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Police Briefs 05-24-2016

BEACON HILL BEAT From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny – Bike 05/12/16 – At around 4:50 p.m., a victim reported he locked his red-and-black Trek 23” bike in his Myrtle Street residence basement secured storage area on Jan. 15. When he checked on it May 12, the bike was gone. Attempted Breaking and Entering...

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Enjoy the Weekend — Safely

We saw a statistic the other day that seemed baffling: The death toll on our nation’s roads and highways once again is on the rise. Last year, there were 38,000 highway fatalities in America. That’s about 100 Americans killed every day in motor vehicle-related crashes and accidents. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands...

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Let’s Remember the True Meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day, our most solemn national holiday, will take place this weekend. It is symptomatic of our national culture that for most Americans, the true meaning of Memorial Day has long been lost amidst the excesses of our materialistic society. Since the 1960s, when Congress voted to make it part of a three-day weekend,...

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Four Decades of Residents Beautifying Temple Street

Four Decades of Residents Beautifying Temple Street

By Suzanne Besser Last weekend Temple Street got all dolled up. More than thirty residents came together to sweep away winter’s debris and dress the gently sloped street in its spring finery. Salmon-colored geraniums, white petunias and purple verbena now spill from its planters, while its hand-tilled tree pits sport red, pink and white...

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Beloved Nursery School Teacher Wins Beacon Award

Beloved Nursery School Teacher Wins Beacon Award

By Suzanne Besser Priscilla Fales, who has touched the lives of hundreds of neighborhood children and their families during her 47 years as a Beacon Hill Nursery School teacher, was awarded the 19th annual Beacon Award at Beacon Hill Civic Association Annual Meeting. In 1969, armed with a brand new early education degree from...

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Downtown View:Fish,Flowers and Fresh Produce

By Karen Taylor Last year for my birthday one of my daughters gave me flowers. These were not the usual birthday flowers. They were delivered to my door for several weeks from the one-eighth acre garden of Ferriss Buck Donham of Arlington. The flowers Ferriss provided were different from those available from even the...

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Friends of the Public Garden Offer Incentive to Join during Membership Month

The Friends of the Public Garden has launched a spring membership drive with an enticing incentive to bring in new members. Anyone who joins the Friends by Wednesday, May 25, will be entered into a drawing to win dinner for four at Toscano. As part of Membership Month, the Friends will host a wine...

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CPA to be on November Ballot

By John Lynds Last Wednesday the Boston City Council voted 12-1 to put the Community Preservation Act (CPA) on the November ballot. The next day, the Boston Park Advocates held a summit to discuss what CPAs could mean for the Boston Common, Public Garden and the Mall on Commonwealth Avenues. “Park advocates are thrilled...

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Tea’s ‘Moondance Gala’ Notes 15 Years of Making Life Better in the Park

Although the warm days are just starting to outnumber the cold, and the daffodils and crocuses are beginning to bloom, the Esplanade Association has already begun the planning for their annual “Moondance Gala” to be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, on the banks of the Charles River. With the theme Back to our Roots,...

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Boston Public Market Farmers Market Return this Week

The Boston Public Market Association’s two seasonal farmers markets in Dewey Square and outside the Boston Public Market return this week, bringing fresh local food to residents, workers, and visitors on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. As a supplement to the indoor, year round Boston Public Market, now entering its first full summer season after...

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