Police Briefs 07-10-2012

July 16, 2012
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From Boston Police Area D-4 June 25 492 Beacon St.           – Verbal Dispute 841 Boylston St. – \Investigate Person 259 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 123 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 81 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 415 Newbury St. – Larceny, Vehicle Accessory, $50 to $199...

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Remember The Ladies

July 3, 2012
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Remember The Ladies

“I long to hear that you have declared an independancy—and by the way in the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors.” Abigail Adams, (March 31, 1776 in...

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Growing Your Gardening Book Library

July 3, 2012
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Pardon the pun, but gardening books are a perennial favorite with  collectors. They have been around from the very first days of writing  because they served as guides for the all-important agricultural tasks  people had to do each day. The earliest versions of gardening books were  nothing like what we think of today. They...

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Hampshire House Breaks Ground for New Restaurant on Waterfront

July 3, 2012
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Hampshire House Corporation breaks ground on its newest restaurant location on Liberty Wharf in the South Boston Seaport District of Boston.  The location of the business is a small kiosk at the west end of the Liberty Wharf development.  This is the last piece of the project that replaces the old Jimmy’s Harborside restaurant...

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The Great July 4 Crush, Again

July 3, 2012
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Back Bay and Beacon Hill are among the very safest of Boston’s up-scale neighborhoods and it is this reality that makes what is ahead in the next few days so compelling. The July 4 celebration will attract about a half-million people to the Esplanade. Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children, old and...

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Police Briefs 07-03-2012

July 3, 2012
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June 18 585 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 100 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 745 Boylston St. – Breaking and Entering, Non-Residence, Night – No Force 745 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over  June 19 326 Commonwealth Ave.  – Assault and Battery 116 Marlborough...

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Smoke Tree

June 26, 2012
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Smoke Tree

A Cotinus Obovatus in the Public Garden was showing off the hazy look that gives the plant the nickname “Smoke Tree.” This botanical cameleon starts the spring with small greenish, yellow flowers that give way to these billowy, pink plumes. By autumn it will develop yellow, orange, red, or reddish purple leaves that last...

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BAC to Start Renovations at 951 Boylston St.

June 26, 2012
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MassDevelopment has issued a $5.8 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of Boston Architectural College (BAC), an independent college of spatial design in the Back Bay. The school will use bond proceeds to finance its third phase of construction and renovations to its 951 Boylston St. building, the former Institute of Contemporary Art Museum and...

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Advent School and MIT Hit the Road Together with ‘Pedal Power’

June 26, 2012
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“We’re definitely making energy with this bike,” a second-grader announced with delight as she realized she could use pedal power for new inventions, not just bicycle riding. On day one of The Advent School + MIT D-Lab (Development, Design and Dissemination) collaborative engineering program, 8- and 9-year-olds experimented with materials and tested out their...

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Pauline Bilsky Named as “Boston Jazz Hero”

June 26, 2012
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Back Bay resident and JazzBoston Executive Director Pauline Bilsky was named “2012 Boston Jazz Hero” by the Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) Wednesday during an awards reception at Wally’s Jazz Cafe in the South End. The Back Bay-based nonprofit jazz advocacy organization honored Bilsky, who was part of the group that founded JazzBoston in early...

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The Fourth of July Celebration 2012

June 26, 2012
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This year’s Esplanade Fourth of July celebration will likely be one of the largest in recent years. The combination of great music and fireworks, hundreds of thousands of people joining together and entertainment beyond compare – and all of this free to the public – makes the annual celebration something to behold. The holiday...

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Police Briefs 06-26-2012

June 26, 2012
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From Boston Police Area D-4 June 10 15 Westland Ave. – Larceny in a Building, $50 to $199 Clarendon Street – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over Boylston Street – Property – Found June 11 260 Commonwealth Ave. – Vandalism 382 Commonwealth Ave. – Motor Vehicle Accident – Property Damage Massachusetts Avenue –...

