6 hours ago

Quincy Police: Armed robberies in North Quincy target Asian victims

Early this morning, Friday, January 13th, just after midnight, officers responded to the 200 block of Newbury Ave on a reported armed robbery. The victim, a 55 year old Asian male, reported that...

    Quincy Police: Armed robberies in North Quincy target Asian victims
    By the Quincy Police Department Sgt. Karyn Barkas Within the month of January, we have had two armed robberies in the North Quincy section of the city. In both incidents, the suspect, a black male, pointed a gun at the victim and demanded money. On 1/2/2017, at approx.
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6 hours ago

Ten Most Borrowed Books in 2016 at the Boston Public Library

The ten most frequently borrowed books from Boston Public Library took patrons from a modern day train in England to early twentieth-century Boston and to many places in between.

    Ten Most Borrowed Books in 2016 at BPL
    The ten most frequently borrowed books from Boston Public Library locations in 2016 took patrons from a modern day train in England to early twentieth-century Boston and to many places in between.
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10 hours ago

Tuesday, January 31, 7:00 pm – Future Humans

Come to a thought provoking talk and book signing on Tuesday, January 31 at 7 pm at Porter Square Books, 25 White Street in Cambridge. Are humans still subject to the forces of evolution? An evolutionary biologist provides surprising insights into the future of Homo sapiens.

    Tuesday, January 31, 7:00 pm - Future Humans
    Come to a thought provoking talk and book signing on Tuesday, January 31 at 7 pm at Porter Square Books, 25 White Street in Cambridge. Are humans still subject to the forces of evolution? An evolutionary biologist provides surprising insights into the future of Homo sapiens.
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10 hours ago

Tuesdays, February 7 – March 21, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Residential Landscape Design

This New England Wild Flower Society multi-session course, appropriate for beginners, tackles the different aspects of the landscape design process. Workshop sessions will focus on design methods using site analysis techniques and schematic design tools. You will consult with the instructor and work on a project of your own choosing. Discussions about plants and habitat will be interspersed with lectures on design principles, including criteria for making plant choices and determining placement in the landscape. A list of required materials will be provided at the first class. Karen Sebastian leads the classes, which take place Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, and 21 from 6 – 8 at Garden in the Woods in Framingham. $215 for NEWFS members, $254 for nonmembers. Register online at www.newfs.org.  Image from www.bostondesignguide.com.

    Tuesdays, February 7 - March 21, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Residential Landscape Design
    This New England Wild Flower Society multi-session course, appropriate for beginners, tackles the different aspects of the landscape design process. Workshop sessions will focus on design methods using site analysis techniques and schematic design tools. You will consult with the instructor and work on a project of your own choosing.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

35 hours ago

Thursday, January 26, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon – Plants for Sun: Live Webinar

From bee balm to milkweeds, the New England flora includes outstanding plants that thrive in meadows, fields, and other open areas. Join Dan Jaffe of New England Wild Flower Society for a crash course on all things sun-loving. This webinar is part of our nine-part series “Natives for any Garden” which will focus exclusively on garden plants. Join our horticultural staff for suggestions on the best native plants for any garden condition. $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers.  Register online at www.newfs.org. Image from US Forest Service.

    Thursday, January 26, 11:00 am - 12:00 noon - Plants for Sun: Live Webinar
    From bee balm to milkweeds, the New England flora includes outstanding plants that thrive in meadows, fields, and other open areas. Join Dan Jaffe of New England Wild Flower Society for a crash course on all things sun-loving. This webinar is part of our nine-part series "Natives for any Garden" which will focus exclusively on garden plants.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

35 hours ago

Saturday, January 28, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon – Skyfields Tracking Workshop

Learn to spot and interpret wildlife signs as you walk through the trails and woods around Skyfields with veteran tracker and naturalist Paul Wanta. Last year’s attendees saw signs of rabbits, deer, otter, wild turkeys, and a porcupine. The walk is free to Mount Grace members and $10 for the general public (pay at the event). The workshop is open to trackers of all ages and levels of skill. Paul Wanta, former teacher and naturalist at the Farm School in Athol, has been a tracker for 30 years. He and his wife Heather ran an educational non-profit, In This Place, in Wendell.

