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Four Decades of Residents Beautifying Temple Street

Four Decades of Residents Beautifying Temple Street

By Suzanne Besser Last weekend Temple Street got all dolled up. More than thirty residents came together to sweep away winter’s debris and dress the gently sloped street in its spring finery. Salmon-colored geraniums, white petunias and purple verbena now spill from its planters, while its hand-tilled tree pits sport red, pink and white...

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Beloved Nursery School Teacher Wins Beacon Award

Beloved Nursery School Teacher Wins Beacon Award

By Suzanne Besser Priscilla Fales, who has touched the lives of hundreds of neighborhood children and their families during her 47 years as a Beacon Hill Nursery School teacher, was awarded the 19th annual Beacon Award at Beacon Hill Civic Association Annual Meeting. In 1969, armed with a brand new early education degree from...

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Downtown View:Fish,Flowers and Fresh Produce

By Karen Taylor Last year for my birthday one of my daughters gave me flowers. These were not the usual birthday flowers. They were delivered to my door for several weeks from the one-eighth acre garden of Ferriss Buck Donham of Arlington. The flowers Ferriss provided were different from those available from even the...

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Friends of the Public Garden Offer Incentive to Join during Membership Month

The Friends of the Public Garden has launched a spring membership drive with an enticing incentive to bring in new members. Anyone who joins the Friends by Wednesday, May 25, will be entered into a drawing to win dinner for four at Toscano. As part of Membership Month, the Friends will host a wine...

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CPA to be on November Ballot

By John Lynds Last Wednesday the Boston City Council voted 12-1 to put the Community Preservation Act (CPA) on the November ballot. The next day, the Boston Park Advocates held a summit to discuss what CPAs could mean for the Boston Common, Public Garden and the Mall on Commonwealth Avenues. “Park advocates are thrilled...

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Tea’s ‘Moondance Gala’ Notes 15 Years of Making Life Better in the Park

Although the warm days are just starting to outnumber the cold, and the daffodils and crocuses are beginning to bloom, the Esplanade Association has already begun the planning for their annual “Moondance Gala” to be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, on the banks of the Charles River. With the theme Back to our Roots,...

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Boston Public Market Farmers Market Return this Week

The Boston Public Market Association’s two seasonal farmers markets in Dewey Square and outside the Boston Public Market return this week, bringing fresh local food to residents, workers, and visitors on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. As a supplement to the indoor, year round Boston Public Market, now entering its first full summer season after...

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BWSC Receives Two Awards from MassDEP

In recognition of the Boston Water and Sewer Commission’s (BWSC) long-term quality and reliability of water and sewer services in the City of Boston, the Commission received two awards from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) in celebration of National Drinking Water Week. The BWSC was awarded the Regional Recognition Award for outstanding...

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MFS Squash Busters Derby Raises Over $1 Million for Local Youth

In an inspiring show of support for the SquashBusters youth program’s twentieth year, members of the Boston community rallied together to raise over $1.2 million dollars for the tenth MFS SquashBusters Derby on Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th.  With help from partners like MFS Investment Management, who generously signed on as the event’s title sponsor for...

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Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project Public Information Meetings

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has scheduled two Public Information Meetings for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project. Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:00  – 8:00 PM Multicultural Arts Center 41 Second Street, Cambridge, MA  and Wednesday, May 25 6:00 – 8:00 PM Shriners Hospitals for Children – Auditorium 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA The purpose...

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