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Hearing Held on Subdividing Polling Places

March 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council held a hearing on Feb. 23, to discuss the Boston’s Elections Department proposal to subdivide current precincts to decrease voting lines and increase voter access to the polls.  While two polling places in Chinatown and Bay Village will be changing, there will be no polling location changes...

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Downtown View:Uninhabitable

March 3, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Samuel Eliot Morison in The Maritime History of Massachusetts describes our state’s liabilities—tumbling, shallow, un-navigable rivers that could never compete with the mighty Hudson or the St. Lawrence; “long-lying snow,” making for a short growing season; shallow soil too close to the underlying granite for successful farming, few natural resources...

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BHCA Community Corner

March 3, 2017
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Looking with compassion for a solution to homelessness Beacon Hillers interested in learning more about individuals struggling with homelessness and what services are provided to them are encouraged to join the BHCA’s Cambridge Street Quality of Life Committee meeting on Wednesday, March 1, at 6:30 pm at 74 Joy Street. At the meeting several...

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City Paws:The Long and Short of Life Spans

March 3, 2017
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by Ed & Penny Cherubino It’s a sad fact that our beloved dogs have short lives by humans standards. As you talk to dog lovers, you often hear tales of all the dogs they have known and loved through the years. Those who love members of giant breeds face the shortest normal life spans....

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Nighttime Demolition on Boston End of Longfellow Bridge

March 3, 2017
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MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli (WSC), will temporarily perform nighttime demolition work during the early hours through Saturday, March 4. The demolition activities will occur from 1:30 AM to 4:30 AM each night. This work must be performed within the MBTA right-of-way, therefore necessitating the overnight work when the MBTA Red Line is not operating. Demolition...

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Mayor Walsh Awards $22 Million in New Funding for Affordable Housing

March 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Last week, Mayor Martin Walsh announced nearly $22 million in funding for 10 affordable housing developments in neighborhoods across Boston. The funding will help preserve or produce 602 housing units with 77 of those units being reserved for homeless or extremely low-income households in Boston. This announcement follows behind the Mayor’s...

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Henry Wood, Boston Architect and Long-Time South End Resident, Dead at 87

March 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Henry Austin Wood III, a Boston architect and a long-time South End resident, who was behind the makings of Boston City Hall, passed away in his home in Boston on Jan. 27 at the age of 87. Henry Wood’s architecture that spans throughout the Boston region and beyond will have a...

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BHWF Thanks Tom Kershaw

February 28, 2017
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BHWF Thanks Tom Kershaw

At this month’s Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF), all the group members signed a giant Valentine’s Day Card and presented it to Tom Kershaw, along with a heart-shaped box of chocolates and red roses. Kershaw has generously underwritten the room rental cost for the organization from its inception four years ago in May 2013....

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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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