Archive for December, 2016

Police Briefs 12-22-2016

December 23, 2016
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log Dec. 12 70 Saint Botolph St. – Death Investigation 80 Kilmarnock St. – Robbery – Street 363 Massachusetts Ave. – Other Offense 298 Marlborough St. – Investigate Person 150 Newbury St. – Larceny 150 Fenway –  – Robbery – Street 636 Beacon St. – Investigate...
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The Day the Quahogs Came for Christmas

December 23, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone It had to be at least 3 a.m. when the phone rang. I answered in a fog, wholly irritated that someone would phone at such an hour. “You gotta get out here to Revere,” said the person on the other line. “Low tide’s in an hour. The Quahogs are going...
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Why I Voted “No” on the 2% Tax on the Sale of Alcohol in Boston

December 23, 2016
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By Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George I want to start by thanking the Makers of this Order. Councilors Bill Linehan and Frank Baker have been passionate forces of advocacy and support for families that are struggling to connect their loved ones to treatment. I’m proud to be their colleague and I’m grateful for their work. Substance...
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Boston City Council Votes Down 2 Percent Alcohol Tax to Fund Substance Abuse Programs

December 23, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council last week voted down an order that would place a two percent tax on certain alcoholic beverages to fund prevention and treatment programs for substance abuse. Backed by City Councilors Frank Baker and Bill Linehan who have seen substance abuse plague their neighborhoods did not prevail in...
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Remember Those in Need

December 23, 2016
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Although the holiday season for most of us will be filled with fun and joy, it is incumbent upon all of us who are fortunate to be doing well in our lives to remember that there are many among us, our neighbors and fellow citizens, for whom this holiday season is neither joyous nor...
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Enjoy A Happy — and Safe — Holiday Weekend

December 23, 2016
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By a coincidence of the calendar, both Chanukah and Christmas arrive this weekend, and we wish to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers of the Jewish and Christian faiths (and those of no faith at all) a happy and joyous holiday weekend. The eight-day Festival of Lights gets underway after sundown...
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Six-alarm fire tears through Monument Laundromat building Friday

December 16, 2016
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Six-alarm fire tears through Monument Laundromat building Friday

The sun was just rising around 6:40 a.m. when Gretchen Anjomi of Lexington Avenue smelled smoke – and not the kind of smoky smell that comes from a chimney. Soon, she also heard smoke alarms start to blare as flames and heavy smoke began to pour out of the three-story Laundromat building across the...
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Santa Speedo Run

December 16, 2016
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Santa Speedo Run

Nick Nasser and Tommy Henderson kept the lead for most the race and filmed their event on Facebook Live as they ran the 17th Annual Santa Speedo Run through the Back Bay on Saturday, Dec. 10. Hundreds of men and women came out with little on in the freezing cold to raise money for...
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Swedish Yuletide

December 16, 2016
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Swedish Yuletide

Wearing a white dress and candles in her hair, Lucia the Queen of Light leads other children in a parade around the Cyclorama to a stage where she and the children performed Swedish Christmas Songs. The parade was part of the 30th annual Swedish Yuletide festival held on Saturday, Dec. 10, and attracted hundreds...
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Catie Copley

December 16, 2016
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Catie Copley

Joe Fallon, veteran concierge at the Fairmount Copley, and Catie Copley stand in front of a Duck Boat, which was newly named after the legendary Catie Copley. Both gathered in front of the vehicle prior to the annual birthday party for Catie and Carly Copley on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Fairmount Copley Plaza...
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