Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Jewish New Year

September 18, 2012
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Boston’s Jewish community has ushered in the New Year with synagogue services, prayer and with traditional family gatherings. Now comes the ten days of penitence for Jews all over the world, during which time they must atone for their misdeeds during the past year in order to clear the slate for the coming year....

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Police Briefs 09-18-2012

September 18, 2012
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Sept. 3 328 Commonwealth Ave. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 261 Newbury St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 227 Newbury St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 182 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 939 Boylston St. – Other Offense 425 Boylston St. – Threats to Do Bodily Harm 304 Berkeley St....

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Rush Week Pig Roast

September 11, 2012
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Rush Week Pig Roast

Last week was “Rush Week” for the MIT fraternities with a full schedule of events including this Pig Roast hosted by Phi Chi at their residence on the corner of Hereford Street and Commonwealth Avenue.

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Back Bay Voters Return Incumbents

September 11, 2012
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Incumbents cruised to victory in the Back Bay during last week’s state primary election. Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz who was being challenged by Roy Owens won resoundingly in the district capturing 83 percent of the vote to Owens’s 16 percent. Chang-Diaz ended up with 8,875 votes in the district while Owens only captured 1,771. In...

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Remembering September 11, 2001

September 11, 2012
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The more that time passes, the more we tend to forget the stark terror and horrible outcome of the terrorists attacks which killed so many, while at the same time awakened the nation to the worldwide terrorist threat. The passing of time, however, doesn’t dim the memory of just how bad this attack was,...

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Residents Urged to Attend Meeting to Get Downtown Grammar School

September 11, 2012
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Elected officials and other community leaders are encouraging residents to use tomorrow’s community meeting of the External Advisory Committee on Improving School Choice and School Assignment as a forum to petition for a new public grammar school to serve downtown neighborhoods. “This is an opportunity to advocate for a new public elementary school,” State...

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Fighting Cancer with a Walk

September 11, 2012
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The neighborhoods in and around downtown Boston, including our own, were crowded Sunday with walkers and many, many observers and silent participants doing their thing to raise money for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. According to the Jimmy Fund, approximately $7.5 million was raised for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and 8500 men...

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The Red Sox in Last Place

September 11, 2012
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You do not have to be a Boston Red Sox baseball fan to take notice of the Red Sox who sank into last place at the expense of a team that came to Boston this weekend that was in last place when they arrived but are no longer in last place upon leaving. The...

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Police Briefs 09-11-2012

September 11, 2012
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Aug. 27 321 Commonwealth Ave. – Towed Motor Vehicle 227 Beacon St.    – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person Massachusetts Avenue – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage 329 Newbury St. – Towed Motor Vehicle Aug. 28 112 Newbury St. – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage 234 Berkeley St. –...

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Break in the Action!

September 4, 2012
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Break in the Action!

Moving trucks are part of the streetscape this time of year. This team took a quick break when the truck was empty. But, their relief was most certainly replaced by the reality of unpacking and furniture arranging.

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