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‘Moondance Gala’ Returns Sept. 26

August 20, 2015
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The Esplanade Association’s annual “Moondance Gala” takes place along the banks of the Charles River in Boston on Saturday, Sept. 26. Beginning at 9 p.m., the event will open for the “Moondance After Dark” portion of the gala.  Co-chaired by Ashlee Robertson and Carolina Save, it is organized by the Esplanade Friends Council and...

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Blackstone’s Beacon Hill Announces the Rebranding of Reflections

August 20, 2015
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KrzysHill Stores Group, the Boston based retail entrepreneurs behind award winning Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill and Kitchenwares by Blackstones, have announced the rebranding of the their 3rd retail location — Blackstone’s Back Bay — (formerly Reflections) at 223 Newbury Street.  Changing the name on the newest store...

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Bill Geary Elected to Board of Trustees at MGH Institute of Health Professions

August 20, 2015
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Back Bay resident Bill Geary, a partner at Flare Capital Partners, a leading healthcare technology venture capital firm, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. “We are excited about Bill joining the Board,” said George...

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Police Briefs 08-18-2015

August 20, 2015
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July 26 300 Newbury St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 62 Clarendon St. – Larceny – All Others 343 Newbury St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 199 Commonwealth Ave. – Property...

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Downtown View:Is There Hope for Downtown?

August 20, 2015
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Karen is taking a break. Here is a column from 2010. Isn’t it interesting how times have changed? Even though Downtown Crossing’s central location should make it a convenient...

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Saving Millions

August 20, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Department of Public Works are to be congratulated for seizing the opportunity to convert about 70% of the city’s street lighting into LED...

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Stay Safe

August 20, 2015
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After the long and cold winter that we experienced, all of us are taking every opportunity to get outdoors this summer.  However, everyone (including our children) needs to take...

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Police Briefs 08-04-2015

August 4, 2015
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July 6 53 Huntington Ave. – Larceny – Shoplifting Boylston and Dartmouth streets    Property – Lost 212 Newbury St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 100 Huntington Ave. – Larceny...

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The Back Bay Architectural Commission will Hold a Public Hearing

August 4, 2015
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DATE:                         Wednesday, 12 August 2015 TIME:                         4:30 P.M. VIOLATIONS  HEARING 5:00 P.M. DESIGN  REVIEW  HEARING PLACE:                                   Room 900 (BRA Board Room), ninth floor, Boston City Hall Subject of the...

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Going for the Mold

August 4, 2015
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So we didn’t go for the gold after all. Instead we retreated to moldy old Boston where you wouldn’t want to do anything brash, imaginative or interesting. “We have...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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