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Boston Public Library announces June author talks and lectures

Author and Harvard health policy professor David Hemenway shares the public health implications of gun violence and will be introduced by Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans. Tuesday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Branch, located at 685 Tremont Street. Part of the South End Writes series.

Andrea Lawlor, Mackenzi Lee, and Charles Rice-Gonzalez join moderator Caroline Linden for a Pride Month author panel on Thursday, June 7, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.

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Gretel Anspach, Trustee of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, gives tips and techniques for urban gardening on Tuesday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Faneuil Branch, located at 419 Faneuil Street in Brighton.

Local GirlTrek leader Nicole Chandler discusses how GirlTrek is creating a national movement to transform the health of African American women and girls by walking and she shares how to get connected locally. Saturday, June 16, at 10 a.m. at the Roslindale Branch, located at 4246 Washington Street.

    Boston Public Library announces June author talks and lectures
    All programs and events can be viewed via www.bpl.org/calendar. Emem Uko, author of Hers To Tell, Notice Me, and Janus, discusses her work on Saturday, June 2, at 1 p.m. at the East Boston Branch at 365 East Bremen Street.
    https://www.boston.gov

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Boston Public Library’s June author talks and lectures

Author and Harvard health policy professor David Hemenway shares the public health implications of gun violence and will be introduced by Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans. Tuesday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Branch, located at 685 Tremont Street. Part of the South End Writes series.

Andrea Lawlor, Mackenzi Lee, and Charles Rice-Gonzalez join moderator Caroline Linden for a Pride Month author panel on Thursday, June 7, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.

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Gretel Anspach, Trustee of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, gives tips and techniques for urban gardening on Tuesday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Faneuil Branch, located at 419 Faneuil Street in Brighton.

Local GirlTrek leader Nicole Chandler discusses how GirlTrek is creating a national movement to transform the health of African American women and girls by walking and she shares how to get connected locally. Saturday, June 16, at 10 a.m. at the Roslindale Branch, located at 4246 Washington Street.

    Boston Public Library's June author talks and lectures
    BOSTON - May 24, 2018 - Boston Public Library's June author events include an author panel celebrating Pride Month, talks including topics such as local history, urban gardening, the evolution of human nature, and more. All programs and events can be viewed via www.bpl.org/calendar.
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Want to hear and see the Cyclorama come alive...

Want to hear and see the Cyclorama come alive on June 2 for the BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome!? We couldn't do it without the support of AVFX​ who we are working with for the third straight year to blow your socks off. Purchase your tickets today: https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/donate/?dfId=a0n4100000O2aVTAAZ

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Want to hear and see the Cyclorama come alive on June 2 for the BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome!? We couldn't do it without the support of AVFX​ who we are working with for the third straight year to...
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South End Landmark District Commission

18.1308 SE           433 Columbus Avenue: Proposed Work: At front façade, install wrought iron gate at the front of stoop

18.1307 SE           320 Shawmut Avenue LLC: Proposed Work: At front façade, floors 2-5, replace all windows with 2 over 2 Marvin Ultimate windows.

18.1301 SE           76 Appleton Street: At side façade (of a corner building) install HVAC unit inside of an existing vent opening. Replace existing cover with a metal vent cover painted black.

18.1293 SE           26 Braddock Park: Remove existing roof deck and install replacement roof deck.

18.1194 SE           34 Claremont Street: At front façade, repoint brick and rebuild brick wall above second level bay window. Paint sills and banding in kind.

18.1318 SE           14 Clarendon Street: At front façade third floor, replace 4 non-historic 2 over 2 aluminum windows in-kind.

18.1297 SE           537 Columbus Avenue: At side façade (of a corner building) rebuild brick barrier wall to original configuration.

18.1313 SE           545 Columbus Avenue: At front façade, replace basement windows with same curved edge, single pane windows. Repair...

18.1304 SE           42 Concord Square: At front façade garden level, replace three 2 over 2 and two 1 over 1 aluminum windows with aluminum clad windows.

18.1291 SE           332 Shawmut Avenue: At rear façade, replace rubber roof decking, and railings in kind. Install copper gutters.

18.1262 SE           656 Tremont St #6: At front façade third level, replace one aluminum 1 over 1 window with wood 2 over 2 windows.