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Rush Hour Row

June 21, 2012
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Rush Hour Row

There’s more than one way to beat gridlock on the Mass Ave Bridge. These rowers found a wide open express lane.

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Hill House Summer Staff Prepared for Safety, Sunshine and Fun!

June 21, 2012
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Yesterday was the season opener for the Hill House summer team. Counselors new and old put last week’s staff training lessons to work when the summer’s first campers arrived at Hill House. This summer will be Hill House’s first as an American Camp Association Accredited program, the only one within Boston city limits. Last...

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Mary Baker Eddy Library’s 10th-year Visit to Boston Recalls Harmony

June 21, 2012
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Ten years ago, I traveled from my agrarian hometown in Washington State to the big city of Boston. After the trip, our local newspaper, the Tri-city Herald, ran an article on my excursion, probably to prove I’d survived the 6,000-mile airline trip. With the New York City Twin-Towers attack of Sept. 11, 2001, still...

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BPL Changes are Coming

June 21, 2012
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Mayor Thomas Menino revealed two weeks ago that dramatic changes will be coming to the Boylston Street side entrance of the Boston Public Library as part of the city’s overall capital improvement program. The library is apparently set to make much better use of a large amount of empty open space in what is...

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Thank you, University Club

June 21, 2012
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Back Bay’s University Club has awarded 3 Boston Public School Students $5000 annual scholarships for four years – a total of $20,000 per student to aid in defraying tuition and related costs. These awards are consistent with the club’s generosity to the young people of Boston since the inception in 1977 of the University...

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Police Briefs 06-19-2012

June 21, 2012
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From Boston Police Area D-4 June 3 886 Boylston St. – Warrant Arrest 230 Clarendon St. – Towed Motor Vehicle Dartmouth Street – Property – Found 535 Boylston St. – Investigate Person 100 Massachusetts Ave. –  Investigate Property 180 Commonwealth Ave.  – Threats to Do Bodily Harm Gloucester Street – Motor Vehicle Recovered in...

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UClub Awards 3 BPS Students With”Future Leaders of Boston” Scholarships

June 12, 2012
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UClub Awards 3 BPS Students With”Future Leaders of Boston” Scholarships

The University Club of Boston announced today recipients of its “Future Leaders of Boston” scholarship awards.  The winners include three Boston Public High Schools students:  Nancy Figueroa of East Boston High School; Samuel Obanla of Boston Preparatory Charter School and Joana Rosa of Madison Park High School..  Each will receive $5,000 annually for four...

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Editorial

June 12, 2012
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A couple of weeks ago parents in the North End were upset. Homeless people had been sleeping in Christopher Columbus Park’s playground. They were throwing cigarette butts around and urinating beneath the play structure. The parents complained to the parks department, the mayor’s office, the police, and the city’s Department of Emergency Management. They...

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Police Briefs 06-12-2012

June 12, 2012
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Back Bay Police Log From Boston Police Area D-4 May 28 81 Newbury St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 350 Newbury St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 50 Dalton St.    – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 587 Boylston St. – Drugs – Uttering Prescription Controlled Substance Newbury...

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Painting the Town

June 6, 2012
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Painting the Town

Artist Hilary Baldwin had a perfect day to paint this scene of the Public Garden and the Back Bay beyond. This particular work was sold over the weekend at the gala to benefit the Copley Society as part of their annual Fresh Paint event.

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Growing Your Gardening Books Library

June 6, 2012
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Pardon the pun, but gardening books are a perennial favorite with collectors. They have been around from the very first days of writing because they served as guides for the all-important agricultural tasks people had to do each day. The earliest versions of gardening books were nothing like what we think of today. They...

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Condo’s Are Selling: Rentals Are High

June 6, 2012
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Back Bay’s condominium marketplace inventory is shrinking as several major projects continue down a path of selling their inventory. By all appearances, inventories are shrinking and market stability is returning as compared with the difficulties that arose in recent years with the recession and all of its accompanying problems. The Beal Company, which built...

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