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Police Briefs 04-17-2012

April 17, 2012
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Larceny from Motor Vehicle 04/02/12 – A Lindall Place resident reports unknown person(s) broke the driver’s side window of his 2004 Honda Pilot, damaged the dashboard radio and stole a GPS and satellite radio between 9:30 p.m. on April 1 and 8 a.m. the following day. Incidents April 2 Beacon Street  – Motor Vehicle...

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Tostan NGO Founder Molly Melching Speaks at Women’s Luncheon Series

April 10, 2012
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Tostan NGO Founder Molly Melching Speaks at Women’s Luncheon Series

Molly Melching, founder of Tostan, joined guests at the Hampshire House in Boston on March 5 to discuss the ongoing effort to end the practice of female genital cutting (FGC). Tostan advocates for the rights of women and children by encouraging the abandonment of FGC and child/forced marriage, reducing infant and maternal mortality, organizing...

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CVS Robbery Succeeds; Bomb Threat Just That

April 10, 2012
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The heavy-set man wearing a black mask, gray sweatshirt and black jeans who robbed the Beacon Hill CVS Pharmacy 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning remains at large, according to Boston Police. The robber also handed a pharmacy clerk a note demanding drugs and claiming he had hidden bombs in the store and inside the West...

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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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