Monthly Archives: December 2011

Police Briefs 12-20-2011

December 20, 2011
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Dec. 5 18 Arlington St.    Larceny, Other, $200 & Over 275 Newbury St.  Towed Motor Vehicle Commonwealth Avenue    Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage 346 Newbury St.  Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 35 Commonwealth Ave. Larceny, Other, $200 & Over 88 Newbury St. Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over Dec. 6 261...

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BRA Head Outlines Key City Projects: Meade is Optimistic About Boston’s Future

December 20, 2011
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At its monthly membership meeting last week, the Downtown North Association welcomed Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Director Peter Meade, who provided an optimistic outlook on the future of the city. “We want a city where people work, live and enjoy themselves – a city that people are proud of,” Meade said. “I think we...

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Twenty Years of Wreaths!

December 13, 2011
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Twenty Years of Wreaths!

There’s something about coming here and doing this,”Said Mary Ellen Udelson.”Everything else in your life kind of falls away. It’s just pure joy !” As one of the original volunteers, this was her 20th year decorating wreaths for the Garden Club of the Back Bay’s annual fund raising event,”Wreath Week”.

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Attention to Detail

December 13, 2011
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Attention to Detail

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER The window in last week’s clue is on 354 Marlborough Street. The homes from 348-362 Marlborough were build for real estate developer George Wheatland, Jr. A permit to build numbers 354 and 356, as single family dwellings, was issued on June 11th,1879. Do you have a favorite building or detail you...

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TEA Announces $1M Landscape Grant

December 13, 2011
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The Esplanade Association’s efforts to significantly improve the landscape of one of Boston’s most treasured parks have been given a big boost. The organization has announced that it has received an award in the amount of $1 million to help revitalize and re-landscape the Eliot Memorial area on the Esplanade, as well as aid...

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The end of Occupy Boston

December 13, 2011
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Mayor Thomas Menino did the right thing in the end, evicting without incident the remaining numbers of those who will go down in local folklore for many years to come as the Occupiers of Boston. As nearly everyone in Boston knows, the end did not come with a bang, as TS Eliot so brilliantly...

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Police Briefs 12-13-2011

December 13, 2011
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Investigate Person 11/28/11 – At about 11:40 a.m., officers were responding to a radio call for a larceny in progress when they were informed of the suspect’s description and direction of flight. Police stopped a possible suspect at Massachusetts Avenue and Boylston Street and brought him back to the Apple Store at 815 Boylston...

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An Autumn to Remember

December 6, 2011
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An Autumn to Remember

This has been a fall of late color, lingering green leaves, and time spent out­doors enjoying the unseasonably mild weather. At the end of November, the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization reported that, “The 13 warmest years have all occurred in the 15 years since 1997.”

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Attention to Detail

December 6, 2011
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Attention to Detail

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER The cornice in last week’s clue is on 330 Boylston Street, the for­mer Shreve, Crump & Low building. This detail was suggested by a reader who admires this feature and the structure it caps. Built circa 1910, the building was remodeled with Art Deco flair in 1930 by architect William T....

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Finding Holiday Spirit

December 6, 2011
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Recently, a traveler coming to Boston for Christmas asked the destination experts on Trip Advisor where he would find beautifully decorated hotel lobbies in the city. Naturally, some of the suggestions were right here in the Back Bay. This neighborhood has those places and many more opportunities to immerse yourself in holiday spirit. Victorian...

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