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Neighbors Express Concerns over Garden Garage Proposal

February 22, 2011
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By Dan Murphy Around 40 West End residents met at the Amy Lowell Apartments Wednesday to discuss their concerns with the approximately $300 million proposal to replace the Garden Garage with two residential towers and an underground parking structure. Chicago-based Equity Residential has filed plans with the city to raze the existing five-story, 710-spot...

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Arroyo and LaMattina Move to Create Smoke-free Parks

February 22, 2011
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The City Council took the first step towards banning smoking in public parks in the city last week when City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina and City Councilor At-Large Felix G. Arroyo introduced a hearing order to investigate and propose policies to limit or restrict smoking in public parks and greenways. “As a youth baseball coach,...

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Reducing the Odds

February 22, 2011
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The lecture given Thursday evening by Sgt. Gary Eblan of the Boston Police Department was extremely well attended and rightly so. Nearly all Beacon Hill residents want to increase the odds when it comes to maintaining their personal safety when walking home, getting into their automobiles, or entering their homes at all times of...

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Police Briefs 02-22-2011

February 22, 2011
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Breaking and Entering – No Force 02/12/11 – Joy Street residents reported they left their apartment and returned a short time later to find U.S. currency was missing from the bedroom nightstand. There was no sign of forced entry. Larceny from a Motor Vehicle 02/12/11 – A victim reported that an unknown person threw...

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Caswell Gallery: A Family Portrait

February 15, 2011
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Caswell Gallery: A Family Portrait

By Dan Murphy Caswell Gallery is a family affair in the truest sense. David Caswell and his father bought the full-service frame and print store on Beacon Hill in 1992 before bringingDavid’s brother in to manage the store’s frame workshop in Quincy. Today, even David’s mother is in on the act as an illustrator...

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Nichols House Museum Celebrating Its Jubilee Year

February 15, 2011
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Nichols House Museum Celebrating Its Jubilee Year

2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Nichols House Museum. As a part of this Golden Jubilee Year, the museum will host an array of events, including a Gala Dinner at the Massachusetts State House on Feb. 26; a series of lectures inspired by the interests for Rose Standish Nichols, who...

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Banning Smoking in Public Places

February 15, 2011
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Society has come to a place where many of us who might be inclined to light up a cigarette or a cigar in our own homes would be ordered instantly and without regard for protocol, in most instances, to put out the cigarette or the cigar or be asked to leave the house immediately....

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Police Briefs 02-15-2011

February 15, 2011
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Breaking and Entering, Non-Residence 02/04/11 – At about 5:10 p.m., a male suspect was arrested after forcing open the basement door to a Bowdoin Street church after he was found in the building’s hallway. Verbal Dispute 02/04/11 – At about 9:02 p.m., officers responded to New Chardon and Cambridge streets for a road-rage incident...

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Advent School Leases former Office Building on Charles Circle

February 8, 2011
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Advent School Leases former Office Building on Charles Circle

School will use new space to expand curriculum The Advent School, now in its 49th year on Brimmer Street, has entered into a multi-year lease for the use of a former office building at 99 West Cedar St., just off Charles Circle at the foot of Beacon Hill. “This is an exciting development for...

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John Nucci Receives West End Community Center Partner Award

February 8, 2011
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John Nucci Receives West End Community Center Partner Award

John Nucci, vice president of External Affairs at Suffolk University, is the recipient of the Outstanding West End Community Center Partner Award for 2010. The West End Community Center is an independent, non-profit community center, serving those people who reside and work in the West End of Boston and nearby neighborhoods.  It provides programs...

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