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Garden Tour Reaps Profits of $100,000; All to be Given Away

June 23, 2017
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Garden Tour Reaps Profits of $100,000; All to be Given Away

In June, 2016, following the most successful Tour of the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill to that date, the Beacon Hill Garden Club contributed more than $73,000 to 50 local, regional and national environmental and horticulture non-profits. In addition, it gave $55,000 toward the reconstruction of the garden at the Old North Church. Part...

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Leslie Singleton Adam Elected Chair of the Friends of the Public Garden

June 23, 2017
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Leslie Singleton Adam Elected Chair of the Friends of the Public Garden

The board of directors of the Friends of the Public Garden has elected Leslie Singleton Adam as Chair. Adam has been on the Friends board since 2014. The Friends of the Public Garden, founded in 1970, works with the City of Boston to protect and enhance Boston’s first public parks–-the Boston Common, Public Garden,...

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Mayor’s Home Rule Petition to Amend Current Shadow Laws is Filed with the State

June 23, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayor Martin Walsh has filed a home rule petition with the state legislature that will allow the Winthrop Square Project to go forward at 775 feet, which is no reduction from the original height that was proposed by the developers. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz and State Senator Joseph Boncore are petitioning...

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Beacon Hill Civic Corner

June 23, 2017
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Caring for the new trees & removing dead ones The community is very grateful for the 44 new trees planted by the Boston Parks Department on Beacon Hill this spring. They enhance the neighborhood and its urban tree canopy.  Unfortunately, some seem to be in state of shock due to the transplant process and recent...

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Downtown View:Doing Nothing at Sea

June 23, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor When Hampshire House owner Tom Kershaw invited me to join him on the square-rigged, 122-foot schooner Lynx, based in Nantucket and St. Petersburg, Florida, at Saturday’s Parade of Sail, I immediately said yes. Journalists often get to do something special—once I walked the entire Big Dig tunnel while it was...

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‘Making History on the Common’ Day Attracts Just Under 1,000 Students

June 23, 2017
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Despite the light rain, just under 1,000 Boston elementary school students in grades three through five participated in the Friends of the Public Garden’s eighth annual “Making History on the Common Day” on June 5. It was a fun-filled, action-packed day of learning. Some of the activities that occurred were:  colonial games and trades...

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‘Evening Under the Stars’ Raises $50K for Myrtle Street Playground Enhancements

June 23, 2017
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Seventy guests attended the Myrtle Street Playground “Evening Under the Stars” event at the King’s Chapel Parish House Garden on June 9, raising more than $50,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds will help support planned enhancements to the playground, including the installation of “interactive play-boards” and a basketball hoop,...

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Hair’s to History:Boston Barber Co Continues Its Tradition as A Local Landmark

June 23, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Boston Barber Co. owner Robert Dello Russo is well aware why Boston tour bus and trolley operators illuminate about his Bowdoin Street shop on their daily rounds. It’s been a barbershop since 1927, serving everyone from molasses factory  workers to President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Kennedy lived above the barbershop, located just...

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FOPG Hold Grand Opening of White Fountain

June 17, 2017
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FOPG Hold Grand Opening of White Fountain

By Beth Treffeisen After months of being cocooned, The George Robert White Memorial or locally known as “The Angel”, has been revealed, making a forgotten dark corner of the Boston Public Garden into a centerpiece. On Wednesday, June 7,  The Friends of the Public Garden hosted a grand opening ceremony in the Public Garden...

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Myrtle St Playground has Diverse List of Sponsors

June 17, 2017
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By Dan Murphy An area construction firm is donating time and materials to the Myrtle Street Playground as a way to enrich the lives of neighborhood residents across the age spectrum. Dellbrook JKS of Quincy donated a pair of Red Sox tickets as a raffle item for the Friends of the Myrtle Street Playground’s...

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