As part of the Boston Landmarks Commission's celebration of the the month of May 2013 as "Preservation Month," NABB's Neighborhood Forum this month is on The History of the Commonwealth Avenue Mall and Its Unique Role as the Green Axis of the Back Bay. The forum will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the French Cultural Center, which is located at 53 Marlborough Street. Click here for more details.
The Green Committee is sharing neighbors' stories of how they are greening the city. Click here to see how easily you can make a difference in the greening of our city and the world, and send us your stories as well so that all of us can make a difference! Remember, every contribution counts, and every story should be told.
Stroll down beautiful high-end retail destination Newbury Street or Boylston Street, and you are likely to see evidence of a long-term problem that has bedeviled the Graffiti NABBers for nearly six years: street fixtures that are defaced with graffiti, stickers, stencils, flyers, posters, expired signage, tape, string, wire, and gum. This illegal vandalism makes even a beautiful part of the city look like a blighted area.
The Commonwealth Avenue Mall Committee
(a joint committee of the Friends of the Public Garden and the Neighborhood
Association of the Back Bay) is restoring a block of the Commonwealth Avenue
State Representatives and NABB submit comments on the potential impacts of the Copley Place Expansion Project
State Representatives Martha M. ("Marty") Walz and Byron Rushing have filed legislation which, if enacted into law, would limit new shadows on certain parks, such as Copley Square and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, to one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset at any time of year. This legislation will protect important open spaces while still allowing for appropriate commercial growth.