Sunday News & Views: FOCCP Wonder Women, Trellis Lighting Monday and Salem Street Burglaries


Neighborhood Photo of the Day:

This photo is called the “Wonder Women of FOCCP” for the ladies that make up the Board and Committee heads in the all-volunteer group, Friends of Christopher Columbus Park. This all-volunteer group has become the model for “friends” groups in the city. Christopher Columbus Park is among the cleanest public parks in Boston, thanks to Joan Murphy, shown in the center receiving an award for her years of volunteer morning cleanings complete with rubber boots and a trashpicker. See more party photos from the recent FOCCP Casino Night fundraiser.

Wonder Women of FOCCP – November 2012 – Photo by Matt Conti

From the left, Horticulture co-chairs Robyn Reed and Mary Ann Esparo, Website & Internet Communications chair Christina Sperry, Fundraising chair Sandra Harcourt, Membership chair Beverly Knight, President Joanne Hayes-Rines, Honoree Joan Murphy, Vice-President Trish Baumer, Director at Large Meghan Denenberg, Treasurer Virginia Kimball and Clerk Audrey Tortolani.

While the focus is on the Bridge of Flowers, the Garden Club of America has also awarded $10,000 to FOCCP to expand and irrigate the garden circle near the Marriott side of the park. Join FOCCP on Monday, 5pm, for the annual trellis lighting with NEMPAC and Boston Parks. See the flyer.

What people are talking about

Friday afternoon brought multiple break-ins at 139 Salem Street. See the victims tweets including a suspect photo.

Under the radar

The Harborwalk near the Coast Guard is once again closed.

Small Craft Advisory

4:18 PM EST on January 18, 2017
10:00 PM EST on January 18, 2017
Chance of Rain
Wednesday Wed-01/18/17 40%
Chance of Rain
Showers possible early. Lows overnight in the mid 30s.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday Thu-01/19/17 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 46F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday Fri-01/20/17 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 42F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

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One Response to Sunday News & Views: FOCCP Wonder Women, Trellis Lighting Monday and Salem Street Burglaries

  1. Patricia Thiboutot Sun, Nov. 18, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    WONDER WOMEN, INDEED. How fortunate for the North End Waterfront community to have such dedicated individuals taking care of our beautiful Christopher Columbus Park.
    This is a group that others in our community should emulate.
    Patricia Thiboutot