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Arroyo and LaMattina Move to Create Smoke-free Parks

February 22, 2011
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The City Council took the first step towards banning smoking in public parks in the city last week when City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina and City Councilor At-Large Felix G. Arroyo introduced a hearing order to investigate and propose policies to limit or restrict smoking in public parks and greenways. “As a youth baseball coach,...

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Caswell Gallery: A Family Portrait

February 15, 2011
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Caswell Gallery: A Family Portrait

By Dan Murphy Caswell Gallery is a family affair in the truest sense. David Caswell and his father bought the full-service frame and print store on Beacon Hill in 1992 before bringingDavid’s brother in to manage the store’s frame workshop in Quincy. Today, even David’s mother is in on the act as an illustrator...

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Nichols House Museum Celebrating Its Jubilee Year

February 15, 2011
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Nichols House Museum Celebrating Its Jubilee Year

2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Nichols House Museum. As a part of this Golden Jubilee Year, the museum will host an array of events, including a Gala Dinner at the Massachusetts State House on Feb. 26; a series of lectures inspired by the interests for Rose Standish Nichols, who...

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Police Briefs 02-15-2011

February 15, 2011
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Breaking and Entering, Non-Residence 02/04/11 – At about 5:10 p.m., a male suspect was arrested after forcing open the basement door to a Bowdoin Street church after he was found in the building’s hallway. Verbal Dispute 02/04/11 – At about 9:02 p.m., officers responded to New Chardon and Cambridge streets for a road-rage incident...

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Advent School Leases former Office Building on Charles Circle

February 8, 2011
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Advent School Leases former Office Building on Charles Circle

School will use new space to expand curriculum The Advent School, now in its 49th year on Brimmer Street, has entered into a multi-year lease for the use of a former office building at 99 West Cedar St., just off Charles Circle at the foot of Beacon Hill. “This is an exciting development for...

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John Nucci Receives West End Community Center Partner Award

February 8, 2011
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John Nucci Receives West End Community Center Partner Award

John Nucci, vice president of External Affairs at Suffolk University, is the recipient of the Outstanding West End Community Center Partner Award for 2010. The West End Community Center is an independent, non-profit community center, serving those people who reside and work in the West End of Boston and nearby neighborhoods.  It provides programs...

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Course offers Tactics on not Falling Prey to Crime

February 8, 2011
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-By Dan Murphy If there’s one lesson that Sgt. Gary Eblan hopes to instill in people who attend the class he is teaching on street smarts later this month, it’s to follow their gut feelings. “If you don’t trust your instincts, you increase your chance of becoming a victim,” said Eblan, a 22-year veteran...

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Snow Day

February 1, 2011
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Snow Day

Adam Whitney, 3½, shovels the sidewalk in front of his Phillips Street home Thursday morning.

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Landmarks Commission Approves Conceptual Design for the Proposed Esplanade Playspace

February 1, 2011
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Landmarks Commission Approves Conceptual Design for the Proposed Esplanade Playspace

-By Dan Murphy The Boston Landmarks Commission approved the conceptual design for the proposed Esplanade Playspace last week. Landmark Commission Executive Director Ellen Lipsey said the general design and the playground site, located a short distance from a short distance from the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge near the Hatch Shell café, were approved, pending a...

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The Boston Athenaeum to Reopen Today After Flooding

February 1, 2011
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The Boston Athenaeum to Reopen Today After Flooding

-By Dan Murphy The Boston Athenaeum is scheduled to reopen today after the private library fell prey to flooding last week. On Jan. 24 at about 3 p.m., the library experienced a water leak on the first floor, damaging several paintings, a few pieces of wooden furniture and five large Oriental rugs. Water also...

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