We Must Prepare for Rising Sea Levels

August 20, 2013
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Benjamin Franklin coined the expression 200 years ago, “You should buy land because they are not making it anymore.”  Well, that may not be exactly true for the last 100 years,  as all the communities on the water have been reclaiming low-lying marsh land.  One just has to look at the the Back Bay,...

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Police Briefs 08-20-2013

August 20, 2013
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Aug. 5 81 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 587 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 348 Commonwealth Ave.  – Breaking and Entering, Residence, Day – Force Aug. 6 497 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 361 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 &...

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Courtyard Concerts

August 13, 2013
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Courtyard Concerts

Summer would not be complete without the Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard series. Here, the Fernando Holz Band enchanted Boston music lovers with the sounds of Brazil. The concerts continue each Friday at 12:30 pm through August 30th.

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Fireworks Coming to Boston Harbor

August 13, 2013
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After their absence for over a decade, the City of Boston officials announced that fireworks on the Boston Harbor would return for the first time this century. The fireworks will be set off Saturday, August 31 at 9:00 p.m. as part of the final Summer on the Waterfront celebration—a summer long program aimed at...

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BLO to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of MLK Speech on Aug. 28

August 13, 2013
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The Boston Landmarks Orchestra will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream “speech with a free concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade on Wednesday, Aug. 28, the day the speech was delivered on the mall in Washington, D.C., in 1963. The 7 p.m. concert...

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Lederman Park Rehab Underway

August 13, 2013
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) held a groundbreaking ceremony at Lederman Park on the Charles River Reservation on Wednesday for its approximately $255 million restoration of the Longfellow Bridge. Northbound vehicles are now being redirected from Charles Circle to Leverett Circle before traveling on Monsignor O’Brien Highway to Land Boulevard in Cambridge. The detour...

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Police Briefs 08-13-2013

August 13, 2013
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July 30  354 Marlborough St. – Breaking and Entering, Residence, Day – Force 213 Newbury St. – Breaking and Entering, Residence, Day – Force July 31  264 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 587 Boylston St. – Fraud – False Pretense Aug. 1  214 Newbury St. – Breaking and Entering, Residence, Day...

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Around the Mark on a Perfect Summer Day

August 7, 2013
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Around the Mark on a Perfect Summer Day

“Sailing a boat calls for quick action, a blending of feeling with the wind and water as well as with the very heart and soul of the boat itself. Sailing teaches alertness and courage, and gives in return a joyousness and peace that but few sports afford.” George Matthew Adams (American newspaper columnist, 1878...

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Service Dog Finds Working on Hill No Easy Task

August 7, 2013
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West Cedar Street resident Anne Szabla was paired with service dog Sienna less than five months ago, but she soon might have to give up the golden retriever following a traumatic encounter with another canine on Beacon Hill. Szabla and Sienna were walking by the CVS pharmacy at Cambridge and Charles streets on Memorial...

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Panel Discussion Held on Rising Sea Levels in Boston

August 7, 2013
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Bold federal action on climate solutions will help safeguard our communities, create good jobs and build a stronger economy, according to participants in a panel discussion on climate change last Wednesday at the UMass Club. The panel discussion – which featured business leaders, members of the faith community and other advocates who highlighted the...

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August is Here

August 7, 2013
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Yes, the days have become noticeably shorter and there has been a chill in the air at night. And when the calendar turns to August, as it has, it’s sort of a signal that the new school year is not that far away and soon another summer will be in the books. But the...

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There is a Boston City Council Race

August 7, 2013
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While all the attention has been given to the Mayor of Boston race, let’s not forget there are Boston City Council at Large and District races as well. Surely, the race to become the City’s top politician deserves top billing but it is important to recognize there are many candidates seeking to serve on...

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Police Briefs 08-06-2013

August 7, 2013
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July 20  361 Boylston St. – Property – Missing Commonwealth Avenue    Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage July 21  955 Boylston St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 228 Newbury St. – Fraud – Larceny by Scheme 100 Massachusetts Ave.    Property – Missing 745 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, $50 to...

