Boston Common’s Facelift Begins At Brewer Fountain

BOSTON (CBS) – The first phase of the Boston Common facelift kicked off Wednesday with a ceremony at the Brewer Fountain Plaza.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

The huge fountain next to Tremont Street was a gift to Boston in 1868. The city managed to get the water flowing again there last summer

Now, the Friends of the Public Garden plan to renovate the plaza around it.

City Council President Steve Murphy told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 what’s happening in the park is “awesome.”

“Boston Common is a centerpiece to the city. It’s underutilized, but we’re making incremental steps to bringing it back to being part of the fabric of everyday life here,” he said.

The $1.5 million renovation will include planting grass, fixing the pavement, adding tables, and possibly a piano.

Money for the project will come not only from the city, but from a variety of foundations and individuals.

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