Monthly Archives: March 2011

Brewer Fountain Plaza Restoration Begins

March 31, 2011
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Brewer Fountain Plaza Restoration Begins

The Friends of the Public Garden, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Mayor Thomas M. Menino held a groundbreaking ceremony on the Boston Common Wednesday for the first phase of construction on the Brewer Fountain Plaza and the surrounding area. (Photos courtesy of Harron & Associates)    

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Hill Resident Joins Historic New England as Team Leader of Historic Preservation

March 31, 2011
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Hill Resident Joins Historic New England as Team Leader of Historic Preservation

Beacon Hill resident Jess R. Phelps recently joined the staff of Historic New England as team leader of historic preservation. Working as a part of the Beacon Hill-based regional heritage organization’s senior management team, Phelps will manage the its external historic preservation efforts, including the nationally recognized Stewardship Program, which currently holds preservation easements on...

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Congressman Capuano Visits Mass. Eye and Ear’s Vision Rehabilitation Center

March 31, 2011
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Congressman Capuano Visits Mass. Eye and Ear’s Vision Rehabilitation Center

U.S. Congressman Michael E. Capuano (8th Congressional District of Massachusetts) visited Massachusetts Eye and Ear’s Vision Rehabilitation Center on March 23 to learn more about the services this center offers to help vision-impaired individuals make the best use of their remaining sight.  Dr. Mary Lou Jackson, director of Mass. Eye and Ear’s Vision Rehabilitation...

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Library Closing Sunday not Befitting a Great City

March 31, 2011
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The trustees of the Boston Public Library have submitted a budget for the coming year which includes closing the Boston Public Library in Copley Square on Sundays as a money saver. According to the library trustees, it costs $243,000 annually to keep the library open on Sundays. Although the trustees released no statistics, it...

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Radiation from Japan

March 31, 2011
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Forgive us if we are less than buoyed with good feeling by hearing from our public officials who check such things that radiation from the badly damaged Japanese nuclear reactors has been found in rain that has recently fallen in New England. We hear our public officials telling us not to worry, the radiation...

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Spring Cleaning

March 31, 2011
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The city begins its annual weekly street cleaning extravaganza this week. Everyone is reminded to pay close attention to postings and to signage indicating where street cleaning is to occur and at what time. To do any less is to put your automobile and state of mind at risk.

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Obituaries 03-29-2011

March 31, 2011
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Beatrice Lombardi Coyne Longtime West End resident Longtime West End resident Beatrice Lombardi Coyne died in Brighton on March 11. She was 89. Born on Nov. 4, 1921, Mrs. Coyne was raised in the Orient Heights section of East Boston. She married the late James F. Coyne in 1950. Four years later, the couple...

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Police Briefs 03-29-2011

March 31, 2011
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Larceny/Purse 03/17/11 – A victim reported that she placed her purse down in front of a Garden Street residence to help a person in the door at around 11:57 p.m. When she returned, her purse was gone. Larceny – Over $200 03/17/11 – The owner of a Cambridge Street gas station reported that unknown...

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Work on Esplanade Playspace Set to Begin Next Month

March 22, 2011
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Work on Esplanade Playspace Set to Begin Next Month

-By Dan Murphy With all the necessary permits in hand from the city and state, Friends of the Esplanade Playspace is scheduled to break ground on its new playground on the Charles River Esplanade in mid-April. The non-profit is building an approximately 10,000 square-foot playground for 5- to 12-year-olds on state land a short...

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Common Garage Rep Addresses Community Concerns

March 22, 2011
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-By Dan Murphy A representative of the Boston Common Garage was on hand at the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Traffic and Parking Committee meeting Thursday to address community concerns with the operation. Fred Peterson, director of facilities and operations for the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA), which owns the underground garage, said the...

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