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Repaired and Re-opened Fiedler Bridge

Community Boating back in action

August Sunset



NABB Community Service Awards Given to Jackie Royce and Susan Ashbrook

The NABB annual meeting was held at Fisher College on Wednesday, September 22 (click here to view a recording of the meeting).  Remarks were made by NABB Chair Elliott Laffer and State Representative Jay D. Livingstone.  Nancy Gertner, NABB Secretary, read the slate of proposed officers and directors who were subsequently voted in to office.

Presented by Michael McCord, Jackie Royce was honored with the Paul Prindle Community Leadership Award. Elisabeth Morris accepted the award on Jackie’s behalf. Michael noted Jackie’s efforts with the Green Committee and other Boston organizations which are educating the public and taking action to end the negative effects of climate change. Back Bay and planet earth both have Jackie to thank for her efforts.

Lauren Thomas presented the Mary Natale Citizenship Award to Susan Ashbrook for her long standing work with many NABB committees and events. In particular, Susan was an early advocate for the Clarendon Street Playground and has served in NABB leadership.

Susan has also taken leadership positions with the Garden Club and the Gibson House. Her many contributions have made the Back Bay a better place for us all.

Dedication for the Paul and Sue Prindle Tree
On Thursday, June 17, many gathered with well wishes on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall to celebrate the dedication of a tree to Sue Prindle and her late husband, Paul.
Sue and Paul Prindle were instrumental in the early efforts to ensure that the Back Bay is the wonderful neighborhood it is today. Among so many other things, what would the neighborhood look like without the Clarendon Street Playground, and the preservation of the historic architecture of Back Bay buildings on every corner? We have them (and many others) to thank for their hard work and dedication to our neighborhood which has made and continues to make it the active and engaged community it is today.
Simply put, thank you Sue – we appreciate all you have done and continue to do for us!

 NABB video of our accomplishments over our 65 year history.
Watch the video that was presented at our last annual meeting in September 2020. This highlights NABB’s accomplishments over those 65 years. You can view it here.

 NABB office.
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