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Downtown View:Thanks for the Memories

November 10, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Dear Readers, U.S. Representative Niki Tsongas is retiring. Harvard President Drew Faust and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also are doing so. I’m following their lead. I’m retiring. This is the last Downtown View column I will write. I’ve enjoyed creating them. I’ve enjoyed interviewing the people who participate in...

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BHCA Community Corner

November 10, 2017
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By Suzanne Besser, BHCA President An Evening at 74 A celebration of music, performance, artisan food, Beacon Hill artistic heritage and the sense of community will take place on Thursday, November 9, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at 74 Joy Street. Called An Evening at 74, the event is a collaboration of Beacon Hill...

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Boston’s Christmas Tree Arrives on Nov 21

November 10, 2017
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The annual gift of an evergreen Christmas tree from Nova Scotia will arrive by police escort at Boston Common on Tuesday, Nov. 21. This year commemorates 100 years of friendship between Nova Scotia and the people of Boston after our city provided emergency assistance when Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital, was devastated by a wartime...

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Small Wireless Antennas are Causing A Stir in Neighborhoods Across Boston

November 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Popping up across the city, small antennas attached to streetlights, utility poles, traffic lights and on the sides of buildings are causing some concern among residents who don’t know where they are coming from. In order to shed some light on this issue, Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty has called for...

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Appleton Pedestrian Bridge Comes Closer to Completion

November 10, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Construction is one step closer to completion on the $12.5-million Frances “Fanny” Appleton Pedestrian Bridge with the recent installation of a soaring arch over Storrow Drive. “The installation of the elegant arch over Storrow Drive marks an important milestone for the completion of this critical and beautiful link to the Esplanade and...

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Ann Beha,Distinguished Boston Architect and Historic Preservationist, to Speak at BHWF

November 10, 2017
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By Amy Tsurumi It is hard to believe that the Liberty Hotel, a popular Beacon Hill landmark, was once an overcrowded prison facility notorious for its appalling conditions.  Its inmate roster included infamous criminals, as well as important political figures such as Malcom X. Today, this chic luxury hotel houses trendy restaurant/bars bustling with...

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BHCA Zoning Agenda

November 10, 2017
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The Zoning and Licensing Committee of the Beacon Hill Civic Association will meet on Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. at 74 Joy Street. All meetings are open to the public. If you have any questions or comments regarding the matters to be heard, please attend. If you are unable to attend but would...

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Halloween 2017 on Beacon Hill

October 31, 2017
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Halloween 2017 on Beacon Hill

A LITTLE PUMPKIN: Camilla Larsen, dressed as a pumpkin, colors a picture with markers during the annual Hill House Halloween party on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Firehouse. A range of costumes from the traditional pumpkin to a box of donuts was there to be seen.

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Downtown View:Books for Reading and Giving Away

October 31, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Sometimes I read recent books by Boston authors and describe them in this column. The following three books fit the Boston criteria, but vary widely in their subject matter. One of them might be just what you are looking for either for yourself or a holiday gift.   The Rise...

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BHCA Community Corner

October 31, 2017
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by Suzanne Besser, BHCA President Joy Street trees saved The Parks Department agreed that the trees should stay and denied the petition. The contractor has been asked to install protective fencing around the trees to prevent damage during the work. “I and the 39 other pro-tree-savers who e-mailed the Tree Warden before the recent hearing are pretty stoked...

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