    Saturday, January 28, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon - Skyfields Tracking Workshop
    Learn to spot and interpret wildlife signs as you walk through the trails and woods around Skyfields with veteran tracker and naturalist Paul Wanta. Last year's attendees saw signs of rabbits, deer, otter, wild turkeys, and a porcupine. The walk is free to Mount Grace members and $10 for the general public (pay at the event).
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

40 hours ago

2 days ago

Coming Attractions: January 15 through 31 — What Will Light Your Fire

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee. Directed by Scott Edmunson. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston at 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA, through February 12.

At the Emmanuel Church/Lindsey Chapel, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

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Incident at Vichy by Arthur Miller. Directed by Hatem Adell and Daniel Boudreau. Staged by Praxis Stage at Inner Sanctum, 1127 Harrison Ave, Roxbury, MA, through January 26.

Winter Panto 2017: The Princess & the Pea Staged by imaginary beasts at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, through February 4.

949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, January 19 through February 5.

At the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA

At Pickman Hall/Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

    Coming Attractions: January 15 through 31 - What Will Light Your Fire
    Arts Fuse critics select the best in theater, visual arts, film, music, author events, and dance for the coming weeks. By The Arts Fuse Staff Film Boston Area Film Schedules-What Is Playing Today, Where, and When Belmont World Film's 14th Annual Family Festival January 15 and 16 Arlington, Belmont, and Cambridge, MA Here is the website where you can find information regarding films and locations for screenings.
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2 days ago

Wednesday, January 25, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon – Rivers: Live Webinar

Rivers support an enormous variety of plants, both in and out of the water. Learn about the aquatic plants of rivers and the impressive array of plants that occupy—and stabilize—their shores. This webinar is part of New England Wild Flower Society’s five-part series “Plant Communities of New England” which will introduce you to some truly special New England habitats. Elizabeth Farnsworth, Senior Research Ecologist for New England Wild Flower Society will discuss the ecology and fascinating plant life of a distinctive New England landscape. A 15-minute Q&A period will follow each webinar. The event takes place Wednesday, January 25 from 11 – noon, and is $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers. Register online at www.newfs.org.

    Wednesday, January 25, 11:00 am - 12:00 noon - Rivers: Live Webinar
    Rivers support an enormous variety of plants, both in and out of the water. Learn about the aquatic plants of rivers and the impressive array of plants that occupy-and stabilize-their shores. This webinar is part of New England Wild Flower Society's five-part series "Plant Communities of New England" which will introduce you to some truly special New England habitats.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Saturday, January 28, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – All Out 2017

Join the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and REI on January 28th at Daisy Field in Olmsted Park from 10 am to 3 pm for All Out 2017. Activities include Navigation with Map and Compass, Hiking, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, all free. Sign up in advance at www.emeraldnecklace.org.

    Saturday, January 28, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm - All Out 2017
    Join the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and REI on January 28th at Daisy Field in Olmsted Park from 10 am to 3 pm for All Out 2017. Activities include Navigation with Map and Compass, Hiking, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, all free. Sign up in advance at www.emeraldnecklace.org.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

3 days ago

Big Old Elm (BOE) Featured on NBC Boston

Membership Chair Catherine Bordon spoke with Chris Emma of NBC Boston on January 13 and was featured (but not identified!) on the evening news.  To watch the segment, visit http://www.nbcboston.com/multimedia/WEB-Chris-Back-Bay-Tree-New-11pm_NECN-410704865.html

    Big Old Elm (BOE) Featured on NBC Boston
    Membership Chair Catherine Bordon spoke with Chris Emma of NBC Boston on January 13 and was featured (but not identified!) on the evening news. To watch the segment, visit http://www.nbcboston.com/multimedia/WEB-Chris-Back-Bay-Tree-New-11pm_NECN-410704865.html
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Wednesday, January 25, 9:30 am – School Gardens

The Wellesley Garden Study Group in collaboration with Massachusetts Horticultural Society and Wellesley Green Schools will host a program on School Gardens at the Parkman Educational Center, Mass Hort at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley on January 25th . Those interested to attend may join us 9:30A.M. for refreshments and announcements, and the program will begin at 10:30A.M. Free and open to the public.

