Monthly Archives: May 2011

Strolling In The Park

May 31, 2011
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Strolling In The Park

“A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo.”- Paul Scott Mowrer (1887-1971 Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper correspondent)

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America’s Oldest Family-owned Art Gallery

May 31, 2011
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-By Penny Cherubino A discrete brownstone at 238 Newbury Street is home to Vose Galleries. Most shoppers passing by the building have no idea that behind the blue doors is one of the largest collections of American realist paintings in New England. Family and Art For 170 years descendants of Joseph Vose have operated the...

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Much to Look Forward To

May 31, 2011
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It was an America at peace with itself this long Memorial Day weekend. The kick-off to the Summer of 2011 went smoothly in New England and here in the Greater Boston area where the weather finally, fully, wonderfully cooperated, sending tens of thousands to our beaches and into the streets of our neighborhoods for...

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Police Briefs 05-31-2011

May 31, 2011
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Robbery – Other Weapon – Business 05/16/11 – At about 7:29 p.m., officers received a radio call for a panic alarm at Sugar Heaven, located at 669 Boylston St. On arrival, officers spoke with the victim, who stated that an unknown male had just threatened her with a syringe. The victim said she was...

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Women at Work

May 24, 2011
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Women at Work

These hard-working women were part of a Garden Club of the Back Bay clean up crew that recently rejuvenated blocks of street tree enclosures along Beacon Street. (Left to right: Glenda Mattes, Beverly Barlow, Rita Christensen and Nancy Totton.)

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Adopt a Street Tree

May 24, 2011
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-By Penny Cherubino Throughout the city there are what Jackie Blombach, Co-President of the Garden Club of the Back Bay, calls “abandoned tree pits.” These are filled with trash and weeds. Their soil is so compacted that water can’t reach tree roots, and the lack of plants or mulch lets the sun bake away...

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The Back Bay Association Holds its 88th Annual Meeting at Four Seasons

May 24, 2011
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The Back Bay Association (BBA) held its 88th Annual Meeting at the Four Seasons Boston Hotel on Monday May 9.  Members of the Association gathered to revisit the successes of both the organization and neighborhood. BBA President Meg Mainzer-Cohen welcomed members to the event and introduced Chairman (General Manager of the Four Seasons Hotel...

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The Weather

May 24, 2011
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Cab drivers share cab stories. Cops trade cop stories. New Englanders talk about the weather. For the past ten days we have experienced nothing but rain, cold, dreariness and more dreariness. This spate of bad weather at a time when things are supposed to be looking up tends to bring down even the heartiest...

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Police Briefs 05-24-2011

May 24, 2011
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Robbery – Firearm – Business 05/09/11 – At about 9:58 p.m., officers responded to a radio call for a male suspect dressed in all black clothing and a black ski mask with a handgun seen on foot in the area of Newbury and Fairfield streets. On arrival, police spoke with an employee at Emack...

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Picture Perfect

May 17, 2011
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Picture Perfect

“A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.”- Eudora Welty (American Author 1909 – 2001)

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