Monthly Archives: February 2012

Support Sought to Oppose Zoning Change

February 21, 2012
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Linear Retail Properties is asking the city Board of Appeal for a change in conditional use of the first floor of its building at 62-66 Charles Street from its current use as a food market to a bank. Such a change is necessary for Linear to lease the space to Capital One branch bank....

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Joseph Gallo Brings Boston’s Public Street Sculptures to Life in New Book

February 21, 2012
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Strolling through Boston, it’s easy to spot the sculptures that tourists congregate around and snap pictures of during the summer months. But what people don’t see when looking at the bronze or stone pieces is the story behind them, and what they represent. Joseph Gallo, author of  “Boston Bronze and Stone Speak to Us”...

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The US Postal Service

February 21, 2012
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Many of you who use the post office, heard last week that the US Postal Service is suggesting a .50 cent stamp as the standard cost for mailing a letter. We don’t suppose this shocks anyone as the US Postal Service is heading for bankruptcy. Its estimated loss this year is predicted at $13...

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Fares are Rising

February 21, 2012
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The MBTA is telling all of us that services will remain intact, entirely without cuts, if fares can go up by 25%. At first blush, this sounds much better than Draconian cuts that would have affected all public transit users in Boston’s neighborhoods and the cities and towns served by the MBTA in the...

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Police Briefs 02-21-2012

February 21, 2012
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Beacon Hill BeaFrom Boston Police Area A-1 Breaking and Entering – Residence 02/08/12 – Between 8 a.m. and 6:58 p.m., an Irving Street resident reported the front door of her apartment was forced open and a laptop and computer software were removed. Larceny/ Shoplifting 02/12/12 – A Charles Street boutique reports unknown person(s) stole...

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The Happiest Valentines

February 14, 2012
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The Happiest Valentines

Perhaps you’ve been following the trials (liter­ally) and the tribulations of a tycoon named Ronald O. Perelman. Perelman, in case you don’t know, is the chairman of the board of Revlon, Inc. He is also the head of MacAndrews & Forbes, a company that owns a lot of other companies. Coincidentally, Perelman is one...

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TEA Shows Ambitious Vision for Esplanade

February 14, 2012
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TEA Shows Ambitious Vision for Esplanade

After two years and more than 100 meetings with citizens, elected officials and other stakeholders, The Esplanade Association (TEA) unveiled “Esplanade 2020” Thursday, outlining the non-profit’s grand vision for restoring and enhancing the state park over the next 100 years. “This is a vision, a group of ideas, not a proposal or specific plan,”...

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BHCA to Talk Public Schools Feb. 27

February 14, 2012
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One important aspiration envisioned by the many community members who put together the BHCA Plan for the Neighborhood is that Beacon Hill be a place where families of all ages and financial capacities thrive. Working with surrounding neighborhoods to strengthen public K-12 education is one critical element in making this aspiration a reality. Toward...

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Longfellow Bridge Project Public Hearing on March 1

February 14, 2012
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will hold a public hearing on the Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation project at the State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Conference Rooms 1, 2 and 3, on Thursday, March 1, from 7 to 9 p.m., allowing citizens the opportunity to comment on the Environmental Assessment. The bridge rehabilitation is...

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Highest Paid in Hub an Upside Down Mish Mash

February 14, 2012
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The wages earned and paid to some city employees is an outrage to other city employees and to many residents and taxpayers unable to fathom how a police Lt. can earn $259,000 while Police Commissioner Ed Davis earned only $177,000. The top money earner in the city, School Superintendent Carol Johnson, presides over a...

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