The Jewish New Year

September 18, 2012
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Boston’s Jewish community has ushered in the New Year with synagogue services, prayer and with traditional family gatherings. Now comes the ten days of penitence for Jews all over the world, during which time they must atone for their misdeeds during the past year in order to clear the slate for the coming year....

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Police Briefs 09-18-2012

September 18, 2012
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Breaking and Entering – Residence 09/04/12 – An Irving Street resident reported unknown person(s) forced open the front door to her apartment and removed a Blu-Ray player, DVDs, wine, a laptop, a Kindle, an iPad and a camera between 6:45 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Breaking and Entering – Residence 09/07/12 – A Cambridge Street...

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BHCA Zoning Gives Nod to Restaurant

September 11, 2012
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BHCA Zoning Gives Nod to Restaurant

The neighborhood might soon have an exotic new dining option, following the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Zoning and Licensing Committee’s decision Wednesday not to oppose plans to open an authentic Mongolian restaurant at the former home of The Spotted Apron on Cambridge Street. The proposed Little Lamb Hot Pot at 326 Cambridge St....

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Neighborhood Block Party Kicks off on This Sunday

September 11, 2012
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Beacon Hill’s biggest party just keeps on getting bigger. The Beacon Hill Civic Association’s Neighborhood Block Party and Beer Garden, which kicks off September 16 at 12 noon in front of the Firehouse, 127 Mount Vernon Street, is packed full of entertainment, tours and free food – even a ‘Pats’ Party for all. What’s...

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Remembering September 11, 2001

September 11, 2012
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The more that time passes, the more we tend to forget the stark terror and horrible outcome of the terrorists attacks which killed so many, while at the same time awakened the nation to the worldwide terrorist threat. The passing of time, however, doesn’t dim the memory of just how bad this attack was,...

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Fighting Cancer with a Walk

September 11, 2012
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The neighborhoods in and around downtown Boston, including our own, were crowded Sunday with walkers and many, many observers and silent participants doing their thing to raise money for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. According to the Jimmy Fund, approximately $7.5 million was raised for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and 8500 men...

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The Red Sox in Last Place

September 11, 2012
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You do not have to be a Boston Red Sox baseball fan to take notice of the Red Sox who sank into last place at the expense of a team that came to Boston this weekend that was in last place when they arrived but are no longer in last place upon leaving. The...

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Police Briefs 09-11-2012

September 11, 2012
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Robbery – Unarmed 08/29/12 – A female victim reported while walking through the Public Garden by Beacon and Charles streets at around 12:08 a.m., an unknown male suspect approached her and ripped her iPhone out of her hand before fleeing on foot in the direction of Arlington Street. Larceny (Bicycles) 09/01/12 – Two victims...

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Obituaries 09-11-2012

September 11, 2012
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Katherine Duggan Brookline Resident Katherine (Marcellino) Duggan of Brookline, formerly of Milton, died on September 7. She was the loving mother of Amy M. Duggan of Brookline, devoted grandmother of Maeve K. Laslie of Brookline, sister of Donna Marcellino of Olympia, WA, Lora Sheptyck of Eastham, Samuel Marcellino of Ohio, Thomas Marcellino of New...

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Residents Urged to Attend Meeting to Get Downtown Grammar School

September 11, 2012
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Elected officials and other community leaders are encouraging residents to use this Wednesday’s community meeting of the External Advisory Committee on Improving School Choice and School Assignment as a forum to petition for a new public grammar school to serve downtown neighborhoods. “This is an opportunity to advocate for a new public elementary school,”...

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Something Old and Something New: Hill House Falls Back into Seasonal Programs

September 4, 2012
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Something Old and Something New: Hill House Falls Back into Seasonal Programs

Today, the Firehouse’s main assembly room is clear of the backpacks, tie-dyed T-shirts and water bottles that lined its walls for 11 sessions of summer camp. Classrooms and offices have been reset and restructured and administrators, new and old, are ready to embark on an exciting fall season. Rebecca Yudkoff, program director, joined the...

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Wait, Can I Park Here?

September 4, 2012
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Wait, Can I Park Here?

There are many wonderful luxuries to living in Boston; Beautiful parks, delicious food, historically-laden streets, high-caliber institutions, the best sports teams around…ask any Bostonian why they love living in Boston and you’ll hear answers across the board. But, if you ask any Bostonian what the worst part about living in Boston is, they will...

