Arrest Report 11-08-2010

November 9, 2010
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Larceny from Motor Vehicle 10/26/10 – A victim reported unknown person(s) broke the left rear side window of his 2009 Nissan Altima, which was parked on Revere Street, and stole a laptop and computer bag. Vandalism 10/28/10 – A security guard at the Boston Common garage on Charles Street reported unknown person(s) broke the...

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Obituaries 11-08-2010

November 9, 2010
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Sheila Joan Herbert Boston resident early and late in life Sheila Herbert died on July 7, 2010, at the age of 81. A Boston resident both early and late in life, she spent the majority of her adult years living and working in New York City. Ms. Herbert was born on June 29, 1929,...

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Saturday’s faces on Beacon Hill

November 6, 2010
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Saturday’s faces on Beacon Hill

Some of the activities on Saturday on Beacon Hill included the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s clean-up and Hill House Soccer.  In right photo from left Keeta Gilmore, Janet Terlizzi, Joe Walsh and Bob White are ready to distribute brooms, rakes and bags outside Charles Street Supply.

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Beacon Hill Fall Clean Up Day Saturday, November 6

November 5, 2010
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Before the winter sets in with ice and snow, tomorrow is a time to join your neighbors and friends in cleaning up the neighborhood.  The clean-up program is run by the Beacon Hill Civic Association in conjunction with the Boston Department of Public Works.  Rakes, trash bags and other supplies can be picked up...

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Craigie Bridge traffic change starts Saturday

November 5, 2010
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Traffic heading into Boston from Cambridge over the Craigie Bridge is ending Saturday for at least a month as repairs to the bridge. Traffic will only be allowed over the Craigie Bridge heading out of Boston. The road generally carries about 25,000 cars a day.

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Petruccelli wins impressively

November 3, 2010
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Beacon Hill’s Senator Anthony Petruccelli won an impressive victory in Tuesday’s balloting against his opponent, Republican Frank Addivinola. Petruccelli’s total vote districtwide was 23,670 to Addivinola’s 8,548.

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Walz wins another term

November 3, 2010
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Representative Marty Walz defeated Brad Marston by a wide margin in balloting today. Walz won 77% of the vote. Unofficial results show Walz with 9148 and Marston with 2669. In addition, she received 1704 in Beacon Hill to Marston’s 745. Her victory party is being held at Deux Ave on Massachusetts Avenue.

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BBGC funds planting of new willow trees

November 2, 2010
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BBGC funds planting of new willow trees

The Esplanade Association’s Executive Director Sylvia Salas and Chair Margo Newman, from the left, accepted a check from the Beacon Hill Garden Club for $7,200 to plant new willow trees around Otis Grove on the Esplanade. Garden Club President Trudi Fondren and horticulture chair Marty Keating presented the check last week.

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DCR gives public first glimpse of proposed Esplanade Playspace

November 2, 2010
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DCR gives public first glimpse of proposed Esplanade Playspace

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) sponsored the first public meeting at the State Transportation Building last week to vet the proposed Esplanade Playspace. According to Joe Orfant, chief of the DCR’s Bureau of Planning and Resource Protection, members of the non-profit Friends of the Esplanade Playspace approached the agency nearly two years...

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Craigie repairs will ramp up Nov. 6

November 2, 2010
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If you think the morning commute using the Craigie Drawbridge into Boston is bad now, just wait until November 6. That is when the dismantling and reconstruction of the old bridge will start in earnest and the 45,000 cars and motorists that use this route can expect detours, confusion and traffic jams. This was...

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Get out and vote

November 2, 2010
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The election is upon us. Go out and do your duty. Do it in the knowledge that things in this nation and in this state must change. Understand that whomever you choose to vote for in this election, the winner will not be panacea for everything that is wrong with the economy. Nor will...

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Woman with mental issues threatens to blow up State House

October 28, 2010
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Wednesday morning, the State Police reported that an apparently mentally unstable woman threatened to blow up the State House. The woman allegedly called Boston Police and told them she was walking with a bomb up to the State House. Boston Police notified the State Police, who searched for the suspect, located her and ultimately...

