Monthly Archives: July 2012

Navigating the Back Bay

July 16, 2012
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Navigating the Back Bay

Tourist season opened with lots of sailors visiting the neighborhood. This crew from the USS Gravely made a slight course correction when they found that Commonwealth Avenue Mall was not a shopping center.

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The Empty Neighborhood

July 16, 2012
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The surest sign that the full blossom of the summer is upon us following the July 4 holiday is that one can find a parking space more easily just about everywhere. Anecdotal evidence suggests strongly what many Beacon Hill and Back Bay residents have known for decades – that after the July 4 holiday...

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Naming Public Places in Return for Payment

July 16, 2012
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The T has decided to sell naming rights for its various stations throughout the city in order to bring in more income. It is probably bad public policy to begin naming our public places for a price to virtually any corporation who wishes to pay it. Like everything else having to do with policy,...

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Here Comes Summer

July 16, 2012
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The Supreme Court has ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passes muster with the Constitution. Mitch McConnell and company have had their chance to sputter, spit and go spastic over Justice John Roberts’s betrayal. So summer can now begin. Summer, at least in the way New England celebrates it, is the...

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Police Briefs 07-10-2012

July 16, 2012
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From Boston Police Area D-4 June 25 492 Beacon St.           – Verbal Dispute 841 Boylston St. – \Investigate Person 259 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 123 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 81 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 415 Newbury St. – Larceny, Vehicle Accessory, $50 to $199...

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Remember The Ladies

July 3, 2012
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Remember The Ladies

“I long to hear that you have declared an independancy—and by the way in the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors.” Abigail Adams, (March 31, 1776 in...

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Growing Your Gardening Book Library

July 3, 2012
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Pardon the pun, but gardening books are a perennial favorite with  collectors. They have been around from the very first days of writing  because they served as guides for the all-important agricultural tasks  people had to do each day. The earliest versions of gardening books were  nothing like what we think of today. They...

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Hampshire House Breaks Ground for New Restaurant on Waterfront

July 3, 2012
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Hampshire House Corporation breaks ground on its newest restaurant location on Liberty Wharf in the South Boston Seaport District of Boston.  The location of the business is a small kiosk at the west end of the Liberty Wharf development.  This is the last piece of the project that replaces the old Jimmy’s Harborside restaurant...

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The Great July 4 Crush, Again

July 3, 2012
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Back Bay and Beacon Hill are among the very safest of Boston’s up-scale neighborhoods and it is this reality that makes what is ahead in the next few days so compelling. The July 4 celebration will attract about a half-million people to the Esplanade. Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children, old and...

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Police Briefs 07-03-2012

July 3, 2012
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June 18 585 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 100 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 745 Boylston St. – Breaking and Entering, Non-Residence, Night – No Force 745 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over  June 19 326 Commonwealth Ave.  – Assault and Battery 116 Marlborough...

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