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City of Boston Permanently Implements Successful Pilot Commercial Loading Project

November 11, 2016
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The City of Boston recently completed a pilot program on Cambridge Street designed to afford better access to curbside commercial loading zones in an effort to reduce the incidence of double parking by commercial vehicles, improve safety for people riding bicycles and provide a smoother flow of traffic.  During the trial period, the hours...

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Lighting of the Park’s Signature Trellis Set for November 21

November 11, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP), and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the 14th annual lighting of the park’s signature trellis on Monday, November 21, beginning at 5 p.m. Located at 110 Atlantic Avenue on Boston’s historic waterfront, Christopher Columbus Park is transformed into a holiday...

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Boston Children’s Chorus Young Men’s Ensemble Concert Set for November 19

November 11, 2016
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In the Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) season-opener, their Young Men’s Ensemble presents a concert entitled, “We Are…,” with selections that seek to redefine and broaden the definition of what it means to be a man. This ticketed show is open to the public and is presented as part of the Gardner Museum’s Sunday Concert...

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The 2016 Election – What’s on the Ballot?

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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Halloween At Hill House

November 4, 2016
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Halloween At Hill House

Zach and Benjamin Block, dressed as monsters, graced the Hill House Halloween Party at the Firehouse on Thursday, Oct. 27. Numerous children reported to the event in costume and enjoyed cookies and crafts.

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BHCA ‘Town Meeting’ to Focus on Homelessness

November 4, 2016
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BHCA ‘Town Meeting’ to Focus on Homelessness

By Dan Murphy Boston police will be on hand next week for a “town meeting” to discuss homelessness sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association. Captain Kenneth Fong of Boston Police Area A-1 and Kerri Wells, the district’s community service officer, will join Paula O’Keeffe, chair of the Civic Association’s Safety Committee, at 74...

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Downtown View:Thanks Donald for the Big Reveal

November 4, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor One good thing Donald has done for America is that the regrettable frequency of sexual assault is now out in the open, and it’s not just a bunch of drunk college sophomores committing the crimes. I had read that women were revealing their own experiences with it to their mates...

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Councilors Start Looking at Parking Meter Rates

November 4, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Parking in the city of Boston continues to draw sharp criticism from both people who argue that the city needs more parking and those who think it needs less. At the hearing to discuss parking in the City of Boston that was at the City Council held on October 18, the...

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Early Voting is a Success in Boston

November 4, 2016
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By John Lynds According to Mayor Martin Walsh and elections officials the city’s new early voting program has exceeded expectations. “Ensuring all Boston voters are able to vote conveniently, and on their own schedule, is paramount to ensuring voter turnout,” said Mayor Walsh. “Voting is core to our democracy, and I encourage Boston voters...

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BHCA Community Corner

November 4, 2016
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Another Halloween has passed What makes Halloween on Beacon Hill so special is more than the hoards of trick or treaters, colorful and lavish door and window decorations, and scores of visitors on themed walking tours that thrill with spine-chilling stories about the grisly Parkman House murder and terrifying tales of the Boston Strangler....

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