Monthly Archives: May 2011

Junior League Selects Local Architecture Firm for $1 Million Renovation Project

May 17, 2011
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The Junior League of Boston announced Friday that it has selected Linea 5, Inc. to provide architectural and engineering services for the renovation of the league’s headquarters at 117 Newbury St. The project will include the construction of a demonstration kitchen for JL Boston’s Kids In The Kitchen project that teaches nutrition to young...

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And the Words Move on …

May 17, 2011
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–By Penny Cherubino In another rite of spring, readers have returned to benches and lawns in the parks. Neighbors stop to say hello and ask, “What are you reading?” Conversations follow, books are reviewed, and recommendations made. Book Gatherings Anne Drazen, chair of the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay’s Friends & Neighbors Activities,...

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A Week of Rain is Forecast

May 17, 2011
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The weekend was about gray skies and rain. Monday came up gray and rainy. The weathermen and women on Boston’s major television stations are all predicting a week of gray and rain at a time when all of us want to be wearing short sleeve shirts and shorts, and taking long walks by the...

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Police Briefs 05-17-2011

May 17, 2011
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Motor Vehicle Recovered in Boston 05/01/11 – At about 2:41 a.m., an individual walked into Area D-4 headquarters at 650 Harrison Ave. to report his car was stolen. The individual said he parked and locked his motor vehicle at Exeter and Beacon streets at around 1 a.m. When he returned at about 2:30 a.m.,...

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Spring Break

May 10, 2011
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Spring Break

“Merrily, merrily shall I live now,Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.”

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What do You Call that Long Bridge across the Charles?

May 10, 2011
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-By Penny Cherubino Whether you call it the Harvard Bridge or the Mass Ave Bridge, it’s a handy part of life for Bostonians. Early on it was dubbed the “Xylophone Bridge” for the sounds emitted as vehicles crossed its wooden deck. When a head-on collision closed this vital link during rush hour last December,...

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Collecting Our National Pastime

May 10, 2011
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-By Kenneth Gloss Since the incredible World Series win of 2004 by the Boston Red Sox, interest in all sports has increased and over the past 25 years, interest in sports collectibles has continued to skyrocket. Baseball has been particularly popular – it is the epitome of America. There is a little bit of...

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Henry Lee’s Example

May 10, 2011
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Henry Lee has stepped down as the Chairman of the Friends of the Public Garden. He has become its president emeritus. His departure after 41 years leaves a void as Mr. Lee came to personify the idea that example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. In every...

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The Mayor is Right about Cable Charges

May 10, 2011
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Mayor Thomas Menino believes Boston’s cable viewers are being ripped off by Comcast, Boston’s major supplier of cable. Cable costs for those with Comcast in the city have doubled in price in the past two years, a situation the mayor does not wish to condone. He wants the city to be able to set...

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Police Briefs 05-10-2011

May 10, 2011
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Investigate Person 04/25/11 – At about 12:03 p.m., an officer responded to Casa Romero restaurant at 30 Gloucester St. for a report of an attempted larceny. Upon arrival, the officer spoke to the victim, who stated that an unknown male entered the business and attempted to steal the victim’s wallet from inside his office....

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