Monthly Archives: October 2010

Woman with mental issues threatens to blow up State House

October 28, 2010
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Wednesday morning, the State Police reported that an apparently mentally unstable woman threatened to blow up the State House. The woman allegedly called Boston Police and told them she was walking with a bomb up to the State House. Boston Police notified the State Police, who searched for the suspect, located her and ultimately...

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Craigie Drawbridge repairs a traffic disaster

October 28, 2010
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Starting November 6, the Craigie Drawbridge by the Museum of Science is going to be dismantled and repaired creating a traffic nightmare for commuters. It is believed the traffic conditions caused by the bridge repairs will also effect greatly the Storrow Drive entrance and on the Cambridge side, the entrance onto Memorial Drive. Only...

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Hill residents show their support for MGH at Storybook Ball

October 26, 2010
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Hill residents show their support for MGH at Storybook Ball

A number of Beacon Hill residents were among the more than 450 guests in attendance at the 2010 Storybook Ball – a black-tie fundraiser and auction for the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children that took place at The Castle at the Park Plaza Hotel on Oct. 2.

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DCR breaks ground on Community Boating docks

October 26, 2010
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DCR breaks ground on Community Boating docks

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) broke ground on its $2.8 million rehabilitation of the Community Boating docks on the Charles River Esplanade Thursday at a ceremony that included the state’s Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles, DCR Commissioner Richard Sullivan Jr. and Community Boating Executive Director Charles Zechel....

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BHAC approves antenna; cell reception should improve on Hill

October 26, 2010
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Cell phone reception should become stronger now that the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission voted at their monthly meeting on Thursday to allow an antenna on the roof at the Union Boat Club. The antenna will be placed on the roof of the boat club where it can receive signals but not be seen, thus...

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Down to the wire

October 26, 2010
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With the election next week, many of you who plan to vote already know who you will be voting for and why. The onslaught of radio and television advertisements and the general overhanded nature of newspaper and Internet coverage, will not further persuade or dissuade those who are already satisfied with the choices they...

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Get out and vote

October 26, 2010
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Voting in our neighborhood can be termed anemic. In September, only 10% of the eligible voters went to the polls, this in spite of a contested congressional race and state senate seat. At a recent fundraiser, Rep. Marty Walz held no punches in saying that poor turnout by voters in our neighborhoods mean that...

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Arrest Report 10-25-2010

October 26, 2010
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Assault and Battery 10/20/10 – At around 10:31 a.m., a male suspect was arrested for assault and battery of his Myrtle Street roommate. Breaking and Entering – Residence 10/20/10 – A victim reported her Hancock Street apartment was entered, with no sign of forced entry, and a laptop was removed. Other Incidents Oct. 19...

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President Sargent resigns

October 21, 2010
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Suffolk University President David Sargent has retired. His resignation was put in yesterday at a meeting of the university’s board of trustees. After accepting it, the university announced it would be seeking a new president. Board of Trustees Chairman Andrew Meyer praised Sargent. He called him an institution. In fact, he has been at...

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Mayor Menino joins Downtown North Association for discussion

October 21, 2010
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Mayor Menino joins Downtown North Association for discussion

As the special guest at the Downtown North Association luncheon at the TD Banknorth Garden last Tuesday, Mayor Thomas M. Menino spoke on the prosperous state of the city and the West End area. “Despite the economy, Boston continues to move forward,” Menino said. “We currently have 25 projects underway in the city. By...

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