Kingsley Scholarship Gala 2013 Set for March 2

February 19, 2013
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The Kingsley Montessori Scholarship Gala 2013 is a community-building, festive event that celebrates the school’s individuality. Faculty, families, and neighbors are welcomed to attend the Sat., March 2nd affair at The State Room, located at 60 State St. in Boston. It is the primary fundraiser for income applied toward financial aid scholarships. “As a...

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Kingsley Scholarship Gala

February 19, 2013
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The Kingsley Montessori Scholarship Gala 2013 is a community-building, festive event that celebrates the school’s individuality. Faculty, families, and neighbors are welcomed to attend the Sat., March 2nd affair at The State Room, located at 60 State St. in Boston. It is the primary fundraiser for income applied toward financial aid scholarships. “As a...

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Police Briefs 02/19/2013

February 19, 2013
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Feb. 4 128 Newbury St. – Verbal Dispute Commonwealth Avenue    – Towed Motor Vehicle 270 Commonwealth Ave. – Motor Vehicle Accident – Property Damage Feb. 5 Commonwealth Avenue    – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person Commonwealth Avenue    – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $50 to $199 Feb. 6 332 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 Commonwealth...

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Blizzard of 2013

February 12, 2013
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Blizzard of 2013

Residents start the process of digging out their cars on Saturday.

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Two Hill Residents Running for State Rep. Seat

February 12, 2013
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Two Beacon Hill residents have announced their candidacies as Democrats in the race for State Rep. Marty Walz’s soon-to-be vacated seat. Jay Livingstone and Nils Tracy will both run for the 8th Suffolk District, which includes the Back Bay and portions of Beacon Hill, the West End and Cambridge. The primary election takes place...

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Fewer Taxpayers File for Abatement

February 12, 2013
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Despite an increase in property tax bills and assessed property values for fiscal year 2013 there have been fewer abatements filed so far this year when compared to 2010. The cutoff date to file abatement with the City of Boston’s Accessing Department was February 1 and to date only 2,200 abatements have been filed....

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Mayor Menino Announces Comprehensive Actions to Better Prepare Boston for Storms Like Sandy

February 12, 2013
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Last Tuesday, Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced new planning and policy initiatives to better prepare Boston for Hurricane Sandy-like storms and other effects from the changing climate. “The government and private sector need to be proactive in planning for a future with rising sea levels and future storms like Sandy,” Menino said. “The steps...

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Police Briefs 02-12-2013

February 12, 2013
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Threats to Do Bodily Harm 01/28/13 – At about 8:58 p.m., police responded to a radio call for a threat at Walgreens at 841 Boylston St. On arrival, officers spoke with the cashier, who said an unknown homeless man confronted her inside the store. She said man attempted to exchange food that customers had...

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February is Black History Month

February 5, 2013
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February is Black History Month

“External legal freedom was denied to Phillis Wheatley. But she sought the inner freedom that enabled her to write and here she makes her pedestal a desk.” Meredith Bergmann, Boston Women’s Memorial Sculptor

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Fencing at Hill House

February 5, 2013
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Fencing is one of the unique and disciplined winter athletic programs offered at Hill House for children ages 5-12. Beginners are introduced to the rules of the sport, the parts of the foil, or the blade used, and the proper stance when in an on-guard position. Intermediate courses emphasize the importance of sportsmanship while...

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Menino is Back in Action: Delivers Upbeat State of City Address to Packed House

February 5, 2013
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Anyone in Beacon Hill wondering if Mayor Thomas Menino is ready for another term had his or her doubts quelled Tuesday night during his State of the City address at Faneuil Hall. Menino received a six-minute standing ovation from the 800 plus attendees that packed the hall. There was no doubt everyone there was...

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Back Bay’s JazzBoston Notes Seventh Anniversary

February 5, 2013
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Mark Harvey was the guest of honor at JazzBoston’s seventh anniversary celebration, which drew 150 denizens of the Greater Boston jazz scene to Ryles Jazz Club on Tuesday night, Jan. 29. Dr. Harvey, who is also the founder and director of the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, now in its 40th year, and a descendant of...

