Monthly Archives: March 2013

Waiting for the Tables to Turn

March 26, 2013
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Waiting for the Tables to Turn

This flock of diners is already in line at a Newbury Street sidewalk cafe waiting to enjoy the outdoor patio season.

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Hill House Offering Spring Programming

March 26, 2013
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With the start of spring, Hill House is expanding its offerings for children and, for the first time, providing programming for adults. “We’re going to begin incorporating cooking as a seasonal program,” said Rebecca Yudkoff, program director. “We have a very spacious kitchen, and we feel we haven’t made use of it.” The Adult...

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Connolly Officially Kicks off Campaign for Mayor

March 26, 2013
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Appealing to younger voters from his generation At-Large City Councilor John Connolly officially kicked off his campaign for Mayor of Boston last week at the Omni Parker House downtown in an unconventional way that included a performance by Boston band, the Bad Rabbits. Over 400 supporters packed the rally that included the spirited performance...

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Police Briefs 03-26-2013

March 26, 2013
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March 11 150 Newbury St. – Investigate Person 297 Newbury St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 38 Newbury St. – Harassing Phone Calls 314 Dartmouth St. – Investigate Property 261 Dartmouth St. – Violation – City Ordinance March 12 114 Commonwealth Ave. – Investigate Property Arlington Street – Dangerous or Hazardous Condition 261 Dartmouth St....

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Bridging the Digital Divide

March 19, 2013
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Bridging the Digital Divide

A new Pew Research Center study finds that 77% of Americans say free access to computers and the internet is a “very important” service of libraries. Tech Central at the Boston Public Library helps bridge the digital divide.

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Downtown School is a Step Closer to Reality: Site Selected by Mayor Menino is at 585 Commercial Street in the North End

March 19, 2013
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced Friday the City of Boston’s intentions to acquire 585 Commercial St. as a site to be used for a new downtown school, expected to open in September of 2016. Design for the new downtown school will begin in the fall of 2013, with construction expected to begin in June...

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Reactions from the Downtown Schools Coalition

March 19, 2013
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Like so many parents, we’re incredibly enthusiastic about the new school announced by Mayor Menino and Councilor Ross on Friday.  Just as the Mayor has been, we’ve been searching for sites for public schools.  In our neighborhoods, it’s very difficult to find any site that is available and works well for a school.  Finding...

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BRA Wins Court Ruling on Boston’s Long Wharf

March 19, 2013
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The attempt by 10 North End residents to try and block a restaurant from coming to Boston’s Long Wharf has been overruled by the state’s highest court last week. Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruled in favor of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in the case of Mahan v. Department of Environmental Protection. The...

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Downtown School

March 19, 2013
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The announcement on last Friday by Mayor Thomas Menino of  the pending  purchase of the building at 585 Commercial Street in the North End for a new K-8 school with an opening in 2016 certainly comes as good news to the many downtown families of the more than 2,000 school age children that have...

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Police Briefs 03-19-2013

March 19, 2013
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March 5 Newbury Street   Violation of the Auto Laws – Operating without a License 210 Newbury St.  Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 545 Boylston St.  Investigate Person Newbury Street    Property – Found March 6 885 Boylston St.  Motor Vehicle Accident – Personal Injury Public Alley 443   Motor Vehicle Accident – Police Vehicle 77...

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