Thursday, January 24, 2013
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Thursday, January 24
The following was sent in by the Newbury Street League: The Newbury Street League is pleased to announce production of the 2013–2014 Newbury Street Map and Directory and its continuing partnership with Panorama Custom Publishing. Over the past seven years, the directory has been read by more than 600,000 consumers. With distribution points at more than 180 hotels, major information centers, 50 local businesses and through the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, the directory is an exceptionally efficient way to impact your customers. The Newbury Street League encourages merchants to place an advertisement in the spring/summer edition of the map and directory. The production of this publication is solely dependent upon revenue …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Boston Police have performed a Safety Survey of Newbury Street property and observed the following deficiencies.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Newbury Street business owners and neighborhood leaders came together to celebrate the league's 40th anniversary at the Mandarin Oriental.
Hundreds celebrated the Newbury Street League's 40th anniversary in style during Thursday night's gala at the Mandarin Oriental. "I'm so proud to represent so many of you for 40 years," said Newbury Street League Executive Director Michele Messino. "Your success is our success." She gave a speical thank you to the league sponsors, and honored Newbury Street League founder Fay Rotenberg by committing to maintaining the flower garden in Fay Rotenberg Square at Clarendon and Newbury for a year. "When she started the league in 1972, it's hard to believe Newbury Street was going down the drain," Rotenberg's son John Rotenberg said at the gala. His mother, he said, had a vision to represent small businesses and turn Newbury Street into one of …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Five things you need to know for Thursday, June 14.
1. Weather: Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 70, then cooling off at night with a low around 55. 2: The Newbury Street League celebrates its 40th Anniversary Gala tonight at the Mandarin Oriental from 6-10 p.m. The event includes food, wine tasting, live music, auction packages, celebrity guests and more. Purchase last minute tickets. 3. Boston City Council’s Committee on Education: The Boston City Council will meet at 11:00 a.m. to discuss various programs and curriculum in the Health and Wellness Department is providing in grades K-12. 4. Art Student Thesis Exhibition: Seventeen College of Visual and Performing Arts graduate students from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will have their work on display throughout the …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The business organization is looking for business support for its June 14 fundraising gala.
The Newbury Street League will be celebrating it's 40th anniversary gala, on June 14 at the Mandarin Oriental. With more than 500 "movers and shakers" expected to attend, the League is looking for businesses to make a donation, corporate sponsorship or place an ad in the program guide to help raise funds for the businesses organization. The money goes toward the beautification of Newbury Street and support of member businesses. The evening will include a silent auction, raffle prizes, gift certificates, special guest celebrities and live music by Boston's Sweet Tooth and the Sugarbabies. Tickets are $100 each. Email Michele Messino at NewburyStreetUSA@aol.com for more information.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Find out what made Newbury Street such an attractive spot for shopping, dining and people-watching in the first place on Wed, May 30 from 4 - 5:30 p.m.
The following is a press release by the Back Bay Association, Newbury Street League and Back Bay Architectural Commission for a special tour of Newbury Street with William Young (he's incredibly knowledgeable) What’s So Special about Newbury Street? Of course you know that Boston’s beloved boutique district has long had a devoted local and regional following. You’re aware that its many restaurants and sidewalk cafés add to the appeal. And you’ve probably noticed that it has acquired a distinctly international accent in recent years, as numerous European retailers have opened branches here. But do you know what made Newbury Street such an attractive spot for shopping, dining and people-watching in the first place? On this tour you'll …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Don't forget to check out our Facebook page and tag any photos you recognize
On April 24 about 60 business leaders came together at the Creperie for a networking event with Back Bay Patch and the Newbury Street League. The evening featured an open bar and raffle prizes with Patch swag, and was a great way to introduce some of the hands-on features of Patch - including the option to claim your free listing on our site. We also went over ways to upload your own events and announcements, and start a blog on Patch. Also check out our Facebook page and tag any photos you recognize All in all, it was a great night and thanks to everyone who came!
Thursday, March 1, 2012
They moved out of 93 Mass Ave. because it's being taken over by furniture store Room and Board.
After 15 years, the Newbury Street League has moved their offices to 290 Dartmouth Street, Suite L1, which is on the Lower Level in the Vendome Building. The Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay office is also located there. "This is a great new central location for the office," said Newbury Street League Executve Director Michele Messino. The league moved out of the 93 Massachusetts Ave location because the building is behing rehabbed for a new furniture store - Room and Board - that will occupy the full space.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Permanent concrete sign bases with an interchangeable display may soon replace the sandwich boards which often line the street.
Be gone, sandwich boards. The Newbury Street League is working with the city to adopt a standardized sign policy for the high-end shopping artery. Businesses will be able to create and move custom-designed signs inside a uniform concrete base that will be permanently installed outside store fronts. With one sign per building, tenants will work together to determine how to best utilize the two-sided display. Current Sandwich Boards Are Illegal The policy is meant to replace the plethora of sandwich boards that often clutter the street and block pedestrian traffic, particularly during the summer and on weekends. Because the sandwich boards are undefined by current zoning, they're technically not allowed. "I think we need to stress to people…