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The Beauty and the Reality

February 1, 2011
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This winter’s snow storms have transformed the neighborhood. It has changed our habits, how we shop, where we expect to park, when we go out and who can come to visit. For retailers along Newbury Street and Boylston Street, the heavy snow of January has caused business to stall just a bit. The snowy...

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Turner Sentenced

February 1, 2011
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Former Boston City Councillor Chuck Turner was sentenced to three years in federal prison last week in Federal District Court. He has received exactly what he deserves – and residents of this city and voters should be pleased with the decision. Our public officials may not be saints but they cannot be allowed to...

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Police Briefs 02-01-2011

February 1, 2011
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Counterfeiting 01/18/11 – At about 5:30 p.m., an officer responded to Starbucks at 443 Boylston St. On arrival, the officers spoke with two store employees, who stated that a counterfeit $20 bill was used to make a purchase at the location. The first employee said a male suspect entered the store and ordered a...

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Year-round Tree Care

January 25, 2011
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Year-round Tree Care

By Penny Cherubino Caring for trees on your property requires a year-round plan. The recent blizzard damaged trees throughout the city including some of Commonwealth Avenue’s famous magnolias. Arborists Can Save Trees “Trees should be cared for by professionals and proper pruning can reduce damage in extreme weather conditions, though no amount of pruning...

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The Winter of 2011

January 25, 2011
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One gets the rather strong feeling that the Winter of 2011 is destined to be a memorable one. With another week of January remaining, with the temperature slipping below zero and with more snow forecast for later in the week, February is looking to be an extension of everything that has come before. Not...

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Police Briefs 01-25-2011

January 25, 2011
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Death Investigation 01/15/11 – At about 9:45 p.m., officers responded to a radio call for a sudden death at 86 Commonwealth Ave. Upon arrival, the officers observed a male, who was motionless and unresponsive. He was sitting upright in a chair with his feet crossed and propped up on a footrest. Boston Health and...

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Wintry Walk

January 18, 2011
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Wintry Walk

Along Commonwealth Avenue, winter fruit sparkled under a coating of ice and snow. Sadly, in other spots, the heavy load from last week’s storm took down boughs from the avenue’sfamous magnolia trees.

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Meet Mr. Groundwater, Elliott Laffer

January 18, 2011
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Meet Mr. Groundwater, Elliott Laffer

-By Penny Cherubino In Boston, when you hear “groundwater,” you think of Elliott Laffer. In 2004, he becameExecutive Director of the Boston Groundwater Trust (BGT). Since then, he’s been the point person fighting to protect Boston buildings from the damage caused by low ground water levels. In landfill areas, wooden pilings were driven through...

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Police Briefs 01-18-2011

January 18, 2011
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Investigate Person 01/05/11 – At about 10:23 a.m., officers were dispatched to Borders bookstore at 511 Boylston St. for a report of a suspected shoplifter on the premises. Upon arrival, officers spoke to an employee, who reported that an unknown male, suspected of shoplifting on Nov. 26 and Dec. 31, 2010, was in the...

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The Mayor’s Address

January 18, 2011
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Mayor Menino touched on what is certain to be one of the major issues confronting Boston and all the cities and towns in Massachusetts this year at his state of the city address given at Faneuil Hall last week. He said that Boston would be fighting to make changes with its union employees who...

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