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Police Briefs 06-23-2015

June 23, 2015
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June 8 124 Commonwealth Ave.             Motor Vehicle Accident – Involving Bicycle 163 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle Boylston Street – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage 500 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 553 Boylston St. – Property – Lost 921 Boylston St. – Larceny, Bicycle, $200 &...

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Awareness on Alzheimer’s Disease

June 23, 2015
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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain awareness month, and Alzheimer’s disease is a subject that is very personal to me.  My grandmother had Alzheimer’s and I saw firsthand the toll it takes on a family, and the love and patience that is required to care for someone with the disease. My whole family suffered with...

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The More Things Change

June 23, 2015
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Larry DiCara remembers his first encounter with Mayor Kevin White. It was 1971. DiCara was newly elected to the Boston City Council. The mayor phoned. Would DiCara meet with him? The young DiCara, outfitted in his best suit, entered the mayor’s office at the new city hall. White stood at the window overlooking Faneuil...

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Police Briefs 06-09-2015

June 11, 2015
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May 18 10 Huntington Ave. – Larceny in a Building, Under $50 210 Beacon St.  – Towed Motor Vehicle 26 Exeter St.     – Towed Motor Vehicle 222 Berkeley St. – Property – Found 299 Newbury St.  – Fraud – Larceny by Scheme 497 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 643 Boylston St....

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Downtown View:Recycle City

May 28, 2015
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We can get pretty depressed at the precarious state of the environment and the steps public officials are not taking to remedy the problem. Even more depressing are the climate change deniers, the clean coal boosters, the natural gas pipeline aficionados and the people who lack concern about fossil fuels damaging our air and...

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Police Briefs 05-26-2015

May 28, 2015
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May 5 450 Newbury St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over   May 7 130 Dartmouth St. – Larceny, Bon-Accessory from Vehicle, Under $50   May 8 39 Dalton St.  – Property – Lost   May 9 135 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 2 Clarendon St. – Fraud – Larceny by...

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Police Briefs 05-12-2015

May 14, 2015
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April 20 20 Hemenway St. – Verbal Dispute 700 Boylston St. – Property – Accidental Damage Arlington Street – Property – Found 790 Boylston St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person Stanhope Street – Towed Motor Vehicle Beacon Street – Property – Lost, then Located 119 Commonwealth Ave. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 18 Commonwealth Ave. –...

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New Bridges to Hope in the Wake of Long Island

May 14, 2015
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On October 8th of last year, I had to make a painful but necessary decision. The Long Island Bridge, after years of neglect, had to be shut down. The decaying 63-year-old structure posed imminent danger to the clients and staff of the shelter, transition, detox, and treatment programs housed on Long Island in Boston...

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Downtown View:Old,White and Rich?

May 14, 2015
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The reporting is breathless: Millennium Tower penthouse goes on sale for $37.5 million. A condo in a 19th-century Commonwealth Avenue townhouse sells for $7 million. Luxury apartments, rentable or buyable, going up in the Fenway and in the Seaport. These new projects add expensive housing to the already-pricey neighborhoods in downtown Boston. The buyers...

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Helping Friends Care for Historic Parks

The Friends of the Public Garden was founded in 1970, and is now over 2,500 members strong. Becoming a member of the Friends means helping to care for the 1,700 trees that grow in the Boston Common, Public Garden and Commonwealth Avenue Mall, as well the historic and beloved sculptures and extensive turf that...

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