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Opposing Sides Put Community Preservation Committee on Hold

By Beth Treffeisen More work has yet to be done to make the Community Preservation Committee (CPA), that will designate the funds put forth by the Community Preservation Act (CPA), a reality. After back and forth between the advocates Yes for a Better Boston and business groups, Boston City Council members believe there needs...

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BHCA Historic Preservation Roundtable Wednesday

May is Preservation Month in Boston, and the Beacon Hill Civic Association invites members of the community to celebrate with them at a Historic Preservation Roundtable and Reception to be held tomorrow, May 31, at the Museum of African American History. BHCA Chairman Mark Kiefer will moderate a lively discussion with three nationally-recognized preservationists...

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TV Filming Takes Place in Public Garden

On Wednesday May 24 in the Boston Public Garden Boston’s own Ray Brown, host of Ray Brown’s Talkin’ Birds radio show, along with his Executive Producer, Mark Duffield of Beacon Hill took part in a NHPTV (New Hampshire Public television) filming of an episode of “Windows to the Wild”  The NHPTV crew and famed...

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Blasberg Holds Book Signing

Blasberg Holds Book Signing

Jeanne Blasberg (seated), Beacon Hill resident and author of the book ‘Eden,’ at a book signing at Blackstone’s on Charles Street recently. Shown with their signed books are Beacon Hill residents from left: Jean Zick, Cinta Burgos and Ania Camargo.

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BH Art Walk Returns June 4

The Beacon Hill Art Walk is an annual event that takes place on the first Sunday in June, throughout the nooks and crannies of the  North Slope. On June 4, from noon to 6 p.m., residents will open up their private gardens, alleyways and courtyards, allowing around 70 artists to display and sell their...

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Downtown View:Spring Cooking

By Karen Cord Taylor Our dinner last night was typical for us in the spring. We sat down to fava beans, fiddleheads and morel mushrooms sent for my birthday from my sister-in-law. Last week we had soft shell crabs two nights in a row because they are so good, and their season is short....

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BHCA Community Corner

BHCA reached out to the homeless As part of the BHCA’s Cambridge Street Quality of Life Committee’s goal to better understand the needs of the homeless community in our area, a group of BHCA volunteers and board members recently served dinner at the Pine Street Inn. The volunteers also toured the facility, which they...

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Architectural Commission Approves Proposed Condo Redevelopment of AMC Headquarters with Provisos

By Dan Murphy The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission voted at its monthly hearing at City Hall on Thursday to approve three separate applications to redevelop Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) headquarters into condos with some provisos. At this time, architect Guy Grassi outlined the proposal to repurpose the three adjacent, brick row-houses at 3, 4...

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Residents Demand More Slow Streets for Boston Neighborhoods

By Beth Treffeisen A packed Boston City Council Chamber ensued during the budget hearing for the Department of Boston Transportation (BTD) the evening of Wednesday, May 10. In the crowd, residents of Boston sported bicycle t-shirts and some still wore their bike helmets after attending a memorial for Rich Archer, a 29-year-old courier who...

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BHCA’s 95th Annual Meeting Features Keynote Speaker Miguel Rosales

By Dan Murphy While addressing the crowd at the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s 95th annual meeting at the Union Club on May 15, keynote speaker Miguel Rosales said he never anticipated the indelible impression that the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge would have on the city. “I knew that it was a nice...

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