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Proposal for Molasses Flood Memorial, 100 Years Later

At the time of its 100 year anniversary, a proposal has emerged to create a memorial to commemorate the 1919 Great Molasses Flood in Boston’s North End. Leland Mercer Alexander, a recent graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology, presented his concept to the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) at their January 2019 meeting. Read More…

Community People

Celebrating MaryAnn Esparo at the Rose F. Kennedy Memorial Rose Garden

Friends and family gathered this week at the Rose F. Kennedy Memorial Rose Garden to celebrate the life and contributions of MaryAnn Esparo. Members from the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park recognized MaryAnn and her dedication to the horticulture of the park, especially the rose garden that contains 104 rose bushes (one for every year lived by Read More…

Government People

Memorials and Condolences for Mayor Tom Menino

A memorial guest book has been set up at City Hall for Mayor Tom Menino inside the west entrance. There is also purple bunting hanging outside the Mayor’s Office at Government Center. Condolence books can also be signed throughout the Boston neighborhoods, including at the Nazzaro Center front desk. Photos by Brendan O’Brien and Matt Conti.

Arts & Culture Commentaries Community

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…