Police Briefs 08-21-2012

August 21, 2012
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Aug. 6 182 Newbury St.  – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over Massachusetts Avenue Motor Vehicle Accident involving Bicycle 337 Marlborough St. – Verbal Dispute 240 Newbury St. Property – Lost Aug. 7 82 Newbury St. – Assault with a Deadly Weapon – Other 284 Newbury St. – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene –...

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Community Boating

August 14, 2012
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Community Boating

“There is nothing– absolutely nothing– half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” – Kenneth Grahame from The Wind in the Willows

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Adding Color to the Esplanade

August 14, 2012
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Adding Color to the Esplanade

Kaji Aso Studio artists partner with CBI to bring painting to the Esplanade On Saturday, July 21, Community Boating partnered with the Kaji Aso Studio (KAS) to bring water-color painting to the Charles River Esplanade. As part of the KAS Landscaping and Urban Greenways classes, faculty member Gary Tucker brought his program to the...

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Boston Parks to Hold Photography Workshop

August 14, 2012
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s Pics in the Parks program will be visiting the wilds of Allandale Woods on August 13 and hosting its first-ever free photography workshop on Boston Harbor when the program comes to Spectacle Island August 18. The workshops, the last in a summer-long series hosted by ParkARTS, are open...

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Thesis and Anti-Thesis

August 14, 2012
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Our neighborhoods, thankfully, are among the safest in the city. Beacon Hill and the Back Bay are examples of wonderful places to live, to shop, to own businesses or to tour. And best of all, our neighborhoods are virtually absent of violent crime and of the pervasive gun play occurring in other neighborhoods with...

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Police Briefs 08-14-2012

August 14, 2012
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Larceny from a Motor Vehicle 07/31/12 – A victim reported that he parked his Honda sedan at Beacon and Brimmer street between 9:30 and 11 a.m. When he returned to his motor vehicle, his bag containing a laptop, Kindle and personal papers was stolen. There was no sign of forced entry into the vehicle....

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Dancing At the Pru

August 7, 2012
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Dancing At the Pru

The statue, “Quest Eternal” seems to have caught the rhythm of these impromptu dancers on the Prudential Center’s Boylston Street Plaza.

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Summer Fitness on the Esplanade a Smashing Success

August 7, 2012
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Summer Fitness on the Esplanade a Smashing Success

Strolling through the Esplanade these past few weeks, one might have noticed masses of people dancing to Latin beats or finding peace along the banks of the Charles. The Esplanade Association’s (TEA) Healthy, Fit & Fun program series, which kicked-off on July 9th, has attracted well over 1,000 people to the Esplanade looking to...

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Parks Dept. Announces Back Bay Tree Hearing

August 7, 2012
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a public hearing to discuss the proposed removal of two public shade trees for a construction project at 375 Newbury St. in the Back Bay. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the Conference Room of the Boston Parks...

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Longtime Back Bay Resident Joins Weichert, Realtors – Synergy

August 7, 2012
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A Back Bay resident of 13 years and longtime licensed Realtor, Rhonda A. Pieroni has joined the sales team of Wellesley-based Weichert, Realtors – Synergy. Pieroni will assist homebuyers and sellers in the vicinities of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, South End and Brookline. She is a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board...

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The Long Hot Summer

August 7, 2012
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The scorching heat of the past weekend and of the week before has left the neighborhood very, very hot. In fact, as all of us are completely aware, this has been a long hot summer – perhaps the hottest in recent memory. In other parts of the nation, states are experiencing drought conditions this...

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Police Briefs 08-07-2012

August 7, 2012
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July 23 587 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, Under $50 15 Arlington St. – Assault and Battery July 24 199 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle Newbury Street  Larceny, Other, $200 & Over 277 Marlborough St. – License Premise Violation 360 Newbury St.            – Investigate Person 955 Boylston St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle,...

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Screen Play

August 1, 2012
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Screen Play

More park benches are filled with people reading words on screens, large and small. The Pew Institute recently reported that 29% of Americans use digital reading devices. A Harris Poll found that people using e-readers both read and buy more books.

