Monthly Archives: July 2012

Parasols Are Popping!

July 24, 2012
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Parasols Are Popping!

Parasols, or sun umbrellas, are popping up all over the neighborhood. This woman carries hers with grace and style on Newbury Street. They may not be trending as a fashion accessory quite yet, but they are a very smart way to protect your skin from harmful rays.

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Gas-main Replacement on Commonwealth Avenue Now Underway

July 24, 2012
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National Grid is now replacing 2,000 square feet of gas main on the inbound side of Commonwealth Avenue between Exeter and Hereford streets, according to company spokesman David Graves. Graves said the project, which began July 5 and will continue through mid-October, entails the decommissioning of infrastructure that dates back to the early 20th...

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The Tour Guide’s View

July 24, 2012
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It’s summertime and tourists wander Boston neighborhoods on their own and in tour groups. What is it like to introduce visitors to our city? What surprises them? What do they love about our hometown and its history? We asked Alan Maltzman, founder of Boston CityWalks. He Loves His Work  Alan has always loved taking...

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Woman Charged in Knife Attack

July 24, 2012
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A 28-year-old Boston woman was arrested after she allegedly cut a female victim with a knife after attempting to stab the victim’s son in Thoreau Park last Tuesday, Boston Police said. About 2:05 p.m., an officer received a radio call to the path, located in the West End, for a report of a person...

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The Summer of 2012

July 24, 2012
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The tragedy in Colorado has touched Americans in different ways everywhere during this otherwise lovely summer of 2012. The mass murder and shooting of so many innocents last week at a movie-plex in Aurora goes to prove once again how chance and fate often mix and with the worst possible results. However, it is...

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Police Briefs 07-24-2012

July 24, 2012
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July 9 186 Marlborough St. – Assault and Battery 100 Newbury St.  – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 182 Newbury St.  – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over Back Street – Vandalism 186 Marlborough St. – Assault and Battery 344 Newbury St.  – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 282 Beacon St. – Vandalism July 10...

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Charles River Bass Fishing

July 18, 2012
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Charles River Bass Fishing

All summer long, you’ll see rods and reels along the Esplanade as anglers choose favorite spots for a major bass fishing tournament to be held on the Charles and Mystic Rivers in September.

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Walz’s Bill on Reading Proficiency Unanimously Approved

July 18, 2012
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The House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill filed by State Rep. Martha M. Walz entitled “An Act Relative to Third Grade Reading Proficiency.” The bill addresses a benchmark that strongly predicts children’s chances of academic success and will help ensure that children are proficient readers by the end of third grade. “We...

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City Deploying Big Bellys to Be Greener and to Save Money

July 18, 2012
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Boston is deploying another 400 Big Belly solar powered trash compactors, the mayor reported over the weekend. By doing so, Boston will manage to be a cleaner city and to be a greener place while saving money. All of this is achieved with the barrels, which are enclosed and immune from the elements and...

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Police Briefs 07-17-2012

July 18, 2012
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July 2 140 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 841 Boylston St. – Willful and Malicious Destruction of Property with Arrest July 3  271 Newbury St. – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage 50 Dalton St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over Beacon Street – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle,...

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