Monthly Archives: April 2013

Newbury St. Water Main Replacement Project to Start

April 9, 2013
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The Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) will recommence its Newbury Street Water Main Replacement Project after Patriot’s Day, Monday, April 14. Work includes completion of the water-main replacement on the final block of Newbury Street and associated work and restoration in the block between Clarendon and Berkeley streets. Connections to hydrants for temporary...

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Jay Livingstone Qualifies for Ballot in Race for State Representative 8th District

April 9, 2013
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Jay Livingstone is the first candidate to qualify for the ballot in the race to be the next State Representative in a May 28 special election to fill the seat vacated when Marty Walz resigned. Candidates seeking that seat need at least 150 signatures certified by the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office to have...

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Dan Conley Announces for Mayor

April 9, 2013
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Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley announced his run for Mayor of Boston at a press conference last week. “Boston is a great city, and with the right leadership and vision, its best days are still ahead,” said Conley. “So today I am officially declaring that I am a candidate for Mayor of Boston....

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Police Briefs 04-09-2013

April 9, 2013
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March 24 104 Hemenway St. – Property – Lost 279 Dartmouth St. – Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon – Knife March 25 261 Newbury St. – Dangerous or Hazardous Condition 25 Exeter St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 535 Boylston St. – Frauds – All Other 182 Newbury St. – Robbery – Firearm...

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Spring Willow Walk

April 4, 2013
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Spring Willow Walk

“I need living boughs. I want to see how the leaves of the willow grow from their branches. I am going to the country. When I bury my nose in a hazel-bush, I shall be fifteen years old.” (Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot –French painter and printmaker 1796-1875)

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FOPG Offers Incentive to Join

April 4, 2013
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The Friends of the Public Garden has launched its spring membership drive with an enticing incentive: Anyone who joins the Friends by May 1 will be entered into a drawing to win lunch for two at the Four Seasons Hotel’s Bristol Lounge. “We look forward to welcoming new members to our organization, and we...

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Mayor Menino Announces Decision Not to Seek Another Term

April 4, 2013
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With an approval rating of over 70 percent and a better than 50 percent chance of beating any opponent that dared run against him in November, Mayor Thomas Menino, the only mayor a majority of Bostonians have ever known, gracefully bowed out of running for a unprecedented sixth term last Thursday at Faneuil Hall....

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Mayor Thomas Menino Stepping Down

April 4, 2013
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The announcement last Thursday by Mayor Thomas Menino that he will not seek a sixth term puts an end to the speculation of the last six months of whether he will or will not run for reelection. The consensus among political pundits that he would have won another election underscores what we had said...

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Police Briefs 04-02-2013

April 4, 2013
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March 18 745 Boylston St. – Frauds – All Other 450 Beacon St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 180 Newbury St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 301 Berkeley St. – Investigate Person Berkeley Street     – Vandalism March 19 200 Newbury St. – Investigate Person 505 Boylston St. –...

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DCR Opens Construction Bids for Eliot Memorial Project

April 2, 2013
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The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) opened construction bids Wednesday for a project to revitalize the Charles Eliot Memorial on the Charles River Esplanade. Through its Partnership Matching Funds Program, DCR has partnered with The Esplanade Association (TEA) to underwrite the estimated $388,040 construction cost of the project. Its scope includes “parkland renovation...

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