Monthly Archives: July 2013

Monitoring Elm Bark Beetle Traps

July 30, 2013
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Monitoring Elm Bark Beetle Traps

Entomologists Christine and Normand Helie from “The Growing Tree” collect specimens and record information from one of the 24 Elm Bark Beetle traps placed near the Emerald Necklace and in Copley Square. The data from this field research is being used to create a more effective pest control program to prevent Dutch Elm Disease.

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Illusionist Ivan Amodei Provides Plenty of Fun and Entertainment

July 30, 2013
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Brilliant, hilarious, and enthralling, Ivan Amodei’s “Intimate Illusions,” at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers during the third week of July, was celestial. Illusionist, Amodei, charmed the 250 audience members with his introspective questions, witty banter, and dry humor that was often at the expense of his height or poking fun at guests’...

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Tea Holds Annual Dock Party

July 30, 2013
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On July 18, (TEA) The Esplanade Association held its Annual Dock Party on the Community Boating docks. As in years past, the event was a great success.  Everyone had an amazing time, and the party helped to raise almost $10,000 for the organization. This year, 250 attendees gathered for a night of dinner, drinks...

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Police Briefs 07-30-2013

July 30, 2013
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July 15 280 Beacon St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person Arlington Street – Disturbing The Peace 138 Beacon St     Auto Theft 867 Boylston St. – Breaking and Entering, Non-Residence, Day – Forcible 497 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 497 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 234 Newbury St. – Property...

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‘Strike Out Cancer’

July 23, 2013
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‘Strike Out Cancer’

From left: Beacon Hill resident and Jimmy Fund Clinic patient Bennett Olson, 9, with his mom and dad, Noelle Champoux-Olson and Ken Olson, and his sister, Lilly Olson, 11, hang out with Wally at Fenway Park during the “Strike Out Cancer” with the Jimmy Fund Rally. From July 24 through Aug. 7, customers at...

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Lauren Hoops-Schmieg Looks Forward to Starting as New Director at Hill House

July 23, 2013
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Lauren Hoops-Schmieg Looks Forward to Starting as New Director at Hill House

The Hill House Community Center recently appointed Lauren Hoops-Schmieg as their new executive director, so we decided to sit down with Lauren in order to find out more about her past experiences as well as her future plans for Hill House. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she earned a B.A....

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Garden Club of the Back Bay Donates to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

July 23, 2013
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Garden Club of the Back Bay Donates to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Once again the Garden Club of the Back Bay, Inc., has donated money to a local institution. The Garden Club has given $1,000 to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in honor of the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings. “After visiting Spaulding, we were impressed by the easy access of patients, visitors and staff to many...

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Poll Shows Mayor’s Race Still Very Much Up for Grabs

July 23, 2013
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A recent Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll suggests that the Boston Mayoral race is still very much up for grabs with City Councilor At Large John Connolly and Representative Marty Walsh leading the pack. Twelve candidates are vying for the top two spots during the city’s primary scheduled for September 24. Those two candidates that...

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Be Aware of Your Surroundings

July 23, 2013
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In wake of the recent assault in Beacon Hill neighborhood, we urge all our readers to read the list of safety tips provided by the Boston Police Women walking alone in the area should observe the following safety tips: • Always be aware of your surroundings especially at night. When parking or returning to...

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Police Briefs 07-23-2013

July 23, 2013
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July 8 238 Marlborough St. – Breaking and Entering, Residence, Day – Force 505 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, Under $50 745 Boylston St. – Investigate Person Gloucester Street – Motor Vehicle Accident – Personal Injury Commonwealth Avenue    – Violation of the Auto Laws – Operating without a License July 9  182...

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