Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Curtis Memorial – Hidden in Plain Sight

August 16, 2011
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Each year, thousands of people view the Edwin Upton Curtis Memorial without ever seeing it. Today, it is part of a bridge to the islands that Arthur Shurcliff designed to extend the parkland when Storrow Drive divided the riverfront from the city. Grand Entrance Originally, the Curtis Memorial was a grand entrance to the...

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Join the American Cancer Society in ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’

August 16, 2011
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Join the fight against breast cancer and the movement to create a world with more birthdays by participating in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® in Boston on Sunday, October 2.  Breast cancer survivors, their families and friends, and volunteers from around the community will converge along the Charles River Esplanade...

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Lights, Camera … Canadian TV Film Crew Documents the Beacon Hill Village Action

August 16, 2011
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Beacon Hill Village (BHV) will be a star attraction in a documentary about aging-in-place communities being produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., (CBC) which dispatched a camera crew to Boston late last month to record a sampling of the Village’s myriad services and activities.  From an early-morning political discussion group to a night at...

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The Summer of Our Discontent

August 16, 2011
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Where did the summer go ? What has happened to the economic recovery ? How did the easy and seemingly pleasant and uneventful spring devolve into the plunging stock market and volatile mix of  bad economic news from around the globe ? At the beginning of summer everything about our lives in Boston appeared...

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Police Briefs 08-16-2011

August 16, 2011
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Aug. 1 112 Marlborough St., Breaking and Entering, Residence Night – Attempt Force 441 Beacon St., Investigate Person 130 Newbury St., Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 921 Boylston St., Larceny, Bicycle, $200 & Over 379 Beacon St., Auto Theft – Motorcycle 18 Exeter St., Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over Aug. 2 182...

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Up On The Roof

August 9, 2011
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Up On The Roof

“On the roof it’s peaceful as can be And there the world below can’t bother me.” –  Gerry Goffin & Carole King (American songwriters)

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A walk in the park with Sarah Hutt

August 9, 2011
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Two years ago, the Friends of the Public Garden (FOPG) hired Sarah Hutt, former Director of the Boston Art Commission, as their Collections Care Manager. The Friends, in partnership with the Parks Department, manage a program of restoration, preservation, and maintenance for 43 statues in the Public Garden, Boston Common, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall....

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Bike Sharing for Boston is a Novel Transportation Venture

August 9, 2011
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Going from place to place around downtown Boston and some of its neighborhoods on rented bicycles available at various locations is a novel idea whose time has arrived. Bicycling this city, or for that matter, any great city, gives one a better perspective on city life and the experience injects a bit of the...

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Police Briefs 08-09-2011

August 9, 2011
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Trespassing 07/27/11 – At about 3:40 p.m., officers responded to a radio call for suspicious persons at 123 Newbury St. On arrival, police met a witness, who said he was working construction at 119 Newbury St. when he observed two male suspects access the roof via the fire escape at 119 Newbury St. The...

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Puppet Shows Return to Boston Common After a 16-year Absence

August 2, 2011
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This month marks the return of a unique tradition as Friends of the Public Garden brings puppet shows back to the Boston Common for the first time in 16 years. “Puppet theatre is popular globally, and it’s great to bring it back to the Common after all these years,” said Liz Vizza, executive director...

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