Monthly Archives: August 2013

Danger! Hollow Sidewalks

August 27, 2013
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Danger! Hollow Sidewalks

Below any ordinary looking Back Bay sidewalk, there may be a basement vault that was once used for storage or coal delivery. While the city has the responsibility for maintaining the sidewalk, care for the structure below is in private hands and may not be up to bearing the weight of a vehicle.

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BLO at the Hatch Shell

August 27, 2013
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The summer season is quickly winding down as Labor Day approaches. However, there are still many outdoor activities that are available. One that we would recommend is the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (BLO) performance this Wednesday night at the Hatch Shell. Attending last week’s performance of Kiss Me, Kate was a great way to spend...

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Police Briefs 08-27-2013

August 27, 2013
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Aug. 12 328 Commonwealth Ave. – Investigate Person Fairfield Street      – Auto Theft 583 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 Marlborough Street – Motor Vehicle Recovered in Boston (Stolen in Boston) 575 Boylston St. – Property – Lost Aug. 13 36 Commonwealth Ave. – Violation of the Auto Laws – Operating without...

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NEAA Dodgers (16-18) Take Home RBI Championship

August 27, 2013
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The NEAA Dodgers 16-18 year old team that includes local Back Bay resident Navide Aminpour completed their summer long season by defeating the Jamaica Plain Angels 2 games to 1 to win the best of three RBI Senior Division Championship. The Dodgers were the number one seed after posting an undefeated regular season but...

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Preserving George Washington

August 20, 2013
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Preserving George Washington

“Under the supervision of the Friends of the Public Garden, the George Washington Monument is in the process of having its regu­larly scheduled conservation cleaning treatment,” said Sarah Hutt, Collections Care Manager for the Friends. The work is being funded by the Adopt a Statue Fund and by the Friends of the Public Garden’s...

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Mayoral Candidates Discuss Their Views on Greenspace

August 20, 2013
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More than 300 citizens turned out to the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse on Thursday night for the Park and Open Space Mayoral Forum to hear 10 Boston mayoral hopefuls discuss their future plans for the city’s greenspace if elected. Boston Architectural College President Ted Landsmark and Boston Globe journalist Derrick Jackson moderated the forum,...

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Hearts and Noses Hospital Troupe Brings Joy to Children

August 20, 2013
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When Tic Toc the Medical Clown enters a child patient’s hospital room, she picks up the energy of her surroundings and her imagination soars. Tic Toc has a little red nose, a big wrist watch, and rainbow ribbons in her pigtails. She looks at the child tenderly with the mindset of, “There you are....

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We Must Prepare for Rising Sea Levels

August 20, 2013
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Benjamin Franklin coined the expression 200 years ago, “You should buy land because they are not making it anymore.”  Well, that may not be exactly true for the last 100 years,  as all the communities on the water have been reclaiming low-lying marsh land.  One just has to look at the the Back Bay,...

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Police Briefs 08-20-2013

August 20, 2013
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Aug. 5 81 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 587 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 348 Commonwealth Ave.  – Breaking and Entering, Residence, Day – Force Aug. 6 497 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 361 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 &...

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Courtyard Concerts

August 13, 2013
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Courtyard Concerts

Summer would not be complete without the Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard series. Here, the Fernando Holz Band enchanted Boston music lovers with the sounds of Brazil. The concerts continue each Friday at 12:30 pm through August 30th.

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