Monthly Archives: April 2012

Boston Landmark

April 24, 2012
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Boston Landmark

Saturday’s sunshine brought out playmates for the splash fountain at the Christian Science Center. This water feature received Boston Landmark status in 2011.

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Attention to Detail

April 24, 2012
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Attention to Detail

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER The doorway in last week’s clue is on 4 Marlborough Street, built about 1864. By the early 1900s this, like many area properties, had become a lodging house. In 1959, Boston politician Louise Day Hicks, became part owner of this building. She was best known for her opposition to busing students...

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Ward 5 Republicans Elect Officers, Add New Members

April 24, 2012
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The Boston Ward 5 Republican Committee elected five members to its executive board and added nine new regular members. Joining Brad Marston, chairman; Stephen Jeffries, treasurer; and Catherine-Mary Donovan, secretary, are Connie Irwin and John Herbert Sullivan as vice chairs. The addition of the nine new members brings the committee up to its full...

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Spring Rain, Finally

April 24, 2012
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In an odd way, the heavy rain that lashed much of the East Coast late Sunday evening and Monday felt good. The rain soaked nearly everything outside and in such a way that some of us believed we could feel a collective sigh of relief coming from plants and everything living and trying to...

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Police Briefs 04-24-2012

April 24, 2012
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From Boston Police Area D-4 Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon – Other 04/11/12 – At about 1:39 p.m., officers made an on-site arrest of an individual for assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon to wit shod foot at Newbury and Dartmouth streets. Officers were on patrol in an unmarked...

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In For The Marathon

April 17, 2012
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In For The Marathon

Having a good Fairfield Street perch to watch the runners on Boylston Street was this winged friend. The wild turkey made quite a few residents do a double take on Monday morning.

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Attention To Detail

April 17, 2012
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Attention To Detail

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER The doorway in last week’s clue is on 254 Commonwealth Avenue. This Ruskin Gothic style home was designed by George Avery and built in 1879. In 1943, it was converted to a “residence with 10 guests.” In 1977, it was legalized as eight apartments and two years later reduced to four....

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David Bond: Neighbor and Jazzman

April 17, 2012
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For some Back Bay residents, the upcoming Jazz Week is a once-a-year opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of jazz. For Marlborough Street resident David Bond, jazz is a full-time profession. Performing, composing, or teaching– jazz is part of his days and nights. Inspired by Coltrane Bond was a political science major when...

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Preparation for the Marathon

April 17, 2012
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The Marathon Sports store at the Boston Marathon finish line is a prime example of “location, location, location.” While the placement of the store is a natural advantage for reaching serious runners, the business is also part of a walking neighborhood and serves residents who walk many miles a day and want to protect...

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The Boston Marathon 2012

April 17, 2012
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The great Boston Marathon has come and gone, once again. Once again, tens of thousands made the 26.2 mile route, and this time, in the searing heat of a spring that came very early. Safety warnings not withstanding from public officials and race officials, as well, the legion of runners – men, women, and...

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