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Downtown View: How Not to Present a Plan

The Beacon Hill neighborhood faces a situation in which two good goals — handicap accessibility and historic preservation — clash. Any steps taken to achieve those goals should be a win for both. But a presentation on Thursday night was a loss for both. There are rules for success when city officials want to make Read More…

Event Notices

Yes, Billboards are in Beacon Hill and the North End (Even if They’re Illegal)

It was recently asked on this site whether the billboards existing in the North End would be allowed in Beacon Hill? We received an amazingly comprehensive answer from a presumed expert and anti-billboard advocate, Rachel Thurlow of the “Scenic Massachusetts” group. The short answer is “Yes” … they exist in Beacon Hill just as in Read More…

Commentaries

Downtown View: The History of Saving History

The contretemps over 124 Chestnut Street on Beacon Hill, where a new owner contends the building is so unstable he has to raze it and neighbors say it must be saved, reminds me of an earlier attempt to eliminate a feature of a building. Several years ago, a religious symbol rested on the peak of Read More…

Police & Fire

Another Beacon Hill Indecent Assault on Monday Night – Police Seek Public’s Assistance

Boston Police have released information about an indecent assault in Beacon Hill about 6:15pm on Monday, July 8, 2013. The incident comes after a series of similar assaults in June. BPD District A-1 is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect. The following report is posted on BPDNews.com: The victim reported she was walking Read More…

Police & Fire

Video Released of Beacon Hill Sexual Assault Suspect

The Boston Police Department is asking community members who may recognize the individual seen in the enclosed video to help identify him. The individual seen in the video (at the top of the screen) is wanted for questioning in connection to the sexual assault which occurred on Thursday, May 30, 2013. [responsive_youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjPV3B5rhwc] At about Read More…

Police & Fire

Community Alert: Police Investigate Sexual Assaults in Beacon Hill

Boston Police are investigating three incidents of attacks on women in the Beacon Hill section of Boston. These sexual assaults have similarities and maybe connected. All victims were approached from behind. Two of the victims were assaulted while attempting to enter their residence. 1st incident At about 2:15 PM, Thursday, May 30th, 2013, in the Read More…