Monthly Archives: September 2010

BRA board approves MGH Museum & History Center

September 30, 2010
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BRA board approves MGH Museum & History Center

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board of directors unanimously approved the proposed $8.25 million Massachusetts General Hospital Museum & History Center last week. The 8,000 square-foot, two story building will feature a rooftop terrace and be located at the corner of Cambridge and North Grove streets, adjacent to the Resident Physician’s House. The space...

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Road sign: Drivers texting ban goes into effect Sept. 30

September 30, 2010
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State Rep. Marty Walz wishes to remind drivers that a new safe driving law banning text-messaging, prohibiting junior operators from using cell phones while driving, and instituting revised license renewal procedures for older drivers goes into effect on Sept. 30. Under the new law, any driver caught using a mobile electronic device to compose,...

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The endless summer

September 30, 2010
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Saturday the temperature hovered in the mid-80’s. It was so hot some people felt uncomfortable, so uncomfortable they wished it was already fall. Talk about thesis and anti-thesis. Sunday was warm again and then late in the day, the air lost its warmth, open windows came down, long sleeve shirts came out, and many...

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Police Blotter 09-30-2010

September 30, 2010
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Sept. 21 Towed Motor Vehicle – 70 Mt. Vernon St. Sept. 23 Towed Motor Vehicle – Mt. Vernon St. Towed Motor Vehicle – 45 Hancock St. Sept. 24 Assault & Battery/Unarmed Robbery – victim reports he was drinking with an unknown male on Pinckney St., when the male suspect punched him in the face...

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BHCA Block Party

September 22, 2010
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BHCA Block Party

   

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Charter school will teach in Chinese

September 22, 2010
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By Jacqueline G. Freeman For the first time in three years the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has accepted applications for new charter schools in Boston and if all goes as planned a charter school offering Chinese language immersion will be accepting students next year, according to Helen Chin Schlichte, one of the...

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Hill, West End voters back Mac in primary election

September 22, 2010
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While incumbent U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch was reelected to his 9th Congressional District seat in last Tuesday’s primary election, Beacon Hill and West End voters favored his Democratic rival Mac D’Alessandro at the polls. According to the city’s unofficial election results, approximately 71 percent of Beacon Hill voters in Ward 3, Precinct 6 and...

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This term a Last Hurrah? Not very likely

September 22, 2010
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Mayor Menino’s future has come front and center, again, following news last week that Chicago’s longtime Mayor Richard Daley announced he will not be seeking re-election. Daley has been mayor of Chicago since 1989 -21 years. Mayor Menino is going on 17 years and will be at 20 when the next election rolls around....

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Police Beat 09-22-2010

September 22, 2010
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SEPT. 15 Larcey – Victim reports her 21 speed bike was stolen from a locked sign post on W. Cedar St. Parking Violation – 126 Myrtle St. Assault & Battery – 37 Bowdoin St. SEPT. 16 Unarmed Robbery – Male victim reports while walking on Lomasney Way at Martha Rd. he was confronted by...

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‘Ducklings’ sculptor recognized for her contribution to children’s lit

September 16, 2010
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‘Ducklings’ sculptor recognized for her contribution to children’s lit

Nancy Schön – the sculptor who brought the family of aquatic birds from Robert McCloskey’s “Make Way for Ducklings” to life in the Public Garden – will be honored for her contribution to children’s literature later this month when she receives the Bridge Award from the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art at...

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