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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Swan Boat in Waiting

April 14, 2014
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Swan Boat in Waiting

Soon, this swan boat will come out of hiding and take its turn gliding around the Public Garden Lagoon. The 2014 Swan Boat Season is scheduled from Saturday, April 19th to Sunday, September 21st.

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Newbury Street Spa and Salons to Honor Stylist and Daughter Affected by Boston Marathon Bombings

April 14, 2014
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In Recognition of the Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings, G2O Spa and Salon and EMERGE Spa and Salon will Donate 20% of Proceeds to Celeste Corcoran and Daughter Sydney During the week of April 14-18, 2014, G2O Spa and Salon and EMERGE Spa and Salon, operated by parent company Joymark Inc. and located...

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Room with a Vieux ‘retirement’ Auction April 26

April 14, 2014
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While A Room with a Vieux has closed its Charles Street and Brookline showrooms after more than 30 years as a leading importer and dealer of high-end French antiques, collectors will have the opportunity to bid on its extensive inventory during a one-day, unreserved auction on Saturday, April 26. Grogan and Company, Fine Art...

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A Special Easter

April 14, 2014
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This week and especially on Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a...

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Police Briefs 04-15-2014

April 14, 2014
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March 24 337 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 30 Marlborough St – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, Under $50 Exeter Street – Property – Lost March 25 Arlington Street – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, Under $50 March 26 114 Commonwealth Ave. – Towed Motor Vehicle 82 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200...

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Honoring Firefighters

March 31, 2014
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Honoring Firefighters

People stop by the fire station on Boylston Street with floral tributes for the two firefighters who died in the fire last Wednesday on Beacon Street.

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Back Bay Falls Prey to Fire Again

March 31, 2014
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The Back Bay fell prey to fire for the second time in less than two months on Wednesday when a nine-alarm blaze tore through a four-story brownstone at 298 Beacon St., killing two Boston firefighters. Lt. Ed Walsh, 43, of West Roxbury and firefighter Michael Kennedy, 33, of Hyde Park died after responding to...

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Creative Kitchens Tour 2014

March 31, 2014
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New this spring is a Saturday afternoon walking tour through some remarkable kitchens in Beacon Hill and the Back Bay. ‘Creative Kitchens Tour 2014’, to be held this Saturday, April 5, offers a rare opportunity for guests to step inside eight 19th century townhouses to glimpse their gracious and distinctive kitchens, ranging in décor...

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The Fire on Beacon Street

March 31, 2014
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With two major fires in the same number of months in the Back Bay, the need to change the residential codes for multi-unit buildings is a fact that can no longer be ignored. Wednesday’s fire took a tragic turn when two firefighters lost their lives battling the 9-alarm fire in the eight-unit townhouse and...

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Police Briefs 04-01-2014

March 31, 2014
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March 10 Commonwealth Avenue    – Motor Vehicle Accident – Personal Injury 333 Newbury St. – Frauds – All Other 483 Beacon St. – Investigate Property March 11 224 Newbury St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 221 Newbury St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 815 Boylston St. – Fraud...

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Sunday in the Park with Dog

March 18, 2014
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Sunday in the Park with Dog

As the weekends warm up, neighborhood dogs have more opportunities for a little canine time. Here, a Sunday photo session was interrupted by a passing pup. The smiling photographer took the opportunity to capture the tail wagging meet-up as they greeted one another.

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Park Street School Students Explore, Hypothesize and Conclude at Science Fair

March 18, 2014
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The Park Street School (PSS) celebrated science on March 6, with students from the first through sixth grades and kindergarten participating in its biennial fair. Led by Science Faculty John Loefstedt, PSS students exhibited their research and findings during two general exhibits from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., and from 2:30 to 3 p.m., with...

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