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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Nelson Mandela: A Truly Unique and Wonderful Man

December 16, 2013
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The outpouring of world-wide respect for Nelson Mandela, the former leader of South Africa who passed away this week, is unprecedented in the world we live in today. No one reading this editorial can even begin to imagine or comprehend the hardships he encountered during his long life: Here was a man who was...

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Police Briefs 12-17-2013

December 16, 2013
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Nov. 25 251 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 119 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 15 Boylston St. – Frauds – All Other Nov. 26 275 Newbury St. – Investigate Property 223 Beacon St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 361 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 335 Newbury St. - ...

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Talented Hands

December 10, 2013
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Talented Hands

During the Garden Club of the Back Bay’s “Wreath Week,” Francine Crawford put her finishing touch on one of the wreaths that club volunteers create and sell to fund projects that keep Back Bay trees and parks in wonderful condition. Their distinctive holiday designs can be seen on doors around the city.

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See the Holiday Décor at Nichols House Museum

December 10, 2013
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The Nichols House Museum, located at 55 Mount Vernon St., invites you to tour the festively decorated museum free of charge on Fridays, Dec. 13 and 20, from noon to 4 p.m. This year’s theme celebrates Marian Clarke Nichols’ political activism during the Progressive Era, revolving around her and her sisters’ involvement in the...

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Le Tour De France Viticole 2013 “a Taste of the Rhone Valley” Benefit Wine Dinner

December 10, 2013
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The French Cultural Center hosted “A Taste of the Rhone Valley” black-tie benefit wine dinner on Monday, November 18th, for 110 guests at a private club in Boston. The dinner featured world famous M. Chapoutier wines and guest of honor, Michel Chapoutier, CEO and head winemaker of M. Chapoutier. Ten wines were presented during...

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Police Briefs 12-10-2013

December 10, 2013
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Nov. 25 251 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 119 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 15 Boylston St.    – Frauds – All Other Nov. 26 275 Newbury St. – Investigate Property 223 Beacon St.    – Towed Motor Vehicle 361 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 335 Newbury St. –...

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The Hope of Spring

December 2, 2013
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The Hope of Spring

As temperatures dipped, gardener Susan Juretschke (right) and Violet Byrd spent their days planting bulbs in Back Bay gardens. A few months from now, their work will deliver the first sign of spring as snowdrops, crocus, tulips, daffodils, and more push their way through the earth and snow.

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Holiday Parking Changes to Help Holiday Shoppers

December 2, 2013
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Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino  announced that the City of Boston will once again be providing parking incentives for local drivers during the holiday season.  Boston drivers will be offered two hours of free parking at the City’s 9,000 metered spaces, the opportunity to participate in the popular “Toys for Tickets” program and the...

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Boston Common Tree Lighting to Take Place on December 5

December 2, 2013
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino joins the Honourable Andrew Younger, Minister with the Government of Nova Scotia, for Boston’s 72nd annual Official Tree Lighting on Boston Common on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. The celebration is hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, title sponsor the Province of Nova Scotia, lead...

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Police Briefs 12-03-2013

December 2, 2013
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Nov. 18 294 Newbury St. Breaking and Entering, Non-Residence, Night – No Force 755 Boylston St.Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 274 Clarendon St.  Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Personal Injury 167 Newbury St. Towed Motor Vehicle Massachusetts Avenue Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage   Nov. 19...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2013
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Happy Thanksgiving!

“Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.” ~ William Shakespeare

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Amy Ryan to Headline Dec. 3 Women’s Forum

November 25, 2013
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Amy E. Ryan, the first woman to serve as president of the Boston Public Library, will speak at the December 3 meeting of the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum, an organization formed last May to connect and inspire neighborhood women. Since assuming the position in 2008, Ryan has worked to keep the BPL at the...

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ASLA Olmsted Medal Awarded to Von Tscharner

November 25, 2013
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Last week, Renata von Tscharner, founder and president of the Charles River Conservancy (CRC), received the 2013 Olmsted Medal Architects (ASLA) on the final day of its national annual meeting, which was held in Boston. Named in honor of renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the medal recognizes individuals, organizations, agencies or programs outside...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2013
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All across the United States, Americans will be traveling far and wide to visit their families and loved ones to spend Thanksgiving Day, our unique, national holiday that celebrates nothing in particular. But that is the beauty of Thanksgiving. We feel no compulsion to do anything (unless we have to do the cooking!) or...

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Police Briefs 11-26-2013

November 25, 2013
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Nov. 11 745 Boylston St.- Property – Lost Nov. 12 Beacon Street  - Motor Vehicle Accident – Property Damage Dartmouth Street – Towed Motor Vehicle 647 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 261 Dartmouth St. – Investigate Person Nov. 13 Beacon Street – Motor Vehicle Accident – Other 157 Newbury...

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Morison in the Mist

November 19, 2013
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Morison in the Mist

Sculptor Penelope Jencks depicted Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison sitting on a granite perch and dressed in oilskins. It’s the perfect outfit for a sunny autumn day when the sprinklers add a misty fog to the Commonwealth Avenue Mall.

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A Nice Tradition

November 19, 2013
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The Esplanade Association recently held their third annual canine promenade where more than 100 dogs were on show and almost twice as many owners. Living in the city and especially in our neighborhood, one immediately thinks that there is not enough room to have a dog.  But our neighbors show that this is not...

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Bike Helmets Can Now Be Rented

November 19, 2013
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Boston has become the first bike-friendly city to install new helmet rental vending machines. The HelmetHub machine on the corner of Boylston Street and Massachusetts Avenue will complement the already installed Hubway program at that location. The vending machines will allow users to rent a helmet before they use Hubway—the popular bike sharing service....

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Esplanade Association and Volunteers Plants 4,000 Bulbs for Marathon Daffodils in Park

November 19, 2013
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On Nov. 8, The Esplanade Association, in partnership with Marathon Daffodils and with the help of more than 90 volunteers from Massachusetts Service Alliance, planted 4,000 daffodils in the park along the shoreline and the planting bed by the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge. The Esplanade Association gave special thanks to Diane Valle, volunteer and organizer...

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