Monthly Archives: August 2011

Down by the River

August 30, 2011
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Down by the River

“When you get right down to it, what we all need is a place to go… A place where we can escape the noise of our lives and just relax.” (Takayuki Ikkaku from Animal Crossing: Wild World)

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Two Back Bay Winners Recognized at Garden Contest Awards Ceremony

August 30, 2011
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Two Back Bay Winners Recognized at Garden Contest Awards Ceremony

Two winners from the Back Bay were among those honored at the awards ceremony for Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s 2011 Garden Contest, which was presented in partnership with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at the Public Garden last Tuesday. The Hempest at 207 Newbury St. tied for third-place in the category of Storefront,...

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Watching Sailboat Races

August 30, 2011
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With the return of students to area colleges and yacht club members from summer homes, a great season of sailboat racing on the Charles River and in Boston Harbor is underway. It can be fun to watch the competitors use every aspect of their sailing skills to try to make their way around the...

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Hurricane Irene

August 30, 2011
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Hurricane Irene has come and gone, just like that, like the snap of a finger. In truth, for all our preparations, Hurricane Irene was a no-show. She never came to dinner nor stay around a while to wreak her havoc. She came and went like a ghost, diminished by half of what she was...

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Police Briefs 08-30-2011

August 30, 2011
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Aug. 14 346 Beacon St.                                                Vandalism 342 Newbury St. Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 Fairfield Street                      Motor Vehicle Accident – Other Aug. 15 337 Newbury St.             Violation of the Auto Laws – Operating Unregistered/Uninsured Car 143 Newbury St.  Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 118 Newbury St.  Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 100...

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Pops Personified

August 23, 2011
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Pops Personified

“…Maestro Fiedler has bridged the gap between popular and classi­cal music and given millions around the world a greater appreciation of America’s rich cultural heritage.” Gerald R. Ford as he presented Arthur Fiedler with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.

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Guiding The Back Bay’s Architectural Evolution

August 23, 2011
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William Young is the Senior Preservation Planner for the City of Boston’s Back Bay Architectural Commission (BBAC). For 20 years, he has assisted panels of volunteer commissioners who interpret and apply guidelines that safeguard the heritage of the neighborhood. “The Back Bay had a very long period of initial development– 40 or 50 years...

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The Longfellow Bridge

August 23, 2011
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The costly and intricate rehabilitation of the rusted and soot-faced Longfellow Bridge is well underway. Boston’s most significant older bridge is being remade, and in such a way, that it will shine and stand out and be noted for its architectural brilliance. The bridge today is like a gorgeous, stunning woman covered in rags....

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Police Briefs 08-23-2011

August 23, 2011
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Aug. 8 165 Beacon St. Towed Motor Vehicle 349 Newbury St.  Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 220 Newbury St.  Property – Missing Commonwealth Avenue   Investigate Property 465 Beacon St.    Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle Under $50 170 Commonwealth Ave.    Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 903 Boylston St.  License Premise Violation 911 Boylston St. ...

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Relaxing in the Park

August 16, 2011
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Relaxing in the Park

“Summer afternoon – Summer afternoon … the two most beautiful words in the English language.” (Henry James, author 1843 – 1916)

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