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Craigie Drawbridge repairs a traffic disaster

October 28, 2010
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Starting November 6, the Craigie Drawbridge by the Museum of Science is going to be dismantled and repaired creating a traffic nightmare for commuters. It is believed the traffic conditions caused by the bridge repairs will also effect greatly the Storrow Drive entrance and on the Cambridge side, the entrance onto Memorial Drive. Only...

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Hill residents show their support for MGH at Storybook Ball

October 26, 2010
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Hill residents show their support for MGH at Storybook Ball

A number of Beacon Hill residents were among the more than 450 guests in attendance at the 2010 Storybook Ball – a black-tie fundraiser and auction for the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children that took place at The Castle at the Park Plaza Hotel on Oct. 2.

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DCR breaks ground on Community Boating docks

October 26, 2010
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DCR breaks ground on Community Boating docks

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) broke ground on its $2.8 million rehabilitation of the Community Boating docks on the Charles River Esplanade Thursday at a ceremony that included the state’s Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles, DCR Commissioner Richard Sullivan Jr. and Community Boating Executive Director Charles Zechel....

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BHAC approves antenna; cell reception should improve on Hill

October 26, 2010
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Cell phone reception should become stronger now that the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission voted at their monthly meeting on Thursday to allow an antenna on the roof at the Union Boat Club. The antenna will be placed on the roof of the boat club where it can receive signals but not be seen, thus...

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Down to the wire

October 26, 2010
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With the election next week, many of you who plan to vote already know who you will be voting for and why. The onslaught of radio and television advertisements and the general overhanded nature of newspaper and Internet coverage, will not further persuade or dissuade those who are already satisfied with the choices they...

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Get out and vote

October 26, 2010
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Voting in our neighborhood can be termed anemic. In September, only 10% of the eligible voters went to the polls, this in spite of a contested congressional race and state senate seat. At a recent fundraiser, Rep. Marty Walz held no punches in saying that poor turnout by voters in our neighborhoods mean that...

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Arrest Report 10-25-2010

October 26, 2010
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Assault and Battery 10/20/10 – At around 10:31 a.m., a male suspect was arrested for assault and battery of his Myrtle Street roommate. Breaking and Entering – Residence 10/20/10 – A victim reported her Hancock Street apartment was entered, with no sign of forced entry, and a laptop was removed. Other Incidents Oct. 19...

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President Sargent resigns

October 21, 2010
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Suffolk University President David Sargent has retired. His resignation was put in yesterday at a meeting of the university’s board of trustees. After accepting it, the university announced it would be seeking a new president. Board of Trustees Chairman Andrew Meyer praised Sargent. He called him an institution. In fact, he has been at...

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Mayor Menino joins Downtown North Association for discussion

October 21, 2010
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Mayor Menino joins Downtown North Association for discussion

As the special guest at the Downtown North Association luncheon at the TD Banknorth Garden last Tuesday, Mayor Thomas M. Menino spoke on the prosperous state of the city and the West End area. “Despite the economy, Boston continues to move forward,” Menino said. “We currently have 25 projects underway in the city. By...

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Beacon Hill Garden Club PR chair offers firewood tips to neighbors

October 21, 2010
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With winter soon upon us, Ginger Lawrence, public relations chair of the Beacon Hill Garden Club, wants to remind neighbors that firewood can carry insects and diseases that kill trees. While restrictions are now in place in other states, including New York, which forbids the transport of firewood from more than 50 miles away...

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NEAA holds its annual Baseball Banquet at the TD Garden

October 21, 2010
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The North End Athletic Association held it’s annual Baseball Banquet at the TD Garden. Over 350 children and their families attended along with league coaches, commissioners, directors and sponsors. NEAA Baseball Coordinator John Romano was the Master of Ceremonies and thanked all of the sponsors for their generous contributions to held make the league...

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What does our clothing say about ourselves?

October 21, 2010
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Governor Deval Patrick, his Republican opponent Charlie Baker and independent candidate Tim Cahill represent three different constituencies – and the clothing they wear apparently reveals that. A recent Boston Globe piece detailing the clothes the gubernatorial candidates are wearing as they make their case to the residents of Massachusetts pointed out that Governor Patrick...

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