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Vandals are Picking Your Pocket

-By Penny Cherubino With the warm weather comes another season of the Graffiti NABBers battle against the chronic graffiti vandalism in the Back Bay. Recently, chairperson Anne Swanson crunched some numbers and prepared a financial impact statement that the Attorney General’s office can use when prosecuting vandalism cases. Out of Pocket Expense “A typical...

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Blue Bell

April 28, 2011
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Blue Bell

“The sun does arise,And make happy the skies.The merry bells ringTo welcome the spring.”- William Blake(Eenglish poet 1757-1827)

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Neighborhood Round Up

April 28, 2011
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TONIGHT: ‘Retirement and Income Planning Strategies’ lecture Hertel & Konish Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors invites you and your spouse or guest to attend “Retirement and Income Planning Strategies for the Road Ahead” at the Court Yard Restaurant at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., on Tuesday, April 26, at 6:30...

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Board of Election Commissioners brings Voter Registration to Graduating Seniors

April 28, 2011
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Boston’s Board of Election Commissioners is bringing voter registration to the city’s high schools – public, parochial and private – in an effort to add graduating seniors to the voter rolls. “Today’s seniors have so much to do, from finalizing college plans, studying for those last few exams, turning in textbooks, and getting ready...

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New Willows Coming to the Esplanade on Arbor Day

April 28, 2011
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The Esplanade Association (TEA), in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), will be planting 10 Golden Weeping Willow (Salix alba “Tristis”) at the Otis Grove area of the Charles River Esplanade on Arbor Day, Friday, April 29. The weeping willows will be planted according to Landscape Architect Arthur Shurcliff’s original design....

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A Jazz Lesson — with a Distinct Boston Accent

April 28, 2011
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-By Penny Cherubino Boston has played an important role in the history of jazz in Boston. The neighborhood is currently home to two of the area’s important jazz institutions– Berklee College of Music and  JazzBoston, the organizing force behind the annual Jazz Week celebration. This year, the music will be in the air April...

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A Place to Pause

April 19, 2011
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A Place to Pause

“What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt – it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.”

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Fabulous Back Bay Picnics

April 19, 2011
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-By Penny Cherubino If you think picnics are something reserved for lazy Sunday afternoons in the country, think again. Surrounded by beautiful green spaces, you can take a quick picnic break any day your senses lure you outside to enjoy Boston’s fleeting moments of perfect weather. Breakfast on a Bench With the first warm...

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Volunteers Go the Distance on Marathon Monday

April 12, 2011
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Volunteers Go the Distance on Marathon Monday

Frank Duncan takes a break in a quiet Copley Square. On Marathon Monday, as the “Clothing Return” Team Captain, he‘ll walk a half-marathonbefore his day is done.

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BAA Volunteers Make a Big Impression

April 12, 2011
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–By Penny Cherubino On Patriots Day more than 8,000 volunteers will spread across the Boston Marathon course to protect, encourage, support, and make it possible for the 26,800 runners to think only about running their race. “Just the way they looked you in the eye and made the experience personal, and showed that they...

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