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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 lighting.

    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 lighting.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

1 hour ago

Tower May Soon Sit Over Garage on Stuart Street

By Beth Treffeisen

    Tower May Soon Sit Over Garage on Stuart Street
    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 across the street at 199 feet.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

1 hour ago

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.

    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.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

1 hour ago

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.

    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.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

2 hours ago

Boston City Council Updates

The Boston City Council met on Wednesday, December 6 at at Boston City Hall.

    Boston City Council Updates
    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 expecting the five from the administration and want to hold off until those are received.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

2 hours ago

Overnight Lane Closures on Storrow Drive Posted

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.

    Overnight Lane Closures on Storrow Drive Posted
    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.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

2 hours ago

Kodomo Annex Hosts Children’s Book Launch

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 bestseller lists, and Charlie is slated to do the same with Ellen Pompeo ready to turn it into a TV show.

    Kodomo Annex Hosts Children's Book Launch
    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.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

2 hours ago

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

By Dan Murphy

    Black Ink Takes Home First-Place in Charles St Storefront Decorating Contest
    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 Street Committee of the Beacon Hill Civic Association and the Beacon Hill Business Association.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

2 hours ago

BHAC Agenda

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.

    BHAC Agenda
    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 all storm windows on front elevation.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

2 hours ago

Thank You to All the Volunteers

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.

    Thank You to All the Volunteers
    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 placed on the more than 1,100 street poles.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

2 hours ago

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

By Dan Weber

    Homelessness Among Senior Citizens is a Form of 'Elder Abuse'
    Here's a startling statistic from the Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD]: "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 with.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

2 hours ago

BHCA Community Corner

by Suzanne Besser, BHCA President

    BHCA Community Corner
    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 the Annual Appeal in this week's mail.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

2 hours ago

Police Briefs 12-12-2017

Beacon Hill Beat

    Police Briefs 12-12-2017
    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.
    http://beaconhilltimes.com

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