Monthly Archives: August 2013

noa Celebrates First Year on Charles Street

August 27, 2013
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noa Celebrates First Year on Charles Street

With next month marking its first anniversary on Charles Street, noa jewelry, fine handcrafts & gifts has already become a fixture among the neighborhood’s small, independently owned shops. “Part of our mission is to be involved in a viable downtown community,” said Ian Scofidio, who owns the store with his wife Barbara. “The Flat...

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First Pitch

August 27, 2013
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First Pitch

On Sunday, Aug. 4, Chestnut Street resident and cancer survi­vor Karen Lee Sobol threw out the ceremonial first pitch when the Red Sox faced the Arizona Diamondbacks at Fenway Park. 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the Sox’s support for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the team dedicates the entire month of...

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Owner Discusses Latest Design Plans at 124 Chestnut Street

August 27, 2013
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The owner of 124 Chestnut St. held an informal meeting Wednesday to discuss his latest design plans for the single-family home. Dean Stratouly, co-founder and president of Boston real-estate firm The Congress Group, said he purchased the three-story building in February with the intention of making it his personal residence before discovering significant structural...

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BLO at the Hatch Shell

August 27, 2013
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The summer season is quickly winding down as Labor Day approaches. However, there are still many outdoor activities that are available. One that we would recommend is the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (BLO) performance this Wednesday night at the Hatch Shell. Attending last week’s performance of Kiss Me, Kate was a great way to spend...

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Police Briefs 08-27-2013

August 27, 2013
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Assault and Battery 08/16/13 – A taxi driver reported that he failed to make a right turn onto Staniford Street from Cambridge Street at around 1:01 a.m. At this time, the passenger in the rear seat reached through the partition and began choking him and punching him in the face. The suspect fled the...

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NEAA Dodgers (16-18) Take Home RBI Championship

August 27, 2013
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The NEAA Dodgers 16-18 year old team that includes local Beacon Hill residents Jack and James Ditomassi completed their summer long season by defeating the Jamaica Plain Angels 2 games to 1 to win the best of three RBI Senior Division Championship. The Dodgers were the number one seed after posting an undefeated regular...

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Cool Globes at the Brewer Fountain Plaza

August 20, 2013
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Cool Globes at the Brewer Fountain Plaza

The traveling art exhibit, co-sponsored by Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s Greenovate Boston initiative, had its grand open­ing near Brewer Fountain Plaza on the Boston Common Thursday. Other globes are on display at the John Hancock Tower and the Massachusetts Statehouse. The globes are each 5 feet in diameter and have been designed by local,...

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Mayoral Candidates Discuss Their Greenspace Priorities

August 20, 2013
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More than 300 citizens turned out to the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse on Thursday night for the Park and Open Space Mayoral Forum to hear 10 Boston mayoral hopefuls discuss their future plans for the city’s greenspace if elected. Boston Architectural College President Ted Landsmark and Boston Globe journalist Derrick Jackson moderated the forum,...

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Beacon Hill Youths Win BC High Awards

August 20, 2013
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William J. Kemeza, President of Boston College High School, is pleased to announce that the following Beacon Hill students received special awards  at an end of the year assembly to honor BC High undergraduates. James Anderson Ditomassi 2014 won a Model Un Award- Under Secretary General, a Student Council Award and an Excellence award...

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We Must Prepare for Rising Sea Levels

August 20, 2013
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Benjamin Franklin coined the expression 200 years ago, “You should buy land because they are not making it anymore.”  Well, that may not be exactly true for the last 100 years,  as all the communities on the water have been reclaiming low-lying marsh land.  One just has to look at the the Back Bay,...

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