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LaMattina Versus Campatelli for Suffolk County Register of Probate

September 4, 2012
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Beacon Hillers going to the polls next Thursday have two options when voting for Suffolk County Register of Probate. City Councillor Sal LaMattina is one possible choice. Patricia Campatelli is the other. The Register position race is one of Suffolk County’s best kept secrets. The expectation when all is said and done is that...

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Police Briefs 09-04-2012

September 4, 2012
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Robbery- Knife 08/27/12 – A male victim was robbed at knifepoint by three males on Anderson Street at around 2:14 a.m. The victim had an iPhone and U.S. currency taken, and the suspects fled in a silver Hyundai. Incidents Aug. 21 38 Pinckney St.  Sick/Injured/Medical – Person Aug. 22 109 Mt. Vernon St.  Verbal...

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The Labor Day Weekend

September 4, 2012
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The symbolic end of summer – the Labor Day weekend -  has come and gone, again.  The holiday has its origins in the 1880’s and was intended at first to celebrate the contributions and achievements of American workers. Celebrating the achievements of American workers is a bit dated these days – and what’s more...

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Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill Wins Prestigious National Award : Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine Honors Blackstone’s with Its 2012 Retailer Excellence Award for Store Events

August 28, 2012
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Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill Wins Prestigious National Award : Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine Honors Blackstone’s with Its 2012 Retailer Excellence Award for Store Events

For the second time in three years, Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill has been recognized for excellence by Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine. In 2009, Blackstone’s was named one of the Top Ten Gifted Retailers in the country by the magazine. This year, on Aug. 19, at the annual Retailer Excellence Award Gala in New...

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Police Seek to Curb Gridlock at Intersections

August 28, 2012
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Boston drivers will be introduced to “Don’t Block the Box”, an education and enforcement campaign designed to curb gridlock, and increase vehicle and pedestrian safety, at busy intersections in Boston.  The campaign is the result of a collaboration between the City of Boston and MASCO, a non-profit affiliate of the hospitals, schools, research and...

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Police Briefs 08-28-2012

August 28, 2012
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Larceny – Over $200 08/14/12 – A female victim reports while working as a vendor on the Charles Street South side of the Boston Common, a male suspect known as Johnny stole U.S. currency from her purse when she was distracted with a customer Robbery/Firearm 08/16/12 – A male victim reported while walking on...

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The Summer of 2012

August 28, 2012
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For those of us who regret the end of summer, who refuse to believe that it is nearly done, well, it is that time of the year again when summer is breathing its last breath, when each day at the beach is one of the last days at the beach this season, and when...

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Fire Dept. at Myrtle St. Playground

August 21, 2012
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Fire Dept. at Myrtle St. Playground

The Friends of the Myrtle Street Playground continued its summer programming with a visit from a Boston Fire Department’s Engine 4 on Aug. 9. “The kids got to drive the truck, climb all over it and wear the fireman gear,” wrote Corinne Emerick of the Friends group. “The playground and all the neighborhood children...

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TEA Plans Fall Gala

August 21, 2012
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The social event of the season is quickly approaching, and is on course to be the most elegant to date. The Esplanade Association’s (TEA) biennial Moon Dance Gala will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, to celebrate the historic Charles River Esplanade and the organization’s vision for its complete and thoughtful restoration, “Esplanade 2020:...

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The Changing Times

August 21, 2012
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Among public officials who are dealing with increasingly tricky density issues in cities across the land, there is the trend in belief about the future of our neighborhood shopping areas that automobiles are going to become a thing of the past. In most older American cities like Boston, where density has been an issue...

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