Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Long Hot Summer

August 7, 2012
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The scorching heat of the past weekend and of the week before has left the neighborhood very, very hot. In fact, as all of us are completely aware, this has been a long hot summer – perhaps the hottest in recent memory. In other parts of the nation, states are experiencing drought conditions this...

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Police Briefs 08-07-2012

August 7, 2012
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July 23 587 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, Under $50 15 Arlington St. – Assault and Battery July 24 199 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle Newbury Street  Larceny, Other, $200 & Over 277 Marlborough St. – License Premise Violation 360 Newbury St.            – Investigate Person 955 Boylston St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle,...

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Screen Play

August 1, 2012
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Screen Play

More park benches are filled with people reading words on screens, large and small. The Pew Institute recently reported that 29% of Americans use digital reading devices. A Harris Poll found that people using e-readers both read and buy more books.

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Back Bay Residents to Ride in 33rd Annual Pan-Mass. Challenge

August 1, 2012
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Back Bay residents Annie Abbruzzese, Peter Adams, Jason Allukian, Tom Beaton, Jackie Bello, Nicholas Berardo, Clyde Bergstresser, Kathleen Bogan, Tom Bogan, Dave Bordeau, Casey Brock-Wilson, Christina Butkiewicus, Steve Cardillo, Clayton Cole, Eleanor Crow, Alexander Cushman, Thomas Defalco, Kevin Dejong, Caitlin Driscoll, Nicole Efron, Matt Evans, Peter Francis, Jess Garnitz, Daniel Ginsburg, William Harrison, Hannah...

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Jazz Up Your Summer with Jazz Books

August 1, 2012
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A great way to enhance your summer is to start a new collection of books and what better way than with than to focus on books about American-born born music: jazz! If you happen to own a rare and used book store, as I do, and you happen to have a wife who collects...

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Bicycling Boston; Becoming the Green and Healthy Thing To Do

August 1, 2012
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The announcement last week by Mayor Menino that the city is allowing the addition of another 400 Hubway bicycles at an additional number of stops in more than several neighborhoods. The additional bicycles and stands will make it easier and easier for tourists and residents and for visitors to Boston who want to bike...

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Police Briefs 07-31-2012

August 1, 2012
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July 16 587 Boylston St.  Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 80 Marlborough St. – Harassing Phone Calls 269 Commonwealth Ave. – Robbery – Unarmed – Street Boylston Street – Larceny, Bicycle, $200 & Over July 17 777 Boylston St.            – Breaking and Entering, Non-Residence, Night – Force 47 Newbury St.  – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200...

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