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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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Massgeneral Hospital for Children’s Storybook Ball

October 28, 2016
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On Saturday, October 15, 2016, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) celebrated its seventeenth year of supporting pediatric health via Storybook Ball and raised close to $1.7 million. Demi & Tate Isenstadt, Tiffany & David Ortiz and Paige & Rick Sutphin co-chaired the event, which showcased the incredible strides MGHfC physicians and researchers are making...

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City Hall Gets Glitz Up with New Light Installation

October 28, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen A new exterior lighting installation that brings life to Boston City Hall’s architectural exterior was unveiled last Thursday, October 13 during the year’s final Beer Garden on the Bricks event on City Hall Plaza. The permanent fixture highlights and enhances the building’s original design and increases public safety on the plaza....

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Community Residents Speak Against Temporary Emerson Dorms in the Fenway

October 28, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen At the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) meeting held on Monday, October 17, at the Morville House, community members came together to voice their concerns about Emerson College reverting a previous hostel at 12 Hemenway St. into a two-year temporary dorm. “You have to understand, we commend Emerson for doing...

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Horses in Back Bay

October 21, 2016
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Horses in Back Bay

Leonora Hailer enjoys a horse ride as her mother, Maureen, looks on at the 50th Annual John Winthrop School Street Fair that was held last Saturday.

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Anne Brooke,Former FOPG Chair,Succumbs to Illness

October 21, 2016
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Anne Brooke,Former FOPG Chair,Succumbs to Illness

Anne Brooke who was the Chair of the Board of the Friends of the Public Garden for the past four years up until June 2016, has passed away on October 13 after a lengthy illness. She resided with her husband Peter in the Back Bay. As Chair of  The Friends of the Public Garden,...

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Charles St Clean-Up Set for Wednesday

October 21, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Joint Charles Street Committee is spearheading a fall clean up on Wednesday, Oct. 19, to not only beautify the street, but also to raise awareness of its tree-pits. “We want residents to get involved and adopt a tree-pit, and for businesses to become stewards of the tree-pits in front of...

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