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Downtown View:Re-envisioning City Hall Plaza

April 1, 2015
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Mayor Walsh has asked for help in remaking City Hall Plaza. He has resorted to Twitter to re-invent, re-imagine, re-envision #CityHallPlaza. In letters, radio commentary and Twitter, Bostonians have chimed in. Art exhibits, a baseball diamond, a roller rink, Yo-Yo Ma’s music garden idea, trees, an inexplicable suggestion for an “enhanced multimodal hub-ness”—all these...

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Court Upholds BHAC’s Position in Ramp Case

March 31, 2015
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Suffolk Superior Court weighed in last week on the city’s motion to dismiss a complaint brought by the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) and 12 residents.  The initial complaint asserted that the process the city used to bring the sidewalks into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act circumvented the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission...

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Cigliano Steps Down at Nichols House

March 25, 2015
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Cigliano Steps Down at Nichols House

It was in July 1999 when the vivacious and multi-talented Flavia Cigliano stepped into her role as executive director of the Nichols House Museum. It is a small neighborhood museum, but not too small for her to envision making it as professional as those many sizes bigger. On March 31, Cigliano, now beloved by...

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Beacon Award Nominations Requested

March 25, 2015
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association invites the community to nominate candidates for the 19th Annual Beacon Award. Instituted in 1997 by the BHCA as part of its Diamond Jubilee Year, the Beacon Award annually honors those individuals or groups deserving of particular recognition for significant and sustained contribution to the Beacon Hill community. Nomination...

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Mayor Walsh Receives Key to Beacon House

March 25, 2015
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On Tuesday, March 10, Rogerson Communities presented Mayor Martin J. Walsh with the key to Beacon House on Myrtle Street in appreciation for his administration’s support of affordable housing for elders, and specifically for making it possible for Rogerson to obtain the financing needed to purchase the property. James Seagle, Rogerson’s president, thanked MassHousing...

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BHBA Officers

March 17, 2015
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BHBA Officers

The Beacon Hill Business Association (BHBA) held its annual election of officers last week at the the Hampshire. Shown above, from left, are Charles Abrahams, Vice President, Ali Ringenburg, Clerk, Josh Zakim, City Councilor and guest speaker, Nina Castellion, President, and Basharat Sheikh,Tresurer.

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Nature’s Ice Sculpture

March 17, 2015
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Nature’s Ice Sculpture

Jim Bordewick submitted this photo of melting ice on Pinckney Street, which he and his family thought bore a strong resemblance to a jellyfish.

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Beacon Hill Market Reopens Under New Management

March 17, 2015
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Beacon Hill Market Reopens Under New Management

The Beacon Hill Market, which shuttered suddenly three weeks ago, has reopened under new management. Ramesh and Gautam Patel of Hampden, who also operate markets in Brighton and Watertown, had a soft opening for the business at 55 Anderson St. last week. Ramesh said more products would be stocked over the next month as...

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Downtown View: Saving Space

March 17, 2015
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So far this year, Bostonians have truly weathered the storms. Most people have kept their cool and maintained their good nature. I have also detected a note of pride in our resilience and bravery in the face of unprecedented snowfalls. The T didn’t work. The city’s plows and melters had trouble keeping up. But...

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BHCA Young Friends Gear Up for Spring

March 17, 2015
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As we cross our fingers and wish for spring, the Young Friends are gearing up for a Third Thursday Indoor Bike Class at B/Spoke Studios on Thursday, March 19th.  There are 35 bikes available and the cost is only $30 per person. This includes shoes, water, towel and use of showers & locker room...

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