Community Boating Gala is Nov. 7

November 6, 2012
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Community Boating, Inc. (CBI) is hosting their 22nd Annual Raise the Sails Gala at the Liberty Hotel in Boston, on Wednesday, November 7th at 6:30pm. The funds raised during the festivities will benefit youth and universal access sailing programs. “We’re celebrating a successful year and great program,” says Marcin Kunicki, Development Director. This is...

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Back Bay Resident Chosen as Stakeholder to Review Cancer Society Research Proposals

November 6, 2012
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Alan Silver, a Back Bay resident, is one of 18 individuals to be chosen to participate in the American Cancer Society’s research grants peer review process for 2013. These stakeholders have been part of the Society’s grant review process since 1999 and provide a point of view directly from the cancer experience to help...

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Halloween

November 6, 2012
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Sandy had blown in on Monday, but by Wednesday the day and night were perfect for Halloween.  Thousands of children, many with their parents, made their way through the neighborhoods to threaten their tricks, but get their treats.  They were not disappointed. Every year, Halloween just seems to get better in our neighborhoods.  We...

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Speaking of Sandy

November 6, 2012
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Looking at the devastation on Wednesday morning of New York City and the coastline, one cannot help but be amazed at how one of the most advanced cities in the world can be humbled in less than 24 hours by Hurricane Sandy. What is most amazing is that this was just a  Category 1 ...

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Police Briefs 11-06-2012

November 6, 2012
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Oct. 22 245 Commonwealth Ave. – Towed Motor Vehicle 86 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over Oct. 23 163 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 815 Boylston St. – Larceny, Other, $200 & Over 261 Dartmouth St. – Vandalism 61 Commonwealth Ave. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over Commonwealth Avenue   ...

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Happy Halloween!

October 30, 2012
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Happy Halloween!

“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, May luck be yours on Halloween.”

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LaMattina Holds a Hearing on New Nuisance Control Ordinance

October 30, 2012
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Loud parties in fraternities and college student apartments in Beacon Hill, Back Bay and the North End have been a quality of life issue for quite some time. Last Thursday, Ward I City Councilor Sal LaMattina held a hearing at City Hall regarding his new nuisance control ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance is...

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Be Sure to Vote : It’s Your Choice….and It’s a Big One

October 30, 2012
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The pundits have proclaimed that the upcoming Presidential election presents the starkest contrast between the candidates of the major parties in generations. And for once, we agree with the pundits. The gaping chasm separating Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on virtually every issue facing our nation, and their vision...

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Police Briefs 10-30-2012

October 30, 2012
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Oct. 15 122 Commonwealth Ave. – Property – Found 119 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 855 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 327 Newbury St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 120 Clarendon St. – Threats to Do Bodily Harm Oct. 16 745 Boylston St. – Verbal Dispute 73 Newbury St....

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Fruitful Garden

October 23, 2012
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Fruitful Garden

“On the motionless branches of some trees, autumn berries hung like clusters of coral beads, as in those fabled orchards where the fruits were jewels…” (Charles Dickens 1812-1870)

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Esplanade Assoc. Transforms Dead Tree into Work of Art

October 23, 2012
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Work was completed last week on the new sculpture and landscape project at the Esplanade’s Stoneman Playground, the site of the first project completed by The Esplanade Association (TEA) 11 years ago near the intersection of Hereford Street and Storrow Drive. Mitch Ryerson was commissioned this past spring to transform a dead oak tree...

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Ross Speaks out on Redistricting Plan

October 23, 2012
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With the November 2 deadline for the City Council and Mayor to approve a redistricting plan for Boston looming, Back Bay/Beacon Hill City Councilor Michael Ross said he’s taking a less parochial approach and will support a plan that meets the needs of the city before his own political needs. “I’d like it to...

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BU Law School Expansion to Get Public Hearing in November

October 23, 2012
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The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public meeting regarding a Back Bay project on Nov. 9th, discussing the licensing of Boston University’s proposed expansion of its law school. The meeting will specifically discuss the School’s waterways (Chapter 91) license in regard to the project at 765 Commonwealth Ave. BU plans...

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Boston Public School Goals

October 23, 2012
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At the Charlestown community meeting on school choice options that was held last week by Boston Public School (BPS) officials, two goals that will affect the children in our neighborhood who attend or might attend the public schools were brought to light. The first goal dealt with the commitment of BPS and Mayor Menino...

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Police Briefs 10-23-2012

October 23, 2012
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Oct. 8  Newbury Street – Verbal Dispute 431 Boylston St – Property – Stolen, then Recovered Oct. 9  187 Beacon St.    – Towed Motor Vehicle Massachusetts Avenue – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage 86 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 350 Newbury St. – License Premise Violation Oct....

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Delicious Autumn!

October 16, 2012
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Delicious Autumn!

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” George Eliot

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Design Team Unveils Skatepark Plans

October 16, 2012
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The team behind the Charles River Skatepark unveiled the latest plans for the $2.5 million skateboarding facility Wednesday at the Boston Public Library. The proposed 40,000 square-foot skatepark will be located beneath the ramps of the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge at the North Point Park in East Cambridge. The facility, which will...

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Fr. Boyle to Speak at St. Cecilia’s on October 26

October 16, 2012
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Saint Cecilia Parish staff is pleased to be hosting An Evening with Father Greg Boyle, SJ on Friday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. Father Greg will share his reflections on community and the sacredness of life through the lens of Ignatian spirituality, drawn from more than 20 years of work with formerly gang-involved and...

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Voting on Question 2

October 16, 2012
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Beacon Hill residents voting on November 6 will have the option to vote for or against a ballot measure regarding physician prescribed and assisted suicide. It is, obviously, an important ballot question as it goes to the core of how we view life and what we are prepared to do to stop unnecessary suffering...

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Police Briefs 10-16-2012

October 16, 2012
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Oct. 1 182 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 261 Dartmouth St. – Disorderly Person 35 Commonwealth Ave. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 483 Beacon St.    – Larceny, Bicycle, $200 & Over Oct. 2  304 Marlborough St. – Robbery – Knife – Street 100 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 583...

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Mapping The Political Landscape

October 9, 2012
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Mapping The Political Landscape

America Votes, the current exhibition at the Boston Public Library’s Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, presents a collection of maps, political cartoons, photographs, and other graphic images expressing election matters from the 1780’s to the present. It runs through November 10th.

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Two Options on Table for School Redistricting Proposals

October 9, 2012
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The Boston Public School Department has released several proposals for redistricting the city’s school choice zones in an effort to return to community schools in the Back Bay. On Monday, October 1 school officials met with the community at the Jackson/Mann School in Allston to go over the plan. Under the new school choice...

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Local Youth Travels to South Carolina to Help Habitat for Humanity

October 9, 2012
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Channing Frick, a junior at the Winsor School, joined other youth from across the country to help build a Habitat home in South Carolina as part of Habitat for Humanity International’s “Learn and Build Experience.” Habitat’s Learn and Build Experience is a summer program that provides youth ages 16 to 18 the opportunity to...

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Two Schools Bring Family Fun to Marlborough Street

October 9, 2012
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Family fun will be easy to find on Marlborough Street on Saturday, Oct. 13, as The John Winthrop School holds its Street Fair and The Learning Project holds its Fall Book Fair.  The Street Fair will be held on Marlborough Street between Berkeley and Clarendon streets, and the Book Fair will take place at...

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