Monthly Archives: August 2015

‘Moondance Gala’ Returns Sept. 26

August 20, 2015
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The Esplanade Association’s annual “Moondance Gala” takes place along the banks of the Charles River in Boston on Saturday, Sept. 26. Beginning at 9 p.m., the event will open for the “Moondance After Dark” portion of the gala.  Co-chaired by Ashlee Robertson and Carolina Save, it is organized by the Esplanade Friends Council and...

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Blackstone’s Beacon Hill Announces the Rebranding of Reflections

August 20, 2015
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KrzysHill Stores Group, the Boston based retail entrepreneurs behind award winning Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill and Kitchenwares by Blackstones, have announced the rebranding of the their 3rd retail location — Blackstone’s Back Bay — (formerly Reflections) at 223 Newbury Street.  Changing the name on the newest store extends the 33 year legacy of Blackstone’s to the Back...

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Bill Geary Elected to Board of Trustees at MGH Institute of Health Professions

August 20, 2015
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Back Bay resident Bill Geary, a partner at Flare Capital Partners, a leading healthcare technology venture capital firm, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. “We are excited about Bill joining the Board,” said George E. Thibault, MD, Board of Trustees chair at the Boston...

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Police Briefs 08-18-2015

August 20, 2015
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July 26 300 Newbury St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 62 Clarendon St. – Larceny – All Others 343 Newbury St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 199 Commonwealth Ave. – Property – Lost 955 Boylston St. – Larceny – All Others   July 27 53 Huntington Ave. – Larceny – Theft from a Building 2 Clarendon...

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Downtown View:Is There Hope for Downtown?

August 20, 2015
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Karen is taking a break. Here is a column from 2010. Isn’t it interesting how times have changed? Even though Downtown Crossing’s central location should make it a convenient destination for Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, North End and Waterfront residents, few choose to go there, even though a good number work nearby. I...

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Saving Millions

August 20, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Department of Public Works are to be congratulated for seizing the opportunity to convert about 70% of the city’s street lighting into LED lights. The initial cost for this project was estimated to be just north of $15 million.  However, between the special federal grant program and savings,...

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Stay Safe

August 20, 2015
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After the long and cold winter that we experienced, all of us are taking every opportunity to get outdoors this summer.  However, everyone (including our children) needs to take a moment before dashing outside in view of the warning recently issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that raises the West Nile Virus...

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Police Briefs 08-04-2015

August 4, 2015
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July 6 53 Huntington Ave. – Larceny – Shoplifting Boylston and Dartmouth streets    Property – Lost 212 Newbury St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 100 Huntington Ave. – Larceny – Theft from Vehicle – 10 Huntington Ave. – Other Offens 32 Dartmouth St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person July 7 587 Boylston St. – Larceny...

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The Back Bay Architectural Commission will Hold a Public Hearing

August 4, 2015
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DATE:                         Wednesday, 12 August 2015 TIME:                         4:30 P.M. VIOLATIONS  HEARING 5:00 P.M. DESIGN  REVIEW  HEARING PLACE:                                   Room 900 (BRA Board Room), ninth floor, Boston City Hall Subject of the hearing will be applications for Certificates of Appropriateness on the agenda below, review of architectural violations, and such business as may come before the commission,...

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Going for the Mold

August 4, 2015
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So we didn’t go for the gold after all. Instead we retreated to moldy old Boston where you wouldn’t want to do anything brash, imaginative or interesting. “We have our hats,” said the old Yankee lady, but Boston’s other tribes share her attitude. We don’t need anything new. I am usually an optimist, which...

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