Monthly Archives: October 2012

Happy Halloween!

October 30, 2012
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Happy Halloween!

“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, May luck be yours on Halloween.”

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LaMattina Holds a Hearing on New Nuisance Control Ordinance

October 30, 2012
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Loud parties in fraternities and college student apartments in Beacon Hill, Back Bay and the North End have been a quality of life issue for quite some time. Last Thursday, Ward I City Councilor Sal LaMattina held a hearing at City Hall regarding his new nuisance control ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance is...

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Be Sure to Vote : It’s Your Choice….and It’s a Big One

October 30, 2012
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The pundits have proclaimed that the upcoming Presidential election presents the starkest contrast between the candidates of the major parties in generations. And for once, we agree with the pundits. The gaping chasm separating Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on virtually every issue facing our nation, and their vision...

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Police Briefs 10-30-2012

October 30, 2012
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Oct. 15 122 Commonwealth Ave. – Property – Found 119 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 855 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 327 Newbury St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 120 Clarendon St. – Threats to Do Bodily Harm Oct. 16 745 Boylston St. – Verbal Dispute 73 Newbury St....

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Fruitful Garden

October 23, 2012
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Fruitful Garden

“On the motionless branches of some trees, autumn berries hung like clusters of coral beads, as in those fabled orchards where the fruits were jewels…” (Charles Dickens 1812-1870)

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Esplanade Assoc. Transforms Dead Tree into Work of Art

October 23, 2012
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Work was completed last week on the new sculpture and landscape project at the Esplanade’s Stoneman Playground, the site of the first project completed by The Esplanade Association (TEA) 11 years ago near the intersection of Hereford Street and Storrow Drive. Mitch Ryerson was commissioned this past spring to transform a dead oak tree...

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Ross Speaks out on Redistricting Plan

October 23, 2012
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With the November 2 deadline for the City Council and Mayor to approve a redistricting plan for Boston looming, Back Bay/Beacon Hill City Councilor Michael Ross said he’s taking a less parochial approach and will support a plan that meets the needs of the city before his own political needs. “I’d like it to...

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BU Law School Expansion to Get Public Hearing in November

October 23, 2012
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The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public meeting regarding a Back Bay project on Nov. 9th, discussing the licensing of Boston University’s proposed expansion of its law school. The meeting will specifically discuss the School’s waterways (Chapter 91) license in regard to the project at 765 Commonwealth Ave. BU plans...

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Boston Public School Goals

October 23, 2012
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At the Charlestown community meeting on school choice options that was held last week by Boston Public School (BPS) officials, two goals that will affect the children in our neighborhood who attend or might attend the public schools were brought to light. The first goal dealt with the commitment of BPS and Mayor Menino...

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Police Briefs 10-23-2012

October 23, 2012
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Oct. 8  Newbury Street – Verbal Dispute 431 Boylston St – Property – Stolen, then Recovered Oct. 9  187 Beacon St.    – Towed Motor Vehicle Massachusetts Avenue – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage 86 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 350 Newbury St. – License Premise Violation Oct....

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