Police Briefs 10-01-2013

October 1, 2013
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Sept. 16 86 Massachusetts Ave. – Robbery – Unarmed – Bank 250 Newbury St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 324 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 903 Boylston St. – Larceny, Other, $200 & Over   Sept. 17 11 Exeter St.   -Larceny, Bicycle, $200 & Over 221 Beacon St.   ...

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Seasonal Transition

September 24, 2013
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Seasonal Transition

“How softly summer shuts, without the creaking of a door.” Emily Dickinson (American poet 1830-1886)

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City Council Unanimously Passes Arroyo’s ‘Invest in Boston’ Ordinance

September 24, 2013
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The Boston City Council unanimously passed City Councilor Felix Arroyo’s “Invest in Boston” ordinance on Wednesday to change the way the city does its banking to encourage community lending and spur the local economy. “We know Boston is a prosperous city, but we know that prosperity does not reach every neighborhood,” Arroyo said. “‘Invest...

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City Proposes Cycle Track Around Public Garden

September 24, 2013
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City officials outlined preliminary plans to add a two-way cycle track around the Public Garden on Wednesday before a standing-room only crowd at the Mt. Vernon Street Firehouse. The concept proposes eliminating one traffic lane each on Arlington, Beacon, Boylston and Charles streets to create dedicated space for bicyclists on the roadways adjacent to...

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Three Back Bay Restaurants Were in ‘Flavors of Boston’

September 24, 2013
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Head chef representatives Mark Allen of Towne Stove and Spirits, Jason Bautista of Turner Fisheries and Dan Pogue of the Westin Copley, all located in Back Bay, participated in the American Liver Foundation New England Division’s fifth annual “Flavors of Boston” charity event at the Seaport Boston Hotel on Friday. “Flavors of Boston” provided...

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Get out and Vote

September 24, 2013
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Today, Tuesday, September 24, voters from across Boston will be going to the polls in a primary election to choose two candidates for mayor from a crowded field of 12 candidates. Ever since Mayor Thomas Menino announced in April that he would not be seeking re-election, these 12 candidates have been going out to...

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City Council Race

September 24, 2013
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Although the fierce mayoral campaign has drawn most of the attention of  Boston voters and the media over the past four months, there also has been a very active City Council race. With more than 18 candidates vying for five at large city council seats, this election very likely will be decided by just...

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Police Briefs 09-24-2013

September 24, 2013
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Sept. 9 Boylston Street    – Motor Vehicle Accident – Other 253 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 815 Boylston St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 497 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 867 Boylston St. – Larceny in a Building, Under $50 337 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, Under $50 82 Newbury St....

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Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee Does Not Endorse a Mayoral Candidate

September 17, 2013
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The Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee did not endorse a mayoral candidate during its regular September meeting, held on Monday, Sept. 9, in the Back Bay. A roll call vote of members was taken, and no candidate received a 2/3 majority of votes – a requirement according to committee rules to earn an endorsement....

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Kristen Gresh Headlines October Women’s Forum

September 17, 2013
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Kristen Gresh, who curated She Who Tells a Story currently on exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, will speak at the October 1 meeting of the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum, an organization formed last May to connect and inspire neighborhood women. She Who Tells a Story introduces the pioneering work of twelve leading...

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Esplanade Association and DCR Break Ground on Eliot Memorial

September 17, 2013
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The Esplanade Association (TEA) joined the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) last Tuesday at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Charles Eliot Memorial on the Charles River Esplanade. “We are pleased to be a part of these improvement efforts and will continue to support projects aimed at preservation,” DCR Commissioner Jack Murray said in...

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Police Briefs 09-17-2013

September 17, 2013
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Sept. 2 900 Boylston St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person Newbury Street – Motor Vehicle Accident – Personal Injury 815 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over Sept. 3 Boylston Street    – Towed Motor Vehicle 429 Beacon St.    – Property – Found 587 Boylston St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, Under $50 86 Newbury St. –...

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Goodbye for Now!

September 10, 2013
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Goodbye for Now!

