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Benefit for Park Horses

September 6, 2011
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Benefit for Park Horses

Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit greeting fans on the Common.   

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Lease Signed for Common Eatery

September 6, 2011
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Lease Signed for Common Eatery

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has announced that Mayor Thomas M. Menino has signed the lease for the adaptive reuse of the former Men’s Comfort Station on Boston Common with Earl of Sandwich, a Florida-based franchised restaurant chain. Earl of Sandwich is a collaboration between Robert Earl and John Montagu, the 11th Earl...

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Police Briefs 09-06-2011

September 6, 2011
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Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Knife 08/23/11 – A male victim reports an unknown male suspect who he believes to be his neighbor pulled a knife on him in front of a Bowdoin Street church between 9:04 and 9:37 p.m. The suspect demanded money, but then fled the area on foot without any...

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The End of Summer

September 6, 2011
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The summer of 2011 is easing itself into the history books. It will go down as a summer marked by deepening discontent over the national predicament – which is, simply put – it appears we’ve come nearly the end of the line of leading lives continually spending and borrowing more than we have or...

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Summer Scene from the Public Garden

August 30, 2011
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Summer Scene from the Public Garden

As the summer of 2011 drew to close, throngs of people descended on the Public Garden Wednesday to enjoy the seasonable warm weather. See page 12 for more photos.

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Remembering Gail Weesner

August 30, 2011
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Remembering Gail Weesner

Gail (Gruner) Weesner of Boston died on Aug. 19 after a brave fight against cancer. She was 75. Born on Sept. 7, 1935, in Danville, Ill., Mrs. Weesner was the daughter of Earnest and Eunice (Foss) Gruner. She was a 1953 graduate of Watertown High School in Watertown, Wis., and a 1957 graduate of...

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Hurricane Irene

August 30, 2011
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Hurricane Irene has come and gone, just like that, like the snap of a finger. In truth, for all our preparations, Hurricane Irene was a no-show. She never came to dinner nor stay around a while to wreak her havoc. She came and went like a ghost, diminished by half of what she was...

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Police Briefs 08-30-2011

August 30, 2011
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Vandalism 08/16/11 – At around 5:20 p.m., a victim reported that she parked her 2007 Toyota Yaris on Beacon Street, and unknown person(s) broke the rear driver’s side window. No property taken from the motor vehicle. Robbery – Bank – Firearm 08/17/11 – A male suspect was arrested at around 5:20 p.m. after an...

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Fun in the Park

August 23, 2011
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Fun in the Park

The Esplanade Association held its first Sunday in the Park community day on Aug. 21 on the Esplanade. Above, children and adults are shown participating in a yoga exercise.

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Future of Hubway Stations Uncertain

August 23, 2011
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More than three weeks after Hubway got underway, the future of stations for Boston’s bike-share program on Beacon Hill remains uncertain. Nicole Freedman, the city’s director of bicycle programs, told the Times last week that Hubway was awaiting approval from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) on two proposed locations – one on...

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