Monthly Archives: October 2013

Happy Halloween!

October 29, 2013
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Happy Halloween!

Pumpkin to the right of them, Pumpkin to the left of them, Pumpkin in the tree above them, Into All Hallows’ Eve rode the carving brigade.

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Boston Architectural College Cuts Ribbon for Green Alley

October 29, 2013
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The Boston Architectural College (BAC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Green Alley, the centerpiece of the College’s Urban Sustainability Initiative, on Friday, Oct. 18, in Alley #444 on Hereford Street between BAC campus buildings on Newbury and Boylston streets. The ceremony was a celebration of the project’s initial success in reducing storm-water runoff...

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City Lists Polling Locations for Nov. 5 Election

October 29, 2013
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In the city’s Nov. 5 municipal election, the Back Bay’s registered voters can cast their ballots at the following polling locations: Ward 5, Precinct 6 – Emmanuel Episcopal Church – 15 Newbury St. (The voter entrance door is located on the right closest to Arlington Street, and voting takes place in the Community Room)....

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Arlington Street Church Decommissions Prayer Flags

October 29, 2013
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The Arlington Street Church decommissioned the prayer flags started after the Boston Marathon bombings on Oct. 20, marking the next step forward in the healing process on the six-month anniversary of the tragedy. Inspired by a Japanese spiritual tradition, church officials said participants wrote prayers on ribbons and tied them to the church fence...

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Don’t Forget to Vote November 5

October 29, 2013
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During the City of Boston municipal primary election and in the final election, the Back Bay Sun has continuously encouraged residents to make it their business to get out and vote. Two candidates are vying to become Mayor of Boston and eight candidates are attempting to secure Boston City Council At Large seats. Polls...

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Police Briefs 10-29-2013

October 29, 2013
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Oct. 14 755 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 139 Newbury St – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 431 Boylston St – Larceny in a Building, Under $50   Oct. 15 800 Boylston St. – Violation of the Auto Laws – Operating After Revocation/Suspension 137 Newbury St. – Assault and...

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Sealing the Deal

October 25, 2013
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Sealing the Deal

The Commonwealth Avenue Mall Committee and the Friends of the Public Garden are following through with maintenance of the benches they installed on the Mall. Michael Barber and his daughter Abygail were hired to powerwash the benches, seal the wood, and touch up the wrought iron as needed.

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Letters to the Editor

October 25, 2013
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Local constituents support Connolly for mayor Dear Editor: We support John Connolly to be the next mayor of Boston and urge our neighbors to vote for him on Tuesday, Nov. 5. John is well known for his work to improve Boston Public Schools (BPS). He doesn’t just talk about making sure every child in...

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School Bus Drivers Action Not Called For

October 25, 2013
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Boston school bus drivers, United Steel Workers of America Local 8751 International should have negotiated with the bus company instead of recenty staging an illegal work action that resulted in long delays for thousands of students getting to school. The union action also left children of all ages stranded at bus stops, creating a...

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Downtown View: A Life Well Lived

October 25, 2013
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Katharine Kane died last week at age 78. She lived in downtown Boston almost all her adult years. If there was a person who showed how one should live a full life, it was Katharine Elizabeth Fitzhugh Daniels Kane. I know her full name and much about her, not because we were good friends,...

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