Monthly Archives: August 2012

Proposed Redistricting Plan Could Mean Changes for Councilors Ross and LaMattina’s Districts

August 28, 2012
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Proposed Redistricting Plan Could Mean Changes for Councilors Ross and LaMattina’s Districts

If Mayor Thomas M. Menino signs off on a redistricting plan that the City Council passed by a vote of 7-6 Wednesday, Councilors Mike Ross and Sal LaMattina could see a shift in their constituencies. The city is required to redraw the boundaries of its nine districts every 10 years based on U.S. census...

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Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill Wins Prestigious National Award : Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine Honors Blackstone’s with Its 2012 Retailer Excellence Award for Store Events

August 28, 2012
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Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill Wins Prestigious National Award : Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine Honors Blackstone’s with Its 2012 Retailer Excellence Award for Store Events

For the second time in three years, Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill has been recognized for excellence by Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine. In 2009, Blackstone’s was named one of the Top Ten Gifted Retailers in the country by the magazine. This year, on Aug. 19, at the annual Retailer Excellence Award Gala in New...

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Police Seek to Curb Gridlock at Intersections

August 28, 2012
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Boston drivers will be introduced to “Don’t Block the Box”, an education and enforcement campaign designed to curb gridlock, and increase vehicle and pedestrian safety, at busy intersections in Boston.  The campaign is the result of a collaboration between the City of Boston and MASCO, a non-profit affiliate of the hospitals, schools, research and...

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Police Briefs 08-28-2012

August 28, 2012
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Larceny – Over $200 08/14/12 – A female victim reports while working as a vendor on the Charles Street South side of the Boston Common, a male suspect known as Johnny stole U.S. currency from her purse when she was distracted with a customer Robbery/Firearm 08/16/12 – A male victim reported while walking on...

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The Summer of 2012

August 28, 2012
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For those of us who regret the end of summer, who refuse to believe that it is nearly done, well, it is that time of the year again when summer is breathing its last breath, when each day at the beach is one of the last days at the beach this season, and when...

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Fire Dept. at Myrtle St. Playground

August 21, 2012
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Fire Dept. at Myrtle St. Playground

The Friends of the Myrtle Street Playground continued its summer programming with a visit from a Boston Fire Department’s Engine 4 on Aug. 9. “The kids got to drive the truck, climb all over it and wear the fireman gear,” wrote Corinne Emerick of the Friends group. “The playground and all the neighborhood children...

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‘Puppets on the Common’ Returns Thursday

August 21, 2012
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When  “Puppets on the Common” returns for its second season Thursday, master puppeteer, actress and singer Charlotte Dore hopes the universal appeal of her craft will again serve to unite disparate families from across the city. “Theatre brings people together who would otherwise have nothing in common,” Dore said. “It’s something that transcends language...

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TEA Plans Fall Gala

August 21, 2012
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The social event of the season is quickly approaching, and is on course to be the most elegant to date. The Esplanade Association’s (TEA) biennial Moon Dance Gala will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, to celebrate the historic Charles River Esplanade and the organization’s vision for its complete and thoughtful restoration, “Esplanade 2020:...

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The Changing Times

August 21, 2012
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Among public officials who are dealing with increasingly tricky density issues in cities across the land, there is the trend in belief about the future of our neighborhood shopping areas that automobiles are going to become a thing of the past. In most older American cities like Boston, where density has been an issue...

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Police Briefs 08-21-2012

August 21, 2012
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Larceny – Over $200 08/07/12 – A female victim reported while eating in a Charles Street restaurant at around 6:30 p.m., unknown person(s) stole her bag, which contained U.S. currency, jewelry and miscellaneous clothing. Larceny in a Building 08/08/12 – A victim reported while in a Beacon Street coffee shop at approximately 9:10 p.m.,...

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