Monthly Archives: May 2012

Swans Return to Public Garden

The return of the swans to the Public Garden is one of those rights of spring that makes life worth living, especially if you transit through the Public Garden for your morning walk to work. The return of the swans following a winter at the Franklin Park Zoo is just what the doctor ordered....

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Police Briefs 05-08-2012

April 23  289 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 360 Newbury St – Larceny Shoplifting $200 & Over Larceny Shoplifting $200 & Over April 24  258 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 425 Boylston St. – Property – Missing 342 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 535 Boylston St. – Disturbing the...

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Across the Decades

Across the Decades

From the Public Garden you can look across decades of Back Bay architecture. From left to right: the old Hancock Tower (1947), the new Hancock Tower (1972-1975), 222 Berkeley Street (1991), Arlington Street Church (1859-1861), 399 Boylston Street (1982-1984).

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Attention to Detail

Attention to Detail

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER The leader head in last week’s clue is on 213 Commonwealth Avenue, built in 1881 and designed by Peabody and Stearns. A leader, is a box designed to conduct stormwater runoff into downpipes. Some are plain and utiltarian and some are little design jewels adding personality to a structure. Do you...

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Julia’s Opens New Office in Woburn; Free Appraisals Being Offered May 4-5

James D. Julia Auctioneers, based on annual sales, is one of the top 10 antique auction companies in North America. Having been in business for approximately 45 years, it has developed a reputation, which is recognized across North America and throughout the world. In recent years the business has grown dramatically and a decision...

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Back Bay and Beacon Hill Leaders Elected as Officers of Boston Ward 5 Dem. Committee

The Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee on April 10 reorganized according to state law and elected officers. Joshua Dawson of the Back Bay was re-elected chairman of the group. Frances Burke, James Livingstone, Ross Levanto and Greg Timilty, all of Beacon Hill, were elected first vice chairperson, second vice chairperson, secretary and treasurer, respectively....

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Everything is Sprouting

Despite the recent chill in the air, everything green and colorful coming out of the ground all over the hill, is sprouting brilliantly. Everywhere you look, whether a flowerbox, a spit of grass, a row of trees and budding bushes like those lining Commonwealth Ave. are something to behold. There are a few brilliant...

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The Brilliance of Budding Beauty Versus the Deadly Nightly Cold

There is a great battle being fought by everything gentle, colorful and gorgeous that has been coming out of the ground and blooming or coming near to it. That battle is about life and death between what is blooming or trying to bloom and the recent spate of nightly cold which causes death to...

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