll on the Mass Pike after you sailed past BU, or where you got on the pike via a long, winding ramp after driving out from downtown...

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BHCA Community Corner

March 31, 2017
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Community Invited to Nominate Candidates for Beacon Award As part of its Diamond Jubilee Year (1922-1997), the Beacon Hill Civic Association instituted an annual community award to honor those people and groups deserving of particular recognition for their significant and sustained contributions to the Beacon Hill community. It was named the Beacon Award. This...

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Debate Over Proposed Tower in the Bay Village Continues

March 31, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Looming over the minds of many in Bay Village and surrounding neighborhoods, is a proposed 19-story building that is slated to fill in the gap of a current surface parking lot, between the Revere Hotel and South Cove, an elderly assistant living facility. For years this eyesore has welcomed many in...

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Mayor Walsh Opens Swan Boats on April 15

March 31, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh will host the first ride of the season on the popular Boston Swan Boats as they open at the Public Garden lagoon on Saturday, April 15, at 11:30 a.m. “This will be the 141st year the Swan Boats have entertained residents and visitors in the Boston Public Garden,” said Mayor...

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