Police Blotter 10-21-2010

October 21, 2010
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Oct. 12 Larceny — Female victim reports she was confronted by 4 unknown males on Chestnut St., and they grabbed her purse containing her wallet, driver’s license, credit and bank cards and fled on foot. Unarmed Robbery Female victim reports on the Public Garden at the Beacon St., side 2 females stole her cell...

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MBTA outlines Science Park/West End – Station construction plan and schedule

October 15, 2010
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MBTA outlines Science Park/West End – Station construction plan and schedule

The team behind the MBTA’s $22 million investment in accessibility improvements to the Science Park/West End Station outlined its construction plan and project schedule during a public meeting at the Amy Lowell Apartments last week. According to officials, the primary goal of the project is to bring the station, which was built in 1954,...

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Aliens among us

October 15, 2010
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  I’ve got a secret. We have an illegal alien in our family. She lives outside of Massachusetts—that’s all I’ll say. She is my cousin’s mother-in-law. Call her Mary. My cousin’s wife was born outside the U.S. but is now an American citizen. Mary came legally to visit her daughter. She stayed. My cousin’s...

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A vibrant meeting on the viability of Charles Street

October 15, 2010
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By Stephen Quigley The economic viability of the Charles Street business community dominated discussion at the joint Charles Street Committee meeting at the Mt. Vernon Street Firehouse on Thursday night. The meeting that was a collaboration between the Beacon Hill Business Association (BHBA) and the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) drew more than a...

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Task Force unveils alternatives for reconfiguring Longfellow Bridge

October 15, 2010
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The Longfellow Bridge Task Force unveiled several alternatives for reconfiguring the structure to better accommodate all pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists Wednesday at a public meeting at the Shriners Hospital auditorium. At that time, members of the Task Force, which was convened by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) in June, outlined three alternatives for...

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Budding artists at work

October 7, 2010
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Budding artists at work

Chloe Atkinson, age 8, and her mom, Tess of Beacon Hill, paint their masterpieces in the Public Garden after attending a free Landscape Watercolor Painting Workshop, which was presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and sponsored by Blick Art Supplies. (Lauren Patrick photo)

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New initiative aims to transform empty storefronts into gallery space

October 7, 2010
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Frustrated landlords and up-and-coming artists rejoice: A Revere Street resident is now spearheading an effort to transform empty storefronts on the Hill into new gallery space. David Greenwold recently proposed establishing the “Roving Gallery” – a non-profit initiative that would allow landlords to donate unoccupied retail space for use as a temporary gallery. This...

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The Pops marks milestone anniversary on the Common

October 7, 2010
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The Pops marks milestone anniversary on the Common

Completing the 125th Anniversary Celebration, Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops performed the first free Boston Pops “Concert on the Common,” featuring “The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers” – the centerpiece of the Pops’ 125th anniversary season. The concert was presented by the Boston Pops with support from the Boston...

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When the heats goes on; energy alternatives

October 7, 2010
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Whether you heat with oil, as so many do or with gas, the time is nearly here to turn it on. Gas is marginally cheaper than oil and it is in greater abundance in the Northeast. Oil, as all of us who use it to heat our homes know, has become extremely expensive. A...

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Police Beat 10-06-2010

October 7, 2010
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September 28 MV Accident/leaving the scene – Victim reports 2008 VW Jetta was struck by an unknown motor vehicle at Beacon and Walnut St. Verbal Dispute – 19 Myrtle Ave. Motor Vehicle Accident/property damage – 51 Beacon St. September 29 Investigate Person – 161 Charles St. September 30 Motor Vehicle leaving scene/property damage –...

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BRA board approves MGH Museum & History Center

September 30, 2010
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BRA board approves MGH Museum & History Center

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board of directors unanimously approved the proposed $8.25 million Massachusetts General Hospital Museum & History Center last week. The 8,000 square-foot, two story building will feature a rooftop terrace and be located at the corner of Cambridge and North Grove streets, adjacent to the Resident Physician’s House. The space...

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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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