Featured Health & Environment

North End’s Michele Toper Wins Annual Mayor’s Garden Contest and 2020 Hall of Fame Induction

The North End’s own Michele Toper took first place in the Porch, Balcony or Container category of the 2019 Mayor’s Garden Contest. As a three-time winner in the citywide competition, she was also selected to be inducted in the 2020 Hall of Fame. “I am honored to win first prize and to be inducted into Read More…

Arts & Culture Community

Construction Begins for Carolyn Lynch Garden in North End Parks on the Greenway

With funding from The Lynch Foundation, reconstruction has begun for new four-season gardens on the south side of Hanover Street (also known as Parcel 10), across from the Haymarket Hotel site. New fencing went in on Monday for the project that will revamp the boxwood beds and follows 2015 improvements on the northern side (Parcel 8). The Read More…

Featured Meetings

New Greenway Gardens in North End Presented at Neighborhood Council Meeting

Jesse Brackenbury, Executive Director, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy presented plans for the recently announced reconstruction of the gardens on the south side of Hanover Street (also known as Parcel 10), across from the Haymarket Hotel site. This project follows 2015 improvements on the northern side (Parcel 8). The gardens on the southern side are twice as Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured

Greenway Conservancy Receives $1.4 Million Gift from The Lynch Foundation to Fund North End Gardens & Park Improvements

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy today announced a $1.4 million grant from The Lynch Foundation. In recognition of this support, a completely renovated garden space will honor Carolyn Lynch, an avid gardener, who passed away in 2015. The robustly planted boxwood garden, located adjacent to the North End, will offer four-season interest, and will be Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

Volunteers of the Old North Church Gardens Presented With Good Neighbor Award

In a little corner of our world these volunteers are working hard in the gardens at Old North Church to keep beauty and cleanliness alive. Thank you for your untiring efforts in caring for our neighborhood. Volunteers are shown in the above photo receiving the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Good Neighbor Recognition Read More…

Arts & Culture Community

Japanese-Inspired Garden, Mytoi, Pops Up on Greenway

A Japanese-inspired garden has “popped-up” on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, near the carousel. Mytoi is a new, temporary exhibit sponsored by The Trustees with an urban reinterpretation of the original Martha’s Vineyard landscape, complete with the iconic Mytoi bridge, bamboo groves, a reflecting pool and interactive ‘koi.’ “While it is of course ideal to visit Read More…

Community Health & Environment

Commercial Street Triangle Garden Continues For Fifth Year

The triangle garden at the intersection of Commercial and Fleet Streets, is enjoying its fifth year of new plantings and maintenance. The previously neglected city-owned area is now beautifully landscaped with funds once again donated by Earl and Joanne Cate, the property owners at 240 Commercial Street. Earl Cate is President of Kilem Management Corp. and also Read More…

Community Event Notices

Big Improvements Coming This Spring to the North End Parks on the Greenway [Video]

The North End Parks on the Greenway will be the beneficiary of $400,000 in dedicated 2015 grant funding from the Mass. Cultural Council to the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. At a community meeting this week, the Conservancy presented plans for a broad range of fixes and improvements for the North End Parks including the renovation of the Parcel Read More…

Community Health & Environment

Property Owner Brings Back Blooming Garden on Commercial Street

Returning to rave reviews again this year is the blooming garden on the corner of Commercial and Fleet Streets. The streetscape feature is thanks to the efforts and contributions from North End / Waterfront residents and the property owner at 240 Commercial Street. The space is widely viewed by neighbors that walk by the area 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…