Monthly Archives: March 2012

Public Garden Rehearsal

March 29, 2012
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Public Garden Rehearsal

Micah Woods, a theatre student at The Boston Conservatory, sang along quietly as he polished his role in the musical “Children of Eden.” He will play Cain in an upcoming performance.

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Attention To Detail

March 29, 2012
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Attention To Detail

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER The oriel window in last week’s clue is on the Dartmouth Street side of 236 Beacon Street. According to city records, in 1958, three buildings at 236-240 Beacon were combined to become the new 236 Beacon with 29 apartments. Today, it is a 26-unit condominium complex.          ...

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Teaching Proper Manners Will Be Offered at Nichols House Museum, April 3 & 10

March 29, 2012
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On April 3 and 10 (Tuesdays) the Nichols House Museum will host “The ABCs of Etiquette” workshops for children. The workshops, to take place at the Hampshire House at 84 Beacon St., will teach children, ages 8 to 11, skills associated with proper introductions, dining and making comfortable conversation. “There was such an enthusiastic...

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Local House Museums Present ‘letters from Home: Boston Families Correspond’

March 29, 2012
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The House Museum Alliance of Downtown Boston has announced its spring 2012 tour series, “Letters from Home: Boston Families Correspond,” featuring correspondence from Boston’s five downtown house museums.  For these special tours, the Paul Revere House, Otis House, Nichols House, Prescott House and Gibson House Museums will draw on their rich collections of personal...

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Woman Assaulted on Public Walkway at Esplanade Near BU on Early Saturday Morning

March 29, 2012
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An 18-year old woman was sexually assaulted early Friday morning, according to State Police, who are asking the public to use caution. The woman, a Boston University student was attacked at 1 a.m. near the Silber Way Footbridge by a man, according to the State Police. She first reported the attack to BU Police....

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Back to Reality with Mark Twain

March 29, 2012
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It was, we are certain, with great difficulty that most homeowners turned their heat on Saturday and Sunday due to the vastly changed weather situation. It is, forecasters predict, a condition appearing certain to continue for much of the week. All is not lost but then, everything about the heat we’ve experienced for the...

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Police Briefs 03-27-2012

March 29, 2012
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From Boston Police Area D-4 Investigate Person 03/14/12 – At about 10:58 p.m., an Area D-4 officer responded to assist other officers detailed to traffic stops at Commonwealth Avenue and Hereford Street, where an altercation had occurred. A victim told police that she had asked a cab driver to let her out at that...

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Springtime Busy Bee

March 20, 2012
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Springtime Busy Bee

“Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement.” Oliver Goldsmith, Irish born writer (1730-1774)

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Attention To Detail

March 20, 2012
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Attention To Detail

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER The decorative brickwork in last week’s clue is on 1 Fairfield Street, built in 1871. This is an example of the “Brick Panel” architectural style that became popular in this area in the 1870s. The distinctive architec­tural details of this residence are created by placement of bricks into window and door...

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Laura Dwight’s Vision of Magnolias

March 20, 2012
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Each spring, the beauty of the Back Bay is enriched by the bloom of magnolia trees gracing the front yards of historic buildings. The first generation of these trees was planted in the 1960s, a gift to the future from a woman named Laura Dwight. The Garden Club of the Back Bay will celebrate...

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