Monthly Archives: November 2012

Paving Supervisor

November 13, 2012
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Paving Supervisor

Samuel Eliot Morison oversees the paving work around his statue on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. The paving stones will be replaced to widen the path for Parks Department trucks and plows.

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By the Numbers: Back Bay Voters Support Obama, Warren

November 13, 2012
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Like voters across the country, the Back Bay supported President Barack Obama in his re-election victory over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in last Tuesday’s race. According to the city’s unofficial election results, approximately 63 percent of voters in Ward 5, Precincts 6, 7, 8 and 9 backed the Obama-Biden ticket, while around 35...

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Girl Scouts see resurgence in Beacon Hill, Back Bay

November 13, 2012
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For the first time in more than a decade, girls living in Beacon Hill, the Back Bay and surrounding neighborhoods have the opportunity to participate in the Girl Scouts of America. Several troops have been formed, thanks to a network of mothers who initiated the program locally and are volunteering as troop leaders, with...

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Veteran’s Day

November 13, 2012
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This past weekend Americans stopped to remember the veterans of the wars in which we as a country have been engaged. Our debt to these men and women can never be repaid for their service.  For those of us, who never have been in the heat of battle, heard the terrifying sounds of bullets...

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This Weekend

November 13, 2012
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Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas is quickly approaching. There are two events this week that can get us into the Christmas spirit and help with some unique gifts. On Wednesday, Tom Kershaw and the Beacon Hill Civic Association are hosting the annual Garlands and Green: A Holiday Gathering on Wednesday night starting at...

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A Good Proposal

November 13, 2012
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The recent hearing on a noise control ordinance by City Councilor Sal LaMattina is in order and overdue.  LaMattina is seeking to put some teeth into a law to make bad neighbors or landlords pay for being a repeated disruption in the neighborhood. The charm of living in Back Bay, Beacon Hill or the...

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Police Briefs 11-13-2012

November 13, 2012
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Oct. 29 885 Boylston St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 341 Newbury St. – Dangerous or Hazardous Condition 333 Commonwealth Ave. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person Oct. 30 583 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 729 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 238 Clarendon St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle,...

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Accidental Art

November 6, 2012
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Accidental Art

By catching our eye, autumn leaves have a way of calling attention to and enhancing the texture and casual beauty of other objects along Back Bay sidewalks.

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City Council Supports Third Redistricting Map

November 6, 2012
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The Boston City Council voted 11-2 last week to support a third redistricting map that will most likely be signed by Mayor Thomas Menino in the next few days. The new map removes City Councilor Sal LaMattina from Beacon Hill and ads Councilor Bill Linehan. Linehan and Councilor Mike Ross will now represent Beacon...

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Community Boating Gala is Nov. 7

November 6, 2012
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Community Boating, Inc. (CBI) is hosting their 22nd Annual Raise the Sails Gala at the Liberty Hotel in Boston, on Wednesday, November 7th at 6:30pm. The funds raised during the festivities will benefit youth and universal access sailing programs. “We’re celebrating a successful year and great program,” says Marcin Kunicki, Development Director. This is...

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