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Out with the Old; In with the New

December 28, 2011
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It was a turbulent and tumultuous year in some parts of the world. In this nation, it was, above all, a year when we got more of the same rather than the dramatic change needed to alter our course. The economy improved just a bit but millions remain unemployed, businesses refuse to hire new...

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Police Briefs 12-27-2011

December 28, 2011
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Larcency in a Building 12/14/11 – A victim reported unknown person(s) stole her wallet, contained U.S. currency, credit cards and personal papers, from a Temple Place office at around 1 p.m. Larceny/ Shoplifting 12/15/11 – A Charles Street clothing store reported a female suspect stole a pink beaded dress at around 7:30 a.m. Incidents...

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Gingerbread House Decorating at 75 Chestnut Street

December 20, 2011
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Gingerbread House Decorating at 75 Chestnut Street

A Christmas tradition continued on Saturday afternoon at 75 Chestnut Street Restaurant where residents came to decorate their Gingerbread Houses. In addition to having a fun time, a portion of the proceeds was donat­ed to the local charity, Cheers for Children. In the top photo Jon Lopez helps his daughter Sadie Lopez by putting...

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Informative Talk Planned at African Meeting House, Jan. 5

December 20, 2011
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In celebration of the 180th anniversary of the New England Anti-Slavery Society, Horace Seldon on January 5 at 6 p.m. will lead a discussion on William Lloyd Garrison at the newly reopened African Meeting House where this seminal abolitionist group was formed.  Following the program, tour Don West’s magnificent exhibition, Portraits of Purpose, which...

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Merry Christmas Happy Holiday

December 20, 2011
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Christmas 2011 is days away. Most of us are busy preparing for the holiday. All of us this year are receiving a great present – the official end of the war in Iraq. Nine Christmas celebrations have come and gone since we invaded Iraq. Thousands of brave Americans died there and tens of thousands...

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Blackstone’s Concludes Popular Five-year Mystery Ornament Series

December 20, 2011
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This Christmas Eve, Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill will conclude its five-year “Mystery Ornament Project,” with a two-day celebration in partnership with Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Smolak Farms, the Wang Theatre and Cambridge Trust Company Bank to benefit cancer research at Mass. General Hospital for Children Cancer Center (MGHCC). Hundreds of people from all over...

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Magical Night

December 13, 2011
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Magical Night

With less than two weeks until ­Christmas, the annual Charles Street Stroll was held on last Thursday night. For three hours Charles Street was turned into a pedestrian mall. In the above photo from left Lisa Osterfeld, Susan Symonds, President of the Beacon Hill Civic Association and Ian Moorhouse, Executive Director of Hill House...

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TEA Announces $1M Landscape Grant

December 13, 2011
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The Esplanade Association’s efforts to significantly improve the landscape of one of Boston’s most treasured parks have been given a big boost. The organization has announced that it has received an award in the amount of $1 million to help revitalize and re-landscape the Eliot Memorial area on the Esplanade, as well as aid...

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Police Briefs 12-13-2011

December 13, 2011
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Attempted Robbery (Knife) 11/29/11 – A male victim reported while walking through the Public Garden on the Charles Street side at around 7:20 p.m., an unknown male suspect placed a knife to his neck and demanded money. At this time, the victim refused and pushed the suspect away without relinquishing any property. The suspect...

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The End of Occupy Boston

December 13, 2011
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Mayor Thomas Menino did the right thing in the end, evicting without incident the remaining numbers of those who will go down in local folklore for many years to come as the Occupiers of Boston. As nearly everyone in Boston knows, the end did not come with a bang, as TS Eliot so brilliantly...

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