Archive for June, 2018

Garden Club of the Back Bay Creates BayBayTrees.org for Alley Trees

June 16, 2018
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The Tree Committee of the Garden Club of the Back Bay announces BackBayTrees.org, a new website to document and help protect the neighborhood’s alley trees, which are often at risk for removal without City approval. In 2016, volunteers inventoried the alley trees in the area bordered by Back Street, Arlington Street, Charlesgate and Newbury...
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Charles River Watershed Association Welcomes New Executive Director

June 16, 2018
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The Charles River Watershed Association announced that it has named Emily Norton, who is currently director of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Sierra Club, as CRWA’s new executive director. She succeeds longtime CRWA Executive Director Bob Zimmerman. Norton, of Newton, brings widespread experience in both politics and environmental advocacy to CRWA.  Prior to joining...
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Fenway Neighborhood Coffee Hour Draws in a Crowd

June 16, 2018
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There were flowers and plants aplenty at the Fenway Neighborhood Coffee Hour on Tuesday. The event attracted a crowd that included several elected officials and staff who listened to Mayor Marty Walsh update the community about current happenings in the area. Potted marigolds were provided to attendees as they munched on treats from Dunkin’...
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Shawmut Avenue Project to be Removed from BPDA Agenda Today

June 16, 2018
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Despite being on the agenda for the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) Board meeting today (June 14), a comprehensive and conclusive vote on the Shawmut Avenue development plans, championed by The Davis Companies, will be tabled without a vote during the meeting. For some, it was another bullet dodged in a project that...
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Byron Rushing Endorsed by Key Neighborhood and Community Groups

June 16, 2018
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This week, State Rep. Byron Rushing announced that he has been endorsed in his re-election bid by the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Baystate Stonewall Democrats and Boston Ward 9 Democrats. “Our membership voted unanimously to endorse Rep. Rushing in his reelection bid because he stood up to the NRA and helped pass an...
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MLK Memorial Expanded, Mayor Walsh says

June 16, 2018
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On June 8, in response to community feedback from 14 public meetings held across the city, Mayor Walsh and non-profit MLK Boston announced an expansion of the project commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, according to a press release issued by the mayor’s office. The release said that the project will...
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Police Briefs 06-14-2018

June 16, 2018
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D-4 POLICE NEWS Restroom rumble On Tuesday, June 5, at about 9:08 p.m., police responded to a radio call for an assault and battery that occurred inside the Prudential Center at 800 Boylston St. Upon arrival, the officer met with the victim, who said at about 8 p.m., an unknown male suspect asked the...
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A Tragedy with a Lesson for All of Us

June 16, 2018
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Most of us probably never heard of Charlotte Fox, who was the first American woman to ascend three, 26,000-foot or higher mountains, including Mt. Everest. Yet she tragically made the news recently when she was found dead at her home in Telluride, Colorado, apparently from a fall while she was descending a steep flight...
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Glenda Jackson — A True Inspiration

June 16, 2018
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Glenda Jackson, the brilliant British actress, is 82 years old. Yet despite being an octogenarian, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a play Sunday night. Performing on the stage on Broadway is grueling work — eight shows a week — for anyone, let alone a person who is well beyond...
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A Great Day for All Bostonians

June 16, 2018
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Saturday’s Boston Pride Parade, in which mayors from across the nation and  coast-to-coast joined with our Mayor, Marty Walsh, in showing their support for the Rainbow Resistance, was a manifestation of the depth of support for the LGBTQ community throughout the United States. This show of strength is needed more than ever because it...
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