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The 43rd Annual Boston Pride Parade: An Insider’s View

This past week, Boston celebrated Boston Pride Week 2013, an annual event that embraces Boston’s diverse culture and fosters respect for and engagement in the LGBT community. I was invited to walk in the 43rd Annual Boston Pride Parade this year with a group from MSCPA–Angell. This was my first… Continue Reading

Making The Most out of Memorial Day without leaving The Hub

When over 27 inches of snow blanketed the Boston area during the February blizzard, my mantra became “Memorial Day weekend will be here before we know it!” Much shoveling, and only 9 short weeks later, it’s finally upon us. Adventuring to coastal Maine, Cape Cod and Nantucket for some fun… Continue Reading

 

Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger

  Relaxing out in Copley Square ranks pretty high up there as one of our favorite activities, but the heady spring air and Red Sox season has got us wanting to get up and go! That’s why we’re so thrilled to take on our Social Responsibility committee’s challenge to participate… Continue Reading

Earth Hour: It’s the Right Thing to Do

  The Westin Copley Place’s commitment to green initiatives can be seen across the hotel – from our recycling efforts to repurposing used soap, to our reduction of water consumption by 25 million gallons since 2010.  To us, doing the right thing is the way we do business, not only… Continue Reading

 

Shipping off to Boston – St. Patrick’s Day style!

If you can’t make it to Ireland, consider St. Patrick’s Day in Boston — similar to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, or Cinco de Mayo in Mexico, THIS is the big party!  (Almost as exciting as opening day for the Red Sox!)  There’s plenty to do and see, and of course,… Continue Reading

 

A Little Loco Flavor in The Hub: Best Bets for Cinco De Mayo

The fifth of May, or Cinco de Mayo, is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. Instead of spending an entire vacation budget for a flight… Continue Reading

Spring into Spring This Weekend at Haru Matsuri

  To commemorate the Centennial of the original gift of cherry trees from Japan to Washington, D.C. in 1912, a number of events will take place in various cities across the U.S. this spring. In Boston, “Haru Matsuri Boston 2012” will be held on Sunday, April 29th as a part… Continue Reading

 

Surprise your Secretaries

They are our Secretaries, our Administrative Professionals, and the people who help us in our daily work tasks. This year, treat them to lunch at Boston’s Premier Sustainable Seafood Restaurant located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay–at Turner Fisheries, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116 Reserve your table online… Continue Reading

Five Awesome Spots to Catch the Boston Marathon

Every year, Bostonians from Back Bay to Hopkinton look forward to the third Monday in April, as a day of celebration – and heartbreak – for the famous Boston Marathon. Conveniently held on Patriots’ Day, a civic holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord that started… Continue Reading