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2013 - Issue 3 - Summer

Boston Common - Niche Media - A side of Boston that's anything but common.

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FROM THE PUBLISHER The gracious and lovely Allison Williams celebrated her cover with us at Bond at The Langham hotel. ABOVE: With Daniel Donahue and Scott Grigelevich from The Lenox Hotel. LEFT: Roche Bobois's Northeast General Manager Pierre Berardo partnered with us for an event celebrating the brand's new spring fashion-inspired home designs. We were hard at work on this issue when two bombs ripped apart the vibrant neighborhood where our office sits. As we collected ourselves in the aftermath of this devastating tragedy, we were buoyed by the immediate response of our fellow citizens. The world may have seen Boston's resolve for the first time, but we saw what we already knew to be true: This city is full of people who run toward trouble to help without a second thought. As our team returned to our Boylston Street office nearly 10 days after the bombings, we took heart from the sight of the neighborhood getting back to its feet. While we mourned the loss and injury of our fellow Bostonians, we were happy to see The Lenox Hotel reopen to guests after days of feeding law enforcement investigators, watch the windows go back up at Marathon Sports, and see the initial reconstruction take place at Forum restaurant. As the Back Bay continues to recover, the city hasn't forgotten The One Fund Boston, and we were proud to see benefit events take shape soon after April 15. Todd English and Abby Gray hosted a Boston Heals Party at Olivia Browning and at Olives in Charlestown to raise money for The One Fund a week after the bombings. In May, chefs Ken Oringer and Ming Tsai united a group of their peers to start Boston Bites Back, a culinary event at Fenway Park, which kept raising money until the end of May through auctions on its website. And on May 30 some of our best performers came home for the Boston Strong benefit concert featuring Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block, Carole King, James Taylor, and more artists at TD Garden. All proceeds went to The One Fund. Follow me on Facebook at Even this issue's cover star, and on Kenny Chesney, is giving back to the city with the Spread the Love fund, whose proceeds go directly to Boston Medical Center and other local hospitals to help victims with traumatic injuries. In addition to Chesney making a sizable donation of his own, all of the proceeds from the sales of his single "Spread the Love" on iTunes and from T-shirts emblazoned with the slogan will go to the fund. We can't wait to see him play at Gillette Stadium in August, and we are comforted by the fact that so many people, here and from afar, have kept Boston in their thoughts over these past few months. Here's to a bright and beautiful summer. GLEN KELLEY 22 PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARC DELEY (ROCHE BOBOIS); MICHAEL BLANCHARD (WILLIAMS, RUSSIAN STANDARD, LENOX HOTEL) With the Russian Standard girls at Bond. BOSTONCOMMON-MAGAZINE.COM 022_BC_FOB_PubLtr_Summer13.indd 22 6/7/13 5:34 PM

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