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Downtown View:Air Rage

October 29, 2015
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On August 6, a United Airlines passenger at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport was arrested after he refused to turn off his cell phone and then punched another passenger. On September 11, a 27-year-old man on a JetBlue flight stood up and urinated onto the passengers seated in front of him. On September 14, a...

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Local Couple ‘Raises the Roof’ on Polish Synagogues

October 29, 2015
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By Penny Schwartz Almost 10 years ago, the Vilna Shul hosted an exhibit, “Continuity:  Traditions of Jewish Art and Architecture,” that featured handmade models of one of Poland’s historic 17th-century wooden synagogues. It was accompanied by a series of newly recreated half-scale panels of the intricately painted, richly colored ceiling of another wooden synagogue,...

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Beacon Hill Voters Will be Heading to the Polls Next Tuesday

October 29, 2015
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By John Lynds Beacon Hill residents will head to the polls on Tuesday, November 3 in what city officials are saying will be a quiet election. With no mayoral race this year, only five candidates vying for one of the four At-Large seats, and Beacon Hill’s incumbent City Councilors running unopposed, voter turnout here...

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Beacon Hill Gala Plans Are Underway

October 22, 2015
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Beacon Hill Gala Plans Are Underway

By Suzanne Besser With the air growing crisp and the days shortening, thoughts are turning to one of the neighborhood’s most pleasant cold weather events, the Beacon Hill Gala that annually brings scores of neighbors together for an evening of dining and dancing. In conjunction with its annual a ppeal, the annual Gala is...

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Charles St.Meeting House Brings Retail Challenges

October 22, 2015
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When tasked with filling several retail vacancies at the Charles Street Meeting House two years ago, Paul Elias sought to bring in new businesses that would fit in well among existing shops on the street and comfortably within the historic building at the key intersection of Mt. Vernon and Charles streets. Elias, a partner...

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Downtown View:Statistics

October 22, 2015
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You probably already know that the United States has the third most land area, 9,629 square kilometers, of all the countries in the world. Russia is almost twice as large. Canada is a hair bigger with 9,985. The Mississippi-Missouri river system is the fourth longest, behind the Nile, the Amazon and the Yangtze. Except...

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Getting those Gas Leaks Fixed

October 22, 2015
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By Suzanne Besser It turns out squeaky wheels don’t just get the grease, they keep right on rolling. At least that’s the case with the dozen or so moms who successfully persuaded the Boston City Council to help stop the harmful methane gas now leaking from the city’s aging pipelines. They’ve kept their engines...

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Absentee Ballots for November Election Now Available

October 22, 2015
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Polling locations will be open on Election Day from 7:00AM to 8:00PM on November 3, 2015. In order to be eligible to receive an absentee ballot,  an absentee ballot application must be received by November 2, 2015 at noon. The application is for use by Boston residents who are citizens of the United States...

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Michael Flaherty Looks to Schools, Development as Key Issues for Boston

October 22, 2015
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By Seth Daniel When Councilor Michael Flaherty walks the streets of Boston’s neighborhoods, whether Charlestown, Beacon Hill, Eastie or Jamaica Plain, he said he often encounters folks he’s known for years. It goes with having grown up in South Boston and worked in Boston all his adult life. Perhaps he coached their kids in...

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Celebrating 100th Anniversary

October 15, 2015
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Celebrating 100th Anniversary

In the top photo Employees of the Boston Credit Union helping out at the 100th anniversary celebration at City Hall Plaza last Tuesday were (Left to right) Colleen Lyndon, Cheryl Donahue, Annie McCarey, Leila Ruiz, Keri Baszkiewicz, and Kristen Dolan.

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