Monthly Archives: October 2011

State Police Must Make Esplanade a Safer Place

October 18, 2011
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It is impossible to know exactly how many thousands of people use the Esplanade on an average day for running, bicycling, boating, walking babies in carriages, walking dogs, playing with children in the small areas reserved for them and on and on. Arguably, the number resides somewhere in the thousands. During an average weekend...

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Police Briefs 10-18-2011

October 18, 2011
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Assault and Battery 10/04/11 – At about 7:15 a.m., an Area D-4 officer responded to a radio call for a report of an assault and battery at 545 Boylston St. On arrival, the officer spoke with the victim, who stated he was removing a homeless person from the aforementioned address. After the victim requested...

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Fall Crops Come to Town!

October 11, 2011
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Fall Crops Come to Town!

Back Bay shoppers have six more weeks to enjoy the Copley Square Farmers’ Market. An ever changing selection of produce, specialty foods, cheese, meat, baked goods, and flowers will arrive in the square each Tuesday and Friday until Thanksgiving.

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BPL to Open New Space for Norman B. Leventhal Map Center

October 11, 2011
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The Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., will open a new space for the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center on Saturday, Oct. 22. The opening ceremony and ribbon cutting will begin at 11 a.m. Under construction since April of this year, the renovation of 5,760 square feet of space is a City of Boston...

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Steve Jobs

October 11, 2011
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The death of Steve Jobs at 56 brings to an end the life of an extraordinary American inventor. Ironically, the i-Phones held by so many millions across the face of the earth announcing his death were designed by him. He was an artist in a way. He chose to work outside the box, was...

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Columbus Day 2011

October 11, 2011
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At the time he lived and sailed during the 15th Century there was no man dead or alive who was more gifted at navigating the seas than Christopher Columbus. When speaking or writing about him, the same things have been chronicled about him throughout the centuries. He was brave. He was bold. He was...

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Ready for Halloween?

October 11, 2011
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In a city with a quarter of a million students, Halloween takes on a life of its own. Costumes for adults and the places that supply them are crowded, and options run out as the big date grows near. Knowing where to find the right outfit for “Beacon Hill with a Boo!,” a “Halloween...

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The Green Building

October 4, 2011
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The Green Building

This MIT building is the tallest building in Cambridge, and home to the school’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science. The roof is used to house meteorological instruments including a radar dome. Weather station ID # KMACAMBR9 will give you weather observations from this location at services like Weather Underground.

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Winterizing Historic Windows

October 4, 2011
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Drafty windows don’t have to be a part of living in a historic home, and replacement windows are not necessarily the best long-term solution. Maintaining and rebuilding the original windows can be a great value both financially and environmentally. Historic Guidelines The Back Bay Architectural Commission (BBAC) Guidelines for the Residential District state, “Original...

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Hub Protest

October 4, 2011
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Sitting in your Back Bay condo or apartment and watching the news or hearing about the protests going on in the financial district makes you wonder – what is it all about? If you own a business in Back Bay or are employed in the Back Bay in any of its hotels or fine...

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