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November 4, 2016
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Another Halloween has passed What makes Halloween on Beacon Hill so special is more than the hoards of trick or treaters, colorful and lavish door and window decorations, and scores of visitors on themed walking tours that thrill with spine-chilling stories about the grisly Parkman House murder and terrifying tales of the Boston Strangler....

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Local Group Looks to Raise Awareness of City Gas Leaks

November 4, 2016
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By Dan Murphy With the problem reportedly costing Boston-area consumers $90 million a year as utilities companies routinely bill them for the expense, a group of 350 concerned mothers, grandmothers and other children’s caretakers statewide are now working to bring the issue of natural-gas leaks to the forefront. Ania Camargo, who is leading the...

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Yes on 5 A:Better Boston Holds Fundraiser at the Hampshire House

November 4, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen During a breakfast reception, residents from Beacon Hill and the surrounding neighborhoods gathered together to learn more about the Community Preservation Act for Boston (CPA), during a fundraiser to help promote the November 8, ballot question. Yes on 5 A Better Boston hopes to raise funds to promote residents of the...

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Fashion Design Entrepreneur at BHWF on November 8

November 4, 2016
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By Kathy Hull On Tuesday, November 8, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) welcomes Sara Campbell, founder and creative spirit behind the retail boutiques which bear her name.  An avid sewing-machine whiz by age seven, Ms. Campbell went on to study Design at UCDavis, Art Education at Lesley College, and Textile Arts at Mass...

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City Plans Capital Improvements to Common

November 4, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Boston Parks Department will undertake several capital-improvement projects on the Boston Common in the coming months. Michele Folts, project manager, said the biggest endeavor would be the $3.5 million renovation of Parkman Plaza and the park’s Tremont Street edge, including the redesigning the semi-circular plaza, restoring interior pathways and relocating...

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner:Bengt Holmstrom of West Cedar St Awarded Prize for Economic Science

October 28, 2016
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Nobel Peace Prize Winner:Bengt Holmstrom of West Cedar St Awarded Prize for Economic Science

By Suzanne Besser Bengt Holmstrom has become a worldwide celebrity. Thousands of emails flow into his Inbox, waiting his reply. Frenzied media in countless countries captured the news. Even his 91-year old mom, happily ensconced in a Finish retirement community, granted some lucky reporters a private interview. Holmstrom just won the Nobel Memorial Prize...

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BHCA Community Corner

October 28, 2016
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BHCA Community Corner

Massachusetts is leaking – gas And the Beacon Hill Civic Association Green Committee wants to spread the word, according to co-chair Eve Waterfall. The aging infrastructure for supplying natural gas to our boilers, stoves and gas lights allows methane gas to leak into the soil and air. When the leak is in or near...

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Downtown View:Make America Grope Again

October 28, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor First, thank you to my friend Alicia for the title of this column. It’s the sign her daughter’s roommate held at the second presidential candidates’ debate at Washington University in St. Louis. We have to endure only two more weeks. Then this toxic election will be over. Let’s be clear:...

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BHAC Wrestles with Fitting A 21st Century Design on Beacon Hill

October 28, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen At the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission (BHAC) hearing this past Thursday, October 20, applicants for 45 Temple St. went in front of the Commission for an advisory review to transform two previously owned buildings by Suffolk University into residential units. The proposed work included modifying the north, east and west facades,...

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BPDA Approves Twelve Residential Units for 171 Tremont St

October 28, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Late last week, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), formerly the Boston Redevelopment Authority, approved the proposed project slated for 171 Tremont Street, located next to the Boston Common. This project will include the construction of a 13-story building with 12 residential units, a welcoming lobby, and a public park...

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