Like this duo in front of a Berklee College of Music dormitory on Commonwealth Avenue, family and friends have helped with moves, received thanks, and left Boston’s students to settle into new homes around the city.

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Educational Survey Shows Mayoral Candidates Similarities, Differences

September 10, 2013
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Like most issues in this crowded mayoral race, seven candidates who responded to a survey on educational priorities conducted last month by the nonprofit Downtown Schools for Boston share the same basic position on education: All school-age children must have equal access to quality schools and the new school Superintendent must make that happen....

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Potential Wind Impact is Top Concern for Proposed 40 Trinity Place High-rise Project

September 10, 2013
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The potential wind impact of 40 Trinity Place is a matter of utmost concern, according to those on hand at the Lenox Hotel last Tuesday for the second public meeting to discuss the proposed 33-story, mixed-use tower. Gary and Jeffrey Saunders of Boston’s Saunders Hotel Group and local developer Jordan Warshaw have filed plans...

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Esplanade Association and DCR to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Eliot Memorial

September 10, 2013
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On Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 4:30 p.m., The Esplanade Association (TEA) and the state’s the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking at the Charles Eliot Memorial, adjacent to the Community Boating Docks. The groundbreaking is the result of over two years of fundraising and advocacy efforts to revitalize this...

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Police Briefs 09-10-2013

September 10, 2013
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Aug. 26  337 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $50 to $199 551 Boylston St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 353 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over 100 Newbury St. – Larceny, Bicycle, $200 & Over 815 Boylston St.  Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over Aug. 27  338 Newbury St. – License Premise Violation 182...

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There’s Still Time!

September 2, 2013
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There’s Still Time!

Even after Labor Day, there’s time to enjoy the wonderful things of summer. For example, you can still take your annual Swan Boat ride until they retire for the season on September 15th.

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Fall Exhibition at Athenæum Explores New Acquisitions in Painting and Sculpture

September 2, 2013
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Since the year 2000, the Boston Athenæum, located at 10½ Beacon St., has added more than 50 paintings and sculptures to its collection of fine arts. Collecting for the Boston Athenæum in the “21st Century: Paintings and Sculpture,” on view in the Athenæum’s Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery from Sept. 25 through Feb. 15, 2014,...

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Café Esplanade Launches Sunday Jazz Brunch

September 2, 2013
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Taking a cue from the success of live music programming at urban park venues in New York City and other similar locations across the country, Café Esplanade is now offering a jazz brunch on Sundays. “It’s an upscale touch and a nice addition to the park, especially on sleepy Sunday mornings,” said Chris Sinclair,...

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Esplanade Association’s Moondance Gala to Spotlight Its ‘Green in ‘13’ Initiative

September 2, 2013
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The Esplanade Association’s annual Moondance Gala will be held on Friday, Sept. 20. This year, in addition to celebrating the historic Charles River Esplanade, the gala will spotlight the organization’s “Green in 13″ initiative, which focuses on sustainability and maintaining the park in an environmentally friendly way. The Moodance Gala is The Esplanade Association’s...

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Police Briefs 09-03-2013

September 2, 2013
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Aug. 19 291 Newbury St.  Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 228 Commonwealth Ave. Violation of the Auto Laws – Operating without a License 955 Boylston St. Assault and Battery on a Police Officer 761 Boylston St. Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over 745 Boylston St. Larceny in a Building, $50 to...

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Danger! Hollow Sidewalks

August 27, 2013
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Danger! Hollow Sidewalks

Below any ordinary looking Back Bay sidewalk, there may be a basement vault that was once used for storage or coal delivery. While the city has the responsibility for maintaining the sidewalk, care for the structure below is in private hands and may not be up to bearing the weight of a vehicle.

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BLO at the Hatch Shell

August 27, 2013
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The summer season is quickly winding down as Labor Day approaches. However, there are still many outdoor activities that are available. One that we would recommend is the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (BLO) performance this Wednesday night at the Hatch Shell. Attending last week’s performance of Kiss Me, Kate was a great way to spend...

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