Police Briefs 08-14-2012

August 14, 2012
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Larceny from a Motor Vehicle 07/31/12 – A victim reported that he parked his Honda sedan at Beacon and Brimmer street between 9:30 and 11 a.m. When he returned to his motor vehicle, his bag containing a laptop, Kindle and personal papers was stolen. There was no sign of forced entry into the vehicle....

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21st Amendment to Sponsor ‘Throwback Thursdays”

August 7, 2012
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21st Amendment to Sponsor ‘Throwback Thursdays”

The 21st Amendment at 150 Bowdoin St. is partnering with some of Boston’s biggest celebrities to host the first annual “Throwback Thursdays: A Summer of Charity” series. Every Thursday through the month of August, one local celebrity will team up with a veteran 21st Amendment employee as guest bartenders to raise money for a...

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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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The Long Hot Summer

August 7, 2012
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The scorching heat of the past weekend and of the week before has left the neighborhood very, very hot. In fact, as all of us are completely aware, this has been a long hot summer – perhaps the hottest in recent memory. In other parts of the nation, states are experiencing drought conditions this...

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Police Briefs 08-07-2012

August 7, 2012
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Assault and Battery  07/28/12 – At around noon, a male suspect was arrested for assault and battery on a Health and Hospitals EMT. The suspect punched the victim in the face and ripped his uniform shirt off. The suspect attacked the EMT because he believed his girlfriend was not transported in the ambulance to...

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Obituaries 08-07-2012

August 7, 2012
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William Franklin Yates William Franklin Yates of Boston and Little Compton, RI, died on Friday, July 27 surrounded by his family. He was 79 years old. Born September 1, 1932 in Berlin, NH to James Andrew Yates and Harriet Hall Yates Tyson, he was raised in Sherborn, Massachusetts, graduated from Nobles and Greenough in...

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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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Bicycling Boston; Becoming the Green and Healthy Thing to Do

August 1, 2012
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The announcement last week by Mayor Menino that the city is allowing the addition of another 400 Hubway bicycles at an additional number of stops in more than several neighborhoods. The additional bicycles and stands will make it easier and easier for tourists and residents and for visitors to Boston who want to bike...

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Police Briefs 07-31-2012

August 1, 2012
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Larceny (Bicycle) 07/17/12 – A victim reported that sometime between 11 p.m. on July 16 and 7 a.m. on July 17, unknown person(s) stole his dark grey Citizens bike, which was locked to a lamppost at Joy and Myrtle streets. Incidents July 17  3 Walnut St.  – Parking Violation Garden Street – Motor Vehicle...

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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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Police Briefs 07-24-2012

July 24, 2012
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Incidents July 10 10 Chestnut St. – Property – Found July 12 76 Beacon St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $50 to $199 Chestnut Street – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over July 13 26 Garden St. – Towed Motor Vehicle Spectacle Island – Harbor Incidents July 14 52 Temple St. – Investigate...

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The Summer of 2012

July 24, 2012
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The tragedy in Colorado has touched Americans in different ways everywhere during this otherwise lovely summer of 2012. The mass murder and shooting of so many innocents last week at a movie-plex in Aurora goes to prove once again how chance and fate often mix and with the worst possible results. However, it is...

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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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City Deploying Big Bellys to Be Greener and to Save Money

July 18, 2012
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Boston is deploying another 400 Big Belly solar powered trash compactors, the mayor reported over the weekend. By doing so, Boston will manage to be a cleaner city and to be a greener place while saving money. All of this is achieved with the barrels, which are enclosed and immune from the elements and...

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Police Briefs 07-17-2012

July 18, 2012
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Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (Bottle) 07/04/12 – A female victim reported while walking on Pinckney Street at around 10 p.m., she was struck in the forehead by a thrown bottle. The victim had severe swelling to the forehead area and was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment. Breaking and Entering...

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Last Call for Evening on the Esplanade

July 16, 2012
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Last Call for Evening on the Esplanade

Tomorrow’s the night and the weather looks great for the fifth annual Evening on the Esplanade. Join friends and neighbors for an old-fashioned evening of summer fun, tasty food and classical music at the Landmark Orchestra’s opening night, Wednesday, July 11, at DCR’s Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. The event hosted by the Beacon...

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How Sweet It Is!: Lemonade Stand Raises Money for a Good Cause

July 16, 2012
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How Sweet It Is!: Lemonade Stand Raises Money for a Good Cause

Sisters Mae and Andie Morelli of Charlestown, along with Grace and Maeve Devine of the Sound End, took their passion for the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary to the streets of Charlestown to help raise funds for pediatric programs at the hospital, according to a Mass. Eye and Ear spokesperson. The four girls set...

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear Expansion Plans Elicit Critical Public Response

July 16, 2012
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Massachusetts Ear and Ear Infirmary’s latest expansion plans elicited a largely critical public response on June 27 at the first public meeting to vet the proposal. The $343 million project includes the construction of a 1,065-car garage below two existing parking lots, which would be converted into a 3-acre park, as well as a...

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