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2015, A Year in Review

By Dan Murphy

  • On Jan. 13, Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his first State of the City address at Symphony Hall.

 

  • On Jan. 25, the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay welcomed new members at a reception at the Copley Fairmont Plaza.

 

  • On Jan. 27, Boston has hit with its first blizzard of the season, resulting in nearly 25 inches of snowfall.

 

  • On April 8, the Friends of the Public Garden held its 45th annual meeting at the First Church in Boston.

 

  • On April 27, the Esplanade Association honored outgoing Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Jack Murray during the organization’s annual meeting at Hampshire House.

 

  • On May 13, the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay held its 20th annual “Taste of the Back Bay at the Prudential Skywalk.

 

  • On June 19, the Esplanade Association and the Department of Conservation and Recreation reopened the newly restored Hatch Shell Oval Lawn on the Charles River Esplanade.

 

  • On July 27, the city officially ended its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

 

  • In July, Beacon Hill resident Jacob Wessel was named the Office of Neighborhood Services’ liaison for the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill and the Fenway.

 

  • On Aug. 19, the Friends of the Public Garden again hosted “Puppets on the Common” – a puppet show on the Boston Common featuring Charlotte Dore and Rosalita’s Puppets.

 

  • On Sept. 26, the Esplanade Association held its annual “Moondance Gala” on the Charles River Esplanade.

 

  • In November, William Young resigned as the Back Bay Architectural Commission’s director of design review.

 

  • On Dec. 4, Mayor Martin J. Walsh was on hand for the 74th annual tree-lighting ceremony on the Boston Common.
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