Monthly Archives: September 2013

Seasonal Transition

September 24, 2013
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Seasonal Transition

“How softly summer shuts, without the creaking of a door.” Emily Dickinson (American poet 1830-1886)

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City Council Unanimously Passes Arroyo’s ‘Invest in Boston’ Ordinance

September 24, 2013
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The Boston City Council unanimously passed City Councilor Felix Arroyo’s “Invest in Boston” ordinance on Wednesday to change the way the city does its banking to encourage community lending and spur the local economy. “We know Boston is a prosperous city, but we know that prosperity does not reach every neighborhood,” Arroyo said. “‘Invest...

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City Proposes Cycle Track Around Public Garden

September 24, 2013
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City officials outlined preliminary plans to add a two-way cycle track around the Public Garden on Wednesday before a standing-room only crowd at the Mt. Vernon Street Firehouse. The concept proposes eliminating one traffic lane each on Arlington, Beacon, Boylston and Charles streets to create dedicated space for bicyclists on the roadways adjacent to...

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Three Back Bay Restaurants Were in ‘Flavors of Boston’

September 24, 2013
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Head chef representatives Mark Allen of Towne Stove and Spirits, Jason Bautista of Turner Fisheries and Dan Pogue of the Westin Copley, all located in Back Bay, participated in the American Liver Foundation New England Division’s fifth annual “Flavors of Boston” charity event at the Seaport Boston Hotel on Friday. “Flavors of Boston” provided...

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Get out and Vote

September 24, 2013
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Today, Tuesday, September 24, voters from across Boston will be going to the polls in a primary election to choose two candidates for mayor from a crowded field of 12 candidates. Ever since Mayor Thomas Menino announced in April that he would not be seeking re-election, these 12 candidates have been going out to...

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City Council Race

September 24, 2013
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Although the fierce mayoral campaign has drawn most of the attention of  Boston voters and the media over the past four months, there also has been a very active City Council race. With more than 18 candidates vying for five at large city council seats, this election very likely will be decided by just...

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Police Briefs 09-24-2013

September 24, 2013
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Sept. 9 Boylston Street    – Motor Vehicle Accident – Other 253 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 815 Boylston St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 497 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 867 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, Under $50 337 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, Under $50 82 Newbury St....

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Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee Does Not Endorse a Mayoral Candidate

September 17, 2013
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The Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee did not endorse a mayoral candidate during its regular September meeting, held on Monday, Sept. 9, in the Back Bay. A roll call vote of members was taken, and no candidate received a 2/3 majority of votes – a requirement according to committee rules to earn an endorsement....

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Kristen Gresh Headlines October Women’s Forum

September 17, 2013
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Kristen Gresh, who curated She Who Tells a Story currently on exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, will speak at the October 1 meeting of the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum, an organization formed last May to connect and inspire neighborhood women. She Who Tells a Story introduces the pioneering work of twelve leading...

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Esplanade Association and DCR Break Ground on Eliot Memorial

September 17, 2013
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The Esplanade Association (TEA) joined the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) last Tuesday at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Charles Eliot Memorial on the Charles River Esplanade. “We are pleased to be a part of these improvement efforts and will continue to support projects aimed at preservation,” DCR Commissioner Jack Murray said in...

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