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MassDOT breaks ground on Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation project

August 13, 2013
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) held a groundbreaking ceremony at Lederman Park on the Charles River Reservation on Wednesday for its approximately $255 million restoration of the Longfellow Bridge. Northbound vehicles are now being redirected from Charles Circle to Leverett Circle before traveling on Monsignor O’Brien Highway to Land Boulevard in Cambridge. The detour...

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Fireworks Returning to Harbor

August 13, 2013
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After their absence for over a decade, the City of Boston officials announced that fireworks on the Boston Harbor would return for the first time this century. The fireworks will be set off Saturday, August 31 at 9:00 p.m. as part of the final Summer on the Waterfront celebration—a summer long program aimed at...

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Police Briefs 08-13-2013

August 13, 2013
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Larceny – Shoplifting 08/05/13 – A Charles Street liquor store reports an unknown male suspect stole cans of beer from the refrigerated shelves at around 9:15 p.m. The suspect then fled the store on foot. Incidents July 31  75 Chestnut St.  – Investigate Person 84 West Cedar St.  – Investigate Person Aug. 1  41...

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Beacon Hill Village to Visit Cuba

August 7, 2013
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Over the years Beacon Hill Village, the membership organization devoted to enriching and enhancing the experience of growing older in downtown Boston, has taken day trips to destinations like western Massachusetts or Salem and overnight trips to New Haven. Now the program committee has expanded its offerings. Next January’s destination? Cuba. Beacon Hill Village...

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Registration Deadline Extended for Rental Properties

August 7, 2013
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Last week the city’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) announced that it is pushing back the deadline for the landlords to register their rental properties. Under the city’s Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance, landlords had until August 1 to register their properties but that deadline has been pushed back to August 31. The new ordinance...

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Open House for Chestnut St. Project

August 7, 2013
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A community open house on the proposed redevelopment plans for 124 Chestnut St. will take place at the Thayer Room at Hampshire House, located at 84 Beacon St., on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. An informational presentation on the project takes place at 6:30 p.m., and refreshments will be served. Visit...

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August is Here

August 7, 2013
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Yes, the days have become noticeably shorter and there has been a chill in the air at night. And when the calendar turns to August, as it has, it’s sort of a signal that the new school year is not that far away and soon another summer will be in the books. But the...

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There is a Boston City Council Race

August 7, 2013
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While all the attention has been given to the Mayor of Boston race, let’s not forget there are Boston City Council at Large and District races as well. Surely, the race to become the City’s top politician deserves top billing but it is important to recognize there are many candidates seeking to serve on...

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Police Briefs 08-06-2013

August 7, 2013
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Larceny in a Building  07/23/13 – A victim reported while she was inside a Charles Street boutique between 5 and 6 p.m., an unknown female suspect stole her cell phone, which was placed on a table in the store. Incidents July 23  Beacon Street       – Violation of the Auto Laws – Refusing to...

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Public Garden is a True Gem

July 30, 2013
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Wanting to be outdoors in the summer is not unusual. What makes our walk home or to the office all the more enjoyable in these lazy days of summer is a walk through the Public Garden. The green of the grass, the statues, the flowers, the trees and lagoon are a visual splendor and...

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