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Get out and Vote

September 24, 2013
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Today, Tuesday, September 24, voters from across Boston will be going to the polls in a primary election to choose two candidates for mayor from a crowded field of 12 candidates. Ever since Mayor Thomas Menino announced in April that he would not be seeking re-election, these 12 candidates have been going out to...

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City Council Race

September 24, 2013
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Although the fierce mayoral campaign has drawn most of the attention of  Boston voters and the media over the past four months, there also has been a very active City Council race. With more than 18 candidates vying for five at large city council seats, this election very likely will be decided by just...

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Police Briefs 09-24-2013

September 24, 2013
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Larceny in Building 09/12/13 – At around 1:26 p.m., a male suspect stole an Apple iPhone from the counter of a Charles Street clothing store. Incidents Sept. 12 81 Chestnut St. – Towed Motor Vehicle Cambridge Street – Motor Vehicle Accident – Personal Injury 106 Charles St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 &...

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Two More Candidates

September 17, 2013
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Two More Candidates

District 8 City Councillor Mike Ross is running for mayor, and his seat, which includes parts of the Back Bay, Beacon Hill and the West End as well as Mission Hill and the Fenway, is up for grabs. Last week this column featured two candidates, Mike Nichols and Tom Dooley. This week, you’ll get...

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Nichols House Museum Awarded Prestigious Grant

September 17, 2013
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Nichols House Museum Awarded Prestigious Grant

The Nichols House Museum, located at 55 Mount Vernon St. on Beacon Hill, was recently awarded a grant for $27,377 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency, to undertake conservation treatment of the 42 prints in its permanent collection. The museum will work with the Northeast Document Conservation Center,...

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Behind the Scenes: There’s No Place Like Home

September 17, 2013
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It took two high-paced, kind of crazy, very long and very hot summer days to film the 8 ½ minute segment extolling Beacon Hill Village (BHV) that aired on the PBS NewsHour in August. But, the people behind the scenes are not complaining. In front of a very large camera and under very hot...

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Police Briefs 09-17-2013

September 17, 2013
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 09/06/13 – At around 10:20 p.m., a victim reported unknown person(s) broke the chain lock on the building elevator of his Beacon Street apartment and entered the residence before stealing a 42-inch television. Incidents Sept. 3 19 Chestnut St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 121 Charles St. – Larceny in...

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Tree Guards on Charles Street

September 10, 2013
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Tree Guards on Charles Street

The Beacon Hill Civic Association held a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside of 26 Charles St. on Wednesday for the new tree-guards and planting, which the group donated to the community to commemorate its 90th anniversary. The ceremony was the culmination of a capital campaign that the Civic Association, which was founded in 1922, launched last...

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Educational Survey Shows Mayoral Candidates Similarities, Differences

September 10, 2013
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Like most issues in this crowded mayoral race, seven candidates who responded to a survey on educational priorities conducted last month by the nonprofit Downtown Schools for Boston share the same basic position on education: All school-age children must have equal access to quality schools and the new school Superintendent must make that happen....

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Esplanade Association and DCR to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Eliot Memorial

September 10, 2013
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On Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 4:30 p.m., The Esplanade Association (TEA) and the state’s the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking at the Charles Eliot Memorial, adjacent to the Community Boating Docks. The groundbreaking is the result of over two years of fundraising and advocacy efforts to revitalize this...

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