Monthly Archives: March 2014

Honoring Firefighters

March 31, 2014
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Honoring Firefighters

People stop by the fire station on Boylston Street with floral tributes for the two firefighters who died in the fire last Wednesday on Beacon Street.

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Back Bay Falls Prey to Fire Again

March 31, 2014
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The Back Bay fell prey to fire for the second time in less than two months on Wednesday when a nine-alarm blaze tore through a four-story brownstone at 298 Beacon St., killing two Boston firefighters. Lt. Ed Walsh, 43, of West Roxbury and firefighter Michael Kennedy, 33, of Hyde Park died after responding to...

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Creative Kitchens Tour 2014

March 31, 2014
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New this spring is a Saturday afternoon walking tour through some remarkable kitchens in Beacon Hill and the Back Bay. ‘Creative Kitchens Tour 2014’, to be held this Saturday, April 5, offers a rare opportunity for guests to step inside eight 19th century townhouses to glimpse their gracious and distinctive kitchens, ranging in décor...

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The Fire on Beacon Street

March 31, 2014
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With two major fires in the same number of months in the Back Bay, the need to change the residential codes for multi-unit buildings is a fact that can no longer be ignored. Wednesday’s fire took a tragic turn when two firefighters lost their lives battling the 9-alarm fire in the eight-unit townhouse and...

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Police Briefs 04-01-2014

March 31, 2014
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March 10 Commonwealth Avenue    – Motor Vehicle Accident – Personal Injury 333 Newbury St. – Frauds – All Other 483 Beacon St. – Investigate Property March 11 224 Newbury St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 221 Newbury St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 815 Boylston St. – Fraud...

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Sunday in the Park with Dog

March 18, 2014
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Sunday in the Park with Dog

As the weekends warm up, neighborhood dogs have more opportunities for a little canine time. Here, a Sunday photo session was interrupted by a passing pup. The smiling photographer took the opportunity to capture the tail wagging meet-up as they greeted one another.

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Park Street School Students Explore, Hypothesize and Conclude at Science Fair

March 18, 2014
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The Park Street School (PSS) celebrated science on March 6, with students from the first through sixth grades and kindergarten participating in its biennial fair. Led by Science Faculty John Loefstedt, PSS students exhibited their research and findings during two general exhibits from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., and from 2:30 to 3 p.m., with...

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Boylston St. Bike Kiosks Won’t Open until after Running of the Marathon

March 18, 2014
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Boston Bikes could launch its season by early next month, but for security reasons, four to six stations in the Back Bay won’t open until after the Boston Marathon, according to Nicole Freedman, director of bicycle programs for the city. Four impacted stations on Boylston Street are located near City Sports, the Apple Store,...

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Something Special Is Happening at Conventures

March 18, 2014
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If there is a major event happening in Boston, there’s a very good chance that Dusty Rhodes is planning it. Rhodes is the founder and president of Conventures, the leading special events company in New England. The firm, which produces events of all kinds, celebrates its 38th anniversary this week. This past Sunday morning,...

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MassDOT Starts Dismantling Process of Longfellow Bridge Tower for Repairs

March 18, 2014
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More than 100 years after the last stone was set on the “salt and pepper” towers of the Longfellow Bridge, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has begun dismantling them for storage, cleaning and repair using a barge-mounted crane on the Charles River. On March 6, MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV, began preparations by moving...

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