18.1290 SE           162 West Brookline Street:  At front façade, clean and repair masonry and restore front stoop in kind. Repair and restore 2 historic light wells, restore all front faced historic windows. Repair roof deck and roof hatch in kind.

18.1289 SE           167 West Brookline Street: At front façade, paint lintels, sills, door hood, and stoop in kind.

18.1187 SE           195 West Brookline Street: Replace existing roof decking in kind. Replace guardrail with black metal guardrail.

18.1303 SE           12 Yarmouth St: At parlor and garden level, replace two 2x2 and four 1x1 aluminum windows with aluminum clad windows.

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18.1305 SE           18 Concord Square Proposed Work: At garden level, replace two wood 1 over 1 windows with 2 fiberglass 2 over 2 windows.

18.1160 SE           64 East Brookline Street Proposed Work: At front façade, replace front awning with new, metal awning.

18.1253 SE           33 Dwight Street: Proposed Work: Expand existing roof deck. At front façade, install street number placard.

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1714 Washington Street

1595 Washington Street

18.1279 SE           85 West Newton Street: Proposed Work: Install exterior lighting and signage.

18.1298 SE           535 Shawmut Avenue: Proposed Work: At front façade, install new blade sign.

18.1302 SE           694 Tremont Street: Proposed Work: At front façade reopen storefront door, add a belt sign and gooseneck lighting.

112 Shawmut Avenue Proposed Work: At the corner of Herald Street and Shawmut Avenue, demolish interior and modify the exterior of an existing historic warehouse. Incorporate the remaining façade into a new 13 story residential tower.

112 Shawmut Avenue Proposed Work: At the corner of Herald Street and Shawmut Avenue, demolish interior and modify the exterior of an existing historic warehouse. Incorporate the remaining façade into a new 13 story residential tower.

18.1309 SE           13 Concord Square: Construct a roof deck.

18.1281 SE           11 Dwight Street: Repoint front façade in kind.

18.1249 SE           39 Dwight Street #2: At rear façade replace trim around dormer in kind.

18.1273 SE           74 East Brookline Street: At front façade, repair 3 window sills in kind, spot repointing in kind, Repair front stoop landing, garden level stairs and walkway in kind. Install new rubber roof and soffit in kind.

18.1306 SE           37 East Springfield Street: Repair and resurface main stoop steps and steps leading to garden level in kind. Restore and repaint existing iron handrails.

18.1275 SE           463 Massachusetts Avenue: At front façade, repair wood trim on oriel in kind.  

18.1294 SE           554 Massachusetts Avenue: At front façade repair front steps in kind. Repaint steps that are currently painted.

18.1191 SE           614 Massachusetts Avenue: Repair asphalt shingle hipped roof in kind.

18.1239 SE           48 Rutland Street: Replace asphalt shingle roof in kind.

18.1299 SE           69 Worcester St: At dormer level, replace three vinyl windows with new wood windows. The pane configuration will be 2 over 2 on the front window and 1x1 for the 2 side light windows.

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    South End Landmark District Commission
    II. DESIGN REVIEW HEARING 18.1146 SE Herald Street Between Harrison and Albany Proposed Work: Install wheelchair ramps 18.1305 SE 18 Concord Square Proposed Work: At garden level, replace two wood 1 over 1 windows with 2 fiberglass 2 over 2 windows. 18.1160 SE 64 East Brookline Street Proposed Work: At front façade, replace front awning with new, metal awning.
    https://www.boston.gov

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Wednesday, June 6, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Landscape Pests and Problems Walkabout

Get some hands-on experience scouting and identifying landscape diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic problems on Wednesday, June 6 from 5 – 7 pm. Join Tawny Simisky, Extension Entomologist and Russ Norton, Horticulture and Agriculture Extension Educator, for a walk through the Heritage Museums & Gardens landscape as they discuss and demonstrate how to put IPM practices to work efficiently and examine some of the most common pest and cultural problems of woody ornamentals. Dress for walking; workshop held rain or shine. Bring a clipboard, pencil and hand lens if possible. Preregistration required as space is limited; the cost is $50. Heritage Museums & Gardens is located at 67 Grove Street in Sandwich. Register online at https://ag.umass.edu/landscape/events/landscape-pests-problems-walkabout-insects-cultural-problems

