Monthly Archives: December 2013

Holiday Sparkle

December 16, 2013
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Holiday Sparkle

Inside the Prudential Center, holiday shoppers and cold weather walkers enjoy a bit of sparkle from the seasonal decorations and from sunshine flowing through the glass dome over Center Court.

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Nelson Mandela: A Truly Unique and Wonderful Man

December 16, 2013
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The outpouring of world-wide respect for Nelson Mandela, the former leader of South Africa who passed away this week, is unprecedented in the world we live in today. No one reading this editorial can even begin to imagine or comprehend the hardships he encountered during his long life: Here was a man who was...

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Police Briefs 12-17-2013

December 16, 2013
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Nov. 25 251 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 119 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 15 Boylston St. – Frauds – All Other Nov. 26 275 Newbury St. – Investigate Property 223 Beacon St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 361 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 335 Newbury St. – ...

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Talented Hands

December 10, 2013
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Talented Hands

During the Garden Club of the Back Bay’s “Wreath Week,” Francine Crawford put her finishing touch on one of the wreaths that club volunteers create and sell to fund projects that keep Back Bay trees and parks in wonderful condition. Their distinctive holiday designs can be seen on doors around the city.

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See the Holiday Décor at Nichols House Museum

December 10, 2013
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The Nichols House Museum, located at 55 Mount Vernon St., invites you to tour the festively decorated museum free of charge on Fridays, Dec. 13 and 20, from noon to 4 p.m. This year’s theme celebrates Marian Clarke Nichols’ political activism during the Progressive Era, revolving around her and her sisters’ involvement in the...

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Le Tour De France Viticole 2013 “a Taste of the Rhone Valley” Benefit Wine Dinner

December 10, 2013
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The French Cultural Center hosted “A Taste of the Rhone Valley” black-tie benefit wine dinner on Monday, November 18th, for 110 guests at a private club in Boston. The dinner featured world famous M. Chapoutier wines and guest of honor, Michel Chapoutier, CEO and head winemaker of M. Chapoutier. Ten wines were presented during...

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Police Briefs 12-10-2013

December 10, 2013
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Nov. 25 251 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 119 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 15 Boylston St.    – Frauds – All Other Nov. 26 275 Newbury St. – Investigate Property 223 Beacon St.    – Towed Motor Vehicle 361 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 335 Newbury St. –...

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The Hope of Spring

December 2, 2013
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The Hope of Spring

As temperatures dipped, gardener Susan Juretschke (right) and Violet Byrd spent their days planting bulbs in Back Bay gardens. A few months from now, their work will deliver the first sign of spring as snowdrops, crocus, tulips, daffodils, and more push their way through the earth and snow.

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Holiday Parking Changes to Help Holiday Shoppers

December 2, 2013
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Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino  announced that the City of Boston will once again be providing parking incentives for local drivers during the holiday season.  Boston drivers will be offered two hours of free parking at the City’s 9,000 metered spaces, the opportunity to participate in the popular “Toys for Tickets” program and the...

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Boston Common Tree Lighting to Take Place on December 5

December 2, 2013
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino joins the Honourable Andrew Younger, Minister with the Government of Nova Scotia, for Boston’s 72nd annual Official Tree Lighting on Boston Common on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. The celebration is hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, title sponsor the Province of Nova Scotia, lead...

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