Monthly Archives: September 2011

After the Memorial

September 13, 2011
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Many of us are left with the palpable feeling that we are a good and decent nation, with a good and decent people, following the dignified nationwide slate of memorials that were held to commemorate the lives of the dead and the sacrifice they made on September 11, 2001. It was also a day...

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Newbury Street Closed to Traffic

September 13, 2011
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Last Thursday marked the first time in its modern history that the entirety of Newbury Street was shut down to automobile traffic in order to host a fashion-fine automobile extravaganza. Herb Chambers, the automobile tycoon and fashion maven, showed what he is all about, bringing to the street about 40 of his finest automobiles,...

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Talkin’ Trash: Seven Things You Should Know

September 13, 2011
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Trash is a topic that every elected official and neighborhood association in the city hears a lot about. Many of the calls that come into the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) office have to do with trash in one form or another. The city’s website (www.cityofboston.gov) has a wealth of information on...

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Carbon Day Coming to Copley Square

September 13, 2011
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The public is invited to see a variety of innovative forms of private owner and public electric transportation, electric vehicle charging technology and find out about new plans for electricity use in our fair city and state, as well as exhibits of programs for tree and green space stewardship and green roof/ wall technology....

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Police Briefs 09-13-2011

September 13, 2011
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Robbery – Unarmed – Miscellaneous 09/04/11 – An officer received a radio call to respond to 127 Commonwealth Ave. for a report of a robbery that took place on the Boston Common. Upon arrival, the officer met with the victim and a witness. Both reported that they were walking through the Common at about...

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Action!

September 6, 2011
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Action!

The Boston Women’s Memorial is one of the most photographed sites in the Back Bay. This day, it was the backdrop for a video production.

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Boylston Street over the Years

September 6, 2011
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Boylston Street has always stood apart from other streets in the Back Bay. Over the years, it has evolved into a major artery for commercial development and crosstown traffic. “Boylston Street had from its beginnings a different visual character from the rest of the district because with the exception of really a handful of...

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Q and A with Congressman Mike Capuano

September 6, 2011
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Congressman Mike Capuano represents the Back Bay. He remains, after all these years, outspoken, independent and avowedly wed to the needs of the voters of this district. The following is a Q&A with Congressman Capuano conducted earlier this week with Back Bay editor Josh Resnek. Question:Your feeling about the economy today. Are we in...

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The End of Summer

September 6, 2011
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The summer of 2011 is easing itself into the history books. It will go down as a summer marked by deepening discontent over the national predicament – which is, simply put – it appears we’ve come nearly the end of the line of leading lives continually spending and borrowing more than we have or...

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Lease Signed for Common Eatery

September 6, 2011
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has announced that Mayor Thomas M. Menino has signed the lease for the adaptive reuse of the former Men’s Comfort Station on Boston Common with Earl of Sandwich, a Florida-based franchised restaurant chain. Earl of Sandwich is a collaboration between Robert Earl and John Montagu, the 11th Earl...

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