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New Downtown School is Step Closer to Reality: Site Selected by Menino is at 585 Commercial Street in the North End

March 19, 2013
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New Downtown School is Step Closer to Reality: Site Selected by Menino is at 585 Commercial Street in the North End

Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced Friday the City of Boston’s intentions to acquire 585 Commercial St. as a site to be used for a new downtown school, expected to open in September of 2016. Design for the new downtown school will begin in the fall of 2013, with construction expected to begin in June...

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Reactions from the Downtown Schools Coalition

March 19, 2013
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Like so many parents, we’re incredibly enthusiastic about the new school announced by Mayor Menino and Councilor Ross on Friday.  Just as the Mayor has been, we’ve been searching for sites for public schools.  In our neighborhoods, it’s very difficult to find any site that is available and works well for a school.  Finding...

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Friends of the Public Garden Announces More Give 5% Boston Partners

March 19, 2013
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The Friends of the Public Garden has announced 11 additional neighborhood businesses who are participating in the Give 5% for Earth Day campaign:  Back Deck, Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill, Beacon Hill Chocolates, Core De Vie, Fajitas & ‘Ritas, Gary Drug, Kitchenwares by Blackstone’s, noa, Red Wagon, Townhouse Beauty Bar and Twentieth Century Ltd. The...

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Boston Parks and Recreation Denies Permission to Remove Tree

March 19, 2013
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Amidst an unprecedented outpouring of letters and email opposing the measure, Boston Parks and Recreation Department Arborist Greg Mosman denied an application to remove a shade tree at 81 Myrtle St., said MaryLee Halpin, executive director of the Beacon Hill Civic Association  (BHCA). The applicant had sought to remove one linden tree measuring 11...

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Downtown School

March 19, 2013
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The announcement on last Friday by Mayor Thomas Menino of  the pending  purchase of the building at 585 Commercial Street in the North End for a new K-8 school with an opening in 2016 certainly comes as good news to the many downtown families of the more than 2,000 school age children that have...

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Police Briefs 03-19-2013

March 19, 2013
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Larceny – Over $200 03/06/13 – A victim reported while she was moving into a Beacon Street building between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., unknown person(s) stole her MacBook computer, as well as an iPad and leather case. Incidents March 6 77 Phillips St.  Investigate Person 63 Beacon St.   Larceny, Other, $200 &...

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Obituaries 03-19-2013

March 19, 2013
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John Priestley, Jr. Architect, Decorated Veteran, Former Beacon Hill Resident John W. Priestley, Jr. of Bourne, a former 30 year resident of Beacon Hill,ت died on March 11. He was a graduate of Milton High School and the Rhode Island School of Design.ت A proud World War II Air Force veteran who served as First...

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Me and My Guy Winter Dance

March 12, 2013
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Me and My Guy Winter Dance

Lilianna and Bob Palmer took to the Dance Floor at the Me and My Guy Winter Dance that was held at the Advent Church. More than 100 Girl Scouts and their “dates” who included fathers, grandfathers, uncles and friends attended the event.

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Boston Climate Campaign March 23

March 12, 2013
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For the sixth year in a row, Mayor Thomas M. Menino is encouraging residents and business owners to take part in Earth Hour and Lights Out Boston, two campaigns that work to raise awareness on the importance of climate action/energy conservation and wildlife migration, respectively. In an effort to raise awareness on climate action...

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Presentation on Preventing Gun Violence March 24

March 12, 2013
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A Gun Violence Prevention Presen-tation will be held on Sunday March 24 at the First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street (corner of Berkley and Marlborough) and the public is invited to attend. The program will start at 12:30 p.m. with a showing of the documentary “Living for 32” chronicling the life and work...

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