    Wednesday, June 6, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Landscape Pests and Problems Walkabout
    Get some hands-on experience scouting and identifying landscape diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic problems on Wednesday, June 6 from 5 - 7 pm. Join Tawny Simisky, Extension Entomologist and Russ Norton, Horticulture and Agriculture Extension Educator, for a walk through the Heritage Museums & Gardens landscape as they discuss and demonstrate how to put IPM practices to work efficiently and examine some of the most common pest and cultural problems of woody ornamentals.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Wednesday, May 30, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Historic Estates and Gardens Landscape Tour

Historic New England and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society team up to present a spring landscape tour of historic estates and gardens on Wednesday, May 30 from 9 – 3. The schedule is as follows:

    Wednesday, May 30, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Historic Estates and Gardens Landscape Tour
    Historic New England and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society team up to present a spring landscape tour of historic estates and gardens on Wednesday, May 30 from 9 - 3. The schedule is as follows: 9:00 a.m: Explore the grounds of the 1793 Lyman Estate and the history of its greenhouses in a tour led by plant expert and Greenhouses Manager Lynn Ackerman.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Wednesday, May 30, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Esplanade Tree Care Management and Succession Plan Presentation

Over the last several years, the Esplanade Association has focused its efforts heavily on the health of the park’s more than 1,700 trees. In fall 2017, EA worked in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and a project consultant (Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture) to draft a comprehensive Esplanade Tree Care Management and Succession Plan. The plan will build on the existing 2015 tree inventory to create a multi-year maintenance and planting plan, ensuring a healthy tree canopy for future generations. The Garden Club of the Back Bay contributed to the inventory of trees. The Association is delighted to present the draft of this plan for your review and comment. Please join us on Wednesday, May 30 from 5:30pm to 6:30 pm at Fisher College’s Alumni Hall to learn more and share your feedback. RSVP to info@esplanadeassociation.org. Rendering by Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture, Inc.

    Wednesday, May 30, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Esplanade Tree Care Management and Succession Plan Presentation
    Over the last several years, the Esplanade Association has focused its efforts heavily on the health of the park's more than 1,700 trees. In fall 2017, EA worked in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and a project consultant (Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture) to draft a comprehensive Esplanade Tree Care Management and Succession Plan.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Friday, June 1, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Identifying Ferns of the Arnold Arboretum

Considering its size and location New England has a relatively rich flora of ferns and fern allies (clubmosses, spikemosses, and quillworts). While it is possible to see almost all these species somewhere in the state of Massachusetts, several can be found at the Arnold Arboretum. Fern specialist Jacob Suissa will teach the anatomy, reproduction, and key identifying characters that will help you to identify the ferns and fern allies of the Arboretum and New England. Participants will begin indoors at the Arboretum’s Weld Hill Research Building with a lecture and then move outdoors to Hemlock Hill and Bussey Brook for a fern foray. Dress for indoor and outdoor learning. The class will take place Friday, June 1, from 2 – 5 (originally scheduled for June 3, so take note.) Fee $40 Arboretum member, $50 nonmember. Register at http://my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.

    Friday, June 1, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Identifying Ferns of the Arnold Arboretum
    Considering its size and location New England has a relatively rich flora of ferns and fern allies (clubmosses, spikemosses, and quillworts). While it is possible to see almost all these species somewhere in the state of Massachusetts, several can be found at the Arnold Arboretum.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

33 hours ago

Sunday, June 3, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Bristol County Open Day

The Garden Conservancy’s 2018 Open Day in Bristol County will take place Sunday, June 3 from 10 – 4. Admission to each garden is $7. For complete information visit https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule/bristol-county-ma-open-day

    Sunday, June 3, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Bristol County Open Day
    The Garden Conservancy's 2018 Open Day in Bristol County will take place Sunday, June 3 from 10 - 4. Admission to each garden is $7. For complete information visit https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule/bristol-county-ma-open-day Visit landscape designer Andrew Grossman's display garden at 393 Fall River Avenue in Seekonk (pictured below).
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

40 hours ago

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Concerts in the Courtyard

Central Library – 700 Boylston St., Boston MA 02116

    Boston Public Library
    Established in 1848, by an act of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts, the Boston Public Library (BPL) was the first large free municipal library in the United States. Today, the Boston Public Library system includes a Central Library, twenty-four branches, a map center, a business library, and a website filled with digital content.
    http://www.bpl.org

