Monthly Archives: August 2013

Fireworks Coming to Boston Harbor

August 13, 2013
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After their absence for over a decade, the City of Boston officials announced that fireworks on the Boston Harbor would return for the first time this century. The fireworks will be set off Saturday, August 31 at 9:00 p.m. as part of the final Summer on the Waterfront celebration—a summer long program aimed at...

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BLO to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of MLK Speech on Aug. 28

August 13, 2013
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The Boston Landmarks Orchestra will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream “speech with a free concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade on Wednesday, Aug. 28, the day the speech was delivered on the mall in Washington, D.C., in 1963. The 7 p.m. concert...

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Lederman Park Rehab Underway

August 13, 2013
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) held a groundbreaking ceremony at Lederman Park on the Charles River Reservation on Wednesday for its approximately $255 million restoration of the Longfellow Bridge. Northbound vehicles are now being redirected from Charles Circle to Leverett Circle before traveling on Monsignor O’Brien Highway to Land Boulevard in Cambridge. The detour...

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Police Briefs 08-13-2013

August 13, 2013
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July 30  354 Marlborough St. – Breaking and Entering, Residence, Day – Force 213 Newbury St. – Breaking and Entering, Residence, Day – Force July 31  264 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 587 Boylston St. – Fraud – False Pretense Aug. 1  214 Newbury St. – Breaking and Entering, Residence, Day...

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Around the Mark on a Perfect Summer Day

August 7, 2013
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Around the Mark on a Perfect Summer Day

“Sailing a boat calls for quick action, a blending of feeling with the wind and water as well as with the very heart and soul of the boat itself. Sailing teaches alertness and courage, and gives in return a joyousness and peace that but few sports afford.” George Matthew Adams (American newspaper columnist, 1878...

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Service Dog Finds Working on Hill No Easy Task

August 7, 2013
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West Cedar Street resident Anne Szabla was paired with service dog Sienna less than five months ago, but she soon might have to give up the golden retriever following a traumatic encounter with another canine on Beacon Hill. Szabla and Sienna were walking by the CVS pharmacy at Cambridge and Charles streets on Memorial...

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Panel Discussion Held on Rising Sea Levels in Boston

August 7, 2013
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Bold federal action on climate solutions will help safeguard our communities, create good jobs and build a stronger economy, according to participants in a panel discussion on climate change last Wednesday at the UMass Club. The panel discussion – which featured business leaders, members of the faith community and other advocates who highlighted the...

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August is Here

August 7, 2013
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Yes, the days have become noticeably shorter and there has been a chill in the air at night. And when the calendar turns to August, as it has, it’s sort of a signal that the new school year is not that far away and soon another summer will be in the books. But the...

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There is a Boston City Council Race

August 7, 2013
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While all the attention has been given to the Mayor of Boston race, let’s not forget there are Boston City Council at Large and District races as well. Surely, the race to become the City’s top politician deserves top billing but it is important to recognize there are many candidates seeking to serve on...

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Police Briefs 08-06-2013

August 7, 2013
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July 20  361 Boylston St. – Property – Missing Commonwealth Avenue    Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage July 21  955 Boylston St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 228 Newbury St. – Fraud – Larceny by Scheme 100 Massachusetts Ave.    Property – Missing 745 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, $50 to...

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