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Glorious Morning

September 5, 2014
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Glorious Morning

The wrought iron fences of the Back Bay make perfect trellises for Morning Glory vines. In summer and fall, passersby can enjoy beautiful, velvety blooms like this one on Marlborough Street.

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New Season Brings Ways to Connect at BHWF

September 5, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) was formed last year to bring together the community’s diverse group of women to connect, inspire and enjoy each other. This year there will be even more ways to connect, thanks to the creativity of the organization’s board of directors. “What a phenomenal charter year we had last...

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Downtown View: Glad that August has Ended

September 5, 2014
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August is the melancholy month, and I’m glad it’s over. It’s all about ends. The end of the tomatoes, fresh home-grown basil, and corn on the cob. The end of Esplanade concerts, outdoor swimming, and listening to people laugh as they dine outdoors on the sidewalks. It’s during August that the ferns dry up...

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Police Briefs – 09-02-2014

September 5, 2014
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Aug. 11 330 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 11 Dartmouth Place – Larceny, Bicycle, $200 & Over Massachusetts Avenue – Larceny, Other, Under $50 38 Newbury St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 60 Commonwealth Ave. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 100 Huntington Ave. – Larceny,...

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Ideal Models

August 25, 2014
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Ideal Models

Both as role models and artists’ models the figures on the Boston Women’s Memorial can be inspirational for the young women in Teresa Higgins’ summer art program. This artist and art teacher has been spotted from time to time on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall working with her students.

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Downtown View: How High Is Our Status?

August 25, 2014
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Karen is taking her first break since beginning to write in this space. She is offering some of her most remarked-upon columns for you to enjoy again. How high is our status (first published in May, 2011) Recently, in another part of the country, I found myself in an unusual conversation. One person told...

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Police Briefs 08-19-2014

August 25, 2014
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Larceny, Other, $200 & Over 08/07/14 – A victim walked into police headquarters to report that she had left her black wallet on a condiment table at Starbucks at 350 Newbury St. at around 4:45 p.m. before leaving the store. A short while later, the victim received several bank alerts about possible fraudulent transactions...

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Bread upon the Waters

August 8, 2014
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Bread upon the Waters

The words “Cast thy bread upon the waters…” are on the base of the George Robert White Memorial. The sculptor, Daniel Chester French, originally titled this work “The Spirit of Giving.” The Friends of the Public Garden are raising funds to restore water to this monument. Donations for this project may be made to...

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A Month in the Country

August 8, 2014
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(first published in August 2013) For the first time since I was 18 years old, I have spent a month in the country. And what a beautiful country it is. Fifty shades of green complimented by the bluest sky ever. Puffy clouds ranging from gray to bright white. Dozens of goldfinches, which my father-in-law...

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Police Briefs 08-05-2014

August 8, 2014
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Larceny, Other, Under $50 07/13/14 – At about 4:45 a.m., an officer responded to 83 Newbury St. for a larceny report. At that location, the victim told the officer that he parked his scooter on the sidewalk at 83 Newbury St., and that some time between 1 and 4 a.m., someone stole its cover,...

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