Monthly Archives: October 2013

Police Briefs 10-15-2013

October 15, 2013
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Oct. 2 8 Joy St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 75 Hancock St. – Towed Motor Vehicle   Oct. 3 38 Irving St. – Towed Motor Vehicle   Oct. 4 109 Chestnut St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 1 Charles St.         – Larceny, Other, $200 & Over Charles Street – Investigate Property   Oct. 5 35...

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FOPG Making Mall a Greener Thoroughfare

October 11, 2013
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FOPG Making Mall a Greener Thoroughfare

The Friends of the Public Garden has launched a major turf restoration project in the Massachusetts Avenue to Charlesgate block of the Commonwealth Avenue Mall with the goal of transforming the bare, compacted soil into a lush, green lawn once again. The Friends is building upon their recent success in 2011 with restoring the...

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Play Me, I’m Yours: the Street Pianos Boston Festival

October 11, 2013
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Play Me, I’m Yours: the Street Pianos Boston Festival

Wbeimer Tejada tickled the ivories in the courtyard outside of the Yawkey building at Mass. General on a beautiful Sept. 27 afternoon. Tejada had stopped at the Yawkey to get a bite to eat while waiting for a friend. He was drawn to the piano, which is part of a current interactive exhibit. Celebrity...

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Downtown View: The Challenges of Housing

October 11, 2013
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Mayor Menino has set a goal of building 30,000 more units of housing by 2020, even though he won’t be mayor for most of that time. Governor Patrick set a goal last year of building 10,000 new units of multi-family housing during the same time period. So Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School and the...

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Crime Is down on the Hill in ’13

October 11, 2013
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Beacon Hill has seen an approximately 12-precent decrease in violent and property crimes year to date in 2013 as opposed to last year. According to Boston Police, 157 Part One crimes were reported between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2013, compared with 178 during the same timeframe in 2012. No homicides or rapes and...

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Motorcyclist Dies in Storrow Drive Crash

October 11, 2013
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A motorcyclist who crashed on Storrow Drive on Wednesday has died of his injuries, and State Police are investigating the incident, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. The single-vehicle collision took place yesterday at about 2:50 p.m. on Storrow Drive eastbound near the Bowker Overpass. Preliminary evidence suggests that the operator, a...

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Captain Lee Got the Job Done

October 11, 2013
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District A-1 Commanding Officer Captain Thomas Lee did an outstanding job working closely with the residents of the North End/Waterfront community before he decided to take another position as Chief of the Portsmouth, Rhode Island Police Department. During his time in District A-1 the crime rate in the Beacon Hill neighborhood continuously decreased. His...

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Letters to the Editor

October 11, 2013
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Reader pleads for owners to clean up after their dogs Dear Editor: Here we go again. It’s the dog poop issue. Every day as I stroll through Beacon Hill, there are poop bags or poop everywhere. All over Beacon Hill and in fact throughout the city are doggies, small, large, Shepherds, Cocker Spaniels, lots...

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Judge Russo to Be Honored by WEM

October 11, 2013
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On Tuesday Oct. 8, at 7 p.m., the West End Museum,(WEM) located at 150 Staniford St., Suite 7, will host its new honoree for this year’s Italian Heritage Month: Judge Domenic J.F. Russo, the retired First Justice of the East Boston division of the District Court. Each year, the museum recognizes and honors current...

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Police Briefs 10-08-2013

October 11, 2013
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BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICE: 617-343-4627 • DRUG UNIT: 617-343-4879 • EMERGENCIES: 911 Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon 09/26/13 – At about            9:02 p.m., a male victim at a Bowdoin Street establishment became involved in an argument with two other patrons. He moved to a different...

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