Monthly Archives: January 2012

DeLuca’s to Open; 2 Businesses Leaving

January 31, 2012
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DeLuca’s to Open; 2 Businesses Leaving

The proprietor of DeLuca’s Market pledged to open his shuttered store again as two other business-owners announced their plans to leave the neighborhood at the Joint Charles Street Committee meeting Wednesday. “People don’t believe it’s going to open again,” said Virgil Aiello, owner of DeLuca’s, which has remained closed since falling prey to a...

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Athenaeum Receives $2m Grant for Curatorship of Rare Books

January 31, 2012
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Athenaeum Receives $2m Grant for Curatorship of Rare Books

Anne C. and David J. Bromer have made an important gift of $2 million to endow the Anne C. and David J. Bromer Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Boston Athenaeum, the Athenæum announced. The Bromers are the proprietors of Bromer Booksellers, specializing in aesthetically significant rare books, located in Copley Square...

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In Memoriam

January 31, 2012
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Mayor Kevin White’s death is a moment for all of us to remember him and the days when he managed this city with an iron fist. He was above all, a real Bostonian with his early roots in West Roxbury and his adult life spent on Beacon Hill. He loved Boston. He loved downtown...

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Police Briefs 01-31-2012

January 31, 2012
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Larceny/Shoplifting 01/17/12 – A Charles Street liquor-store manager reported observing a known male suspect placing a bottle of vodka down his pants before leaving the store at around 9:30 p.m. Detectives were scheduled to review surveillance-camera footage. Breaking and Entering – Residence 01/20/12 – A Myrtle Street resident reported that the front door of...

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New Book Shows Nichols’ Family Ahead of its Time

January 24, 2012
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New Book Shows Nichols’ Family Ahead of its Time

June Hutchinson’s “At Home on Beacon Hill:  Rose Standish Nichols and Her Family” tells the story of a typical upper class family living on Beacon Hill during the Gilded Age, but the family is anything but ordinary. “What is so fascinating is how forward-leaning the Nichols parents were,” Hutchinson said. “They gave their daughters...

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Downtown View: If I were Mayor

January 24, 2012
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Several months ago this column featured some readers’ descriptions of what they would do if they were mayor of Boston. As you might imagine, I too have a few ideas about managing the city. Here are some things I’d do if I were mayor: • I’d plant Boston ivy to grow over selected sections...

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New Digs

January 24, 2012
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FOPG new office to be at 69 Beacon St. Patti Quinn, vice president of The Friends of the Public Garden, the 41-year-old citizens organization that works to preserve and enhance the Boston Common, the Public Garden and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, recently announced its office will move from 87 Mount Vernon St., where it...

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Welcome James McCarthy and Lot’s of Luck

January 24, 2012
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James McCarthy has been named the ninth president of Suffolk University. He comes here from Baruch College in New York City, which is part of the New York State college system. He was the chief academic officer at Baruch, which has 18,000 students and 500 faculty. McCarthy has a distinguished curriculum vitae. He is...

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Police Briefs 01-25-2012

January 24, 2012
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From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny/Shoplifting 01/10/12 – A Charles Street design store reported unknown person(s) stole a velvet-and-fur hat from the store at around 5 p.m. Larceny – Over $200 01/11/12 – A victim reported while he was moving a new refrigerator into a Temple Street building, unknown person(s) stole the old refrigerator...

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Longtime Civic Association Executive Director Suzanne Besser to step down

January 18, 2012
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Longtime Civic Association Executive Director Suzanne Besser to step down

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) will lose a faithful longtime staff member when Executive Director Suzanne Besser steps down from the position in June. Soon after relocating from Simsbury, Conn., in 1998, Besser landed the job, which she said drew on her previous experience working as the executive director of other non-profits and...

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