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Daily Talker: Boston Parks Smoking Ban

Mayor Tom Menino is expected to sign a bill banning smoking in Boston’s public parks. When it takes effect in a few months, anyone violating the ordinance could face a $250 fine.

The Boston Globe reports the ban would include cigarettes, marijuana, and electronic cigarettes in more than 250 parks, squares, cemeteries, and other open spaces managed by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.

11/27/2013

The burl on this tree in Evans Way Park was stolen Oct. 2. (Photo courtesy: Boston Parks and Recreation Dept.)

2 Arrested For Swiping Valuable Tree Parts From Boston Parks

Two men were arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing valuable pieces of trees from city parks.

10/03/2012

Photo Credit: Nantucket Beach Chairs Co.

DCR Beaches, Wading Pools & Camp Grounds Open For Business

Massachusetts officials are gearing up for the state of the summer recreation season.

05/26/2012

(Photo: New England Aquarium) credit: The Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank/ S. Cheng

Family Fun Guide To The Boston Waterfront

Perhaps one of the best places to take children in Boston is to the Waterfront. With multiple well-known attractions, and a number of lesser-known surprises, you can easily fill a multi-day vacation in this part of the city alone.

CBS Boston–06/17/2011

(credit: mass.gov)

DCR’s Park Passport Program Expands

Getting a passport can lead to travels far and wide, and that’s just what the Department of Conservation and Recreation is hoping as it expands its park passport program.

02/17/2011

(credit: AP)

Gov. Patrick Proposes To Shrink Drug-Free School Zone

A proposal by Gov. Deval Patrick to shrink the drug-free zone around Massachusetts schools is drawing fire from police and prosecutors who say they need the 1,000-foot area and the tougher prison terms that go with it.

01/28/2011