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Friday, January 15, 2010


Appealing Justice

A funny thing happened to Barbara Lenk on her way to becoming a college professor. As Associate Justice Lenk of the Massachusetts Appeals Court tells it, “I got my B. A. from Fordham in 1972 and went directly into the Yale Ph.D. program. I had finished my coursework and the language requirements and my thesis was half-written. Then I went job-hunting and ...more

Cultural Compass: MRT’s Fabuloso crushes inhibitions and salutes zaniness

Lowell’s Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) has an established and well-earned reputation for showcasing contemporary and brand-new plays, and its production of John Kolvenbach’s comedy Fabuloso continues this tradition. Fabuloso premiered in the Wellfleet Harbor Actor’s ...more

Newbury Street landmark closes after forty-six years

Art lovers in the Boston area are well acquainted with the Nielsen Gallery at 179 Newbury Street in the Back Bay. For those of us on a day trip into Boston, the gallery, located between Dartmouth and Exeter Streets, has often been at the top of our list of places to go. Now after 46 years in the business, from 1963 until the summer of 2009, Nina Nielsen and ...more

Christmas Bird Count in Carlisle captures 34 species

Fighting near-blizzard conditions, five (fool)hardy birders started out at 5 a.m. on Sunday morning, January 3, from Leslie Thomas’ farmhouse on Prospect Street, hoping to hear some owls and get the 2009 Christmas Bird Count off to a flying start. Unfortunately, with the wind howling, the temperature at 15° and snow falling, all the owls in the area had ...more

Biodiversity Corner: Spotted Lady Beetle

Name: The Spotted Lady Beetle is Coleomegilla maculata. It is in the family Coccinellidae along with around 480 other species of lady beetles found in North America. The “lady” in the name is reputed to be the Virgin Mary. One ...more

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