Monthly Archives: December 2010

New Year’s Traditions and Resolutions

December 28, 2010
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New Year’s Traditions and Resolutions

Gather your grapes, choose your bottle of bubbles, and soak the black-eyed peas. A new year is coming. Let the preparations for a traditional celebration begin. The grapes are for those who wish to adopt a custom from Spain. There, you toast the New Year by eating twelve grapes, one at each stroke of...

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Out with the Old, in with the New

December 28, 2010
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Another year of our lives is coming to a close. The year is ending not with a bang, but rather, with a whimper, as TS Eliot might have written of it. It was the best of years. It was the worst of years as Charles Dickens might have put it. Mark Twain wrote that...

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Police Blotter 12-28-2010

December 28, 2010
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Dec. 12 40 Massachusetts Ave.      Motor Vehicle Accident – Personal Injury Gloucester Street                  Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, Under $50 229 Newbury St.                  Verbal Dispute 229 Newbury St.                  Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 535 Boylston St.                  Robbery – Firearm – Street 159 Newbury St.                  Towed Motor Vehicle 115 Beacon St.                    Fire Report/Alarm – False Boylston...

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Sharing Boston With Visitors

December 21, 2010
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Sharing Boston With Visitors

By Penny Cherubino This is a wonderful time of year to have friends and family visit you in Boston. The city is dressed in a holiday glow. Boston offers so much to do and see that daily plans can be adapted to whatever nature sends our way. Here are some of the places Bostonians...

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Christmas 2010

December 21, 2010
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Christmas 2010 will go down in history as a great holiday celebration. Peace on earth. Good will to men. It is, indeed, all about that. If there was no Internet, evening news, radio talk shows or morning newspapers, and if we paid closer attention to our own psychic lives, Christmas 2010 would be pristine....

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Police Blotter 12-21-2010

December 21, 2010
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Larceny, Purse Snatch Including No Force, $200 & Over 12/11/10 – At about 1:23 a.m., an officer assigned to Area D-4 responded to a radio call for a robbery in progress at Commonwealth Avenue and Dartmouth Street. On arrival, the officers spoke with the victim, who said an unknown male suspect grabbed her purse...

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Sidewalk solution to save a heritage elm

December 18, 2010
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By Penny Cherubino Since last May, a group of neighbors has worked to save a heritage elm on Marlborough Street near Fairfield. This is one of the original trees planted when the neighborhood was created about 125 years ago. Over the years, the roots of this magnificent tree had buckled the brick sidewalk, and...

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The season to be jolly

December 18, 2010
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A stroll down Newbury Street during the day in the weeks before Christmas is a literal stroll in a winter wonderland. The decorations from store to store are fabulous. The look and the feel of the entire street resonates with the season. Throngs of shoppers have crowded into the stores and the restaurants giving...

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The mayor is back

December 18, 2010
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Mayor Thomas Menino is back at work following his hospitalization for a reaction to treatments he received when he contracted an infection on his elbow while traveling in Italy recently. The hospitalization of the hard working mayor was extremely frustrating for him – as it would be for anyone – but was made all...

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Santa Speedo Run

December 18, 2010
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For those of us who have witnessed from year to year the Santa Speedo Run in Back Bay, not much has changed. This year’s run held over the weekend gives rise to the incontestable fact that young people can endure almost anything and that those of us watching them, can endure anything, too. The...

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