Monthly Archives: November 2012

Last Call

November 30, 2012
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Last Call

Another sign of the changing season as one last drink of water is served up for the trees on Commonwealth Avenue Mall. A Parks Department worker turned on the irrigation system in order to clear it for the winter.

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Be Aware of Your Surroundings

November 30, 2012
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With the holiday season now upon us, we urge our readers to remember to be aware of your surroundings as you race from a holiday party to planning for friends and family visiting to just coming back with your Christmas shopping.  This piece of advice is all the more relevant with the recent home...

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Holidays Are in Full Swing

November 30, 2012
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Thanksgiving has come and with it a few added pounds around the waist have been gained.  Now, the race is on for Christmas.  If you drive around the neighborhood, Christmas lights and decorations are already out on homes.  This is only the calm before the storm of events that will get you into the...

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Downtown View

November 30, 2012
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I’m worried. It’s about a surface parking lot. It seems silly to worry about a parking lot, but that’s the way it is. Maybe it will turn out okay, but things have a way of getting out of hand. Let’s hope I’m wrong. This parking lot lies on the Esplanade near Charles Circle. That...

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Sitting on the Dock…

November 20, 2012
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Sitting on the Dock…

While the Swan Boats are missed this time of year, their dock does make a great place to reflect on the Public Garden scene and enjoy a cup of something warming!

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Workshop Explores Neighborhood’s Residential Groundwater Issues

November 20, 2012
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With groundwater at Beacon and Dartmouth streets reaching an alarmingly low level, the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) sponsored a workshop at the French Cultural Center Wednesday to address residential groundwater issues in the neighborhood. The discussion included speakers Elliot Laffer and Christian Simonelli, executive director and technical and recharge coordinator of...

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City Residents Sign Petition in Support of Councilor John Connolly’s School Choice Plan

November 20, 2012
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At-large City Councilor John Connolly’s alternative to the Boston Public School Department’s school choice proposal is gaining momentum among city residents. “Currently, 6,551 Bostonians have signed a petition in support of the Quality Choice Plan — an alternative plan to reform the student assignment system in Boston Public Schools,” said Connolly. Last month the...

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WECA Hears Talk on Future of BRA

November 20, 2012
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The West End Civic Association (WECA) sponsored a meeting Tuesday night to discuss the BRA’s (Boston Redevelopment Association)  role in neighborhood planning and development, the BRA’s Article 80 process and what action residents can take to impact development. The meeting, held at the West End Museum, was titled “Neighborhood Development: Civic Discourse – BRA’s...

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Thanksgiving 2012

November 20, 2012
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This Thanksgiving, as we pause to reflect, there are mixed signs of where we as a nation are headed.  First for the good news: The presidential election showed more minorities participated in the voting process. The home mortgage crisis that triggered the real estate free fall of price values has seen stabilization and housing...

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Police Briefs 11-20-2012

November 20, 2012
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Nov. 5 Newbury Street – Motor Vehicle Accident – Personal Injury 306 Dartmouth St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 70 Marlborough St. – Trespassing 755 Boylston St. – Frauds – All Other Nov. 6 281 Dartmouth St. Breaking and Entering, Non-Residence Night – Force 66 Marlborough St. – Motor Vehicle Accident...

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