Garden Glory

June 10, 2014
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Garden Glory

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” Robin Williams

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New Off-leash Dog Areas Designated on Common

June 10, 2014
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After more than a decade of lobbying for an off-leash dog park in the Boston Common, Boston dog owners finally have a place – or places – to let their doodles, dachshund and Dalmatians romp freely without having to keep an eye out for an approaching Park Ranger. Freely, that is, as long as...

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Bike Pump Installed on Esplanade Park

June 10, 2014
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Just in time for bike season, the Esplanade Association has installed a new permanent bike pump in the park.  Much to the delight of the thousands of people who bike through the park daily, the pump will act as a free public resource for bikers who need to fix up a flat or re-inflate...

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Shuttle Service Offered from Back Bay to Logan

June 10, 2014
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The public commute from Logan International Airport to the Back Bay has grown considerably easier since the launch of shuttle-bus service between the two destinations earlier this spring. As part of a two-year pilot program, Massport is now offering service between the airport Hynes Convention Center and the Copley MBTA Station on Boylston Street...

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Congratulations to Our Graduates

June 10, 2014
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Graduation season is upon us, the time of year in which communities all across America celebrate the accomplishments of our young adults who will be receiving their high school diplomas. Graduation is a bittersweet time, marking both an ending and a beginning. For the grads, they will realize that the past four years, which...

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Police Briefs 06-10-2014

June 10, 2014
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May 19 341 Newbury St. – Verbal Dispute 46 Commonwealth Av – Towed Motor Vehicle 505 Boynton St.- Larceny in a Building, $50 to $199 259 Beacon St.    – Breaking and Entering, Residence, Day – No Force 155 Beacon St.    – Auto Theft 88 Beacon St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over...

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An Attractive Tree

May 28, 2014
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An Attractive Tree

In spring, this Hopa Crabtree in the Public Garden attracts both bees and photographers. In fall and winter, its fruit will attract and feed the birds that gather in the park.

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Zakim Files Ordinances to Protect College Athletes

May 28, 2014
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City Councilor Josh Zakim has filed a pair of ordinances that will provide long-awaited and much-needed rights and protections to college athletes in the City of Boston. In the absence of any federal or state regulations regarding the treatment of college athletes, Zakim has taken the unique step of filing legislation at a local...

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Five-thousand Daffodils Blooming on the Esplanade

May 28, 2014
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Each year, thousands of flowers grace the city and mark the arrival of spring in Boston. Beginning this month, Esplanade visitors can enjoy the arrival of 5,000 new daffodils that were planted in the park as part of Marathon Daffodils. The bulbs were planted along the banks of the Charles River Esplanade last fall,...

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Traffic Woes Will Increase in Neighborhood

May 28, 2014
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Once all the projects are completed in the North Station area, the vehicle traffic will increase dramatically on Causeway, Commercial and North Margin Streets as well as the Charlestown Bridge and Atlantic Avenue. Several commercial buildings including a hotel and a new Converse headquarters will appear on the horizon and many residential units will...

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Police Briefs 05-27-2014

May 28, 2014
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May 5 30 Fairfield St. – Vandalism 645 Boylston St. – Investigate Property 44 Commonwealth Ave – License Premise Violation 82 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over Newbury Street – Vandalism May 6 Massachusetts Avenue – Motor Vehicle Accident – Involving Bicycle 178 Commonwealth Ave. – Breaking and Entering, Residence, Day –...

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Tales of Ode Release Party Set for May 28

May 28, 2014
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Check out their latest single, “Why” RIYL: Of Monsters and Men, Kings of Leon, MuteMath Who: Indie folk-rock band Tales of Olde “mix earnest songwriting, tight musicianship, and beautiful harmonies creating sonic atmospheres that toe the line between folk and pop” (My Old Kentucky Blog). What: Album release party for their debut EP, out 6/3 Where: Great Scott, Allston,...

