Monthly Archives: May 2014

An Attractive Tree

May 28, 2014
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An Attractive Tree

In spring, this Hopa Crabtree in the Public Garden attracts both bees and photographers. In fall and winter, its fruit will attract and feed the birds that gather in the park.

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Zakim Files Ordinances to Protect College Athletes

May 28, 2014
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City Councilor Josh Zakim has filed a pair of ordinances that will provide long-awaited and much-needed rights and protections to college athletes in the City of Boston. In the absence of any federal or state regulations regarding the treatment of college athletes, Zakim has taken the unique step of filing legislation at a local...

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Five-thousand Daffodils Blooming on the Esplanade

May 28, 2014
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Each year, thousands of flowers grace the city and mark the arrival of spring in Boston. Beginning this month, Esplanade visitors can enjoy the arrival of 5,000 new daffodils that were planted in the park as part of Marathon Daffodils. The bulbs were planted along the banks of the Charles River Esplanade last fall,...

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Traffic Woes Will Increase in Neighborhood

May 28, 2014
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Once all the projects are completed in the North Station area, the vehicle traffic will increase dramatically on Causeway, Commercial and North Margin Streets as well as the Charlestown Bridge and Atlantic Avenue. Several commercial buildings including a hotel and a new Converse headquarters will appear on the horizon and many residential units will...

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Police Briefs 05-27-2014

May 28, 2014
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May 5 30 Fairfield St. – Vandalism 645 Boylston St. – Investigate Property 44 Commonwealth Ave – License Premise Violation 82 Newbury St. – Larceny, Shoplifting, $200 & Over Newbury Street – Vandalism May 6 Massachusetts Avenue – Motor Vehicle Accident – Involving Bicycle 178 Commonwealth Ave. – Breaking and Entering, Residence, Day –...

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Tales of Ode Release Party Set for May 28

May 28, 2014
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Check out their latest single, “Why” RIYL: Of Monsters and Men, Kings of Leon, MuteMath Who: Indie folk-rock band Tales of Olde “mix earnest songwriting, tight musicianship, and beautiful harmonies creating sonic atmospheres that toe the line between folk and pop” (My Old Kentucky Blog). What: Album release party for their debut EP, out 6/3 Where: Great Scott, Allston,...

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Early Spring Window

May 13, 2014
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Early Spring Window

Without foliage to hide the lovely things neighbors place in their windows, budding blossoms and bare branches add a perfect frame to displays like this one.

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PPS Holds Successful Spring Fundraiser

May 13, 2014
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This year’s Park Street School (PSS) | Park Street Kids (PSK) Spring Fundraiser, with the theme “No Ceilings, No Walls,” was a resounding success, raising more than $300,000 for the school’s annual fund. The event was held at the Boston Park Plaza on Friday, April 4. As guests entered the hotel mezzanine, they were...

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Volunteers Brave Rain for Annual Cleanup

May 13, 2014
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On the morning of Saturday, April 26, The Esplanade Association (TEA) helped to host the 14th annual Charles River Cleanup. Since 2000, TEA has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Conversation and Recreation, the Charles River Watershed Association (the lead organizer) and numerous other Charles River stakeholders to coordinate this event, which attracts volunteers from...

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FOPG Launches New Membership Drive

May 13, 2014
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The Friends of the Public Garden has launched a spring membership drive with an enticing incentive. Anyone who joins the Friends by May 22 will be entered into a drawing to win lunch for two at the Four Seasons Hotel’s Bristol Lounge. “We look forward to welcoming new members to our organization, and we...

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