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The Other Sides of Jackie Blombach

March 1, 2011
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By Penny Cherubino When you hear the name Jackie Blombach, you may think of her as the Co-President of the Garden Club of the Back Bay and a devoted board member of the Gibson House Museum. But, there are another sides to this neighbor that are less well known. For example, she spent 25...

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The Saga of the Bunker Hill Day Holiday

March 1, 2011
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Last year, there was a celebration among budget cutting members of the State Legislature when Governor Deval Patrick signed a law requiring government offices in Suffolk County to open on Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day. We have our own questions about Evacuation Day remaining as a paid Suffolk County holiday. Forcing the British...

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Police Briefs 03-01-2011

March 1, 2011
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Dangerous or Hazardous Condition 02/15/11 – At about 6:49 a.m., an Area D-4 officer received a radio call for wires down at the rear of 294 Commonwealth Ave. that were blocking Public Alley 431. On arrival, the officer observed a tree down at that location that caused damage to a vehicle parked in the...

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Send in the Jugglers!

February 22, 2011
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Send in the Jugglers!

With last week’s warm days came fun in the parks. Kate Proctor had been watching the forecast because she wanted Back Bay resident, Basil Simon to continue her juggling lessons. When he’s not juggling with friends, Simon is an entertainer, DJ, and stilt-walker who performs as “The Amazing Baz.”

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NABB News and Notes: Melting Snow Brings the Trash

February 22, 2011
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As the snow melts and you walk around our neighborhood it is impossible to miss seeing all the trash on our streets and in our alley’s. In many cases, trash was buried by a snowfall. In others, it was blown around during a blizzard. And, in some cases it was carelessly thrown on the...

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Busy Year Ahead for Sarmiento

February 22, 2011
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By Penny Cherubino This will be a busy year around the statue of Domingo Sarmiento on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. The bi-centennial of his birth was last week. More visitors have been stopping to view and photograph the statue– including vans full of tourists from “Don Quijote Tours.” When you find a wreath of...

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Staying Safe

February 22, 2011
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A lecture given on Beacon Hill Thursday evening by Sgt. Gary Eblan of the Boston Police Department was extremely well attended and rightly so. It is the type lecture that should be given at least four times a year in the Back Bay. Nearly all Back Bay residents want to increase the odds when...

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Police Briefs 02-22-2011

February 22, 2011
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Frauds – All Other 02/06/11 – A victim reported to police that he left his Chase credit card at Steve’s Greek Restaurant, located at 316 Newbury St., around noon after eating lunch there. The victim later discovered that two charges were fraudulently made on his credit card, totaling $620.19. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon...

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2011 Saluting winter runners

February 15, 2011
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2011 Saluting winter runners

“I always loved running…it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction,  fast or  slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.” –...

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A Dog Walker in Winter

February 15, 2011
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-By Penny Cherubino Dan Hazelwood is an “essential person” who must work through snow emergencies. He’s better known around the neighborhood as “Dan the Dog Walker.” With storm after storm making it hard to get area dogs the exercise they need, Boston Pet Sitters owner Jennifer North said she woke up each day expecting...

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