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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 [...]



Stratouly told he’ll have to jump through more hoops

Dean Stratouly, the Congress Group president who’s doing a controversial renovation of 124 Chestnut Street, recently met with neighborhood residents and officials. Basically, they told him he still needs the Architectural Commission’s OK for the exterior of the townhouse before he can proceed with that work. In other words, he has to play nice-nice with [...]



Downtown Boston condo prices soar

From the BBJ on second-quarter data: Nine of the dozen downtown neighborhoods saw median prices rise. The North End saw the biggest jump to $484,500, up 21. 4 percent compared to the same period a year ago, Charlestown’s median swelled to $514,500, a 15.4 percent hike, and South Boston median prices increased to $425,000, a 12.8 [...]



Looking at Beacon Hill and Back Bay’s soaring housing prices

The Herald takes a neighborhood-by-neighborhood look at home/condo prices, based on LINK Property Network stats. Here’s some of the sales and price numbers: Back Bay • 63 units — down from 115 this time last year. • $1,100,000 average price of a two-bedroom condo — up from $997,918 last year. • $600,971 average price of [...]



Front design for 124 Chestnut Street rejected (we think)

  The Beacon Hill Times is reporting: The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission denied the front-elevation design for a single-family house at 124 Chestnut St. without prejudice at its July 18 hearing, “with direction that the degree of replication be determined for design of the new building,” according to William Young, the city’s assistant director for [...]



UPDATE: Fisher College reconsiders Beacon Street dorm plans

No sooner than posting the item below, we picked up a print copy of the Boston Courant with the lead headline: “Fisher Reconsiders Beacon Dorm Plan.” Apparently, the storm of neighborhood controversy has forced the school to reconsider putting new dorms at 115 and 139-141 Beacon Street, each holding 43 beds for students (115 is [...]



Online petition started to oppose Fisher College’s expansion plans

The plans by Fisher College to expand its Back Bay/Beacon Hill-flats presence continues to meet opposition. The latest is an online petition that someone recently pointed out to BREB. The deadline for comments on the expansion plan is Aug. 5. Here’s how the Beacon Hill Times recently described Fisher’s plans: The college filed an Institutional [...]



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