Voters Set to Cast their Ballots on Election Day Tuesday Nov. 4

October 31, 2014
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The campaigns are winding down and on Tuesday, Nov. 4 Back Bay residents will join voters statewide in selecting our leaders in government for the next four years. Gov. Deval Patrick decided not to seek re-election after two terms in office so there will be a new chief executive in the corner office at...

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Art & Science Restored

October 14, 2014
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Art & Science Restored

In the last few weeks, conservators have performed restoration work on the the sculptures of Art and Science that welcome patrons to the McKim Building of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. Here is the revitalized Science clasping a globe in her hand.

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The Bridges of Suffolk County

October 14, 2014
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Everyone knows the Longfellow Bridge is being rebuilt. It is scheduled for completion in late 2016. But other bridges across the Charles and other waterways are also undergoing changes. Here’s an update of what is happening, starting with the bridge farthest away from the downtown and moving east. Prepare yourself for lots of new...

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Obituaries 10-14-2014

October 14, 2014
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Paul Nachtwey Attorney Attorney Paul D . Nachtwey of Chelsea, formerly of Boston, died unexpectedly on September 29. Paul was a member of Westford Sportsman Club, Boston Big Game Fishing Assocation and the Sports Car Club of America. He was the loving son of the late James and Anna (Stockton)Nachtwey; dear brother of James...

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BBAC Agenda

October 6, 2014
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The Back Bay Architectural Commission will hold a public hearingon Wednesday, October 8 at 5:00 P.M. in Room 900 (BRA Board Room), ninth floor, Boston City Hall Subject of the hearing will be applications for Certificates of Appropriateness on the agenda below, review of architectural violations, and such business as may come before the...

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Police Briefs 09-30-2014

October 6, 2014
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Sept. 8 497 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over Sept. 9 30 St. James Ave. – Motor Vehicle Recovered in Boston (Stolen in Boston) 53 Huntington Ave. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 53 Huntington Ave. – Larceny, Shoplifting, Under $50 139 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over Sept. 10...

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Downtown View: Seeing Boston from the Water

October 6, 2014
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If you’re a traveler and an architecture enthusiast, you may have been on the Chicago River architectural boat tour. It is splendid, with good stories about the Windy City’s fine buildings. You may be surprised to learn that Boston also has an architectural river (and harbor) trip. You’ll also be surprised to find that...

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Posing with Abigail

September 20, 2014
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Posing with Abigail

Sculptor Meredith Bergmann wanted the figures on the Boston Women’s Memorial to be approachable. She succeeded. Visitors are often seen copying the poses of each of the figures as they create their Boston photo memories.

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Police Briefs 09-16-2014

September 20, 2014
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August. 24 St James Avenue – Assault and Battery 569 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 760 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over Exeter Street – Larceny, Bicycle, $200 & Over 327 Newbury St. – Larceny in a Building, Under $50 900 Boylston St. – Motor Vehicle Accident...

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Glorious Morning

September 5, 2014
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Glorious Morning

The wrought iron fences of the Back Bay make perfect trellises for Morning Glory vines. In summer and fall, passersby can enjoy beautiful, velvety blooms like this one on Marlborough Street.

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New Season Brings Ways to Connect at BHWF

September 5, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) was formed last year to bring together the community’s diverse group of women to connect, inspire and enjoy each other. This year there will be even more ways to connect, thanks to the creativity of the organization’s board of directors. “What a phenomenal charter year we had last...

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Downtown View: Glad that August has Ended

September 5, 2014
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August is the melancholy month, and I’m glad it’s over. It’s all about ends. The end of the tomatoes, fresh home-grown basil, and corn on the cob. The end of Esplanade concerts, outdoor swimming, and listening to people laugh as they dine outdoors on the sidewalks. It’s during August that the ferns dry up...

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Police Briefs – 09-02-2014

September 5, 2014
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Aug. 11 330 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 11 Dartmouth Place – Larceny, Bicycle, $200 & Over Massachusetts Avenue – Larceny, Other, Under $50 38 Newbury St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 60 Commonwealth Ave. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 100 Huntington Ave. – Larceny,...

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Ideal Models

August 25, 2014
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Ideal Models

Both as role models and artists’ models the figures on the Boston Women’s Memorial can be inspirational for the young women in Teresa Higgins’ summer art program. This artist and art teacher has been spotted from time to time on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall working with her students.

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Downtown View: How High Is Our Status?

August 25, 2014
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Karen is taking her first break since beginning to write in this space. She is offering some of her most remarked-upon columns for you to enjoy again. How high is our status (first published in May, 2011) Recently, in another part of the country, I found myself in an unusual conversation. One person told...

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Police Briefs 08-19-2014

August 25, 2014
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Larceny, Other, $200 & Over 08/07/14 – A victim walked into police headquarters to report that she had left her black wallet on a condiment table at Starbucks at 350 Newbury St. at around 4:45 p.m. before leaving the store. A short while later, the victim received several bank alerts about possible fraudulent transactions...

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Bread upon the Waters

August 8, 2014
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Bread upon the Waters

The words “Cast thy bread upon the waters…” are on the base of the George Robert White Memorial. The sculptor, Daniel Chester French, originally titled this work “The Spirit of Giving.” The Friends of the Public Garden are raising funds to restore water to this monument. Donations for this project may be made to...

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A Month in the Country

August 8, 2014
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(first published in August 2013) For the first time since I was 18 years old, I have spent a month in the country. And what a beautiful country it is. Fifty shades of green complimented by the bluest sky ever. Puffy clouds ranging from gray to bright white. Dozens of goldfinches, which my father-in-law...

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Police Briefs 08-05-2014

August 8, 2014
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Larceny, Other, Under $50 07/13/14 – At about 4:45 a.m., an officer responded to 83 Newbury St. for a larceny report. At that location, the victim told the officer that he parked his scooter on the sidewalk at 83 Newbury St., and that some time between 1 and 4 a.m., someone stole its cover,...

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Read a Little Every Day

July 25, 2014
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Read a Little Every Day

“Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.” Horace Mann US educator (1796 – 1859)

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A New Trail to Follow

July 25, 2014
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I love it when one person decides to do a good deed for the rest of us just because he or she is interested in a topic. Vincent Licenziato, 64, of Phillips Street on Beacon Hill, decided to celebrate art, social justice and education by calling attention to the many statues and memorials around...

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The Vibrant Copley Square Market

June 24, 2014
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The Vibrant Copley Square Market

On Tuesdays and Fridays, tempting mounds of fresh, local produce add to the vibrant scene in Copley Square. The team from Siena Farms always creates a colorful and artistic display of seasonal goods.

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Couple Killed in Back Bay Car Crash

June 24, 2014
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Two pedestrians were killed on Saturday following a car crash in the Back Bay. Boston Police said one motor vehicle collided with another at the corner of Beacon and Fairfield streets at about 9:13 p.m. before rolling over and striking two pedestrians. The pedestrians were later identified John Lanzillotti, a 28-year-old who served as ...

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Back Bay Youths Perform in Concert Choir in Ireland

June 24, 2014
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Navide Aminpour and Arlyand Aminpour of the Back Bay, students at Boston College High School and members of the Boston College High School Concert/Chamber Choir, led by Choir Director Dr. Marina Rozenberg, returned recently from their concert tour in Ireland. While in Ireland the Aminpours visited Trinity College and the famous Book of Kells...

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