Monthly Archives: August 2015

Police Briefs 08-18-2015

August 20, 2015
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Larceny from a Motor Vehicle 08/08/15 – A victim reported that he parked his 2006 Ford Explorer on Mt. Vernon Street, but when he returned to his vehicle in the morning, the rear passenger’s side window was broken and a Mac laptop was stolen from the vehicle. Drugs – Sale 08/06/15 – Between 5:30...

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Downtown View:Is There Hope for Downtown?

August 20, 2015
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Karen is taking a break. Here is a column from 2010. Isn’t it interesting how times have changed? Even though Downtown Crossing’s central location should make it a convenient destination for Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, North End and Waterfront residents, few choose to go there, even though a good number work nearby. I...

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Saving Millions

August 20, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Department of Public Works are to be congratulated for seizing the opportunity to convert about 70% of the city’s street lighting into LED lights. The initial cost for this project was estimated to be just north of $15 million.  However, between the special federal grant program and savings,...

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Stay Safe

August 20, 2015
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After the long and cold winter that we experienced, all of us are taking every opportunity to get outdoors this summer.  However, everyone (including our children) needs to take a moment before dashing outside in view of the warning recently issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that raises the West Nile Virus...

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‘Moondance Gala’ Returns Sept. 26

August 14, 2015
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‘Moondance Gala’ Returns Sept. 26

The Esplanade Association’s annual “Moondance Gala” takes place along the banks of the Charles River in Boston on Saturday, Sept. 26. Beginning at 9 p.m., the event will open for the “Moondance After Dark” portion of the gala.  Co-chaired by Ashlee Robertson and Carolina Save, it is organized by the Esplanade Friends Council and...

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Those Who Keep the Harbor Safe

August 14, 2015
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Those Who Keep the Harbor Safe

Most police officers walk the streets, many patrol the city in cars and even a few keep things safe on motorcycles and bicycles, but those officers are patrolling the land. In Boston, there is another type of patrolman, the members of the Boston Police Harbor Patrol. Seventeen officers and eight boats make up this...

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Downtown View:Predicting the Future

August 14, 2015
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Karen is taking a break. In 2009, she asked several Bostonians to predict the future. How did they do? Last June, I bet you didn’t think we’d be here now: Obama as president, Hillary as secretary of state, the economy gone bust, General Motors in bankruptcy, Lehman Brothers no more, Sal DiMasi under indictment....

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First Church Awarded 2015 Gian Lyman Silbiger Grant

August 14, 2015
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Through the collaboration of violist da Gamba Carol Lewis and music director Dr. Paul Cienniwa, First Church in Boston, located at 66 Marlborough St., has been awarded the 2015 Gian Lyman Silbiger Grant of the Viola da Gamba Society of New England (www.vdgsne.org). The award fosters the performance of music for viols and voices...

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Risk Level at ‘Moderate’ after Detection of WNV-Positive Mosquitoes

August 14, 2015
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Friday, July 30, 2015 – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that they have raised the West Nile Virus (WNV) risk level to “moderate” in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Newton, Revere, Somerville, and Watertown. This change is due to multiple WNV-positive mosquitos being found in a relatively...

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Obituaries 08-11-2015

August 14, 2015
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George S. Imrey Of Boston George S. Imrey, age 82, of Boston, Massachusetts passed away on July 13, 2015 with members of his loving family surrounding him.  After being diagnosed with cancer, he lived fully with amazing energy and a continued zest for life until the end.  George was born in Miskolc, Hungary in 1933 and attended high school...

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