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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Boylston St. Bike Kiosks Won’t Open until after Running of the Marathon

March 18, 2014
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Boston Bikes could launch its season by early next month, but for security reasons, four to six stations in the Back Bay won’t open until after the Boston Marathon, according to Nicole Freedman, director of bicycle programs for the city. Four impacted stations on Boylston Street are located near City Sports, the Apple Store,...

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Something Special Is Happening at Conventures

March 18, 2014
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If there is a major event happening in Boston, there’s a very good chance that Dusty Rhodes is planning it. Rhodes is the founder and president of Conventures, the leading special events company in New England. The firm, which produces events of all kinds, celebrates its 38th anniversary this week. This past Sunday morning,...

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MassDOT Starts Dismantling Process of Longfellow Bridge Tower for Repairs

March 18, 2014
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More than 100 years after the last stone was set on the “salt and pepper” towers of the Longfellow Bridge, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has begun dismantling them for storage, cleaning and repair using a barge-mounted crane on the Charles River. On March 6, MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV, began preparations by moving...

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Living in a Postcard Scene

March 4, 2014
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Living in a Postcard Scene

Watching visitors stop to admire and photograph homes in the Back Bay Historic District is a reminder that residents here live in a very special place. These Bostonians can enjoy their ever changing postcard view of the city from snowy winter scenes to the glory of the spring magnolia bloom.

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As Muggings Increase in Other Neighborhoods, Boston Police Tell Citizens to Remain Vigiliant

March 4, 2014
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In light of the recent incidents reported in East Boston and the North End, the Boston Police Department would like to remind both women and men to be vigilant and to be aware of their surroundings. The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding the recent incidents in East Boston and...

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New Management Planned At Esplanade Cafe in Spring

March 4, 2014
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The former Café Esplanade will reopen under new management as the Charles River Bistro on March 21, according to Anthem Hospitality. Boston-based Anthem Hospitality and its parent company The Anthem Group assumed control of the café located near the DCR Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade last year and invested more than $250,000 in...

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Park Street School Celebrates Science at Student Fair on March 6

March 4, 2014
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From insects to planets, musical instruments to the rainforest and desert, Park Street School (PSS) students are busily preparing for a dynamic science fair exhibition on Thursday, March 6, which will include displays, presentations and interactive experiments and engaging conversation. At that time, PSS students will exhibit their research and findings on display boards, through...

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Snow Budget Still Has Small Surplus

March 4, 2014
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Already 50 inches of snow have fallen in Boston this winter pushing the city’s snow budget to the brink. With a little over two months left before the city is out of the woods this winter the city’s Department of Public Works (BPW) has spent $16.1 million of the $18.5 million in its snow...

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