Happy Halloween!

October 29, 2013
By
Happy Halloween!

Pumpkin to the right of them, Pumpkin to the left of them, Pumpkin in the tree above them, Into All Hallows’ Eve rode the carving brigade.

Read more »

Boston Architectural College Cuts Ribbon for Green Alley

October 29, 2013
By

The Boston Architectural College (BAC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Green Alley, the centerpiece of the College’s Urban Sustainability Initiative, on Friday, Oct. 18, in Alley #444 on Hereford Street between BAC campus buildings on Newbury and Boylston streets. The ceremony was a celebration of the project’s initial success in reducing storm-water runoff...

Read more »

City Lists Polling Locations for Nov. 5 Election

October 29, 2013
By

In the city’s Nov. 5 municipal election, the Back Bay’s registered voters can cast their ballots at the following polling locations: Ward 5, Precinct 6 – Emmanuel Episcopal Church – 15 Newbury St. (The voter entrance door is located on the right closest to Arlington Street, and voting takes place in the Community Room)....

Read more »

Arlington Street Church Decommissions Prayer Flags

October 29, 2013
By

The Arlington Street Church decommissioned the prayer flags started after the Boston Marathon bombings on Oct. 20, marking the next step forward in the healing process on the six-month anniversary of the tragedy. Inspired by a Japanese spiritual tradition, church officials said participants wrote prayers on ribbons and tied them to the church fence...

Read more »

Don’t Forget to Vote November 5

October 29, 2013
By

During the City of Boston municipal primary election and in the final election, the Back Bay Sun has continuously encouraged residents to make it their business to get out and vote. Two candidates are vying to become Mayor of Boston and eight candidates are attempting to secure Boston City Council At Large seats. Polls...

Read more »

Police Briefs 10-29-2013

October 29, 2013
By

Oct. 14 755 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 139 Newbury St – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 431 Boylston St – Larceny in a Building, Under $50   Oct. 15 800 Boylston St. – Violation of the Auto Laws – Operating After Revocation/Suspension 137 Newbury St. – Assault and...

Read more »

Sealing the Deal

October 25, 2013
By
Sealing the Deal

The Commonwealth Avenue Mall Committee and the Friends of the Public Garden are following through with maintenance of the benches they installed on the Mall. Michael Barber and his daughter Abygail were hired to powerwash the benches, seal the wood, and touch up the wrought iron as needed.

Read more »

Letters to the Editor

October 25, 2013
By

Local constituents support Connolly for mayor Dear Editor: We support John Connolly to be the next mayor of Boston and urge our neighbors to vote for him on Tuesday, Nov. 5. John is well known for his work to improve Boston Public Schools (BPS). He doesn’t just talk about making sure every child in...

Read more »

School Bus Drivers Action Not Called For

October 25, 2013
By

Boston school bus drivers, United Steel Workers of America Local 8751 International should have negotiated with the bus company instead of recenty staging an illegal work action that resulted in long delays for thousands of students getting to school. The union action also left children of all ages stranded at bus stops, creating a...

Read more »

Downtown View: A Life Well Lived

October 25, 2013
By

Katharine Kane died last week at age 78. She lived in downtown Boston almost all her adult years. If there was a person who showed how one should live a full life, it was Katharine Elizabeth Fitzhugh Daniels Kane. I know her full name and much about her, not because we were good friends,...

Read more »

Police Briefs 10-22-2013

October 25, 2013
By

Oct. 7 83 Marlborough St. – Death Investigation 305 Beacon St.           – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, Under $50 Clarendon Street – Larceny, Other, Under $50 122 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 497 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 497 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over   Oct....

Read more »

Convergence

October 15, 2013
By
Convergence

The Christian Science Plaza has been a sculpture gallery for months hosting Convergence, an exhibit by Boston sculptors. If you haven’t visited yet, you only have until October 31st to see these works including this Great Heron by The Myth Makers.

Read more »

Hill-o-ween Is Just Around the Corner

October 15, 2013
By

The annual Hill-o-ween fundraiser for Hill House is set for October 25 at The Beehive. For those of our readers who maybe unfamiliar, Hill House is a true community resource for all residents.  This organization has become an integral part of what makes living in the city more enjoyable. For our children, Hill House...

