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Block Party

September 20, 2011
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Block Party

Sami Norton makes spin art at the Spruce Street Nursery School table during the Beacon Hill Civic Association Block Party. MORE PHOTOS, PAGE 16. (Christine Cloutier photo).

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Car -free Week Sept. 18-24

September 20, 2011
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September 22nd, has become Car-Free Day in great metropolitan centers of population and business throughout the world. The intention of the car-free holiday is to inspire the use of mass transit, and forms of transportation other than those relying exclusively on the internal combustion engine. Boston and Massachusetts has taken Car-Free-Day a step further....

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Block Party Was a Great Success

September 20, 2011
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The Neighborhood Block Party held Sunday in Beacon Hill was a great success and attended by many hundreds of residents and visitors to our neighborhood. The Beacon Hill Civic Association is to be commended for its efforts at making this such a fun and well attended event that had the good luck of occurring...

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Police Briefs 09-20-2011

September 20, 2011
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Fire 09/08/11 – An officer responded to a kitchen fire in a South Russell Street apartment at around 8:17 p.m. The Boston Fire Department was on the scene and estimated damages at $1,000.  A victim reported he was cooking on the stove when it caught fire. Assault and Battery 09/12/11 – A male victim...

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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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