Monthly Archives: May 2012

Police Briefs 05-22-2012

May 23, 2012
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May 7 486 Beacon St.    – Investigate Person 344 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 585 Boylston St. – Liquor – Drinking in Public 182 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over Marlborough Street – Investigate Property 26 Exeter St. – Investigate Person May 8  699 Boylston St. – Investigate Person Commonwealth Avenue   ...

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Shining Up Beacon

May 15, 2012
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Shining Up Beacon

Glenda Mattes, Jackie Blombach, Sherley Smith, Cathy Wallace, and Janet Younker, members of the Garden Club of the Back Bay, gathered to finalize plans for their 2nd Annual Tree Pit Tending Day on May 18th. If you’d like to volunteer or learn how to care for a street tree near your home, meet the...

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Attention To Detail

May 15, 2012
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Attention To Detail

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER The carved decoration in last week’s clue is on the Massachusetts Avenue entrance to 416 Marlborough Street. Built as an apartment hotel in 1895, it was designed by Willard T. Sears. In his book, Built in Boston, Douglass Shand-Tucci wrote of the luxu­ries advertised for this residence, “…electricity in all rooms,...

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Public Input on Charlesgate Greenway Path Linking Emerald Necklace to Esplanade

May 15, 2012
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Community input is being sought as a long anticipated public-private partnership gets underway to design what could be the first step in reclaiming a pedestrian and bicycle route between the Emerald Necklace and Charles River Esplanade displaced by highway construction a half century ago. The Lawrence and Lillian Solomon Foundation, in partnership with the...

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Boston’s ‘Circle the City’ Selected as a Signature Urban

May 15, 2012
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Project Circle The City, an open-streets project connecting people to parks, has been selected as a 2012 Signature Urban Project of President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative (AGO). Circle The City’s (CTC) open streets project will connect people to parks and is intended to increase park use and equity of access for vulnerable populations....

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City Wins Truck Ban; To Take Effect June 13

May 15, 2012
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The city has won its fight with MassDot, the state’s transportation authority, which has ruled that trucks carrying hazardous materials will be banned from Boston’s streets between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. They will instead be forced to use Interstate 95 around the city, unless making a local pickup or delivery. Mayor Thomas Menino...

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NSTAR, Again

May 15, 2012
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In March, a fire at an electrical sub-station in Back Bay caused a costly and potentially dangerous electrical outage for much of Back and parts of Beacon Hill. About 21,000 NSTAR electric customers were without electricity for two days. An unrepentant NSTAR said then it would not reimburse businesses of residential consumers for their...

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Measuring Success

Measuring Success

Arborist Chuck Sherzi Jr. pours water into a device used to simu­late rainfall. He was hired to conduct an assessment of the health of the soil one year after the Landscape Restoration Project on the Hereford Street block of the Mall. The Commonwealth Avenue Mall Committee should have his report in about 6 weeks.

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Attention to Detail

Attention to Detail

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER The oriel window in last week’s clue is on 131 Beacon Street which was built in 1861 as a single family home. It was converted to a lodging house in 1948 and then to a Fisher College dormitory in the 1960s. The college attempted to change the use to classrooms in...

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Boston Harbor Hotel Presents ‘Summer in the City’ Series

Savor the beautiful New England summer with relaxing evenings of complimentary entertainment provided by the five-star Boston Harbor Hotel. Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening throughout the summer, the Boston Harbor Hotel invites guests to gather at the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille’s harbor side terrace to enjoy live music and take in the...

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