Archive for August, 2010

Good news! This summer the Fenway Civic Association contacted the Fenway Shaws Supermarket to inquire about the possibility of planting new trees to replace the dead ones on Boylston Street. We were pleased with Shaws’ response – new trees will be planted in spring 2011. The Fenway Civic Association also encouraged the supermarket to beautify the tree beds with some flowers.

Here are the existing conditions along Boylston Street. Keep your eyes open for the beautification this spring!


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A town hall forum with State Senator Steve Tolman will be held in the Fenway on Tuesday, August 24th at 6:00 pm.  For all the details, check out or Events page.

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On August 3, 2010, Governor Deval Patrick signed legislation authorizing the city of Boston’s Parks and Recreation Commission to lease certain historic properties, including the Back Bay Fens Duck House, to private entities that will renovate each building and operate food concessions and other services out of the spaces.

The passage of “An Act Authorizing the Boston Parks and Recreation Commission to Lease Certain Real Property” is an exciting step forward in the plans to revitalize this Fenway neighborhood asset.  Check out our Duck House page for more information about this project.

The Governor’s press release can be found here.

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