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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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Twilight Gala

June 12, 2018
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Twilight Gala

Margaret Pokorny, chair of the Tree Committee, with Bryan Koop of Boston Properties, Magnolia Award recipient, and Christine Bouffard during the Garden Club of the Back Bay’s 11th Twilight Garden Party on June 5, at the Saint Botolph Club.
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BCA Gala

June 12, 2018
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BCA Gala

Richard Baiano, Gina Morda, and Michael Lee during the BCA Ball in the South End on Saturday, June 2. Guests immersed themselves in a botanical wonderland that featured roaming, living art birch trees, improvisational dancing, and a flash mob. The fundraiser displayed more than 70 contemporary visual and performing art installations.
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Shawmut Avenue Developers Pledge to Fund New Park

June 12, 2018
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The Davis Companies has agreed this week to fund a new park in the New York Streets area on what is now vacant land on Shawmut Avenue, and also to cede some of its land to make a wider public walkway abutting The Lucas building. The developer also committed to making donations to Peters...
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South End Valedictorian says Lack of Funding, Resources Left Her Frustrated

June 12, 2018
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As bright as Lea Barros is, Brighton High was a school that often left her frustrated due to the lack of funding and opportunities that were presented to her and her classmates. Barros – a 17-year-old South End resident who lives with her grandmother, Margaret Fernandes – will graduate on June 13 as the...
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Boston Pride Parade to Celebrate Boston’s LGBTQ Community

June 12, 2018
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As the nation celebrates Pride Month, the first 10 days of June also marks an event-packed Pride Week in Boston. All the celebrations will culminate in this weekend’s 48th Boston Pride parade, which begins at noon on Saturday, June 9 from Copley Square. “The goal is to provide visibility and empower the LGBTQ community,...
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