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Get out and vote

October 26, 2010
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Voting in our neighborhood can be termed anemic. In September, only 10% of the eligible voters went to the polls, this in spite of a contested congressional race and state senate seat. At a recent fundraiser, Rep. Marty Walz held no punches in saying that poor turnout by voters in our neighborhoods mean that...

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Arrest Report 10-25-2010

October 26, 2010
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Assault and Battery 10/20/10 – At around 10:31 a.m., a male suspect was arrested for assault and battery of his Myrtle Street roommate. Breaking and Entering – Residence 10/20/10 – A victim reported her Hancock Street apartment was entered, with no sign of forced entry, and a laptop was removed. Other Incidents Oct. 19...

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Mayor Menino joins Downtown North Association for discussion

October 21, 2010
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Mayor Menino joins Downtown North Association for discussion

As the special guest at the Downtown North Association luncheon at the TD Banknorth Garden last Tuesday, Mayor Thomas M. Menino spoke on the prosperous state of the city and the West End area. “Despite the economy, Boston continues to move forward,” Menino said. “We currently have 25 projects underway in the city. By...

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Beacon Hill Garden Club PR chair offers firewood tips to neighbors

October 21, 2010
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With winter soon upon us, Ginger Lawrence, public relations chair of the Beacon Hill Garden Club, wants to remind neighbors that firewood can carry insects and diseases that kill trees. While restrictions are now in place in other states, including New York, which forbids the transport of firewood from more than 50 miles away...

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NEAA holds its annual Baseball Banquet at the TD Garden

October 21, 2010
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The North End Athletic Association held it’s annual Baseball Banquet at the TD Garden. Over 350 children and their families attended along with league coaches, commissioners, directors and sponsors. NEAA Baseball Coordinator John Romano was the Master of Ceremonies and thanked all of the sponsors for their generous contributions to held make the league...

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What does our clothing say about ourselves?

October 21, 2010
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Governor Deval Patrick, his Republican opponent Charlie Baker and independent candidate Tim Cahill represent three different constituencies – and the clothing they wear apparently reveals that. A recent Boston Globe piece detailing the clothes the gubernatorial candidates are wearing as they make their case to the residents of Massachusetts pointed out that Governor Patrick...

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Police Blotter 10-21-2010

October 21, 2010
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Oct. 12 Larceny — Female victim reports she was confronted by 4 unknown males on Chestnut St., and they grabbed her purse containing her wallet, driver’s license, credit and bank cards and fled on foot. Unarmed Robbery Female victim reports on the Public Garden at the Beacon St., side 2 females stole her cell...

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A vibrant meeting on the viability of Charles Street

October 15, 2010
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By Stephen Quigley The economic viability of the Charles Street business community dominated discussion at the joint Charles Street Committee meeting at the Mt. Vernon Street Firehouse on Thursday night. The meeting that was a collaboration between the Beacon Hill Business Association (BHBA) and the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) drew more than a...

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The Pops marks milestone anniversary on the Common

October 7, 2010
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The Pops marks milestone anniversary on the Common

Completing the 125th Anniversary Celebration, Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops performed the first free Boston Pops “Concert on the Common,” featuring “The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers” – the centerpiece of the Pops’ 125th anniversary season. The concert was presented by the Boston Pops with support from the Boston...

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When the heats goes on; energy alternatives

October 7, 2010
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Whether you heat with oil, as so many do or with gas, the time is nearly here to turn it on. Gas is marginally cheaper than oil and it is in greater abundance in the Northeast. Oil, as all of us who use it to heat our homes know, has become extremely expensive. A...

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