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LaMattina Versus Campatelli for Suffolk County Register of Probate

September 4, 2012
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Beacon Hillers going to the polls next Thursday have two options when voting for Suffolk County Register of Probate. City Councillor Sal LaMattina is one possible choice. Patricia Campatelli is the other. The Register position race is one of Suffolk County’s best kept secrets. The expectation when all is said and done is that...

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Police Briefs 09-04-2012

September 4, 2012
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Robbery- Knife 08/27/12 – A male victim was robbed at knifepoint by three males on Anderson Street at around 2:14 a.m. The victim had an iPhone and U.S. currency taken, and the suspects fled in a silver Hyundai. Incidents Aug. 21 38 Pinckney St.  Sick/Injured/Medical – Person Aug. 22 109 Mt. Vernon St.  Verbal...

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The Labor Day Weekend

September 4, 2012
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The symbolic end of summer – the Labor Day weekend -  has come and gone, again.  The holiday has its origins in the 1880’s and was intended at first to celebrate the contributions and achievements of American workers. Celebrating the achievements of American workers is a bit dated these days – and what’s more...

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Proposed Redistricting Plan Could Mean Changes for Councilors Ross and LaMattina’s Districts

August 28, 2012
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Proposed Redistricting Plan Could Mean Changes for Councilors Ross and LaMattina’s Districts

If Mayor Thomas M. Menino signs off on a redistricting plan that the City Council passed by a vote of 7-6 Wednesday, Councilors Mike Ross and Sal LaMattina could see a shift in their constituencies. The city is required to redraw the boundaries of its nine districts every 10 years based on U.S. census...

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Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill Wins Prestigious National Award : Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine Honors Blackstone’s with Its 2012 Retailer Excellence Award for Store Events

August 28, 2012
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Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill Wins Prestigious National Award : Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine Honors Blackstone’s with Its 2012 Retailer Excellence Award for Store Events

For the second time in three years, Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill has been recognized for excellence by Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine. In 2009, Blackstone’s was named one of the Top Ten Gifted Retailers in the country by the magazine. This year, on Aug. 19, at the annual Retailer Excellence Award Gala in New...

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Police Seek to Curb Gridlock at Intersections

August 28, 2012
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Boston drivers will be introduced to “Don’t Block the Box”, an education and enforcement campaign designed to curb gridlock, and increase vehicle and pedestrian safety, at busy intersections in Boston.  The campaign is the result of a collaboration between the City of Boston and MASCO, a non-profit affiliate of the hospitals, schools, research and...

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Police Briefs 08-28-2012

August 28, 2012
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Larceny – Over $200 08/14/12 – A female victim reports while working as a vendor on the Charles Street South side of the Boston Common, a male suspect known as Johnny stole U.S. currency from her purse when she was distracted with a customer Robbery/Firearm 08/16/12 – A male victim reported while walking on...

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The Summer of 2012

August 28, 2012
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For those of us who regret the end of summer, who refuse to believe that it is nearly done, well, it is that time of the year again when summer is breathing its last breath, when each day at the beach is one of the last days at the beach this season, and when...

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Fire Dept. at Myrtle St. Playground

August 21, 2012
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Fire Dept. at Myrtle St. Playground

The Friends of the Myrtle Street Playground continued its summer programming with a visit from a Boston Fire Department’s Engine 4 on Aug. 9. “The kids got to drive the truck, climb all over it and wear the fireman gear,” wrote Corinne Emerick of the Friends group. “The playground and all the neighborhood children...

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‘Puppets on the Common’ Returns Thursday

August 21, 2012
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When  “Puppets on the Common” returns for its second season Thursday, master puppeteer, actress and singer Charlotte Dore hopes the universal appeal of her craft will again serve to unite disparate families from across the city. “Theatre brings people together who would otherwise have nothing in common,” Dore said. “It’s something that transcends language...

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TEA Plans Fall Gala

August 21, 2012
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The social event of the season is quickly approaching, and is on course to be the most elegant to date. The Esplanade Association’s (TEA) biennial Moon Dance Gala will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, to celebrate the historic Charles River Esplanade and the organization’s vision for its complete and thoughtful restoration, “Esplanade 2020:...

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The Changing Times

August 21, 2012
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Among public officials who are dealing with increasingly tricky density issues in cities across the land, there is the trend in belief about the future of our neighborhood shopping areas that automobiles are going to become a thing of the past. In most older American cities like Boston, where density has been an issue...

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