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Monitoring Elm Bark Beetle Traps

July 30, 2013
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Monitoring Elm Bark Beetle Traps

Entomologists Christine and Normand Helie from “The Growing Tree” collect specimens and record information from one of the 24 Elm Bark Beetle traps placed near the Emerald Necklace and in Copley Square. The data from this field research is being used to create a more effective pest control program to prevent Dutch Elm Disease.

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Illusionist Ivan Amodei Provides Plenty of Fun and Entertainment

July 30, 2013
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Brilliant, hilarious, and enthralling, Ivan Amodei’s “Intimate Illusions,” at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers during the third week of July, was celestial. Illusionist, Amodei, charmed the 250 audience members with his introspective questions, witty banter, and dry humor that was often at the expense of his height or poking fun at guests’...

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Tea Holds Annual Dock Party

July 30, 2013
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On July 18, (TEA) The Esplanade Association held its Annual Dock Party on the Community Boating docks. As in years past, the event was a great success.  Everyone had an amazing time, and the party helped to raise almost $10,000 for the organization. This year, 250 attendees gathered for a night of dinner, drinks...

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Police Briefs 07-30-2013

July 30, 2013
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July 15 280 Beacon St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person Arlington Street – Disturbing The Peace 138 Beacon St     Auto Theft 867 Boylston St. – Breaking and Entering, Non-Residence, Day – Forcible 497 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 497 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 234 Newbury St. – Property...

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‘Strike Out Cancer’

July 23, 2013
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‘Strike Out Cancer’

From left: Beacon Hill resident and Jimmy Fund Clinic patient Bennett Olson, 9, with his mom and dad, Noelle Champoux-Olson and Ken Olson, and his sister, Lilly Olson, 11, hang out with Wally at Fenway Park during the “Strike Out Cancer” with the Jimmy Fund Rally. From July 24 through Aug. 7, customers at...

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Lauren Hoops-Schmieg Looks Forward to Starting as New Director at Hill House

July 23, 2013
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Lauren Hoops-Schmieg Looks Forward to Starting as New Director at Hill House

The Hill House Community Center recently appointed Lauren Hoops-Schmieg as their new executive director, so we decided to sit down with Lauren in order to find out more about her past experiences as well as her future plans for Hill House. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she earned a B.A....

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Garden Club of the Back Bay Donates to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

July 23, 2013
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Garden Club of the Back Bay Donates to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Once again the Garden Club of the Back Bay, Inc., has donated money to a local institution. The Garden Club has given $1,000 to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in honor of the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings. “After visiting Spaulding, we were impressed by the easy access of patients, visitors and staff to many...

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Poll Shows Mayor’s Race Still Very Much Up for Grabs

July 23, 2013
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A recent Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll suggests that the Boston Mayoral race is still very much up for grabs with City Councilor At Large John Connolly and Representative Marty Walsh leading the pack. Twelve candidates are vying for the top two spots during the city’s primary scheduled for September 24. Those two candidates that...

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Be Aware of Your Surroundings

July 23, 2013
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In wake of the recent assault in Beacon Hill neighborhood, we urge all our readers to read the list of safety tips provided by the Boston Police Women walking alone in the area should observe the following safety tips: • Always be aware of your surroundings especially at night. When parking or returning to...

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Police Briefs 07-23-2013

July 23, 2013
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July 8 238 Marlborough St. – Breaking and Entering, Residence, Day – Force 505 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, Under $50 745 Boylston St. – Investigate Person Gloucester Street – Motor Vehicle Accident – Personal Injury Commonwealth Avenue    – Violation of the Auto Laws – Operating without a License July 9  182...

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BU Student Took Part in the Charles River Swim

July 18, 2013
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BU Student Took Part in the Charles River Swim

BU students Kyle Plantz, Sarah Kapica, and Kris Parry took part in the Charles River Swim on Saturday.

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