Monthly Archives: October 2011

Attention to Detail

October 25, 2011
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Attention to Detail

Last Week’s Answer The bow window in last week’s clue is on 228 Beacon Street, built in 1863. This French Academic style building is here today because a developer’s 1969 plan– to tear down seven buildings from 222 to 234 Beacon Street and replace them with a 32-story, 96-apartment high-rise with a 100 car...

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Autumn Run

October 25, 2011
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Autumn Run

‘I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.’ - Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1804 -1864

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Redistricting Could Mean New Elected Officials for Back Bay

October 25, 2011
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The Proposed redistricting of Massachusetts’ U.S. house and Senate seats could mean changes in the elected officials representing Beacon Hill and the Back Bay. According to a map unveiled by the state legislature’s Special Joint Committee on Redistricting last Tuesday, Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz would lose districts in Beacon Hill, and the Back Bay, while...

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At the Museum of Science

October 25, 2011
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If you have an interest in ancient history, then the present showing of relics, artifacts and even of some of those entombed by the explosion of Mt. Vesuvius, are on display at the Museum of Science. When the city of Pompei was reduced to piles of ash and ruins in 79AD, the riddle of...

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Privacy, Please

October 25, 2011
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Giselle Bundchen live in the Back Bay in a spectacular townhouse said to be worth in excess of $10 million. Recently, the Brady’s have apparently moved to a smaller Back Bay location but just down the street or around the corner from their present Beacon Street...

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Police Briefs 10-25-2011

October 25, 2011
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Investigate Person 10/11/11 – At about 2 a.m., an Area D-4 officer responded to a radio call for a larceny in progress at Emmanuel Church, located at 15 Newbury St. On arrival, the officer spoke with a witness, who said upon entering the kitchen area, he observed the suspect upturn the victim’s bag and...

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Halloween Activities in Back Bay

October 25, 2011
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Halloween is less than a week away.  And there are some big plans brewing in the neighborhood. Before it gets too dark next Monday night when all sorts of creatures are sure to pour out onto the streets for their candy fix, there is the annual Halloween party at the Clarendon Street Playground from...

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Torn in Two

October 18, 2011
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Torn in Two

The Civil War Exhibits at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square will con­tinue through the end of the year. This couple was viewing Torn in Two: The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War from the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center. This is a showcase of 50 historic maps plus other items from the...

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Enjoying the Head of the Charles

October 18, 2011
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Do your weekend plans include joining the 300,000 spectators who will line the riverbanks for the Head of the Charles Regatta? It is fun to watch the athletes in action and enjoy the colorful aspects of the event. Here’s a bit of information about the race and the sport of rowing. History Crew or...

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Boston Common Visitor Center Reopens Oct. 19

October 18, 2011
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, the Boston Public Facilities Department and the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau will join forces to officially reopen the Boston Common Visitor Information Center (VIC) on Wednesday, October 19, at 2 p.m. Renovations to the Visitor Information Center, located on Boston Common at...

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