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MassBay Charitable Foundation Gives Out Scholarships

June 30, 2017
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After reviewing dozens of exceptional candidate applications, The Mass Bay Credit Union Charitable Foundation has selected four graduating high school seniors to receive the 2017 College Scholarships.  The awards, $1,000 to each recipient, go to: Noah Dolloff, Timberlane Region-al HS; Ashley Buggy, Mystic Valley Regional Charter School; Sydney Perryman, Tolland HS; and Lauren Critelli,...

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MassBay Credit Union Hosts Successful May is for Moms Toiletry Drive

June 30, 2017
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Mass Bay Credit Union held their first ever Toiletry Drive to benefit Rosie’s Place, a local women’s shelter.  The charitable drive, which lasted through the end of May, will help benefit those women and moms in need. Drop off boxes were located at their South Boston headquarters at 147 West 4th Street, in addition...

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Mayor’s Garden Contest Registration Ends July 12

June 30, 2017
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh is alerting Boston’s green thumbs that they have until Wednesday, July 12, to register for the 2017 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 21st year, the contest...

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Boston City Council to Discuss Access to Parking for Health Care Attendants

June 30, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim along with Councilor Michael Flaherty asked for a hearing to discuss the city’s current process for granting parking permits to in-home health care attendants serving City of Boston residents, at the Boston City Council hearing on Wednesday, June 21. Constituents living in the city’s downtown neighborhoods...

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Boston’s Freedom Trail Welcomes ‘Walk Into History’

June 30, 2017
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Freedom Trail Foundation’s current tour schedule offers Walk Into History® Tours from the Boston Common Visitor Information Center on the hour every hour, daily, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and a tour offered Mondays through Fridays at 2:30 p.m. Additionally, the Foundation offers tours departing from the ArtsBoston Booth at Faneuil Hall including...

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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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