    Wednesday, January 25, 9:30 am - School Gardens
    The Wellesley Garden Study Group in collaboration with Massachusetts Horticultural Society and Wellesley Green Schools will host a program on School Gardens at the Parkman Educational Center, Mass Hort at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley on January 25th . Those interested to attend may join us 9:30A.M.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Tuesday, January 24, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Harvard University Herbaria and Glass Flowers

Enjoy a unique tour of the world’s largest university-owned herbaria, the Harvard University Herbaria, with New England Wild Flower Society on Tuesday, January 24 from 11 – 2. This rich and diverse collection, containing more than 5 million specimens from around the globe, dates back to the early 1800s. The tour will focus on New England natives, after which participants will break for lunch and then visit the newly reopened Glass Flowers exhibition at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. One of the museum’s most famous treasures, this collection of more than 4,000 exhibits represents more than 830 plant species. It was created by glass artisans Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka. Following the tour, participants may explore the museum on their own. Bring a bag lunch. $33 for NEWFS members, $40 for nonmembers. Register online at www.newfs.org.

    Tuesday, January 24, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Harvard University Herbaria and Glass Flowers
    Enjoy a unique tour of the world's largest university-owned herbaria, the Harvard University Herbaria, with New England Wild Flower Society on Tuesday, January 24 from 11 - 2. This rich and diverse collection, containing more than 5 million specimens from around the globe, dates back to the early 1800s.
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3 days ago

4 days ago

Doretta Taverna at Gilt City

A bottle of cava and oysters for two is just the tip of the iceberg.

    Doretta Taverna at Gilt City
    Choose from: Oysters & Wine for Two, $49 Five-Course Dinner for Two, $89; Five-Course Dinner for Two with Wine Pairings, $149 You and a special someone will share five courses, including a salad, spreads and mezze like zucchini chips with spicy cucumber yogurt and harissa-roasted carrots with spiced granola.
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4 days ago

Saturday, January 28, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Fire Cider Workshop

Have you been hearing about Fire Cider or seen it on the shelf at your favorite Health Food Store? Are you wondering what all the hype is about? This Tower Hill Botanic Garden workshop with Anastasia Papanikolaou on Saturday, January 28 from 1 – 3 will answer your questions about what Fire Cider is, its many health benefits, how to make it and how it can be enjoyed in your everyday life. It is a warming and energizing apple cider infusion made with common kitchen ingredients some of which include garlic, onions, ginger, honey and various herbs. Some if its benefits include helping to prevent cold and flu symptoms and/or shorten their duration. Fire Cider helps to boost the immune system, stimulates digestion, warms you up during a cold winter day, is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, a decongestant and a spicy circulatory mover. It can also be drizzled over steamed vegetables, your grains, pasta, added to soups or used as a tasty salad dressing.

    Saturday, January 28, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Fire Cider Workshop
    Have you been hearing about Fire Cider or seen it on the shelf at your favorite Health Food Store? Are you wondering what all the hype is about? This Tower Hill Botanic Garden workshop with Anastasia Papanikolaou on Saturday, January 28 from 1 - 3 will answer your questions about what Fire Cider is, its many health benefits, how to make it and how it can be enjoyed in your everyday life.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

Saturday, January 28, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon – Pruning in Winter

On Saturday, January 28 from 9 – 12, Jen Kettell, an ISA-certified arborist, will explain the reasons for pruning and what to consider when pruning dormant trees, shrubs, and vines. She will demonstrate techniques, give guidelines for determining which plants benefit from winter pruning, and explain how plants heal from pruning wounds. Note: this Arnold Arboretum workshop, to be held in the Hunnewell Building, teaches ornamental pruning techniques; it does not provide information on pruning for fruit production. Fee $35 Arboretum member, $48 nonmember. Register online at www.arboretum.harvard.edu. Image from www.welldonelandscaping.com.

    Saturday, January 28, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon - Pruning in Winter
    On Saturday, January 28 from 9 - 12, Jen Kettell, an ISA-certified arborist, will explain the reasons for pruning and what to consider when pruning dormant trees, shrubs, and vines. She will demonstrate techniques, give guidelines for determining which plants benefit from winter pruning, and explain how plants heal from pruning wounds.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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