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Getting to Know the Public Garden

Getting to Know the Public Garden

More than a dozen people have recently taken a very special interest in the Public Garden and have been studying this iconic greenspace for hours on end. What they are learning about America’s first public botanical garden is not for a class or research for a book.  This studious bunch is the inaugural group...

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Old,White and Rich?

May 14, 2015
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The reporting is breathless: Millennium Tower penthouse goes on sale for $37.5 million. A condo in a 19th-century Commonwealth Avenue townhouse sells for $7 million. Luxury apartments, rentable or buyable, going up in the Fenway and in the Seaport. These new projects add expensive housing to the already-pricey neighborhoods in downtown Boston. The buyers...

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Hidden Garden Tour is May 21

With a record number of gardens never seen before, this tour is one not to miss. This year’s tour on Thursday, May 21, will open the gates to 12 hidden gardens, five of which are new member gardens and three “ribbon” gardens that are viewed from the street. This is a self-guided tour and...

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Esplanade Association Awarded $1M ‘Challenge’ Grant

The Esplanade Association was recently awarded a $1-million “challenge grant” in memory of Frances W. Hatch Jr. by a longtime Boston resident who has asked to remain anonymous. The four-year “challenge grant” was made to support the horticultural priorities and special projects within the Charles River Esplanade, and each annual gift of $150,000 of...

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Clapps Will be Recognized by Rogerson Communities

Clapps Will be Recognized by Rogerson Communities

Through their extraordinary civic leadership of many Beacon Hill institutions during the past thirty-five years, Gene and Meredith Clapp have touched the lives of many Beacon Hill residents. So much so that they were presented the Beacon Award by the Beacon Hill Civic Association in 2005. And next Thursday, May 14, they will again...

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Parks’ Care Hot Topic at FOPG

Parks’ Care Hot Topic at FOPG

On Wednesday, April 8, the Friends of the Public Garden held its 45th annual meeting. More than 150 members and neighbors gathered at the First Church in Boston to hear from Friends and featured speaker Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook who talked about the accomplishments of the past year and plans for the future....

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Community Waiting for Meeting on Event at Common

May 7, 2015
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Although “Outside the Box” is scheduled to return to the Boston Common this summer, the event organizer has yet to discuss potential impacts of the free performing arts festival with the Beacon Hill community. “There have been no meetings or communication, and so far, has declined offers to meet with the Beacon...

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Downtown View:Curiouser and Curiouser

May 7, 2015
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In the last three weeks, one vehicle on my block was not towed on street cleaning days. This has never happened in the last decade. The debris under those cars sat there for two weeks. A South End resident said a car on her street last week was not towed. Again, the cigarette butts,...

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BHWF Celebrates Style and Women in Fashion

BHWF Celebrates Style and Women in Fashion

From left: Beacon Hill Women’s Forum members Shannon McAlister and Ashley Breed, Karen Fabbri of Moxie, Rebecca Hall of Crush and Danielle Frissell, also of BHWF, are filled with ideas to make the second annual Charles Street Couture fashion show as special and unique as the boutiques participating. Breed, who is chairing the event,...

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Suffolk Forum on Ride Sharing Companies

The Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University presents “A Bumpy Ride,” a discussion on the controversy surrounding the ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft and the taxi companies in Boston, from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April, 23, 2015, at the C. Walsh Theatre, 55 Temple St., Boston. This forum will address how Uber and Lyft are...

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