Educational Survey Shows Mayoral Candidates Similarities, Differences

September 10, 2013
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Like most issues in this crowded mayoral race, seven candidates who responded to a survey on educational priorities conducted last month by the nonprofit Downtown Schools for Boston share the same basic position on education: All school-age children must have equal access to quality schools and the new school Superintendent must make that happen....

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Esplanade Association and DCR to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Eliot Memorial

September 10, 2013
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On Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 4:30 p.m., The Esplanade Association (TEA) and the state’s the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking at the Charles Eliot Memorial, adjacent to the Community Boating Docks. The groundbreaking is the result of over two years of fundraising and advocacy efforts to revitalize this...

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Police Briefs 09-10-2013

September 10, 2013
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Attempted Breaking and Entering 09/01/13 – At 5:35 p.m., a male suspect arrested for attempted breaking and entering of a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta on Brimmer Street. The female victim reports while she was moving items into her apartment, she came outside and found the male suspect attempting to break into the vehicle. The suspect...

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Pushing Hard to Fully Reopen

September 2, 2013
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Pushing Hard to Fully Reopen

Workers are seen moving a new set of cases for frozen food into DeLuca’s Market at 11 Charles St. last week. Owner Virgil Aiello told the Times that the market is “pushing hard to fully reopen.” DeLuca’s fell prey to a four-alarm fire on July 9, 2010, which caused an estimated $1 million in...

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Proper Bostonian Quilters Guild Exhibits Work by Local Artists

September 2, 2013
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Proper Bostonian Quilters Guild Exhibits Work by Local Artists

“We’re Not in Kansas Anymore,” detail of a hand pieced, hand-quilted and embroidered wall-hanging created by Terri Mazzulli of the West End, is seen above. Her original design (using “Wizard of Oz” fabrics) is one of more than 200 quilts created by members of the Proper Bostonian Quilters Guild (PBQ), which will be on...

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Boston Hockey Hotbed Attracting Beacon Hill Players

September 2, 2013
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When Brian Leetch moved to Boston after signing with the Boston Bruins for the final year of his Hall of Fame career in 2005, he made a telephone call looking for a hockey program for his oldest son. He quickly found what he wanted in Charlestown. Leetch, who grew up in Connecticut and played...

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Police Briefs 09-03-2013

September 2, 2013
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Larceny in a Building 08/23/13 – A victim reports while eating dinner in a Charles Street restaurant between 8:50 and 10 p.m., he got up to use the restroom. When he returned to his, table his luggage, containing a passport, bankcards and clothing, was gone. Incidents Aug. 19 70 Charles St. Larceny, Shoplifting, $50...

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noa Celebrates First Year on Charles Street

August 27, 2013
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noa Celebrates First Year on Charles Street

With next month marking its first anniversary on Charles Street, noa jewelry, fine handcrafts & gifts has already become a fixture among the neighborhood’s small, independently owned shops. “Part of our mission is to be involved in a viable downtown community,” said Ian Scofidio, who owns the store with his wife Barbara. “The Flat...

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First Pitch

August 27, 2013
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First Pitch

On Sunday, Aug. 4, Chestnut Street resident and cancer survi­vor Karen Lee Sobol threw out the ceremonial first pitch when the Red Sox faced the Arizona Diamondbacks at Fenway Park. 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the Sox’s support for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the team dedicates the entire month of...

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Owner Discusses Latest Design Plans at 124 Chestnut Street

August 27, 2013
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The owner of 124 Chestnut St. held an informal meeting Wednesday to discuss his latest design plans for the single-family home. Dean Stratouly, co-founder and president of Boston real-estate firm The Congress Group, said he purchased the three-story building in February with the intention of making it his personal residence before discovering significant structural...

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BLO at the Hatch Shell

August 27, 2013
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The summer season is quickly winding down as Labor Day approaches. However, there are still many outdoor activities that are available. One that we would recommend is the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (BLO) performance this Wednesday night at the Hatch Shell. Attending last week’s performance of Kiss Me, Kate was a great way to spend...

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Police Briefs 08-27-2013

August 27, 2013
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Assault and Battery 08/16/13 – A taxi driver reported that he failed to make a right turn onto Staniford Street from Cambridge Street at around 1:01 a.m. At this time, the passenger in the rear seat reached through the partition and began choking him and punching him in the face. The suspect fled the...

