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Future of Hubway Stations Uncertain

August 23, 2011
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More than three weeks after Hubway got underway, the future of stations for Boston’s bike-share program on Beacon Hill remains uncertain. Nicole Freedman, the city’s director of bicycle programs, told the Times last week that Hubway was awaiting approval from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) on two proposed locations – one on...

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Boston Athenæum to Digitize Confederate Imprints Collection

August 23, 2011
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Thanks to a generous gift from Trustee Emeritus Caleb Loring Jr., the Boston Athenæum will conserve, catalogue, photograph, digitize and release on the Internet important selections from its world-renowned Confederate Imprints Collection. The collection, with more than 12,000 items,  is one of the largest and most important of its kind in existence. It includes...

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Suspect in Hill Bank Robberies held on $750,000 Bail

August 23, 2011
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A 54-year-old man was held on $750,000 cash bail on charges that he robbed a Beacon Hill bank Thursday after allegedly telling authorities that he held the same bank up on two prior occasions, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley s Patrick Cannon of Boston was charged with masked and armed robbery for...

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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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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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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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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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Puppet Shows Return to Common After 16-year Absence

August 3, 2011
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Puppet Shows Return to Common After 16-year Absence

This month marks the return of a unique tradition as Friends of the Public Garden brings puppet shows back to the Boston Common for the first time in 16 years. “Puppet theatre is popular globally, and it’s great to bring it back to the Common after all these years,” said Liz Vizza, executive director...

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Councilor Connolly Participates in Hubway Launch

August 3, 2011
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Councilor Connolly Participates in Hubway Launch

On Thursday, City Councilor at-Large John Connolly participated in the inaugural ride of Boston’s bike share program – Hubway. Connolly rode with the Children’s Hospital team from City Hall Plaza to Yawkey Way. Riders helped distribute bikes to stations around the city. More than 40 stations are currently operational, with plans to install more....

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