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Police Briefs 07-21-2015

July 22, 2015
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July 1 700 Boylston St. – Larceny – Purse-snatch – No Force 497 Boylston St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 491 Boylston St. – Fraud – False Pretense/Scheme   July 2 279 Newbury St. – Auto Theft – Motorcycle/Scooter 800 Boylston St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 18 Exeter St. – Motor Vehicle Accident – Property...

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Take Advantage of All Our Parks Have to Offer

July 22, 2015
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Now that summer is here, I would like to share with you the free events and programs offered to City residents of all ages by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. As a boy growing up in Dorchester, I learned how important our parks...

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Summer is Here

July 22, 2015
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The excitement and bustle of the Fourth of July weekend has come and gone, and now we can settle into our summer rhythm — whatever that may be for each of us and our families — for the remaining nine weeks before the Labor...

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An Ibiza Adventure

July 18, 2015
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An Ibiza Adventure

By Sasha Mishkin The morning’s rosy glow shone through the overhead skylights when my dancing partner said it was 7 a.m. My eyes widened, but my feet kept moving....

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Boston Receives 2015 City Livability Award

July 9, 2015
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Selected by former mayors from a pool of over 200 applicants, Boston was awarded first place in the 2015 City Livability Awards Program at the U.S. Conference of Mayors...

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Opening the New Lawn at Hatch Shell

July 9, 2015
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On Friday, June 19, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and Esplanade Association celebrated the opening of the newly restored Hatch Shell Oval Lawn on the Charles River...

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Downtown View:Questions You’ve Always Wanted Answered

July 9, 2015
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Recently we’ve noticed small, colored plastic disks embedded in the asphalt on Boston streets, especially in sections that have been repaired. What are those disks doing there? “They signify...

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BBAC Agenda

July 9, 2015
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The Back Bay Architectural Commission will meet on Wednesday, July 8 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 900 (BRA Board Room) ninth floor, Boston City hall.  The following items will...

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Police Briefs 06-23-2015

June 23, 2015
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June 8 124 Commonwealth Ave.             Motor Vehicle Accident – Involving Bicycle 163 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle Boylston Street – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property...

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Awareness on Alzheimer’s Disease

June 23, 2015
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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain awareness month, and Alzheimer’s disease is a subject that is very personal to me.  My grandmother had Alzheimer’s and I saw firsthand the toll...

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The More Things Change

June 23, 2015
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Larry DiCara remembers his first encounter with Mayor Kevin White. It was 1971. DiCara was newly elected to the Boston City Council. The mayor phoned. Would DiCara meet with...

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Police Briefs 06-09-2015

June 11, 2015
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May 18 10 Huntington Ave. – Larceny in a Building, Under $50 210 Beacon St.  – Towed Motor Vehicle 26 Exeter St.     – Towed Motor Vehicle 222 Berkeley St....

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Downtown View:Recycle City

May 28, 2015
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We can get pretty depressed at the precarious state of the environment and the steps public officials are not taking to remedy the problem. Even more depressing are the...

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Police Briefs 05-26-2015

May 28, 2015
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May 5 450 Newbury St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over   May 7 130 Dartmouth St. – Larceny, Bon-Accessory from Vehicle, Under $50   May 8...

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Police Briefs 05-12-2015

May 14, 2015
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April 20 20 Hemenway St. – Verbal Dispute 700 Boylston St. – Property – Accidental Damage Arlington Street – Property – Found 790 Boylston St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person...

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New Bridges to Hope in the Wake of Long Island

May 14, 2015
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On October 8th of last year, I had to make a painful but necessary decision. The Long Island Bridge, after years of neglect, had to be shut down. The...

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Downtown View:Old,White and Rich?

May 14, 2015
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The reporting is breathless: Millennium Tower penthouse goes on sale for $37.5 million. A condo in a 19th-century Commonwealth Avenue townhouse sells for $7 million. Luxury apartments, rentable or...

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Helping Friends Care for Historic Parks

The Friends of the Public Garden was founded in 1970, and is now over 2,500 members strong. Becoming a member of the Friends means helping to care for the...

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Police Briefs 04-28-2015

April 6 Boylston Street Investigate Person 212 Newbury St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over\ Dartmouth Street – Bomb Threat 416 Beacon St. – Breaking and Entering,...

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Downtown View:Picture L.A.

Picture the skyline of Los Angeles. How about Minneapolis, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Phoenix, even Chicago? You can’t? Oh, well. Now picture Washington D. C., Seattle, Toronto or New York....

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TEA Takes Steps to Combat Growing Geese Population

May 5, 2015
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The Esplanade Association is now taking steps to combat the ever-growing population of Canadian geese, which often has a detrimental impact on the park. “Unfortunately, geese can be rude,...

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29 Newbury to Close after 30years

April 15, 2015
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After more than 30 years in business, the Back Bay restaurant 29 Newbury will close its doors in mid-April. “I am absolutely heartbroken to shut my doors after 30...

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Donut Lovers Unite:Charlestown Resident Greg John Brings Kane’s Donuts to Boston

April 15, 2015
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Donut Lovers Unite:Charlestown Resident Greg John Brings Kane’s Donuts to Boston

Kane’s Donuts has been packing customers in to its store in Saugus for decades. The Delios family is well known on the North Shore and beyond for creating sumptuous,...

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Police Briefs 04-14-2015

April 15, 2015
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March 23 Boylston Street – Motor Vehicle Accident – Personal Injury 301 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 364 Boylston St. – Harassing Phone Calls 53 Huntington...

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