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Boston First Night

December 31, 2015
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First Night 2016 entertainment, ice sculptures, and other special attractions will take place in 3 areas in the heart of the city:  Copley Square, Boston Common, and Boston Harbor. All official First Night entertainment and attractions will be free this year. Festivities include: Ice sculptures and light shows in Copley Square, along with plenty...

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Police Briefs 12-29-2015

December 31, 2015
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From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny in a Building 12/18/15 – A Charles Street store reported that when the morning clerk arrived to open at 8:30 a.m., she found the safe door unlocked and U.S. currency, the night deposit-bag and employee checks missing. There were no signs of forced entry, and detectives are investigating....

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A New Year’s Resolution: Let Go of Our Anxiety

December 31, 2015
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The intersection of the coming of a New Year and the passing of the previous one offers all of us the opportunity to pause and reflect upon both what has transpired and what awaits us. The opening lines of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, Ring Out, Wild Bells, sums up what we all feel at...

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The Campaign Trail for the State Senate

December 24, 2015
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Rep. Livingstone announces campaign for State Senate State Representative Jay Livingstone, of Boston’s 8th Suffolk District, announced today that he will be a Democratic candidate in the upcoming special election to fill the State Senate seat soon to be vacated by Anthony Petruccelli, which includes parts of Boston and Cambridge, the city of Revere...

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Esplanade Association to Restore Historic Lotta Fountain

December 24, 2015
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The Esplanade Association, in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), has announced plans to restore the park’s historic Lotta Fountain beginning in 2016. The fountain revitalization is part of the “Esplanade 2020” vision project and follows on recently completed capital projects, including the Eliot Memorial and Hatch Shell Oval lawn restoration....

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Police Briefs 12-22-2015

December 24, 2015
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 12/12/15 – A victim reported that he parked his 2015 Subaru Forester on Beacon Street at 2:45 p.m. on Dec. 11. When he returned at 4:45 p.m. the next day, though, his musical instruments, sound equipment and accessories, along with his prescription...

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Enjoy the Holidays Safely

December 24, 2015
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Holiday get-togethers with family, friends, and co-workers are wonderful things, but all too many of such gatherings will result in tragic consequences that will be in the headlines the next day. All of us should be sure not only to limit our own holiday partying, but also be the caretaker of those whom we...

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Don’t Forget Those in Need

December 24, 2015
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While the vast majority of us are able to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest, and take for granted holiday traditions such as the sharing of gifts, the warm embrace at holiday gatherings of friends and family, and a nice Christmas dinner, the reality for too many among us is far different. So...

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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015
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Another Christmas is at hand and families will gather, as they have done for generations, to celebrate the holiday season with our friends and loved ones. Peace on earth, joy to the world, and the like may be platitudinous phrases when spoken at any other time of the year, but during the Christmas season...

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Ready for the Holidays

December 17, 2015
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Ready for the Holidays

Santa was taking requests all evening at the Hill House, where he is shown here holding Kolton and Kane Kelleher after the boys assured St. Nick they’d been good all year.

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