2 days ago

Oochworld

Central Library – 700 Boylston St., Boston MA 02116

    Boston Public Library
    Established in 1848, by an act of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts, the Boston Public Library (BPL) was the first large free municipal library in the United States. Today, the Boston Public Library system includes a Central Library, twenty-four branches, a map center, a business library, and a website filled with digital content.
    http://www.bpl.org

2 days ago

Jazz Concert with the Polar Vortex Ensemble

Central Library – 700 Boylston St., Boston MA 02116

    Boston Public Library
    Established in 1848, by an act of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts, the Boston Public Library (BPL) was the first large free municipal library in the United States. Today, the Boston Public Library system includes a Central Library, twenty-four branches, a map center, a business library, and a website filled with digital content.
    http://www.bpl.org

2 days ago

Saturday, May 26, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon – Osterville Garden Club Annual Plant and Bake Sale

Spring comes just a little later on the Cape. The Osterville Garden Club will hold its Annual Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 26 on the lawn of the Osterville Village Library, Wianno Avenue, from 9 – noon. Please note the rain date of Sunday, May 27, just in case!  You will find a wide selection of plants and baked goods, plus gently-used gardening supplies, available for purchase. For more information email ostervillegardenclub@gmail.com.

    Saturday, May 26, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon - Osterville Garden Club Annual Plant and Bake Sale
    Spring comes just a little later on the Cape. The Osterville Garden Club will hold its Annual Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 26 on the lawn of the Osterville Village Library, Wianno Avenue, from 9 - noon. Please note the rain date of Sunday, May 27, just in case!
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Friday, June 1 – Saturday, June 2 – Invasiveness of Intra-continental Exotic Plants in New England: Implications for Assisted Migration

The New England Botanical Club will host an away meeting in western Massachusetts on June 1 and 2. Field trips are being planned for both Friday and Saturday to botanical hot spots around the Northampton area. On Friday afternoon-evening, there will be a reception and open house at the Smith College Botanic Garden in Northampton from 4-6PM, followed by a lecture by Dr. Gretel Clarke, Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College, on Invasiveness of intra-versus inter-continental exotic plants in New England: Implications for Assisted Migration.  On Saturday, there will be two workshops:

    Friday, June 1 - Saturday, June 2 - Invasiveness of Intra-continental Exotic Plants in New England: Implications for Assisted Migration
    The New England Botanical Club will host an away meeting in western Massachusetts on June 1 and 2. Field trips are being planned for both Friday and Saturday to botanical hot spots around the Northampton area.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Monday, May 28, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Iris Show: The Name of the Game

Spend your Memorial Day afternoon by admiring and smelling the numerous beautiful irises and seeing which ones have won an award. The theme of The Name Game refers to the unique, creative name that each iris is given when it is introduced for sale. You will be able to vote on your favorite iris and companion plant. There will be a limited number of irises for sale. Floral arrangements inspired by the creative names of the irises will also be judged. The event takes place May 28 from 1 – 4 at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1276 Main Street in Concord, and is free.

    Monday, May 28, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Iris Show: The Name of the Game
    Spend your Memorial Day afternoon by admiring and smelling the numerous beautiful irises and seeing which ones have won an award. The theme of The Name Game refers to the unique, creative name that each iris is given when it is introduced for sale.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Public Improvement Commission hearing

91 Newbury Street – on its northerly side east of Clarendon Street.

207 Newbury Street – on its northerly side west of Exeter Street.

236 Newbury Street – on its southerly side east of Fairfield Street.

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288 Newbury Street – on its southerly side east of Gloucester Street.

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    Public Improvement Commission hearing
    The Public Improvement Commission will hold a hearing on May 24 at 10 a.m. Public Hearing On a joint petition by the City of Boston Transportation Department and MCAF Winthrop LLC for the making of Specific Repairs within Franklin Street, Boston Proper, on its northerly side generally between Hawley Street and Devonshire Street, consisting of the removal of a median island as well as a new tactical plaza including new curbs, pedestrian ramps, planters, public seating, and traffic control devices.
    https://www.boston.gov

2 days ago

Boston Center for the Arts shared PBD Events'...

PBD Events knows how to throw a party! From the tiniest detail to the limitless soft-seating, they know how to transform the #cyclorama. Thank you for your continued support! Purchase your tickets for the BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome today! https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/donate/?dfId=a0n4100000O2aVTAAZ

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