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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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Read a Little Every Day

July 25, 2014
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Read a Little Every Day

“Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.” Horace Mann US educator (1796 – 1859)

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A New Trail to Follow

July 25, 2014
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I love it when one person decides to do a good deed for the rest of us just because he or she is interested in a topic. Vincent Licenziato, 64, of Phillips Street on Beacon Hill, decided to celebrate art, social justice and education by calling attention to the many statues and memorials around...

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The Vibrant Copley Square Market

June 24, 2014
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The Vibrant Copley Square Market

On Tuesdays and Fridays, tempting mounds of fresh, local produce add to the vibrant scene in Copley Square. The team from Siena Farms always creates a colorful and artistic display of seasonal goods.

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Back Bay Youths Perform in Concert Choir in Ireland

June 24, 2014
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Navide Aminpour and Arlyand Aminpour of the Back Bay, students at Boston College High School and members of the Boston College High School Concert/Chamber Choir, led by Choir Director Dr. Marina Rozenberg, returned recently from their concert tour in Ireland. While in Ireland the Aminpours visited Trinity College and the famous Book of Kells...

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