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The Tough New Manager

April 10, 2012
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A few weeks back, Mayor Menino invited Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine to lunch with a number of his friends at Parkman House in order to introduce him properly to some of the business people of Boston. Valentine was his inimitable self – that is – strong and fit in appearance, unambiguous about what...

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Police Briefs 04-10-2012

April 10, 2012
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Larceny in a Building 03/29/12 – At around 3:39 p.m., a male suspect stole a antique perfume bottle from a Charles Street store and fled on foot. Robbery – Firearm  04/01/12 – At around 11 p.m., a male victim reported he was walking home and talking on his cell phone when he approached from...

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Palm Sunday Mass

April 3, 2012
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Palm Sunday Mass

Palm Sunday marking the beginning of Holy Week was celebrated by Christians all over the world. Rev. Thomas Gariepy and parishoners at St. Cecilia’s Parish marked the start of Holy Week with the mass starting outside.

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BWSC to Start Work This Week on Mt. Vernon St.

April 3, 2012
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BWSC to Start Work This Week on Mt. Vernon St.

The Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) is scheduled to relay the water main on Mount Vernon Street beginning this week. According to BWSC officials, the city agency has contracted Hyde Park-based P.Gioioso & Sons to relay the 12-inch pipe. The project is scheduled to take two weeks to complete. Traffic and parking impacts...

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Small Storefronts, Big Success

April 3, 2012
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Oxford, England is my new favorite city. I went there recently to visit a friend who is working for the university’s business school. I saw all the usual things – the Ashmolean Museum, the Bodleian Library, Balliol and Magdalen colleges—you’ve probably seen these things yourself. We took a bus trip out into the Cotswolds...

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‘George Deem: The Art of Art History’ Opens April 11 at Athenaeum

April 3, 2012
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“George Deem: The Art of Art History” opens to the public at the Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery of the Boston Athenæum, located at 10½ Beacon St., on Wednesday, April 11. Deem, best known for his breathtakingly vivid re-workings of classic images from art history, died in 2008 at age 75, after a 50-year career...

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The $600 Million Lottery Wager and Its Lesson

April 3, 2012
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Even those who are aloof about casino gambling coming to Massachusetts had to look with more than just a bit of awe upon the hoopla and the result of last week’s Mega Million Lottery game which took in $39 million in Massachusetts. The take in all the participating states came to more than $600...

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Teaching Proper Manners Will Be Offered at Nichols House Museum, April 3 & 10

March 29, 2012
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Teaching Proper Manners Will Be Offered at Nichols House Museum, April 3 & 10

On April 3 and 10 (Tuesdays) the Nichols House Museum will host “The ABCs of Etiquette” workshops for children. The workshops, to take place at the Hampshire House at 84 Beacon St., will teach children, ages 8 to 11, skills associated with proper introductions, dining and making comfortable conversation. “There was such an enthusiastic...

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Woman Assaulted on Public Walkway at Esplanade Near Bu

March 29, 2012
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An 18-year old woman was sexually assaulted early Friday morning, according to State Police, who are asking the public to use caution. The woman, a Boston University student was attacked at 1 a.m. near the Silber Way Footbridge by a man, according to the State Police. She first reported the attack to BU Police....

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Local House Museums Present ‘Letters from Home: Boston Families Correspond’

March 29, 2012
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The House Museum Alliance of Downtown Boston has announced its spring 2012 tour series, “Letters from Home: Boston Families Correspond,” featuring correspondence from Boston’s five downtown house museums.  For these special tours, the Paul Revere House, Otis House, Nichols House, Prescott House and Gibson House Museums will draw on their rich collections of personal...

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