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Teaming Up to Shed Light on Cambridge St Recess

December 22, 2017
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By Dan Murphy A once-darkened recess on Cambridge Street is looking a lot brighter and less daunting to passersby, thanks to a concerted effort involving a neighbor, the city and a responsive landlord. Last summer, John Corey, a member of the Beacon Hill Civic Association board of directors and its then-newly launched Cambridge Street...

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Boston City Council Appoints Four Members to Guide Community Preservation Act Funds

December 22, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council voted to elect four members to the Community Preservation Committee (CPA) who will work to allocate funds collected from the Community Preservation Act at a hearing on December 13. In November 2016, Boston voters approved adoption of the CPA, which will generate millions of dollars of revenue...

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BHCA Community Corner

December 22, 2017
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By Suzanne Besser, BHCA President BHCA asks for community support By now Beacon Hill Civic Association members and friends should have received packets of information about the Annual Appeal in the mail. Donations received during this Appeal provide vital funding for the BHCA staff and facilities, and enables ongoing efforts in community building, civic...

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Campbell to Head Boston City Council

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Mattapan Councilor Andrea Campbell – in just the beginning of her second term in office – announced on Saturday, Dec. 9, night that she had secured the votes to become the next City Council president, and the first African American woman to hold that role. She will replace – if the...

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Looking at Whom is Being Honored with Public Statues

December 22, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The majority of public statues and monuments found throughout the city memorialize white men while few depict women and people of color, and this discrepancy was the subject of a presentation and panel discussion on Monday, Dec. 11, at the Central Library of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. “Boston...

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City Council Addresses BPS New Start Times

December 22, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council filed for a hearing order to address the Boston Public Schools new start and end times. Council members shared that they have received numerous phone calls on the matter that has raised many questions on how it will impact both students and their families. Councilor Matt O’Malley...

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A Family Christmas

December 13, 2017
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A Family Christmas

A REQUEST FROM THE WHOLE FAMILY: Molly, Matt, and little Caroline Bechtel, Gary W. Koch, and Lois Schramek talk to Santa about what they hope is under the tree on Christmas morning. The fun moment came during the Hill House’s Party with Santa just before the grand tree lighting on Charles Street.

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First Snowfall

December 13, 2017
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First Snowfall

The first snowfall over the weekend left Beacon Hill looking like true winter scene as snow hung from the trees and motorists had to remove the snow from their cars. Boston received between 3 to 4 inches of snow.

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Charles Street Holiday Stroll

December 13, 2017
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Charles Street Holiday Stroll

Ottavia Pomazon and Stefanie Gardener looking at scented candles and blankets at Whitney & Winston as they do some holiday shopping during the annual Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll on Thursday, Dec. 7. The annual event drew hundreds to Charles Street for shopping and ringing in the season with Mayor Martin Walsh for the tree...

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Tower May Soon Sit Over Garage on Stuart Street

December 13, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Los Angeles based CIM Group plans to build a residential tower on top of the existing Motor Mart Garage located at 201 Stuart Street in downtown Boston. The tower is currently planned to be 278 feet tall, and if built would be higher than the proposed 212 Stuart Street tower...

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