Congratulations Charles River Swimming Club

June 4, 2013
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Perhaps it is growing up in the 70s and hearing the song by Standells, “Love That Dirty Water,” referring to the Charles River, so when David Jaye of the Back Bay mentioned that he was going to take part in a swim five years ago in the Charles River, we were incredulous, remembering the...

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Police Briefs 06-04-2013

June 4, 2013
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Assault and Battery 05/23/13 – At about 8:25 a.m., officers responded to 755 Boylston St. on an assault-and-battery report. Upon arrival, police spoke to the victim, who reported while he was panhandling, an unknown male suspect struck him directly in the eye before fleeing down Boylston Street in the direction of Copley Square. The...

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Enjoying Bridges

May 29, 2013
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Enjoying Bridges

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” (Isaac Newton)

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The Learning Project’s Mayfest Comes to Copley Square

May 29, 2013
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The Learning Project Elementary School held its annual Mayfest on Copley Square on Thursday, May 16. The Learning Project, located on Marlborough Street in the Back Bay, serves students in kindergarten through sixth grade who come from every neighborhood in Boston. The entire school presented a concert on the steps of Trinity Church. In...

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‘Taste of Beacon Hill’ Postponed Until Fall

May 29, 2013
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The Beacon Hill Business Association (BHBA) has postponed its 13th annual “Taste of Beacon Hill” until the fall. BHBA Treasurer Donna Petro said the event, which was scheduled for June 2, has been delayed “due to circumstances beyond our control,” and that purchased tickets and wristbands would be refunded in full. The event was...

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Police Briefs 05-28-2013

May 29, 2013
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May 13 411 Beacon St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 551 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 94 Massachusetts Ave. – Larceny, Bicycle, $200 & Over 745 Boylston St. – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage 647 Boylston St. – Property – Missing May 14 90 Commonwealth Ave....

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Public Garden Moment

May 21, 2013
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Public Garden Moment

“No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden.”

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Spring Fete at Nicholas House on June 6

May 21, 2013
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The Nichols House Museum, located on historic Beacon Hill, will host its popular celebration, the Spring Fête, on Thursday, June 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the elegant setting of The Boston Athenaeum. This popular party has become a rite of spring for Beacon Hill, where friends and neighbors welcome the season, while...

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Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit Alive with the Divine, Ancient Relics

May 21, 2013
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There is so much to be thinking about in May that it could be very easy to miss the launching of one of the more important exhibits to hit Boston in years – the Museum of Science’s ‘Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times.’ May brings about renewed attention to one’s gardening. There are...

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Memorial Day

May 21, 2013
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Memorial Day usually is the unofficial start of the all too brief summer in New England.  Temperatures become hotter and days also become longer.   For many grade school students, Memorial Day means that the end of the school year is in sight with only weeks remaining of books, teachers and homework. The deeper meaning...

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Special Primary is on Tuesday

May 21, 2013
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Given the timing following the three day weekend, we remind local voters that there will be a special Democratic Primary on Tuesday, May 28  to fill the State Representative seat left vacant when Marty Walz left office a few months ago. The Democratic primary will be between Jeff Dawson and Jay Livingston. There has...

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Police Briefs 05-21-2013

May 21, 2013
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May 6 37 Newbury St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 553 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 49 Gloucester St. – Investigate Person 815 Boylston St. – Property – Lost Commonwealth Avenue    – Larceny,Vehicle Accessory, $200 & Over May 7 230 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 232 Marlborough St. –...

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Architecture Blossoms in Spring

May 14, 2013
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Architecture Blossoms in Spring

“I don’t divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.” (Luis Ramiro Barragán Morfín, Mexican architect 1902 – 1988)

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TEA Outlines Memorable Achievements During Year

May 14, 2013
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The Esplanade Association (TEA) outlined its noteworthy achievements of fiscal ’13, recapping a fruitful business year that included a merger with another non-profit dedicated to enhancing park life, the completion of planning for the revitalization of the Charles Eliot Memorial and the establishment of the park’s first composting program.  In its recently published Report...

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Democrats Square off at State Representative Candidates Forum

May 14, 2013
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On Tuesday, May 7, the Beacon Hill Civic Association, the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay and the West End Civic Association presented a State Representative Candidates Forum for the 8th Suffolk District, which is made up of Back Bay, Beacon Hill and the West End in Boston, and Cambridgeport, Area 4 and MIT...

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Police Briefs 05-14-2013

May 14, 2013
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April 29 16 Newbury St. – Breaking and Entering, Non-Residence, Night – Force 329 Newbury St – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 320 Newbury St. – Larceny, Bicycle, $200 & Over April 30 Boylston Street – Property – Found 497 Beacon St – Landlord – Tenant Service 719 Boylston St. – Larceny in a...

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Sweet Sound of Spring

Sweet Sound of Spring

This Northern Cardinal sang long and loud from a Back Bay tree top. His song is a way to attract a mate and declare this territory as his. The redder the cardinal, the more attractive he is to mates because it’s a sign of a male who has found a good food supply.

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TEA to Hold Annual Meeting on May 7

The Esplanade Association (TEA) will host its 12th annual meeting at the Hampshire House, 84 Beacon St. in Boston, On Tuesday, May 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. The meeting will highlight the work done by The Esplanade Association over the past year, as well as discus future goals and projects. Some of this...

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LaMattina Seeks Private Development Dollars to Improve City’s Parks

Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina is calling for a hearing to find ways to link private development dollars with improving the city’s dynamic public park system. With Boston’s 2,200 acre park system woefully under funded, LaMattina said there could be an opportunity similar to the order that Mayor Thomas Menino issued 13 years ago...

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Police Briefs 05-08-2013

April 22 20 Gloucester St. – Property – Found 85 Newbury St – Disorderly Person 119 Clarendon St. – Investigate Person April 23  941 Boylston St. – Assault and Battery Arlington Street – Motor Vehicle Accident – Personal Injury Newbury Street – Property – Accidental Damage 172 Marlborough St. – Property – Receiving Stolen...

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Pansies in Spring

Pansies in Spring

Despite their delicate look, pansies are tough, little plants. In some neighborhood gardens, they survived the winter and started blooming again in spring. Here, they were planted en masse to give this yard a splash of early color.

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‘Backyard Dash” is Saturday

On Saturday, May 4, Hill House families, friends and neighbors are invited to take to Fiedler Field and the Esplanade Pathways for the seventh annual “Backyard Dash & Girls on the Run Boston 5K.” The event will feature a Diaper Dash for toddlers, 1-mile family fun-run, Girls on the Run Boston 5K, picnic lunch...

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Dawson Receives Firefighters’ Endorsement

Josh Dawson, Democratic candidate for 8th Suffolk District State Representative, was formally endorsed by the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts, Boston Firefighters Local 718, and Cambridge Firefighters Local 30 on Thursday. Edward Kelly, president of the Professional Firefighters of MA, said that Dawson’s upbringing in a working class family gives him the insight he feels...

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Annual Duckling Day Parade Scheduled for May 12

The Friends of the Public Garden will celebrate Mother’s Day with Boston-area families during its annual “Duckling Day” parade on Sunday, May 12.  Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Parkman Bandstand in the Boston Common, and the parade will begin at noon. Based on the children’s classic “Make Way for Ducklings” by...

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