Monthly Archives: July 2011

Light Catcher

July 26, 2011
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Light Catcher

The John Hancock Tower reflects the changing light and weather in Boston. When there is a glowing sunset, the deep notch on the side facing Copley Square catches and reflects the lingering radiance of day.

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Everyone Knows Her as Mimie!

July 26, 2011
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In 1954, 18-year-old Mimie Winston moved to the Back Bay to attend school at Chamberlayne. She loved the excitement of the city so much, that she’s still here at age 75 and still enamored with city life. Her first job in Boston, at the James H. McManus Ice Cream shop on Newbury Street, led...

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Repeat Drunk Driver Allegedly Strikes Cyclist, Officer

July 26, 2011
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A twice-convicted drunk driver was allegedly intoxicated again last week and driving with a suspended license when he struck a bicyclist stopped in a crosswalk and then hit the Boston Police officer who pulled him over, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Neither the 28-year-old female cyclist nor the Boston Police officer...

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Rents Up; Sales Down

July 26, 2011
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The real estate marketplace in June and July is sputtering just a bit compared with statistics for the same period last year according to a variety of sources who compile real estate sales information as well as rental information. Sales of existing properties are down about 15 percent and condo sales are down a...

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Police Briefs 07-26-2011

July 26, 2011
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Warrant Arrest 07/13/11 – At about 8:46 a.m., officers responded to a radio call for a fight at 581 Boylston St. Upon arrival, police met one of the suspects. The suspect stated that he just had a verbal argument with another male, who left the area before officers arrived. After investigation, police learned that...

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Taj Treats

July 19, 2011
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Taj Treats

Dogs in the know pick up their pace as they approach the Taj Boston. Why? Besides taking excellent care of guests, doormen like Abraham uphold a long-standing tradition of handing out treats to neighborhood dogs like Murphy. Now, that’s hospitality!)

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Celebrating Boston with John Winthrop Sears

July 19, 2011
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John Winthrop Sears name exudes Boston. It exudes the history of Boston. It is a name synonymous with the Founding Fathers of this city and state and with the first families of this nation from the time of our founding. Meeting with Mr. Sears is always to be informed about the great history he...

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Police Briefs 07-19-2011

July 19, 2011
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Animal Abuse 07/06/11 – At about 6:41 p.m., an Area D-4 officer responded to a radio call for an animal-control assist at 9 Hereford St. for two dogs observed sitting unattended in a 2001 Honda Civic. On arrival, the officer spoke to the Animal Control officer, who stated that the dogs had been sitting...

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The Charles River Water Park

July 19, 2011
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When you look at the Charles River Basin today, it’s hard to imagine it as the dangerous crossing it was when neighbor, Annie Fields admired the boating skills of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes. Author John Harris quotes her in his book, Historic Walks in Old Boston, “Sometime the waves were high and rough…There was...

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A Work Bench

July 12, 2011
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A Work Bench

“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means.”- Joan Didion (American Journalist and Novelist)

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