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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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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