Monthly Archives: December 2012

A Mobile City Hall

December 18, 2012
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City Hall on wheels — are you serious?  That is a question that many in our neighborhood may be asking our City Councillor.   Our need for this type of service is negligible since we live within a fifteen minute walk at the most from City Hall.  But for many other residents in neighborhoods like...

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Community Boating

December 18, 2012
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Community Boating Incorporated (CbI) recently held a very successful fundraiser in November that netted the local organization more than $35,000.  These donations are put to very good work at the sailing center on the Charles River.  Community Boating served over 900 sailors in 2012 in exchange for only one dollar per sailor.  This practice...

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The Outrage at Newtown, CT

December 18, 2012
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In the morning and early afternoon hours of last Friday, virtually every parent looked at their children – whether those children were young or old – and felt the terror that parents in Newtown felt. It was too easy to imagine the screams of little six-year-old children facing down the real “monster under the...

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It Looks Like a Yes

December 11, 2012
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It Looks Like a Yes

Chuck Mattera and Tina McDavitt share a hug after he proposed to her during the Santa Speedo Run.

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Old South Church Votes to Authorize Sale of Historic Assets Valued at $10-$20 Million

December 11, 2012
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Members of Old South Church in Copley Square, gathering in a rare and historic Special Meeting on Dec. 2, voted to authorize its board of trustees to sell one of the church’s two copies of the Bay Psalm Book, the first book ever printed in North America and 19 objects of Colonial-era silver. The psalm...

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School Choice Decision Process Delayed Until January

December 11, 2012
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It looks as though a decision on how the city and Boston Public Schools will reorganize the school choice system for students and families will be delayed. Mayor Thomas Menino’s External Advisory Committee on School Choice (EAC) was to make its recommendations to the Boston School Committee this month. The School Committee was to...

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Fulfilling a Mission

December 11, 2012
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Some of the most remarkable and beautiful architecture in our neighborhood are the buildings of worship.  These buildings in many ways not only define our neighborhood, but also give them and the residents character.  In many cases, their steeples dominate the landscape as they soar toward the heavens. Built in a different era and...

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The Silent Killer

December 11, 2012
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With the heating season upon us, now is the time for residents to check their homes to make sure that they have carbon monoxide alarms and that they are in operation.  A winter season does not pass without some home heating-related tragedies,  with people dying from carbon monoxide poisoning. What brings this to the...

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Police Briefs 12-11-2012

December 11, 2012
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Nov. 26 Fairfield Street  – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $50 to $199 180 Newbury St. – Investigate Person 400 Marlborough St. – Breaking and Entering, Residence, Day – Force 269 Beacon St. – Vandalism 29 Newbury St. – Threats to Do Bodily Harm 815 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over Nov. 27...

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Nantucket, Martha’s Vin

December 4, 2012
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Nantucket, Martha’s Vin

Lucas, the shop dog from Skirtin Around at 221 Newbury Street, attracts both customers and cameras. You’ll often find him in the front window trying to catch the eye of passing shoppers to invite them into the company’s newest location.

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