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Marching Ahead

March 1, 2011
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Marching Ahead

‘It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.’ – Charles Dickens 1812-1870

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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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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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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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Towering Award

February 8, 2011
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Towering Award

The John Hancock Tower has been awarded the American Institute of Architects 2011 Twenty-five Year Award. This exceptional honor, ‘is conferred on a project that has stood the test of time for 25 to 35 years as an embodiment of architectural excellence.

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Profile in Style – The Growth of Winston Flowers

February 8, 2011
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Profile in Style – The Growth of Winston Flowers

Giving flowers is a Valentine’s Day custom. In Boston, buying that gift from Winston Flowers is a 67-year tradition. This third-generation neighborhood business began in 1944 with Robert Winston and his teenaged son Maynard selling flowers from a pushcart near the Ritz Hotel on Newbury Street. Setting up Shop Julie Sullivan, Winston’s Marketing &...

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Bench Warmers

February 1, 2011
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Bench Warmers

Commonwealth Avenue neighbors, Paige Carey and Jillian Rinehimer were not about to let a little snow spoil their coffee break on the Mall – especially on Jillian’s birthday! Penny CcherubBino Photo Commonwealth Avenue neighbors, Paige Carey and Jillian Rinehimer were not about to let a little snow spoil their coffee break on the Mall...

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