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A Moment of Luxury

April 5, 2011
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A Moment of Luxury

“Real luxury is time and opportunity to read for pleasure.”~ Jane Brody (American author and newspaper columnist)

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Library Access 24/7

April 5, 2011
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-By Penny Cherubino With the proposal to close the Copley Square Library an additional 27 Sundays a year, users would have to turn to remote access more often. In addition to 6 million books, 17 thousand magazines, a landmark architectural building, free WiFi, computer access, and a staff of experts that patrons depend on...

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Clear the Streets!

March 30, 2011
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Clear the Streets!

Street sweeping returns on April 1. A mechanical street sweeper was patented by C. B. Brooks in 1896. Before that, streets were cleaned with brooms by men who were also called street sweepers.

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Avoiding Tickets and Tows

March 30, 2011
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-By Penny Cherubino Within the next two weeks, some cars will have to shift out of the resident parking spaces where they’ve camped all winter. Street sweeping currently runs from April 1st through November 30th. Help From The City In addition to street signs, the Boston Transportation Department offers other ways to avoid a...

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Waiting With the Red Wood

March 22, 2011
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Waiting With the Red Wood

Soon this bench in the Public Garden will be shaded by the freshly-needled branches of the Dawn Redwood beside it. In its native China, this giant, deciduous conifer can grow taller than a 10-story building.

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Come Meet Your Ancestors!

March 22, 2011
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-By Penny Cherubino The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) has been a Back Bay neighbor since 1964, and yet many residents have never ventured into this storehouse of information about the history of families. Others, curious about their own family, or the families who once lived in our neighborhood, have experienced how accommodating...

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Five Individuals Get Pre-trial Probation for Spray-painting Obscenities in the Back Bay

March 22, 2011
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-By Dan Murphy Five individuals received six months of pre-trial probation in Boston Municipal Court last Tuesday for allegedly spay-painting obscenities in the Back Bay last November. Dana Cataldo, 25, of Halifax, William Grady, 24 of Milford, Timothy O’Brien, 23, of Hanson, Daniel Craig Shannon, 24 of Plympton and Patricia Nelson, 23, of Jamaica...

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The Big Clean-up

March 15, 2011
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The Big Clean-up

-By Penny Cherubino As neighbors come out of winter hibernation and meet on the street, the big topic of conversation is how unsightly and gritty the neighborhood looks. “I don’t think the litter we see today is intentional,” said Cathy Youngman, Co-Chair of the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay’s (NABB) City Services Committee....

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Morning Walk with a View

March 8, 2011
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Morning Walk with a View

“Bridges become frames for looking at the world around us.” – Bruce Jackson, public Servant

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Trident Remains a Back Bay Institution

March 8, 2011
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Trident Remains a Back Bay Institution

By Dan Murphy Despite the imminent closure of Borders on Boylston Street, business remains brisk at Trident Booksellers & Café – a Back Bay institution and the last remaining independent bookstore in the city.   “We only have to worry about one location, so we can maintain our identity well,” Trident General Manger Michael...

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