Monthly Archives: November 2011

As We Gather

November 22, 2011
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As We Gather

“Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.”

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Attention to Detail

November 22, 2011
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Attention to Detail

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER The window in last week’s clue is on 101 Beacon Street. Built in 1862, this residence begins another set of contiguous houses that runs from here to number 111 Beacon. This building had a sixth story added in 1959, when it was converted from a single family home to nine apartments....

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Gathering Family History

November 22, 2011
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Holiday events offer opportunities to learn more about your family history. The experts at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) have effective tips for collecting important details while everyone is together. Preparation If family members have traveled to be together, make the most of the occasion. Have everyone bring as much family history...

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Police Briefs 11-22-2011

November 22, 2011
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Verbal Dispute 11/09/11 – At about 8:05 p.m., officers responded to a radio call for a fight at 144 Marlborough St. Upon arrival, police met with the victim, who stated an unknown female confronted her as she exited the CVS Pharmacy at 587 Boylston St. and called her a racist. The victim said she...

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Thanksgiving 2011

November 22, 2011
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The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and we begin to wonder – where has the year gone and my, isn’t it flying by? What has it brought us and do we have anything to give thanks for? For those of you reading this, you should be grateful for having been given another year of...

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Longfellow Progress

November 15, 2011
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Longfellow Progress

“MassDOT is making progress on the Longfellow Bridge – check out the difference between what has and hasn’t been cleaned. When it’s done, this bridge is going to be beautiful !” - State Representative Martha M. Walz

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Attention to Detail

November 15, 2011
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Attention to Detail

  LAST WEEK’S ANSWER The window in last week’s clue is on 9 Willow Street. This building was once owned by Boston University and city permits indicate that it was used as a dormitory. In 1936, after an appeal process, it was converted from a dorm to 16 apartments. In 1982, occupancy was reduced...

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Digital Reading Resources

November 15, 2011
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Boston is a community of readers. Nearby Cambridge topped Amazon’s list “of cities that purchased the most reading material, as well as the most nonfiction books,” according to statistics release by the company earlier this year. Our neighborhood institutions, publishers, and authors are all exploring digital options for reaching readers. If an ebook reader,...

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Election Results

November 15, 2011
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Last week’s citywide election results prove that the times are changing and that the electorate is changing with them. The top two vote-getters in the citywide At-Large race were Ayanna Pressley and Felix Arroyo, two incumbents with extremely varied constituencies throughout the city. Although topping the ticket or coming in second in balloting doesn’t...

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Police Briefs 11-15-2011

November 15, 2011
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Demonstration/Riot 10/31/11 – At about 12:40 p.m., a Boston Police sergeant heard a radio call for a group pf Occupy Boston protestors marching down Huntington Avenue towards Massachusetts Avenue. Police observed the group marching down Massachusetts Avenue in the direction of Newbury Street. Once on Newbury Street, the group changed their formation and began...

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