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  • Faneuil, Peter 1700-1743. American merchant who built Faneuil Hall in Boston (1742) and donated it to the city. The building was a meeting place for patriots during the Revolutionary period.

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  • I worked at Waterstone's (in Faneuil) Hall the summer it, Laurriette's (I'm sorry I know that's wrong, but I can't remember the exact name of the store) in Copley Place, and Rizzoli's, also in Copley all closed.

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  • Ashcroft was bombarded by cries of "Shame!" and the sound of the "Imperial Death March" from the movie "Star Wars" as he entered a meeting with law enforcement officials in Faneuil Hall.

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  • A number of immense mass meetings were held in Faneuil Hall, a large, dreary place, with its bare walls and innumerable dingy windows.

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  • Mr. Charles Sumner addressed a large meeting in Faneuil Hall on the

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  • When both lawyers for both defendants said they want to raise the issue of drug use, by Faneuil, which is obviously not a pleasant subject for him and the judge quite properly said if you want to raise that you have to make a showing to me in advance and in private that you have some good-faith basis to do that.

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  • Defense attorney Rich Strasper (ph) called Faneuil a convincing liar, explaining, he lies by twisting a few key facts.

    CNN Transcript Mar 2, 2004

  • His triumphs included remaking the deteriorating Quincy Market into the bustling shopping and eating district now known as Faneuil Hall Marketplace; the building of the Copley Place complex; and the reclamation of the Charlestown Navy Yard and the waterfront from the North End to Rowes Wharf.

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  • Defense attorney Rich Strassberg called Faneuil "a convincing liar," explaining, "He lies by twisting a few key facts.

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  • The Boston Holocaust Memorial – or New England Holocaust Memorial, as it is officially called – is located just a few hundred feet away from the red strip of the Freedom Trail as it nears the Faneuil Hall site.

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  • I remember John Edwards coming out to the rain soaked despondent Kerry supporters at 1: AM at Faneuil Hall telling them to “Keep hope alive” while Kerry was too much of a wussy to do it himself.

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