News

Creative Kitchens Tour 2015

April 7, 2015
By

Rarely seen behind the brick facades of Boston’s 19th century townhouses are the kitchens within.  A special event to be held Saturday, April 11, offers a rare opportunity to do just that. The Creative Kitchens Tour 2015 welcomes guests to step into the heart of eight distinctive homes on Beacon Hill and the Back...

Read more »

Charles Bank Playground and Lee Pool Closed for Construction

April 7, 2015
By

Beginning Thursday, April 2, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has closed both the Charles Bank Playground and the Lee Wading Pool, located at 280 Charles St., to assist with construction at both facilities. DCR will be replacing the surface of the playground and is constructing a spray deck at the pool. The...

Read more »

Downtown View: Young Adults Invest in City

April 7, 2015
By

This is what older adults think of the newly minted adults—20 to early 30s—living on their block: They have loud parties. They drink too much. They put their trash out at any old time and don’t bag it properly. They have too many dogs, and they don’t pick up the you-know-what. They don’t care...

Read more »

BLC Anniversary Celebrations Start on Boston Common

April 1, 2015
By
BLC Anniversary Celebrations Start on Boston Common

On a recent brisk evening in March, a group of hearty Bostonians relished the opportunity to take a “Spin in the Park” to kick off the Boston Landmarks Commission’s (BLC) 40th anniversary. The tour of Boston Common, a designated landmark since 1977, was co-hosted by BLC and the Friends of the Public Garden. Friends...

Read more »

Water and Sewer Increases Are Part of Larger Story

April 1, 2015
By

Anyone who gets a bill from the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) might have noticed over the last few years that those bills have steadily gone up. In fact, since 2013, rates have increased by nearly 14 percent, and by 5.05 percent just this year. For the average homeowner in Charlestown, that can...

Read more »

Downtown View:Re-envisioning City Hall Plaza

April 1, 2015
By

Mayor Walsh has asked for help in remaking City Hall Plaza. He has resorted to Twitter to re-invent, re-imagine, re-envision #CityHallPlaza. In letters, radio commentary and Twitter, Bostonians have chimed in. Art exhibits, a baseball diamond, a roller rink, Yo-Yo Ma’s music garden idea, trees, an inexplicable suggestion for an “enhanced multimodal hub-ness”—all these...

Read more »

Court Upholds BHAC’s Position in Ramp Case

March 31, 2015
By

Suffolk Superior Court weighed in last week on the city’s motion to dismiss a complaint brought by the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) and 12 residents.  The initial complaint asserted that the process the city used to bring the sidewalks into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act circumvented the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission...

Read more »

Cigliano Steps Down at Nichols House

March 25, 2015
By
Cigliano Steps Down at Nichols House

It was in July 1999 when the vivacious and multi-talented Flavia Cigliano stepped into her role as executive director of the Nichols House Museum. It is a small neighborhood museum, but not too small for her to envision making it as professional as those many sizes bigger. On March 31, Cigliano, now beloved by...

Read more »

Beacon Award Nominations Requested

March 25, 2015
By

The Beacon Hill Civic Association invites the community to nominate candidates for the 19th Annual Beacon Award. Instituted in 1997 by the BHCA as part of its Diamond Jubilee Year, the Beacon Award annually honors those individuals or groups deserving of particular recognition for significant and sustained contribution to the Beacon Hill community. Nomination...

Read more »

Mayor Walsh Receives Key to Beacon House

March 25, 2015
By

On Tuesday, March 10, Rogerson Communities presented Mayor Martin J. Walsh with the key to Beacon House on Myrtle Street in appreciation for his administration’s support of affordable housing for elders, and specifically for making it possible for Rogerson to obtain the financing needed to purchase the property. James Seagle, Rogerson’s president, thanked MassHousing...

Read more »

Full Print Edition