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Volunteers Beautify Cross Street Plaza with New Plantings [Photos]

An early morning crew of volunteers came out on Saturday to fill the new, large planters as part of the beautification of the Cross Street Plaza. Coordinating on the project were members from the North End Beautification Committee and the Friends of the North End Parks. FOTNEP previously added a thousand pansies in the tree Read More…

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Downtown View: City Gardening Opportunities Everywhere

Spring is definitely here so downtown residents’ inclinations turn to gardening. Digging in dirt, planting flowers, doing a bit of pruning and scooping up the winter’s detritus, all on a sunny day, is satisfying after hugging the fire all winter. Back Bay’s magnolias and Beacon Hill’s pears are gone, but they provided weeks of enjoyment Read More…

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Friends of the North End Parks Plant 1000 Pansies on Cross Street Plaza Along Greenway

The Friends of the North End Parks were busy last week planting 1000 pansies along the Cross Street Plaza planters, around the Tony DeMarco statue and in the Prado (Paul Revere Mall). Jorge Mendoza of Monica’s made a generous contribution to support the volunteer efforts of FOTNEP. FOTNEP continues the beautify the Parks in The Read More…

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Volunteers Needed for Spring Planting by the Friends of the North End Parks

If you enjoyed the daffodils, help Friends of the North End Parks continue neighborhood floral color into the next season. Volunteers* needed to help plant spring flowers in the North End. Join your neighbors on: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Meet on Cross Street Plaza, corner of Salem and Cross streets Read More…

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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…

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Greenway Conservancy Public Meeting Agenda Includes FOCCP & FOTNEP

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Board of Directors has a scheduled public meeting on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress Street. Of note to the North End / Waterfront area, there are two “Friends” groups presenting to the Conservancy Board, Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) & Read More…

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Greenway Community Workshop Brings North Enders & Conservancy Staff Together for Brainstorming Session

New Greenway Conservancy (GC) Board Members from the North End, John Pregmon and Robyn Reed, along with several Conservancy staff members, hosted a well-attended community workshop. The goal, according to Pregmon was to help “serve as catapult and bridge” between the community and the non-profit that manages the North End Parks. The Greenway parks have Read More…

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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 Horticulture Plan Rejected by Greenway Conservancy

At this week’s meeting of the Friends of the North End Parks (FOTNEP), the mood was gloomy after their community-based horticulture plan for the North End Greenway parks was rejected by the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. Still, the volunteer group of neighbors re-committed themselves to upgrade the plantings in and around Parcels 8 and Read More…

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Greenway Update: Beautiful Horticulture (Just Not in North End) and Non-Public Open Meetings [Video]

Video: General Greenway Update – Board of Directors Meeting on January 29, 2013. The video shown is the third and final part of this board meeting. View the first part on Governance Revisions and/or second part on Carousel Contracts. 00:00 Acting Executive Director Jesse Brackenbury gives an update on the Winter Lights program and a Read More…