Monthly Archives: June 2012

Smoke Tree

June 26, 2012
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Smoke Tree

A Cotinus Obovatus in the Public Garden was showing off the hazy look that gives the plant the nickname “Smoke Tree.” This botanical cameleon starts the spring with small greenish, yellow flowers that give way to these billowy, pink plumes. By autumn it will develop yellow, orange, red, or reddish purple leaves that last...

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BAC to Start Renovations at 951 Boylston St.

June 26, 2012
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MassDevelopment has issued a $5.8 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of Boston Architectural College (BAC), an independent college of spatial design in the Back Bay. The school will use bond proceeds to finance its third phase of construction and renovations to its 951 Boylston St. building, the former Institute of Contemporary Art Museum and...

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Advent School and MIT Hit the Road Together with ‘Pedal Power’

June 26, 2012
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“We’re definitely making energy with this bike,” a second-grader announced with delight as she realized she could use pedal power for new inventions, not just bicycle riding. On day one of The Advent School + MIT D-Lab (Development, Design and Dissemination) collaborative engineering program, 8- and 9-year-olds experimented with materials and tested out their...

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Pauline Bilsky Named as “Boston Jazz Hero”

June 26, 2012
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Back Bay resident and JazzBoston Executive Director Pauline Bilsky was named “2012 Boston Jazz Hero” by the Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) Wednesday during an awards reception at Wally’s Jazz Cafe in the South End. The Back Bay-based nonprofit jazz advocacy organization honored Bilsky, who was part of the group that founded JazzBoston in early...

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The Fourth of July Celebration 2012

June 26, 2012
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This year’s Esplanade Fourth of July celebration will likely be one of the largest in recent years. The combination of great music and fireworks, hundreds of thousands of people joining together and entertainment beyond compare – and all of this free to the public – makes the annual celebration something to behold. The holiday...

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Police Briefs 06-26-2012

June 26, 2012
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From Boston Police Area D-4 June 10 15 Westland Ave. – Larceny in a Building, $50 to $199 Clarendon Street – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over Boylston Street – Property – Found June 11 260 Commonwealth Ave. – Vandalism 382 Commonwealth Ave. – Motor Vehicle Accident – Property Damage Massachusetts Avenue –...

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Rush Hour Row

June 21, 2012
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Rush Hour Row

There’s more than one way to beat gridlock on the Mass Ave Bridge. These rowers found a wide open express lane.

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Hill House Summer Staff Prepared for Safety, Sunshine and Fun!

June 21, 2012
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Yesterday was the season opener for the Hill House summer team. Counselors new and old put last week’s staff training lessons to work when the summer’s first campers arrived at Hill House. This summer will be Hill House’s first as an American Camp Association Accredited program, the only one within Boston city limits. Last...

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Mary Baker Eddy Library’s 10th-year Visit to Boston Recalls Harmony

June 21, 2012
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Ten years ago, I traveled from my agrarian hometown in Washington State to the big city of Boston. After the trip, our local newspaper, the Tri-city Herald, ran an article on my excursion, probably to prove I’d survived the 6,000-mile airline trip. With the New York City Twin-Towers attack of Sept. 11, 2001, still...

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BPL Changes are Coming

June 21, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino revealed two weeks ago that dramatic changes will be coming to the Boylston Street side entrance of the Boston Public Library as part of the city’s overall capital improvement program. The library is apparently set to make much better use of a large amount of empty open space in what is...

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