Police Briefs 03-04-2014

March 4, 2014
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Feb. 10 251 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 28 Exeter St. – Towed Motor Vehicle Beacon Street Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 761 Boylston St. – Frauds – All Other Feb. 11 25 Exeter St. – Motor Vehicle Recovered in Boston (Stolen in Boston) 239 Newbury St.  Larceny, Other, $200 &...

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Chilly Seat

February 18, 2014
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Chilly Seat

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” (Hal Borland, American Journalist, 1900-1978)

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Boston Jewish Music Festival Begins on February 23

February 18, 2014
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Joey Baron had been serving as the concert chairman at his synagogue in Needham and the annual Jewish concerts he organized were growing in popularity each year. “I had a funny feeling that there was an interest in this type of event,” said Baron. “I did some research and discovered that Boston was the...

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Summer Offers Wide Range of Programs for Children

February 18, 2014
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While winter is still upon us, it’s already time for parents to look past the current school year and begin considering summer alternatives for their children. Boston-area kids can choose from a wide selection of offerings this year, including some half- and extended-day options, but enrollment for the unique programs described below is limited....

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Snow and Cold: A Tough Winter, but We’re up for It

February 18, 2014
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When we were younger, we never truly understood what our grandmother meant when she would say, “It’s been a long, hard winter.” In a child’s world, a big snowstorm meant no school, which would leave us free to go sledding, build igloos in the mounds of snow created by the snow plows, and roam...

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Police Briefs 02-18-2014

February 18, 2014
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Jan. 27 855 Boylston St. – License Premise Violation 69 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over Newbury Street – Auto Theft Newbury Street – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over Jan. 28 901 Boylston St. – Property – Lost 501 Boylston St. – License Premise Violation 226 Marlborough St. – Motor...

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Making the Rounds

February 3, 2014
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Making the Rounds

This ranger and horse team take a turn around the Boston Women’s Memorial. Each year, the Friends of the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit must raise $155,000 to keep these guardians in Boston Parks.

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Homeless Face Many Dangers from Elements Living Outside in Cold

February 3, 2014
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As president of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, which he helped found in 1985, Jim O’Connell, M.D., spends two nights a week on Pine Street Inn’s van visiting homeless patients throughout Boston. In this edited Q&A, he addresses the impact of extreme cold on people living without shelter. You’re invited to a discussion...

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A Warning

February 3, 2014
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The fire that was caused by the careless disposal of a cigarette on  Saturday afternoon in a multi-family building on Massachusetts Avenue. is a warning for all landlords.  The smoke alarms functioned and no one was injured, but the fire caused extensive damage that will keep the building from being inhabited for several months....

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Police Briefs 02-04-2014

February 3, 2014
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Jan. 13 899 Boylston St. – Investigate Person Boylston Street    – Motor Vehicle Accident – Personal Injury 587 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 28 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 45 Fairfield St.      – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 285 Newbury St. – Property – Missing 583...

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We Served You Well…

January 21, 2014
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We Served You Well…

“When duty called with striking bell… We did our best… We served you well…” Cornelius J. O’Brien (Deputy Fire Chief, Retired, Cambridge Fire Department, From the Vendome Memorial Program, June 17, 1997) On January 27, 1678 Boston’s first paid, municipal fire department was organized.

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Tompkins Applauds Appointments of Evans and Gross

January 21, 2014
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Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins joined City of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley in congratulating the Boston Police Department’s new Commissioner, William Evans and Superintendent In-Chief, William Gross. Standing with Mayor Walsh inside of Boston Police Headquarters in Roxbury to help usher in this new era for...

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Several Back Bay Restaurants to Take Part in ‘Super Hunger Brunch’ on Jan. 25, 26

January 21, 2014
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The Back Bay’s Grill 23 & Bar, L’Espalier and Post 390 Restaurant are among the nearly 20 eateries to participate in the Greater Boston Food Bank’s (GBFB) 32nd annual Super Hunger Brunch on Saturday, Jan. 25, and Sunday, Jan. 26. “We’re pleased to have so many members of the Bay State’s food community participate...

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He Had a Dream: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

January 21, 2014
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Despite the countless number of times that we have heard Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches on TV news shows and specials over the past 50 years (okay, we’re revealing how old we are), we never fail to feel a chill run through us when we listen to his words in that distinctive voice and...

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Back Bay Resident Robert Walsh Receives ‘Man for Others Award’

January 21, 2014
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Robert Walsh ‘59 of the Back Bay, president of the RF Walsh Co and Vice chairman of the BC High Board of Trustees, has received the prestigious Paul J. Hunter ‘53 Man for Others award. Every year Boston College High gratefully honors one man for his outstanding service to the school and to others....

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Police Briefs 01-21-2014

January 21, 2014
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Jan. 6 318 Commonwealth Ave. – Verbal Dispute 419 Boylston St. – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage 179 Commonwealth Ave. Towed Motor Vehicle 2 Newbury St.  Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 69 Newbury St. Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 176 Newbury St.  Service to Other Police Department inside of Mass....

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Made In Boston

January 14, 2014
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Made In Boston

… is the current exhibition at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library. Utilizing 29 objects, including views, nautical charts, and surveying instruments from the 17th and 18th centuries, this exhibition showcases maps and other visual materials made in Boston during the colonial period.

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Mayor Appoints Evans As Police Commissioner

January 14, 2014
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William B. Evans, interim commissioner and a 31-year veteran of the Boston Police Department, was appointed its commissioner by Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Thursday. “Commissioner Evans has been an exceptional leader to the Boston Police Department, and public safety is one of my biggest priorities,” Walsh said in a statement. “Commissioner Evans has...

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Walsh Has Full Agenda and He Deserves Our Support

January 14, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has taken over the reins of power at Boston City Hall, and he has set high goals for his administration. These goals are never easy to attain under the best of circumstances, and these are not the best of circumstances. As a new administration, many residents are expecting quick changes,...

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Police Briefs 01-14-2014

January 14, 2014
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Dec. 29 Boylston Street    Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage 319 Commonwealth Ave. – Breaking and Entering- Non-Residence Night – No Force          Property – Receiving Stolen 154 Newbury St. – Investigate Property Dec. 30 841 Boylston St – Bomb Threat 148 Commonwealth Ave. – Motor Vehicle Plates – Lost 330 Newbury...

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Winter Snowstorm

January 7, 2014
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Winter Snowstorm

The Public Garden was ripe for the season on Friday after last week’s powerful nor’easter, which, according to the National Weather Service, dumped nearly 15 inches of snow on the city.

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Smoking Ban for Properties Approved by Parks and Recreation Commission

January 7, 2014
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Commission voted unanimously last Tuesday to adopt a proposed smoking ban for all City of Boston park properties.  The ban was initially proposed by Mayor Thomas M. Menino and then approved on Nov. 20 by members of the Boston City Council. The amendment to City of Boston Municipal Code,...

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Freedom Trail Offers Year-round Fun

January 7, 2014
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Boston’s Freedom Trail continues to delight both visitors and residents by offering daily walking tours throughout the year.  Led by 18th century costumed guides, the Freedom Trail Foundation’s popular Walk Into History tour is offered daily on the hour every hour from the Boston Common Visitor Information Center from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ...

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Holiday Sparkle

December 16, 2013
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Holiday Sparkle

Inside the Prudential Center, holiday shoppers and cold weather walkers enjoy a bit of sparkle from the seasonal decorations and from sunshine flowing through the glass dome over Center Court.

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