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Back Bay Residents to Ride in 33rd Annual Pan-Mass. Challenge

August 1, 2012
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Back Bay residents Annie Abbruzzese, Peter Adams, Jason Allukian, Tom Beaton, Jackie Bello, Nicholas Berardo, Clyde Bergstresser, Kathleen Bogan, Tom Bogan, Dave Bordeau, Casey Brock-Wilson, Christina Butkiewicus, Steve Cardillo, Clayton Cole, Eleanor Crow, Alexander Cushman, Thomas Defalco, Kevin Dejong, Caitlin Driscoll, Nicole Efron, Matt Evans, Peter Francis, Jess Garnitz, Daniel Ginsburg, William Harrison, Hannah...

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Jazz Up Your Summer with Jazz Books

August 1, 2012
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A great way to enhance your summer is to start a new collection of books and what better way than with than to focus on books about American-born born music: jazz! If you happen to own a rare and used book store, as I do, and you happen to have a wife who collects...

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Bicycling Boston; Becoming the Green and Healthy Thing To Do

August 1, 2012
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The announcement last week by Mayor Menino that the city is allowing the addition of another 400 Hubway bicycles at an additional number of stops in more than several neighborhoods. The additional bicycles and stands will make it easier and easier for tourists and residents and for visitors to Boston who want to bike...

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Police Briefs 07-31-2012

August 1, 2012
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July 16 587 Boylston St.  Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 80 Marlborough St. – Harassing Phone Calls 269 Commonwealth Ave. – Robbery – Unarmed – Street Boylston Street – Larceny, Bicycle, $200 & Over July 17 777 Boylston St.            – Breaking and Entering, Non-Residence, Night – Force 47 Newbury St.  – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200...

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Parasols Are Popping!

July 24, 2012
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Parasols Are Popping!

Parasols, or sun umbrellas, are popping up all over the neighborhood. This woman carries hers with grace and style on Newbury Street. They may not be trending as a fashion accessory quite yet, but they are a very smart way to protect your skin from harmful rays.

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Gas-main Replacement on Commonwealth Avenue Now Underway

July 24, 2012
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National Grid is now replacing 2,000 square feet of gas main on the inbound side of Commonwealth Avenue between Exeter and Hereford streets, according to company spokesman David Graves. Graves said the project, which began July 5 and will continue through mid-October, entails the decommissioning of infrastructure that dates back to the early 20th...

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The Tour Guide’s View

July 24, 2012
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It’s summertime and tourists wander Boston neighborhoods on their own and in tour groups. What is it like to introduce visitors to our city? What surprises them? What do they love about our hometown and its history? We asked Alan Maltzman, founder of Boston CityWalks. He Loves His Work  Alan has always loved taking...

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Woman Charged in Knife Attack

July 24, 2012
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A 28-year-old Boston woman was arrested after she allegedly cut a female victim with a knife after attempting to stab the victim’s son in Thoreau Park last Tuesday, Boston Police said. About 2:05 p.m., an officer received a radio call to the path, located in the West End, for a report of a person...

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The Summer of 2012

July 24, 2012
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The tragedy in Colorado has touched Americans in different ways everywhere during this otherwise lovely summer of 2012. The mass murder and shooting of so many innocents last week at a movie-plex in Aurora goes to prove once again how chance and fate often mix and with the worst possible results. However, it is...

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Police Briefs 07-24-2012

July 24, 2012
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July 9 186 Marlborough St. – Assault and Battery 100 Newbury St.  – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 182 Newbury St.  – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over Back Street – Vandalism 186 Marlborough St. – Assault and Battery 344 Newbury St.  – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 282 Beacon St. – Vandalism July 10...

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Charles River Bass Fishing

July 18, 2012
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Charles River Bass Fishing

All summer long, you’ll see rods and reels along the Esplanade as anglers choose favorite spots for a major bass fishing tournament to be held on the Charles and Mystic Rivers in September.

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