Monthly Archives: March 2012

Attention to Detail

March 8, 2012
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Attention to Detail

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER The carved decoration in last week’s clue is on 222 Commonwealth Avenue, built in 1879. This is one of 19 existing Back Bay buildings by architect William Whitney Lewis who was also an inventor. He patented the “Joy-0 Irrigator Flower Pot.” In describing his creation he said, “My patent covers the...

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Boston Public Library Officials Announces Dates for Authors and Lecturers in March

March 8, 2012
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The Boston Public Library will host authors and speakers throughout March at the Central Library, 700 Boylston St., including: • Brian Miller and Mike Lapham, authors of “Self-Made Myth: the Truth about How Government Helps Individuals and Businesses Succeed,” will talk about the myth that business success is the result of heroic individual effort...

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Semonian Seeks Re-election to Gop State Comm.

March 8, 2012
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Robert A. Semonian is seeking another term as the Republican State Committeeman for the Second Suffolk and Middlesex district, which includes Beacon Hill and Back Bay. Semonian is one of the owners of the Improper Bostonian, the popular magazine which has a large distribution and readership throughout Greater Boston. Semonian,  the State Chairman of...

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Mayor Menino Celebrates Boston Groundwater Conservation Efforts

March 8, 2012
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino celebrated the significant progress the City of Boston has made in addressing the issue of groundwater levels in areas of the city where wood-piling building foundations can be damaged by low groundwater levels last week. Residents in several neighborhoods will also receive a brochure on the importance of groundwater levels....

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MassDot Unveils Alternative for Longfellow Bridge

March 8, 2012
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) unveiled its preferred alternative for the state’s planned $260 million reconfiguration of the Longfellow Bridge Thursday at a public meeting to vet the environmental consequences of the project. The plan includes “rehabilitation and restoration in place of the existing historic bridge, reduction in outbound lanes to one vehicular...

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Menino Plans More Growth for Boston Bikes Initiatives

March 8, 2012
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino released the annual Boston Bikes Annual Report last week, highlighting the success of Boston’s biking initiatives and previewing plans for its continued growth. Menino launched Boston Bikes in 2007 with the goal of making Boston a world-class cycling city. Four years later, Boston has officially gained recognition as one of...

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City Control of Public Streets Not Ceded to Red Sox

March 8, 2012
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There is a great deal of talk about the lease negotiated by the city with the Red Sox in 2002 that ceded the control of two public streets – Lansdowne and Yawkey Way – to the Red Sox. It has been and continues to be a lucrative deal for the Red Sox. What is...

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MBTA to Avoid Cuts

March 8, 2012
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It is becoming obvious that every effort is being made by the MBTA, and the governor, to avoid cancellation of T services in Greater Boston in return for a fare increase. At an estimated 25 percent raise, we are not exactly sure how fair it is for those Boston residents using the T everyday...

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Police Briefs 03-06-2012

March 8, 2012
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From Boston Police Area D-4 Feb. 20 261 Dartmouth St. – Violation – City Ordinance  182 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 80 Marlborough St. – Investigate Person Feb. 21 338 Newbury St. – Larceny, Other, $200 & Over 5 Commonwealth Ave. – Investigate Property Feb. 22 180 Newbury St. – Frauds...

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