Monthly Archives: June 2011

William Lloyd Garrison, Reformer

June 7, 2011
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William Lloyd Garrison, Reformer

By Penny Cherubino William Lloyd Garrison (1805–1879) was a man of strong words, and strong words are used to describe him– reformer, activist, abolitionist. His statue, on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall near Dartmouth Street, is inscribed with one of his powerful statements. “I am in earnest – I will not equivocate – I will...

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Gas Lamps Going Green

June 7, 2011
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The period gas lanterns that give so much charm to our neighborhood are now being fitted with automatic igniters that will cause them to go on only in the evenings at nightfall rather than flickering wastefully all day. The city will save approximately $140,000 a year in fuel costs for the 2,800 lamps which...

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The Budget

June 7, 2011
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Mayor Menino has presented his $2.4 billion Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2012 and he has also presented a five year $1.7 billion Capital Plan, including $168.7 million in new FY 2012 project authorizations. He has presented this to the Boston City Council. Every important base in a big city budget is tweaked and...

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Police Briefs 06-07-2011

June 7, 2011
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Assault and Battery 05/23/11 – At about 8:18 p.m., officers responded to a radio call for an assault and battery in progress at 223 Commonwealth Ave. On arrival, police spoke with the victim, who stated that while operating a taxi, he became involved in an altercation with another cab driver. The victim said the...

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