News

BHAC to Review Applications for Streetscape Modifications

December 17, 2013
By

The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission is scheduled to review two applications this Thursday that aim to improve pedestrian and wheelchair accessibility on neighborhood streets and sidewalks. The city’s Public Works Department is proposing changes to make Joy Street more pedestrian friendly, including the replacement of sidewalks, the installation of ADA-accessible ramps at Beacon Street...

Read more »

Businesses, Residents Work to Support a Vibrant Local Business Community

December 10, 2013
By
Businesses, Residents Work to Support a Vibrant Local Business Community

Beacon Hill businesses would like to see the neighborhood flourish and residents would like to see its businesses flourish. By working together, they are making this happen. Individually or jointly, both have launched new initiatives to support a vibrant and diverse business community of non-franchised, locally owned businesses that meet residents’ needs, as envisioned...

Read more »

New Polling Location Input Being Sought

December 10, 2013
By

Upon learning of the increasing difficulty that some registered voters in Ward 5, Precinct 3 have faced while attempting to cast their ballots at the State House annex, State Rep. Jay Livingstone is soliciting feedback from his constituents on alternate polling locations. Voters were previously allowed to access the site at the entrance off...

Read more »

Pedestrian Improvements Eyed for Joy St.

December 10, 2013
By

Representatives from Connect Historic Boston outlined a preliminary plan to make Joy Street more pedestrian friendly at a meeting sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) on Thursday. Connect Historic Boston – an initiative between the National Park Service and the Boston Transportation Department – proposes building a pedestrian entrance at Joy and...

Read more »

Celebrating Home Gala Feb. 1

December 10, 2013
By

On February 1, 2014, the Beacon Hill Civic Association invites all to attend the 42nd Annual Winter Gala. “There’s No Place Like HOME” will be the night to celebrate 92 years of the Beacon Hill Civic Association and the special neighborhood we all call home. This year’s Gala promises to be like none other!...

Read more »

Boston Common Tree Lighting Coming Dec. 5

December 2, 2013
By
Boston Common Tree Lighting Coming Dec. 5

Mayor Thomas M. Menino joins the Honourable Andrew Younger, Minister with the Government of Nova Scotia, for Boston’s 72nd annual Official Tree Lighting on Boston Common on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. The celebration is hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, title sponsor the Province of Nova Scotia, lead...

Read more »

Charles Street Businesses Encouraged to Join in Holiday Decorating Contest

December 2, 2013
By

Charles Street businesses now have an added incentive to dress up their display windows, following the announcement of the first annual Holiday Storefront Decorating Contest. First- second and third-place winners in the inaugural competition, sponsored by the Joint Charles Street Committee of the Beacon Hill Civic Association and the Beacon Hill Business Association, will...

Read more »

Two Free Hours of Parking Are Now Available at Spaces

December 2, 2013
By

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced that the City of Boston will once again be providing parking incentives for local drivers during the holiday season.  Boston drivers will be offered two hours of free parking at the City’s 9,000 metered spaces, the opportunity to participate in the popular “Toys for Tickets” program and the...

Read more »

Decorating the Hill Is Sunday

December 2, 2013
By

This weekend neighbors will be out on the the various streets of Beacon Hill with ladders and garlands and bows to decorate the lamp posts. This annual tradition is a lot of fun and transforms our streets into a winter wonderland. We are printing the notice from the Beacon Hill Civic Association and urge...

Read more »

On the Set of the Movie “The Forger”

November 25, 2013
By
On the Set of the Movie “The Forger”

Beacon Hill’s Noelle Champoux-Olson and her son Bennett Olson, 9, joined John Travolta on the set of the movie “The Forger” in Natick on Tuesday. Bennett is a patient at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. He and some other pediatric patients served as extras in the film.

Read more »

Full Print Edition