Monthly Archives: January 2012

Mayor Menino’s Address

January 24, 2012
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Mayor Menino’s 19th annual address last week at Faneuil Hall was vintage Menino. There wasn’t much in it for Back Bay, but then, Back Bay doesn’t have some of the nagging and dramatic needs of the rest of the neighborhoods of this city. Back Bay stands almost alone as the city’s greatest success story,...

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The Patriots Super Bowl Bound

January 24, 2012
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The New England Patriots pulled off a classic victory Sunday at Gillette Stadium. In a skin of their teeth victory following one of the team’s less than stellar performances, they beat the Baltimore Ravens in a thriller that came down to field goal kick the Ravens missed with 11 seconds remaining in the game....

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Treats Please!

January 17, 2012
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Treats Please!

Allie Lopez-Cuadra said that her dogs think every mail carrier has treats for them since one of their favorite postal employees always does.

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Attention to Detail

January 17, 2012
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Attention to Detail

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER The carved, stone panel in last week’s clue is on 393 Commonwealth Avenue. Built in 1899, it was designed by architect, Arthur Little. Over the years, the building has been a single family home, professional offices, and an advertising agency. Today, it contains six condominiums. Do you have a favorite building...

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The Algonquin Club

January 17, 2012
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In the heart of the Back Bay, stands the Italian Renaissance Revival clubhouse that architects McKim, Mead & White designed for the Algonquin Club. Author Donlyn Lyndon, in his book Boston Observed, said, “There are few buildings in Boston of comparable opulence and scope.” The Beginning In the late 1800s, the popular Boston social...

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UClub’s Pro-am Attracts Top Squash Players

January 17, 2012
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While Tom Brady and crew were doing their thing in Foxboro this weekend, the best squash doubles players in the world were competing in the Putnam Pro-Am Doubles Championships at the University Club of Boston. And just like the No. 1-seeded Patriots prevailed, the No. 1-seeded team of Damien Mudge and Ben Gould successfully...

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Martin Luther King’s Birthday

January 17, 2012
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Had he not been cut down by an assassin’s bullet in 1968, Martin Luther King would have been 83 this week. For those of us old enough to remember, MLK was in his prime when this nation was racially divided, blacks against whites, gender divided, men against women, age divided, old against young, divided...

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MLK Spent Years in Back Bay

January 17, 2012
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Younger people are largely unaware that Martin Luther King studied at Boston University and received his doctorate from BU. His personal papers are housed at BU and the legacy of his years in Boston gave MLK the edge when dealing with President John Kennedy in the years he knew him before Kennedy was assassinated....

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Police Briefs 01-17-2012

January 17, 2012
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Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 01/05/12 – At about 12:18 p/m., an Area D-4 officer responded to a radio call for a larceny in progress at the Sunglass Hut, located at 86 Newbury St. On arrival, the officer met with the store manager, who stated a male suspect concealed two pairs of Prada sunglasses...

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Off to Morning Yoga

January 10, 2012
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Off to Morning Yoga

“We live in a fast-paced society. Walking slows us down.” (Robert Sweetgall, walking guru)

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