Read more »

Hill House’s 11th Annual Hill-o-ween

October 15, 2013
By

Hill House will be holding their 11th Annual Hill-o-ween at The Beehive, located at 541 Tremont Street, Boston, on Friday, October 25. The cocktail party fundraiser raises 10% of the operating budget. It is Hill Houses’ biggest event of the year and includes dancing and live/silent auctions. “You can come and celebrate Hill House...

Read more »

BNAN Sponsors Free Fall Tree Giveaway to Residents

October 15, 2013
By

Boston Natural Areas Network  (BNAN), the City of Boston and the Department of Conservation and Recreation have partnered to distribute 100 free trees to Boston residents and neighborhood organizations on Saturday, Oct. 26 The tree giveaway is aimed at broadening community level tree planting efforts by giving away free trees to Boston residents, non-profits...

Read more »

Police Briefs 10-15-2013

October 15, 2013
By

Sept. 30 31 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 206 Clarendon St. – Investigate Person 261 Dartmouth St. – Assault and Battery Commonwealth Avenue    Violation of the Auto Laws – Operating without a License 100 Massachusetts Ave.    Motor Vehicle – Leaving Scene – Property Damage Commonwealth Avenue    Investigate Person 15 Arlington St....

Read more »

Study Hall

October 11, 2013
By
Study Hall

Each autumn, the Boston Public Garden takes on a new role as a study hall. Students read on benches, study groups gather on the lawn, and everyone enjoys the gently warm, sunny days of October.

Read more »

Police Briefs 10-08-2013

October 11, 2013
By

Sept. 23 497 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 349 Newbury St. – Assault and Battery 280 Beacon St.  - Sick/Injured/Medical – Person   Sept. 24 341 Beacon St.- Towed Motor Vehicle 123 Marlborough St. – Verbal Dispute 76 Commonwealth Ave. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 545 Boylston St. – Larceny in a...

Read more »

Voter Turnout Was Horrendous

October 11, 2013
By

There were winners and losers in the City of Boston Primary Elections, however the turnout of registered voters was horrendous, especially with the large number of candidates running for political office. A mayoral, At-Large and District City Council seats were up for grabs, yet the turnout was dismal. For some reason (s) voters didn’t...

Read more »

Downtown View: The Challenges of Housing

October 11, 2013
By

Mayor Menino has set a goal of building 30,000 more units of housing by 2020, even though he won’t be mayor for most of that time. Governor Patrick set a goal last year of building 10,000 new units of multi-family housing during the same time period. So Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School and the...

Read more »

Enjoying Farmers’ Markets in Autumn

October 1, 2013
By
Enjoying Farmers’ Markets in Autumn

Area farmers’ markets remain open in Autumn. Some, like this one at Copley Square, will operate until Thanksgiving. Shoppers are already placing orders for holiday turkeys and pies.

Read more »

A Magical Night on the Esplanade

October 1, 2013
By

On Friday, Sept. 20, more than 500 guests gathered in the park for The Esplanade Association’s annual Moondance Gala. Money raised through the Moondance Gala supports public programming, restoration and enhancement of the park. This year the gala highlighted The Esplanade Association’s “Green in 2013” initiative, which focuses on sustainability and greening the park...

Read more »

Local Voters Favored Ross in Primary Election

October 1, 2013
By

Despite placing eighth in the race citywide, City Councilor Mike Ross garnered the most votes for mayor in Ward 5 in last Tuesday’s preliminary election. According to the city’s unofficial election results, Ross earned 1,419 of 4,950 total votes in Ward 5, which includes Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Bay Village and the Fenway. City...

Read more »

Boston Election

October 1, 2013
By

First, we congratulate the two nominees for mayor, Councilor John Connolly and State Rep. Marty Walsh, who were chosen on Tuesday in the primary election as well as the eight nominees for City Council. The campaigning by all candidates in the coming weeks will increase and voters should ask these candidates not only about...

Read more »

Search The Back Bay Sun