Monthly Archives: September 2013

Open House Planned at Athenaeum

September 24, 2013
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Open House Planned at Athenaeum

This fall, the Boston Athenæum celebrates the 50th anniversary of its pioneering Conservation Laboratory, the first established in a library, with free lectures, a panel discussion and a public open house. All explore the history, scientific underpinnings and future of the field of conservation as well as its vital role in both preserving and...

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City Proposes Cycle Track Around Public Garden

September 24, 2013
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City officials outlined preliminary plans to add a two-way cycle track around the Public Garden on Wednesday before a standing-room only crowd at the Mt. Vernon Street Firehouse. The concept proposes eliminating one traffic lane each on Arlington, Beacon, Boylston and Charles streets to create dedicated space for bicyclists on the roadways adjacent to...

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Exhibit Revisits 19th Century’s Most Infamous Murder

September 24, 2013
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The 1849 murder of George Parkman in Boston stands as the most sensational case of its time, and the prosecution of John Webster is often described as the O.J. Simpson trial of the 19th century. This case had it all: a grisly murder, a wealthy victim, a respected suspect, a dubious lead witness and...

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Gresh, Neighborhood Narrative to Be at October Women’s Forum

September 24, 2013
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Kristen Gresh, who curated She Who Tells a Story now on exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, will speak at the October 1 meeting of the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF), an organization formed in May to connect and inspire neighborhood women. To help its members connect with local merchants on Beacon Hill...

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Get out and Vote

September 24, 2013
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Today, Tuesday, September 24, voters from across Boston will be going to the polls in a primary election to choose two candidates for mayor from a crowded field of 12 candidates. Ever since Mayor Thomas Menino announced in April that he would not be seeking re-election, these 12 candidates have been going out to...

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City Council Race

September 24, 2013
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Although the fierce mayoral campaign has drawn most of the attention of  Boston voters and the media over the past four months, there also has been a very active City Council race. With more than 18 candidates vying for five at large city council seats, this election very likely will be decided by just...

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Police Briefs 09-24-2013

September 24, 2013
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Larceny in Building 09/12/13 – At around 1:26 p.m., a male suspect stole an Apple iPhone from the counter of a Charles Street clothing store. Incidents Sept. 12 81 Chestnut St. – Towed Motor Vehicle Cambridge Street – Motor Vehicle Accident – Personal Injury 106 Charles St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 &...

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Residents Upset over Store’s Closing and Charles Street’s Vulnerability

September 17, 2013
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Residents Upset over Store’s Closing and Charles Street’s Vulnerability

The closing of a small grocery store on Charles Street has agitated, even enraged, the neighborhood, and has become a touchstone for all the fears locals have about what the street could become. Charles Street Market, the corner store at the intersection of Charles and Mount Vernon streets, closed on Sunday, September 8. By...

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Two More Candidates

September 17, 2013
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Two More Candidates

District 8 City Councillor Mike Ross is running for mayor, and his seat, which includes parts of the Back Bay, Beacon Hill and the West End as well as Mission Hill and the Fenway, is up for grabs. Last week this column featured two candidates, Mike Nichols and Tom Dooley. This week, you’ll get...

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Nichols House Museum Awarded Prestigious Grant

September 17, 2013
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Nichols House Museum Awarded Prestigious Grant

The Nichols House Museum, located at 55 Mount Vernon St. on Beacon Hill, was recently awarded a grant for $27,377 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency, to undertake conservation treatment of the 42 prints in its permanent collection. The museum will work with the Northeast Document Conservation Center,...

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