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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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Swimmers make ‘Splash’ in Charles

August 4, 2015
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Swimmers make ‘Splash’ in Charles

For the third consecutive year, State Rep. Jay Livingstone was among the 500 swimmers to take a dip in the Charles River on July 25 as part of the Charles River Conservancy’s “City Splash.” “It’s a fun, safe swim, and it’s part of the Conservancy’s and my efforts to bring swimming back to Charles,”...

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Boy and Birds

August 4, 2015
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The Boy and Bird fountain in the Public Garden was decorated, as it often is, with an extra bird. The Boston Public Art Commission notes that this sculpture, “ … was installed in 1934, but it was later stolen from the park and has since been replaced twice.”

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Police Briefs 08-04-2015

August 4, 2015
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July 6 53 Huntington Ave. – Larceny – Shoplifting Boylston and Dartmouth streets    Property – Lost 212 Newbury St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 100 Huntington Ave. – Larceny – Theft from Vehicle – 10 Huntington Ave. – Other Offens 32 Dartmouth St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person July 7 587 Boylston St. – Larceny...

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The Back Bay Architectural Commission will Hold a Public Hearing

August 4, 2015
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DATE:                         Wednesday, 12 August 2015 TIME:                         4:30 P.M. VIOLATIONS  HEARING 5:00 P.M. DESIGN  REVIEW  HEARING PLACE:                                   Room 900 (BRA Board Room), ninth floor, Boston City Hall Subject of the hearing will be applications for Certificates of Appropriateness on the agenda below, review of architectural violations, and such business as may come before the commission,...

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Going for the Mold

August 4, 2015
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So we didn’t go for the gold after all. Instead we retreated to moldy old Boston where you wouldn’t want to do anything brash, imaginative or interesting. “We have our hats,” said the old Yankee lady, but Boston’s other tribes share her attitude. We don’t need anything new. I am usually an optimist, which...

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Esplanade Associations Summer Dock Party

July 28, 2015
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Esplanade Associations Summer Dock Party

Friends enjoying the evening at the Esplanade Friends Council Summer Dock Party on July 16.

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Downtown View:Read Locally

July 28, 2015
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Whether you go away in August or not, it is a good time to read. Everyone assumes everyone else is away. Few neighborhood meetings take place. Work is easier because some clients, customers and colleagues actually are on vacation. The “livin’ is easy,” as long as you have a beach, an air conditioner or...

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