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New Kenmore Square Sign Marks the Start to the Longest Continuous Road in the Country

December 23, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Bridging together two coastal communities, Boston, Massachusetts and Newport, Oregon, are two mileage signs that mark each end of Route 20, the longest continuous road in the country. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) sign will mark the eastern end of the historic Route 20 in Kenmore Square. Meanwhile, the City...

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Suffolk University Building Upgrades Are Put on Hold

December 23, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission (BHAC) decided to continue the application for 45 Temple Street, that will transform the former institutional buildings into residential units, at the hearing on Thursday, December 15, due to too many outstanding issues. The applicant, JDMD Owner, LLC, a real estate company based in Dedham, Massachusetts,...

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Christmas Tree Lightning on Beacon Hill

December 16, 2016
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Christmas Tree Lightning on Beacon Hill

State Rep. Jay Livingstone and Santa counted down for the Beacon Hill tree lighting on Thursday, Dec. 8, on Charles Street. Hundreds of families gathered with neighbors and Santa Claus to ring in the season properly.

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This Is Not Ghostbusters

December 16, 2016
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This Is Not Ghostbusters

Gas leak impersonator Chris Owens leads a team of Beacon Hillers who tagged trees injured by the methane gas

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Zakim Gets Street Parking Permits an Upgrade

December 16, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Street parking in neighborhoods like Beacon Hill just got some extra needed relief with the passage of the updated version of the City’s street occupancy permit program this past Wednesday, December 14 during the Boston City Council Hearing. Boston’s street occupancy permit program allows residents, contractors, and utilities to perform construction,...

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BHCA Community Corner

December 16, 2016
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ANNUAL APPEAL As in the years past, December is when the Beacon Hill Civic Association turns to the community to ask for its support of the work being done to enhance the quality of life for all residents. All members should have received a packet of information on the Annual Appeal in last week’s...

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Appalachian Mountain Club to Leave Beacon Hill After a Century on Joy Street

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) announced last week it had purchased a new organizational headquarters in Charlestown and will move from its long time Beacon Hill headquarters after nearly 100 years of planting its flag on the Hill. The $13.1 million purchase in Charlestown followed the September sale of AMC’s headquarters...

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Winthrop Square Project Draws Large Crowd Over Shadows

December 16, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen A packed courtroom at the Suffolk Law School laid the stage for the first public meeting held for the proposed tower at 115 Winthrop Square by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) on Monday, December 5. Members of the community voiced their concerns over amending the current Shadow Laws to...

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December Thieves Places First in Storefront Decorating Competition

December 16, 2016
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By Dan Murphy December Thieves was awarded first place Thursday in the annual Charles Street Storefront Decorating Competition. “The contest really shows the diversity of the street and brings something different to the neighborhood,” said Lana Barakat, owner of the boutique at 88 Charles St. Second place went to Sweet Bakery at 75 Charles...

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#FixBigGasLeaks

December 16, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser Last Saturday, members and supporters of Mothers Out Front, a grassroots organization dedicated to addressing climate change, turned to the streets to raise awareness about the estimated 215 methane gas leaks from Boston’s aging pipes. They want National Grid to replace the pipes or fix the leaks because methane, a greenhouse...

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