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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee Votes Not to Opposed Head-house Proposed for 33 Branch St.

By Dan Murphy The Beacon Hill Civic  Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee decided by a vote of 11-1-2 Wednesday not to oppose granting the zoning variances that would allow the owners of a single-family house at 33 Branch St. to build a head-house, with the stipulation that the new structure’s roof is opaque....

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Joint Charles Street Committee to Launch Tree-guard Pilot Program

Joint Charles Street Committee to Launch Tree-guard Pilot Program

-By Dan Murphy The Joint Charles Street Committee is launching a pilot program to install new tree-guards on Charles Street. Two metal guards, which will measure 66 inches long, 36 inches wide and 18 inches high, will be installed outside of tree pits at 119 and 143 Charles St. and modeled after an existing...

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Construction Workers Help Save Woman Pinned Beneath a Car on Charles Street

-By Dan Murphy A woman who was pinned beneath an unoccupied car on Charles Street Wednesday has alert construction workers working at a nearby site to thank for helping to rescue her. According to published reports, a BMW that was double-parked on Mt. Vernon Street rolled backwards about 200 yards at about 3:15 p.m.,...

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MGH Official Provides Latest Update on Museum

MGH Official Provides Latest Update on Museum

-By Dan Murphy As the keynote of the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s 89th annual meeting last week, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Museum Director Peter Johnson provided an update on the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation. The 8,000 square-foot, two-story building, including a rooftop garden, is currently under construction at...

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Hill Resident Elected to UNICEF Board

Hill Resident Elected to UNICEF Board

Beacon Hill resident Alli Achtmeyer was recently elected as a member of the New England regional board for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, which raises funds, educate and advocate on behalf of the organization in the region. A native of Southern California, Achtmeyer moved to Boston after receiving a B.S. in political science. Her...

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Steve Young Elected Civic Association President

-By Times staff Steve Young beat challenger Rob Whitney in the election for president of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) at the organization’s 89th Annual Meeting last week. Young, who was unanimously selected as the presidential candidate by the group’s Nominating Committee, garnered 117 votes while Whitney received 36 of the ballots cast,...

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FOPG Partners with City to Study Dog usage on Common

-By Dan Murphy Friends of the Public Garden is partnering with the city to survey dog owners on their usage of the Boston Common. Liz Vizza, executive director of the Friends group, said the survey would solicit input from dog owners in Beacon Hill, Back Bay and the Ladder District and include data gathered...

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A Beacon of Hope

A Beacon of Hope

Gael Mahony, the BHCA’s first president, receives the organization’s highest honor At its 89th Annual Meeting held last night at the Union Club, the Beacon Hill Civic Association honored an individual whose vision was instrumental in shaping our community more than 50 years ago and continues to guide us today. Gael Mahony, a ‘legal...

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Mass. Eye and Ear Honors Media Entrepreneur Norman Knight at Opening of Nursing Center

Mass. Eye and Ear Honors Media Entrepreneur Norman Knight at Opening of Nursing Center

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary nurses paid tribute to media entrepreneur Norman Knight at the opening of the hospital’s new Norman Knight Nursing Center in Boston.The benefactor was joined by his buddies Peter Smyth of Greater Media and wife Cathy, Carol Sawyer Parks of Sawyer Enterprises and Keith Leighton, lawyer Wendy Murphy, State Fire...

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The TEA Turns 10

Beginning with an effort to rebuild a dilapidated playground, a group determined to restore the Esplanade in its entirety formed The Esplanade Association (TEA) in 2001. Since then, TEA has been working to protect, restore and enhance this iconic century old park. With thanks to their many donors, volunteers, partner organizations and the Department...

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