Monthly Archives: January 2012

Accommodating Sunsets

January 31, 2012
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Accommodating Sunsets

This is a leap year. We add February 29th to correct our calender of 365 days and catch up with the solar year in which there are actually 365.242374 sunsets. A leap year is, “any year whose date is exactly divis­ible by 4 except those which are divisible by 100 but not 400.”

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Singing Duo Performance at Hampshire House, Feb. 9

January 31, 2012
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Singing Duo Performance at Hampshire House, Feb. 9

Benjamin Sears and Bradford Conner, a singing duo known for combining entertaining perfor­mances with outstanding histori­cal research, will play a collection of old show tunes and popu­lar songs at A Musical Feast on Beacon Hill Thursday, February 9. The performance will be held at the Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street, and is co-spon­sored by...

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A Local Chocolatier’s Script ….

January 31, 2012
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Commonwealth Avenue resident Valerie Conyngham has an alter ego. It’s Vianne, the lead character and chocolatier from the movie, Chocolat. Valerie even named her company Vianne Chocolat in honor of that magical persona. The Making of a Chocolatier The script for Valerie’s own story opened as she graduated from the Cambridge School of Culinary...

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In Memoriam

January 31, 2012
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Mayor Kevin White’s death is a moment for all of us to remember him and the days when he managed this city with an iron fist. He was above all, a real Bostonian with his early roots in West Roxbury and his adult life spent on Beacon Hill. He loved Boston. He loved downtown...

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Police Briefs 01-31-2012

January 31, 2012
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Jan. 16 Hereford Street – Violation of the Auto Laws – Operating After Revocation/Suspension 45 Fairfield St. – Towed Motor Vehicle Commonwealth Avenue    Motor Vehicle Accident – Police Vehicle 303 Berkeley St. – Dangerous or Hazardous Condition 15 Arlington St. – Investigate Person Massachusetts Avenue – Motor Vehicle Accident – Other Jan. 17 245...

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BosTix Budget Entertainment

January 24, 2012
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BosTix Budget Entertainment

This little booth in Copley Square can stretch your entertainment budget. The nonprofit champion of the local arts community, Arts Boston runs the BosTix program. It lets you walk up and buy half price day-of-the-show tickets to performances around town.

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Mrs. Gardner & Mr. Sears

January 24, 2012
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The reopening of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum shined a spotlight on the home Mrs. Gardner built in the Fenway with the assistance of architect Willard Thomas Sears. It’s a good time to remember that for 40 years Mrs. Gardner’s principal residence was on Beacon Street in the Back Bay. And, that Mr. Sears’...

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Friends of the Public Garden to Open New Office at 69 Beacon St.

January 24, 2012
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Patti Quinn, vice president of The Friends of the Public Garden, the 41-year-old citizens organization that works to preserve and enhance the Boston Common, the Public Garden and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, recently announced its office will move from 87 Mount Vernon St., where it has been for nine years, to 69 Beacon St.,...

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From Boston Police Area D-4

January 24, 2012
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*Firearm/Weapon–Found or Confiscated 01/09/12 – At about 9:21 a.m., Area D-4 officers responded to a radio call for the recovery of a firearm magazine outside of 26 Marlborough St. Upon arrival, officers were directed to a doctor’s office at that address and spoke with the receptionist, who stated the office housekeeper found a firearm...

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First Snow

January 24, 2012
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The first real snowfall of the year over the weekend has turned Back Bay and Boston’s other neighborhoods into a winter wonderland. It wasn’t a heavy snowfall as snowfalls go around here. But at least it reminded us that the New England winter guarantees the beauty and the inconvenience of the white stuff. In...

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