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Good-bye, Charles Street Market. Hello, Farmer’s Market?

Beacon Hill residents were quite upset when the Charles Street Market closed last year, soon to be replaced by a Peet’s Coffee later this year in the fourth quarter (according to signs now plastered in the windows on Charles Street). But fear not: Two Beacon Hill residents, Colin Kreik and Casey Fox, are hoping to [...]



Gourmet cheese shop to open on Beacon Hill

Gene and Rebecca Beraldi, the owners of the Beacon Hill Wine & Spirits at 63 Charles Street, are taking over the former Nahas Shoes at 65 Charles and turning it into a gourmet cheese and foodie shop. Some of the planned offerings include: “25-30 artisan cheeses, fresh breads of all kinds, caviar, salsas, dips, gelato, [...]



Believe it or not, neighbors now like Joy Street road changes

It seems Beacon Hill residents who packed a recent meeting actually now like the changes sought to make Joy Street more pedestrian friendly. Indeed, they’re actually praising the state’s review process. Now that’s a change. File under: Believe it or not



Now they raise concerns …

Some members of the Back Bay’s Trinity Church are expressing dissension with the church’s recent $3.6 million purchase, as previously noted, of a Beacon Hill abode for its rector. File under: Buyer’s remorse



February surprise: State may finally re-open Esplanade swimming pool

With a major snowstorm arriving today, maybe it’s not the most appropriate time to be thinking of summer and swimming. But: The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has affirmed its willingness to reopen the Lee Memorial Wading Pool on the Charles River Esplanade, but more than 15 years after the facility’s closure, the timeline [...]



Suffolk University selling off Beacon Hill buildings

Big news for Beacon Hill: Suffolk University is only confirming that it plans to sell the Fenton building at the corner of Derne and Hancock streets on Beacon Hill, as part of its overall consolidation of its properties in the neighborhood. But Stephen Young, of the Beacon Hill Civic Association, says that Suffolk has told [...]



Beacon Hill groups oppose city’s sidewalk and tree-cutting plans

A number of neighborhood groups are opposing the city’s plans to alter the sidewalk street-scape on Beacon Hill, plans that include cutting down hundreds of trees, removal of some bricks and new-style curb cuts for the disabled. Hey, we’re all for making the neighborhood more disabled-friendly. But it sure looks like the city’s DPW is [...]



Beacon Hill’s Joy Street could see some major changes

The Beacon Hill Times reports that state and federal officials would like to make changes to Joy Street, with parking alterations perhaps being the biggest news: Connect Historic Boston – an initiative between the National Park Service and the Boston Transportation Department – proposes building a pedestrian entrance at Joy and Cambridge streets to the [...]



Coming soon to Beacon Hill: Suffolk U’s new classroom building

Suffolk University this week plans to break ground on its new 10-story classroom building at 20 Somerset Street later this week. Fear not: It doesn’t include dorms. That anti-dorms battle was won years ago by Beacon Hill residents, who feared the neighborhood was being overrun by college students, aka like Allston.



The most and least desirable stores on Beacon Hill

The Beacon Hill Civic Association recently surveyed hundreds of people and came up with a list of the most desirable types of businesses they’d like to see open on Beacon Hill — and the least desirable. The most desirable, in order: Book store, mid-range restaurant, cheese shop, bakery and kitchenware shops. The least desirable, in [...]



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