Monthly Archives: September 2011

Artisit at Work

September 27, 2011
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Artisit at Work

Rob Mahoney of Alchemy Gardens was creating an autumn look for 359 Beacon Street. You can spot his signature style in window boxes and stairway floral displays around the neighborhood.

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Four Benches Carved in Stone

September 27, 2011
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This summer, the four stone benches on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall have been given much needed attention. All were cleaned and sealed to protect them from the elements. And, the bench dedicated to Civil War Veterans at the entrance to the Mall at Arlington Street has been restored and rededicated. Civil War Bench Erected...

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September in the City

September 27, 2011
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A walk down Beacon Street or Commonwealth Avenue at the end of September when the weather is warm and the leaves are falling is a preferred state. To be in shortsleeves enjoying a stroll past some of the world’s finest architecture and brilliant bronze statuary when the fall is upon us is a very...

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Police Briefs 09-27-2011

September 27, 2011
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Investigate Property 09/12/11 – At about 11:35 p.m., an officer responded to a radio call for loud construction at 359 Newbury St. On arrival, the officer observed that the sidewalk was cordoned off with yellow tape on both sides. A Bobcat construction vehicle was seen was seen going into and out of the address...

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First Church Under Wraps

September 20, 2011
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First Church Under Wraps

The steeple of the First Church Boston on Berkeley Street is under wraps while repairs are made to this 1867 portion of the structure. In 1968, a fire destroyed much of the building and a new design was created around some original elements, including this tower.

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Lois Harvey’s Back Bay

September 20, 2011
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In 1993, Lois Harvey was living in Harvard Square and began to crave a more adult environment. Her search for a new home brought her to the Back Bay. “I had never spent very much time in Back Bay, even though I was only a subway stop or two away. But, I just fell...

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Car-free Week Sept. 18-24

September 20, 2011
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September 22nd, has become Car-Free Day in great metropolitan centers of population and business throughout the world. The intention of the car-free holiday is to inspire the use of mass transit, and forms of transportation other than those relying exclusively on the internal combustion engine. Boston and Massachusetts has taken Car-Free-Day a step further....

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The Walk Against Cancer

September 20, 2011
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More than 9,000 men, women and children converged on the Back Bay on Sunday as participants in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk Against Cancer took place As usual, it was a huge success honoring friends, family, co-workers, and patients facing all forms of cancer. Over the past 22 years, the Walk has contributed...

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Police Briefs 09-20-2011

September 20, 2011
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Other Offense 09/07/11 – At about 5:53 p.m., officers responded to a radio call to investigate strange letters sent to the French Cultural Center at 53 Marlborough St. Upon arrival, police spoke with the victims, who stated that a male suspect has been dropping off typed letters at the center’s mailbox. The victims added...

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Burgers with Bros!

September 13, 2011
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Burgers with Bros!

You may have noticed a few activities last week as Back Bay fraternities recruited new members. MIT’s “CHI PHI Rush 2011” schedule of events included a pancake breakfast, a pig roast, a steak and lobster dinner, and this afternoon of “Burgers with Bros.”

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