Monthly Archives: January 2013

Police Briefs 01-22-2013

January 22, 2013
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Jan. 7 85 Marlborough St. – Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Gun 176 Newbury St. – Embezzlement 575 Boylston St. – Robbery – Other Weapon – Bank Back Street – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 333 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over Jan. 8 150 Newbury St....

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Misty Morning River Run

January 15, 2013
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Misty Morning River Run

Along the river run those who’ve resolved to keep fit in 2013 and those who have been getting up and getting out for so long they no longer have fitness resolutions but rather a fit way of life.

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Hundreds of Flu Shots Distributed

January 15, 2013
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After giving out thousands of flu shots already this season, the Fenway Community Health Center, which services Back Bay resident, distributed hundreds more Saturday as part of a citywide effort to get more people vaccinated. This year’s flu has already claimed 18 lives in Massachusetts and last week Mayor Thomas Menino and the city’s...

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More Panels Removed from Callahan Tunnel

January 15, 2013
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After removing 117 wall panels from the Callahan Tunnel last month, which connects the Back Bay to Logan Airport, MassDOT tested and removed an additional two-dozen panels from the adjoining Sumner Tunnel last week. In December a 100 lb. wall panel in the tunnel fell off the wall of the tunnel and landed in...

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Area D-4 Sees 10-percent Reduction in Violent and Property Crimes in ‘12

January 15, 2013
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Area D-4, which includes the Back Bay, South End, Lower Roxbury and Fenway, saw an approximately 10-percent reduction in violent and property crimes in 2012 from the previous year, according to Boston Police. Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 30 of 2012, 4,365 incidents of Part One crime were reported, compared with 4,834 during the...

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Police Briefs 01-15-2013

January 15, 2013
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Dec. 31 607 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 100 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 935 Boylston St. – Investigate Property Jan. 1 913 Boylston St. – Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon – Knife Massachusetts Avenue – Service to Other Police Department inside of Mass....

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A Tree for All Seasons

January 8, 2013
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A Tree for All Seasons

The Whitebarked Himalayan Birch shines in the winter. It is said to have the whitest and most beautiful bark of all the birches. This variety was discovered by Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker during a mid-1800s trip to Tibet.

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Esplanade Playspace Gains National Prominence

January 8, 2013
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The Esplanade Playspace opened a little more than a year ago, but the state-of-the-art playground has already gained national prominence, even gracing the pages of the Wall Street Journal in November. “This is now becoming the new standard for play in this country,” said Tani Marinovich, who co-founded the Playspace with Jean Egan and...

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Murphy to Lead City Council

January 8, 2013
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At-Large City Councilor Stephen Murphy was unanimously elected by the council Monday to serve another two-year term as the body’s president. After being elected Murphy immediately appointed Beacon Hill City Councilor Sal LaMattina to serve another two-year term as his vice president. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to again lead the body,” said...

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Welcome Back, Mayor Menino: It’s Nice to Have Tom Menino Back on the Job

January 8, 2013
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We wish to add our voice to the chorus of residents who have been delighted to see the return of Mayor Tom Menino  to his office at City Hall. For one thing, it will be a relief to see an end to the speculation about this or that possible scenario by the pundits and...

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