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NEAA Dodgers (16-18) Take Home RBI Championship

August 27, 2013
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The NEAA Dodgers 16-18 year old team that includes local Beacon Hill residents Jack and James Ditomassi completed their summer long season by defeating the Jamaica Plain Angels 2 games to 1 to win the best of three RBI Senior Division Championship. The Dodgers were the number one seed after posting an undefeated regular...

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Cool Globes at the Brewer Fountain Plaza

August 20, 2013
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Cool Globes at the Brewer Fountain Plaza

The traveling art exhibit, co-sponsored by Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s Greenovate Boston initiative, had its grand open­ing near Brewer Fountain Plaza on the Boston Common Thursday. Other globes are on display at the John Hancock Tower and the Massachusetts Statehouse. The globes are each 5 feet in diameter and have been designed by local,...

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Mayoral Candidates Discuss Their Greenspace Priorities

August 20, 2013
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More than 300 citizens turned out to the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse on Thursday night for the Park and Open Space Mayoral Forum to hear 10 Boston mayoral hopefuls discuss their future plans for the city’s greenspace if elected. Boston Architectural College President Ted Landsmark and Boston Globe journalist Derrick Jackson moderated the forum,...

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Beacon Hill Youths Win BC High Awards

August 20, 2013
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William J. Kemeza, President of Boston College High School, is pleased to announce that the following Beacon Hill students received special awards  at an end of the year assembly to honor BC High undergraduates. James Anderson Ditomassi 2014 won a Model Un Award- Under Secretary General, a Student Council Award and an Excellence award...

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We Must Prepare for Rising Sea Levels

August 20, 2013
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Benjamin Franklin coined the expression 200 years ago, “You should buy land because they are not making it anymore.”  Well, that may not be exactly true for the last 100 years,  as all the communities on the water have been reclaiming low-lying marsh land.  One just has to look at the the Back Bay,...

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Police Briefs 08-20-2013

August 20, 2013
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Attempted Robbery – Bank  08/08/13 – A male suspect entered a Beacon Street bank at around 3:57 p.m. and attempted to rob the teller of U.S. currency. The teller informed the suspect her cash drawer was already emptied for closing time. No weapon shown, and the suspect fled on foot empty-handed. Breaking and Entering...

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Senior Tompkins Dodgers Lose in Playoffs

August 20, 2013
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The NEAA Senior Dodgers (21u) team that included two Beacon Hill residents, James Ditomassi and Jack Ditomassi, fell short of their goal to repeat as champs of the Lou Tompkins All-Star Baseball League as they were tripped up in the semi-finals 3-2 to by the eventual champs from Bedford. The Dodgers were down 3-2...

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Wolverton Trains for Jimmy Fund Walk

August 13, 2013
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Wolverton Trains for Jimmy Fund Walk

Linens on the Hill owner Lynne Wolverton is in serious training mode for the upcoming Jimmy Fund Boston Marathon Walk. The annual fundraiser began 25 years ago – the same year Lynne opened her shop on Charles Street.  The Jimmy Fund Boston Marathon Walk has generated more than $87 million since its inception. “This...

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MassDOT breaks ground on Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation project

August 13, 2013
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) held a groundbreaking ceremony at Lederman Park on the Charles River Reservation on Wednesday for its approximately $255 million restoration of the Longfellow Bridge. Northbound vehicles are now being redirected from Charles Circle to Leverett Circle before traveling on Monsignor O’Brien Highway to Land Boulevard in Cambridge. The detour...

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Fireworks Returning to Harbor

August 13, 2013
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After their absence for over a decade, the City of Boston officials announced that fireworks on the Boston Harbor would return for the first time this century. The fireworks will be set off Saturday, August 31 at 9:00 p.m. as part of the final Summer on the Waterfront celebration—a summer long program aimed at...

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Police Briefs 08-13-2013

August 13, 2013
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Larceny – Shoplifting 08/05/13 – A Charles Street liquor store reports an unknown male suspect stole cans of beer from the refrigerated shelves at around 9:15 p.m. The suspect then fled the store on foot. Incidents July 31  75 Chestnut St.  – Investigate Person 84 West Cedar St.  – Investigate Person Aug. 1  41...

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Frederick ‘Tad’ Stahl Remembered

August 7, 2013
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Frederick ‘Tad’ Stahl Remembered

Renowned Boston architect and longtime Beacon Hill resident Frederick A. “Tad” Stahl died unexpectedly on July 26. He was 82. Born in Danbury, Conn., Mr. Stahl was an alumnus of Dartmouth College, Harvard Graduate School of Design and MIT School of Architecture and Planning. Mr Tad Stahl founded the architectural firm F.A. Stahl &...

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