Monthly Archives: January 2017

Controlling Winter Weight

January 6, 2017
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by Penny & Ed Cherubino Poppy, our Westie, puts on a little weight every winter. Ed, who weighs her regularly and keeps a log, has noticed this seasonal increase for the past three years. This winter, because she’s had more exercise than in past years, we’re scratching our heads to figure it out. We...

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Police Briefs 01-03-2017

January 6, 2017
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From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny – Shoplifting 12/24/16 – A Charles Street market reported a male suspect entered the cellar from the rear entrance at around 5:49 p.m., and stole bottles of champagne and vodka. The suspect, who also stole the clerk’s iPhone 5, was caught on surveillance cameras.

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Obituaries 01-03-2017

January 6, 2017
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Deborah Brewster Berg dies at age 51 Deborah Brewster Berg age 51, died suddenly in her home in Largo, Florida Christmas week. Deborah was born in Boston on June 19, 1965 and grew up in Duxbury, Beacon Hill and Mattapoisett. She was a graduate of Derby Academy in Hingham (and valedictorian), St George’s School,...

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Elementary Winter Concert

January 4, 2017
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Elementary Winter Concert

Aiyana Cruz, second grade student at the Kingsley Montesorri School, gives a clap at the Winter Concert.

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Celebrating the Holidays

January 4, 2017
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Celebrating the Holidays

The West End Civic Association (WECA) held its annual holiday gathering on Thursday, Dec. 8. Members and their guests met in the West End Museum to enjoy good company, food and beverages. They heard from 2016 President Sean Michael Connolly, who presented an overview the organization’s mission and accomplishments and put out a call...

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Councilors Vote Down Alcohol Tax

January 4, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council voted down an order that would place a two percent tax on certain alcoholic beverages to fund prevention and treatment programs for substance abuse. Backed by City Councilors Frank Baker and Bill Linehan who have seen substance abuse plague their neighborhoods did not prevail in passing this...

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2016: The Year in Review

January 4, 2017
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By Dan Murphy On Jan. 19, Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his second State of the City Address at Symphony Hall. On Feb. 4, the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library celebrated its 120th anniversary. On Feb. 6, the Beacon Hill Civic Association held its 44th annual “Winter Gala” at the Four...

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Council Ordinance Works to Eliminate Gas Leaks in Boston

January 4, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Underneath Boston’s streets are miles of pipelines delivering natural gas to residents and businesses, providing energy for heating, cooking, and electricity. But, due to aging infrastructure in Boston, much of that gas is lost before it even reaches its destination through thousands of leaks in pipes throughout the City. Many of...

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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

January 4, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2017. The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come. In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson:   Ring out the old, ring...

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