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The 48th annual Boston Pride Parade will take place on Saturday, June 9, with step-off at noon from Copley Square.

The route starts on Boylston Street and Clarendon Street, turns right onto Clarendon St, left onto Tremont St, left on Berekeley St, right onto Boylston St., left onto Charles St, right onto Beacon St, left onto Tremont St and arrives at City Hall Plaza on Cambridge St.

The event is rain or shine.

This will be followed by the Boston Pride Festival on City Hall Plaza from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Major events include the Boston Pride Concert from 12-6p.m., Boston Pride Youth Dance from 6-10p.m. on City Hall Plaza.

To end the night head to LUSH: Official Womxn Pride Party at ICON Nightclub at 100 Warrenton St., from 9-2a.m.

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•The South End Forum’s Opiate Working Group will meet next on June 19, and they are expected to invite Compassionate Organics to give a presentation to the group about their Tremont Street plan to open a medical marijuana facility.

•The next Eight Streets monthly meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 12, at 7 p.m. in Project Place, 1145 Washington St.

•The East Berkeley Neighborhood Association (EBNA) will meet on Tuesday, June 19.

•The Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association (WSANA) will hold its monthly meeting on June 26, at 7 p.m., in the Newton Pavilion on the Boston Medical Center Campus, second floor.

•Ellis South End Neighborhood Association Board of Directors meeting, June 26, at 6 p.m., in 66 Berkeley St.

•South End Summer Solstice will take place at Blackstone Square, Washington Street, South End on Thursday, June 21, from 4-9 p.m. The event will feature live music, food, and a beer garden.

•Fete de la Musique will hit the parks and streets of the South End on June 23 this year, courtesy of the Community Music Center of Boston, Warren Avenue. This year, new parks like Watson Park, Ringgold Park and Union Park will be added to the locations for outdoor musical celebration. The event goes from 3-6 p.m.


•The Friends of the Public Garden are looking for champion volunteer weeders to help maintain the beautiful Boylston Street boarder and the Beacon Street border in the Public Garden. ‘You supply the enthusiasm, we supply the gloves, kneepads, and some brief instructions on weed identification!’ Volunteers meet up on alternative Thursdays, starting April 26, 5 – 7p.m.

•The NABB Green Committee will meet on June 13, at 5:30 p.m., at The Learning Project, 107 Marlborough St.


•The Impact Advisory Group meeting for the development at 1241 Boylston Street will take place on May 31, from 6-8 p.m. at the Boston Arts Academy, 174 Ipswich St. The proposed project consists of 184-room hotel with a ground-floor restaurant.

•A public on the proposed 72 Burbank St. development will take place June 7, from 6-8 p.m. at the Morville House Community Room, 100 Norway St. Forest Properties Management, Inc., proposes to construct a 20,834 square foot, 36-unit, six-story compact rental building on a vacant parcel at 72 Burbank St. in the Fenway.

•Calling all volunteers for Fenway Porchfest! Interested in volunteering? Volunteers will serve short shifts as site ambassadors and hand out event information.The music festival is on Saturday June 16, from 12-4 p.m. For more info, email: [email protected].

•The Fenway Civic Association Annual Rose Garden Picnic will take place at the Kelleher Rose Garden across from 85 Park Drive, June 12 from 6-8p.m.

•DCR Pedestrian Advisory: Through the month of May 2018, and into June 2018, the Department of Conversation and Recreation (DCR) will commence sidewalk improvement work along Park Drive (the residential side) in the City of Boston between approximately Peterborough Street and Brookline Avenue from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. A detour route will be clearly marked and a police detail will be on site.


Mayor Martin J. Walsh is alerting Boston’s green thumbs that they have until Wednesday, July 11, to register for the 2018 Mayor’s Garden Contest presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department with a grand prize provided by JetBlue and media support provided by the Boston Herald.

Now in its 22nd year, the contest recognizes gardeners who have landscaped, planted flowers, trees, and shrubs, and, in the process, helped beatify Boston’s neighborhoods.

Gardeners or those nominating their favorite Gardners may find printable and online nomination forms at First place winners will receive the coveted “Golden Trowel” award from Mayor Walsh and prize packages from the Parks Department, Mahoney’s Garden Centers, and other sponsors at an awards ceremony in August in the Public Garden presented with support from Polar Beverages.

First place winners in this year’s Garden Contest will also be entered into a drawing for a JetBlue Grand Prize consisting of roundtrip flights for two to any nonstop destination from Boston. Terms, conditions, and blackout dates apply.

Gardeners who have won three or more times in the last ten years will be automatically entered into the Hall of Fame and will be recognized at the awards ceremony in late August. These distinguished Hall-of-Famers will be ineligible to enter as contestants but are welcome to return as judges.

For more information call 617-961-3051.


Residents who are being disturbed by airplane noise are encouraged to call the MassPort Noise Hotline 24 hours a day. The phone number is (617) 561-3333.

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