Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Occupiers of Boston

December 6, 2011
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The protesters in Dewey Square have been put on notice by the city that their days might very well be numbered. With the onset of winter – and temperatures about to drop – the protesters will be hard pressed to struggle through the difficulties imposed upon by the New England winter. The city has...

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Police Briefs 12-06-2011

December 6, 2011
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Robbery – Unarmed – Street 11/21/11 – At about 7:58 p.m., officers responded to a radio call for a robbery in progress at Marlborough and Gloucester streets. On arrival, officers spoke with the victim, who stated she was walking on Marlborough Street when a group of approximately five males and females approached her from...

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Remembering the Past

December 6, 2011
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This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor surprise attack by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. Most Americans alive today cannot recall that day and year. They can’t even recall what the surprise attack was about nor is there the sense that this one attack galvanized a sleeping giant – the...

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Coat Drive: Beacon Hill and Back Bay Residents Asked to Help Their Neighbors by Donating to ‘coats for Kids’ Drive

December 6, 2011
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As yet another brutally cold winter fast approaches, many Beacon Hill and Back Bay families are bracing for a winter season without warm coats. This is why Anton’s  Cleaners’ “Coats for Kids” program is once again calling upon the neighborhoods to  help make  this winter a little warmer for children, teens and adults throughout...

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Long Time Newbury Neighbor!

December 2, 2011
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Long Time Newbury Neighbor!

In 1973 John Lewis Inc. moved from 337 Newbury Street to their present location at number 97. Soon after, they planted this birch tree in front of their jewelry shop.

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Attention to Detail

December 2, 2011
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Attention to Detail

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER The window in last week’s clue is on 212 Commonwealth Avenue. This residence was designed by Peabody and Stearns and the original building permit for this “Dwelling House” was granted on December 8, 1879. It began as a single family home, has been a lodging house, had mixed residential/commercial use, and...

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Shopping Local on Newbury Street

December 2, 2011
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All along Newbury Street there are local shops that present a carefully curated selection of goods. Many of them carry items from local artisans and manufacturers. Visiting these neighbors is a great way to have fun and find memorable gifts especially this holiday season. The Society of Arts and Crafts is a treasure chest...

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Reps. Walz and Rushing Announce New Boston Public Library Initiative

December 2, 2011
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State Reps. Marty Walz and Byron Rushing have announced a new state-funded initiative for Boston Public Library (BPL) that will expand library resources across the Commonwealth and provide additional state funding for Boston’s library system. Through their work with the legislature’s Library Caucus and other legislators representing Boston, Walz and Rushing worked to establish...

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Joey McIntyre and Siobhan Magnus to Perform at Common Tree Lighting

December 2, 2011
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The City of Boston’s 70th annual official tree lighting comes to Boston Common on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. The celebration is hosted by Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, title sponsor the Province of Nova Scotia, supporting sponsors the Boston Pops, Distrigas/GDF SUEZ, and JetBlue, and...

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Holiday Books Are Perennial Favorites

December 2, 2011
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Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is the obvious perennial favorite for holiday books. However, many people might not realize that holiday-themed items can be exciting and rewarding choices, simply because there is a plethora of options available. That’s not to say 1834 Dickens classic isn’t wildly popular, even today. There are people who will...

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