Monthly Archives: April 2011

Blue Bell

April 28, 2011
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Blue Bell

“The sun does arise,And make happy the skies.The merry bells ringTo welcome the spring.”- William Blake(Eenglish poet 1757-1827)

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Neighborhood Round Up

April 28, 2011
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TONIGHT: ‘Retirement and Income Planning Strategies’ lecture Hertel & Konish Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors invites you and your spouse or guest to attend “Retirement and Income Planning Strategies for the Road Ahead” at the Court Yard Restaurant at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., on Tuesday, April 26, at 6:30...

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Board of Election Commissioners brings Voter Registration to Graduating Seniors

April 28, 2011
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Boston’s Board of Election Commissioners is bringing voter registration to the city’s high schools – public, parochial and private – in an effort to add graduating seniors to the voter rolls. “Today’s seniors have so much to do, from finalizing college plans, studying for those last few exams, turning in textbooks, and getting ready...

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New Willows Coming to the Esplanade on Arbor Day

April 28, 2011
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The Esplanade Association (TEA), in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), will be planting 10 Golden Weeping Willow (Salix alba “Tristis”) at the Otis Grove area of the Charles River Esplanade on Arbor Day, Friday, April 29. The weeping willows will be planted according to Landscape Architect Arthur Shurcliff’s original design....

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A Jazz Lesson — with a Distinct Boston Accent

April 28, 2011
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-By Penny Cherubino Boston has played an important role in the history of jazz in Boston. The neighborhood is currently home to two of the area’s important jazz institutions– Berklee College of Music and  JazzBoston, the organizing force behind the annual Jazz Week celebration. This year, the music will be in the air April...

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Increased Payments from Nonprofits makes Sense

April 28, 2011
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The mayor and the city government are absolutely correct in asking the city’s many nonprofits to increase the payments they make in lieu of taxes. For more than a century, the argument about tax exempts being totally exempted from taxes has not been questioned enough to make a difference. The exemptions began with church...

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The Royal Wedding

April 28, 2011
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When Prince William and his bride to be Kate Middleton tie the knot Friday morning, a lot of us will be watching. Americans, and especially Bostonians, have very special feelings about people who are born in castles to become kings and queens versus those of us born in common hospitals to become whomever we...

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A Place to Pause

April 19, 2011
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A Place to Pause

“What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt – it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.”

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Fabulous Back Bay Picnics

April 19, 2011
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-By Penny Cherubino If you think picnics are something reserved for lazy Sunday afternoons in the country, think again. Surrounded by beautiful green spaces, you can take a quick picnic break any day your senses lure you outside to enjoy Boston’s fleeting moments of perfect weather. Breakfast on a Bench With the first warm...

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Patriots Day 2011

April 19, 2011
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The commemoration of the battles of Lexington and Concord continues another year and frankly the world should be grateful for that. We remain the world’s great shining light of freedom and democracy, even if our national government can’t agree on virtually anything at this point in time. Since April, 1775 and throughout our national...

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