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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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‘Crime Prevention’ Meeting Draws Standing-room Crowd

November 20, 2012
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In the aftermath of a recent sexual assault and robbery in the neighborhood, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Safety Committee sponsored a “crime prevention” meeting Thursday that drew a standing-room crowd. According to Captain Tom Lee of Area A-1, a young woman was walking home on Joy Street at about 3:15 a.m. on...

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Police Seeking Help to Locate Suspect in Assault

November 13, 2012
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Police Seeking Help to Locate Suspect in Assault

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect wanted for a home invasion and sexual assault in the area of Joy and Myrtle streets early Saturday morning. At about 3:15 a.m. on Nov. 10, District A-1 officers responded to a call for a sexual assault. On arrival, police spoke to the...

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Local Resident Lorie Conway Produces and Directs Movie

November 13, 2012
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Local Resident Lorie Conway Produces and Directs Movie

Thirty-two years ago, Robert Mugabe, the great “liberation hero,” became prime minister, then president, of Zimbabwe, the country once called the “bread basket of Africa.” Mugabe’s decade long rule has brought the democratic process into question.  In opposition to Mugabe’s rule has brought  to the fore human rights attorney Beatrice Mtetwa. Her story is...

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New Home for Villa Mexico?

November 13, 2012
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Villa Mexico Café came one step closer to finding a new home in the neighborhood Wednesday when the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted not to oppose the restaurant’s proposed move to another Cambridge Street location. Owners Julie King and her daughter, Betsy, intend to relocate the business to the...

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Garlands and Green Fundraiser on Weds

November 13, 2012
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Ring in the holiday season tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14, when Tom Kershaw hosts Garlands and Green: a Holiday Gathering. This popular Beacon Hill Civic Association holiday party helps raise the $12,000 needed for the laurel garlands and red bows that magically transform Beacon Hill’s lamp posts. Enjoy live music by local jazz musicians Lisa...

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Fine Arts and Craft Sale This Weekend

November 13, 2012
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Pick up the perfect holiday gift at the Beacon Hill Holiday Fine Art and Craft Sale which will be held on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 at the Hill House (the old firehouse) at 127 Mt. Vernon Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The event is free and open to the...

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