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City Taking Steps to Improve Safety Conditions at Codman Island

January 11, 2011
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City Taking Steps to Improve Safety Conditions at Codman Island

-By Dan Murphy Codman Island — the small triangular garden at Charles and Beacon streets — has a long history of accidents involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists, but the city is now taking steps to remedy this problem. On. Dec. 17, 2010, Boston Transportation Department (BTD) Commissioner Tom Tinlin and other city officials toured...

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Prepare Your Shovels

January 11, 2011
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All the local weathermen and ladies agree – there is a major storm bearing down on us and preparing to land along the length of our coast and inland beginning late Tuesday and lasting through Wednesday. We urge all homeowners and business owners to clear your sidewalks and walkways or to face the possible...

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Nightmare in Tuscon

January 11, 2011
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It is being pieced together what exactly caused Jared Lee Loughner to kill six people and to wound 13 others at a public get-together for Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. We would like to think it was a simple insane act by an insane man but we know it runs deeper and is more ominous...

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Mayor Thomas Menino

January 11, 2011
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Mayor Thomas Menino is again recovering from yet another operation. This time, it was to correct difficulties he was having with one of his knees. As the mayor said succinctly in a Boston Globe piece on his health over the weekend, nearly everything he has faced in the past few years has been more...

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Police Briefs 01-11-2011

January 11, 2011
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Larceny from Motor Vehicle 12/28/10 – A victim reported that a 2001 Jeep Cherokee was parked on Charles Street between 7 p.m. to 8:30 a.m., and unknown person(s) damaged the driver’s side-door lock and removed  a GPS system from the vehicle. Larceny – $200 & Over 12/31/10 – A victim reported that unknown person(s)...

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Year in Review

January 4, 2011
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Year in Review

On Jan. 4, Felix G. Arroyo was sworn in as a Boston city councilor at-large. On Jan. 30, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) held its 38th Annual Winter Dance at the Mandarin Hotel. In February, the MBTA board of directors approved $10.3 million in accessibility improvements to the Science Park/West End Station. In...

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Resolutions

January 4, 2011
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During this, the first week of the New Year, many of us will attempt to keep resolutions made in the heat of the moment shortly before the clock struck midnight over the weekend. Resolutions, as we have come to understand them in practice and reality, are much harder to keep than to make. New...

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First Night at 35

January 4, 2011
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Enormous crowds again descended upon our neighborhoods for First Night. Boston Police estimated as many as 1 million people attended the 35th Annual New Year’s Eve night out – and all day affair offering ice-sculptures, music, dancing, and a Grand Parade. Once again, there was general amazement among those who attended as well as...

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Police Briefs 01-04-2011

January 4, 2011
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 12/22/10 – A Myrtle Street resident reported that unknown person(s) removed the front door lock of her apartment door at around 3 a.m. No entry was gained. Vandalism 12/25/10 – At around 2:13 a.m., an employee of the Boston Common garage on Charles Street reported that a suspect in...

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West Cedar Street Native Publishes Debut Novel

December 28, 2010
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West Cedar Street Native Publishes Debut Novel

-By Dan Murphy Reflecting on the publication of his first novel “Short” earlier this month,West Cedar Street native Cortright McMeel credits his Beacon Hill roots for much of his decision to pursue writing as a profession. McMeel, 39, grew up as a neighbor of noted author and Boston Globe columnist James Carroll and his...

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