Monthly Archives: February 2012

George Washington’s Boston

February 14, 2012
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While the federal holiday celebrated this weekend is called “Presidents’ Day,” in Massachusetts it’s officially “Washington’s Birthday” in recognition of the man who played a large role in local history. The holiday began here in 1856 out of Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis’ determination to honor Washington. “From morn till midnight on February 22, the...

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TEA Unveils Ambitious Vision for the Esplanade in 2112

February 14, 2012
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After two years and more than 100 meetings with citizens, elected officials and other stakeholders, The Esplanade Association (TEA) unveiled “Esplanade 2020” Thursday, outlining the non-profit’s grand vision for restoring and enhancing the state park over the next 100 years. “This is a vision, a group of ideas, not a proposal or specific plan,”...

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Highest Paid in Hub an Upside Down Mish Mash

February 14, 2012
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The wages earned and paid to some city employees is an outrage to other city employees and to many residents and taxpayers unable to fathom how a police Lt. can earn $259,000 while Police Commissioner Ed Davis earned only $177,000. The top money earner in the city, School Superintendent Carol Johnson, presides over a...

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Police Briefs 02-14-2012

February 14, 2012
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Jan. 30 745 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 346 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 Newbury Street –  Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 150 Newbury St. –  Trespassing Jan. 31 360 Newbury St. – Investigate Person 939 Boylston St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 120 Beacon...

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On the Right Path!

February 7, 2012
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On the Right Path!

These bikers are on the Esplanade section of the 17-mile Paul Dudley White Bike Path. Along the Esplanade there are dedicated bike paths like this one, shared paths, and areas where riding bikes is prohibited. Bikes should be walked on the bridges and ramps leading to the park and on the waterside paths where...

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BPL Behind the Scenes: The Conservation Lab

February 7, 2012
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In 1982, the National Endowment for the Humanities gave the Boston Public Library (BPL) a grant for in-house restoration of specific collections. Stuart T. Walker, Book Conservator, explained that the initial work included the John Adams Library, a large collection of manuscripts of the American Revolution, and the important anti-slavery collection that documents Boston’s...

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Safety First

February 7, 2012
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The mayor and the police commissioner both detailed enormous efforts being planned by the city’s public safety and police forces in preparing for possible crowd control containment measures had the Patriots won the Super Bowl. A barrage of news reports containing the stern voice of  Police Commissioner Ed Davis warning that everyone who became...

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Morton’s Closes

February 7, 2012
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One of Back Bay’s truly premier steakhouses has closed its doors. Morton’s is no longer in business at its well known Back location on Boylston Street. The end of the Boylston Street steakhouse was hastened by the great success of its newest location in the booming Seaport district only a few miles away. Morton’s...

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Police Briefs 02-07-2012

February 7, 2012
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Jan. 23 239 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 Berkeley Street – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over Boylston Street – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over Jan. 24 30 Commonwealth Ave. – Towed Motor Vehicle 321 Beacon St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 505 Boylston St. – Larceny in a...

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