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Marathon Daffodils Project Taking Shape and Boston Strong

The daffodil days are coming back, bigger than ever and with an ambitious focus to line the entire Boston Marathon route. The project is called Marathon Daffodils. Inspired by last Spring’s Daffodil Day on the North End Parks, Marathon Daffodils is a collaboration of nonprofit organizations, gardeners, cities and towns, organizations, businesses, and citizens interested Read More…

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Downtown View: Cleaning Up

Things change. Life happens. People move around and do new things. There is not enough time, there is not enough space to consider all that needs considering. So a few items need addressing. Here they are. Marathon Daffodils There has been a change in the organization that will accept contributions for this effort. A couple Read More…

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Downtown View: Daffodils for the Marathon

Memorials are tricky. You’ve probably heard of the troubles with the proposed memorial for Eisenhower. The most successful examples are, of course, Lincoln’s, Washington’s and the Viet Nam Veterans Memorial in Washington. Finding a name on that wall—hard to do when the 58,000 of them are not arranged alphabetically—brings that fallen soldier to life for Read More…

Community Photos & Videos

Spring 2013 Daffodils at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground [Photo Gallery]

It finally feels like Spring and the daffodils are blooming in all their yellow glory. Every year, a neighbor reminds me to take photos of the daffodils at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. This gallery is the result. Enjoy! Photos by Matt Conti More daffodils!

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Video: 1st Annual Daffodil Day on the Greenway’s North End Parks

Video: 1st Annual Daffodil Day on Sunday, April 14, 2013 hosted by the Friends of the North End Parks, Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and North End Beautification Committee. Highlights: Ribbon cutting by City Councilor Sal LaMattina Musical performances by the Boston String Academy Spring daffodil poem, read by Grace Abbott See the article and daffodil photos from this Read More…

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1st Annual Daffodil Day on the North End Parks Celebrates Spring [Photos]

The Friends of the North End Parks joined with the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and North End Beautification Committee for the 1st Annual Daffodil Day on Sunday, April 14, 2013. The event celebrated the beauty of Spring on the Greenway with daffodils, music, poetry and fun. City Councilor Sal LaMattina led the ribbon cutting Read More…

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Friends of the North End Parks Present a Plan for New Plantings on the Greenway [Video]

The Friends of the North End Parks (FOTNEP) presented this week to the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Board of Directors in support of their plan to enhance the plantings on the Greenway. FOTNEP President Nathan Swain described the group’s efforts in coordination with the Conservancy to plant 13,000 daffodils last fall. A Spring celebration Read More…

Event Notices

Daffodil Day on the Greenway’s North End Parks – April 14, 2013

Join the North End / Waterfront community in a celebration of Spring and the blooming of thousands of daffodils on the Greenway’s North End Parks. The family friendly event will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm. There will be a daffodil hat contest, RUFF daffodil doggy parade, children’s Read More…

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Friends Group: We Can Save Taxpayer Money on Greenway Through Community-Based Horticulture

The Friends of the North End Parks (FOTNEP) issued the following news release today citing a potential cost savings opportunity for the State’s transportation department, MassDOT, by volunteering to partner with the largely taxpayer funded Greenway Conservancy to support and improve the horticulture on the North End Parks. Community Friends Group Seeks Greenway Approval on Read More…

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FOTNEP Plants Bulbs With Nazzaro Center Children [Photos]

The Friends of The North End Parks collaborated with The Nazzaro Center Program Director Laurie D’Elia and elementary students in The Nazzaro Center After School Program to plant hundreds of crocus and daffodils. The children learned about the bulbs from FOTNEP President Nate Swain and member Diane Valle, as the children dug in the earth. Read More…

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Greenway Daffodil and Crocus Bulb Planting on November 27th

Friends of the North End Parks (FOTNEP) will join the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in planting the remaining spring bulbs purchased by FOTNEP, including 800 daffodils and 500 crocus, within Parcels 5 and 6S, located adjacent to the Central Artery ramps at Haymarket Square. Join with us and staff members of the Conservancy on Read More…