Monthly Archives: November 2011

Esplanade Playspace Opens to Help Boston Fight Childhood Obesity

November 8, 2011
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Esplanade Playspace Opens to Help Boston Fight Childhood Obesity

Beacon Hill’s new 10,000 square-foot Esplanade Playspace is as exciting to the doctors as it is to the kids; experts say the park will play a leading role in helping Boston fight childhood obesity. Until now, 5-to 12-year-olds in Beacon Hill, Back Bay and the West End have not had a designated space to...

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Involvement Key to Bullying Prevention

November 8, 2011
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Involvement Key to Bullying  Prevention

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, more than 50 parents, teachers and members of the Greater Boston community gathered at the Kingsley Montessori School to learn more about the problem of bullying and cyber-bullying in schools which has received increased media attention in recent years.  As we have come to know, this is a serious issue,...

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Get Out and Vote

November 8, 2011
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Today is Election Day and if you are a registered voter you should get out to vote. Although no political positions directly representing Beacon Hill, Back Bay and the North End are being contested, Tuesday’s municipal election features a very hotly contested At-Large City Council race. Beacon Hill’s city council representatives, District 8’s Mike...

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The Turning Back of the Clocks

November 8, 2011
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This weekend marked the turning back of our clocks one hour as all of us know. That one hour taken away causes the sunset in the weeks to come near to 4:30 p.m. – a truly ungodly hour for a sunset. What’s worse is the hour of sunrise. At this point in time, we...

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Police Briefs 11-08-2011

November 8, 2011
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 10/26/11 – A Pinckney Street resident reported that unknown person(s) broke his front glass entryway window between 3 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. No property was known missing at the time of the report. Vandalism 10/27/11 – A victim reported that his 2000 Ford Focus was parked on Charles Street,...

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Street Scene

November 1, 2011
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Street Scene

A street musician delights a young listener at the Charles/MGH MBTA station.

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Councilor At-large Candidates Engage in Lively Forum on Citywide Issues, Personal Priorities

November 1, 2011
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Councilor At-large Candidates Engage in Lively Forum on Citywide Issues, Personal Priorities

The seven candidates vying for four at-large city council seats took the center stage last week during a lively forum at the Park Street School that highlighted their positions on major issues now facing the city, as well as their priorities if elected. The incumbents – current City Council President Stephen Murphy and Councilors...

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‘Boston Public Library’ a Story Worth Telling

November 1, 2011
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Catherine J. Willis first devised the idea for “Boston Public Library” – the most recent addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America book series – as a way to help the library as it struggled with budgetary cutbacks. “I thought, ‘What can one person do to help the library?’” said Willis, a Charles River...

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In Dewey Square

November 1, 2011
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The protestors in Dewey Square are finding out exactly what kind of devotion to task it takes to camp outside in Boston as the winter sets in. We are reminded of General George Washington’s troops doing the same here and in Cambridge during the winter of 1775 and during a number of winters that...

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Does Weekend Storm Speak Volumes About Winter to Come?

November 1, 2011
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Most of us heard the lament loudly and clearly over the weekend about the snow coming so early, preceding even this week’s Halloween celebration. In more ways than we care to conjure up, snow this early and so plentiful in nearly all of Massachusetts except for Boston and the coastal area, is a bad...

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