Monthly Archives: June 2013

Frog Pond Wading Scheduled to Reopen on June 29

June 11, 2013
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Boston Parks Commissioner Antonia M. Pollak, and The Skating Club of Boston president Joe Blount are pleased to welcome children and guests to kick off the 2013 summer season as the Boston Common Frog Pond reopens on Saturday, June 29. The day will include a fun and exciting celebration at...

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Outages Leave More Than 12,000 Nstar Customers Without Power

June 11, 2013
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More than 12,000 Nstar customers in the Back Bay and South End temporarily lost power after two outages on Sunday. According to published reports, a power cable that connects a transformer at the Scotia Street substation to the electrical grid malfunctioned at around 3:15 a.m., affecting around 12,000 customers between the Charles River and...

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Power Outage

June 11, 2013
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It was déjà vu all over again for many Back Bay residents on early Sunday and Monday mornings as many woke up to find that electrical power had been lost. Traffic was a mess on Sunday morning and for many residents, waking up to find no power left them scratching their heads. We appreciate...

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Police Briefs 06-11-2013

June 11, 2013
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May 27 911 Boylston St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 346 Newbury St – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 815 Boylston St. – Property – Missing 182 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 190 Newbury St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 939 Boylston St. – Property – Lost 215 Newbury St. – Auto Theft...

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Colorful Arches

June 4, 2013
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Colorful Arches

“Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.” (Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect 1852-1926)

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5th Annual Charles River Master Race

June 4, 2013
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The Charles River Swimming Club (CRSC), the Charles River Conservancy, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation hosted the 5th Annual Charles Master Swimming Race on June 1. One hundred and fifty swimmers dove into the Charles River for a one-mile race that began on the River Dock at the Esplanade, headed toward the...

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Local Girl Scouts Attend Jamboree

June 4, 2013
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Twenty-one girls from Beacon Hill and Back Bay attended their first overnight camping trip at the Girl Scout Brownie Jamboree. The event took place on Saturday, May 18, at Camp Cedar Hills in Waltham. The second- and third-grade Brownies from Troop #65321 joined more than 200 girls from other troops in Massachusetts. “On behalf...

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Congratulations Charles River Swimming Club

June 4, 2013
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Perhaps it is growing up in the 70s and hearing the song by Standells, “Love That Dirty Water,” referring to the Charles River, so when David Jaye of the Back Bay mentioned that he was going to take part in a swim five years ago in the Charles River, we were incredulous, remembering the...

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Police Briefs 06-04-2013

June 4, 2013
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Assault and Battery 05/23/13 – At about 8:25 a.m., officers responded to 755 Boylston St. on an assault-and-battery report. Upon arrival, police spoke to the victim, who reported while he was panhandling, an unknown male suspect struck him directly in the eye before fleeing down Boylston Street in the direction of Copley Square. The...

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