Happy Halloween : Beacon Hill Will Spring to Life on Halloween Night as Thousands Come to Annual Extravaganza

Witches, ghosts, and goblins may embark on their spooky trick-or-treating escapade on Beacon Hill this year free from any oncoming traffic. To ensure a safe Halloween, the Beacon Hill Civic Association has arranged to close Pinckney Street and Mount Vernon Street from Joy Street to Charles Street on Wednesday, October 31.

Please note that these official road closures will prevent access to Chestnut, Spruce, Walnut, and Willow streets, as well as Louisburg Square and sections of West Cedar Street and Cedar Lane Way. Roads will be blocked from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., so please plan accordingly. Thank you in advance for your cooperation, and happy haunting!

BHCA zoning board to meet on Nov. 7

At its November 7 meeting, Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Zoning and Licensing Committee will focus its attention on work proposed at three locations across the Hill. The owners of 12 Grove Street, a residential building currently housing five apartments will request the committee’s non-opposition in converting the street level unit to residential use. This will be a change from the buildings current occupancy of five apartments and a store, to a completely residential building.

The next applicant, the Derne Street Deli, located at 16 Derne Street, will seek the committee’s support to transfer a CV license (for food only, no alcohol) and Conditional Use Permit for take-out. The restaurant will remain a deli under new management.

This good news will be the final agenda item for the November 7 meeting. After a long search, Villa Mexico, currently located 296 Cambridge Street, has found a new home at 309 Cambridge Street. The neighborhood favorite will seek a CV license and conditional use for take-out in the Cambridge Street North Zoning District.

The agenda is subject to change prior to the meeting. Please check the BHCA website (www.bhcivic.org) for more details and the final agenda. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at 74 Joy Street, and is open to the public. Neighbors with questions or comments regarding this matter are encouraged to attend. Those unable to attend who would like to express an opinion may call (617.227.1922), write (74 Joy Street, 02114) or email the BHCA ([email protected]) prior to the meeting.

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