Fighting Cancer with a Walk

September 11, 2012
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The neighborhoods in and around downtown Boston, including our own, were crowded Sunday with walkers and many, many observers and silent participants doing their thing to raise money for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. According to the Jimmy Fund, approximately $7.5 million was raised for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and 8500 men...

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The Red Sox in Last Place

September 11, 2012
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You do not have to be a Boston Red Sox baseball fan to take notice of the Red Sox who sank into last place at the expense of a team that came to Boston this weekend that was in last place when they arrived but are no longer in last place upon leaving. The...

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Police Briefs 09-11-2012

September 11, 2012
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Aug. 27 321 Commonwealth Ave. – Towed Motor Vehicle 227 Beacon St.    – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person Massachusetts Avenue – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage 329 Newbury St. – Towed Motor Vehicle Aug. 28 112 Newbury St. – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage 234 Berkeley St. –...

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Break in the Action!

September 4, 2012
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Break in the Action!

Moving trucks are part of the streetscape this time of year. This team took a quick break when the truck was empty. But, their relief was most certainly replaced by the reality of unpacking and furniture arranging.

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LaMattina Versus Campatelli for Suffolk County Register of Probate

September 4, 2012
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Back Bay residents going to the polls next Thursday have two options when voting for Suffolk County Register of Probate. City Councillor Sal LaMattina is one possible choice. Patricia Campatelli is the other. The Register position race is one of Suffolk County’s best kept secrets. The expectation when all is said and done is...

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Clerk of Courts Race Draws Interest in Hennigan/Dello Russo

September 4, 2012
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Voters in Beacon Hill participating in the September 6 primary have two choices in the contest for the position of Criminal Clerk of the Suffolk County Superior Court. Two Democrats are running for the post, present clerk Maura Hennigan and former Assistant Clerk Magistrate of the Superior Court Robert Dello Russo. This is a...

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The Labor Day Weekend

September 4, 2012
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The symbolic end of summer – the Labor Day weekend –  has come and gone, again. The holiday has its origins in the 1880’s and was intended at first to celebrate the contributions and achievements of American workers. Celebrating the achievements of American workers is a bit dated these days – and what’s more...

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Police Briefs 09-04-2012

September 4, 2012
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Aug. 19 135 Beacon St. Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 and Over 15 Arlington St. Property – Found Aug. 20 Boylston Street Motor Vehicle Accident – Personal Injury 867 Boylston St. Motor Vehicle Accident – Personal Injury Newbury Street Violation of the Auto Laws – Operating without a License 251 Newbury St. Larceny in...

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Lush August Garden

August 28, 2012
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Lush August Garden

“Texture and foliage keep a garden interesting through the season. Flowers are just moments of gratification.” Kevin Doyle (Boston area landscape designer)

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Puppets on the Common

August 28, 2012
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Puppets on the Common

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Police Seek to Curb Gridlock at Intersections

August 28, 2012
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Boston drivers will be introduced to “Don’t Block the Box”, an education and enforcement campaign designed to curb gridlock, and increase vehicle and pedestrian safety, at busy intersections in Boston.  The campaign is the result of a collaboration between the City of Boston and MASCO, a non-profit affiliate of the hospitals, schools, research and...

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Police Briefs 08-28-2012

August 28, 2012
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Aug. 12 324 Commonwealth Ave. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 338 Newbury St. – Larceny, Bicycle, Under $50 107 Beacon St.  – Vandalism Arlington Street – Larceny in a Building, Under $50 745 Boylston St. – Larceny, Pickpocket, Under $50 Aug. 13 Commonwealth Avenue    – Property – Found 343 Beacon St....

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Oak Long Bar + Kitchen Ushers in Next Century for Fairmont Copley

August 28, 2012
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Now occupying the former space of The Oak Room, the OAK Long Bar + Kitchen is a fitting addition to the Fairmont Copley Plaza on its centennial, offering a contemporary dining and drinking experience while paying tribute to past incarnations of the storied room that has served as an eating and drinking establishment since...

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The Summer of 2012

August 28, 2012
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For those of us who regret the end of summer, who refuse to believe that it is nearly done, well, it is that time of the year again when summer is breathing its last breath, when each day at the beach is one of the last days at the beach this season, and when...

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Massachusetts Farmers’ Market Week

August 21, 2012
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Massachusetts Farmers’ Market Week

Governor Deval Patrick has proclaimed August 19-25, 2012 Massachusetts Farmers’ Market Week. Calling farmers’ markets “essential to the vitality of Massachusetts farms” Governor Patrick says “it is befitting for the citizens of Massachusetts to recognize the continued contribution of farmers’ markets to local consumers, as well as their positive impact on the economy of...

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‘Puppets on the Common’ Returns Thursday

August 21, 2012
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When  “Puppets on the Common” returns for its second season Thursday, master puppeteer, actress and singer Charlotte Dore hopes the universal appeal of her craft will again serve to unite disparate families from across the city. “Theatre brings people together who would otherwise have nothing in common,” Dore said. “It’s something that transcends language...

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The Changing Times

August 21, 2012
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Among public officials who are dealing with increasingly tricky density issues in cities across the land, there is the trend in belief about the future of our neighborhood shopping areas that automobiles are going to become a thing of the past. In most older American cities like Boston, where density has been an issue...

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TEA Plans Gala on Sept. 29

August 21, 2012
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The social event of the season is quickly approaching, and is on course to be the most elegant to date. The Esplanade Association’s (TEA) biennial Moon Dance Gala will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, to celebrate the historic Charles River Esplanade and the organization’s vision for its complete and thoughtful restoration, “Esplanade 2020: A...

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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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