Road sign: Drivers texting ban goes into effect Sept. 30

September 30, 2010
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State Rep. Marty Walz wishes to remind drivers that a new safe driving law banning text-messaging, prohibiting junior operators from using cell phones while driving, and instituting revised license renewal procedures for older drivers goes into effect on Sept. 30. Under the new law, any driver caught using a mobile electronic device to compose,...

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The endless summer

September 30, 2010
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Saturday the temperature hovered in the mid-80’s. It was so hot some people felt uncomfortable, so uncomfortable they wished it was already fall. Talk about thesis and anti-thesis. Sunday was warm again and then late in the day, the air lost its warmth, open windows came down, long sleeve shirts came out, and many...

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Police Blotter 09-30-2010

September 30, 2010
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Sept. 21 Towed Motor Vehicle – 70 Mt. Vernon St. Sept. 23 Towed Motor Vehicle – Mt. Vernon St. Towed Motor Vehicle – 45 Hancock St. Sept. 24 Assault & Battery/Unarmed Robbery – victim reports he was drinking with an unknown male on Pinckney St., when the male suspect punched him in the face...

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BHCA Block Party

September 22, 2010
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BHCA Block Party

   

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Charter school will teach in Chinese

September 22, 2010
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By Jacqueline G. Freeman For the first time in three years the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has accepted applications for new charter schools in Boston and if all goes as planned a charter school offering Chinese language immersion will be accepting students next year, according to Helen Chin Schlichte, one of the...

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Hill, West End voters back Mac in primary election

September 22, 2010
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While incumbent U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch was reelected to his 9th Congressional District seat in last Tuesday’s primary election, Beacon Hill and West End voters favored his Democratic rival Mac D’Alessandro at the polls. According to the city’s unofficial election results, approximately 71 percent of Beacon Hill voters in Ward 3, Precinct 6 and...

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This term a Last Hurrah? Not very likely

September 22, 2010
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Mayor Menino’s future has come front and center, again, following news last week that Chicago’s longtime Mayor Richard Daley announced he will not be seeking re-election. Daley has been mayor of Chicago since 1989 -21 years. Mayor Menino is going on 17 years and will be at 20 when the next election rolls around....

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Police Beat 09-22-2010

September 22, 2010
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SEPT. 15 Larcey – Victim reports her 21 speed bike was stolen from a locked sign post on W. Cedar St. Parking Violation – 126 Myrtle St. Assault & Battery – 37 Bowdoin St. SEPT. 16 Unarmed Robbery – Male victim reports while walking on Lomasney Way at Martha Rd. he was confronted by...

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‘Ducklings’ sculptor recognized for her contribution to children’s lit

September 16, 2010
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‘Ducklings’ sculptor recognized for her contribution to children’s lit

Nancy Schön – the sculptor who brought the family of aquatic birds from Robert McCloskey’s “Make Way for Ducklings” to life in the Public Garden – will be honored for her contribution to children’s literature later this month when she receives the Bridge Award from the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art at...

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Natural playscape opens at Beacon Hill Nursery School

September 16, 2010
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Natural playscape opens at Beacon Hill Nursery School

By Jacqueline G. Freeman This year, the first day of school at the Beacon Hill Nursery School was also the first day children could enjoy the newly completed natural playscape in the school’s back yard. The renovation was just as much a philosophical one as it was physical. “We have taken a city playground...

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Esplanade gala

September 16, 2010
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One can only wonder where the time went. It seems like only yesterday that the summer was just starting and the thought of activities in September were in the very distant future. However, summer has ended. While the lingering warm weather may still belie the fact, we are now in the middle of September...

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Burning Korans

September 16, 2010
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We do not endorse the burning of holy books. We detest radical Islam and we worry about those who want to cut off our heads, to bomb our shrines and government institutions and who quite often bomb their own using human beings as thought they were ordinance and bombs. Radical Islamists bomb weddings and...

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Esplanade Association gala marks milestone for historic park

September 10, 2010
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Esplanade Association gala marks milestone for historic park

With 2010 marking the 100th anniversary of the Charles River Esplanade, The Esplanade Association’s biennial gala is a fitting and timely way to support this milestone for the historic urban park. According to June Mattioli, the major gift officer and event organizer, the gala, which takes place at the Esplanade on Saturday, Sept. 25,...

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Rep. Walz announces school nutrition legislation signed into law

September 10, 2010
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With the start of the new school year, State Rep. Marty Walz (D-Boston) wants to let parents know about a new state law providing that only foods meeting established nutritional standards will be sold in public schools during school hours. This will result in more nutritious food being served in school cafeterias. The new...

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Super Duck Tour Rules

September 10, 2010
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There is the Duck Tour. And then there is the Super Duck Tour. The Super Duck Tour is a 90 minute amphibious “Ocean Duck Tour” that offers a narrated tour of Boston and the surrounding areas main attractions by land and sea. It differs from the Duck Tour in that it takes you on...

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Agenda For The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission

September 10, 2010
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Notice Of Public Hearing The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission will hold a public hearing: DATE: Thursday, 16 September 2010 TIME: 4:00 P.M. PLACE: BOSTON CITY HALL, ROOM 801 Subject of the hearing will be review of applications for Certificates of Appropriateness on the agenda below, review of architectural violations, and such business as may...

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The cleaning up never ends

September 10, 2010
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One season has ended with a bang. Another season is now upon us. The perpetual mess on the sidewalks and streets remain. The cleaning operation so much a part of the city’s business continues but it is not enough. It is never enough. Last weekend’s weather didn’t help the situation, either. The summer tends...

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Forgetting to pay their taxes

September 10, 2010
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There have been a spate of articles recently about politicians who have failed to pay taxes on their political accounts. It is incomprehensible to us that politicians seeking the approval of angry voters would tend to be among the most careful among us when it comes to paying their taxes. Wrong. In fact, the...

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September 10, 2010
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September 10, 2010
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Hello world!

September 9, 2010
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Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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