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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee Votes not to Oppose Transfer of Liquor License to Parish Café Proprietor

August 9, 2011
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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee Votes not to Oppose Transfer of Liquor License to Parish Café Proprietor

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday not to oppose the transfer of the liquor license presently held by Shangri-La at 183 Cambridge St. to a new pub-style restaurant proposed for the site on the condition that the owner enter into a “good neighbor” agreement.   Gordon F. Wilcox, who...

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MassDOT to Release Environmental Assessment for Longfellow Rehab Project

August 9, 2011
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has filed an Environmental Assessment report for the Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation project and will make the make the document available to the public upon completion of its review by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), MassDOT spokesman Richard Nangle said.  “The next step will be publication in compliance with...

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Police Briefs 08-09-2011

August 9, 2011
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Larceny from Motor Vehicle 07/26/11 – A victim reported unknown person(s) broke into her 1998 Volvo S70 that was parked on Charles Street between 6 and 9:45 p.m. A purse, backpack, jewelry, iPod, U.S. currency and credit cards were reportedly removed from the vehicle. Larceny in a Building 07/28/11 – A Charles Street antique...

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Puppet Shows Return to Common After 16-year Absence

August 3, 2011
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Puppet Shows Return to Common After 16-year Absence

This month marks the return of a unique tradition as Friends of the Public Garden brings puppet shows back to the Boston Common for the first time in 16 years. “Puppet theatre is popular globally, and it’s great to bring it back to the Common after all these years,” said Liz Vizza, executive director...

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Councilor Connolly Participates in Hubway Launch

August 3, 2011
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Councilor Connolly Participates in Hubway Launch

On Thursday, City Councilor at-Large John Connolly participated in the inaugural ride of Boston’s bike share program – Hubway. Connolly rode with the Children’s Hospital team from City Hall Plaza to Yawkey Way. Riders helped distribute bikes to stations around the city. More than 40 stations are currently operational, with plans to install more....

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When Will DeLuca’s Market Reopen?

July 26, 2011
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When Will DeLuca’s Market Reopen?

It was on July 8 last year that a basement electrical fire closed DeLuca’s Market, the grocery store that Beacon Hillers have loved or hated, sometimes at the same time, for more than 100 years. The market is still not open, and Virgil Aiello, whose uncle started the market and who owns it now...

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City Bike Czar Confident Hubway Program will include Hill Stations

July 26, 2011
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Following an 11th-hour meeting with the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Traffic and Parking Committee Thursday, Boston bike czar Nicole Freedman said she is confident that New Balance Hubway will include stations in and around the neighborhood when the city’s bike share program gets underway today. “Everyone wants to see the system come to...

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Public Gets First Look at Government Center Garage Redevelopment Plans

July 26, 2011
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The public got its first look at the redevelopment plans for the Government Center Garage during an Impact Advisory Group working session meeting at City Hall last week. HYM Investment Group LLC – a firm headed by former Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Director Thomas O’Brien – has proposed building a seven-building complex of retail,...

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BHCA Requests Removal of Synthetic Material from Mt. Vernon St. Tree-pits in Fall

July 19, 2011
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BHCA Requests Removal of Synthetic Material from Mt. Vernon St. Tree-pits in Fall

The Beacon Hill Civic Association is asking the city to remove a synthetic, porous material from tree-pits on Mt. Vernon Street this fall. “We request the removal of the new material from the two tree pits at 91 Mt. Vernon, on the corner of Louisburg Square, as soon as it is deemed safe by...

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First Golden Brooms Awarded

July 19, 2011
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First Golden Brooms Awarded

Jack and Mary Fitzgerald of Irving Street and Anna’s Taqueria of Cambridge Street were presented with the first Golden Broom Awards by the Beacon Hill Civic Association at a ceremony held last week on Charles Street. “We are all here because we care about our neighborhood,” said Mayor Thomas Menino, who presented the awards....

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