Wednesday, October 5, 2011
“Jeryl has brought unmatched passion, energy and creativity to a ten-year effort to improve the Esplanade,” said Margo Newman, board chair.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
From the Esplanade Association: After 10 years of service and countless contributions to The Esplanade Association and the historic Charles River Esplanade, Jeryl Oristaglio, co-founder and former president of the organization, has stepped down from its board of directors. Jeryl, along with co-founder Linda Cox, started The Esplanade Association (TEA) in 2001 to help restore and enhance the now 100-year old park. “Jeryl has brought unmatched passion, energy and creativity to a 10-year effort to improve the Esplanade,” said Margo Newman, board chair. The list of Jeryl and the Oristaglio family’s contributions is long and includes the hard work of raising funds to rebuild the Stoneman Playground and Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields and …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The protests in Boston.
As Occupy Boston, the child of the national movement Occupy Wall Street, develops, some people have tried to claim it’s disorganized and purposeless. To some extent this is true, but it is a movement that needs no coherent, bullet-point plan; it simply needs to make a point, and it has. Sure, some may say the crowds in Dewey Square aren’t that big and this is just a movement for the purpose of belonging to a movement. Or some may echo the feelings of a comment a jogger yelled as he ran by the Rose Kennedy Greenway yesterday, saying, “get a job,” -- insinuating that protesters are just lazy hippies causing trouble for no reason. The great thing about what is happening, not only here in Boston, but in New York and other cities as well, is…
The day shelter has a mission of being a dignified space for homeless women. Now they look it.
Donna "Diamond" O'Connell has been at the Women's Lunch Place "from the beginning, the middle, and probably the end." But when she walks into the day shelter now, she feels much more at home - thanks to a $3 million renovation that brought some light, remodeling, and increased services, like more showers and computers, to the day shelter in the basement of the Church of the Covenant. "It's not gloomy," said O'Connell, who finished a recovery program and plans to get her GED. "When they walk in, they don't feel like homeless women. It's making them feel like someone cares." Major Improvements The building hasn't been touched since 1969, said Director of Development Lauren Reilly. Staff raised the money during an eight-month campaign, and …
Monday, October 3, 2011
The John Winthrop School and the Learning Project held a joint celebration on Saturday.
Marlborough Street was full of fun on Saturday during the combined John Winthrop Schoo's street fair, and the Learning Projects's fall book fair. Kids and families came together for the joint celebration, which featured pony rides, face paining, arts and crafts, a grilled cheese bar and more.
Neighbors and YMCA members met Thursday to discuss efforts to halt Northeastern's GrandMarc project.
Editor's Note: This article was updated on Tuesday around 11:30 a.m. Despite pouring rain and thunderstorms, approximately 25 members of the “Save The Boston Y” group met Thursday night to discuss plans to band together with neighborhood groups across the city in an effort to preserve the Huntington Avenue YMCA. “The city, the BRA (Boston Redevelopment Authority) and Northeastern are all relying on the fact that we don’t talk to each other,” said attorney Andre Jones. “We need to talk with one another – in East Fenway, Symphony, the St. Botolph area, Lower Roxbury, Mission Hill – we need to create a swell and a voice.” The group of neighbors and Y members assembled on Thursday first came together in August, united in their opposition to …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Photo of the day in Back Bay.
Monday, September 26, 2011
The John Winthrop School will hold its Street Fair between Berkeley and Clarendon and The Learning Project will hold its Fall Book Fair between Clarendon and Dartmouth.
Marlborough Street will be packed with pony rides, face paining, arts and crafts, a grilled cheese bar and more on Saturday. The John Winthrop School will hold its Street Fair between Berkeley and Clarendon and The Learning Project will hold its Fall Book Fair between Clarendon and Dartmouth. “This year, families have two great reasons to come to Marlborough Street on October 1st," said Marcia Lewis, Director at The John Winthrop School. "The Street Fair and the Book Sale are complementary, family-focused events. There will be fun for everyone. The events come from a long tradition, and support scholarships for Boston students at both schools. Book Fair, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Learning Project's Book Fair started in 1987, and has always been…
The 28-story luxury apartment development is scheduled to be complete by 2013.
The city broke ground on the construction of the $129-million, 28-story apartment building on the Prudential Plaza during a ceremony Friday. Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Boston Redevelopment Authority Director Peter Meade, Betsy Johnson, chair of the Prudential Project Advisory Committee (PruPAC), and other city officials and business leaders came together to celebrate the beginning of AvalonBay's first luxury apartment development, on 77 Exeter Street at the rear of the existing Lord & Taylor store With 187 new apartments and street-level retail, the project is expected to create 300 new construction jobs, 15 permanent jobs, and $725,000 in new tax revenue. "Today's groundbreaking means another large scale development in the city of Boston …
The Boston Symphony Orchestra kicks-off the season on Sept. 30, as it welcomes the first-ever female to the horn section, in addition to other musicians.
For 131 years, the Boston Symphony Orchestra has never had a female member in its brass section. Until now. Rachel Childers, who lives conveniently close to Symphony Hall, will be playing second French horn when the BSO season kicks off on Sept. 30. She comes to the BSO from the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and said it’s an amazing honor to be the first ever woman in the brass section. “It’s only because of the people who came before me and allowed for things like this to happen,” Childers said. “I’m in a very lucky position here. It’s a pretty cool thing.” But she was also rather shocked to hear the news. “It seemed that the barrier should’ve been broken awhile ago, but it makes a little sense because there isn’t a lot of turnover here…
Friday, September 23, 2011
Photo of the day in Back Bay.