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Police Get Their Man

August 23, 2011
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Boston Police are to be congratulated for the great bit of work they did apprehending a bank robber following last week’s bank robbery. The robbery took place around 5:20 p.m. last Wednesday. The apprehension of the bank robber came to pass at 11:27 p.m. that night at Yawkey Way and Van Ness Street, according...

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Police Briefs 08-23-2011

August 23, 2011
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Breaking and Entering – Non-Residence 08/11/11 – A male suspect was arrested for breaking and entering at a Joy Street building at around 12:47 a.m. Larceny – Bike 08/13/11 – A victim reported that his green bicycle was stolen from the trunk of his 2005 Audi A5, which was parked on Charles Street, between...

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Reception Held at Scampo for Talk Show Sensation Ellen DeGeneres

August 16, 2011
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Reception Held at Scampo for Talk Show Sensation Ellen DeGeneres

Talk show host and comedienne extraordinaire Ellen DeGeneres attended a private reception held in her honor last Wednesday at Scampo at The Liberty Hotel on Charles Street. DeGeneres was in Boston promoting the “Ellen” show’s change in time slot to 4 p.m. weekdays on WCVB-TV Channel 5. The show will begin airing at its...

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The Summer of Our Discontent

August 16, 2011
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Where did the summer go ? What has happened to the economic recovery ? How did the easy and seemingly pleasant and uneventful spring devolve into the plunging stock market and volatile mix of  bad economic news from around the globe ? At the beginning of summer everything about our lives in Boston appeared...

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Police Briefs 08-16-2011

August 16, 2011
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Drugs 08/05/11n – Officers responded to a Charles Street South garage for a report of found drugs at around 8:35pm. Garage security handed over a bag of marijuana, which was found in the trunk of a 2000 Toyota Zipcar. The operator of the motor vehicle turned it over to garage security then left the...

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Lights, Camera … Canadian TV Film Crew Documents the Beacon Hill Village Action

August 16, 2011
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Beacon Hill Village (BHV) will be a star attraction in a documentary about aging-in-place communities being produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., (CBC) which dispatched a camera crew to Boston late last month to record a sampling of the Village’s myriad services and activities. From an early-morning political discussion group to a night at...

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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee Votes not to Oppose Transfer of Liquor License to Parish Café Proprietor

August 9, 2011
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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee Votes not to Oppose Transfer of Liquor License to Parish Café Proprietor

The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday not to oppose the transfer of the liquor license presently held by Shangri-La at 183 Cambridge St. to a new pub-style restaurant proposed for the site on the condition that the owner enter into a “good neighbor” agreement.   Gordon F. Wilcox, who...

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MassDOT to Release Environmental Assessment for Longfellow Rehab Project

August 9, 2011
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has filed an Environmental Assessment report for the Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation project and will make the make the document available to the public upon completion of its review by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), MassDOT spokesman Richard Nangle said.  “The next step will be publication in compliance with...

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Bike Sharing for Boston is a Novel Transportation Venture

August 9, 2011
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Going from place to place around downtown Boston and some of its neighborhoods on rented bicycles available at various locations is a novel idea whose time has arrived. Bicycling this city, or for that matter, any great city, gives one a better perspective on city life and the experience injects a bit of the...

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Police Briefs 08-09-2011

August 9, 2011
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Larceny from Motor Vehicle 07/26/11 – A victim reported unknown person(s) broke into her 1998 Volvo S70 that was parked on Charles Street between 6 and 9:45 p.m. A purse, backpack, jewelry, iPod, U.S. currency and credit cards were reportedly removed from the vehicle. Larceny in a Building 07/28/11 – A Charles Street antique...

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