Monthly Archives: December 2012

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2012
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Merry Christmas!

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” Norman Vincent Peale

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Anne Brooke Elected President of FOPG

December 25, 2012
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The board of directors of the Friends of the Public Garden has elected Anne Brooke as president. Brooke has been on the Friends board for more than six years, serving as co-chair of the Development and Membership Committees and as a member of the Executive Committee. She and her husband, Peter, live in the...

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TEA and DCR Seek Input on Concessions

December 25, 2012
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The Esplanade Association (TEA) joined the Department of Conservation and Recreation for two meetings Wednesday to gather public input on future food concessions and other facilities on the Charles River Esplanade. The meetings followed the recent announcement that DCR would issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a vendor permit to operate the food...

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Merry Christmas to All: Time to Think About Those Less Fortunate

December 25, 2012
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Another holiday season is here and, as you are reading this, it almost will be over. All of the preparations and plans we’ve made in anticipation of the seasonal events soon will come to fruition and will become just another memory in our photo albums and DVD files. Most of us will mark the...

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Police Briefs 12-24-2012

December 25, 2012
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Dec. 10 342 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 306 Dartmouth St. – Motor Vehicle Accident – Other 330 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 760 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 279 Dartmouth St. – Assault and Battery on a Police Officer Dec. 11 Dartmouth Street –...

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Visions of Sugarplums

December 18, 2012
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Visions of Sugarplums

Gingerbread, candy canes, cookies, and sweets make up this playhouse-size gingerbread masterpiece in the lobby of the Back Bay Sheraton. It was baked and decorated by the hotel’s culinary team.

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Councilors Push to Improve Bike Safety

December 18, 2012
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Bicycle safety had been on the minds of City Councilors at-Large Felix G. Arroyo and Ayanna Pressley, but they were struck with the gravity of the issue the morning of Dec. 6, when a Boston University graduate student tragically became the fifth person to lose his life in a cycling accident in the city....

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Resident Receives Citizens Bank Award

December 18, 2012
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Back Bay resident Lisa Peros, a vice president at Citizens Bank, was recently recognized with a Chairman’s Good Banking Award, the highest honor that RBS Citizens Financial Group awards to its colleagues. The Good Banking Awards are part of the bank’s commitment to recognizing colleagues for excellence in areas like customer service and involvement...

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First City Hall on Wheels Debuts in Boston

December 18, 2012
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino  announced the debut of the nation’s first City Hall on wheels. Inspired by the now ubiquitous food truck, the brightly-designed “City Hall To Go” truck will travel throughout Boston’s neighborhoods, offering a select menu of city services to constituents. Residents visiting the truck will be able to pay or dispute...

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Police Briefs 12-18-2012

December 18, 2012
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Dec. 3 Newbury Street – Auto Theft – Other 119 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over Clarendon Street – Investigate Person 181 Newbury St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 342 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 551 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over...

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