"American Idol" and "The Voice" contestants will perform.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The following is an edited press release from the city's Parks Department: Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Deputy Premier of Nova Scotia the Honourable Frank Corbett are pleased to announce Boston’s 71st Annual Official Tree Lighting on Boston Common on Thursday, November 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The holiday decorations throughout Boston Common and the Public Garden, including the City of Boston’s official Christmas tree from Halifax, a 45-foot white spruce donated by Paul and Jan Hicks of Jordan Bay, Nova Scotia, will light up in sequence shortly before 8 p.m. when Mayor Menino is scheduled to be joined onstage by Deputy Premier Corbett, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Santa Claus. The show will close with a pyrotechnic …
The following letter was sent to residents on Commonwealth Ave. by the Commonwealth Avenue Mall Committee.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Monday, December 12, 2011
Dear Neighbor, We are sure you will agree that everything possible should be done to save the magnificent, historic elm trees that grace your front yard, the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. For over ten years the Friends of the Public Garden, under the aegis of the Commonwealth Avenue Mall Committee, a joint Committee of the Friends of the Public Garden and the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay, has been giving special care to these irreplaceable trees. The trees are regularly injected against Dutch elm disease and the Elm Leaf Beetle, fertilized, and pruned for dead wood. The good news is that there are 103 large old elms left on the Mall. The bad new is that at this point in their long lives 60 of them are in need of structural …