The Beacon Hill Civic Association welcomes you. This site serves Boston’s historic Beacon Hill neighborhood by providing resources for daily living on Beacon Hill, current calendars of meetings and social events on Beacon Hill, opportunities to volunteer with the Beacon Hill Civic Association, and information for membership in the Beacon Hill Civic Association.
ACCESSIBILITY ON BEACON HILL
- Current Action on Beacon Hill:
In August, the City began construction of a series of new ramps on Beacon Street, replacing bricks with concrete and incorporating plastic tactile pads. These materials have been rejected by the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission as inappropriate for the historic nature of our neighborhood. As a result of the City’s action, on August 12th the Beacon Hill Civic Association filed a lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court citing the City for moving forward with their plan to bypass the legally required approval process of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission before installing new sidewalk ramps. Since filing, the BHCA has also offered a proposal to the City to drop the lawsuit and to pay the difference in construction and maintenance costs. Currently, this proposal has been rejected. While the BHCA will continue with the lawsuit, we remain committed to the public process and to a plan that improves accessibility and maintains the historic character of Beacon Hill.
Litigation Update and Proposal to the City (9/24/2014).
Additional details on the Beacon Hill Civic Association's views on these issues.
Representative Jay Livingstone's message to the community on sidewalk solutions.
- Thanks To All Who Participated in the Neighborhood Block Party!
The Beacon Hill Civic Association would like to thank the residents, volunteers, and non-profit participants who helped to make this year's Neighborhood Block Party such a success. Special thanks to 75 Chestnut for the hot dogs and buns; Anna’s Taqueria for the burritos and chips; JP Licks for the ice cream; Seven’s Ale House for the sangria; Whole Foods for the water; Hingham Savings, Hill House, NRO, Peet’s, and Linear Retail.
To view photos from the event, please visit the BHCA Facebook.
SPOTLIGHT ON EVENTS
- Garlands and Green: A Holiday Gathering- Wednesday, November 19
- Holiday Decorating- Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7
- Undecorating- Sunday, January 11
- Winter Gala: Secret Garden- Saturday, February 7