News

Remembering Gail Weesner

August 30, 2011
By
Remembering Gail Weesner

Gail (Gruner) Weesner of Boston died on Aug. 19 after a brave fight against cancer. She was 75. Born on Sept. 7, 1935, in Danville, Ill., Mrs. Weesner was the daughter of Earnest and Eunice (Foss) Gruner. She was a 1953 graduate of Watertown High School in Watertown, Wis., and a 1957 graduate of...

Read more »

Fun in the Park

August 23, 2011
By
Fun in the Park

The Esplanade Association held its first Sunday in the Park community day on Aug. 21 on the Esplanade. Above, children and adults are shown participating in a yoga exercise.

Read more »

Future of Hubway Stations Uncertain

August 23, 2011
By

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...

Read more »

Boston Athenæum to Digitize Confederate Imprints Collection

August 23, 2011
By

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...

Read more »

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

August 23, 2011
By

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...

Read more »

Reception Held at Scampo for Talk Show Sensation Ellen DeGeneres

August 16, 2011
By
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...

Read more »

Police Briefs 08-16-2011

August 16, 2011
By

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...

Read more »

BHCA Zoning and Licensing Committee Votes not to Oppose Transfer of Liquor License to Parish Café Proprietor

August 9, 2011
By
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...

Read more »

MassDOT to Release Environmental Assessment for Longfellow Rehab Project

August 9, 2011
By

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...

Read more »

Police Briefs 08-09-2011

August 9, 2011
By

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...

Read more »

Full Print Edition