Monthly Archives: February 2011

Towering Award

February 8, 2011
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Towering Award

The John Hancock Tower has been awarded the American Institute of Architects 2011 Twenty-five Year Award. This exceptional honor, ‘is conferred on a project that has stood the test of time for 25 to 35 years as an embodiment of architectural excellence.

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Profile in Style – The Growth of Winston Flowers

February 8, 2011
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Profile in Style – The Growth of Winston Flowers

Giving flowers is a Valentine’s Day custom. In Boston, buying that gift from Winston Flowers is a 67-year tradition. This third-generation neighborhood business began in 1944 with Robert Winston and his teenaged son Maynard selling flowers from a pushcart near the Ritz Hotel on Newbury Street. Setting up Shop Julie Sullivan, Winston’s Marketing &...

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Snow, Rain, Ice, Disaster

February 8, 2011
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Homeowners and property owners throughout the region are now dealing the very real possibility of roof collapse. The heavy snow, followed by recent rain, and the turning the snow into ice, has created a perfect storm of sorts for roof collapse. Most flat roofs on Beacon Hill and in the Back Bay are built...

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Egypt’s Democratic Revolution

February 8, 2011
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We are not diplomats and we certainly have no way to tell President Obama what we believe ought to be done except to say that the United States should let the Egyptian people decide exclusively what they want to do with their nation. The protestors in Cairo and in Alexandria have brought life as...

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Police Briefs 02-08-2011

February 8, 2011
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Bomb Threat 01/24/11 – At about 1:27 p.m., members of the Explosives Ordinance Unit responded to 501 Boylston St. for a report of a suspicious package. On arrival, an officer spoke to the security officers, who stated that the department supervisor received an unexpected piece of mail that wasn’t addressed to anyone working in...

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Bench Warmers

February 1, 2011
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Bench Warmers

Commonwealth Avenue neighbors, Paige Carey and Jillian Rinehimer were not about to let a little snow spoil their coffee break on the Mall – especially on Jillian’s birthday! Penny CcherubBino Photo Commonwealth Avenue neighbors, Paige Carey and Jillian Rinehimer were not about to let a little snow spoil their coffee break on the Mall...

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Give an Experience for Valentine’s Day

February 1, 2011
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Give an Experience for Valentine’s Day

-By Penny Cherubino The Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) has a catalog full of great experiences that could be perfect for Valentine gifting. You could select a class like “Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People” for someone who’s always dreamed of sitting at the keyboard. If you want to spend more time with a...

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The Beauty and the Reality

February 1, 2011
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This winter’s snow storms have transformed the neighborhood. It has changed our habits, how we shop, where we expect to park, when we go out and who can come to visit. For retailers along Newbury Street and Boylston Street, the heavy snow of January has caused business to stall just a bit. The snowy...

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Turner Sentenced

February 1, 2011
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Former Boston City Councillor Chuck Turner was sentenced to three years in federal prison last week in Federal District Court. He has received exactly what he deserves – and residents of this city and voters should be pleased with the decision. Our public officials may not be saints but they cannot be allowed to...

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Police Briefs 02-01-2011

February 1, 2011
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Counterfeiting 01/18/11 – At about 5:30 p.m., an officer responded to Starbucks at 443 Boylston St. On arrival, the officers spoke with two store employees, who stated that a counterfeit $20 bill was used to make a purchase at the location. The first employee said a male suspect entered the store and ordered a...

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