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Mayor Menino Announces Decision Not to Seek Another Term

April 4, 2013
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With an approval rating of over 70 percent and a better than 50 percent chance of beating any opponent that dared run against him in November, Mayor Thomas Menino, the only mayor a majority of Bostonians have ever known, gracefully bowed out of running for a unprecedented sixth term last Thursday at Faneuil Hall....

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Mayor Thomas Menino Stepping Down

April 4, 2013
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The announcement last Thursday by Mayor Thomas Menino that he will not seek a sixth term puts an end to the speculation of the last six months of whether he will or will not run for reelection. The consensus among political pundits that he would have won another election underscores what we had said...

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Police Briefs 04-02-2013

April 4, 2013
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 03/21/13 – A Pinckney Street resident reported while he was out between 5 and 11 p.m., unknown person(s) forced open the front door of his apartment and removed his Fox Bassoon musical-instrument, along with the case. Incidents March 21 Beacon Street  – Vandalism 36 Myrtle St.  – Larceny in...

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Annual Garden Tour Set for May 16

March 26, 2013
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On Thursday, May 16, the Bea-con Hill Garden Club will host its 84th annual tour of the Hidden Gardens and inaugural President’s Luncheon at the Hampshire House, in addition to celebrating the release of its new book, “The Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill: Creating Green Spaces in Urban Places.” From 9 a.m. to 5...

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TEA Enhancing Soil Quality at Park

March 26, 2013
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Good dirt! Not the kind of dirt you hear on the street, but the good old-fashioned dirt beneath your feet. The Esplanade Association is doing great things to enhance the soil quality at the park. We began a composting program in the fall and have six bins going, producing rich soil. Look out Sam...

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Art in Bloom Festival on April 27

March 26, 2013
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“Art in Bloom” begins Saturday, April 27, with drop-in Ikebana floral demonstrations presented and a Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) members-only viewing that evening. On Sunday, April 28, the MFA will celebrate with a Family Day, including family-friendly programming, art-making activities, storytelling and live entertainment. Additionally, local artist Robert Guillemin (Sidewalk Sam) will...

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Police Briefs 03-26-2013

March 26, 2013
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Unarmed Robbery 03/13/13 – At around 3:50 p.m., a male suspect pushed the female suspect into a brick wall while she was walking on Cedar Lane Way and stole her dog purse, containing treats, dog water bottle and metal dog dish. The victim declined medical attention at that time. Breaking and Entering – Residence...

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Cyber Crimes Against Women Need Prioritizing

March 25, 2013
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Lawmakers and the justice system needs to begin prioritizing investigations and prosecutions of cyber abuse crimes targeting women. While protections against violent online threats already exist, reportedly, enforcement is drastically lagging across the country. It is estimated that 2.5 million cases of cyber-stalking that occurred in the US between 2010 and 2013, federal prosecutors...

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Street Parking Savers Need to Be Banned

March 25, 2013
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Like the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA), we agree that the street parking savers situation needs to be banned or at least it needs to be refined. Just because someone, shovels their vehicle out for whatever reason, it is still a public space and doesn’t belong to the person who shoveled. The same people...

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Do We Have Any Privacy?

March 25, 2013
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The notion of privacy has received much attention recently. I’m still waiting for someone to draw a reasonable line about how far to go in collecting information on the world’s population. The new handringing about privacy began when Edward Snowden, the contractor working for the National Security Agency, leaked classified documents to the press...

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