Police Briefs 11-19-2013

November 19, 2013
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Nov. 4 282 Beacon St.    – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 40 Hereford St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, Under $50 841 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, Under $50 Newbury Street – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, Under $50   Nov. 5 51 Commonwealth Avenue – Property – Found Massachusetts Avenue...

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After the Fall

November 12, 2013
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After the Fall

Even with most of its leaves gone, this climbing ivy lends color to the Back Bay. It’s time for the bright red stems and deep blue berries to enjoy their moment in the spotlight.

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Back Bay Voters Back Connolly in Mayoral Election

November 12, 2013
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While registered voters citywide supported State Rep. Marty Walsh in his victorious bid to succeed Thomas M. Menino as the 54th mayor of Boston, Beacon Hill voters favored his rival candidate City Councilor John Connolly in last Tuesday’s municipal election. According to the city’s unofficial election results, an average of approximately 84 percent of...

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Veterans Day: Thank You for Your Service to Our Country

November 12, 2013
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On Monday, November 11, we  joined with our fellow Americans in observing Veteran’s Day, a day set aside to honor the sacrifices made by all of those who have served in our nation’s armed forces. Veteran’s Day originated as a commemoration of the end of World War I, which officially ended on the 11th...

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Police Briefs 11-12-2013

November 12, 2013
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Oct. 27 220 Clarendon St – Towed Motor Vehicle 73 Newbury St. – Towed Motor Vehicle Commonwealth Avenue –                 Motor Vehicle Accident – Property Damage 138 Newbury St. – Larceny in a Building, $50 to $199 190 Newbury St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 201 Newbury St. – Property –...

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Golden Commute

November 5, 2013
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Golden Commute

If Boston is “The Walking City,” the Back Bay lives up to the motto. About 40% of the residents walk to work or work at home. The rating service “Walk Score” calls the Back Bay a “Walker’s Paradise” with a score of 95 out of a possible 100 points.

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Events Highlight Blackstone’s Holiday Season

November 5, 2013
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Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill at 46 Charles St., an award-winning gift shop long-known for its unique gifts and handcrafted collectibles, will host three events this holiday season.  Individual events will feature Will Petersen of Wee Forest Folk, a return engagement by famed guitarist John Muratore and a book signing by local children’s author Janet...

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Open Space Panel and Discussion Coming to Copley BPL on Nov. 13

November 5, 2013
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Boston Parks Commissioner Antonia M. Pollak hosts an open space panel and discussion entitled “The Future We Want – Exploring Uses and Values of Public Open Space in Boston” on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Commonwealth Room at the Boston Public Library Central Library in Copley Square. Inspired by...

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Police Briefs 11-05-2013

November 5, 2013
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Oct. 21 Marlborough Street – Property – Found 941 Boylston St. – Property – Found 212 Newbury St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over 587 Boylston St. – Trespassing 165 Commonwealth Ave. – Auto Theft – Other             Auto Theft – Other   Oct. 22 261 Dartmouth St. – Trespassing 90 Commonwealth Ave....

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Happy Halloween!

October 29, 2013
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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.

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Boston Architectural College Cuts Ribbon for Green Alley

October 29, 2013
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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...

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City Lists Polling Locations for Nov. 5 Election

October 29, 2013
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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)....

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Arlington Street Church Decommissions Prayer Flags

October 29, 2013
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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...

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Don’t Forget to Vote November 5

October 29, 2013
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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...

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Police Briefs 10-29-2013

October 29, 2013
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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...

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Sealing the Deal

October 25, 2013
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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.

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Letters to the Editor

October 25, 2013
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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...

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School Bus Drivers Action Not Called For

October 25, 2013
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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...

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Downtown View: A Life Well Lived

October 25, 2013
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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,...

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Police Briefs 10-22-2013

October 25, 2013
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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....

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Convergence

October 15, 2013
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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.

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Hill-o-ween Is Just Around the Corner

October 15, 2013
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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...

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Hill House’s 11th Annual Hill-o-ween

October 15, 2013
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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...

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BNAN Sponsors Free Fall Tree Giveaway to Residents

October 15, 2013
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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...

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