Monthly Archives: September 2012

Relaxing on the Esplanade

September 25, 2012
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Relaxing on the Esplanade

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Council Passes New Redistricting Plan

September 25, 2012
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The City Council passed an amended redistricting plan last week with a vote of 7-6 after Mayor Thomas Menino vetoed the last plan earlier this month. The compromise offered by Councilors Tito Jackson and Matt O’Malley leaves City Councilor Sal LaMattina’s district largely intact but loses Beacon Hill Ward 3, Precincts 3 through 6....

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Back Bay Attorney Receives 2013 ‘Best Lawyers in America’ Title

September 25, 2012
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Boston-based intellectual property law-firm Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. recently announced that Back Bay resident Timothy J. Oyer was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 in the field of Patent Law. Oyer is the firm’s president and managing partner. Since it was first published in 1983, Best...

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A Sign of the Times

September 25, 2012
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There are presently five properties for sale in the Back Bay for $10 million or more according to Group Boston Real Estate. At the top of this list is a single family home with 10 bedrooms and 26,000 square feet of living space available for $18 million. In second place is an 11 bedroom...

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The Day of Atonement

September 25, 2012
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Wednesday will mark the Jewish High Holiday of Yom Kippur. For Jews this is the most sacred and holy day of the year, when God closes the Book of Life after deciding whose names get written into it. The Day of Atonement is indeed the moment all Jews are asked to atone for the...

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Police Briefs 09-25-2012

September 25, 2012
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Sept. 10 Commonwealth Avenue  - Larceny, Bicycle, $50 to $199 388 Beacon St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 745 Boylston St. – Threats to Do Bodily Harm 102 Beacon St. Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Personal Injury Sept. 11 259 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 545 Boylston St. – Larceny in a...

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Tropical then and Now

September 18, 2012
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Tropical then and Now

In 1862, the Public Garden had a conservatory near Beacon Street that housed tropical plants. That tradition continues with summer tropical plantings in the flower beds. Before the first frost, gardeners will have returned these plants to the city’s greenhouses in Franklin Park for the winter.

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TEA’s Moon Dance Sept. 29

September 18, 2012
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The Esplanade Association (TEA) is celebrating Boston’s historic park and the organization’s vision for its thorough restoration during the Esplanade Moon Dance Gala. The party will take place on Saturday, September 29, from 6:30pm-midnight at the Charles River Esplanade. The Gala is TEA’s largest fundraiser and will help support priorities addressed in Esplanade 2020,...

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EAC Does Not Address Downtown Grammar School

September 18, 2012
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While many applauded the efforts to date of the External Advisory Committee (EAC) on Improving School Choice and School Assignment at Wednesday’s community meeting, a resounding concern among those in attendance was that their work doesn’t address the need for a new grammar school to serve downtown neighborhoods. “We very frustrated again in this...

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Redistricting Veto by Mayor; the Right Thing

September 18, 2012
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Without getting into the Boston neighborhood redistricting minutiae, suffice to say the Boston City Council erred when it went about changing voter lines and city council districts in what appears to have been a highly questionable manner. It was so questionable that Mayor Thomas Menino vetoed the measure. As a result, the redistricting bill...

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