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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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Police Beat 10-06-2010

October 7, 2010
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September 28 MV Accident/leaving the scene – Victim reports 2008 VW Jetta was struck by an unknown motor vehicle at Beacon and Walnut St. Verbal Dispute – 19 Myrtle Ave. Motor Vehicle Accident/property damage – 51 Beacon St. September 29 Investigate Person – 161 Charles St. September 30 Motor Vehicle leaving scene/property damage –...

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BRA board approves MGH Museum & History Center

September 30, 2010
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BRA board approves MGH Museum & History Center

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board of directors unanimously approved the proposed $8.25 million Massachusetts General Hospital Museum & History Center last week. The 8,000 square-foot, two story building will feature a rooftop terrace and be located at the corner of Cambridge and North Grove streets, adjacent to the Resident Physician’s House. The space...

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Road sign: Drivers texting ban goes into effect Sept. 30

September 30, 2010
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State Rep. Marty Walz wishes to remind drivers that a new safe driving law banning text-messaging, prohibiting junior operators from using cell phones while driving, and instituting revised license renewal procedures for older drivers goes into effect on Sept. 30. Under the new law, any driver caught using a mobile electronic device to compose,...

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The endless summer

September 30, 2010
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Saturday the temperature hovered in the mid-80’s. It was so hot some people felt uncomfortable, so uncomfortable they wished it was already fall. Talk about thesis and anti-thesis. Sunday was warm again and then late in the day, the air lost its warmth, open windows came down, long sleeve shirts came out, and many...

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Police Blotter 09-30-2010

September 30, 2010
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Sept. 21 Towed Motor Vehicle – 70 Mt. Vernon St. Sept. 23 Towed Motor Vehicle – Mt. Vernon St. Towed Motor Vehicle – 45 Hancock St. Sept. 24 Assault & Battery/Unarmed Robbery – victim reports he was drinking with an unknown male on Pinckney St., when the male suspect punched him in the face...

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BHCA Block Party

September 22, 2010
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BHCA Block Party

   

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Charter school will teach in Chinese

September 22, 2010
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By Jacqueline G. Freeman For the first time in three years the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has accepted applications for new charter schools in Boston and if all goes as planned a charter school offering Chinese language immersion will be accepting students next year, according to Helen Chin Schlichte, one of the...

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