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After the Memorial

September 13, 2011
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Many of us are left with the palpable feeling that we are a good and decent nation, with a good and decent people, following the dignified nationwide slate of memorials that were held to commemorate the lives of the dead and the sacrifice they made on September 11, 2001. It was also a day...

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What is Good for Newbury Street Might Be Appropriate for Charles Street

September 13, 2011
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Last Thursday marked the first time in its modern history that the entirety of Newbury Street was shut down to automobile traffic in order to host a fashion-fine automobile extravaganza. Herb Chambers, the automobile tycoon and fashion maven, showed what he is all about, bringing to the street about 40 of his finest automobiles,...

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Police Briefs 09-13-2011

September 13, 2011
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Larceny in a Building 09/01/11 – A victim reports while moving her daughter into a West Cedar Street apartment at around 4:30 p.m., unknown person(s) stole her handbag, which she left on the floor outside the door of the apartment. The handbag contained U.S. currency, an iPod, a cell phone, keys, credit cards and...

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Benefit for Park Horses

September 6, 2011
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Benefit for Park Horses

Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit greeting fans on the Common.   

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Lease Signed for Common Eatery

September 6, 2011
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Lease Signed for Common Eatery

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has announced that Mayor Thomas M. Menino has signed the lease for the adaptive reuse of the former Men’s Comfort Station on Boston Common with Earl of Sandwich, a Florida-based franchised restaurant chain. Earl of Sandwich is a collaboration between Robert Earl and John Montagu, the 11th Earl...

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Police Briefs 09-06-2011

September 6, 2011
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Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Knife 08/23/11 – A male victim reports an unknown male suspect who he believes to be his neighbor pulled a knife on him in front of a Bowdoin Street church between 9:04 and 9:37 p.m. The suspect demanded money, but then fled the area on foot without any...

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The End of Summer

September 6, 2011
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The summer of 2011 is easing itself into the history books. It will go down as a summer marked by deepening discontent over the national predicament – which is, simply put – it appears we’ve come nearly the end of the line of leading lives continually spending and borrowing more than we have or...

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Summer Scene from the Public Garden

August 30, 2011
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Summer Scene from the Public Garden

As the summer of 2011 drew to close, throngs of people descended on the Public Garden Wednesday to enjoy the seasonable warm weather. See page 12 for more photos.

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Remembering Gail Weesner

August 30, 2011
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Remembering Gail Weesner

Gail (Gruner) Weesner of Boston died on Aug. 19 after a brave fight against cancer. She was 75. Born on Sept. 7, 1935, in Danville, Ill., Mrs. Weesner was the daughter of Earnest and Eunice (Foss) Gruner. She was a 1953 graduate of Watertown High School in Watertown, Wis., and a 1957 graduate of...

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Hurricane Irene

August 30, 2011
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Hurricane Irene has come and gone, just like that, like the snap of a finger. In truth, for all our preparations, Hurricane Irene was a no-show. She never came to dinner nor stay around a while to wreak her havoc. She came and went like a ghost, diminished by half of what she was...

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