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Thank You, Rep. Walz

February 5, 2013
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We in the 8th Suffolk District have been the recipients of excellent representation in the State House of Representatives.   Rep. Marty Walz, who will be leaving in February, and her predecessor, Rep. Paul Demakis, both have given extraordinary service to their constituents. For too many political office seekers, being in the State Senate or...

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Police Briefs 02-05-2013

February 5, 2013
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Jan. 21 82 Newbury St. – Investigate Person 119 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over Newbury Street – Property – Lost Jan. 22 607 Boylston St. – Larceny, Other, $50 to $199 236 Clarendon St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 11 Arlington St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200...

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Boston in the Gilded Age: Mapping Public Places

January 29, 2013
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Boston in the Gilded Age: Mapping Public Places

The current exhibition at the Boston Public Library’s Norman B. Leventhal Map Center focuses on Boston’s evolving street pattern and emerging park system in the late 19th century. Maps and other graphics trace the development of the Boston Common, Public Garden, Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace, and the development of Copley Square.

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Exhibition on Boston Athenaeum’s Key Role in Founding MFA Opens February 13

January 29, 2013
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On March 10, 1870, the trustees of the newly incorporated Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, met for the first time. Boston’s first art museum had no building, no collection, and very little in the way of financial resources. Where would the museum be? How would it be organized and staffed? Who would pay the...

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BPS Looking at Three Options for School Choice

January 29, 2013
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Last Wednesday the Boston Public School Department (BPS) presented the External Advisory Committee (EAC) on School Choice’s results for an improved school choice system. Beacon Hill children  would be first grouped in the schools that are in the North End and Charlestown. At the meeting members of the EAC said they will be looking...

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The Way of the Future

January 29, 2013
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In the days before Proposition 2 ½ crippled local cities and towns, the thought of having private funds being raised to maintain and improve public recreational spaces would have been considered ludicrous.  However as the expression goes: that was then and this is now. What brings this to mind is the recent positive local...

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Police Briefs 01-29-2013

January 29, 2013
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Jan. 14 176 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, Under $50 81 Newbury St. – Investigate Person 140 Newbury St – Larceny Shoplifting $200 & Over Jan. 15 132 Commonwealth Ave. – Towed Motor Vehicle Fairfield Street      – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over Jan. 16 Newbury Street – Motor Vehicle Accident – Personal...

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Short Commute on Snowy Days

January 22, 2013
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Short Commute on Snowy Days

When the snow flies, Mike Maida and his sidekick Balki have a short commute from their Back Bay home to their family business, Pawsh Dog Boutique & Salon, on Gloucester Street.

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FOPG Installs Tree Labels in Public Garden

January 22, 2013
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The Friends of the Public Garden has begun installing new tree labels on the more than 500 trees in the Public Garden. This project is being funded through a generous grant from the Putnam Foundation. Over the past month, one hundred labels have been installed with a goal of completing the remaining trees by...

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Families and Residents Offer Fresh Approach to Opening New Public School

January 22, 2013
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A group of families, residents and supporters are taking a proactive approach to bringing a new public elementary school to serve downtown neighborhoods, even helping the city to identify possible sites for the proposed educational institute. The newly established Downtown Schools for Boston focuses on neighborhoods that currently have no primary schools, including Back...

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Remembering Rev. King: A Great Man Who Stood Up for the Rights of Everybody

January 22, 2013
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For those of us of a certain age, it is hard to imagine that 2013 will mark 45 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis while he was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Recalling the news of his murder still brings chills and a deep sense...

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Not a Great Idea: Regional Housing Authorities a Disservice

January 22, 2013
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Everything in life has its pluses and minuses. But in our view, whatever the pluses may be of Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposal to eliminate the 240 local housing authorities and consolidate them into six regional offices are far outweighed by the negatives. We simply would note that it has been our experience that corruption...

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