Monthly Archives: December 2010

West Cedar Street Native Publishes Debut Novel

December 28, 2010
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West Cedar Street Native Publishes Debut Novel

-By Dan Murphy Reflecting on the publication of his first novel “Short” earlier this month,West Cedar Street native Cortright McMeel credits his Beacon Hill roots for much of his decision to pursue writing as a profession. McMeel, 39, grew up as a neighbor of noted author and Boston Globe columnist James Carroll and his...

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Out with the Old, in with the New

December 28, 2010
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Another year of our lives is coming to a close. The year is ending not with a bang, but rather, with a whimper, as TS Eliot might have written of it. It was the best of years. It was the worst of years as Charles Dickens might have put it. Mark Twain wrote that...

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Police Blotter 12-28-10

December 28, 2010
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Robbery – Knife 12/16/10 – A male victim reported he was walking through the Boston Common at about 5 p.m. when he was confronted by five male suspects, one of whom displayed a knife and stole the victim’s cell phone. One of the other suspects stole U.S. currency from the victim. Larceny (Bike) 12/18/10...

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MGH enters into ‘agreement in principle’ to purchase Bowdoin Square Gulf

December 23, 2010
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Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has entered into “an agreement in principle” to purchase the Bowdoin Square Gulf station at 239 Cambridge St., said John Messervy, director of capital and facility planning for Partners Healthcare System. Messervy said gas station owner Jim Sauro approached the hospital less than a year ago with an offer to...

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King’s Chapel Church School to hold Christmas Eve pageant

December 21, 2010
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On Christmas Eve At 4:30 P.M., The Children Of The King’s Chapel Church School will perform the church’s annual production of “The Miracle of Christmas.” Beacon Hill resident, Wendy Franco Almquist, the composer, lyricist and creator of the pageant, returns for her 18th year as artistic director of the pageant. Approximately 20 children will...

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Christmas 2010

December 21, 2010
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Christmas 2010 will go down in history as a great holiday celebration. Peace on earth. Good will to men. It is, indeed, all about that. If there was no Internet, evening news, radio talk shows or morning newspapers, and if we paid closer attention to our own psychic lives, Christmas 2010 would be pristine....

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Police Blotter 12-21-2010

December 21, 2010
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 12/06/10 – A victim reported that his Joy Street apartment was broken into through a rear door at around 4:32 p.m. Four laptops, an iPod and assorted jewelry were reported missing. Larceny (Bike) 12/09/10 – A victim reported that his locked Bianchi bike, which is blue with green lettering,...

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Out of this universe

December 14, 2010
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Out of this universe

Lydia Shire (third from left) hosted a special luncheon at Scampo last week to honor Esquire magazine’s Female Universe of Culinary Bostonians, which was quite a testament to the incredible group of female chefs we have in Boston. The lunch was full of laughs and holiday cheer, as these ladies had much to be...

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Hill residents and owners of Peonies & Pearls Events throw Holiday Trunk Show

December 14, 2010
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Hill residents and owners of Peonies & Pearls Events throw Holiday Trunk Show

Peonies & Pearls Events, a full-service boutique event-planning firm in Beacon Hill, planned a Holiday Trunk Show for another Beacon Hill entrepreneur Maeve Cunningham to promote Maeve, a line of Italian leather handbags imported from Florence. Kathryn Kuchefski and Erin Murphy, owners of the firm, planned and promoted the event to support friend and...

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Bridge over troubled waters

December 14, 2010
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Feasibility study  meets with frustration from elected officials and residents -By Dan Murphy The clear consensus among the elected officials and roughly 50 West End residents at the Amy Lowell Apartments last Tuesday suggests that the state’s feasibility study now underway for the proposed Leverett Circle Pedestrian Bridge is an exercise in futility. “This...

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