Monthly Archives: January 2011

Prepare Your Shovels

January 11, 2011
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All the local weathermen and ladies agree – there is a major storm bearing down on us and preparing to land along the length of our coast and inland beginning late Tuesday and lasting through Wednesday. We urge all homeowners and business owners to clear your sidewalks and walkways or to face the possible...

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Mayor Thomas Menino

January 11, 2011
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Mayor Thomas Menino is again recovering from yet another operation. This time, it was to correct difficulties he was having with one of his knees. As the mayor said succinctly in a Boston Globe piece on his health over the weekend, nearly everything he has faced in the past few years has been more...

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Nightmare in Tuscon

January 11, 2011
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It is being pieced together what exactly caused Jared Lee Loughner to kill six people and to wound 13 others at a public get-together for Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. We would like to think it was a simple insane act by an insane man but we know it runs deeper and is more ominous...

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Police Briefs 01-11-2011

January 11, 2011
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Investigate Person 12/28/10 – At about 10:52 a.m., office responded to a radio call for a disturbance at Filene’s Basement at 497 Boylston St. While en route, an update was given of one customer accusing another of stealing his phone on the second floor of the store. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim,...

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Love that Frozen Water!

January 4, 2011
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Love that Frozen Water!

Today, a frozen Charles is a thing of beauty to be observed from afar. But, many years ago, the river sometimes froze solidly enough to allow ice skating.

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Meet Samuel Eliot Morison

January 4, 2011
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Meet Samuel Eliot Morison

-By Penny Cherubino Each year thousands of residents and visitors take photographs of the sculpture of Samuel Eliot Morison that sits on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall near Exeter Street. Many neighbors, like Patti Quinn, say this is their favorite statue in the park. But, just how much do these fans know about the man...

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Resolutions

January 4, 2011
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During this, the first week of the New Year, many of us will attempt to keep resolutions made in the heat of the moment shortly before the clock struck midnight over the weekend. Resolutions, as we have come to understand them in practice and reality, are much harder to keep than to make. New...

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First Night at 35

January 4, 2011
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Enormous crowds again descended upon our neighborhoods for First Night. Boston Police estimated as many as 1 million people attended the 35th Annual New Year’s Eve night out – and all day affair offering ice-sculptures, music, dancing, and a Grand Parade. Once again, there was general amazement among those who attended as well as...

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Police Briefs 01-04-11

January 4, 2011
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Robbery – Unarmed – Miscellaneous 12/20/10 – At about 10 a.m., officers responded to a radio call for a larceny in progress at the Church of the Covenant, located at 67 Newbury St. Upon arrival, police spoke with the victim, who stated while she was attending a Women’s Lunch at the aforementioned address, the...

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Year in Review

January 4, 2011
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Year in Review

In January, the University Club hosted its annual Professional/Amateur Doubles Squash Tournament as part of the International Squash Doubles Association Pro Tour Championships. On Jan. 4, Felix G. Arroyo was sworn in as a Boston city councilor at-large. On Feb. 11, Gov. Deval Patrick approved the “green ticket bill,” providing municipalities with a more...

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