Monthly Archives: April 2013

Marathon Flags

April 23, 2013
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Marathon Flags

Boston Marathon flags remained aloft this week, flying from the steeple of the Old South Church in Copley Square.

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Local Group Sees New Downtown School as Good First Step

April 23, 2013
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Downtown Schools for Boston has welcomed the news of the city’s plans to open a new public elementary school at 585 Commercial St. in September of 2016, but the recently established group of families, residents and supporters views the announcement as merely an important step on a long journey. “The school helps the Back...

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Behind the Scenes: BPL Digital Projects

April 23, 2013
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Before an image of a map, a photograph, or the text from a book can pop up on a computer screen in the Boston Public Library (BPL) or your laptop at home, someone has to create a digital file from the original object. That’s the work of the BPL Digital Services Department. Two Step...

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A Despicable Act an Unspeakable Tragedy

April 23, 2013
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Perhaps I am still in sense of shock as the details and the reality of the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday sink into my mind. One is almost immune when one hears about civilian targeted  bombs exploding in those places of unrest like the Middle East or Africa....

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Police Briefs 04-23-2013

April 23, 2013
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April 8 150 Newbury St. – Drugs – Possession of a Class D Substance – Marijuana, etc. 505 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, $50 to $199 182 Beacon St.    – Fire Report – House, Building, etc. 261 Dartmouth St. – Robbery Attempt – Other Weapon – Street April 9 44 Commonwealth Ave....

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Back Bay’s Official Sign of Spring

April 16, 2013
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Back Bay’s Official Sign of Spring

Magnolias are the harbingers of spring for Back Bay residents. The Saucer Magnolia was bred in 1820 by French plantsman Étienne Soulange-Bodin. Since then, more than 100 varieties of this tree have been created by plant breeders.

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Longfellow Bridge Project to Impact Traffic, MBTA Service

April 16, 2013
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When construction on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT)  $255 million rehabilitation of the Longfellow Bridge gets underway in July, impacts will include extensive traffic diversions and interruptions to MBTA Red Line service. At a public meeting last week, representatives from White-Skanska-Consigli – the joint venture firm awarded the design/build contract for the project...

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Get Involved in the Election

April 16, 2013
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The upcoming municipal election for Mayor and City Council will be one of the most important decisions that local voters will have to make in recent history. It is hard to believe that, while there have been a total of 16 elected and acting Mayors of Boston since 1900, there have been only three...

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Police Briefs 04-16-2013

April 16, 2013
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April 1 83 Newbury St. – Fire Report – House, Building, etc. 505 Boylston St – Larceny in a Building, Under $50 745 Boylston St. – Property – Receiving Stolen 279 Dartmouth St. – Assault and Battery 154 Newbury St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $50 to $199 April 2 279 Newbury St. –...

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Bright Morning Shadows

April 9, 2013
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Bright Morning Shadows

“Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides.” (Junichiro Tanizaki- Japanese Author 1886 – 1965)

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