From Boston Police Area D-4

January 24, 2012
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*Firearm/Weapon–Found or Confiscated 01/09/12 – At about 9:21 a.m., Area D-4 officers responded to a radio call for the recovery of a firearm magazine outside of 26 Marlborough St. Upon arrival, officers were directed to a doctor’s office at that address and spoke with the receptionist, who stated the office housekeeper found a firearm...

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First Snow

January 24, 2012
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The first real snowfall of the year over the weekend has turned Back Bay and Boston’s other neighborhoods into a winter wonderland. It wasn’t a heavy snowfall as snowfalls go around here. But at least it reminded us that the New England winter guarantees the beauty and the inconvenience of the white stuff. In...

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Mayor Menino’s Address

January 24, 2012
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Mayor Menino’s 19th annual address last week at Faneuil Hall was vintage Menino. There wasn’t much in it for Back Bay, but then, Back Bay doesn’t have some of the nagging and dramatic needs of the rest of the neighborhoods of this city. Back Bay stands almost alone as the city’s greatest success story,...

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The Patriots Super Bowl Bound

January 24, 2012
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The New England Patriots pulled off a classic victory Sunday at Gillette Stadium. In a skin of their teeth victory following one of the team’s less than stellar performances, they beat the Baltimore Ravens in a thriller that came down to field goal kick the Ravens missed with 11 seconds remaining in the game....

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Treats Please!

January 17, 2012
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Treats Please!

Allie Lopez-Cuadra said that her dogs think every mail carrier has treats for them since one of their favorite postal employees always does.

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Attention to Detail

January 17, 2012
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Attention to Detail

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER The carved, stone panel in last week’s clue is on 393 Commonwealth Avenue. Built in 1899, it was designed by architect, Arthur Little. Over the years, the building has been a single family home, professional offices, and an advertising agency. Today, it contains six condominiums. Do you have a favorite building...

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The Algonquin Club

January 17, 2012
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In the heart of the Back Bay, stands the Italian Renaissance Revival clubhouse that architects McKim, Mead & White designed for the Algonquin Club. Author Donlyn Lyndon, in his book Boston Observed, said, “There are few buildings in Boston of comparable opulence and scope.” The Beginning In the late 1800s, the popular Boston social...

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UClub’s Pro-am Attracts Top Squash Players

January 17, 2012
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While Tom Brady and crew were doing their thing in Foxboro this weekend, the best squash doubles players in the world were competing in the Putnam Pro-Am Doubles Championships at the University Club of Boston. And just like the No. 1-seeded Patriots prevailed, the No. 1-seeded team of Damien Mudge and Ben Gould successfully...

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Martin Luther King’s Birthday

January 17, 2012
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Had he not been cut down by an assassin’s bullet in 1968, Martin Luther King would have been 83 this week. For those of us old enough to remember, MLK was in his prime when this nation was racially divided, blacks against whites, gender divided, men against women, age divided, old against young, divided...

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MLK Spent Years in Back Bay

January 17, 2012
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Younger people are largely unaware that Martin Luther King studied at Boston University and received his doctorate from BU. His personal papers are housed at BU and the legacy of his years in Boston gave MLK the edge when dealing with President John Kennedy in the years he knew him before Kennedy was assassinated....

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Police Briefs 01-17-2012

January 17, 2012
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Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 01/05/12 – At about 12:18 p/m., an Area D-4 officer responded to a radio call for a larceny in progress at the Sunglass Hut, located at 86 Newbury St. On arrival, the officer met with the store manager, who stated a male suspect concealed two pairs of Prada sunglasses...

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Off to Morning Yoga

January 10, 2012
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Off to Morning Yoga

“We live in a fast-paced society. Walking slows us down.” (Robert Sweetgall, walking guru)

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Attention to Detail

January 10, 2012
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Attention to Detail

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER The dated cornerstone in last week’s clue is on Old South Church designed by Cummings and Sears. This has also been called “New Old South Church” or “Third Church” in keeping with the dates carved into that stone. The congregation was gathered in 1670 at the Cedar Meeting House, moved to...

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Boston’s Other Club Scene

January 10, 2012
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In 1892, author and editor Edwin Monroe Bacon declared that Boston was a “club town.” In his book “Boston of To-day” he wrote, “It has clubs of every sort known in modern club life. There are the great social clubs the hospitalities of which are enjoyed by men of distinction in various walks; professional...

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Chyten Educational Services Opens Center on Newbury St.

January 10, 2012
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Chyten Educational Services – one of the fastest growing education franchises in the U.S. recently announced its continued expansion in Massachusetts with the opening of a new center on Newbury Street. Neil Chyten, founder and president of the premium tutoring and test preparation franchise, is ecstatic about opening the new location. “I’m so proud...

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Feeling Grateful for the Weather

January 10, 2012
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We are into the second week of January during a season with no snow, no ice, no biting cold and frankly, with no sign of winter. Obviously, most of us don’t feel or believe that we’re missing anything. There is also the mass belief held inside that the remainder of the winter in front...

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The Patriots

January 10, 2012
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Many of the national sports mavens and experts do not give the Patriots much of a chance to make it to the Super Bowl. For the record, if the Pats don’t make it to the Superbowl this year, their stellar season will have meant absolutely nothing. After last year’s horrendous gaffe with the Giants,...

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Police Briefs 01-10-2012

January 10, 2012
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Larceny, Pick-pocket, $200 & Over 12/26/11 – At about 6:07 p.m., officers responded to a radio call for a robbery in progress at CVS Pharmacy, located at 587 Boylston St. Upon arrival, police met with the victim, who stated that the suspect ran up behind her and removed the victim’s cell phone from her...

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Strolling & Skating Encouraged!

January 3, 2012
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Strolling & Skating Encouraged!

When deciding on the final plan for the bridge over the Public Garden Lagoon, a special committee from the Boston City Council, appointed in 1866, decided that, “…the bridge should be high enough to allow skaters to pass under.” and, “That the paths along the edges of the pond should not be closed up.”

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Attention to Detail

January 3, 2012
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Attention to Detail

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER The clock in last week’s clue was seen by thousands over the weekend, because it is on the Arlington Street Church in a key location for First Night. The first week of the year features the first building constructed in the Back Bay. It was built between 1859-1861 under the direction...

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Smoke-free Homes for 2012

January 3, 2012
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New years bring resolutions to live a healthier life. Changes in social attitudes create new ways to improve your health. By converting your building to a smoke-free zone, you can improve both your physical and fiscal health in 2012. The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) has made access to smoke-free housing a priority. A...

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A Food Resolution

January 3, 2012
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A new year is always a time of new beginnings and resolutions. Many annual vows have to do with eating better. If we combine that thought with the common desire to spend more time with family and friends, you have the perfect excuse to make 2012 the year when you have more meals at...

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Thank You Marty Walz

January 3, 2012
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Beacon Hill Representative Marty Walz has done the right thing in filing legislation that will return all wedding officiating fees derived by the Boston City Clerk’s office to the general fund. In fact, her bill requires all city and town clerks to do the same. She along with City Council President Steven Murphy and...

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Filene’s Basement

January 3, 2012
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The final death knell for Filene’s basement last week is like a stab in the heart for those of us who grew-up with parents who considered Filene’s Basement every bit as good as brand name stores with the most expensive and high quality clothing and accessory items. If you are over 45, most likely...

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