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North End Library Available During West End Library Closure in August

August 7, 2012
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This month, the West End Library, 151 Cambridge Street will undergo building improvements. A new roof will be constructed, ,prompting the temporary closure of the library beginning at 5pm on Friday, August 10. “Roof work will start on Monday, August 13 and is expected to be completed in just under three weeks,” according to...

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Alleged Vandal Arrested for Defacing Robert Gould Shaw Memorial

August 7, 2012
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A 38-year-old Quincy woman was arrested last Tuesday after she allegedly vandalized the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial with yellow paint, Boston Police said. Rosemine Occean was charged with willful and malicious destruction of city property. At about 4:10 p.m. on July 31, Area A-1 officers responded to a call for a person vandalizing a...

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Diner En Blanc: Whereabouts of City’s Hottest Dinner Party Remains a Secret

August 1, 2012
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Diner En Blanc: Whereabouts of City’s Hottest Dinner Party Remains a Secret

When Dîner en Blanc comes to Boston on Thursday, Aug. 16, a secret location in the city will be transformed into the site of an elegant dinner party for 1,000 fortunate guests, none of whom will know the pop-up soiree’s whereabouts beforehand. The self-described “très chic picnic imported from Paris,” Dîner en Blanc will...

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Roof Replacement Planned for West End Branch Library

August 1, 2012
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The West End Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 151 Cambridge St., will undergo building improvements in August. The branch will receive a new roof – a process that necessitates the temporary closure of the branch. The temporary closure period will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10. Roof work will...

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Blackstone’s Marks 30 Years

August 1, 2012
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Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill (46 Charles Street) celebrates its thirtieth anniversary this year.  Each month from now through December will include a different event or promotion.  “For August we have chosen to celebrate with one of our oldest vendors, Vera Bradley, who also celebrates their thirtieth anniversary in August,” says Jennifer Hill co-owner of...

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Schranghamer Design Group Creates ‘livable Art’ to Reflect Clients’ Character

July 24, 2012
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Schranghamer Design Group Creates ‘livable Art’ to Reflect Clients’ Character

As the principal and head designer of Schranghamer Design Group, Joy Schranghamer creates residential spaces to reflect the character of their occupants, as well as their needs. “This type of livable art reflects what the clients wants and their personalities,” Schranghamer said. “My goal is that it is comfortable and customized for the client...

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Woman Arrested After Alleged Attack in Thoreau Path

July 24, 2012
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A 28-year-old Boston woman was arrested after she allegedly cut a female victim with a knife after attempting to stab the victim’s son at Thoreau Path last Tuesday, Boston Police said. About 2:05 p.m., an officer received a radio call to the path, located in the West End, for a report of a person...

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BHAC Approves Application for Automatic Doors at DeLuca’s

July 24, 2012
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The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission approved an application Thursday to install two new automatic doors at the shuttered DeLuca’s Market on Charles Street with provisos, according to commission spokesperson Caitlin Greeley. The applicant, Robert Aiello, had applied for the installation of “two auto swing push-button door openers at the façade.” The commission also reviewed...

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Future of Red Hat Billboards Uncertain

July 18, 2012
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Future of Red Hat Billboards Uncertain

The future of two billboards on the Red Hat building hangs in the balance after both the city’s Inspectional Service Department (ISD) and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) cited the principal owner of a local ad agency for not securing proper permits for the signage. In a notice issued June 28, ISD served...

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Zoning and Licensing Committee Tables Decision on 12 Louisburg Square Again

July 18, 2012
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After the applicant and abutters again failed to reach a consensus on the project, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee voted Wednesday to table its decision on 12 Louisburg Square for the second month in a row. The applicant has undertaken construction to convert the three-family house into a single-family...

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