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Early Spring Window

May 13, 2014
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Early Spring Window

Without foliage to hide the lovely things neighbors place in their windows, budding blossoms and bare branches add a perfect frame to displays like this one.

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PPS Holds Successful Spring Fundraiser

May 13, 2014
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This year’s Park Street School (PSS) | Park Street Kids (PSK) Spring Fundraiser, with the theme “No Ceilings, No Walls,” was a resounding success, raising more than $300,000 for the school’s annual fund. The event was held at the Boston Park Plaza on Friday, April 4. As guests entered the hotel mezzanine, they were...

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Volunteers Brave Rain for Annual Cleanup

May 13, 2014
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On the morning of Saturday, April 26, The Esplanade Association (TEA) helped to host the 14th annual Charles River Cleanup. Since 2000, TEA has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Conversation and Recreation, the Charles River Watershed Association (the lead organizer) and numerous other Charles River stakeholders to coordinate this event, which attracts volunteers from...

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FOPG Launches New Membership Drive

May 13, 2014
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The Friends of the Public Garden has launched a spring membership drive with an enticing incentive. Anyone who joins the Friends by May 22 will be entered into a drawing to win lunch for two at the Four Seasons Hotel’s Bristol Lounge. “We look forward to welcoming new members to our organization, and we...

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Downtown Mothers Make the Switch to Clean Energy

May 13, 2014
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If the activity of millions of people around the world has been the main cause of global warming, as leading climate scientists contend, how likely is it that the actions of a single person can help reverse climate change? Very likely, say a growing group of downtown mothers who believe that each step each...

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Beacon Hill Garden Club Hosts a Special Event Thursday

May 13, 2014
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We welcome the opportunity to remind our readers about a very special event, the 85th “Hidden Garden Tour of Beacon Hill” that is scheduled for this Thursday, May 15. This is one of the most anticipated events of the year in our neighborhood. As Amy Wilson, communications chair for the Garden Club, told the...

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Police Briefs 05-13-2014

May 13, 2014
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April 21 260 Beacon St. – Motor Vehicle-Leaving Scene-Property Damage 370 Beacon St. – Investigate Property Dartmouth Street – Investigate Property 71 Newbury St. – Investigate Property 600 Boylston St. – Investigate Property Commonwealth Avenue – Disturbing the Peace 116 Beacon St.    – Investigate Person 907 Boylston St. – Investigate Person April 22 Newbury...

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Memorial Lion

April 29, 2014
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Memorial Lion

Each of the lions on the grand staircase of the Boston Public Library is a memorial to a Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, which fought in the Civil War. Louis Saint-Gaudens carved the pair from solid blocks of Siena marble.

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Back Bay to See Several Added Projects in Walsh’s City Budget

April 29, 2014
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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh unveiled his $2.7 billion fiscal year 2015 budget to the City Council . In it is Walsh and the city’s five year $1.9 billion capital plan, “Building a Better Boston,” that the Walsh administration has dubbed an investment program for the City’s future has several earmarks for the Back Bay...

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Green and White Ball Helping a Neighborhood ‘Angel’

April 29, 2014
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This year marks the 90th anniversary of the George Robert White Memorial Fountain, which locals and visitors often refer to as “The Angel.” Located in the Public Garden near the corner of Beacon and Arlington streets, the sculpture and fountain honors one of Boston’s greatest benefactors. When White died in 1922, his will included...

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Thank You for a Great Marathon

April 29, 2014
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We want to take the time to acknowledge all the behind the scenes work from thousands of Marathon officials, Boston and State Police and city officials who worked together to make this year’s Marathon a memorable experience. Living in the Back Bay, we were front and center in last year’s cowardly act that left...

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Police Briefs 04-29-2014

April 29, 2014
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April 7 Berkeley Street – Motor Vehicle – Leaving Scene – Personal Injury 298 Beacon St.    – Motor Vehicle Accident – Police Vehicle 3387 Newbury St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 761 Boylston St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 647 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over Boylston Street    – Vandalism...

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