Downtown School Meeting

March 12, 2013
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Over the last six months, the Boston Public Schools and the School Choice plans have emerged to the forefront in local politics especially for  parents whose children are or could be attending public schools in Boston. The decisions being made today by city officials on the future of public school education will affect us...

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Student Jobs Are Important

March 12, 2013
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Thousands of Boston students will be seeking jobs this summer and it appears that there will not be enough jobs to go around. Apparently the city’s budget cannot provide all the jobs needed for the number of students expected to apply for them. The city will be heavily dependent on the private sector to...

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Police Briefs 03-12-2013

March 12, 2013
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Feb. 24 5 Fairfield St.        – Death Investigation Feb. 25 247 Marlborough St.- Investigate Person 607 Boylston St. – Robbery Attempt – Unarmed – Bank 234 Berkeley St. – Larceny in a Building, Under $50 Feb. 26 319 Marlborough St.- Towed Motor Vehicle 587 Boylston St. – Larceny, Pick-pocket, Under $50 Newbury Street –...

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Eliot Memorial Project Bids to Be Opened on March 20

March 12, 2013
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Bids for a project to revitalize the Charles Eliot Memorial and surrounding parkland near the Community Boating facility on the Charles River Esplanade are expected to be opened March 20, according to Fritz Casselman, vice chair of The Esplanade Association (TEA). “Completion of this project will benefit the entire community by restoring an amazing...

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National Register Status

March 5, 2013
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National Register Status

The Church of the Covenant on the corner of Berkeley and Newbury Streets has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The building contains 42 Tiffany stained glass windows that are an integral part of the largest Tiffany-designed church interior in the country.

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Suffolk County Register of Probate Patty Campatelli Explains the System: Introduction to the Suffolk Probate and Family Court

March 5, 2013
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It is safe to say that not too many people know what the Suffolk County Probate and Family Court actually does and how it could affect them in many ways. “The system is divided into three branches: Family Service/Probation Judges Lobby/Court Rooms and The Registry,”  newly elected Suffolk County Probate and Family Court Register...

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Local Non-profits Partner to Raise Money for Parks on Earth Day

March 5, 2013
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Five local non-profits are partnering to create and promote “Give 5% for Earth Day” – a program asking local retailers to pledge five percent of their proceeds to Boston-area public parks on Earth Day, Monday, April 22. Charles River Conservancy, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, The Esplanade Association (TEA), the Friends of the Public Garden...

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Thank You

March 5, 2013
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In our neighborhood, there is nothing more scarce than open, safe and appealing public spaces.  For too long, we have seen how municipal and recent state budget cuts have had a negative impact on our parks with necessary repairs often being postponed. The recent action of the following businesses, Lenox Hotel, LAZ Parking, Panificio...

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Federal Sequestration

March 5, 2013
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The deadline passed last Friday when mandated cuts to the federal programs started to take place. While many entitlements that are the budget busters were spared, the across the board budget cuts hit programs in public schools, transportation, the military and Head Start.  Mayor Thomas M. Menino is assessing the impact of the cuts...

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Police Briefs 03-05-2013

March 5, 2013
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Feb. 18 15 Arlington St. – Assault and Battery 82 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 731 Boylston St. – Property – Missing Boylston Street    – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage Feb. 19 353 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 361 Newbury St. – Larceny in...

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Dangerous River Walk

March 1, 2013
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Dangerous River Walk

DCR warns that although ice can appear solid, it is very unlikely to be so this winter as temperatures have not been consistently cold. Enjoy the visual, but keep off the ice and keep your pets off the ice, said Department of Conservation and Recreation spokesperson S.J. Port.

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Three-alarm Fire Causes $5m in Damage, but No Injuries

March 1, 2013
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A three-alarm fire tore through a Commonwealth Avenue brownstone Wednesday, causing an estimated $5 million in damages but no injuries, the Boston Fire Department said. Firefighters responded at 9:18 a.m. to five-story, three-condo building at 17 Commonwealth Ave. Only one resident was home at the time of the blaze, but he was safely evacuated...

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A Time to Take Stock

March 1, 2013
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The three- alarm fire that happend last week on Commonwealth Avenue should make all residents just stop and think for a minute. The fire did not occur in a building that needed rehabbing, but happened in a high end renovation.  As a matter of fact, the origin of the fire has centered on the...

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Police Briefs 02-26-2013

March 1, 2013
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Feb. 11 35 Commonwealth Ave. – Motor Vehicle Accident – Personal Injury 425 Boylston St. – Investigate Property 939 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, Under $50 415 Beacon St.    – Investigate Property Feb. 12 Arlington Street – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Personal Injury 116 Marlborough St. – Breaking and...

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Sharing the Light

February 19, 2013
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Sharing the Light

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” (Albert Schweitzer, Physician, Humanitarian, Philosopher 1965 ذ 1875 )

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Executive Director Moorhouse Bids Farewell to Hill House

February 19, 2013
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Seven years after joining the staff of Hill House, Ian Moorhouse will step down as executive director next month to assume the newly created position of director of campus programs at the Dexter-Southfield School in Brookline. “For me, it’s a bittersweet move because I wasn’t really looking for another job,” Morehouse said. “Thank you...

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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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