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BHCA Community Corner

February 28, 2017
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BHCA argues in court for historically appropriate,ADA-compliant ramps Accessibility is and will continue to be an important issue to the Beacon Hill Civic Association, particularly in light of our many senior residents, multiple housing facilities for persons with disabilities, and difficulties of navigating our historic neighborhood for those with mobility or visual challenges. The...

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Hill Sees Spike in Residential Breaking and Entry

February 28, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Beacon Hill has seen an uptick in residential breaking-and-enterings in 2017, according to Boston Police. Seven incidents have been reported in the neighborhood since Jan. 1, five of which in the first two weeks of February. Three took place during the daylight hours of Feb. 7, when the New England Patriots...

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Pedestrian and Bike Traffic to be Diverted for TLC along the Charles River Esplanade

February 28, 2017
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The Esplanade Association (EA) has announced that it recently received an anonymous donation specifically designated to be used for tree care on the Charles River Esplanade Park. With this grant and in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Esplanade Association has scheduled the tree maintenance and care to be completed...

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Local Students Named to Honor Roll at BC High

February 28, 2017
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The following students have been named to the Honor Roll at Boston College High School. For High Honors a Soph., Jr.,Sr. must have at least a 3.80 quality point average and all grades ‘”C+” or higher. Freshmen need a 3.6 quality point average and all grades ‘”C+” or higher. For Honors a Soph., Jr.,Sr....

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Boston City Council Calls for A Home Rule:Petition to Add Additional Polling Locations

February 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council last week called for a hearing to discuss filling a home rule petition to add additional polling locations in the six largest precincts in Boston. Filed by City Councilor Bill Linehan of District 2 and City Council President Michelle Wu, this home rule petition would allow the...

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Councilor Essaibi-George Wants to Make Applying for Affordable Housing Easier

February 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen At-large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George last week filed for a hearing order to determine strategies for streamlining the process to apply for affordable housing. “I’ve been working on this issue now for the last 14 months and the most important solution to homelessness is housing,” said Councilor Essaibi-George at the meeting....

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Sledding Is Not Just for Kids

February 17, 2017
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Sledding Is Not Just for Kids

Romeo, Sloane and Kim Furmonavicius ride together in style in the Common on Friday afternoon.

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Four Female Councilors Embark on Study,Meeting Series on Early Ed,Childcare Here

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel While there is frequently a lot of emphasis on public schools and private schools, and where parents will send their school-age children, not much attention has been paid to policies surrounding and even more critical time in a child’s life – the years before school. Four female City Councilors look to...

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Zakim Appointed to Chair Committee on Civil Rights

February 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council voted to unanimously re-establish the Special Committee on Civil Rights, at the hearing this past Wednesday, February 8. City Councilor Josh Zakim of District 8 will chair the new special committee. He has previously chaired the discontinued committee on Human Rights and Civil Rights in the 2014...

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Downtown View:The Pitfalls of Symbols

February 17, 2017
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Super Bowl fever brought up the topic of sports design. Surely you have noticed the Super Bowl trophy. Once in awhile someone mentions its shape, but not much. Apparently two prominent football guys sat down in a restaurant and designed it, and Tiffany made it and continues to make it. Maybe the guys who...

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