Monthly Archives: July 2011

Rep. Walz makes a Case for Height Restrictions

July 12, 2011
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A tall building can cast a very long shadow and usually negatively impacts open spaces by depriving them of sunlight. That was the message that Representative Marty Walz delivered to downton Boston residents during a recent community meeting, as she sought support for a new state bill that would restrict building height and the...

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Visiting Downtown Back Bay

July 12, 2011
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Near the corner of Newbury and Fairfield Streets, you’re likely to run into Back Bay neighbors. This section of the retail district is filled with useful businesses where residents spend time and money. Favorite Block Neighborhood residents like Commonwealth Avenue resident Jane Avers named, “The block by CVS,” as the one they visited most...

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The Dead of Summer

July 12, 2011
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It is the dead of summer, that moment in our lives and in the life of the summer when there is as much summer in front of us as behind us. For those of us who love the heat, who love the summer, who wait for it all winter and who yearn for it...

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Police Briefs 07-12-2011

July 12, 2011
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Verbal Dispute 06/28/11 – At about 11:33 a.m., officers responded to a radio call for an unruly customer at the Verizon store at 801 Boylston St. On arrival, police were notified over the radio that the female suspect had left the store. Officers spoke with the store manager, who stated the suspect was yelling...

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Area D-4 Sees 6-percent Reduction in Violent and Property Crimes in ‘11

July 8, 2011
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Area D-4, which includes the Back Bay, South End, Lower Roxbury and the Fenway, has experienced a 6-percent reduction in violent and property crimes to date in 2011, compared with last year, Boston police said. Between Jan. 1 and June 26, 2,124 incidents of Part One crime were reported as opposed to 2,248 in...

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The Fourth of July 2011

July 8, 2011
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July 4 marked the 235th year of American Independence. It is a worthy occasion noting the anniversary of one of the great days in world history. If you are the type who appreciates history, the 235th anniversary of anything is a major occasion. If you are a European, there are celebrations that go back...

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Boating on the Charles

July 7, 2011
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Boating on the Charles

The area between the Mass Ave and Longfellow Bridges is home to a strong and diverse boating community. Each July 4th sees a change in the movement and type of boats in the area. Quick moving sailboats and sculls step aside to make room for fireworks barges and a flotilla of power boats, canoes,...

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