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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Police Briefs 12-19-2017

December 22, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Robbery 12/06/17 – A victim reported he was sleeping in his car on Charles Street South at around 3:45 a.m., when a male suspect approached his vehicle. The victim opened his car door to confront the suspect, who kicked the victim and threw him to the...

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Enjoy the Holidays — Safely

December 22, 2017
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Christmas this year is part of a three-day weekend, which means that for many of us, we will be indulging in the “Christmas spirt” early and often. By no means do we wish to cast negative thoughts, but we would be remiss if we did not remind all of our readers to enjoy the...

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Enjoy the Holiday Season

December 22, 2017
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This is a wonderful time of the year, to paraphrase the song, with holiday music playing in the malls and on our car radios, resurrecting our earliest childhood memories — even for the younger set — of Christmases-past. We choose just the right tree, decorate it carefully with our family-heirloom ornaments, and when we...

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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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BHCA Community Corner

December 13, 2017
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by Suzanne Besser, BHCA President Annual Appeal It’s that time of year again –  time when the Beacon Hill Civic Association turns to the community to ask for support of the work it does to enhance the quality of life for all residents. Members are asked to watch for a packet of information about...

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Boston City Council Updates

December 13, 2017
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The Boston City Council met on Wednesday, December 6 at at Boston City Hall. • The City Council’s Special Committee on the Community Preservation Act to appoint four finalists to the Community Preservation Committee has been pushed to the following hearing date, Wednesday, Dec. 23. City Councilor Michael Flaherty said that City Council is...

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Overnight Lane Closures on Storrow Drive Posted

December 13, 2017
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MassDOT will implement overnight lane closures on Storrow Drive east and westbound in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge through Friday, December 15. Single lane closures will be from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM and double lane closures will be from 11:00 PM each night until 5:00 AM the following morning. The closures are...

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Black Ink Takes Home First-Place in Charles St Storefront Decorating Contest

December 13, 2017
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By Dan Murphy During the Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll on Thursday evening, Black Ink was named the first-place winner in the 2017 Charles Street annual Storefront Decorating Contest. The shop at 101 Charles St. specializing in greeting cards, stationary and unique gift items took top prize in the competition sponsored by the Joint Charles...

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BHAC Agenda

December 13, 2017
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold its monthly public hearing on Thursday, December 21, 2017 starting at 5:00 p.m. in Piemonte Room City Hall. (Use Congress Street as an entrance and exit after 5:30pm)  Violations 18.098 BH 81 Mount Vernon Street (VIO.BH.116): Paint front door; install two light fixtures flanking front entrance; replace...

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Kodomo Annex Hosts Children’s Book Launch

December 13, 2017
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Kodomo Annex on River Street, hosted an exclusive VIP Launch Party to celebrate the publication of Ben and Tonya Mezrich’s first book together: Charlie Num3ers and The Man in the Moon. This is the first time in three years that Mezrich has released a children’s book, his last title-Bringing Down the Mouse graced the...

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Police Briefs 12-12-2017

December 13, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Building 11/30/17 – A victim reported she put her wallet inside her locker at a Stuart Street hostel at about 10 a.m., but when she returned at around 4 p.m., she realized U.S. currency had been removed from the wallet. Larceny from Building 12/01/17...

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Homelessness Among Senior Citizens is a Form of ‘Elder Abuse’

December 13, 2017
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By Dan Weber Here’s a startling statistic from the Department of Housing and Urban Development : “the homeless population is aging faster than the general population in the United States.” It’s a shameless embarrassment in a country with a tradition of helping the needy.  Growing old is a condition we all have to live...

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Thank You to All the Volunteers

December 13, 2017
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For those of us living on Beacon Hill, the gas street lights are part of the charm of this historic neighborhood.  For most of the year, these black poles remain a throwback to a quaint earlier century. However, during the holidays, these poles are transformed into beautiful ornaments as  garlands and red bows are...

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Decking Out Beacon Hill

December 5, 2017
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Decking Out Beacon Hill

Volunteers sort out the garlands for the decorators at Otis House on Saturday morning.

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City Unveils Final Report for “Action Plan” to Improve Mobility Around North Station

December 5, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Following an extensive public process that began last summer, the city unveiled the final report for its “action plan” last week, which aims to improve accessibility for various modes of transportation around North Station. The project area, bound by Cambridge Street on the south, New Sudbury and North Washington streets on...

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