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Give an Experience for Valentine’s Day

February 1, 2011
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Give an Experience for Valentine’s Day

-By Penny Cherubino The Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) has a catalog full of great experiences that could be perfect for Valentine gifting. You could select a class like “Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People” for someone who’s always dreamed of sitting at the keyboard. If you want to spend more time with 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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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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Fun and Games

January 11, 2011
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Fun and Games

Back Bay sports bars are primed for the Patriots’ pursuit of Super Bowl glory. Above, the sleek, modern Champions, which features the largest HD projection screen in Boston (at 12 x 24 feet), 35 flat panel televisions and a technologically advanced sound system. At left, the staff of Champions Sports Bar and Restaurant is...

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A Great Seen

January 11, 2011
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Champions and McGreevy’s offer first-class viewing experiences for Patriots fans By Cary Shuman New England Patriot fans are bracing for what should be an exciting month of NFL playoff football. And Patriot Nation has some great choices where to watch Tom Brady and Company on the road to the Super Bowl. Two excellent choices...

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Love that Frozen Water!

January 4, 2011
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Love that Frozen Water!

Today, a frozen Charles is a thing of beauty to be observed from afar. But, many years ago, the river sometimes froze solidly enough to allow ice skating.

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Meet Samuel Eliot Morison

January 4, 2011
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Meet Samuel Eliot Morison

-By Penny Cherubino Each year thousands of residents and visitors take photographs of the sculpture of Samuel Eliot Morison that sits on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall near Exeter Street. Many neighbors, like Patti Quinn, say this is their favorite statue in the park. But, just how much do these fans know about the man...

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Year in Review

January 4, 2011
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Year in Review

In January, the University Club hosted its annual Professional/Amateur Doubles Squash Tournament as part of the International Squash Doubles Association Pro Tour Championships. On Jan. 4, Felix G. Arroyo was sworn in as a Boston city councilor at-large. On Feb. 11, Gov. Deval Patrick approved the “green ticket bill,” providing municipalities with a more...

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New Year’s Traditions and Resolutions

December 28, 2010
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New Year’s Traditions and Resolutions

Gather your grapes, choose your bottle of bubbles, and soak the black-eyed peas. A new year is coming. Let the preparations for a traditional celebration begin. The grapes are for those who wish to adopt a custom from Spain. There, you toast the New Year by eating twelve grapes, one at each stroke of...

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