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New Parking Meters Cause for Rejoicing

March 22, 2011
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How many occasions in a lifetime have we parked our automobiles on a Boston street at a metered space only to find that we did not have quarters to put into the meter? We would stand there searching our pockets and rummaging in our handbags for quarters. Some of us after that futile effort...

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Police Briefs 03-22-2011

March 22, 2011
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Auto Theft 03/08/11 – An employee of the victim reported that the victim’s 2011 Subaru Outback was stolen from Chestnut Street between 1 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. Vandalism/Graffiti 03/08/11 – A representative of a Beacon Street condominium complex reported that unknown person(s) spray-painted blue paint on two columns and the intercom system of the...

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BHCA Board Votes to Support Request for Anderson Memorial Bridge Underpass

March 15, 2011
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BHCA Board Votes to Support Request for Anderson Memorial Bridge Underpass

-By Dan Murphy The Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) board of directors voted unanimously last week to support the position of the Charles River Conservancy, requesting that an underpass be included in the planned restoration of the Anderson Memorial Bridge. In a March 4 letter to Secretary of the Executive Office of Energy and...

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TEA Prepares for Charles Eliot Memorial Plaza Rehab

March 15, 2011
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TEA Prepares for Charles Eliot Memorial Plaza Rehab

-By Dan Murphy After receiving a matching grant from the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s partnership program, The Esplanade Association (TEA) is preparing to re-landscape and revitalize the Charles Eliot Memorial Plaza on the Charles River Esplanade. The plaza, located between Community Boating and Commissioners’ Landing, currently has “severely compacted soil and a shoreline...

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Helping Japan Recover

March 15, 2011
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The ongoing disaster in Japan brings home to all of us the fragile nature of everything we build and create for ourselves as a society and how quickly all of it can be reduced to a pile of rubble. The 8.9 Richter scale earthquake, followed by the 23 foot tsunami, followed by extraordinary and...

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Police Briefs 03-15-2011

March 15, 2011
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Larceny in a Building 03/02/11 – A Charles Street jewelry store reported unknown person(s) stole a brass necklace from the store at around 3:30 p.m. Vandalism 03/05/11 – A victim reported her 2010 Mercury Milan had the right passenger-side mirror and door damaged at around 11:30 p.m. OThER INCIDENTS March 2 48 Pinckney St., Frauds...

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New Book Details Nichols House Museum Collection Item

March 9, 2011
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New Book Details Nichols House Museum Collection Item

-By Dan Murphy The Nichols House Museum is receiving new recognition, thanks to the recent publication of  “American Furniture,” which devotes an entire chapter to the significance of one piece in its collection. The book, which was published by the Chipstone Foundation in January and is distributed through the University Press of New England,...

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A Taste of What’s to Come

March 9, 2011
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The unusual warmth over the weekend proved to us that the spring will soon be upon us. Those of us who have been around New England for a while – like all our lives – understand something about the end of winter. It almost never ends in March, and certainly not during the first...

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Ward 5 Democratic Ccommittee Selects Delegates

March 9, 2011
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Ward 5 Democratic Ccommittee Selects Delegates

The Ward 5 Democratic Committee selected 23 delegates last month to represent the ward’s registered Democrats at the Democratic State Convention in Lowell on June 4.The newly named delegates are seen with Sen. John Kerry (second from left) at the Ward 5 Democratic Caucus on Feb. 19.

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Police Briefs 03-08-2011

March 9, 2011
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Demonstration 02/22/11 – A demonstration took place on Beacon Street in front of the State House between 3 and 6 p.m., with a group in support of the union members in Wisconsin. Vandalism 02/23/11 – A victim reported that his 2008 Saturn Astra was vandalized on Temple Street between 5 p.m. and 6:45 a.m....

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