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Glorious Morning

September 5, 2014
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Glorious Morning

The wrought iron fences of the Back Bay make perfect trellises for Morning Glory vines. In summer and fall, passersby can enjoy beautiful, velvety blooms like this one on Marlborough Street.

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New Season Brings Ways to Connect at BHWF

September 5, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) was formed last year to bring together the community’s diverse group of women to connect, inspire and enjoy each other. This year there will be even more ways to connect, thanks to the creativity of the organization’s board...

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Downtown View: Glad that August has Ended

September 5, 2014
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August is the melancholy month, and I’m glad it’s over. It’s all about ends. The end of the tomatoes, fresh home-grown basil, and corn on the cob. The end of Esplanade concerts, outdoor swimming, and listening to people laugh as they dine outdoors on...

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Police Briefs – 09-02-2014

September 5, 2014
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Aug. 11 330 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 11 Dartmouth Place – Larceny, Bicycle, $200 & Over Massachusetts Avenue – Larceny, Other, Under $50 38 Newbury...

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Ideal Models

August 25, 2014
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Ideal Models

Both as role models and artists’ models the figures on the Boston Women’s Memorial can be inspirational for the young women in Teresa Higgins’ summer art program. This artist...

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Downtown View: How High Is Our Status?

August 25, 2014
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Karen is taking her first break since beginning to write in this space. She is offering some of her most remarked-upon columns for you to enjoy again. How high...

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Police Briefs 08-19-2014

August 25, 2014
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Larceny, Other, $200 & Over 08/07/14 – A victim walked into police headquarters to report that she had left her black wallet on a condiment table at Starbucks at...

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Bread upon the Waters

August 8, 2014
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Bread upon the Waters

The words “Cast thy bread upon the waters…” are on the base of the George Robert White Memorial. The sculptor, Daniel Chester French, originally titled this work “The Spirit...

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A Month in the Country

August 8, 2014
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(first published in August 2013) For the first time since I was 18 years old, I have spent a month in the country. And what a beautiful country it...

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Police Briefs 08-05-2014

August 8, 2014
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Larceny, Other, Under $50 07/13/14 – At about 4:45 a.m., an officer responded to 83 Newbury St. for a larceny report. At that location, the victim told the officer...

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Read a Little Every Day

July 25, 2014
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Read a Little Every Day

“Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at...

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A New Trail to Follow

July 25, 2014
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I love it when one person decides to do a good deed for the rest of us just because he or she is interested in a topic. Vincent Licenziato,...

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The Vibrant Copley Square Market

June 24, 2014
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The Vibrant Copley Square Market

On Tuesdays and Fridays, tempting mounds of fresh, local produce add to the vibrant scene in Copley Square. The team from Siena Farms always creates a colorful and artistic display of...

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Couple Killed in Back Bay Car Crash

June 24, 2014
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Two pedestrians were killed on Saturday following a car crash in the Back Bay. Boston Police said one motor vehicle collided with another at the corner of Beacon and...

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Back Bay Youths Perform in Concert Choir in Ireland

June 24, 2014
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Navide Aminpour and Arlyand Aminpour of the Back Bay, students at Boston College High School and members of the Boston College High School Concert/Chamber Choir, led by Choir Director...

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Police Briefs 06-24-2014

June 24, 2014
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Motor Vehicle Accident – Inolving Bicycle 06/06/14 – At approximately 12:02 a.m., officers responded to a radio call for an assault in progress at Towne Stove and Spirits at...

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Garden Glory

June 10, 2014
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Garden Glory

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” Robin Williams

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New Off-leash Dog Areas Designated on Common

June 10, 2014
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After more than a decade of lobbying for an off-leash dog park in the Boston Common, Boston dog owners finally have a place – or places – to let...

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Bike Pump Installed on Esplanade Park

June 10, 2014
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Just in time for bike season, the Esplanade Association has installed a new permanent bike pump in the park.  Much to the delight of the thousands of people who...

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Shuttle Service Offered from Back Bay to Logan

June 10, 2014
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The public commute from Logan International Airport to the Back Bay has grown considerably easier since the launch of shuttle-bus service between the two destinations earlier this spring. As...

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Congratulations to Our Graduates

June 10, 2014
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Graduation season is upon us, the time of year in which communities all across America celebrate the accomplishments of our young adults who will be receiving their high school...

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Police Briefs 06-10-2014

June 10, 2014
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May 19 341 Newbury St. – Verbal Dispute 46 Commonwealth Av – Towed Motor Vehicle 505 Boynton St.- Larceny in a Building, $50 to $199 259 Beacon St.    –...

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An Attractive Tree

May 28, 2014
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An Attractive Tree

In spring, this Hopa Crabtree in the Public Garden attracts both bees and photographers. In fall and winter, its fruit will attract and feed the birds that gather in the park.

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Zakim Files Ordinances to Protect College Athletes

May 28, 2014
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City Councilor Josh Zakim has filed a pair of ordinances that will provide long-awaited and much-needed rights and protections to college athletes in the City of Boston. In the...

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