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Holiday Cheer

December 4, 2012
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Holiday Cheer

David Jones was out on Sunday decorating the lampposts on Joy Street as part of the annual Decorate the Hill event.

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Suffolk Plans Construction of $63M Classroom Facility

December 4, 2012
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Making good on a commitment to shift its student population away from Beacon Hill, Suffolk University is moving ahead with plans to build a new $62 million classroom facility in the Ashburton Place area while selling off two buildings on the Hill. “It’s very exciting project that’s historic in many ways because this is...

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DCR Changes Operator for Storrow Dr. Parking Lot

December 4, 2012
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The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced Monday that LAZ Parking is the winning bidder of a five-year permit for operation of the Charles River Reservation Storrow Drive parking lot – previously rented and used by Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary. The winning bidder also promised more access to the lot in off...

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Developers Brief IAG on Nashua Street Residence Project

December 4, 2012
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Developers of a fairly large project in Beacon Hill briefed the Impact Advisory Group (IAG) last Tuesday during the first meeting sponsored by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) concerning the Nashua Street Residence project. This was the first meeting with the newly formed IAG since Avalon Bay took over the project in August from...

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Scampo Gift Card Benefits Mass Eye and Ear

November 30, 2012
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Scampo Gift Card Benefits Mass Eye and Ear

This year treat a friend of loved one to a Scampo Gift Card and be rewarded yourself! Not only do you get to take home a free Gift Card of $100 for every $100 spent in Gift Card purchases, starting at $200, but you can revel in the spirit of giving back too. 1%...

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ISD Rules 54 Chestnut St. Dangerous and Unsafe : Times Reader Tip Alerts, ISD to Home Conditions

November 30, 2012
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ISD Rules 54 Chestnut St. Dangerous and Unsafe : Times Reader Tip Alerts, ISD to Home Conditions

The Inspectional Services Department (ISD) cited a residential building on Chestnut Street for “dangerous and unsafe conditions” last Tuesday after a Times reader called attention to the potential hazard. ISD Commissioner Bryan Glascock said a city inspector issued a violation to the condominium association for 54 Chestnut St. after observing “maintenance issues with the...

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BHAC Nixes Curb-cut Plan

November 30, 2012
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Beacon Hill Architectural Commission unanimously denied an application from the city’s Public Works Department for the proposed design for curb cuts in the Historic Beacon Hill District on Nov. 15. In existing concrete sidewalks, the application outlined plans to construct ramps using standard, un-tinted concrete and to adorn them with brick-red tactile strips made...

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Downtown View Parking Lot Worries

November 30, 2012
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I’m worried. It’s about a surface parking lot. It seems silly to worry about a parking lot, but that’s the way it is. Maybe it will turn out okay, but things have a way of getting out of hand. Let’s hope I’m wrong. This parking lot lies on the Esplanade near Charles Circle. That...

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Holiday Fundraiser at the Hampshire House

November 20, 2012
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Holiday Fundraiser at the Hampshire House

On Wednesday night residents came to the Hampshire House for the Annual Garlands and Green fundraiser. The money raised at this event will go to purchase the laurel gardens and red bows that are put on the lamp posts of Beacon Hill.  In the top photo  are from left Kate Clopeck, Tom Kershaw owner...

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WECA Hears Talk on Future of BRA

November 20, 2012
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The West End Civic Association (WECA) sponsored a meeting Tuesday night to discuss the BRA’s (Boston Redevelopment Association)  role in neighborhood planning and development, the BRA’s Article 80 process and what action residents can take to impact development. The meeting, held at the West End Museum, was titled “Neighborhood Development: Civic Discourse – BRA’s...

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